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Pastimes : The California Energy Crisis - Information & Forum

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To: Ben Wa who wrote (43)2/19/2001 12:03:48 PM
From: hobo  Read Replies (1) of 1715
Deport illegal aliens from California. A smaller population uses less energy. Alternative is to put them on treadmills like hamsters in order to generate electric power.

Be careful, what you wish, it just may come true, in ways you were not expecting.

While I do not disagree that a smaller population would reduce energy demands, defining:

1. who is the "alien"
2. who consumes more energy.
3. who is in the best form to withstand an energy crisis.
4. practical and utilitarian reasons of who depends on who is important, i.e. is illegal labor practical and utilitarian, and do we depend on them more so than they depend on us ?
5. who is (or will be), in position of power to dictate and define some (or all) of the above terms.

Posession of land is 9/10ths of the law. Not to mention that arrogant despots could stick out like sore thumbs.

Got any running shoes ? hamsters may not be the only ones doing the treadmill drill. Before making more "earth moving" statements, it would pay you to check on some simple population statistics around the Western states.

The "J" could very well be put back in Texas, or delete "Baja" from California.

Merely pointing out the ... er... "obvious".
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