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Old 05-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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German experimentation

Germany lost WW-I because of a shortage of fuel and rubber.Ultimately,Germany would also loose WW-II because of a shortage of fuel and rubber.In light of the glowing predictions of I.G.Farbenindustrie A.G.'s ability to produce synthetic fuel and rubber from Ruhr Valley coal,some who saw through the scam may have felt a technological imperative to allow the Fatherland to stretch out its limited resources in times of questionable bounty.Rommel weeped for the lack of gasoline which caused his defeat in North Africa and the end of his march towards the Suez,Persian Gulf,and Caspian Sea.The same streamlining may give us a little wiggle room as we negotiate $126/barrel oil.
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