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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:19 AM
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You and Your Slaves
(a fasinating look at how much energy we use on a daily basis)

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2011/05/05/EnergySlaves/

In 2009 a British family living in a four-bedroom house became the subject of a subversive energy experiment about modern slavery.

While the foursome flicked on gadgets one Sunday with the abandon of Roman patricians, an army of volunteers (The Human Power Station) furiously pedalled 100 bicycles next door to generate the needed energy.

The unsuspecting family, of course, had no idea they had been unplugged from a power grid fueled largely by fossil fuels.

At the end of the day the slave masters literally dropped their jaws when a BBC television crew introduced them to the exhausted slaves that boiled their tea. (Get this: it took 24 peddlers to heat the oven and 11 cyclists to make two slices of toast.)

>more at link<
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:23 AM
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1. Go solar.
Edited on Fri May-06-11 11:23 AM by slackmaster
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 11:24 AM
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2. which proves that the slaves were lazy...
given a taste of the lash, they could improve on those numbers.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:26 PM
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3. Cool experiment. Fascinating results.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:29 PM
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4. I am the slave.
I work hours and hours each day in order to pay the energy companies the money they demand to provide me with electricity. I pay the rates they determine, whether for gas or electricity.

If I stopped working tomorrow, they would shut off my power.

I am the slave.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 03:03 PM
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5. We all are for the rich. nt
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