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1,164 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think Brazil is more advanced than the United States, since they have eliminated their need for foreign oil?
Everything there is run by hydroelectricity, sugarcane and the sun. If they can do it with less money and fewer scientists than the US has, can`t America start to do the same?


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15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 1:47:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
In fuel terms, yes. But in general, no.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 3:32:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
In that sense, yes.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 3:40:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow I didn't know this....GO Brazil!!!

PS- Have you got a link Kiki?

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 5:13:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/16/2006 3:40:47 PM newtownninja wrote:
Wow I didn't know this....GO Brazil!!! PS- Have you got a link Kiki?

Do you even need to ask?

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/0...

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 5:15:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Kiki? With links? No way.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 5:19:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
NO! They don't have anywhere close to as many people as we do. Its gonna be easier for them to convert. I mean we've known how to do most of the technology they have for years, we just don't have the money, time, or want to, to change it. (Damn oil companies!)
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/16/06 - 10:20:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
They do have close to as many people as us! They have about 2/3 the population of the US shoved in their country.

We have the money, because it would cost less in the long run (in many aspects). It's more making the technology so available that everyone will buy the new items.

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 3:07:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ecologically?
Sorta kinda yea.
Technologically?
No.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/25/06 - 5:54:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, there's just a lot dumber. You'll see in about 50 years.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/3/06 - 12:37:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well as far as hydro electricity, obviously you can't supply the entire U.S with hydro as it requires the right local geography for a big dam.

And I don't see how you're going to make up the difference with sugarcane and solar power.

If it were that easy it would have been done years ago.

Brazil's geography would be much different, there lifestyle would also be different and I still suspect they use at least SOME oil.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/3/06 - 1:06:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/3/2006 12:37:59 PM Tasdavil wrote:
If it were that easy it would have been done years ago.... and I still suspect they use at least SOME oil.

The innocence of youth!

Brazil is self sufficiant in oil, that means they can produce alll the oil they need.

I don't know if the USA could match that because their industrial consumption is much higher and there is little inclination to change that or to seek alternative sources of power at the price of increased cost.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/5/06 - 2:14:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oh yeah, any time you can reduce or eliminate dependency on another nation's product you've taken a step further into advancement, which is a large part independence. I don't buy that the U.S. can't do this. I think there's a corporate greed issue, somebody is getting rich.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/5/06 - 2:14:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
Stone Age mentality.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/5/06 - 2:29:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
It doesn't make them more advanced they just did not have the infrastructure of fossil fuels imbedded in their society which made the transition much easier. Much like the United States in the Industrial Revolution, it was much easier for the U.S. to integrate new technologies than it was for the Old World. This is one of the reasons we became a super power.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Saturday 8/5/06 - 2:49:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
In that way, yeah, otherwise I still thing the US is more advanced.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 8/6/06 - 5:47:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
they still have serious issue of crime rate...

But so does the US, in a smaller proportion.

15 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Sunday 9/17/06 - 9:45:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes they are in terms of fuel.
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/23/06 - 11:26:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/16/2006 10:20:01 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
They do have close to as many people as us! They have about 2/3 the population of the US shoved in their country. We have the money, because it would cost less in the long run (in many aspects). It's more making the technology so available that everyone will buy the new items.

its not population, but the car-owning population, where the US is by far higher. And although it may be cheaper in the long run, the initial investment would be huge for the companies and individuals who would need new cars.

even then, they may be ahead of us fuel-wise, and maybe economically (solely in terms of economic independence), but they are not ahead of us culturally, technologically, or in many other ways.

15 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/7/07 - 2:57:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I would have to live there to really know.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 3/11/07 - 5:16:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
In that regard they are more advanced.
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Tuesday 3/20/07 - 7:09:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
The way Brazil does this is by having a much much much higher poverty rate.

In America, there's at *least* 1 car per family. Usually it's more like 1 car per driver.

In Brazil they don't even get close to touching that.

15 yrs ago - Friday 5/11/07 - 11:04:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
How does this happen? Do you think the price of food will go up?

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14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/23/07 - 2:47:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Advanced in certain fields, perhaps

Or maybe just different
Or more environmentally-conscious

14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/30/07 - 6:43:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/16/2006 1:47:42 PM x-nix-x wrote:
In fuel terms, yes. But in general, no.

"More advanced" is a very general term. Poverty rates in Brazil are much higher than in the United States so is the United States "more advanced" than Brazil because they have a lower poverty rate?
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 12/30/07 - 6:47:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
The only reason the US isn't is because the oil companies are so powerful here. Every time a viable alternative fuel source is presented, the oil companies buy up the rights to it to silence the idea. They don't like the thought that they might be driven out of business.

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