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Old Jun 21st 2009, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: What are you reading?

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Originally Posted by Americano View Post
As I recall the US military is the single largest consumer of petroleum products for fuel in the US, the US itself being by far the largest consumer country of oil.
Since this is the "What are you reading?" thread, this issue reminds me of the Dune series by Frank Herbert - where 'spice' is a euphemism for oil - highly addictive, highly desired and comes from one big desert in one unique place.

The rise of the religious fanatics that are empowered by control of the physical place where spice comes from is also notable here. I'd say our international private oil companies represent the Guild, not CHOAM.
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