Re: 35 cent tax on each gallon of gas sold.

Posted by Uncle Al on Feb 19, 2004 at 09:53

Re: 35 cent tax on each gallon of gas sold. (paul)

If efficient use of gasoline were any priority at all, there would not be SUVs. Traffic lights would be synchronized. The real world policy is maximum consumption plus user fees, not conservation.

One one MX/Peacekeeper MIRV launch deploys 10 W87 nuclear warheads of 300 kilotons each. (Hiroshima was about 13 kt). Uncle Al proposes thermonuclear ablation and vitrification of the Kaaba in Mecca. If you want to reason with a mule you begin by getting its attention. The the other nine warheads target the remaining nine largest cities in Arabia.

Cairo, Egypt 7,764,700
Tehran, Iran 7,722,900
Baghdad, Iraq 4,948,300
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 3,627,700
Jiddah, Saudi Arabia 2,674,000
Mashhad, Iran 2,040,700
Aleppo (Halab), Syria 1,891,900
Damascus, Syria 1,803,700
Sana'a, Yemen 1,653,300
Wake up call 34,127,200

There will be extra credit for crunching nearby urban areas. Cairo is big, but urban Cairo is much bigger: 15,546,100. Diplomacy will proceed at its usual sluggish pace after the rules of engagement are thereby established.

Simple problems invariably possess simple solutions. If Rome bothers you, overthrow it.

Uncle Al
(Do something naughty to physics)

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