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We will Never Agree on Politics but Gas-Hell Yes!

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Gas prices are steadily climbing.  We are at $3.89 per gallon here  I hope Bush is happy.  I am beginning to see many people who are having to choose between buying gas and their groceries or medicines.  This is a very sad time in America.    Mass transit needs to beefed up everywhere.  I haven't ever been able to understand why the US didn't work harder on mass transit back in the 80's and 90's.  In other countries their mass transit gets more priority than ours does. Back in the 80's when I was stationed in Germany, we were paying more for gasoline than anything.  They were selling it by the liter there. I got on one of those super fast trains in Korea and traveled 700 miles in about 4-5 hours.  We need that here and don't tell me about AMTRAK.  If the housing market rights itself and gas prices start falling, we may have a chance.  In the mean time, I am just holding onto my pennies because they are worth more than 1 cent and am praying for a 2 cylinder car that will fold up into a suitcase with wheels.

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spy153Comment by spy153 - May 26, 2008, 12:26 pm
LOL! I want that jetson car myself. I, too, feel they should have beefed up the mas transits in our country. Where I live, there is no mass transit (subway, trollie carts, buses and only one taxi!) at all. To my understanding, someone tried it out a few decades ago and it didn't take off., so it was tanked. I wonder if someone here could reinstate those efforts with some government backup now that things are so bad. It would be a community service, would it not? What do you think?
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Comment by MeFirstYouLast - May 26, 2008, 1:35 pm
Do you realize the oiol companies make less then $0.08 cents a gallon? Those Congress people you love have added $0.040 cents a gallon to the price. $0.40 cents a gallon because of the congress people you voted in office! What does Bush have to do with the price of gas? He is supposed to magically make something appear that has been blocked for years? It is the US Congress, who has for years, at the bid the environmental left, refused to take any positive action for 40 years? Forty years of blocking the building of refineries, forty years of restriction upon restriction, preventing oil drilling off shore. Who voted those losers into office, and keep them there? YOU????? Meanwhile, Canada, South America, even Russie, is out there building new oil wells faster then you can find the wilderness in Alaska on a map. There are billions of barrels of oil available off the coasts of California and Florda. Started years ago, you would have them now! Lower gas prices mean lower tax dollars out of your pocket. For forty years the environmental leftist have blocked even a single well. Yet hundreds of well off the coast of Louisiana have been there for years, and increased the environment around them. Missing mass transit? You could of had it, but we must not interfer with the procreation of rats, pidgeons, and spiders. We have been conditioned to NOT build something, rather then build something. The new scientific advancement is WiFi, yet a left winf group in Sante Fe is suing the city to remove all WiFi connections in the city. They claim it hurts their butts. So the citizens of the whole US is going to be blocked because a few have butt pains. Since this started in 2008, will you jump on the sheep train and now blame Bush for removal and death of WifI? You blame oil, with zero proof, lets blame Bush for the loss of WiFi with zero proof. BTW, I don't like Bush, I just don't hold my finger up in the air and point it at the coolest direction!
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time*treatComment by time*treat - May 26, 2008, 2:11 pm
Many years ago (1930s-40s) the big auto makers, oil cos, & tire cos got together and bought up the street car companies. After WWII, people sprawled out into the suburbs. Mass transit works best in areas of high population density. There are alternative fuel vehicle "kits" out there, but you have to research them, unless you want to go for a hybrid.
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spy153Comment by spy153 - May 26, 2008, 2:29 pm
Mefirst, those environmentalist ---as much as a I disagree with them--- are actually out to protect OUR environment. We can have all the gas in the world, but it will not make a bit of difference if we are dying from no oxygen in the air, polluted water, and as a result no or mutated vegetable life.
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jackpotismineComment by jackpotismine - May 26, 2008, 2:44 pm
They could manufacture cars that run on water but what's the profit in that? We don't need gas for cars. They tell us we need it so we believe it.
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LittleoldladyComment by Littleoldlady - May 26, 2008, 7:40 pm
That .08 cents a gallon adds up to 68 billion dollars in PROFIT per quarter. My, my..they could give up half of their profit and still make billions.. The government put that tax on gas to help pay for the highways that we drive on. They couldn't possibly keep up the infrastructure without that tax. The money actually goes back to the states for highway improvements. No, I didn't vote for Bush..he scared me.
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Comment by Gentlespirit - May 26, 2008, 8:13 pm
I hate to tell you this folks, but gas is going to go higher!!! Europeans have been paying higher prices for gas waaaay before us!!! I don't know what this world is coming too! Everything is becoming more expensive. I went to the supermarket today, and I was very very careful about what went into my shopping cart. No more impulse buying...necessities only!!!
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - May 26, 2008, 8:22 pm
The hourly workers in this country are going to need higher wages to compensate. Thats all their is to it.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - May 26, 2008, 8:43 pm
The irony is that here in Lee County they'll be cutting down on public transportation because of the expense and low profit.
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ThinkComment by Think - May 26, 2008, 9:30 pm
Try not to buy imported products because it takes alot of fuel to get them here. There are more hidden costs in import products than the wastefull amount of fuel though.

Myself I set a daily mileage quota. In the last 6 days I have aloted myself 75 Miles of driving but I have managed to go only 51 miles. Since I am out less I also find that I am saving money by not making so many stupid impulse purchases. I intend to max out at 87.5 miles per week. Back in 2002 I usually did about 210 miles per week and I would make powerball trips. Maybe I am lucky though because I can leave my car sit and walk to the bus stop from here.

I also checked that "lowest gas in zipcode" link posted in another blog and found out we are paying 20 cents more per gallon here than they are in Beverly Hills 90210! Our unemployment rate is also higher than downstate (Detroit) too...go figure. It looks like it will be 4.39/9 here pretty quick. It has been 4.25 since last wednesday.
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Comment by MeFirstYouLast - May 27, 2008, 10:35 am
I saw a comment that without environmentalist, we woulld have no oxygen. Another scare tactic with no proof. Every time a group of scientist all agree on something, they are wrong. The first thing I want to know is, who is paying for that research? They are all guessing, nothing more. Additionally, do you really think that the Saudi, Russians, and Vensuela leaders care about your oxygen claim???? They will deplete everything, and we will pay thrrough the tail for it. Besides all that, I can't see how and oil rig 10 miles off the coast of Florida is going to take away any oxygen. It hasn't happened in Louisan, and the riggers are even smart now. Fear only gets you $10.00 a gallon! If our fore fathers had the panic inclination you have, they would have sat hidden in their himes and watched opportunty fly through the country. I'll go into the stupid regetion of nuclear power at another time. Chine is building nuclear plants as fast as they can. Then again, they don't have to crumble to useless evaluations.

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