They've been curbed. Who can afford to go anywhere or buy anything?
We HAVE to do something about our dependence on oil. Americans are still stuck in the '60s when it comes to buying vehicles. The best selling vehicle in this country is a Ford F 150 pickup truck which gets a combined city/highway fuel economy of 16 mpg. That is terrible. And you still see people driving big SUVs everywhere. We need to start building (and buying) smaller, more fuel efficient cars and more development of hybrids and alternative energy sources. Some people say drill for more oil. Some people say we have enough oil here to last another 100 years. So what then, we muck up the environment so the oil companies can make their huge profits and we have the same problems all over again in the future?
If I had a dollar for every jagoff on 224 who drives a huge, 15 MPG SUV by himself, well then I could buy the LA Dodgers.
The gas prices aren't that high . Crack dealers in Youngstown are still justa cruzin with those big cars sporting fancy wheels . This may be the time for the rest of us to go Amish and get a buggy . . .. Plenty of vacant lots abound to pasture the horses . . ..
What does Al Gore drive?Global warming continues to be the hottest (excuse me) topic in letters to the editor at the Idaho Statesman. Richard Renstrom of Caldwell wrote this one published in today's paper:
I live in a 1,500-square-foot home. Al Gore lives in a 10,000-square-foot home. My electric bill is $26 per month. Al Gore's bill is $1,200. My electricity comes from non-carbon hydro power. Gore's comes from a coal-fired power plant. I drive a 40 mpg Toyota Camry. Gore drives a 10 mpg Ford Expedition.
I do not own a swimming pool. Al Gore spends $500 a month on natural gas to heat his swimming pool.
I haven't been on an airplane in 40 years. Gore regularly flies on a plane that consumes 10,000 gallons of fossil fuel to get him from coast to coast. I walk 1,500 miles each year. From the looks of Gore's waistline, he doesn't walk at all.
Sorry to say but more American drilling will not bring the prices down. As long as oil and gas are on the stock market, traders will manipulate prices to their benefit. Government needs to place caps on the people who trade. Why are traders who have no ties to oil processing allowed to buy and sell oil on the electronic market?
The only countries on this planet with stable oil and gas prices have nationalized their oil and gas industries.
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