OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Wed Aug 31 14:32:10 MDT 2005


On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 at 14:14 -0600, Grant Shipley wrote:
> I just had to vent and I know the PLUG loves OT conversations. :)
> 
> http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/31/news/gas_prices/index.htm
> 
> Does our government not realize this is killing the average American?
> Has the president even made a comment about how this is hurting
> families?  Or -- maybe they don't care as they get money from the oil
> and auto companies to get them elected and tax the crap of out gas to
> pay their salary?  Or maybe its because they have state owned cars
> where they don't have to pay for gas?
> 
> We can put a man on the moon.
> We can send a probe to land on mars.
> We can invent nuclear weapons.
> We can fly in the air.
> We can cure most medical problems.
> We can now communicate instantly anywhere in the world.
> We can watch live sporting events from anywhere in the world.
> 
> Then why in the hell can't I get more than 30mpg in my car?  Maybe
> something bigger is at play here ........

I recommend we not go here. I do have two words to say to all the people
who hate everything about the oil/iraq situation: nuclear power.

If this flame war gets out of hand I promise to remove the list
reply-to.

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