OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Wed Aug 31 20:34:39 MDT 2005


Thus said Von Fugal on Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:59:27 MDT:

> * Grant Shipley [Wed, 31 Aug 2005 at 14:54 -0600]
> > I also realize people in other countries (australia for example) can
> > get  anwhere very  fast  via public  transportation  which makes  it
> > feasible for them. Something we are not good at.
>
> And we'll  get good at it,  too, as necessitated by  higher and higher
> gas prices.

I seriously hope not. Public transportation fits right into plank number
6 of the  communist manifesto. Is it true that  most countries that have
``good''  public transportation  are  also to  a  large exent  socialist
countries? Or at least heading towards socialism?

It would seem to me that socialists would hate the automobile because of
the freedom it provides the owner. I  suppose you could argue that a car
requires care, maintenance,  etc... but since when  does owning anything
mean it doesn't involve responsibility?

Andy
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