OT - Gas to hit 4.00
charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Thu Jun 5 20:30:13 MDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 08:00:04PM -0600, Andy Bradford wrote:
> Thus said Charles Curley on Wed, 04 Jun 2008 16:19:59 MDT:
> > The only questions are who is surprised at this, and which hole in the
> > sand did they have their heads in? (Probably an exclusive diet of
> > American media.)
> Apparently there are a lot of people surprised by it... why else would
> public figures and their followers petition congress for a solution when
> prices get ``too high'' or at ``critical levels''? As if price controls
> is something that congress should be involved in.
Yeah. I think it was HL Mencken who said that no-one ever went broke
underestimating the intelligence of the American people.
> > I'm going to keep right on driving my Suburban for the nonce.
> I hope you do keep driving it. If you start curbing your demand for
> gasoline, then we may never arrive at an alternative energy
> source. :-)
Oh, I doubt it. I drive less than 7,000 miles a year, and that
includes a recent expedition to the San Juan Islands. I knew 20 years
ago this was coming and have prepared for it.
> Maybe once the prices get high enough, someoe will seriously consider
> developing an alternative since the profits will certainly be worth it
There are alternatives in the works now.
> > And if McCain gets elected, expect it to go up faster than if Obama
> > gets elected.
> So, if the pain comes more slowly its better? It would seem to me that
> the end results of the policies implemented by the ``ruling class''
> don't differ much. Sure, they may have superficial differences when they
> are sold to the public --- assuming the public even has any say in the
> matter --- that lead many to believe that there is a major partisan
> division, but is there really that much difference in the end?
No, not really. They agree on the "right" of the state to boss us
around. They differ only in the niggling details.
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