Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

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Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2
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Wed, 08-17-2011 - 12:47pm

It's a nice thought, a nice campaign sound bite, but I don't think it's realistic.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 2:24pm

We have park and rides too and also car pools that you can belong to, sadly my landlord does not have a car pool I can join and I don't have a car so we have to take the bus or ask the neighbor for help.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 2:32pm
In England my family didn't own a car either it wasn't necessary. When I went back to England I was surprised how many cars there were.
The regular railway service had deteriorated too since it was privatized.... 'Thank you' PM Thatcher.

 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 2:49pm

It is cheaper for me to fly to Stockholm then it is to take the train

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 3:15pm

Living down in Pierce country, we had our light rail up first. It's very nice. If you going to the show down town, we park at the Tacoma Dome station (LOTS OF FREE PARKING) and ride the light rain into down town. They are working on the Sounder now starting in Lakewood & then up north. Really I think we need it from Olympia so the state employees can use it (decloding I-5 & once it's open to UofDub those students should be riding the light rail)

Being a commerical driver, the only problem I see with these electric cars is their not build for a accident. I would be worried about that {I'm thinking of the smart cars I think} might as well as drop the car & your crummped body right into the ground.

I have a Mazda Prot 5. I've been forced off the I-5 & I-90 by semi's in it. It's a darn good thing I KNOW what I am doing. When it happened on I-90, the Washington State Patrol told me when they have seen cars forced into the meduim, they usaslly find dead bodies & what they found was me one very ticked off bus driver who not only chased the semi down once but a second time & that driver got 2 tickets. {WSP made the mistake of having this jerks driver's license even tho it was upside down I was able to read it & had gotten the company name/phone # off the side of the truck} and once I was sent on my way I called this jerk's boss & blasted him for hiring such a jerk. Told him he's darn lucky it was me & not a soccar mom, because if it was a soccar mom we would of been talking wrongful death suit. He wanted to know how I was able to deal with driving in meduim so well, told him I was CDL bus driver. See the difference?

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 4:49pm

No the reason they stop working with

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 4:51pm

That's one thing I miss in the US is having a convenient train system. In London that was my main means of travel.

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 5:07pm
*Sigh*
It was Texas oil fields that changed the history for the
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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 5:38pm
*Sigh* It was Texas oil fields that changed the history for the
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Registered: 12-16-2004
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 5:47pm

Cause I don't have a car,

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 7:49pm
Electric cars could be scary when there is a power outage. In the suburbs of Chicago this summer there were several outages lasting not hours, but days as in 5-7.
An electric car isn't going to get anyone to work when that happens.

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