Bachmann: I'll get gas under $2

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Registered: 11-27-2009
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: 03-18-2000
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 2:36pm
I imagine it skirted the lakes. That's an amazing distance to travel.

 


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Registered: 08-12-2011
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 2:37pm

FYI, there are more & more electric cars in my area. I see Nissan Leafs driving all around...but then, we've been focused on using alternative fuel/transportation sources for a while now.

With around 5000 units sold in 7 states, if you're seeing Leafs "all around" you probably live near a Nissan dealership giving test drives. ; )

Many of the cars in the city fleet have been changed over to all-electric.
Politicians pander and really don't have to worry about cost and efficiency.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 2:38pm
I heard of one town giving the does birth control. Better than killing them IMO.

 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:17am

No the biofuel is

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:20am

Ask friends dogs

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:46am
"If you eat any of this, then you have very weird food habits."
LOL Good one. :)

 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:50am

Many forgets that

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:22am

Many in the US think of corn when they hear bio-fuel.

Corn is used as a sweetener instead of sugar in most everything here. One has to read the food labels carefully if you wish to avoid corn syrup. (If I buy cookies or sweets I buy imported ones from Canada, UK, Germany & such.)
The huge factory 'farm' lots feed cattle corn too. If you want to eat meat raised in a pasture it's more expensive.

The Case Against Biofuels:
Probing Ethanol’s Hidden Costs

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/the_case_against_biofuels_probing_ethanols_hidden_costs/2251/


White House Seeks New US Bio-Fuel Industry Not Based on Corn

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/08/white-house-seeks-new-us-bio-fuel-industry-not-based-on-corn-.html

 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:29am

I know. Coca cola made in Sweden is made with beat sugar and not corn sugar

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:42am
Yes. And we heard about out here on the local news too. Made me so sad... :(

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