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: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:29pm
In parts of the Far East, "night soil" is used to fertilize crops. U.S.military personnel and their dependents used to be advised to NOT eat fresh vegetables or fruits grown locally because of the practice and the possibility of food-borne disease.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:55am

In Sweden your are not allowed to use sewage, aka human poop for fertilizing crops, since

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 12:01pm
1) They didn't intend to sell the Leaf in all of the states at this time, FYI. So, YES, I have seen them 'all over'. MY state is one of the ones that the Leaf is being sold in.

2) Not everyone drives 100 miles to see grandma...or even to go to Vegas. I would assume that those who purchase electric vehicles do so because it fits with their lifestyle. I have NEVER stated that, at this time, such a vehilce would work for everyone.

3) The reporter was using the vehicle for his PERSONAL transportation. All of the reporters/camera crews around here have station owned fleet vehicles that they use.

4) My state is already addressing the electric car issue. They are considering a yearly charge of something like $100 extra when tabs are renewed. That's nothing compared to what people spend on gas in a year!

5) No clue about Jesus. I'm not Christian nor do I believe in 'the rapture'. Our electricity is hydro/wind generated...with tidal being investigated as well. We don't have any coal burning plants here. And, once again (this is getting old), I NEVER stated that electric cars would work for every part of the country. As for battery life & cost:
http://the-grayline.com/2008/11/12/battery-life-in-electric-cars/
http://www.gizmag.com/electric-car-batteries-demonstrate-180000-plus-mile-lifespan/10491/

For use of old batteries that can no longer power a car: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/a-second-life-for-the-electric-car-battery/

Let's see oil spills which destroy the environment...drilling which can destroy ecosystems...oil refinement pollution...emissions that pollute daily...not to mention WARS (like Iraq) where our soldiers are killed...yeah, oil is the better choice....

No the sales do not prove your point because cars, like the Leaf, are not availabe nationwide. Add to that, the Japanese quake & loss of production time...

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 12:04pm
And you've probably heard about "Zoo Doo" from the Woodland Park Zoo. :)

We also have a required food/yard waste disposal pickup which is sold to a local composter/soil maker. And the city recycles all the tree/shrub clippings...and you can get free mulch delivered!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 12:58pm

Walked to the store last night and noticed that gas had jumped from $3.42 a Gal., to $3.75 a gal.

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:13pm
"The oil companies never let a good disaster go to waste."

Ain't that the truth!

 


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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:59pm
They're blaming the jump at the pump on Hurricane Irene. Might affect drilling offshore, refineries, delivery, etc. I agree that there's usually some "reason" for charging more. Funny how that works though, given that they still manage to make significant profits even with the disaster du jour.

I just hope they greed themselves right out of customers.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 2:35pm

Funny how around every single holiday and any bad storms,

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 3:28pm

1) They didn't intend to sell the Leaf in all of the states at this time, FYI. So, YES, I have seen them 'all over'. MY state is one of the ones that the Leaf is being sold in.

Ok...5000 over 7 states hardly seems like they'd be "all over" but I'll take your word for it.

2) Not everyone drives 100 miles to see grandma...or even to go to Vegas. I would assume that those who purchase electric vehicles do so because it fits with their lifestyle. I have NEVER stated that, at this time, such a vehilce would work for everyone.

That's the point.

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Registered: 08-12-2011
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 3:30pm

Do you know what it costs to produce and deliver that gallon of gas?

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