Good News, Gas Prices are going up:

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Good News, Gas Prices are going up:
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Mon, 04-18-2011 - 12:19pm

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 04-23-2011 - 12:48pm
I already consolidate my trips...but you're right. I'm not going to stop driving when I have to. IF I can take mass transit or carpool, I definitely will. But there are some places even the bus can't get me - like to my doctor's office or to a dentist appt - without taking 2 hours (because of transfers) to get someplace that would take me 5-10 minutes driving & cost me less in gas than it would for the bus fare. Same for grocery shopping.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sat, 04-23-2011 - 1:02pm

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Registered: 10-27-2008
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 10:34am

You stated.

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 11:43am
My use of 'suffer' was correct, thank you. The point I was making was that higher gasoline prices could have a much larger effect (numbers-wise) than freeway fatalities.

Gasoline prices most assuredly affect the price of any products that are shipped from other areas. The cost of the fuel alone substantially affects the cost of transporting goods.

I didn't say that it necessarily 'directly' affected the cost of medicines, etc. My point was that people would have to pay more for other necessities - such as food, heating costs, transportation costs (to & from work alone)...this means that those who are already struggling (the 'working poor' & ike many seniors) will have to make cuts somewhere. Quite often, it ends up being their healthcare/prescription meds.

You may not realize this, but there are a great many in our country who 'fall through the cracks'.

Also, I didn't say more would DIE...I said the amount of suffering will increase.

Look, I'd love it if we had readily available alternative fuels...or if their was a better mass transit system in every city/surburban area across our country. Unfortunately, even though many have warned about this for decades, we've chosen (as a nation) to bury our heads in the sand.

And I still believe that the prices are, in part, being artificially inflated for profit.

 nwtreehugger  

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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 11:59am

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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 12:25pm

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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 1:55pm

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Sun, 04-24-2011 - 4:35pm

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 5:01pm

As Libraone pointed out, by comparison to the price of fuel in Europe, the U.S. pays far less.

There seems to be an assumption that we here in the States needs must continue a pattern of behaviors which were predicated on easy access to cheap fuel.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 5:03pm
Show us the statistics and cites/sites which back up your claims that "CAFE kills more than higher speed limits."

Jabberwocka

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