Good News, Gas Prices are going up:

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

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 5:08pm

What do you suppose it has cost the U.S. in terms of international probity, human life, and money to have access to Middle East fuel?

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 7:01pm

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 11:12pm
Yes, I agree that other countries, such as the UK, pay more for fuel. I don't find it relevant to what the US pays. Just like I don't care much if they pay more for beef than us, or cotton for clothes, or anything else. Totally irrelevant.

I wish we had alternatives to oil myself. But I'm not willing to say we should pay more, or as much as other countries. Why?

My grandfather and my father grew up on the same land I now live on. They didn't drive to town daily, either. Cause they had no vehicle! They rode horses, so of course they didn't go to town every day either. My father is almost 80.

However, I feel it is my right to drive to town daily if I want to. I don't, but it's my right if I have the money. I wouldn't use the term "God-given". Not sure where you came up with that from.




 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 11:19pm
I'm not sure you're on the right thread...

It isn't about how many lives are lost in the idiotic quest for oil the US has been on in our wars, but about how many lives may or may not be lost, or the suffering from high costs of oil vs. car accidents... I don't believe anyone here thinks the lives lost in Iraq were worth oil. Ok, I can think of one person, but I doubt she'll pipe up.

You make it sound like those of us against higher oil prices are okie dokie with the Iraq war. I call BS.



 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 04-24-2011 - 11:23pm
You live in lala land if you actually expect a gas tax will go to help poor people. I don't believe you actually believe that.

Bye bye.

 

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 12:21am

No, the cost

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 12:27am
The issue was the cost of oil. You may have chosen to limit it in your own mind to a relatively minor category.

I feel no such constraints in pointing out that category is comparable to the tip of an iceberg and that iceberg is much more likely to cause damage to a nation than male bovine excrement--unless one lives in close proximity to the feed lots of southern Colorado, western Kansas, etc.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 6:32am
So then... you are happy gas is higher, and hope it goes higher?

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 6:34am

The cost of gasoline in the US hasn't generally been tied to what Europe pays. They've been paying much more than us for at least 10 years? Maybe 20?

And have you ever taken a drive through West Texas?

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 6:38am
I think you need to re-read the thread if you think I'm limiting the issue to a minor category.

 

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