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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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 7:01am
<< Further, the poorest of the poor do not “have” to drive to work, because they are not employed. >>

In many areas, they "have" to drive to look for employment.

<< I do not believe that anyone will die because of what they cannot afford due to the recent increase in gasoline prices.>>

I can't say if lack of food is slowly killing some people, but to deny there is suffering from lack of food in the US?

Working Poor Swells Ranks of Houston Hungry
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7535550.html

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 8:04am
I couldn't help but think of this thread as a news reports says oil companies announce record profits.

We're all being played.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:29am
I do not control gas prices. My emotional reactions are hardly the issue.

It makes more sense to ask what can be done to modify habits and make the sort of lasting changes which allow one to get away from an abject dependence on fossil fuels.

We have been here before in the 1970's. Should have changed behaviors then and didn't. Those who do not learn lessons from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them, to paraphrase George Santayana.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:38am

Have said before many times on these boards and will repeat it.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:39am
I remember 1979! LOL! I was in college then. We would trade out license plates, but a couple of times we "temporarily" stole license plates to get gas. Afterwards, we would drop off the plates by the car we got them from. Wow, I hadn't thought of that in a long time. <<< I don't see why you're blasting me when the topic of this thread is the OP is happy gas is high, and hopes it gets higher. Can you not address that? Cause I really am curious now.

 

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:41am
I read the whole thread through before posting. Please note my use of the word "relatively". That adjective makes a huge difference in meaning.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:53am
My DH got his masters in alternative energy sources from George Washington University during the late 70's. He was in the Army, we lived on post and were lucky that most military facilities are self-contained. Workplace, shopping, housing--all in one area. Cut down considerably on how much fuel we used. Because we had invested so heavily in his education, we were both paying plenty of attention to energy policies.

Reagan got into office and told the nation to not worry because we could have it all. Just a reminder to posters here that it was under Reagan when we armed both the mujaheddin in Afghanistan (which later became the Taliban) and Saddam Hussein in Iraq (because he was instrumental in drawing Iranian resources into a regional conflict).

FYI, I am not trying to "blast" anybody. This is a debate board. Had I written the OP, probably would have not characterized higher prices for fuel as "good news". However, those prices might result in some shifts of behavior which would be, in the long run, "good".

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 10:55am
I suffer every day from drilling for gas for people in the US, mineral rights bought over 50 years ago. I'm well versed in mineral rights, drilling, fracking, ruined water wells (I'm on number 2, bring in every bit of drinking and cooking water into my home, worry my animals will die), have 4 drilling sites in my pasture, 8 pipelines. I don't need your rants for the sake of ranting. I agree with fossil fuels are finite, etc, etc. Got it. More than you know.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2009
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:03am
You know what? I'd look up that post where you used the word "relatively", but the new format sucks, so I'll let that one go.

 

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Registered: 02-05-2011
Mon, 04-25-2011 - 11:44am

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