Thursday, April 07, 2005

Gasp

$2.63 regular, $2.79 premium. The madness must stop!

6 comments:

  1. the madness will stop when americans will finally realize that oil is not an infinitely replenishable fountain for their gas-guzzling SUVs that display nothing more than bourgeois vanity.

    DRIVE HYBRID !!! DRIVE ECONOMY-SIZED VEHICLES !!! RIDE A BIKE !!! WALK !!!

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  2. I thought gas was more expensive where I am (Las Vegas, NV) than where I just left (Thousand Oaks, CA). I guess not. Regular unleaded gas was $2.51/gallon yesterday.

    When I got gas last week, the cashier said that he had just raised the price 4 cents two days before when headquarters called him and told him to raise the price 10 cents more. One miserable day and I pay 14 cents extra per gallon.

    I'd walk more if I could.

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  3. Ah quit whiAh quite your whining. Sure gas is getting more expensive but you need to look past the dollars and cents. Without this little liquid called gasoline where would our country and world be? Somalia comes to mind. Assuming gas is $2.50 a gallon and your car gets decent gas mileage of 25 MPG then you go 10 miles for every dollar you spend. What is that dollar worth to you? Is it worth the two hours it would take to ride your bike? The four hours it would take you to walk? The bus ticket (probably more than a buck), one hour travel time, and countless transients sitting next to you as you go 10 miles to the mall? People will spend $4.00 on Starbucks but bitch and moan and about this high density energy known as gasoline? The thing about progress is that we will always require more energy. The highly refined energy of lasers that perform surgery restoring sight to the almost blind are powered by lesser forms of energy. It’s the powers of the market, supply and demand of which we all are a part.neing

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  4. thanks for the little lesson in capitalist economics. my dollar is worth a lot to me. it's a matter of values and choices, and it's easy to see that the value of your dollar is not equal to how you value the earth and its resources.

    and if you're going to offer such a loudly negative counter-opinion under the wonderful shadow of an anonymous post, stop reading my sister's blog and just go on to the next that more accurately reflects your point of view.

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  5. in other words,

    THE WHINING IS GONNA CONTINUE SO BEAT IT !!!

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  6. 1) Somalia and "almost blind" people have NOTHING to do with gas and how high gas prices are today.

    2) People who consider requiring more and more energy as "progress" is the exact reason why our world is in the sad state it is in right now. We're using up our resources and killing the planet, and you call that "progress"?

    3) This blog was created as a fun place for me to write to my friends. It is not a forum for negative comments from anonymous people, so if you don't like what I say, then don't read.

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