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Offline susep

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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2006, 03:26:53 PM »
housewives taking their 5,000 lbs SUVs to buy milk is the problem... :roll:

exactly.

we will too once we realize we can grow our own fuel instead of pumping out dead dinosaurs

dead plants actually but you're right, we need to switch up this mf.

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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 05:20:13 PM »
housewives taking their 5,000 lbs SUVs to buy milk is the problem... :roll:
not only that, they drive from one end of the shopping center to the other instead of walking :frustrated:

another difference between us and Europe was illustrated for me once when I was there. The hotel we were staying at was about a 5 minute walk from the center of town (Aix). An apparently able bodied American man and his wife asked about a shuttle to town. The receptionist looked at him kinda funny and said (politely) that there was no shuttle, we just walk. Walking, what a concept! seems like it was forgotten about here.
"toss away stuff you don't need in the end
but keep what's important, and know who's your friend"
"It's a 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."

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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 09:21:49 PM »
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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2006, 09:36:59 PM »
housewives taking their 5,000 lbs SUVs to buy milk is the problem... :roll:

Exactly. Nowhere is it worse than Michigan. This state buys more SUVs per capita than anywhere else. When I park at work, my car is swallowed by the lines of SUVs. It just seems so unnecessary to lug around a two-plus ton chunk of metal if your only trip is to the soccer field, the drug store and a strip mall. I never understood the appeal, but to each his/her own I suppose. I think we need to require carmakers to produce cars that reach a minimum mpgs, like say, 30.

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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2006, 09:37:48 PM »
"toss away stuff you don't need in the end
but keep what's important, and know who's your friend"
"It's a 106 miles to Chicago. We got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses."

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Re: Gas Prices Are Up Already
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2006, 09:42:36 PM »
Random Iraqi oil pics



here is an older map from 1953 showing supply routes/lines:



from 3/21/03



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