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Old 03-03-2012, 07:24 AM
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Default The problem with gas prices has been solved!!!

Oh Yeah!
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-fuel-eff...110836398.html

All you have to do is buy a new car...well, maybe one built 13 years from now. That really solves the problem...NOT.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:17 AM
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I feel better already. Maybe I can save now and tell the IRS I will send them a check when I buy that car in 13 years.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:22 AM
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Yeah, they solved the gas problem after they nationalize
the car Corporations,
you buy a new car and the profits they make are more than the taxes
they were getting on the extra fuel!!!

Socialism at his finest,
they solve one problem with another one more expensive...
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GOV'T MOTORS halts production of CHEVY Volt...

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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I love how he still wants to "end the subsidies" to oil

even though they do not get a subsidy.....US oil companies probably pay more taxes in a month than GM or GE pay in a year....not to mention the tax per gallon that goes right into the tax coffers..and "ending the subsidy" (raising taxes) will just drive the cost of oil and gas up further...but that just means MORE SAVINGS! IN 2025!

and I am surprised he did not spin the savings as 24,000 per year because if we keep going down the path we are on a dollar will be worth 1/3 or less than what it is today in 2025.....but hey BIGGER SAVINGS!!

why don't we just put the algae in the tank and burn it
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Try solving it by getting the oil funded environmentalists and speculators out of the market and start pumping some of our current 200+ year supply while building some new refineries to increase end user supply. Prices would collapse and we could refocus on truly viable replacements without tying ourselves to more unfriendly countries for battery materials.

The whole energy dependence thing irritates me almost as much as the artificially inflated costs of medical care. 6k a month right now just for nursing home care is stupid.
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Try solving it by getting the oil funded environmentalists and speculators out of the market and start pumping some of our current 200+ year supply while building some new refineries to increase end user supply. Prices would collapse and we could refocus on truly viable replacements without tying ourselves to more unfriendly countries for battery materials.

The whole energy dependence thing irritates me almost as much as the artificially inflated costs of medical care. 6k a month right now just for nursing home care is stupid.
A decent one the inlaws go to are 13k a month PER PERSON! Which left nothing to their kids and grand kids.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:37 AM
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I can guarantee that no new refineries are scheduled to be built in the foreseable future. American consumers of oil products are just customers, and not particularly good ones. Your consumption of oil has been dropping significantly over the past decade. Energy consumption as a whole in this country from all sources has been dropping as well. The fall off in the economy is partly to blame but also conservation measures of all types are coming into play.

The money for oil companies is overseas, that's why Canada and the US oil companies are in such a hurry to build the pipeline to capture some or all of that need and turn it into profits. The American market is listless at best and not a growth opportunity of any interest.

You are right if you suspect that politicos are intentionally unsympathetic to the protests over the higher fuel prices. They feel the time has come to nudge the US public, in the direction away from fossil fuels, who can be famously unmoving in this respect. After all, we hung onto our VCR's for decades after the world had adopted other, newer better formats for music and video. They can't wait and they have chosen to exert leadership in this respect lest we really fall to far behind the rest of the world and make todays problems look almost laughable.

It's the tough medicine that everyone warned us about a few years back and now its coming home and will require people to respond.
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Why the U.S. didn't stay on the trail with natural gas that's one of the largest commodities in the world that's right here in our ground but we're selling it to the saudis and they use it in their vehicles as they sell us their high priced oil.
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Originally Posted by Gator56 View Post
Why the U.S. didn't stay on the trail with natural gas that's one of the largest commodities in the world that's right here in our ground but we're selling it to the saudis and they use it in their vehicles as they sell us their high priced oil.

It's not their high priced oil, it's only our high priced oil....they get change back from a dollar after filling up a completely empty vehicle with gasoline!
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Hence the refinery issue and social engineering through profit seeking. As demand decreases, older refineries will come off-line to keep prices propped up until the energy companies convert. Propane was a virtual waste gas until a market developed. A lot like peanuts and black-eyed peas.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:29 AM
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The problem is most the time you cannot get highway MPG. I have a new truck that gives the est MPG and it gets 21 on the highway if I want. I can also find routes that I can do 18 mpg local. If I just go from point a to point be most direct... Due to stop signs trafiic lights etc.. I can easily go down to 10 mpg drivng with trafiic.

So lets stop doing things that ruin MPG.....

Lets not take a intersection that has a yeild sign on it and put up a street light that makes you stop when no car is coming the other way.. Don't you feel stupid when you come to a traffic light that makes you stop to let boby bye in the other direction only to have a car eventualy come that now has to stop and let you finally go even though you really shouldn't even be there anymore???

Keep the cars moving and we can easily get a 20% increase in fuel effecency. Even slow down traffic to 20 or something to eliminat stops.. I'm sure the average mph is preety slow. with the stops.
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