Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
everyone please sign the petition the more signatures the better when they take this to Washington. There is a person thats really pushing this has some power in Washington. This has a chance, and its the only way we are really gonna get gas prices down. So if your tired of OPEC digging in you pocket sign it, if you wanna stop funding terrorism sign it, if you wanna grow the American economy sign it. I could come up with alot more reasons but, i am sleepy.
Yep. But the energy debate has raged on different levels for years. Another issue is that of refineries. We haven't and can't build them due to being tied up in the courts by environmentalists and in the legislatures by...whoever. We could buy all the oil in the world and it won't increase our flow of gasoline. Increase the flow, the demand drops and there goes the prices down.
I got rid of my car. I use public transit and when I really need a car I rent one for a day or so. I have saved about $200 a month (insurance, maintenance, gas). That # would most likely be higher now with the increase in gas prices. It took awhile to get used to but now it is not a problem.
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A little over three years ago I found my dream project car and have since replaced the entire drivetrain. Thanks much in part to gas prices, the car has sat in my driveway for the past two years and for the past week with a for sale sign on it. I just can't justify spending all the money on the parts and then hundreds of dollars just to fuel it.
The county where I live has no mass transit. There is dial-a-ride which is mostly for the elderly to get to their doctors appointments. You have to schedule pick ups and drop offs weeks in advance. The county has just said that mass transit in Charlotte County is years away. Needless to say...it's the car or nothing. We both have cut WAY back on our driving.
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