PRICES AROUND THE GLOBE
GAS PRICES PER LITRE IN US DOLLARS
Iran $0.09 <- yeah but how much does water cost?
United States $0.69 <- land of the biggest bellyachers & crybabies
Na, IMHO idiots are placed pretty consistent over the globe. The
real reason for it is simple. Empires can tax other countries, in
the case of United States it's the private FED money everyone
needs to buy oil.
It's all a matter of perspective
From your perspective they would be Emigrating, from our perspective
they would be Immigrating.
151 "Emigrate" gcide "The Collaborative International Dictionary of
Emigrate \Em"i*grate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. ; p. pr. &
vb. n. .] [L. emigratus, p. p. of emigrare to
remove, emigrate; e out + migrare to migrate. See .]
To remove from one country or State to another, for the
purpose of residence; to migrate from home.
151 "Immigrate" gcide "The Collaborative International Dictionary of
Immigrate \Im"mi*grate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. ; p.
pr. & vb. n. .] [L. immigrare, immigratum, to
immigrate; pref. im- in + migrare to migrate. See .]
To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the
purpose of permanent residence. See .
Reminds me of the AMC Eagle, and the joke was that it was so housewives
could get to the shopping mall. Seeing big, shiny SUVs rolling down the
road in major metropolitan areas makes me think those people don't need
SUVs. No dirt means no use.
But if people want to drive land yachts, they should know they are
helping to drive up the price of gas. If I choose my 35MPG Focus over a
18MPG F-150, that's my choice.
Though there are times I wish I had it back. The Focus does have a big
trunk, but it would sag under the weigh of 16 bags of compost....
Just Facts wrote:
If I needed one, I'd have bought one. No envy here. I loved having a
full-sized truck, just didn't have enough use for it to keep it.
Sure was easy getting under it to do oil changes. Try that with a Focus...
Mike Hunter wrote:
Problem? None. Go back to the post on the comparative cost of fuel. I'm
not advocating higher prices (like another tax put on fuel... that's all
we need..) but I'm tired of folks complaining of high prices that
imagine market forces have nothing to do with the price at the pump.
Mike Hunter wrote:
Then why did you say; "Seeing big, shiny SUVs rolling down the road in
major metropolitan areas makes me think those people don't need SUVs?"
What make you believe you know what vehicles a person needs?
From earlier in the thread "No dirt means no use"
I'm from out in a Cows-Moo-Politan area. I used my truck for all sorts
of things. And further, "makes me think those people don't need SUVs" is
just what I meant. How does an H2 with loads of chrome in the middle of
Chicago justify itself? It's like seeing a clean 4x4. Showboat.
Just for snorts n grins, Wisconsin do-gooders are working themselves up
over ethanol. Would someone be kind enough to detail the energy required
to produce it from corn and furthermore, explain to us how the energy
density will require how many gallons per miles traveled?
Mike Hunter wrote:
Really? Indeed my one daughter drives a showboat Tahoe, all alone, to the
mall. The rest of the time she hauls her husband and five children, and all
their stuff, wherever they need to go. Before they bought the Tahoe they
needed to use TWO cars to take the kids. My one grandson drives his F150
Crew Cab to the Legion up in Wilmington at times, all by himself, or to tow
his boat down to the Chesapeake Bay. During the week he hauls his work
crew, of carpenters, and their tools to their current a job site in Smyrna.
Now you 'know' that as well in case you see one of them in your travels ;)
Then according to Al Gore she is single-handedly destroying the ozone
layer, causing global warming, and perpetuating our involvement in the
middle east. I didn't know women had such power... From an episode of
Saturday Night Live "The Fist that Rocks the Cradle".
Hmm, I have no plans to head out east again, unless the system wants me
to. Aberdeen and Ft Dix are not my ideas of the hidden paradise. As to
the Chesapeake, if I can't cast to the other bank with my fly rod, I'm
not interested. Imagine the amount of backing on the reel to do that...
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