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It is scary and sad.Mr. P. The one thing of which I am positive is that there is much of which to be negative - Mr. P.I came to get down, I came to get down. So get out ya seat and jump around - House of PainHEY! Is that a ball in your court? - Mr. PI came to kick ass and chew Bubble Gum...and I am all out of Bubble Gum - They Live, Roddy Piper
Fans of Electric Cars fight the CrusherSo, they are crushing the only successful electric cars...why? There are complex reasons: only a few of them, expensive, not good over long distances, etc. But the people who drove them want them back.The hybrid SUV, some moron's stunning innovation, has almost the same gas mileage as the gas guzzling regular version. And of course, everyone wants an SUV...What's more important -- finding ways to change our dependency on oil to save the future of the planet, or enough oil for us today? It all makes me feel so powerless.Lori "All beings are the owners of their deeds, the heirs to their deeds."
Loricat wrote: The hybrid SUV, some moron's stunning innovation, has almost the same gas mileage as the gas guzzling regular version.Lori: The EPA city mpg for a 4cyl 2WD automatic Ford Escape SUV is 22. For a similar hybrid it is 36. That's a 39% reduction in fuel usage. The savings are a lot less for highway driving (25 vs 31) since the improvement comes from saving the energy otherwise lost in slowing down.
Quote:If Mr. Hightower is correct in the attached article www.jimhightower.com/air/...?id=11622, and the oil companies have no interest in drilling in the artic, then what is this Adminstration's goal? Is it another smokescreen to convince us that we did not invade Iraq for the oil? It seems like this was on the radar long before the invasion of Iraq so I wouldn't think it is any kind of smokescreen for the war. Somebody wants at that oil. That's probably the only necessary incentive for this administration.