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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 12:13 AM
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8. Maybe...I don't know
Looking at the history of the transportation system I don't see it coming about. We'd have to go back and change a good hundred years of thinking and you know how hard that is to do.

Attempting to change it now would require much more incentive and willingness by people to make a 'sacrifice'. I honestly don't see that happening.

Having the automobile of your choice is now identitified with a sense of independence. It's a whole mentality now and a lot of americans are not willing to let go of that...even the democrat americans.

I don't agree that Walmart is a symptom of anything. If you want a symptom, look at the gas guzzling tanks on the roads, today. It's not about where a person goes or what they buy. Look at the automobile makers. Look at their unwillingness to make a real change in what they manufacture.

Your analagy just doesn't apply.
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  -Walmart-Lovers are making gas prices higher. SoCalDem  Mar-21-05 11:48 PM   #0 
  - What's your source for this statement?  cynatnite   Mar-21-05 11:53 PM   #1 
  - Hardly a huge leap.  Wilms   Mar-22-05 05:10 AM   #20 
  - Actually, it's Americans in general who've done more than anyone else..  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-21-05 11:55 PM   #2 
  - I do agree with that, but  cynatnite   Mar-22-05 12:00 AM   #5 
     - That was my point.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-22-05 12:04 AM   #6 
        - Maybe...I don't know  cynatnite   Mar-22-05 12:13 AM   #8 
           - The analogy: Wasteful consumption.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-22-05 12:17 AM   #10 
           - mass transit and having your own car aren't mutually exclusive  benevolent dictator   Mar-22-05 12:26 AM   #12 
              - I wish I had access to mass transit  cynatnite   Mar-22-05 01:02 AM   #16 
  - Military consumption of fuel  Dave Reynolds   Mar-21-05 11:58 PM   #3 
  - I always like to point out that the GOP is outsourcing our jobs to  tsuki   Mar-21-05 11:59 PM   #4 
  - This makes no sense  Mick Knox   Mar-22-05 12:11 AM   #7 
  - I didn't say they DIDN'T.. Just that we must realize that OUR  SoCalDem   Mar-22-05 12:44 AM   #13 
  - blue plastic roses  riverwalker   Mar-22-05 12:14 AM   #9 
  - Blue Girl Rose, a real beauty, and quite blue, but, Wally's creations  Is It Fascism Yet   Mar-22-05 12:23 AM   #11 
  - Some good background here  mainz_68   Mar-22-05 12:44 AM   #14 
  - Eventually it will all implode..it always does..  SoCalDem   Mar-22-05 12:51 AM   #15 
     - That 'benefits' claim has been shot down so many times  mainz_68   Mar-22-05 02:45 AM   #18 
        - The only way we can :beat" them is to just tell everyone we know  SoCalDem   Mar-22-05 03:58 AM   #19 
           - I agree, starve WM and live better too  mainz_68   Mar-22-05 05:39 AM   #21 
  - am I the only person who has never set foot in a Walmart store? . . .  OneBlueSky   Mar-22-05 01:06 AM   #17 
  - Yup...I've checked around  mainz_68   Mar-22-05 05:51 AM   #22 
     - never bought anything but...  benevolent dictator   Mar-22-05 04:01 PM   #25 
  - Quite the magnificent rant! Kudos to you SoCalDem!  anarchy1999   Mar-22-05 06:25 AM   #23 
  - .  Wilms   Mar-22-05 01:37 PM   #24 
  - .  Wilms   Mar-22-05 04:51 PM   #26 
 

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