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Fireweed247 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 11:28 AM
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64. And think of the people who no longer have homes to 'stay home' in
but I disagree...
"they never really realized the unintended consequences"

I think they did this on purpose. I think they hate America.
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  -As gas approches $5.00 per gal....non essential use will drop like rocks off a cliff opihimoimoi  May-22-08 05:31 AM   #0 
  - The American economy thrives on disposable income  liberal N proud   May-22-08 05:35 AM   #1 
  - The disposable income level is approching the drown level for too many of us.  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 05:49 AM   #4 
  - The problem is when they realized the situation, they decided the solution  dkf   May-22-08 05:35 AM   #2 
  - These guys are so greedy it blinds them, makes them Deaf too.  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 05:52 AM   #5 
  - Upton Sinclair said it best:  ColbertWatcher   May-22-08 06:04 AM   #10 
     - I can agree while smiling....Higher ups in Tobacco all smoke....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:08 AM   #14 
        - Cognitive dissonance is a powerful thing. n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-22-08 06:11 AM   #16 
           - Only if ya not aware ya have it...allows for delusion/arrogance to set in and infect.  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:14 AM   #18 
              - Yup. n/t  ColbertWatcher   May-22-08 06:15 AM   #19 
  - Just to be fair  JerseygirlCT   May-22-08 06:52 AM   #38 
  - Some people still don't know. They think its due to greedy oil cos.  dkf   May-22-08 07:13 AM   #39 
     - I don't think that's really the case. They know, but they don't want to know  JerseygirlCT   May-22-08 07:21 AM   #41 
        - I like to use the term DENIAL....they refuse to acknowledge reality  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:26 AM   #63 
           - Yes. And denial can be a very powerful thing. Especially  JerseygirlCT   May-22-08 02:56 PM   #72 
  - Not to defend Bush, but what did Clinton do during his 8 years to help eliviate  Heather MC   May-22-08 05:54 PM   #74 
     - He was boxed in defending himself from the Blue Dress among other things like Newt and his Contract.  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 09:25 PM   #84 
        - Exactly. He had his hands tied. That's why we need a dem as prez and in congress.  Xenotime   May-24-08 04:31 PM   #91 
  - Wrong  taterguy   May-22-08 05:38 AM   #3 
  - We shall see....I maintain non essential use is just that...meaning long and short trips with the  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 05:58 AM   #6 
     - Well since I'm a non-argumentative mood I'll just post more pics  taterguy   May-22-08 06:02 AM   #8 
  - Approaching?  ColbertWatcher   May-22-08 06:01 AM   #7 
  - LOL...I knew it was high but that is proof....this means the time has come  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:06 AM   #13 
  - The world is going to become a bigger place again...  Jack_DeLeon   May-22-08 06:03 AM   #9 
  - Them highways will soon be nearly empty...only trucks and the rich  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:10 AM   #15 
     - The rich wont mind...  Jack_DeLeon   May-22-08 06:43 AM   #34 
        - LOL, the Ole Highway Tax??? I love it....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:47 AM   #36 
        - Yes the road to Corpus will still be littered with RVs for their week at the beach.  Blue State Native   May-22-08 07:44 AM   #43 
  - For many that time arrived a long time ago  Sherman A1   May-22-08 06:05 AM   #11 
  - Even movies, shopping malls, etc will feel the pinch  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:13 AM   #17 
  - Malls have been in a state of decline for several years  Sherman A1   May-22-08 09:15 AM   #45 
     - I'm already seeing empty shelves  grasswire   May-22-08 07:33 PM   #81 
        - concentrating on the essentials???  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 09:26 PM   #85 
        - That may be a sign of other issues  Sherman A1   May-23-08 02:56 AM   #88 
  - Well said!  raccoon   May-22-08 09:26 AM   #49 
     - Glad you liked my phrase  Sherman A1   May-24-08 04:20 PM   #89 
  - I think the Bush administration* is getting  Island Blue   May-22-08 06:05 AM   #12 
  - Drill where? almost all of the oil here has been discovered....that small thing in Alaska is in a  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:20 AM   #20 
     - Exactly. You know that. I know that.  Island Blue   May-22-08 06:41 AM   #32 
        - America is in the Philosophical grip of MEism...its all about me and what I care about, what I want,  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:46 AM   #35 
           - me'ism is what it is exactly, but maybe that will change  alyce douglas   May-22-08 09:26 AM   #48 
              - A return to the VILLAGE of Caring and Sharing...the GOP hate it...  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:11 AM   #54 
                 - To be fair  tama   May-24-08 04:35 PM   #92 
  - The Real Problem Is Us  Possumpoint   May-22-08 06:21 AM   #21 
  - Pogo said that..."I met the enemy and he is us"  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:28 AM   #24 
  - Yes. We're approaching 60 years of reckless planning and building.  Winebrat   May-22-08 06:34 AM   #26 
     - Compaction....compressed living,,,high density without the smothering effect  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:37 AM   #28 
        - That's how you do it.  Winebrat   May-22-08 07:17 AM   #40 
        - there has to be a way....we have to find solutions, backs to the wall time  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:08 AM   #53 
        - High density without the smothering effect?  Fumesucker   May-22-08 07:29 AM   #42 
  - The WASTE ERA is coming to an end.....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:22 AM   #22 
  - I keep waiting for rush hour traffic to drop  MindMatter   May-22-08 06:24 AM   #23 
  - It has here in Hawaii...Buses are full and suv's are in the used car lots.  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:30 AM   #25 
     - Yes, but is traffic any less?  MindMatter   May-22-08 09:41 AM   #50 
     - traf is still horrendous and I agree if 8 per gal is reached...traf will be lessened considerably  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:07 AM   #52 
     - Buses were full even before this happened  KamaAina   May-22-08 06:16 PM   #76 
        - 3/4 mi to nearest Bus Stop...Damn.....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 07:19 PM   #78 
  - Tourism-dependent towns (not resort towns) are going to be in a world of hurt.  leftyclimber   May-22-08 06:37 AM   #27 
  - Yeah, ya gatta feel for them.....all of America, cept the mega rich, will  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:41 AM   #31 
  - The good thing that comes from this is the quest for alternative energy will heat up. nt  yadayadayada   May-22-08 06:37 AM   #29 
  - fossil fuel is coming to a close...the race to replace is ON  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:42 AM   #33 
  - And they will stifle that too!!  dkofos   May-24-08 04:24 PM   #90 
  - Well, our short term suffering is for our long term good  Township75   May-22-08 06:39 AM   #30 
  - I firmly agree.....its a force we cannot evade....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 06:48 AM   #37 
  - The biggest hit will be Boating.  madinmaryland   May-22-08 07:54 AM   #44 
  - Ebev the Dingle Dollar will take a major hit  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:14 AM   #55 
  - this was all planned by this filthy administration since Reagan.  alyce douglas   May-22-08 09:18 AM   #46 
  - John Kenneth Galbraith The Good Society...The rich want a poor class ro exploit  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:15 AM   #58 
  - I'm not sure that's true  Bill McBlueState   May-22-08 09:22 AM   #47 
  - sooner or later...if the price continues....many will change the habits of non essential use  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:20 AM   #61 
  - Umm the final 'Tanking of America'  temperancedissent   May-22-08 09:51 AM   #51 
  - Once it crosses the $4.00 mark...  kentuck   May-22-08 11:14 AM   #56 
  - Its been in the Islands...its over $4  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:16 AM   #59 
  - Worse than that  zonmoy   May-22-08 05:55 PM   #75 
     - Aw right, where are dem damn parachutes???? Oh Oh........?  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 09:27 PM   #86 
     - delete....dupe  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 09:27 PM   #87 
  - what kind of car  sabbat hunter   May-22-08 11:14 AM   #57 
  - 1/2 ton p/u...used for business purps  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:19 AM   #60 
     - do you haul a lot of goods around? n/t  sabbat hunter   May-22-08 05:43 PM   #73 
        - not all the time, but when I do...its by thousands of lbs...more than a car could...  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 07:22 PM   #80 
  - It is not a coincidence that in 6 wks it will be $5  marn999   May-22-08 11:24 AM   #62 
  - Fix it or the Mayor/council/peeps in charge....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:29 AM   #66 
  - And think of the people who no longer have homes to 'stay home' in  MartyL   May-22-08 11:28 AM   #64 
  - OMG...the anti Christ....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:39 AM   #69 
  - NASCAR has already seen decreased crowd numbers -  bullwinkle428   May-22-08 11:28 AM   #65 
  - Logic tells us its gonna get worse.....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:40 AM   #70 
  - Good. Wasteful sport.  Indenturedebtor   May-22-08 12:01 PM   #71 
  - I disagree with "Bush and his rich pals have fucked it up"  avenger64   May-22-08 11:34 AM   #67 
  - All parties have to take hits except the Greenies who predicted this shit  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 11:37 AM   #68 
  - Good Call  Township75   May-22-08 06:50 PM   #77 
     - IMHO, BushCo made it much worse.....  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 07:20 PM   #79 
  - Too many people using a finite resource. It had to catch up to us  neverforget   May-22-08 07:50 PM   #82 
     - Spirals that come to an an does the spiral of oil consumption  opihimoimoi   May-22-08 09:23 PM   #83 

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