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Gregorian

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Terrorists don't really affect our abilty to be lazy consumers.

I live on a tiny one lane road that should be essentially silent. No, it's like a small freeway with people driving everywhere. If it's not the locals driving with their bikes for a bike ride, or neighbors jumping in the car for a quart of milk. There is no reason why anyone here even needs a car, since everything is within a few miles. Our lives are so luxurious that we don't dare consider what would happen if it stopped being that way. I've been watching this so long it's pathetic. I once had a foreign girlfriend. One day we were walking along, and she looked at me and said "Californians are car crazy". That was 1976. Since then we've become car insane. Everything is designed around that poisonous box that is literally killing us all. I'm not sure it's wrong. It just looks that way to someone who likes to preserve beauty.

Not to pester you with my reply, but since I'm already posting, there is something very peculiar I've noticed over the years of being a cyclist. The power we get through petroleum has turned us into something that is very similar to the way the 1% feel. They have it all, and they won't tolerate less. We even let Bush invade Iraq without so much as a few million people on the streets. I've always felt that part of what kept Americans so quiet was that they were comfortable. Why rock the boat when they can just jump in a car and do whatever they want without any notion of limits. Well the limit is presenting itself now.Change is happening, but it's all done in order to support the life we have designed. The one that's killing not only our planet, but our souls.
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