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Old 07-24-2008, 01:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Money makes people (and govternments) do crazy things. If JPN could pay for gas as much as they do in Oklahoma, I doubt they would be that "RADICAL" in fuel conservation but I cannot discount their cultural values and how much stock they place in protecting what they deem as pure Japan (and they've already learned quite a few lessons in ecological nightmares by screwing over said pure Japan)

Japan = $6.40/gal
Oklahoma = $3.83/gal

I like the idea of 4-day weeks but I wonder what the imapct will be on the curriculum or the psyche of the student body. Will they understand or simply get emotional and irrational? Will the parents be any better? How much will really be saved or will those savings simply be wasted in other things that governments love to do (remember that city where city officials like the mayor could be driven around in a hummer on the taxpayers dime?)

Even during these "mental recessions" there's always going to be someone trying to get a bigger piece of the action...

My 5 pillars of fuel efficiency:
  • driving style
  • aerodynamics
  • tires
  • weight reduction
  • engine maintenance
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