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Old 04-08-2021, 07:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone else looking forward to the influx of new users?

My personal belief is gas is going hit 4 bucks by end of the summer.

I think this will drive traffic to this forum, I'm kinda looking forward to it.

Personally, I think gas should be higher, not that i want to pay for it, but to encourage people to use less of it. I know it's a fine line, because high gas prices hurt the poor and small business the hardest.

Anyway, looking forward to all the questions and being able to help people get better MPG.

what your thoughts on future gas prices?

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Old 04-08-2021, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If there is, it's going to be a million people trying to fix the aero on the SUVs they bought (who would ever have thought gas prices would go UP???)
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Attracting people who will look through previous topics, think about it and then contribute would be nice.

Unfortunately, I expect most of them to ask things that have been asked a million times before and then not accept the wisdom given here by people who have already walked the same path. Or they will think whatever they want to do should be easy, quick and cheap, when it will be none of the above. OOOOOOOooor they will go on about free energy and/or whatever crazy gimmic they saw on youtube(HHO?) and refuse to believe it doesn't work...yeah, noobs like that? I can do without those.
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I enjoy speculating and suspect your hunch is correct. As the economy goes into hyperdrive, demand for energy will also increase.

Most people looking for tips to increase MPGs want something like "replace your spark plugs with these unicorn ones". They want to buy their way (but not too expensive) into solutions.

Regarding reducing fossil fuel burning and foreign oil dependence, I maintain that the only way to do this effectively while presenting the least disruption to the economy and providing the smallest footprint for political corruption is to increase the cost of fossil fuels via taxation.

Schemes like paying wealthy people to purchase EVs are braindead. Only corrupt or ignorant people would pursue such a dumb idea. It lacks any specific goals, so you know it's nonsense.

Environmentalists (the real science type), Medical Doctors (experts in how air quality affects the body), National Security Experts (those that understand risks of foreign oil dependence) and Economists should collaborate to define consumption targets and then develop a tax schedule that phases increasing taxation to meet that agreed upon and clearly stated goal. Tear up all the other nonsense schemes that are mostly regressive tax breaks to the wealthy. Let the market do what it does best to solve the problem of gradually increasing energy prices; innovate.
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Regarding reducing fossil fuel burning and foreign oil dependence, I maintain that the only way to do this effectively while presenting the least disruption to the economy and providing the smallest footprint for political corruption is to increase the cost of fossil fuels via taxation.





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That's a statement, but not a refutation. What scheme would be more effective, less prone to corruption, and disrupt markets the least?
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Using a proven liar to make a point- what am I missing here?
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Attracting people who will look through previous topics, think about it and then contribute would be nice.

Unfortunately, I expect most of them to ask things that have been asked a million times before and then not accept the wisdom given here by people who have already walked the same path. Or they will think whatever they want to do should be easy, quick and cheap, when it will be none of the above. OOOOOOOooor they will go on about free energy and/or whatever crazy gimmic they saw on youtube(HHO?) and refuse to believe it doesn't work...yeah, noobs like that? I can do without those.
my favorite is the windmill on the roof.
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Mine too! But the roof needs to be hemispherical to be most efficient.

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Using a proven liar to make a point- what am I missing here?
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