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Old 10-05-2011, 08:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A lot of people at school complain about gas prices they also happen to be the ones who drive like idiots and poke fun at cyclists. I guess people would rather complain than actually do something about it.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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First Amendment to the United States Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion; or abridging the freedom to whine, or to press their whining on colleagues; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and pay through the nose for fuel at the corner station, and then to petition the Government for tax breaks to pay for their guzzlers.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My close co-workers know that I hypermile but they wouldn't dare call me anything. If they did,I would just say 58 MPG on a whole tank. When you achieve that you can call me anything you want,and I will fill your tank as a reward!
Until then I just wish gas price could hit about 20$ a gallon WITHOUT effecting the price of anything else so I could laugh harder on all you giant V8 driving(for status symbol), jack rabbitting,tailgating,racing for red light morons

I would not try to convert anybody but I do keep them in check by making comments like " It's going to be a horrible MPG tank because my odometer just turned over 400 miles and my fuel gauge is already almost at the half tank mark"

Have fun with them and say gas IS cheap! What would they do if they had to pay European gas prices? ( And then add btw Europe is a continent and it is not in the USA just to be a smarta$$ )
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Got that right.

The disease of the last 20 years- Involuntary Ignorance.

An involuntary action is one that occurs without volition or will...

Ignorance is a state of being uninformed....

The biggest reason(s) people DON'T want to be informed on the subject is that they are either too lazy to apply what they learned, don't want to feel responsible knowing that they can (should) now change their actions, or just plain don't want to think....(The last one is my guess.)
Involuntary ignorance- what I call biological stupidity- is sad and pathetic, but there are those who try to maximize what they were given and I applaud that. What burns me up is willful ignorance (like sub-20 mpg getting long distance co-workers who disrespect resources and efficiency) and it is running rampant, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
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...escapee's from the Darwin Awards, maybe?
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Interesting thread to be sure.

Just recently the Australian dollar took a plunge from over US$1.03 to about US$0.94. As an immediate consequence the price of petrol (gas) shot from around AUS$1.18 or so to over $1.43 in about four days.

Naturally out of the woodwork come all the SUV owner begging "the goverment to do something!".

Aaaaggggghhhhhh.
Americans aren't the only whiners.

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...escapee's from the Darwin Awards, maybe?
Exactly. Humanity has done an astonishing job of insulating itself from the forces of nature that thin all the other herds. The unfortunate byproduct of such an easy existence is the proliferation of that which previously wouldn't have made it. This is how we end up with people that consciously chose to live in a climate that goes below freezing part of the year yet they warm up their SUVs 30 minutes before leaving the indoors ecosystems.
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Next time you guys are hanging out at the BRAWNDO(TM) cooler, ask them if they saw the last episode of Ow my balls.
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Next time you guys are hanging out at the BRAWNDO(TM) cooler, ask them if they saw the last episode of Ow my balls.
Hey, at least it's got electrolytes. It's what plants need!

...Oh wait...those plants aren't growing at all...
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Why are we [EMers] the special flowers?
I can't help it. I've been weird since birth. But I don't shut the engine off while coasting - that's a little too weird.

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