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    well, forever. They were married in the 1930s.  Both sets of grandparents had "Victory Gardens" even before the war called them that and kept them up until they died.

    We all adopted all sorts of measures to save gas when the price went from 25 cents to $1.30 in the 1970s. Tire pressure checks, frequent tune-ups, slower driving.  But it wasn't until the government instituted and raised CAFE standards that it made a real impact in consumption. (other than driving avoidance, which millions did overnight.)

    Everyone needs to do their part. I'm not arguing that we shouldn't.  

    But that is not enough. Without the heavy lifting through concerted action by government programs and regulations, we cannot do enough on our own.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sun May 12, 2013 at 10:54:33 PM PDT

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