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  •  Making Gasoline $20 Gallon Would Save Lives (0+ / 0-)

    Why not?  It makes perfect sense. Except it's not going happen.  So continuing to bring it up would just be......trolling.

    There a people that troll on both sides of the gun control issue, but I'll eave it up to the observer to decide which side is mostly just giving each other handjobs and losing in the process.

    Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

    by bernardpliers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 04:18:23 PM PDT

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    •  I don't recall the last time (1+ / 0-)
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      anyone was shot with gasoline.

      You are just the guy to bring up "trolling" as an issue.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 05:45:20 PM PDT

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      •  It Would Save Thousands Of Thousands Of Lives (0+ / 0-)

        Think of the children!

        Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness. -Pascal

        by bernardpliers on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 05:51:49 PM PDT

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      •  Climate Change will kill millions (1+ / 0-)
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        But we love cars too much and flying to Hawaii and Aspen for Vacays.. .

      •  I'm thinking: "Waco" and "Philadelphia MOVE" (0+ / 0-)

        Whether MOVE or Branch Davidian were stockpiling Molotov Cocktails ... or intended to self-immolate from the very beginning -- anyone who knew is now dead.

        If we learned nothing else from the Hungarian Uprising of 1956 ...  a whiskey bottle and a quart of gasoline makes a semi-effective anti-tank weapon.

        And ask your local fire marshal what the most arsonists choose as their accelerator when they set a structure fire.

        On the other hand,   if one wants to go fishing with an outboard motor,  an all-electric motor just won't get the job done.  Let's not even talk about the energy density needed to make propeller aircraft work ... or the enormous cost of converting the vehicles using the Interestate system to ... I dunno, COAL fired steam ?

        A lot of problems with coal ... but  it's a damned inconvenient substance to weaponize.

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