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  •  I can remember when (2+ / 0-)
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    Janet Strange, greenearth

    freedom cost a buck'o five. Not anymore Cletus.

    The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castaneda

    by FireCrow on Tue May 08, 2007 at 02:38:25 PM PDT

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    •  Whippersnapper (5+ / 0-)

      I remember $0.0329/gal as the usual price for years. A good gas war could send it down to 18-19 cents a gallon.

      I remember everyone's HORROR when the price hit 50 cents in the 70's. People muttered about $1/gal gas like such a far-fetched thing would never actually happen, of course - it was said in the same tone that a conservative denialist would accuse us tree-huggers of wanting to see $20/gal gas today.

      $1/gal gas would completely destroy civilizationasweknowit. People will be rioting in the streets. Bankrupties, foreclosures, starvation . . . . It simply must not be allowed to happen.

      Well, dollar a gallon gas came and went and I didn't notice in meltdown of civilization.

      Much like today when you hear the right-wingers going on about any proposal to curb fossil fuel use today.

      Increase gas taxes?!?!?! People will be rioting in the streets. Bankruptcies, foreclosures, starvation . . . .

      Yeah, right. Been there before. We survived gas prices that tripled, quadrupled (?) over just a few years.

      On the other hand if we don't do anything now, when we can, and temperatures continue to climb - well, then rioting and starvation is not so far fetched.

      The only thing Republicans do well is take our tax dollars and transfer them to the rich, instead of providing the services we thought we were paying for.

      by Janet Strange on Tue May 08, 2007 at 04:05:27 PM PDT

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