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The cost of war in Iraq
9/14/05, 9:46pm
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Wow, this is crazy... it's going up $2-3,000 per second!

http://costofwar.com/

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Re: The cost of war in Iraq
9/15/05, 9:56am
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While this is ridiculous, it doesn't affect me in the direct as much. What does, is the fact that I just spent just over $48 on a tank of gas... almost FIFTY BUCKS for the luxury of driving for less than a week.

How are those with lower income surviving?

And, why isn't the Bush Administration doing anything about this?

And, why isn't anybody with any political power audibly complaining so the Bush Administration will notice?

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9/15/05, 5:21pm (Last Edited: 9/15/05, 5:23pm)
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I have mixed feelings about the high cost of gas. First of all, I'm very glad I made the decision a year and a half ago to move closer to work. Now work is only 3 miles and 3 minutes away. And I only go to town every week or two and run all my errands at once. I've always done that, though. It just makes sense to me to save time and gas money and reduce my impact on the environment and do that all at once. So these days as long as I stay near home a tank of gas lasts 2-3 weeks.

If there's any good news it's that people are starting to make wiser choices when it comes to their vehicle choice and how much they drive. Do we really need to own an SUV when a more economical sedan would be just fine? Do we really need to drive to the grocery store as often as we do? Can we carpool more or take public transit or walk? Can we take a job closer to home? Or can we move closer to our workplace? I wish people asked themselves these questions and made wiser choices all along, but most Americans don't have that strong of an environmental conscience. They do have a pocketbook one, though. And of course we all need to live on this planet and somehow figure out how to make our lifestyles sustainable ones if we're going to continue to do so.

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9/16/05, 1:36pm
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I have been saying what Rob has been saying for awhile, too. It's ridiculous to pay $50 for a tank of gas.

I don't have the luxury of not being able to drive - I have a 40 minute commute to work in traffic. And I don't want a smaller car - I want something I feel safe in. I had an accident last year in my small car and got hurt and my car had a lot of damage. There is no bus service from where I live to where I work.

You know why Bush isn't doing anything - he's from Texas.

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9/16/05, 4:23pm
>I have been saying what Rob has been saying for awhile, too.
>It's ridiculous to pay $50 for a tank of gas.
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>I don't have the luxury of not being able to drive - I have a
>40 minute commute to work in traffic. And I don't want a
>smaller car - I want something I feel safe in. I had an
>accident last year in my small car and got hurt and my car had
>a lot of damage. There is no bus service from where I live to
>where I work.
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>You know why Bush isn't doing anything - he's from Texas.
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>

I pay over $60 a take full now, ouch.

I can't blame Bush, even though you do, there are more people that can take the blame. Let's start with the end user, that means all of us that continue to buy gas and have a hugh comsumption of forign oil, that includes me. How about all the people who fight to prevent the United States from drilling for oil on our own land? Check world wide gas prices. We actually are one of the least expensive.

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9/16/05, 7:01pm
>I pay over $60 a take full now, ouch.

Wow, what the heck do you drive? The most expensive tank of gas I've ever put into a car of mine was $30, and that was almost two years ago. Usually, these days, it costs me $20-$25 (different car, but the same make/model -- and I fill up when I get down to a quarter tank left). And, that will get me about 400 miles of highway driving. Man, I love Chevy Cavaliers!

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Re: The cost of war in Iraq
9/23/05, 12:14pm
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>While this is ridiculous, it doesn't affect me in the direct
>as much. What does, is the fact that I just spent just over
>$48 on a tank of gas... almost FIFTY BUCKS for the luxury of
>driving for less than a week.
>
>How are those with lower income surviving?
>
>And, why isn't the Bush Administration doing anything about
>this?
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>And, why isn't anybody with any political power audibly
>complaining so the Bush Administration will notice?

I am afraid we will be seeing $5.00 per gallon at the pump very soon. It cost me to fill the Discovery, Landrover $70.00 to fill it up. I am thinking it is cheaper to fly. Amazing.

Would Bush really have any effect on the price of oil. My biggest fear is that the Arab nations would say "kill the Jews, and we will give you the oil free..." Just my scarey thoughts.


Who do we all write to? I am willing to flood the White House with emails, should this make a CHANGE in this problem, as I am sure we all would.

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