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View Poll Results: 55 MPH Speed Limit
For 55 MPH Limit 79 6.60%
Against 55 MPH Limit 1,000 83.54%
I'm fine with whichever 118 9.86%
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #81
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the price gouging is due to people playing the market...check forbes.com for info
One of the reasons is speculation. I'm not sure what you mean by price gouging? Who's doing that?

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Pretending there is no gas problem won't get things fixed......
Just because one is not in favor of a national law restricting speed, doesn't mean they are pretending there isn't a problem. As the price increases, drivers will make their own decisions of what is needed to save money.

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The whole idea behind this 55mph proposal, is to reduce the overall gasoline usage in this country......which it will to a small degree if the limit is enforced strictly.
Yeah, since there isn't anything else more important to take care of, such as crime.

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No, we need to immediately start drilling in our own country.
The only reason OPEC is able to deliberately decrease output and set the price of oil at $140 a barrel is because they have us over a barrel.
Disruptions in the Middle East puts a damper on production sometimes.

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They have no real competition in the oil market.
We have more oil in Alaska alone than Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Venezuela all combined..
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Starting drilling now will make OPEC increase supply and lower prices so they can stay competitive.

And the "10 years" it will take for us to get our own drilled oil is BS. It would be 2 - 3 years max until our newly drilled oil hits the market..
Not necessarily. It depends on the oil itself and the refineries' capabilities. May I remind you that in the late 90's, the Republican Congress sent a bill to Clinton for drilling at ANWR. That was 10 years ago...

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Plus we have capped oil wells all over the midwest that we aren't allowed to touch because of environmental restrictions.

All we have to do there is start pumping.

Supply isn't the problem. Government regulations and restrictions are.
Supply IS a problem due to Government regulations and restrictions.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:23 PM   #82
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May I remind you that in the late 90's, the Republican Congress sent a bill to Clinton for drilling at ANWR. That was 10 years ago...
Bill Clinton vetoed that bill =)
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We're paying $4.00+ for gasoline mostly because we're importing such a large percentage of the oil. The people selling it to us are well aware of what's been going on. They have no reason to lower their prices.

But.....they will have good reason to lower their prices when they see that we have become serious. Conserving every bit of gasoline usage is only the first step.....a small step, but in the right direction. After that we need to open up every area for new drilling....right now, followed by the building of new refineries. We have massive quantities of coal....which can be converted into gasoline. "Energy independence" is what we should be attempting to achieve.

IMHO.....when the mid-east oil people believe they might lose us as their biggest customer, their oil pricing may go back to sane levels.

Keep up business as usual, and you'll soon be looking back at $4.00 gal gasoline as "the good old days".
You do realize oil is a global commodity traded in the commodities markets? Everyone pays the same price for a barrel of oil.
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I do say that drilling in Alaska would do us justice. How big is that area that they, the government, wants to drill maybe 100 acres out of 13 million. I've seen a few emails floating around of this area. It is barren land, nothing not even life. I say leave FL alone though. They complain enough about gators as it stands already don't mess with their habatit any more.
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Bill Clinton vetoed that bill =)
Yep!

I want to make it known that I didn't point out Clinton because I think he was the root of the problem. Before him, George H.W. Bush also vetoed a similar bill.

We haven't done anything to increase the supply or lower the demand for decades.
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amen to that as well....we have the oil just not enough refineries
Refining capacity has increased by 20% since the 80's. However, the amount of refineries have DECREASED. The reason is that it's cheaper to add on to existing refineries and implement better technology than to build new ones. Plus, who wants a refinery in their backyard...
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wow who over said that alaska has more oil then the middle east is ignorant and u guys do know that the us gets most of its oil from Canada right its called oil sand

http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/p...nt/import.html

note the of those evil middle east countrys we dont import from them
Saudi Arabia technically our allies
Iraq enough said
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^^^ I didn't know that, but the only thing I do want to add is who knows how much oil is anywhere. You can drill & find some, a whole shitload, or none. research helps but until you get down in it you really don't know. But, what you stated is good to know. Let's invade Canada. jk. Sorry guys.

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Supply isn't the problem. Government regulations and restrictions are.[/QUOTE]

Not only restrictions, but also fuel producers. they hold many reserves here in the states that they do not tap they are sort-of a savings acount. they hold countless leases that are just waiting for th eright time. they put presure on us we put preasure on govnt and they open up more places for them...

they get more fuel and what do they do they still ration it out like debears.

There is no solution.
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We need to find the man that got a car running about 40 miles off a gallon of water. Oh, wait the gov. put a lid on him. Crap what next?
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