Let's talk about OIL for a moment ...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by aphexcoil, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. As you know, gas prices are currently at an all-time high (not adjusted for inflation, though -- where gas once cost around $3.00 a gallon in the early 80's).

    Many europeon countries pay x2, x3 -- even four times or more what we pay for our gasoline, so let's keep that in perspective.

    However, here are some ideas I came up with that will really make a difference if you take the time to follow them.

    1. Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

    If your tires are underinflated, you could be wasting a few percent in MPG -- which translates to 5 to 10 cents a gallon right now.

    2. Don't gun your engine!

    Start off a little slower at intersections -- again, another percent or so over the long run.

    3. If you have A/C, keep your windows closed.

    Driving around with your windows open creates more drag and causes your engine to work harder -- again, another few percent given back to you.

    4. Carpool if possible!

    5. Trade in your Escalade or Corvette for a Honda Civic -- if you can afford it, buy a Civic for your normal transportation and only drive your Escalade when you are pimpin'.

  2. ".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty and federaltive development of self government entrusted to us. It is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth."


    Some things never change.

    We take what we want.