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    SAN FRANCISCO — With gasoline prices at a record high, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (search) is calling for the government to stop pumping oil into its emergency stockpile

    Current gasoline prices are at record levels in constant dollars, but not when inflation is taken into account. Using today's dollar, motorists paid the equivalent of $2.90 a gallon in March 1981, the government has said

    Sorry state of affairs. You know that the dependance on oil will never be addressed when Politicians advocate that $2.00 a gallon calls for "emergency" response.
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    Too bad his plan doesn't call for drilling in ANWR.
    When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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    • #3
      Ketchup powered cars? BRILLIANT!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lazydaze@Mar 30 2004, 09:05 AM
        Sorry state of affairs. You know that the dependance on oil will never be addressed when Politicians advocate that $2.00 a gallon calls for "emergency" response.
        That is a terrific point. High gas prices are the market force that could encourage investment in alternative energy sources and techologies. To lower these prices in an unnatural way only works against that which liberals say they want.
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        • #5
          phantom, we (bipartisan) have kept oil prices artificially low for decades. The resulting effects of those price controls have come to the forefront in current history. Yet, still, we look for ways to force prices down. It is a travesty.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by WinstonSmith@Mar 30 2004, 09:28 AM
            Too bad his plan doesn't call for drilling in ANWR.
            Beyond the fact that ANWR does not have a particularly huge reservoir of oil--certainly nothing that, say, raising fuel efficency standards by 5 mpg wouldn't make up for anyway--and putting aside the strange Republican fetish for drilling for oil in protected wilderness areas (the ANWR being set aside, of course, when all of the rest of Alaska's north coast was opened for drilling in the 1970s), we won't see a drop of oil from ANWR for 10 years or so even if we start drilling tomorrow, so putting out a plan to drill in ANWR won't do one damn thing for gasoline prices.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kah2523+Mar 30 2004, 08:49 AM-->
              QUOTE (kah2523 @ Mar 30 2004, 08:49 AM)

            • #8
              Originally posted by phantom@Mar 30 2004, 09:46 AM
              High gas prices are the market force that could encourage investment in alternative energy sources and techologies.
              It is the only thing that will encourage investment in alternative energy.
              Asked what he would do differently in Iraq, Kerry said, "Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."

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              • #9
                You're right, Kah.

                Lets not even try to stop our dependence on foreign oil while we try to develop "alternative" fuels.

                Besides, no one knows how much is in ANWR. Personally, I'm willing to take the risk that a few caribou might be displaced.
                When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by phantom+Mar 30 2004, 09:46 AM-->
                  QUOTE (phantom @ Mar 30 2004, 09:46 AM)

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                  Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Mar 30 2004, 09:00 AM-->
                  QUOTE (Iowa_Card @ Mar 30 2004, 09:00 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 09:46 AM

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                  Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Mar 30 2004, 10:00 AM-->
                  QUOTE (Iowa_Card @ Mar 30 2004, 10:00 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 09:46 AM

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                  Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Mar 30 2004, 10:00 AM-->
                  QUOTE (Iowa_Card @ Mar 30 2004, 10:00 AM)

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                  Originally posted by phantom+Mar 30 2004, 10:05 AM-->
                  QUOTE (phantom @ Mar 30 2004, 10:05 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 10:00 AM

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                  Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Mar 30 2004, 10:08 AM-->
                  QUOTE (Iowa_Card @ Mar 30 2004, 10:08 AM)
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 10:05 AM
                  Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2004, 10:00 AM
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