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    $5 gas in Caleeeefornia
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    We're planning to buy a Prius in 2008. Fortunately my commute doesn't require burning petrochemicals and hubby's commute is less than 10 miles. It's way past time for people to start acting on reducing their consumption of petrochemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    We're planning to buy a Prius in 2008. Fortunately my commute doesn't require burning petrochemicals and hubby's commute is less than 10 miles. It's way past time for people to start acting on reducing their consumption of petrochemicals.
    I had a premonition that might happen. That must be why I quit the day job this year - so I could commute in bare feet. Fortunately Mrs. Beachy has about a 3-minute commute to her school, 10 blocks away. So, I suppose we are doing our part to help conserve energy.
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    We bought a Prius last year. It's a great car! We don't commute either but figure not only is it doing the right thing but also protecting us from those higher gas prices.

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    Enough to further freak out the consumers as they enter into Holiday Shopping mode. Add this to loans crisis. This s*cks.

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    Im so glad I take public transportation into work. It would ruffle my feathers to pay that kinda dough for a gallon of gas.
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    It's harsh but in the UK it sold for 1 UK pound a litre and there are about 3.78 litre to the gallon so a gallon in the UK a gallon would cost about $8.00
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    Let's say you work 10 miles from home. If you take a bus or a train, there's a pretty good chance that it is going to take you about an hour to get to work when you figure in the odd ten minutes or so waiting for the bus, and the walking portion of your trip. If you drive you'll take close to an hour too in many cases, if you are dealing with heavy traffic, getting a parking spot, etc.

    At a moderate pace, you can go 10 miles on a bicycle in just under an hour, and let's not overlook the health benefits.

    Time to sell some bicycle helmets and accessories. A hell of a lot lot of folks are going to consider switching over soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyM
    We bought a Prius last year. It's a great car! We don't commute either but figure not only is it doing the right thing but also protecting us from those higher gas prices.
    you can also buy a toyota yaris for a fraction of what a prius costs...and a yaris, corolla, or any several other compact 4-cylinder japanese cars will be very good on gas. actually, the highway mpg on a prius is not much better. where the prius hybrid technology really makes a difference is around town. plus, never a need to replace/dispose used batteries. i'm currently exploring this route.

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    Gas is currently at around $3.50 a gallon in Los Angeles. I drive a classic tank that inhales gas. Good thing I don't have to commute.

    A brilliant way to cut down on petrochemicals is solar power. So Cal, AZ, FL and parts of Nevada could go solar easily. I don't understand why these states (at least) haven't yet made a big shift to solar power. So Cal alone would have enough sunshine year round to do just fine with it.
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    I don't understand why these states (at least) haven't yet made a big shift to solar power.
    Cause the Evil Empire know known as the oil companies will not just stand by and let that happen.

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