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Thread #91008   Message #1732252
Posted By: Anonny Mouse
02-May-06 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Subject: RE: BS: DRILL ANWR now!!!!
Let me first address the environmentalist-oriented folks. What did "I" do was a question. Fair enough.

I have "downsized" both mine and my wife's vehicle. I now drive a 4 cyl Mazda "6"--My wife is in a Jeep Liberty (smallish SUV). Where WE live 4WD isn't a luxury, it's a neccessity. The Liberty is much better on gas than our former, beloved Cherokee with a V-8. I got ride of an Alero with a V-6 to A Mazda 6, 4 cyl. We also combine trips to stores, Mall, or elsewhere. Believe me, if the waiting list for a Prius wasn't months to YEARS (although improving) I wouldda bought a Prius. So there.

As for the Bush "oil policy," I don NOT support him or his minions on much of it. "Political correctness" has sullied the ANWR and off-shore drilling for the time being. No doubt, both areas would slake our oil needs for the next 50 YEARS! However, hybrid cars are where it's at. 5 years from now there will have been a complete switchoever. You can take that to the Bank or Broker. Get in on the lower floors--it is the next big thing (along with a batter development that will BLOW YOUR MINDS! [can say nothing more]). But it's a comin'...and we will all benefit from it. A DECADE from now, the "oil rich" middle east will be a distant memory. They know it; that's one of the reasons Iran want's nukes. It's all about OIL! But it won't be soon enough for some of us.........LOL.