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Old 10-10-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Wow, it only took this thread 9 hours to go from interesting to downright stupid! Quick, someone go get DianeGiam to tell us Tennessee has a better kind of gas!
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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CuCullan, Better you than me, I didn't want to waste my time anymore as this happened to myself about colleges the other day with a poster from North Carolina. If you ignore ignorant people they usually go away.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:13 PM
 
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i did not read this entire thread.. but has anyone mentioned that maybe they were thinking safety?? it's pretty safe to be in a SUV..
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Wow, it only took this thread 9 hours to go from interesting to downright stupid! Quick, someone go get DianeGiam to tell us Tennessee has a better kind of gas!
Hmmm and where has our star jersey Basher been lately!!
I was waiting for the imput on SUV's in TN
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Wow, it only took this thread 9 hours to go from interesting to downright stupid! Quick, someone go get DianeGiam to tell us Tennessee has a better kind of gas!

BWHAHAHAHA! Unbeliveable! What a strange thing for kort to get so fired up about. I miss DianeGiam~~ (did I just say that? )
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Old 10-11-2007, 08:19 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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i did not read this entire thread.. but has anyone mentioned that maybe they were thinking safety?? it's pretty safe to be in a SUV..
Posted about that earlier. Its really not.. I don't know what page I mentioned it on though.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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I have a large SUV, a Toyota Land Cruiser, to be exact,my kids are grown, but I use it to transport my 3 dogs now and to go to recycling (how ironic) and to carry my luggage when I travel. It's the slippery slope argument, I know, but there's no way I'd get my 3 hounds in a mini cooper. I'm just sayin.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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More then likely because many in NM don't have the income to afford them
So people in NJ don't have the money to afford property taxes, yet they have the money to purchase Hummers. I understand things perfectly now. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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why is it any of your business how people chose to spend their money?
try minding your own business!
It IS our business as a society to intervene when others are being socially-irresponsible in the allocation of scarce resources. Gasoline prices are going up for everyone because demand is increasing. As supply of this non-renewable resource dwindles, prices increase---that's just basic economics. As more and more people buy Hummers just to "look cool", our resources are being depleted more quickly, leading to more drastic increases in price for everyone, including those of us who drive fuel-efficient vehicles to be socially-responsible in an effort to slow the depletion of gasoline. Why should people who drive fuel-efficient vehicles, like me, be punished financially just so others can say "It's a free country. I'll do what I want?" How about you people drive your Hummers and then reimburse the rest of us for the extra expenses each year we incur from paying higher gas prices via a "gas-guzzler tax." Perhaps when you realize just how closely demand and price are related you will all stop with the "capitalism" excuse as a reason to justify buying a Hummer at the expense of others. I figured a state with so many college degree holders would have residents who knew more about the depletion of scarce resources leading to price increases for said resource, but I suppose I was wrong.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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It IS our business as a society to intervene when others are being socially-irresponsible in the allocation of scarce resources. Gasoline prices are going up for everyone because demand is increasing. As supply of this non-renewable resource dwindles, prices increase---that's just basic economics. As more and more people buy Hummers just to "look cool", our resources are being depleted more quickly, leading to more drastic increases in price for everyone, including those of us who drive fuel-efficient vehicles to be socially-responsible in an effort to slow the depletion of gasoline. Why should people who drive fuel-efficient vehicles, like me, be punished financially just so others can say "It's a free country. I'll do what I want?" How about you people drive your Hummers and then reimburse the rest of us for the extra expenses each year we incur from paying higher gas prices via a "gas-guzzler tax." Perhaps when you realize just how closely demand and price are related you will all stop with the "capitalism" excuse as a reason to justify buying a Hummer at the expense of others. I figured a state with so many college degree holders would have residents who knew more about the depletion of scarce resources leading to price increases for said resource, but I suppose I was wrong.

typical naive liberal groupthink, society has no right to determine how I spend my money, how I use resources available to all, how much debt I care to carry, like I noted earlier, next you'll be telling me what church to go to and what I can eat, oops they're already doing that!
One fact you fail to recognize is that the users of cars that use more fuel is the fact that they pay more taxes because they buy more fuel, you feel good driving an econobox, good for you, but to try and force others to share your views under the misguided guise of your idea of what is right and wrong is the beginning of slippery slope.
what the so called do gooders like you don't grasp is that there is no one size solution to problems that fits all. the east germans tried it, everyone got a white trabant, a terrible car that was an under powered, unsafe polluting hunk of metal, the first possession they dumped when they were liberated from the tyranny they suffered under was that piece of crap car.

You ideas make you appear as a poster boy for demagoguery and tyranny, god save us from your ilk
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