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Old 07-07-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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...and I ain't only referring to Starbucks Coffee!
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: In the North Idaho woods, still surrounded by terriers
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No one NEEDS coffee to get to work or maintain life. So...I'd have to say the cost of gas is more important at this time in history
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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I don't even drink coffee, so gas for sure. Besides, for those people that do drink coffee they don't have to buy a $4 cup, they have other choices. When it comes to gas there is only one choice we are being offered right now.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Hay, I get more mileage out of a gallon of gas than I do a cup of coffee... unless of course you add some Bailey's Irish cream to the coffee.....
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I think I missed something - who pays $4 for a cup of coffee? I pay way less than that for a whole pound of beans and that's gonna make a whole lot of cups of coffee. I make my own designer coffees (face it folks, you are talking about coffee beans, dairy and sweetener and/or seasoning products) then served hot or cold, frothy or not. Pennies, folks. It amounts to pennies.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: California
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If I buy a $4.00 cup of coffee it's only $4.00, if I fill my tank it's $100.00 so I'll say the gas is worst. But I wouldn't pay $4.00 for a cup of coffee so maybe coffee is worst, now I'm confused
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Question what happened to leadership?

I’m a coffee-oholic and I’ll go through as much as I can get. Yes I’ll pay $4 for a Starbucks however I have to say that I can do without it and it won’t affect anyone’s life. However GAS is so important that it affect everything you buy ~ more then just your tank! People are losing their jobs, businesses and companies are closing their doors, it is a tragedy that to think that with a great country like ours nothing was done in the past 30 years to prevent this occurrence. Yes,,, we have brilliant minds in private industry and government ~ they put men/women in space and bring them back, they visit planets with high-tech robots, they find ways to improve our everyday lives continuously. So why did no one see this oil shortage and high cost coming? Somebody was asleep at the wheel! This was predictable and action years ago would have corrected our direction earlier.

Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the roof of the White House, and provided an energy package for the nation. What happened and why did those solar panels come down when the next president entered office? What type of leadership did corporate America and this government provide the citizens in the last 30 years?

The auto manufactures had engineers develop items to add-on a vehicle to increase the cost of the cars and truck by maybe $10~ 15 or more. Leather seat warmers, window wipers that turned on when it rained, backup video cameras, cd tv monitors for passengers, cruise control, and more items then you’d ever need in a car – NOT one engineer ever thought about getting better gas mileage or an alternative fuel until the last year or two? Who was asleep in the corporate boardrooms of the auto industries?

Now I need to go get my coffee refilled, thank you.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Did the interest of the presidents after Carter ever think that the nation needed an energy plan? Or were they too friendly with the Saudis, OPEC, corporate oil and the auto industry CEOs?
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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I guess I'm with everybody else. While I have the ability to treat myself to a $4 cup of coffee on occasion (which I do), paying at the pump is not a treat, but a necessity.

Hey, AksarbeN.....I agree. Even worse, some of these presidents actually own oil. GGRRR
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Hey, AksarbeN.....I agree. Even worse, some of these presidents actually own oil. GGRRR
Do we call that “self interest”?
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