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Old 06-08-2019, 04:40 PM
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According to the Democrat Party life on earth will end in 12 years unless we do something about global warming. Right now, they are blaming President Trump for doing nothing. OK.

Back in 1973, I was living and Canada and the Arab countries decided to quit shipping oil to the US. I needed to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco a couple of weeks after the boycott started.

The THREE Republican Governors, Washington(Evans), Oregon(McCall), California(Reagan), immediately lowered the speed limit to 55 MPH to save gas. Evans in Washington dropped it to 50 MPH, but later raised it back to 55 MPH. They also ordered that streetlights be shut off after 10:00?? pm and all businesses were to shut their outside lights and signs when closed.

It was weird driving down I-5 with only an odd business sign lit, and all the streetlights off. We as college students, drove all night long. But it was I thought a appropriate response by the Governors to an emergency.

So here we are almost 50 years later. This time talking about life on the planet ending in 12 years. The Democrats say they want to impose TAXES to save the planet. Well, instead of taxes how about 55 MPH. The amount of CO2 generate by vehicles is significantly less at 55 MPH and transportation is a MAJOR contributor to C02 generation.

Washington, Oregon and California are very, very liberal states these days committed to combating global climate change. One Governor, Inslee is running for President on this issue alone. He is that committed to reducing C02.

Ah, but there is President Trump. EXCEPT speed limits are set by the states, not the Federal Government. Just like in 1973, we can have 55 MPH speed limits on I-5, with the streetlights off, OVERNIGHT.

All we need is for the three Democrat governors to commit to saving the planet and dropping the speed limit to 55 MPH......TOMORROW or AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

If you live in one of these states.....write the Governors and ask them to SAVE THE PLANET...SPEED LIMIT 55.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:45 PM
 
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No thanks.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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I consider myself an environmentalists but bringing back 55 I donít think so.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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Not gonna happen.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Understand this... they want the money more they want to save the planet.

That - and they really can't prove the planet is in danger from energy usage. The main arguments are... is hot outside, and California is on fire again. And they use peer pressure to try and make people feel stupid for not believing them.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:53 PM
 
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Terrible idea, Government roads kill enough motorists as it is.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:56 PM
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I consider myself an environmentalists but bringing back 55 I donít think so.
Wow...12 years to the end of life on earth.....and you don't want to SLOW DOWN to save the planet??
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:56 PM
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As a daily highway commuter my only response to this proposal is **** you.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UPQ...43--uw&index=7
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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three things:

1. the 55 limit turned more "Mr&Mrs America" into criminals than prohibition.
2. states "went along" with it because Federal highway money "went along" with it, just like age 21 drinking laws do now.
3. my opinion is, if 55 is the goal, do not increase taxes, just withhold Federal funds. it worked well the last time it was tried.
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