This is a discussion on Don't Pump Gas on May 15th within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by Decrypt Drive less Walk Ride a bike Get over yourself - take the bus These reasons are ...
I use my own poop for fuel! Methane baby!
Holy crap this is everywhere! I just saw it on some videogame's forums!!!
I bus it.
Staying away from General.
This won't work. Just deal with the prices, like Salem said, other countries have it worse. God, I hate being an American sometimes. We are not the only country in the world! The only way this "Don't pump gas" thing would work, is if the government monitors the day, such as a "No-Gas" day like they had during WW2.
> We are not the only country in the world!
So that means that our right to complain about things goes away?
As for the people coming in here saying "I pay $50/gallon", good for you. I'd love to have the services that are paid for by the taxes that drive up your gas prices.
You will always have the right to complain, what makes you think I meant that? I'm just saying it can be excessive. You should find comfort in knowing that you don't have it as bad as other people do, however, I don't see that happening. A famous quote, "Life's a .........., and then you die"
Like I said, the extra taxes that people in other countries pay on their gas pays for services we don't get here (healthcare, for one).
If you rolled what I pay for gas together with what I pay for medical+dental insurance, it'd be right about $6-7 a gallon as well.
How is National Insurance paid for?
> dental insurance.
Haha, Brits don't have dental insurance
I should have qualified those statements; I meant "when you can." Clearly someone who lives a long way from work (though, in a more harsh stance than I'd probably take, those are choices made knowing how much driving it will entail) has a hard time cutting driving time in that manner. I was trying to illustrate that, if we're going to be so conscious of gas prices, we should also be conscious of how we're using - and wasting - that gas. A few minor reductions in our gas consumption can help to offset the rising price of fuel.
There is a difference between tedious and difficult.
> Tell me again about American gas prices?
Hey, I'm completely willing to admit I was wrong. My point is still correct though - your excess taxes go to other services. I don't specifically know what the gas taxes would go to - maybe injecting flavor into your food?
PS 38%+ isn't that much more than us, especially if, as you said, you earn a lot