Gas Hogs

Apr. 21st, 2008 06:38 pm
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Gas prices are really out of control. Last summer the highest we paid was only a little higher than the current prices and prices usually rise in the summer because of demand. As the commercials say a lot of the cost of gas is the cost of the crude oil to make the gas (though the other 30% is a combination of % of sale profit for the company, local owners, shipping, and everyone's favorite taxes of assorted types). Now the % of sale price is a problem (as opposed to the taxes which are $x/gal ... and where the 2.999 comes from).

Why is crude high? Details )
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This week was the 35th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision by the Supreme Court. This was a landmark decision and the anti-abortionists have been doing everything they can to erode it and eventually overturn it. Why oh why would they do that? Because so many of the anti-abortionists believe that abortion is such a horrible thing that it should never ever ever be allowed (to be frank, they sometimes sound like slightly saner versions of the no gay marriage contingent). I get it that they see it as a sin. However, it isn't a sin for everyone based on that person's belief structure (if you want to start legislating against things that are a sin for any religious group; we can say good-bye to BBQ ribs, cheeseburgers, shrimp cocktail, and plan to fast during Ramadan, keep strict kosher, etc.. I don't see that happening in this country too soon.

Now, I would love to see abortions be a rare thing. my logic )

Abortions should be RARE but when they are performed they need to be SAFE, legal, and respectful. Any woman who feels that she must have an abortion has enough issues that she is dealing with. Having random people spit on her is NOT a good thing (and that doesn't even talk about the women who are going to clinics to get pre-natal care and WANT their child but have to be preached to and reviled by the masses.

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