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Friday, August 12, 2005
SUV Sales and Expensive Gasoline
How could someone be foolish enough to buy a gas-guzzling SUV at a time when gasoline prices are soaring and expected to continue to stay high for the next several years? Is it a good idea for the automakers to be giving these vehicles the hard sell right about now? For an interesting discussion on the matter by a bunch of people who are wondering the same questions, see this forum.

- SUVs flying out of showrooms: MADNESS [PeakOil.com]
- Posted at 7:34 PM | Permalink | Comments: 3 | Post a Comment |  

How could someone be foolish enough to take another hit from a crack pipe when they are an emaciated, head-bobbing, nervous wreck?

Addiction. It's a disease. Americanitis.

By aaron, at 8/14/2005 12:50 PM  

America, we still love you but something’s wrong…
America, we still love you but something’s wrong, you’re full of shit.
Your only hope a major detox.
A national enema, a transnational colonic!
America, go on a vision quest.
Draw a circle around yourself in the wilderness and stay there for three days–seven days–twenty-one days.
Without food or water.
Completely silent and alone, humbly offering up your senses to the spirit surrounding you.
With purity of purpose, with humility and grace.
Surrender all pretense, all excuses and explanations.
Blow the poisons out of your gut.
Release the junk clogging your mind.
America, life is not property.
Break the globalization trance.
Abandon your cockeyed, reductive vision.
It’s only resulted in ignorance, superstition, plague.
Only resulted in your essence owned by corporations.
Only resulted in you Americanizing the planet, making it over in your image as if you were God.
America, heal yourself.
Pull the plug on your addictions.
Open your eyes to the consequences of your actions.
Wash your hands of the blood which stains them.
Before your bloated ego brings the heavens crashing down around you.
If the opportunity for recovery even still exists.
Because, raving in darkness, you’ve sailed past the point of no return many times.
Without love your soul appears deformed.
Rigidity and fixation triumph.
–Michael Brownstein

By aaron, at 8/14/2005 12:56 PM  

Even better is an article I read while on vacation saying that GE Capital was helping establish the same type of buy-on-credit financing schemes to help the Chinese finance their first generation of middle class autos. That's not really helping control gas costs.

By peakguy, at 8/15/2005 6:35 PM  

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