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[ale] [OT] cartoon on BP spill blame



Since my late wife was asthmatic (and what killed her), I happen to 
agree about air quality. We had a wonderful time when as students (and 
therefor no real health insurance either) the winter wood smoke landed 
her in the hospital for five days. Really effective use of a graduate 
student's time...

Any accounting experts want to guesstimate the cost of personal 
transportation on human health? Don't forget that cities with 
functioning mass transit have fewer issues with obesity also.

On 06/18/2010 03:28:48 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> Had to read all the way to the bottom to figure out why the language
> was not
> making sense:
> 
> "*Ben Lieberman is senior analyst of energy and environmental policy
> in The
> Heritage Foundation's Roe Institute."*
> 
> I'll tingly at $10/gal tax on gas. I'll get positively "orgasmically
> glowing" if the extra revenues are used to build a _working_
> transportation
> system that doesn't aggravate my breathing every summer. I'm sick of
> warnings about the air being so polluted from (mostly) car exhaust
> that its
> not safe for children and elderly to breath.
> 
> tax, baby, tax
> 
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Preston Boyington
> <preston.lists at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Jim Kinney wrote:
> > <snipped>
> > > I do recall the oil crisis of the 70's when gas spiked to over a
> dollar
> > > per gal and there were lines to get it. We missed the opportunity
> test
> > > economic theories then of supply and demand by raising the gas
> taxes to
> > > curb demand. We blew it then and again in 2008.
> > >
> > > Taxes are sort of like consultant fees: they should never go down
> and
> > > should always climb to the point where _everyone_ is complaining.
> > >
> >
> > guess you'll get all 'tingly' is this comes to pass then:
> >
> > $7-a-gallon gas?
> > The folly of O's oil-spill 'fix'
> >
> > http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/
> gallon_gas_9GlF3o1xIcIBelOV3k0RsK?
> utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Arrant Drivel - really, it's just trash...
> > http://www.arrantdrivel.com/
> >
> > Where the road takes me - a highwayman's perspective
> > http://www.prestonboyington.com/
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> 
> -- 
> -- 
> James P. Kinney III
> Actively in pursuit of Life, Liberty and Happiness
> Doing pretty well on all 3 pursuits
> 
>  Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is 
> by
> faith, then you are conceding that it can?t be taken on its own
> merits.
>    Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992
> 

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