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Old 05-28-2008, 05:51 PM   #61
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"I noticed while driving on the freeway last weekend that no one was driving 70 mph even though that's the limit. Everyone had reduced their speed."

This is REALLY bad news for the state and municipal governments should the practice catch on. They depend on speeding violations as a significant source of revenue and have stepped up enforcement in a number of localities to goose up the bottom line as other income streams, such as taxes, continue to contract.

It would be a grand joke if every driver absolutely obeyed all traffic laws for, say, the next month.
Politicians, bureaucrats and police officers would be livid!!

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Old 05-28-2008, 08:27 PM   #62
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It would be a grand joke if every driver absolutely obeyed all traffic laws for, say, the next month.
I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to come about.

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Old 05-29-2008, 12:14 AM   #63
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I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that to come about.
Our kid's had her learner's permit for nearly three weeks.

For that entire time we've been driving below the speed limit, coming to a full stop behind the stop sign's white line, yielding the right of way, not trying to beat the yellow light, signaling for turns, and generally following every freaking rule I can remember everything she's learned from the driver's manual.

It's driving me crazy.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:13 AM   #64
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Bully for her! Hopefully, she remain one of the 0.00001% of drivers who do those things...
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:17 AM   #65
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On CNBC (gag) this morning this fellow When Tom Petrie talks, oilmen listen (Dealscape)

said he has no quarrel with oil coming to $200-$300 barrel and that Peak Oil theory is real, here and starting to be reflected in the price of oil. Everybody will soon be yakking about peak oil. He said the Saudi's were fooled by the oil companies 40 years ago, when the Saudis understood little about own oil, and the oil companies told them they had so much oil that they could never run out. That is why the Saudi's always still act like they have lots of excess oil.
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The Saudis lie lie & lie. Up until 1978, ARAMCO (the ARab AMerican oil COmpany) was a US/Saudi joint ownership company. Production and field details were published to meet US financial requirements. After the Saudis nationalized it (now Saudi ARAMCO), it became secret. And with no significant exploration, they magically did a major increase to their "proven" reserves (this after many years of oil production). It is all political.
The Saudi house of cards will crumble once the world see's that they can not significantly increase production, because their super giant field is following the curve of all oil fields. Nothing lasts forever, no matter how much spin is used.
The future looks bleak for Saudi Arabia - Declining oil production, rapidly increasing very young population without enough jobs for them, most people are poor. They heavily subsidize oil products for their restive population to try to stay on top of them. A cooker for terrorism.
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