Well...just yesterday I said a few more entries like that and this would turn into a driving journal.
Then today, somebody tailgated me ... again. Brake check...still tailgating.
Then we come to a section of road with three lanes. One going northbound, another southbound and in the middle a centre turn lane.
You're not supposed to use the centre turn lane to pass another vehicle, but that's exactly what some woman in a Chevy Malibu did. The speed limit on that section of road is 35 mph. I was doing 37. She passed me in the centre turn lane as if I were standing still.
Some times I wonder why I even drive on the roads...the drivers out there like that really upset me.
But something else upset me later on...a paper that said that petrol prices in the US could reach 10$ per gallon.
Here's what gets me. 16 years ago Bill Clinton, while running for the presidency, was talking about hydrogen fuel cells. Now I've already written about them - that they're only a stop-gap. But that's not my point.
12 years ago as President Clinton ran for his second term, he again talked about hydrogen fuel cells. Eight years ago, George Bush talked about hydrogen fuel cells while he was running for the presidency. Four years ago, President Bush again mentioned hydrogen fuel cells.
16 years, folks. Not one damn thing got done by the politicians due to the oil industry's lobbyists. NOT ONE DAMN THING.
Could you imagine what the US could do with the money that we're using to purchase oil? We could solve so many problems with that money. We could also tell the oil producing states that we don't need their oil.
Guess what would happen? They'd suddenly lose a HUGE source of revenue. Some of those governments might crumble. And they'd ALL treat the US with more respect.
Of course, that's just a fairy tale. You and I both know that with the record profits that the oil companies are posting that nothing will get done.
And yes, I've seen Shell's, BP's and Chevron's propaganda adverts about being "Green."
Buffalo chips. They could have solved the problem already. Now, the technology for fuel cells is ALMOST there ... but we could have had it 16 years ago.
And biofuel? Good idea as another stop-gap. But don't believe the propaganda that the rise in food prices is due to the biofuels being used. We produce only enough biofuels to account for 20 per cent of the increase in food prices. Don't believe me? Google it.
Somebody, somewhere, is making a tonne of money. I have no problem with people making money, but I DO have a problem with forcing other people to pay higher prices for you to get it.
Again, before you call me a conspiracy theororist, G O O G L E I T. Seriously. Google is your friend. Well...sometimes not. But that's another story.
And speaking of stories, what's wrong with this picture:
(Image copyright 2008 Europa Technologies. Courtesy of Google Earth.)
That building is on a US Naval Base. Seriously. Google (God, that sounds like a broken record, doesn't it?) "Swastika building" and you'll find it.