Friday, May 23, 2008

Not much to say, but a whole lot to think

This is getting to be ridiculous. Gas just keeps going up and it's never going to come down. People cannot keep paying $4+ a gallon. Something's gotta give. And to anyone who says, "Well people in Europe pay $6+ a gallon!" this is my response: Europe actually has public transportation. There are trains, buses, subway stations, etc. They don't need to drive cars! People in Utah can't live like that! There are no trains or metros here! The sad truth is you need a car to get places. And yet we still can't drill in Alaska. We're heading toward a crisis, but oh no, we need to save the lemmings or whatever the heck lives there. Gah, stupid environmentalists.
Honestly though, with all the technology we have nowadays, you'd think we could come up with a solution to this problem. Here's your conspiracy theory for the day: I bet someone's paying off the scientists who've already discovered it. Ok, not really, but it is a little frustrating. The best thing we can come up with is fuel from corn, which apparently creates another problem in and of itself? There's got to be something better out there.
Think about it, think, think about it. :)


Vae Gannon said...

The interesting thing about ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) is that it is all freaking swampland! The people who are protecting it haven't even seen it. On top of that, Alaska is so massive, that an oil rig would be like a needle in a haystack. AND, people predicted all sorts of doom for the animals when the Alaskan pipeline was built, but guess what, they don't care! It didn't affect them at all.

Ana said...

Lemmings? Are lemmings real? Like... the little weird creatures in the Lemmings game on the computer... THOSE aren't real. What ARE lemmings? Hahaha. :P
And I TOTALLY agree! In Utah, you HAVE to have a car. Or walk everywhere. Unless you're in provo on campus, and can maybe take a bus at least partway to where you're going. But it's SO not like public transportation in Europe. :P Meh. Stupid people...
Seriously, someone HAS to do something about gas prices.