The US Senate has approved a bill that would require vehicles sold in the US to burn 30% less fuel by the year 2020.
Fuel efficiency will have to be 35mpg. The measure is part of a wider draft law on conserving energy and promoting alternative fuels.
As reported by the BBC. But come on–let us look at this realistically! It is still away to postpone the implimentation of alt fuel vehicles. This is a stop gap thing to appease the people while leaving the oil companies the resource to continue massive profits. I guess the American peoploe are as uninformed as I think they are.
Come on people–look at this plan–it is a band-aid for a gunshot wound!
If this is truly to help our dependency on oil and the environment, why will it take 13 years to impliment? Why not make it the law by 2010 instead of 2020. This whole thing is total bullsh*t!
The price of gas–everyone is just chomping at the bit because the price of gas has gone down a few cents. Life for the SUV culture is becoming more tolerable. OK ask yourself these questions–Is there a real scarcity of oil or is it being constructed by the oil companies? Why is not the maintance of the refineries done when demand is low? Would running refineries at a reduced rate enhance profits? If you find the answers to these questions, then you have the larger picture–a handful of companies can control the people and at the same time make obscene profits.
Yesterday Nader implied he would running again as a 3rd party candidate. WHY? Hey Ralph, you cannot win! Go back to sleep, I am sure you need a nap by now. OK let us ressurrect thew Green Party, sure spend time and money on a hopeless cause. Onlky thing you do, Ralph, is get people to sign a petition. Nothing has changed in the 100 years you have been running. Let it go, Bubba!
As long as we are talking about it, Bloomberg, if he runs for president, which party will be the lucky one? A third party? What would be the platform? I know, go out and amass a fortune, then you too could be a candidate for pres. This is a ego-centric person who will not like to lose and will bring whatever party he decides to grace, down.
Just wanted to add that the crazy McCain has fallen to 5th spot, tied with Brownback, in the national polls. Poor guy is self-destructing and quickly. Maybe he should let Sponge Bob do his talking for him. Just a thought.
If a third way is really ever gonna work, then by God, give Unity08 your support!
Hamas has overwhelmed Fatah in the Gaza Strip and sent the fragile coalition government in Palestine into a tailspin; the ability of President Abbas to lead Palestine is severely undermined. Stability in Palestine is critical for the entire Middle East and especially for Israel.
The United States must play a diplomatic role in guaranteeing unified statehood for Palestine and security for Israel. The Bush administration has missed multiple opportunities to exercise leadership in this area.
At no point during the recent Democratic and Republican debates did any candidate outline a comprehensive plan to address Palestinian issues.
The conflict in Palestine has serious implications for the United States. The challenges are complex and will not be resolved by military intervention. Constructive diplomatic engagement is the answer. Any serious candidate for the presidency must demonstrate the knowledge, fortitude and leadership to utilize diplomacy in the Middle East and elsewhere as the primary means to peace and security.
I mean, Bush’s plan seems to be that all the countries in the region must go through a civil war and then look for democracy.