Gas Prices Affect you...If you DRIVE or NOT

@Pitgull (1523)
United States
July 6, 2008 3:00pm CST
Whether you drive or not, all consumers are affected by gas prices. Where do you buy your food? How does your food get there? People burn gas to deliver your food. When gas prices go up, food prices go up. So in the end, we all feel it. Starting to get worried now? You should be. Let's do something about it..
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10 responses
• United States
6 Jul 08
So what is your idea to eliviate the gas prices and in return the consumer prices? I have read online about a hydro powered vehicle conversion that actually cuts your fuel consumption in half. I posted a discussion about it: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1579991.aspx yet there has been no responses so either noone has tried this or it does not sound like a good idea to tanyone. I actually wanted to know if this system actually worked or if anyone else had any good ideas. You are completely right as the high gas prices do effect everyone no matter if they drive or not by way of transportation hike up. thank you for the interesting topic and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
@Annie2 (594)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I have never heard of a hydro powered vehicle conversion.
• United States
7 Jul 08
you can read a little about it at http://www.runyourcarwithwater.com. Although they have a referal plan I am giving a direct link so that you can see the information. thank you for the response and have a great day!!!
• United States
6 Jul 08
Gas prices definitely affect me because I drive an SUV. That's enough said. lol
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
7 Jul 08
My boyfriend works construction and their big on keeping their customers pleased. So they drive all over Texas to do just an hour or so worth of work... At least it's for work....
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@cream97 (29168)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Yes, this is true.. Even if you don't drive or not, gas prices still tend to be very high. Sometimes we may have to pay someone for taking us where we have to go. Or we will still have to pay public transportation or so. I don't live in the city, so I don't have the extra benefits as someone whom does live here.. The subway would be an option, but not for me.. I wish it could..
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@Annie2 (594)
• United States
6 Jul 08
The prices of everything going up due to gasoline price increases is just making hard times get harder. People choose between healthcare, medicine and food. Now they are adding gasoline to the choices. I have tried to do more bicycling and walking to save on gasoline spending, but in a bigger town, it isn't always feasible. I try to plan my outings for an area and do as much as I can in one trip. I no longer have a van to drive. It was terrible for gas. I drive a mid-size car now and it isn't too bad, but it isn't too good either. I can't even afford to visit my daughter and grandchildren as often as I used to and they only live about 20 or so miles away!
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@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I'm sorry to hear that...it's interesting, although I hear all this stuff on the news, it appears flying has gotten cheaper. I'm going back to Ny this summer and my round trip ticket was about $300....we were planning on driving....and usually my ticket is about $400....so something is different....maybe I fly with a good airline, but I really don't have rewards or anything for them.... Isn't there something we can do with magnetism and electricity...and incorporate it into public transportation, which would decrease our consumption of oil? Just an idea....we need to start thinking outside the box....who's to say it's the Governments job to solve?
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
7 Jul 08
I really want to see what others said, when I get the link, I am asked if I want to respond? The link doesnt give the option to View the entire discussion. We all ought to start walking riding bikes grow our own food so to have the source close by, and use horses and wagons to hall food, move out of the city into small self suficient communities where production of food is priority and shipping is less involved. And let them keep their gas.
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I'd love to grow my own food, but given my present situation, that's quite impossible. I don't own land, don't have enough money to start up a farm, or even the room for a garden. Although I think those are all wonderful ideas. But I do believe, that those that have the resources (including time...), it might be wise to do so... Small self sufficient communities, are a wonderful idea, but then and again....check out David Koresch in Waco... they built their house, look what the Government thought was just to do to it....
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
7 Jul 08
I dont understand the last line of your reply. Wacco was another story. Sometimes there is one who ruins it for all. I believe that part of that communities problems stated or revolved around arms. There is an international organization that lists free these types of commmunities. They have over two thoousand communityies listed. This shows me that there are people doing it and doing it successfully. There can always be a bad seed. The government can burn all two thousand communities. The thing is to not give them a reason. Had wacco been using there time to compile food instead of arms I doubt they'd have had the same problems. It might not be the governments job to control the gas prices, but it is their job to protect us from invasion. For this reason we dont need to stock pile infanite arms. And who really knows the truth behind Wacco? Sometimes these things happen, what we all need to do is learn from them so that they dont keep happening. I personally think a person can more easily raise money and conscience enough to by land before they can educate the government and change it. If it is the governments job what can we do to get them to change? Sincerely lets change the world! :)
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Because of how the high price of gas has caused food prices to skyrocket, I am forced to only buy store-brand food unless there is really no store-brand version of something and there is no other way. It has forced me to take public transportation all over this county just so I can get store-brand items for cheaper. My diet is very certified-organic due to health problems, and my income is tiny. My income has not increased to compensate for the higher price of things. So, you can imagine how difficult this is. In fact, I plan to take off on the bus again pretty soon here to do more shopping, as if the roughly thirty-mile bus trip yesterday to Safeway and back wasn't enough. But, you see, I can only carry a limited amount at a time, being that I can't even afford the gas for a car. I'd say, buy generic and store-brand food whenever possible. It's cheaper.
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
6 Sep 08
It's interesting how one thing can affect so much. It's also interesting that so many people are having the same problems, and yet there seems to be such an issue determining which candidate is in touch and wants to tackle these issues? Considering the position of this country and what we are experiencing, there should be no question this November. Good strategy! Generic food. Same thing with milk, because man the prices...and have you seen orange juice? Cereal? Yet again the rich getting richer, thanks to a Republican....
@CEVCEV (544)
8 Jul 08
I would like to say that we all should resort to alternative energy, but it is not feasable for all as the cost of the technology is to expensive for most people. So all these green taxes imposed on us should be used to subsidise the cost of implementing these solar panels / wind turbines. It's my opinion that many alternative energy ideas are stiffled.
@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
8 Jul 08
We've always needed another source of energy. A replenishable, reliable source... Do you know there are people out there fighting for the Ethanol companies? Trying to get them the same rights as the oil companies have? I understand equality. That's what they say they are fighting for. But they are fighting for the tax credits and the right to exploit us to make how ever much money they desire.... Maybe our issue deals with how many rights we have extended to these companies, why can't we repeal or do away with some of these laws that are leading to the detriment of our country?
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Unfortunately you are totally right so i don't know what the answer is to this one. Bush messed it up for alot of us and won't let us drill where it's on US territory. I think that would help out the americans 10fold but they just don't want to do it. Heck this year i even ended up riding my bike to work so i could save on the gas a little more, and i even drive a saturn that gets 30MPG. Unfortunately for me my wife still takes my car anyway because she drives an SUV and it comes out of my pocket anyway. LOL.
@clp2006 (163)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I have a grocery store across the highway from my house and two other ones 5 mins away, I live close to shopping centers so I don't burn much gas except when I go to see my brother or Dad, or take my dog to the vet. I don't work outside of my home so I only go out when I have to.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
whether we have a car or not gas prices in one way or another will affect us. when the gas price goes up all of the commodities goes up as well. if we take the bus or the cab, the transportation expences goes up as well. food goes up too. sometimes it is so hard to breath when the prices goes up uncontrollable. it gives headache and a lot of frustrations.