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by LanguageMan1  Jul 11, 2014

Great article on the old VW pickup. I remember the Datsuns, Toyotas, even the old Dodges and Subarus back then that were getting well over 30 mpg and into the 40's. Some did extra work to them and got them up into the 50's. Some do the same things today with their full-sized pickups and get 30 to 40+ mpg out of them as well.

by dallfo  Jul 11, 2014

Good article. I pumped your article.

by orphancarguyPE  Jul 07, 2014

Like Savannah Georgia, it stayed poor after an early boom (sailing ship building, silver fox fur farms) that ended about 100 years+ ago, so a lot of the architecture is 1860-1920 lovely, and the countryside unspoiled. Even the capital is all low scale 3-4 stories at most with big shady parks downtown, with only a single handful of buildings taller than 4 stories. All of PEI largely avoided the rip down and paving over decades, and there isn't a real 4 lane highway in the province, but there are wildflowers in every ditch. Traditionally, lobster and shellfish, and potatoes paid the way. Clean high tech does contribute now.

by dallfo  Jul 07, 2014

Excellent response to my article. Could you send me that link about Tom Steyer? Thank you.

by orphancarguyPE  Jul 07, 2014

PEI doesn't have any oil, or commercial natural gas (there was a natural gas fraud--Goggle Meteor Creek) We don't have any rivers to speak of, or any lakes. It is a 'million acre farm', with sand dunes and beaches, with absolutely clean water, absolutely clean soil and extremely clean ocean beaches. Our industries are farming, tourism, aerospace (really!) and fishing. Oh, and training police and chefs, high quality professional level stainless steel cookware, chemical testing kits sold worldwide and similar niche things. All very clean and non-polluting. We also have the highest integration rate of wind power in North America--well over 30% of electricity is from turbines, and the local city of Summerside is 46% and climbing. Old fashioned values and viewscapes but ultramodern otherwise. No oil or gas, and no hydro and no nuclear, and no coal, so wind power and solar PV/solar air and water heating is all a natural fit here.

by LanguageMan1  Jul 02, 2014

Hey spotter, enjoy the 4th!

by LanguageMan1  Jun 30, 2014

Once again, have a great 4th in spite of it. We're all going to be suffering from increased costs due to a number of factors, inclusive of higher wages, increased energy [not just oil and gas and diesel] costs as well as the increased costs for healthcare thanks to this Obamacare crap. Some premiums are already up by 200% and some up by 3-400%+. I just met with one of my local gas buddies, Buddy2264, got him a nice discount for gas [$1.94 a gallon] and he was telling me about health care for him as well as for his mother. Just for him it was going to be $175 month, a bit more than it would be for me, and he can't afford it just like I can't. Things are not good in the US today no matter what the liars of the government and media have to say.

by LanguageMan1  Jun 30, 2014

That's not going to bring down the price of gas to $1.25 a gallon. The cost of fracking for oil won't go down enough to bring it to $50 a barrel or less, which is where we'd have to be to get back down to around $2 a gallon. If you have three refineries, that would be a good thing, but the eco-Nazis and their Democratic politician buddies and the NIMBYs won't allow more refineries anywhere. Three refineries would only bring down the price of gas by about eight to 15 cents a gallon, possibly 20. Any amount down would be good, as well as the jobs resulting from the refineries; but once again, they're not going to allow that to happen. While I understand your reasoning, it's not going to happen. We might and will probably get the Keystone built at some point, but we're already exporting some of the crude we get from the fracking, and we're only going to export more. They don't want the price of gas to go down or oil for that matter. It's NOT in their plans.

by LanguageMan1  Jun 29, 2014

Have a great 4th.

by LanguageMan1  Jun 29, 2014

I saw you posting earlier in the morning, saying that we'd have $1.25 a gallon gas if the Keystone had been built. That wouldn't happen in any case, even though I'm in favor of the Keystone myself. We'd only see a small drop in the price of gas. If all the pipeline were to be built, then we'd see gas down by about 25 to 40 cents a gallon at the max. It all depends on how much we refine, import, export, etc. Exporting more crude means higher prices overall in the future. But, with all the drilling, fracking, etc., because of the cost of it, we'll never see it below $2.25 a gallon again.

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