Look. I don't know where you're from, JBL and dec, but unless it's China or India or another third-world nation, chances are there are more
Americans in our metro areas alone who DO walk and take mass transit than there are in your entire country. Our geographic land mass is large. In some
places there simply isn't mass transit and it's not feasible.
So, yes. you have the total advantage when you compare our consumption numbers to yours because we're BIGGER that a lot of other countries and we've
had the technology longer and more affordably than most. Lots of people came here. We took them in. We grew. We can't help that. We've tried to keep
up. We failed. For a lot of reasons.
And speaking of the technology, pardon us if we invented or adapted most of it and made it affordable and used it, testing it out on ourselves. Sorry
that we used the things we made possible and ignited the world economy to levels you no doubt enjoyed. And sorry we didn't keep up with the changes
in the world quick enough to meet up to your haughty standards. We do apologize.
You know, I'm sure you'd freaking hate it if someone waved a magic wand and POOF everything you have and use that is a derivative something
developed here or was all of a sudden gone.
And as for your high horses, chances are you're from a tiny country, landmasswise, were running train tracks across the entire country is relatively
easy or where there's no room for a garage or the cost of garaging one would be prohibitive anyway or you might not make enough to afford a car or
two or there's not point in having one because you do have transit available. But chances are too that if this was not the case you'd damn well have
one too. I'm almost sure that people in most countries have cars these days.
And now it's very easy for you to sit there and be a hypocrite and judge us when it comes to something that wasn't possible for you anyway, for
whatever reason. As if it was a lifestyle that you as a nation consciously and purposely made. That may be the case in some places, like Brazil, where
they've gotten off the oil tit, but I'm almost sure it's not for most of you bashers. Yes, it's really easy to look down your snooty nose now and
say, see told you so.
My point is that there's a lot more to this than you even seem to be willing to acknowledge. Are we perfect? Nope. But we'll pretty much have to
change soon or die. It'll work out. No need to worry about us, ok?
Oh and realize too that we were to a great degree held as captive as most of the rest of the developed world when patents for renewable energy or
smarter more efficient engines were sold to big oil and their pals and kept from us, when small entrepreneurs were prevented by the same people from
So save it. Save your bashing. We're not the only ones to "blame" here. We're trying to change. Again, maybe not fast enough for you high and
mighty who were already there or never had to face the issues. Your bashing does nothing more than annoy, But if you're so badly in need of someone
to blame or to somehow feel better about yourself, well have at it. Condemn all Americans with your sweeping blanketing statements. That's your
Oh and by the way? You didn't have to start a new thread. There are already a few others doing this same thing. You could have just joined the fray
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