posted on Jun, 24 2010 @ 07:20 PM
Sure i'll bike 14 miles a day. That sounds right up my alley. Not only will I do that, but it'll be on dangerous roadways with no sidewalks or bike
lanes. My chance of being killed will go up considerably. Not to mention the city I live in, were I to bike to work, my odds of being mugged go up
Find a closer place to your job you say? Sure thing, i'll just ask my job for the additional 30 grand a year I would need to afford a house within
reasonable biking distance. I think that will go over really well. Maybe I can talk them into setting up the option to telecommute, that works really
well for a network analyst who has to be on site to do his job.
Maybe I could find a job closer to home? Sure thing i'll take a 15k a year pay cut. Oh wait....that doesn't work for me either. Then I can't even
afford that modestly priced apartment I have. Ya see all the jobs that are located within biking or walking distance are gas stations and fast food
joints. Makes a lot of sense to give up a decent career to go back to a job most teenagers have.
The average American is not the problem. Would we use fully electric cars? In a frickin heartbeat, provided we could afford them. What about a car
that runs on H2O? Even better. How bout you contact these big businesses and tell them to get on it and produce those for sale. Until such time, we
use what is available, we live and work where we can. It would take a complete change in how society does business to rectify these things, it's not
going to happen.
Until you can come up with a reasonable and financially viable idea to change the fact I drive 14 miles a day in a internal combustion engine car, I
think i'll keep my biking to recreation. It's not my fault there was an accident, it also is not my fault they ignored warning signs that led to
this, it's not my fault they have failed to stop this leak and it's not my fault that the government (who I didn't vote for by the way) has
approved dangerous areas for drilling.
Edit to add: Since you also seem to think everyone drives giant gas guzzling SUVs, you're deluding yourself. I drive what I can afford, which happens
to be a 10 year old 35mpg ford focus. Why? Because it cost me 4k to purchase. Would I drive a hybrid? Sure thing, how about they ease off the 30k+
price tag and i'll get right on that too.
[edit on 6/24/10 by Hypntick]