About thirty minutes ago I wasn’t sure what to blog about today. Then about 10 minutes ago I knew precisely what to blog today! I love the way the Universe gives us just what we need when we need it.
Here’s what happened, I watched this video because I have been extremely concerned as to ‘why’ USA car manufacturers have not made available to us cars that get over 60mpg, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t get at least that kind of gas mileage.
So, the reason is because the US has a gas tax and those funds go to maintain our highways. When a car gets better than 20-30mpg that means the funds necessary for maintaining our highways is greatly compromised. OK, so we’ve gotten ourselves into a pickle here!
There is another issue which Brian, the guy in the video, didn’t bring up… let’s assume that we all had cars that got 100mpg and/or we had electric cars. That would mean that the oil industry would be selling a lot less oil, gas and diesel to us, do you see where I’m going with this? Well, that would mean that the entire oil industry would suddenly have very few customers. Which would mean fewer jobs, no reason to fight expensive wars in the Middle East, oil tankers and the production of them, storage facilities, and so forth would become history.
While getting superior gas mileage or having cars that don’t require gas absolutely would be a fantastic thing for the environment and our ability to create more peaceful relationships with foreign countries… it would also mean that we would have to come up with a ton of jobs for all of those who are tied to the industry. Possible solutions to that might be new jobs and industry’s that reach further still to create superior ‘Green’ technologies in other areas of our lives.
Doing that would be a monumental task to say the least but based on the way things are going anyway… one way or another, we are going to have to make drastic changes in these areas within the next five years anyway (otherwise we’re screwed essentially)… so why not get in gear, inform the masses, and start doing it now – rather than this pathetic nonsense we have been doing!?
As for the lack of funds for maintaining our roads, because they won’t be able to get enough on gas sales, all they have to do is figure out (not hard to do) how much is required to maintain the roads and then divide that number by the number of car owners and we all pay a portion -or- let them base it on the number of miles a car owner drives a year (which might be more fair) and that will act as the equivalent to the current funds raised from taxes on gasoline sales.
But wait, I haven’t even gotten to the good part yet…
I wanted to Tweet about this video (above) and provide a link to the UK Voltswagen website on my Twitter page that sells the VW Passat but Twitter will not let me, it says the link to that site contains “spam.”
I was just at the site and there is no spam there whatsoever, none!
I even went back to the UK VW site to double-check, and there’s no spam content there at all.
The only thing that could be considered “unsafe” is the fact that we might learn something!
Are we being kept in the dark about something that someone doesn’t want to go viral?
The site is nothing more than a site that sells cars to the folks living in the UK.
I just wish this dishonesty nonsense would come to an end. We are fully capable of reason and logic when we know the facts -and- we ARE fully capable of allowing ways of obtaining funds to maintain our highways to happen.
Surely whoever is behind this nonsense can’t be thinking that we’re not mature enough to know that each of us has to chip in to keep our roads maintained.
Twitter however, DID allow me to Tweet the site from the Tweet button on the website itself. Which I did just moments ago.
Here’s a screenshot of the Twitter window that will not let me post a link to that VW – UK website.
Twitter only has an issue with the “Voltswagen Passat Bluemotion” and SnipUrl portion of what I was trying to post, nothing else.
I cannot think of any reason whatsoever as to why a link to that site would throw up a warning flag on Twitter… well, other than possibly because someone(s) out there doesn’t want us to know what ‘could’ be available to us.
I cannot think of any other logical explanation as to why Twitter won’t allow me to post a link to that site on my Twitter page. So, I posted it on my Facebook page and I’m putting my entire experience here on my blog because I believe we all deserve to know the reason ‘why’ we continue to have US vehicles with crappy gas mileage while other countries get twice as good.
Twitter ‘will’ allow me to post this link http://www.naturalnews.com/036183_fuel-efficiency_automobiles_government.html (which I did) to my Twitter page that I found at the NaturalNews website, which does have a link to the UK website in the article (the exact same link I posted above).
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