The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Jul 23, 2008

Gas Mileage Drop After Price Increase

Is it me, or have anyone of you who drive as much as 100 miles a day noticed a drop in the gas mileage your vehicle is supposed to have?
I have some mechanic, knuckle scraping, wrench turning experience. My vehicle is maintained pretty good. So I Know that the mileage drop I am experiencing-not my vehicle.
Only since the Price Hike, has the drop been noticeable. Only with regular gas, which most of us can afford. After filling up with supper, a couple of times, things were back to normal- for the most part.
I noticed after using super gas, the less stops to refill.
Think about it. $4 a gallon, less miles per gallon, more refills.
Spend more for supper gas- and less refills. This a trick I have seen Casino Operators pull on the general public. You think you are paying for a good product, according to your life style, and or budget. If you spend more for a better product, most of the time you see a difference. It's all about the psychology of marketing.
Supper gas is not a very popular product. Games have to be played to in crease sales.
I have also noticed more engine knock (clatter) using regular gas after the Price Hike.
I have also been in the retail side of this for a long time as a young one. The 1970's gas shortages were such a joke. Lines down the street, around the corner. Causing tempers to flare. License Plate odd- even numbers determined who could buy, on what day. And what did the store managers want their employees to do? Push belt and hoses sales, and tires.
Don't these products require oil?
Plastic and other by products use more of a barrel of oil than does fuel-gasoline.
And then the biggest scam of all. Make vehicles lighter. Get rid of the big land yacht, trade for a vehicle made with less metal. Replace any part of the vehicle with what?
You should have guessed it. PLASTIC!!!!!
The biggest Scam of the century. Use more oil for plastic to make vehicles lighter, so less gas would be used. Gas mileage did not increase-vehicles were made lighter. More oil was being consumed. Just what the Government wanted- NOT THE OIL COMPANIES!!!! All thought you heard no complaints from them. More oil sales related products-- MORE TAXES COLLECTED!!!! Like I said before- the biggest SCAM in the 20TH Century.
IT'S BACK. BACK in the 21ST Century.