Fuel prices are soaring. It’s disgusting. It angers me.
Locally – fuel prices range from $1.16 – $1.25 per liter (1 liters = 0.264172052 US gallons). Eastern Canada are feeling the hit with $1.34 – $1.40 per liter. There is no sign of it decreasing anytime soon.
As a result of these increasing fuel prices… the costs of everything else is increasing. The domino effect. And nothing is being done to stop it.
Cost of food is increasing. Cost of services and material are increasing. Cost of living is increasing. It is impacting every industry under the sun. But not the wages. Not the minimum wages. We have to continue to live within the confines of whatever little or big money is being made. There is nothing to offset the cost of such an increase. And right now – there is nothing to justify such an increase in the crude oil.
It’s bullshit to blame the war in Iraq. My ass it is. Canada, we have our own refineries. We have our own petroleum that we supply to a portion of the US. Our gas and fuel doesn’t come from overseas. Then – they blame it on the stronger Canadian dollar. Explain that one to me won’tcha please? Because within our own country – we should be reducing prices to reflect the stronger dollar – not increase them.
Go Green! Go Blue!
How the hell are we supposed to Go Green or Go Blue when there is very little in ways of making it happen? Have you seen the costs of vehicles these days – let alone a Hybrid or a Fuel-Cell Technology? What about the costs for solar panels? Which average human being can afford such things? I do my part for the environment. I compost, I recycle, I conserve, I am aware and conscience of my environment and surroundings. But it costs money to be Green and Blue. Where are the incentives? I don’t see the government funding municipalities to increase and improve public transportation… to help offset the cost of fuel. Afterall, the higher the prices, the more money the government makes. The more money the government makes should be put back into communities to help offset this unjustified imbalance.
Then I get the mass emails recycled thru cyber space to avoid such-and-such gas stations for a week… the Facebook groups created to do the same thing. Words without action is useless. And to avoid one gas station for a week isn’t going to drop the price of fuel. It has yet to work – in fact, reality shows that the prices have increased! Where are our government officials regulating this market? Where are the inquiries to explain these price hikes … and its trickling effect on the planet’s economy? Nothing. Not a peep from the governments. No fires at refineries. No problems with pipes running underground (talk about impacting the environment… ugh). No issues. Just greed. Just a war sending the universe falling feet over head…
Look … Bush started this war – sleeping with the so-called enemy, making business deals under the table. It’s bullshit. He has put his entire country in an economic downfall, entire states (Michigan for starters) into a state of recession. Mortgage crisises hitting everywhere. Canada is next. Entire industries shutting down impacting industries in Canada. People are out of work and not much is being done to rejuvenate the industries. All the while – Bush continues spend billions of dollars on war machines. Poverty will increase… but that’s OK. People will die… oh well – there enough left to repopulate and I won’t be in power then. We’ll increase prices on domestic goods so that we can have our hands in the profits thru taxes so that we can fund ‘the war on terrorism!’ That way – I can finish daddy’s botched war and be a hero!!! Someone else can spend the next how many years cleaning up the deficit the US is in. And being their neighbour, the retarded cousin as a few statesmen have called Canada, will help out because we always do. We’re retarded afterall. But it’s citizens will pay the price. As long as Bush doesn’t have to deal with it’s aftermath… who cares right?
Sounds like a great plan to me.
Enough already. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Fine. I don’t give a rat ass. But one man’s idiotic supposed Christian-based right (or left who the fuck knows these days) winged beliefs and leadership has sent the world into chaos.
Fuel prices are just the start of it… and nothing is being done to stop it. This is really pissing me off… but who am I? Yeah – one of how many millions paying the price for such idiocy.