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Stick It To The Oil Companies 10

Photo by Marc van Woudenberg / Amsterdamize Not happy with gas prices? Instead of sitting there and blaming everyone else for gouging you, do something about it. Stick it to the oil companies by not buying gas. Show the oil companies that you don’t need them anyway – and save $3,000 to $12,000 year-after-year. The ...

I Am Responsible for the Gulf Oil Spill… 5

Photo courtesy of IBRRC on Flickr I am responsible for the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. I claim responsibility for the 11 deaths, 17 injuries from the explosion, and the millions of marine and wildlife that have been killed or displaced as a result. Yes, I am responsible for releasing an estimated 1.9 million to ...

10 Reasons to LOVE Low Gas Prices

This is a follow-up to my “5 Reasons to Hate Low Gas Prices” back in October. There are 2 sides to everything, and The Urban Country is committed to looking at both sides (When it’s convenient of course). Top 10 reasons to LOVE low gas prices: 10. It costs less to fill up (That one’s ...

5 Reasons to Hate Low Gas Prices 2

Han’s parents arrived on Thursday from China for a 3-week visit, so this weekend I was driving a lot to show them around. People normally complain about high gas prices, but I love it when gas prices are high. Sure, I might pay more for food and to fill my car, but the benefits of ...

Excessiveness and High Energy prices

With the rising prices of oil, you may have heard me say this before, but I don’t feel bad for people who are feeling crunched by the price of gasoline. Similarly, I don’t feel bad for the majority of people who were hit by sub-prime mortgages. Is it because I’m a hopeless cynic? Perhaps one ...

Why the U.S. needs Canada 1

I’ve had this debate many times over the last 10 years or so with several different people. The debate usually starts out with the statement “Canada would be nothing if the United States weren’t there to protect her“. The common perception for some is that Canada wouldn’t be able to protect itself if it didn’t ...