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Wall Street speculators are artificially driving up the cost of gas, and everyday citizens are paying the price. According to the non-profit organization Public Citizen, for “every gallon of gas you buy, 65 to 70 cents goes right into the pockets of Wall Street traders.” In this episode of CNBC's Mad Money, host Jim Cramer discusses the effects of oil speculation on gas prices. His guest is none other than Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whom he names as his hero in regards to the issue of Oil Speculation, and “one of the most principled guys in Washington.”
Many travelers have sought refuge from increasing gas prices in public transit, particularly trains. Unfortunately, House Republicans are attempting to cut spending on “Amtrak operations in 2012 from the current level of $563 million to $227 million.” On top of that, they are working to “strip federal funding from short routes, which make up almost half of all Amtrak ridership.”
Every day, it seems more and more people can’t function in the mornings without a caffeinated pick me up, and it looks like their cars might be the next to follow suit. The average American coffee drinker, for instance, spends on average $164.71 per year on coffee. Everyday coffee shops across the globe toss out copious amounts of spent coffee grounds. This wasteful practice was enough to inspire Martin Bacon and his team of Teasedale Conservation Volunteers to utilize the grounds as a form of fuel. The result is the Coffee-Fueled car!
Gas prices got you down? You’ve got the Gas Guzzlin’ Blues, my friend. Here’s a great song from John Vosel’s album “Acoustically Blue” that captures the moment. Songwriter: John Vosel’s Albulm: “Acoustically Blue” Now you can raise my rent, And you can raise my taxes, But, good god, have you seen What the price of gas is? It’s burning me up, I got them gas guzzling blues Now I can’t afford to drive.....
As you all know, President Barack Obama has unveiled his plan to reduce the deficit recently. It includes measures that would help “reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years, including raising $1.5 trillion by closing special interest loopholes and other revenue raisers.”
The Price of Gas is an animated short that has been produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting. Their purpose is to give the average American consumer, a better understanding of the hidden costs of fuel. (Video featured below).
March 24th will usher in the third annual Moving Planet event. This is an international affair where concerned people from all across the globe unite for a cause that affects us all. Communities from the United States, Bangladesh, Cameroon, and Indonesia, to name only a few, will put their demands for climate action into motion by marching, biking, skating, scooting, or with other means of sustainable movement in a symbolic gesture to convince humanity to go beyond fossil fuels...
Public Citizen is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to serving as the ”people’s voice in the nation’s capital since 1971." And now they are taking on reckless Oil Speculation by Wall Street traders. Excessive Oil Speculation has the effect of driving up energy costs. As a result, Americans end up paying more for fuel. For “every gallon of gas you buy, 65 to 70 cents goes right into the pockets of Wall Street traders.”
It seems that public interest in the electric car has recently been rekindled. Events like the Frankfurt Motor Show last week (which featured 100 new electric cars) proves to be a far cry from 2006 when Director Chris Paine’s film Who killed the Electric Car was first shown in theatres.
“Our excessive dependence on foreign oil is a clear and present danger.” -President Carter, 1980. GasHole is the latest documentary, directed by Scott Roberts and Jeremy Wagener, to attempt to shed light on the questionable practices of American Oil Companies. The film examines the nation’s sordid history in regards to setting oil prices, and takes a much-needed look at the plausibility of “affordable alternatives to petroleum fuel.” .......
One of the most severe prices we pay doesn't come at the pump. It comes in the form of Climate Change. 24 Hours of Reality is a live streaming event that focuses on the climate crisis. We'll hear from 24 presenters, from 24 time zones. Al Gore will host beginning at 5pm PST today. To tune in, visit ClimateRealityProject.org at 5pm PST today. You'll hear from impacted communities ALL over the planet, hear their stories... and share. What is "24 Hours of Reality?"...
In this Romantic Comedy, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts cross paths when Julia Roberts character teaches a class that Tom Hanks' character, Larry Crowne, is taking. Larry is the number one empoyee at his job until he gets fired for not having sufficient educational training. Larry decides to go back to school and in the process, he picks up a scooter and is introduced to a new lifestyle that is sparked by the scooter and the group that Larry Crowne starts to become a part of. The movie was directed at Scooterists across the globe and includes many different types of scooters and people riding them.