What to do when the gas runs out?

Check out these actual local fuel prices:
Redding Ca fuel pricesFuel has been going up steadily. Today we hear of riots in Saudi Arabia to add to the Middle East storm brewing. Stocks are in the tank, even if gas isn’t. What if…?
Possible fuel scenarios in Redding CA
Hey, check out the latest in rail transportation from Japan. The high speed Hayabusa.
You don’t build a life raft after a flood. You plan ahead. This train was terribly expensive, but will serve Japan for generations to come. They planned ahead.

There was a huge earthquake in Japan yesterday. Thousands, perhaps millions of lives were saved by the most strict building code regulations on the planet. They didn’t wait for the 5th strongest earthquake in history. They planned ahead.

Meanwhile back home, we aren’t planning for the coming energy shock. Rail improvements here make no sense. Unless, you know, we as a culture were planning ahead for an unavoidable and abrupt end to our oil addiction, or something. Gosh, we’ll always have airlines, won’t we?

Happy motoring, Redding.

The people of Japan are in our hearts and prayers today.


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2 Responses to What to do when the gas runs out?

  1. Bruce Ross says:

    No, Skip, there’s a century’s worth of oil under North Dakota but Obama won’t let us drill for it. I read it in an e-mail from uncle’s buddy’s cousin.

    • Skip@RR says:

      I get those mysterious e-mails too. They seem to spread like a bad rash. Even if it were somehow true, all fossil fuel is a finite resource, no matter how you look at it. “A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” – Proverbs 22:3

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