Rising Gas Prices Fuel Scams

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

This video says it all.

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  • Xeranar Xeranar on Apr 30, 2011

    The biggest problem to increased gas mileage is that the car companies in general are largely uninterested in it because the American public has been force fed outrageous ideas for decades. The market for fuel efficiency has always been high but when fuel is cheap why bother? Americans in general had to this ludicrous idea that it would remain cheap eternally and that fuel economy (because of the relatively closed oligarchy) was really only a nice benefit. So as Europe has cars that perform in the 40s and 70s we get cars that due less than half that. This sort of thing enrages me because we should be driving diesel hybrids right now as intermediates to full EVs and hydrogen cars. Expanding our system to support it instead of letting corporations dictate our future.

  • Mikey Mikey on Apr 30, 2011

    Everbody is looking for the magical solution. There is none. Up here it 1.38 a litre....over $5USD a gallon. My solution? Check tire preasure on a regular basis. Change the air, and fuel filter as needed.Tune ups. Above all...drive less.

  • Skor Skor on Apr 30, 2011

    I'm old enough to remember when these scams made their first go around back in the 1970's. My favorite one was the "secret Nazi synth fuel" conspiracy. During WWII the Nazi's developed a secret process for producing synthetic fuel. After the war, American oil companies sent agents to war ravaged Europe to hunt down the Nazi synth fuel scientists. Every since then, the secret process has been locked away in the vault of large American oil company. So, you see, the reason why Nazi Germany had to be destroyed wasn't because of genocide or world domination, nope, it was to stop the synth fuel secret from getting out. If only Hitler had won, today we would have unlimited synth fuel that cost only pennies a gallon.

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    • Skor Skor on May 01, 2011

      @Bertel Schmitt I see. So what you're saying is that, YOU'RE PART OF THE CONSPIRACY! I should have known....being the administrator of auto enthusiast web site. HOW MUCH IS EXXON PAYING YOU?? But you can't fool me. No, sir. Marlon Brando explained it all. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080754/

  • Joe_thousandaire Joe_thousandaire on May 02, 2011

    The biggest scam here is the Lady telling people that turning the AC on full-blast 'burns allot of gas' - yeah maybe a penny a mile, I'd rather stay cool, thanks.