Wednesday, April 26, 2006

One of those posts in which I tell Americans what to do....

Americans really need to shut the hell up when it comes to the current round of complaints about the cost of petrol.
Here's news. The rest of the world pays A FUCK OF A LOT MORE than you do.
Here's more news. Petrol should be expensive.
It should be taxed to discourage people from excessive consumption and to encourage alternative sources of energy.
The current consumption of fossil fuels is killing the planet.

In NZ a litre of petrol costs $1.70.
OK I know my maths sucks, but I estimate that if Americans paid the same as us, it would cost over $5 a gallon. I also realise that it costs a lot more to get petrol to NZ cos we're miles from anywhere, but still.

You pay bollocks all for petrol, you have done so for decades, its time to join the rest of the world.

*climbs down off soapbox*