LTLFTcomposite wrote: Jimmydreams wrote: sjfotos wrote:
Also, I sure wish I had been able to take more flights on a Gulfstream!! Yeah, I may be green, but sitting in a spacious cabin without some kid kicking the back of your seat for three hours is a treat
I'm sure it was. (/jealousy off)
But where is the greater evil? Riding in a jet that has very low passenger miles/gallon of gas, or a parent letting their child misbehave by kicking your chair?
Ah, the envy.
Be honest, JimmyDreams and sjfotos... when someone sees conspicuous consumption, maybe that guy with the Escalade or the Gulfstream, and bemoans his carbon footprint and seeks regulation to reign in his lifestyle to be more in line with their own, do you think it's always about the environment, or is there just a little deep seeded anger that they don't have that lifestyle too?
I'm not sure what the majority opinion would be from those who are seeking to regulate those types of things. I can well believe that some number are out to storm the palace gates!
For me, I really don't care what people spend their money on. What I do care about is sending wheelbarrows full of dollars to Middle Eastern regimes that have no interest in seeing us succeed, especially as China is now their major customer.
So, I guess in sum, I would like to see regulations that encourage better gas mileage and jump start "oil-less" alternatives, but if someone wants to drive their Hummer to their Gulfstream and then power up their 1,700 horsepower speedboat after arrival, more power to them.