"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
-I don't trust a man who talks about ethics when he's picking my pocket.- Time Enough For Love - Robert A Heinlein
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Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Building CNG fueling stations has already begun, as local governments need such facilities to fuel up CNG buses purchased for mass transit. Here in Lafayette, La., there has already been built one station that is open to the public, with two more to come on line soon to service parish government vehicles that are being converted to CNG, and oil and gas industry vehicles that use the fuel. Both will also be open to the public. 2 Natural Gas Fueling Stations Coming to Lafayette, La.
Right now CNG is clearly only cost effective for those with dedicated fleets that will be using their vehicles extensively, but I have hope that costs will come down and CNG will be a serious competitor with gasoline and diesel as transportation fuels.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.