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Wanna fix high gas prices? Reduce your demand!

A mug for everyone who ignores their rampant consumption of fossil fuels, yet whines about the price. I’ve seen a surge in the amount of “gas strike” events and groups on Facebook lately. They’ve always been around, and, foolishly, people continue to remain oblivious to the fact that their central premise is seriously flawed.

Gas will not become cheaper by not purchasing on a certain day.

Gas will not become cheaper by not purchasing from a particular company.

Wake up, people. This is not how gas will become cheaper. The goal should not be cheap gas anyway. The goal should be to use less gas. In fact, that’s the best way to see gas prices go down: stop using so much of it. Read more

NIU Shootings a Tragic Incident

I am always sad to hear that lives have been taken. It is especially unfortunate when it is young lives that are taken. At 24, I’ve experienced a lot, but there are still many things that I have yet to accomplish. Each time something tragic happens to a young person, they are denied the ability to achieve their goals and pursue their wants.

It is also unfortunate when these tragedies are committed with firearms. Of course, it is tragic, no matter how a life is taken, but when it is with a firearm, the tragedy takes on a whole new meaning. As a gun owner, I know the extreme caution with which firearms should be handled. I have been taught and have practiced gun safety since my youth, when I first learned to use a gun. I also know that while a gun is a fine tool for sport, it is never something that should be drawn against a human being out of offensive anger. Read more