I’ll admit, it wasn’t I who remembered that Ron Paul predicted a fall in gas prices, it wasn’t the brilliant Adeel either. Another co-worker of mine remembered Ron Paul had said the gas prices would fall, apparently Obama did too, but I don’t give a crap about him. I made a post on Facebook a while back and I’m here to follow it up a bit, so this won’t be very long. I made the post back when gas prices first started falling, and a glimpse of hope in the vomituous darkness called “price of a barrel of oil”, started to shine. The post boiled down to an emphasis on further reduction on oil expenditure. Focusing on the demand element, where if we show we don’t need as much oil, the prices must come down. The other day, however, Adeel made a good point, gas prices are artifical. The rapid, recent drop is an example of it. I know America’s driving habits haven’t changed THAT drastically in the past week or two. I do believe Adeel is right with this point, gas prices are pretty fake and can be adjusted to be even cheaper than they are now. However, I do believe my point is also valid and certainly goes hand-in-hand. Gasoline must still be manufactured and sold, and if we withhold the profits from the gas companies, they will be forced to lower their prices eventually. We have to make it to where they are spending more in manufacturing and are selling less than what they are making to make that happen. However, with the way we drive and the frequency at which we do so (Evan, shut up, you ride your bike) doesn’t allow us to do so easily. Don’t buy gas as often, even though I bought my gas at 3.44 and it’s now 2.99, I’m not rushing out to go fill my tank just because the price has dropped. I’m still not buying any more gas than I need. I still put only 15-20 bucks in my tank every time, no matter what the prices are, and drive accordingly to maximze the amount of time I have to go without filing up. I just feel that both things are an issue, the false adjustment of prices to gouge Americans, and the massive consumption of the non-renewable resource. There is no shortage, that’s a complete lie, but it wouldn’t hurt to cut back and take some positive action. I would like to leave this with a shocking moment, that Adeel can back me up on (I might be off a bit), gas is 30 cents/gal in Saudi Arabia. They are swimming in it, almost literally. Your demand matters, and your force of use of foreign oil matters. End it.