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About kungtotte

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  1. I think it will take a very long time for you to see any effective returns on a higher gasoline price, both directly with people driving less and indirectly by car manufacturers opting for more fuel efficiency. Here in Sweden we're at over $6/gallon and have been for a very long time and if anything the amount of traffic just keeps increasing. More logistics is moved *from* trains to trucks every day, and with rising costs of real estate people are commuting further and further every day and choosing cars over public transportation because of reliability and availability issues. This is true for me living in the biggest metropolitan area in the country (45 minutes outside Stockholm) and ten times so for people in rural areas. Decentralization and logistics planning is the name of the game if you want to fix the transportation sector's contribution to pollution. If people could work closer to home (or afford to live closer to work) and all the services they required could be found within reasonable distances then you remove the need for them to drive as much. As it is now the gas prices could double and people would still live where they live and drive their cars; me and my wife saved ~$300,000 by living 30 minutes away from my job. That's a whole lot of gallons even at $12/gallon.
  2. kungtotte

    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    That topic has been done to death, but let me just say this: Arya kills a lot of people in cold blood for someone who is not a cold-blooded murderer.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    Robb is his father's son, no doubt. Both of them are completely stand-up, honourable men who will do what needs to be done. If they say they will do something, they will do it. If they think something is the right thing to do, they will do it. Their downfall is thinking that everybody else is like that too.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    The scout is going to run to Lord Tywin all like "OMG Robb Stark has 18,000 men, and he's marching straight for you!", and Tywin is going to be like "LOL WHAT A NOOB. I'mma put all my guys right here and meet them head on", then what happens is that Roose Bolton shows up with only Robb's foot and locks Tywin up in battle while Robb leads his horse to defeat Jaime's host. By letting the scout live, he is feeding Tywin false information. Deception is a crucial part of war.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP108 Discussion Part 2

    I really liked the casting of the Greatjon, and how the character was played. He feels a bit like Hamish and Campbell from Braveheart (and of course, James Cosmo/Campbell plays the Old Bear!), which is pretty much exactly the mental image I had of the Greatjon when I was reading the books. "Well, we didn't get all dressed up for nothing."