So I'm back from the UK and now using a whole heckton of petrol whenever I drive my American car around and it sucks mightily.
Here's a pic from my UK hire car's dashboard after a mix of motorways and winding country roads. It was a fairly big car so didn't have as good mileage as the one I hired last time I was home, but 60mpg is still a pipe dream in the US.
This was a straight-up petrol engine. Not a hybrid. Fast as heck.
This is why I say American petrol prices STILL aren't high enough.
American cars have such crap mileage because American petrol has cost just north of nothing basically forever. They've never had to design a decent engine, or build roads with roundabouts instead of making everyone accelerate from a stop every two minutes. Nearly-free petrol sounds great until you realise that you end up spending the same money because the cars and roads are so crappy you end up using two or three times as much.
"With Roe in jeopardy, America faces a rare moment when a court revokes a right. Here’s what could happen next" - Better start getting used to it. https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/17/politics/roe-v-wade-history-timeline-what-matters/index.html
UK plan to scrap cookie consent boxes will make it ‘easier to spy’ on web users
Not sure how I did it as I don’t watch much TV at all but, logged into my Netflix account for the first time in a while this afternoon and probably 90% of everything it recommends to me in every category is an Indian movie. If they stay I’m sure I will watch some but as a cis-passing, 43 year old white man in Florida I gotta say the algorithm is definitely interesting.
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