[ROVERNET - UK] Headlight Talk

Paul Smith Paul.Smith at auroraenergy.com.au
Mon Feb 5 21:37:41 GMT 2007

Yes, finding the balance is tricky.  Here it is a status bit to spend big on your car.
People here have so lost the plot that they harass cyclists - those who travel at low cost with 0 oil usage.   Why?  Because motorists are impatient (the biggest killer), and want to show off their status symbols.  I only drive if I have a load to carry that is too big for the bike.  I shop on the bike if possible.
Currently I am providing an education to a guy in Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana; lots of Liberians were displaced by a civil war in 1990, and have been stuck ever since.  A year's education costs as much as those headlamps.  Somehow the evils of Rwanda and Liberia escaped Western govt attention; just wasn't enough oil involved I suppose.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com]On Behalf Of Glen Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, 6 February 2007 12:03 am
To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Headlight Talk

> Check out
> http://www.danielsternlighting.com 

I often find myself in this position these days, but am I the only who 
finds it somehow morally repugnant to contemplate spending $109 or even 
$75 on a single sealed beam headlight? Personally, I'd start question my 
priorities if I found myself spending over $200 on a pair of Cibie 
headlights for a 40-year-old automobile. This would demonstrate a 
serious lack of perspective on where the world is at the moment. There 
are much better things to do with such disposable income, and it's not 
just a matter of what one can afford. It's still a conscious decision to 
spend an extra $150 on headlights rather than providing medical care to 
some family in Darfur or New Orleans. This is not directed at anyone in 
particular, but let's get a grip.

I'm such a killjoy, I know.



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