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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 01:37 PM
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43. Let's look at that math. 222 gallons a week - assume he drives
a BFV getting 10 miles/gal. He's driving 2,220 miles/wk. 8,880 miles/month. He is spending $770/wk on gas - $3080/mo on gas @ $3.50/gal.

Uh huh.
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  -so on a Progressive board that 100% believes in Global Warming LSK  May-06-08 12:54 PM   #0 
  - Making up stories...  redqueen   May-06-08 12:56 PM   #1 
  - another poster claimed her son uses 222 gallons a week  LSK   May-06-08 12:57 PM   #2 
     - deleted  redqueen   May-06-08 12:59 PM   #6 
     - Let's look at that math. 222 gallons a week - assume he drives  NCevilDUer   May-06-08 01:37 PM   #43 
        - At 2,000 miles/week, it'd be a 40 hour full time job. Taxi driver?  TahitiNut   May-06-08 02:11 PM   #53 
           - Actually, that's more like a 60 hour job, assuming 60mph.  NCevilDUer   May-06-08 02:22 PM   #54 
              - 2,000 miles / 50 miles/hour = 40 hours  TahitiNut   May-06-08 02:31 PM   #56 
                 - Whoops - you're right. I transposed the math from a different  NCevilDUer   May-06-08 02:38 PM   #58 
                    - S'ok... easy to do. I've been such a "road warrior" in my life, it's second nature.  TahitiNut   May-06-08 02:50 PM   #59 
  - Alice would you like a mushroom now?  shadowknows69   May-06-08 12:57 PM   #3 
  - A classic "suffering is good for the others" stand.  The_Casual_Observer   May-06-08 12:58 PM   # 
  - lots of poor peeople buy 200 gallons of gas per week???  LSK   May-06-08 01:00 PM   #7 
     - Sure, they could sit home like you.  The_Casual_Observer   May-06-08 01:04 PM   #14 
     - Guess again.  LSK   May-06-08 01:06 PM   #16 
     - maybe if there were jobs in their towns  maddiejoan   May-06-08 01:19 PM   #31 
     - Gosh, there's that NAFTA thing again!  Chulanowa   May-06-08 01:40 PM   #46 
        - and what of it?  maddiejoan   May-06-08 01:41 PM   #49 
     - $700 per week on gas...  lapfog_1   May-06-08 01:21 PM   #33 
  - umm, I thought we weren't supposed to call out other posters?  niyad   May-06-08 12:58 PM   #4 
  - Hee hee 'exhaust'!  4_Legs_Good   May-06-08 01:03 PM   #12 
  - that was unintentional.  niyad   May-06-08 01:38 PM   #44 
  - Do you see any names listed?  Kittycat   May-06-08 01:05 PM   #15 
  - is Global Warming an issue or not?  LSK   May-06-08 01:10 PM   #22 
  - global warming is one thing. calling another poster a liar (and we all know the  niyad   May-06-08 01:39 PM   #45 
     - 4000 miles per month breaks down to 200 miles per day  LSK   May-06-08 02:53 PM   #64 
  - Yeah, and you put in an expense claim for it too, I'll bet.  anigbrowl   May-06-08 01:13 PM   #24 
  - you can bet anything you want. doesn't mean you are correct.  niyad   May-06-08 01:40 PM   #47 
  - No, they don't  lastliberalintexas   May-06-08 01:25 PM   #36 
  - my dad would drive 3000 miles in about two and a half days but  roguevalley   May-06-08 01:25 PM   #37 
  - 700 to 800  Gilligan   May-06-08 01:36 PM   #42 
     - I will look for the link. It was in the papers about kids in Nevada.  roguevalley   May-06-08 02:51 PM   #60 
  - Maybe some posters exhaust you -- but the real issue is:  damntexdem   May-06-08 01:42 PM   #50 
  - How do you know the 4000 miles is made up?  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 12:59 PM   #5 
  - its just a hunch  LSK   May-06-08 01:01 PM   #9 
  - Yes, they are an exception - it doesn't mean you should call someone a liar.  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 01:02 PM   #10 
     - you be the judge  LSK   May-06-08 01:07 PM   #19 
        - That's not the 4000 miles per month person you were talking about.  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 01:12 PM   #23 
  - Then they need to find a different way to do their jobs.  RichardRay   May-06-08 01:20 PM   #32 
  - Oh, I totally agree with that. Even some of them would agree with it.  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 02:26 PM   #55 
  - I had a job selling Kayak Pools back in 1989. I averaged 1,000 miles a week.  Dr.Phool   May-06-08 01:26 PM   #39 
  - 4000/mo is certainly possible. Insane, but possible. However,  NCevilDUer   May-06-08 01:51 PM   #52 
  - And what about those who respect the planet by not driving? They get nothing.  ClassWarrior   May-06-08 01:00 PM   #8 
  - That's right. I don't drive at all anymore and I should  cliffordu   May-06-08 01:02 PM   #11 
  - "ungrateful fucking Polar Bears."  wileedog   May-06-08 01:07 PM   #17 
  - Good for you Cliff..good for you.  futureliveshere   May-06-08 01:08 PM   #21 
     - Why, thanks. I am an energy radical......  cliffordu   May-06-08 01:26 PM   #38 
  - I don't understand  Seen the light   May-06-08 01:03 PM   #13 
  - Why reward over-consumption and not responsiblity? That's foolish.  ClassWarrior   May-06-08 01:08 PM   #20 
  - Darn right - same thing as giving people tax credits for having children.  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 01:14 PM   #27 
     - Yes, but it would be political suicide  lastliberalintexas   May-06-08 01:30 PM   #40 
        - Damn right on all counts.  Rabrrrrrr   May-06-08 02:33 PM   #57 
  - The bus isn't free  anigbrowl   May-06-08 01:17 PM   #29 
  - Yep nt  WesDem   May-06-08 01:07 PM   #18 
  - did you even listen to her full proposal?  Texas Hill Country   May-06-08 01:13 PM   #25 
  - which part of it addresses driving less for Global Warming reasons? n/t  LSK   May-06-08 01:14 PM   #28 
     - i was referring to the depletion of the hwy fund... but, tbh, you think bankrupting the country in  Texas Hill Country   May-06-08 01:41 PM   #48 
  - My wife drives 3K/Month for work  lojasmo   May-06-08 01:14 PM   #26 
  - What's even more puzzling  Freedom Train   May-06-08 01:18 PM   #30 
  - I don't know about 4000 miles  busymom   May-06-08 01:22 PM   #34 
  - If Hillary said she wanted to drill in ANWR  ellacott   May-06-08 01:23 PM   #35 
  - And the point of this thread is????  madinmaryland   May-06-08 01:31 PM   #41 
  - this makes no sense  Two Americas   May-06-08 01:44 PM   #51 
  - they also adamantly support  northzax   May-06-08 02:52 PM   #61 
  - yeah, the gas tax is an empty promise anyway  iamthebandfanman   May-06-08 02:52 PM   #62 
  - So we are on a progressive board that panders to the OIL COMPAINES/  Evergreen Emerald   May-06-08 02:52 PM   #63 
  - does Europe pander to Oil Companies???  LSK   May-06-08 02:56 PM   #65 
     - It appears that everyone does.  Evergreen Emerald   May-06-08 03:02 PM   #67 
  - I used to drive around 1,000 miles a week as a rural route carrier. The  alfredo   May-06-08 02:59 PM   #66 
  - Locking  CabalPowered   May-06-08 03:35 PM   #68 
 

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