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mach2 Donating Member (164 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-22-08 04:41 PM
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8. In 1960 oil was bringing 20 bucks a barrel, too.
But regardless of that...what would (could) we hope to make happen by going to the streets? What exactly is the political/industrial mechanism that would cause a significant drop in gasoline price? My question isn't just rhetorical, it's very real.
:shrug:
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  -In 1960 a gallon of gas was 25 cents...in 1970 a gallon of gas was Raven  May-22-08 04:28 PM   #0 
  - Why Can't We Just Organize A Day When The Whole Of The U.S. Just Stays Home.....  global1   May-22-08 04:30 PM   #1 
  - We should call for a nationwide strike this Monday  taterguy   May-22-08 05:08 PM   #16 
  - It would likely take several weeks to organize  NewJeffCT   May-22-08 07:35 PM   #42 
  - I already suggested that twice before on other  Jesuswasntafascist   May-22-08 05:11 PM   #18 
  - You Do Get Responses - But They Are Smart Ass Responses Like That Of......  global1   May-22-08 06:03 PM   #29 
     - Thank you for your response! LOL  Jesuswasntafascist   May-22-08 06:08 PM   #32 
     - Just for the record I don't bend over and take it  taterguy   May-22-08 06:11 PM   #33 
        - I do applaud you taterguy!  Jesuswasntafascist   May-22-08 06:31 PM   #36 
           - People try to run you over everywhere  taterguy   May-22-08 07:26 PM   #39 
  - whenever this gets proposed,  datasuspect   May-23-08 07:28 AM   #48 
  - Well, I'm Not Conservative Or Reactionary  ProfessorGAC   May-23-08 08:28 AM   #51 
  - americans are like sheep  datasuspect   May-23-08 09:05 AM   #53 
     - Then We Disagree  ProfessorGAC   May-23-08 09:11 AM   #54 
     - it starts from the bottom  datasuspect   May-23-08 09:18 AM   #56 
        - That's Rioting,Not Organized Protest  ProfessorGAC   May-23-08 09:26 AM   #59 
           - true  datasuspect   May-23-08 02:04 PM   #81 
     - interesting comment  alyce douglas   May-23-08 09:42 AM   #64 
        - it is the totality of the control  datasuspect   May-23-08 02:08 PM   #82 
  - What would such a demonstration accomplish?  tritsofme   May-23-08 07:30 PM   #89 
  - I have given this some thought, and here is what I have come up with:  reformedrethug   May-23-08 08:47 AM   #52 
  - This is what it would look like:  LucyParsons   May-23-08 09:29 AM   #61 
     - The world of 1919  reformedrethug   May-23-08 09:37 AM   #62 
        - Yep.  LucyParsons   May-23-08 09:40 AM   #63 
        - Agreed  reformedrethug   May-23-08 09:49 AM   #67 
           - Yes, I think those pics of people doling out free soup  LucyParsons   May-23-08 09:57 AM   #69 
        - not just the one day of pay, but the chance of losing your job too.  Maine-ah   May-23-08 12:05 PM   #74 
  - That's called a general strike.  LucyParsons   May-23-08 09:21 AM   #58 
  - we may will be if no one can't get anywhere.  alyce douglas   May-23-08 09:26 AM   #60 
  - They probably can't afford to drive to the streets.  gatorboy   May-22-08 04:30 PM   #2 
  - maybe not significant to say but I hate their clear disdain towards  alyce douglas   May-23-08 09:47 AM   #65 
  - We won't be able to afford the gas to drive to the demonstration.  Bob Dobbs   May-22-08 04:30 PM   #3 
  - Then we must throw them under the skateboard!  slackmaster   May-22-08 06:08 PM   #31 
     - Now that's a skateboard!  Bob Dobbs   May-22-08 07:58 PM   #44 
        - I knew a SubGenius would appreciate a giant skateboard  slackmaster   May-23-08 01:09 PM   #77 
  - I remember when I was a teenager, buying a $1 worth of gas, 4 gals.  Blue State Native   May-22-08 04:32 PM   #4 
  - Bush took office actually in January 2001, otherwise all of your other information is correct  whistle   May-22-08 04:34 PM   #5 
  - Sorry, and thanks for the correction! How could I possible give  Raven   May-22-08 04:42 PM   #10 
     - I know you did not do that, but very often we forget that the 1st Tuesday in November  whistle   May-22-08 10:29 PM   #45 
  - A gallon was 29 cents where I lived in 1968  aint_no_life_nowhere   May-22-08 04:36 PM   #6 
  - 1.4 @ 5.15/hr.  Hannah Bell   May-22-08 04:40 PM   #7 
  - interesting way to look at it!  Gato Moteado   May-22-08 05:16 PM   #21 
     - Yes, but today's minimum wage has a lot less buying power than it did in the '70s  slackmaster   May-22-08 06:06 PM   #30 
        - yes, that's exactly the point i was trying to make.....  Gato Moteado   May-22-08 07:07 PM   #38 
  - In 1960 oil was bringing 20 bucks a barrel, too.  mach2   May-22-08 04:41 PM   #8 
  - You are being deceptive, intentionally or otherwise  jbonkowski   May-22-08 04:41 PM   #9 
  - Very misleading. Controlling for inflation...  Dreamer Tatum   May-22-08 04:49 PM   #11 
     - Oh, thanks for the correction, that makes it lots better. ?  Raven   May-22-08 04:57 PM   #13 
     - No, but it makes it more meaningful nt  Dreamer Tatum   May-22-08 05:09 PM   #17 
     - Very misleading back at ya'  nichomachus   May-22-08 05:22 PM   #22 
     - Not to mention the wholly inaccurate published inflation rates.  greyhound1966   May-22-08 06:18 PM   #34 
     - Reporting apples/apples makes me status quo? Good grief, that's stupid of you.  Dreamer Tatum   May-22-08 07:30 PM   #40 
        - Blah, blah, blah, back to your bridge.  greyhound1966   May-23-08 11:39 AM   #70 
           - I used the OP's numbers and the same price deflator used by...everyone  Dreamer Tatum   May-23-08 01:03 PM   #75 
              - OK I'll play for a bit.  greyhound1966   May-23-08 01:55 PM   #80 
                 - Hahahahahahahahahahahaha  Dreamer Tatum   May-23-08 07:11 PM   #85 
                    - Yes, one of these.  greyhound1966   May-23-08 07:37 PM   #90 
                       - Let's see who the moron is  Dreamer Tatum   May-23-08 07:52 PM   #91 
     - Those factors affected the price of a gallon then and now.  Dreamer Tatum   May-22-08 07:32 PM   #41 
     - The true measure  nichomachus   May-23-08 08:22 AM   #50 
     - Cars are immensely more fuel efficient than they were in 1972 also  BigDaddy44   May-23-08 09:15 AM   #55 
     - Still, it praise for Bill Clinton  rock   May-22-08 06:00 PM   #27 
     - Great! Those figures are even worse for Bush.  NoGOPZone   May-23-08 01:20 PM   #79 
        - If, by making data comparable, I appear to defend or support Bush, I regret it  Dreamer Tatum   May-23-08 07:13 PM   #86 
  - find out the price curve from the day W deregulated the Speculators/hedge funders he deregulated  sam sarrha   May-22-08 04:52 PM   #12 
  - What in the world are you talking about?  bamalib   May-22-08 06:59 PM   #37 
     - it wouldnt do any good, they pat very little tax, i think 17%, roll the profits into more cant lose  sam sarrha   May-22-08 11:15 PM   #46 
     - HERE IS A LINK.... to speculation>>>  sam sarrha   May-23-08 07:20 AM   #47 
        - I understand what speculation is.  bamalib   May-23-08 06:08 PM   #84 
  - I paid 19 cents a gallon  Chipper Chat   May-22-08 05:00 PM   #14 
  - Bush Junta history, gas price tripled! That's so far!!!  L. Coyote   May-22-08 05:05 PM   #15 
  - Raven, you're absolutely right!  FitzmasAgain   May-22-08 05:12 PM   #19 
  - Oh, how well I remember THAT! I turned 16 in 1959, and at 25  napi21   May-22-08 05:14 PM   #20 
  - We are being raped by the very people who put Bush in office, are you suprised?  ThomWV   May-22-08 05:26 PM   #23 
  - Yep, and marijuana was 10 bucks a lid n/t  eridani   May-22-08 05:28 PM   #24 
  - In 1960 a 25-cent coin was made of 90% silver  slackmaster   May-22-08 05:42 PM   #25 
  - Well, I need gas, not silver, to get to work to pay for the gas. Get it?  Raven   May-22-08 05:52 PM   #26 
     - The car you drive now probably gets 2x the mileage as one you would have owned in 1960  slackmaster   May-22-08 06:02 PM   #28 
        - Not necessarily  Disorganized   May-23-08 11:58 AM   #72 
           - Wow - Wouldn't it be cool to have a Dauphine that age in running condition?  slackmaster   May-23-08 01:08 PM   #76 
           - The Dauphine had a tendency to roll in a steep turn  aint_no_life_nowhere   May-23-08 07:20 PM   #87 
  - The Business Plot has finally succeeded.  greyhound1966   May-22-08 06:22 PM   #35 
  - Peanut prices doubled while Carter was president.  TorchesAndPitchforks   May-22-08 07:40 PM   #43 
  - I remember the gas wars when gas was in the teens.  RebelOne   May-23-08 08:01 AM   #49 
  - This IS NOT GWB's fault!  ramapo   May-23-08 09:20 AM   #57 
  - The invasion of Iraq was to control the price of oil.  B Calm   May-23-08 09:48 AM   #66 
  - there is enough blame to spread around  alyce douglas   May-23-08 09:54 AM   #68 
  - Is the value of the dollar a factor in the price of oil?  aint_no_life_nowhere   May-23-08 01:15 PM   #78 
  - I encourage the Teamsters to strike over the $4.79 they pay for diesel and bring the country to a  Zynx   May-23-08 11:55 AM   #71 
  - too bad they busted the unions  datasuspect   May-23-08 02:11 PM   #83 
  - Ah, the good old days  class2068   May-23-08 11:59 AM   #73 
  - Hey, adjusted for inflation, that 1960 gallon of gas...  davekriss   May-23-08 07:29 PM   #88 
 

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