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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:28 PM
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GAS $2.00 Gallon...
I am NOT better off than I was 2,3 or even 4 years ago!


UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:29 PM
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1. Try $2.35 in SF today.
Haven't seen it at $2 here in a long time...
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:37 PM
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12. was in SD in March, it was over 2 then
but in the 1.60's here. now it's 1.90's here. sucks dudn't it? oilmen in the whitehouse. occasionally feigning outrage at high prices.
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LeftCoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:40 PM
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13. I'm just glad my vehicle gets ~65 MPG!
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:36 AM
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36. My Prius is a better deal each and every day!
I "only" get 44 mpg to your 65, but I love it!

Mine is a 2002. I understand that the 2004s get better milage.
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karabekian Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:30 PM
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2. been over two for a while in southern california...
shrug.
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59millionmorons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:30 PM
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3. My gas station hit $2.02 today
That's 16 cents since last Friday.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:31 PM
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4. It's 1.92 here for premium
I don't know why but South Carolina's gas prices usually seem to be a little cheaper than the rest of the country. Probably because our state is run by Repugs and they don't require any anti-pollution laws!
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:31 PM
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:32 PM
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6. get ready for peak oil...
look for 5 bucks a gallon in the next 3-4 years i bet.

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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:32 PM
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7. $2.09 here in Elgin IL
At the Citgo
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:33 PM
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9. Two weeks ago it was
$1.65
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:33 PM
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8. Paid 2.29 for 87 octane yesterday. n/t
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:35 PM
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10. gas is high, milk is high
please let this mean retirement for Mr. Bush!
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:35 PM
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11. $2.15 a gallon in northern California....
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:41 PM
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15. local news
predicting 3 bucks by summer
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:41 PM
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14. you better not vote for kerry
gas prices will go up.

wait.

gas is at its highest price EVER and the chimp is doing nothing.

remember when gas went up a little and clinton released the petroleum reserve to help lower it?
ive heard the chimp is using our money to buy the most expensive gas EVER to refill the reserve.

LIAR LIAR LIAR
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beyurslf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:43 PM
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16. 1.95 in WICHITA, KS where it hasn't been above 1.80 before
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:48 PM
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17. And this is just the beginning....
learn about Peak Oil and you will come to understand what ALL this
shit is about...
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westcoastbias Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:50 PM
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18. Gas should cost more.
Why don't people stop whining about fuel costs, and elect someone who is serious about developing alternative fuels? In the meantime, drive a fuel efficient car. If you already do, shout for joy as people eliminate unnecessary road trips, the air gets cleaner, and someone decides to live closer to work or school, instead of bulldozing another piece of the rural landscape.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:36 PM
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23. shut up
we do NOT want gas prices to rise, it will be the DRIVING factor of getting bush out of office
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TexasMexican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:20 PM
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28. I'm starting to agree.
We need more ethanol, biodiesel, and all that other stuff. We need to depend on foreign oil less.
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:51 PM
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19. I've parked the truck and I'm driving the neon until the price drops
Screw you big oil! It's just starting to break $2 per gallon here in Michigan.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:53 PM
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20. Peak Oil. Read these:
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Dissenting_Prole Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:15 PM
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25. or watch the video
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:12 PM
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21. kick-read my reply.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:20 PM
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22. Cheapest is still $1.75.6 here in south TX. n/t
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:53 PM
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24. IN tx huh
so shrubs family can fill up cheap while the rest of us pay out the azz
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Valkyrie55 Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:21 PM
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26. $1.85 in Jefferson City, Missouri
It was $1.69 just a week ago. Ahhh those were the days.
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:39 PM
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27. I paid $2.15 today.....
last time I filled up -- last week -- it was $1.97.

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OpSomBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:22 PM
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29. Look at the bright side...
...at least we know Prince Bandar will increase oil production just in time for the election!
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:26 PM
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30. Try the equivalent of $4-$5 dollars a gallon
in Europe and Japan. Those have been the prices for years.
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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:41 PM
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31. Should go higher if we are to think about conserving fuel.
At relatively low prices there is little incentive for people to conserve. I want the gas prices to get to $2.50-$3.00 per gallon. Then maybe people will give a crap about developing alternative and renewable sources of energy. Then I will laugh at the fools who bought the gas guzzlers. I am hateful SOB aren't I?
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:51 PM
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32. More a clueless SOB than a hateful one
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:51 PM by AntiCoup2k
Or are you totally unaware that the price of everything else goes up when gas does? (HINT: Trucks and trains run on diesel, and corporations will raise prices before their CEO's lose one dime of their 8 figure salaries.)

Guess who takes the worst hit from this: The people least able to afford it. Hey, great for all the liberal celebrities who bought a Prius, but the unemployed or underemployed don't have that option. And the rich continue to buy the Hummers, write it off on their taxes, and then they have 85,000 to spend on gas.

The only way to be serious about alternative energy is to get the fucking oil companies out of the government.
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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:56 PM
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33. Hardly clueless. I am well aware of the multiplier effect of higher gas
Edited on Thu May-06-04 11:58 PM by Redleg
prices. I also understand something of human motivation. Americans are not going to wake up about fossil fuels until we have to pay much more at the pump. Yes it will be disproportionately difficult for the poor. Every bad thing that happens in the country falls most heavily on the poor.

How do you propose we get our oil companies out of government? Do you really think people give a crap as long as they can affort their gasoline?

Please leave off the personal insults. I didn't attack you.
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linazelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:10 AM
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34. $28 Fill up this morning--for a Honda Accord!
Edited on Fri May-07-04 12:12 AM by linazelle
that cost $17 to fill up not two years ago. Absolutely ridiculous.

I just finished talking to a friend about the high prices consumers are being hit with. There's milk going to $4 a gallon--and then there all of the other expenses that have somehow become mainstream. Cable, internet, cell phones...everybody's paying these extra bills and the taxes (at least in Chicago) on cell phones and even regular phones are astronomical.

Some financial analyst said a few months ago the gov't is reporting inflation as being within the normal range based on their "bread basket" of goods which don't reflect price increases. I think they're fudging the numbers. First of all, today's "bread basket" is not what it used to be and they are not taking that into account.
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AnnitaR Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 12:47 AM
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35. It's $1.79 here in E. TN.
Won't matter to the Puke lovin' folks around here though. It's not their beloved Chimpy's fault!

Although I did see two Kerry bumper stickers on my way to work yesterday. Two may not seem like a big deal but this was in one of the most affluent areas in Knoxville.
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Zinfandel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 01:42 AM
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37. But...It'll get cheaper because we are killing and maiming in Iraq.
Edited on Fri May-07-04 01:45 AM by Zinfandel
as their 'hero' Bush & the republicans promised...Selfish fucks!

Not by a long shot...until right befor the election and then back up again. Wake up sweet ones!

We are on the downslide of oil production worldwide and that's a fact.
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