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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:27 PM
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HFS! Just Paid $2.26 p/g For Regular at Shell!
9 gallons of gas for my VW cost $21! The only bright side was laughing at the SUV owners at the pump next to me.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:35 PM
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1. 2.23 here in ORegon. At a Chevron last week...waited in a gas line
can you believe it? One time about 3 weeks before that, they were out of gas except for premium. BTW. I live in suburbs of Portland so this isn't a supply issue where I'm in the sticks. This is absolutely crazy!
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Atlanticist Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:38 PM
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2. Ha!!
In Britain, it costs me 45 ($80) to fill my car up (and no it's not an SUV - C Series Merc Diesel). You guys need to ratchet gas taxes way up so demand comes down - you're the worlds biggest polluter by a huge margin - that's got to change or we're all cooked.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:36 PM
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7. Not a fair argument against those who have to travel a lot of miles
My neighbor barely gets by. This is a rural area. She has to drive at least 300 miles a week to keep the job she was lucky to get. Her truck is old; she can't afford a new one. It gets about 18 miles to the gallon. And she's one of the most ardent environmentalists I've ever met. Pulls weeds by hand instead of using chemicals, grows organic vegetables, et cetera. And she would never buy a SUV.

I warned people buying those huge gas-suckers that the day of reckoning was coming.

All that being said, you're right, Americans should pay more. But there are many of us who would prefer that the hikes in prices be related to the right reasons (environmental) rather than the wrong reasons (pig-headed politics).



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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:39 PM
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3. Glad I have bikes
I feel somewhat fortunate that we have bikes and can get around if we need to without a car. But I'm also very well aware that not everyone can do that and the prices of goods are going to go up significantly.
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 03:40 PM
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4. our suv neighbor griped at paying over $45 last week to fill up
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mbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:30 PM
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6. A lady I know who owns a huge van was complaining to me
it costs $50 to fill up and, since she lives a distance away from work, it now costs a fortune. I don't know her politics, but my impression is she's probably a pug. I think people might be starting to figure out the chimp's little tax cut won't cover all these extra expenditures.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:50 PM
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10. That's when they'll want another tax cut...
* will be more than happy to oblige.

Meanwhile, we're spending more.

Nobody's controlling the oil companies and keeping their greed in check. Compounded to that is the supply of oil itself.

Oh, it's going to get worse... and Bushko* is engineering it all...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:56 PM
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11. My Bush supporting suburban driving
holy jumping neigher paid almost $80 the other day. "It's not Bushes fault" says she, says I..."Ok then i hope you enjoy having less disposable income". "Well i'm sure the prices will go down, right?" she says . I said "I dont think so but hey i drive a small car so it really doesnt affect me they way it affects you." She was pissed.
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anarchy1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:02 PM
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5. My prediction - it is going to be $3.00 everywhere by the end of summer.
n/t

Where are those truckers? You know, the ones that are thinking about a strike?
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:44 PM
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8. That SUCKS!
I have to drive from Cleveland to Chicago, then to Madison, then back home this week. Thank the gods I have a Honda, but right now I sure do wish I could have afforded the Insight hybrid I wanted.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:59 PM
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9. Still under $2 a gallon here for regular
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:00 PM by scmirage
but not by a whole lot--$1.85-1.90 for regular, $2.03-$2.10 for premium--my car has to have premium--something about platnium points or something like that. It now costs me over $40 to fill-up. Luckily, I work from home and a tank usually lasts me about 4-6 weeks unless I have a meeting out of town or something.
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:00 PM
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12. I paid 2.06 yesterday at a BP uptown.
the guy at the station said it was the highest its ever been.
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