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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:26 AM
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Why has gas gone up .25 overnight where I live???
Especially when last night I read an article from AAA saying gas is headed DOWN this week? Seriously -- why?

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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 AM
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1. Poor choice of living location

It's inching down slowly here in SoCal
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:41 AM
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3. I don't have a poor choice of living location
That's a very odd thing to say to me. I live where my job and family are. I was just asking a question, because I didn't know if anything had mysteriously happened to gas supply overnight.
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:50 AM
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5. I am frequently shocked and dismayed
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 07:59 AM by Spinzonner
by the level of Irony Impairment on DU.

It seems it's absolutely necessary to smack people over the head with a smilie.

Oh well ... Ex Post Facto:

:sarcasm:
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:41 AM
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2. The oil companies are punishing the DC area for being too close to
W. Meanwhile, they're rewarding California for being as far away from him as possible within the lower 48.

A sure sign of the Apocalypse. :evilgrin: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :patriot: :dunce: :+ :patriot: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :evilgrin:
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:42 AM
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4. That makes as much sense as anything I could think of!
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:50 AM
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6. Gas has gone up 10 to 12 cents since yesterday here
in North Georgia.
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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:53 AM
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7. We are back up in the $3 range
in Tallahassee. I figured it was the hurricane panic. $75 to fill the tank yesterday.
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:53 AM
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8. As H.I. McDonough would say
"Well, this whole thing is just who knows who and favoritism."

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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:16 AM
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9. Why has it gone up? Because it CAN.
Gas companies are pretty much free to do whatever they want. They gouge the crap out of the public, and I bet not one percent of the gouging incidents are ever prosecuted. They make up all sorts of excuses to raise the gas prices, however flimsy. Just another tool in the attempt to create an American peasantry. Make us all poor, trap us in bankruptcy limbo, and make us all into corporate slave-drones.
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rkc3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:38 AM
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11. We're lucky they don't use free market principles in pricing.
We'd all be paying $10 a gallon.

Their current practice is to gouge us just enough that we grumble over prices - tehy'll continue to ratchet them up until we start finding ways to conserve energy. That's their biggest fear - alternative sources of energy and transportation.

With the slew of former oil execs in this admin, it's not likely we'll get any help from the government in getting lower gas prices or funding public transportation.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:22 AM
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10. Still running $2.69 or so here in Cleveland.
Up a couple of cents from a few days ago, but that's normal.


What's it running there?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:40 AM
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12. Because we have been conditioned to brace for it for weeks now
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