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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:19 PM   #1
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What Are You Paying for Gas?

I paid $4.13 /gal today
I know I've said this before, but I don't know how much longer this can continue.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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$3.59.

It's $3.39 around here, but the GTI wants premium, and what the 'dub wants, the 'dub gets
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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I paid $3.39 a couple of days ago.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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I paid $4.13 /gal today
I know I've said this before, but I don't know how much longer this can continue.
it's here to stay, and I'm somewhat glad. I hope it goes even higher; less SUVs on the street, more pressure for superior alternative energy sources, more reason for improved public transportation and social/political awareness.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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when people say "im glad prices are high because it'll push us to be more green" i ask them "what about the economy?"
its not like our current president is going to do anything about it
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:38 PM   #6
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i haven't filled up in two months. when i did i think it was in the 3.40 range, maybe?

the shell by my house is up to 3.89 for regular, 4.15 for premium.

biking > walking > public transportation > driving
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 09:39 PM   #7
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I kind of hope gas gets to like 6 bucks a gallon just so it ****s over everyone who voted for Bush twice.

Oh, and it was $3.31 when I filled up on Friday.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 10:28 PM   #8
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Why would gas prices drop? Barring an explosion in supply or a decrease in demand, gas prices will go up.

People need to understand and accept this, and behave accordingly.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 10:50 PM   #9
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I kind of hope gas gets to like 6 bucks a gallon just so it ****s over everyone who voted for Bush twice.
what about the 52% of us that knew his presidency was a bad idea in the first place?


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Why would gas prices drop? Barring an explosion in supply or a decrease in demand, gas prices will go up.
well we have two oil CEOs in the white house right now, so its no wonder gas went from $1.40 to $4 a gallon. and thankfully they are on their way out.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 10:52 PM   #10
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well we have to oil CEOs in the white house right now, so its no wonder gas went from $1.40 to $4 a gallon. and thankfully they are on their way out.
Yep, its all Bush's fault. But you forgot the rest of your reply....you know, the part where Hillary will make it all better.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:08 PM   #11
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what about the 52% of us that knew his presidency was a bad idea in the first place?
they shouldn't have nominated such ****** candidates who lost to bush.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:12 PM   #12
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they shouldn't have nominated such ****** candidates who lost to bush.
It's all Dean's fault. He said "yeeeah!"
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:16 PM   #13
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I kind of hope gas gets to like 6 bucks a gallon just so it ****s over everyone who voted for Bush twice.

Oh, and it was $3.31 when I filled up on Friday.
and people wonder why they call people like you clueless. You do relieze no matter who was in office gas prices would be there they are at. Hell it is a safe bet if a dem was in office prices would be HIGHER. not cheaper.....
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:16 PM   #14
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It's all Dean's fault. He said "woo."
I thought it was "yeeeah!"

Anyways, $3.69 here for mid grade.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:20 PM   #15
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paid 3.48 today.

i cant seem to fill up. i think spending only 25 bucks at a time helps easy the pain.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:23 PM   #16
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I thought it was "yeeeah!"

Anyways, $3.69 here for mid grade.
You're right. Noted.
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You're right. Noted.
It doesn't happen often. With the way Dean said it the true sound he made was pretty indiscernible; I wasn't attempting to correct with malice.
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when people say "im glad prices are high because it'll push us to be more green" i ask them "what about the economy?"
its not like our current president is going to do anything about it
The economy is sputtering because of more than higher gas prices. Ultimately, the rising price in gasoline is a temporary problem while making alternative energy sources suddenly cheaper and necessary. This will be a Good Thing in the long-term.

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what about the 52% of us that knew his presidency was a bad idea in the first place?




well we have two oil CEOs in the white house right now, so its no wonder gas went from $1.40 to $4 a gallon. and thankfully they are on their way out.
That's the trouble with Democracy, you sometimes have to suffer with the majority's mistakes. You don't get to pick and choose, which is why we need an active voting public.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:39 PM   #19
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when people say "im glad prices are high because it'll push us to be more green" i ask them "what about the economy?"
Imagine the economy 30 years from now when oil is not a viable source of energy for the vast majority of the world's machinery.

Isn't it better for us to deal with this problem while we can and develop other fuel sources (more specifically renewable ones)?

That to me is a much better economic plan than hoping for OPEC to suddenly boost supply or for the Dollar to suddenly make a magical rebound.

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well we have two oil CEOs in the white house right now, so its no wonder gas went from $1.40 to $4 a gallon. and thankfully they are on their way out.
As much as I despise this current administration, you simply can't blame fluctuations in the economy and a volatile commodity on a single person. Considering what little power US presidents have over economics relative to the executives of other economically advanced democracies, the only people you can blame for high gas prices are the oil producers and the ignorant consumers themselves.

Gluttony is rarely, if ever, sustainable.
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Old Apr 21, 2008, 11:55 PM   #20
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It's about 3.79 here. I haven't filled up for a few weeks though. I just bought a new bicycle with the money I've saved on gas over the last few months.

High fuel prices are here to stay. Get used to it.
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 12:00 AM   #21
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it was 3.69 for me today.

its only going to get worse, and i can see the economy getting very bad because of this.
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 12:09 AM   #22
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I wasn't attempting to correct with malice.
None inferred. Either way, it just all seems so silly in retrospect, doesn't it?
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None inferred. Either way, it just all seems so silly in retrospect, doesn't it?
Glad that is the case; I just wanted to clarify.

I was thinking about this a few days ago. If that small sound bite didn't get the spin that it did, things may have been very different today. Either way it is amazing/disturbing what the MSM decides to pick up and run with.

And I'll stop going OT now.
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I paid $3.77 for mid grade here in Connecticut on Friday. 3.77 X 24 gallons = 90.48. I also get 14/16mpg.

Thank god I don't have to pay for my own gas!!!!!!
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Old Apr 22, 2008, 12:16 AM   #25
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it's here to stay, and I'm somewhat glad. I hope it goes even higher; less SUVs on the street, more pressure for superior alternative energy sources, more reason for improved public transportation and social/political awareness.
Well how much will that cost in the mean time. It wont be a cheap turn around. Everyone will have to buy new cars, turning around the transportation system will cost a lot more if it is done all at once then if it is phased in over a 20 year period.

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I kind of hope gas gets to like 6 bucks a gallon just so it ****s over everyone who voted for Bush twice.
Yes higher prices, because some of us have to travel regardless of the price. Screw the people lets teach them a lesson right?
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I paid $3.77 for mid grade here in Connecticut on Friday. 3.77 X 24 gallons = 90.48. I also get 14/16mpg.

Thank god I don't have to pay for my own gas!!!!!!
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