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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by aquajet, Jul 12, 2006.
I almost feel sorry for the fiends.
I don't feel sorry for them. They're dumb. Sorry, but they only saw $30 in gas. I see more...time spent waiting, time spent away from home family and friends, time you should be sleeping, time you should be getting ready for work...the list goes on.
It's stupid if you ask me. When the cheapest gas station in town is even remotely crowded I pay 5 cents more to get it now.
Bah. If they wanted to line up at midnight to do something they should have seen Pirates of the Carribean.
This reminds me of the ibook 50 dollar give away fiasco a few months back.
All good points.
Surprising what people will do isn't it?
The question is what wouldn't I do for a free squeeze of the nozzle.
Yes, I remebered that. Crazy!
We're still talking about gas, right???
If that's what you want to call it...
$3!! It's the equivalent of $8 here in the UK (99p a litre)
Good to know there was an Allstate agent there to help out with the acidents
If they did this here in San Diego it would probably be worse that what it was. Yesterday I paid close to $50 to fill up my CR-V at Exxon.
And if I lived in Venezuela it would be about 17¢ a gallon.
Bah, that's "only" $US7 per gallon. (linky) Wake me when it's £1.15 per litre.
Anyway, I wonder how much fuel they waste sitting in line for hours on end. And if they have smaller or partially-full tanks already? Did they get the remainder of their free gas in a doggy bag or something?
I wouldn't mind petrol at $3 per gallon. That's cheap.
It's only $0.90 per litre in Canadian dollars, or USD $0.79 per litre, or £0.43 per litre.
With all the high gas prices quoted in this thread, I wonder how long it will be before we go to alternate fuels/methods?
So how many of those people missed one day of work (and one day's pay) to get $30 worth of gas?
I say we jack up prices to about $6 a gallon, skim that $3 off the top, and use it to pay off our deficit. Right there we have solved three problems. Energy consumption (people will drive less if it takes them $3 to get anywhere). Energy efficiency (people will demand more energy efficient cars). The Deficit ($3 a gallon x 42 gallons/barrel x 20 mil barrels/day = $2.52 billion/day).
And this is why they invented Gift gas cards. >_>'
Good point ReanimationLP!
Try Beano ...
NY Times Its Corn vs. Soybeans in a Biofuels Debate
Seems their conclusion, over the next 50 years, we will need a renewable fuel that WON'T compete with food -- which these alternatives will.
assuming you're serious, that's not a bad idea. it'd never get past the oil lobby though
I don't think he is. At least, I hope not. It's hardly that simple. Doubling the cost of gasoline isn't without consequences. And likely dire at that.
No, it would never pass. But if it would push us away from being so darn dependent on oil, it could very well be a good thing to do.