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Postby Tavish » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:57 am

slomo007 wrote:LOL...Tav, how long have you been waiting to find a thread to use that pic in? :-b


I didn't even like the movies, but it was the first thing that came to mind. :-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:14 am

What a strange guy. :-o




Don't say this too loudly, but gas has actually gone down here recently. Filled up yesterday:

Cheapie: $2.82
Mid Grade: $2.91
High Grade: $3.02

Shhhh......don't let the oil companies find out.........

And how bad is it that I'm now conditioned to think those are good prices? 6 months ago, it was still under $2 a gallon. :-/
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Postby pokerplaya » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:08 am

Yeah I know what you mean...I filled up at 2.99 a few days ago and almost jumped for joy.
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Postby JTWood » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:11 am

Madison wrote:What a strange guy. :-o




Don't say this too loudly, but gas has actually gone down here recently. Filled up yesterday:

Cheapie: $2.82
Mid Grade: $2.91
High Grade: $3.02

Shhhh......don't let the oil companies find out.........

And how bad is it that I'm now conditioned to think those are good prices? 6 months ago, it was still under $2 a gallon. :-/

Yeah, we're down to $2.60 around here. I'm still waiting for the big home heating bills that are supposed to hit us this winter.

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Postby thomasps3 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:55 am

A little tidbit from a history student:

I forget during what war it was, but in the US, people used a fuel for their cars made out of corn. Not so important really, but just a point to how we have been conditioned to believe that gas is really the only way for us to fill up our automobiles.

Not to dance in that forum of politics, just funny how 50 odd years ago we made adjustments during war-time.

Interesting, no? :-?
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Postby reznorsboy » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:24 am

thomasps3 wrote:A little tidbit from a history student:

I forget during what war it was, but in the US, people used a fuel for their cars made out of corn. Not so important really, but just a point to how we have been conditioned to believe that gas is really the only way for us to fill up our automobiles.

Not to dance in that forum of politics, just funny how 50 odd years ago we made adjustments during war-time.

Interesting, no? :-?


It's called Ethanol and you can still get it some places.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:34 am

So you can eat dead animals but you can't use them for fuel? I don't get it. I'll take 1,000 dead cats please so I can use them for fuel ;-D
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:50 pm

Sort of in relation to this topic, I saw an article in the Washington Post that read "Gas prices making you balk? Be glad you're not from Britain."

I understand that gas prices in Britain, as well as the rest of Europe, are considerably higher than they are here. People over there roll their eyes when us Yankees (and Mets) complain about our gas prices going up to a tawdry $3 a gallon. Even many Americans use the England excuse as a way to shush up gas-price naysayers and Bush-bashers.

However, it seems that public transporation is a luxury in Europe that does extend to rural and even suburban America. With and more people living outside of cities, where gas prices are even higher anyway, they are inherently moving away from public transportation. Every city in England has access to trains, buses and an extensive subway system in London alone. Few Europeans even own cars and the ones that do either forego the available public transit and suck up the gas prices without complaint, or simply use their automobiles in the rare occassion that calls for it.

I'm just saying that in a country as big as America featuring a feeble public transportation system, you'd only think it's fair that our gas prices are lower. Now, the problem may very well be that us American's can't live without absurd f***-you-mobiles like Hummers, and it is part of the problem, but the fact remains that a lack of viable transporation alternatives is what ultimately drives Americans to complain about gas prices.
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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:07 pm

Coppermine wrote:public transporation is a luxury

Did I just read that???

:-S :-S :-S
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:09 pm

Hey, i'd love to use public transportation than waste money on gas. Maybe city buses and subways are gross, but it's cheap.
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