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You think *you're* paying a lot for gas?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Welcome to Maui. That will be $4 a gallon, please.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080314/ap_on_bi_ge/four_dollar_gas_13
     
  2. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    Release the liberal hounds in 3, 2, 1 ...
     
  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Uhm, why is this a liberal issue? Seriously? Don't liberals and conservatives pay the same price? Unless conservatives have their secret power ring that knocks 20 cents off the price at the pump.
     
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So far, here's the accepted model for dealing with rising gas prices:

    Complain, complain, complain, bitch, complain, complain, continue doing the exact same thing you've always done.
     
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I dunno, TSP. I didn't blink when gas went to $2, $2.50, even $3. But seeing $3.45 yesterday, and hearing we're looking at $4 maybe this summer, really struck me. I can absolutely say I will not drive as much.
     
  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I will sacrifice a lot of things before I will sacrifice driving.
     
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    $1.12 a litre or $4.25 a gallon.

    Predictions of $1.40 a litre ($5.25 a gallon) by summer.
     
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I'm looking for an apartment a few blocks from work ... my driving will be very limited.
     
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Fixed.
     
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    $4 is the magic number, or so I have read.
     
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Let's assume Big Dog means this - the part where one of us posts the prices in Europe, reminds him that their economies are kicking our ass, and that $4 a gallon looks good in comparison to $8 a gallon, even when the dollar is trading at its lowest point in decades. Then he'll remind us that Europe's much smaller, and that most of the extra cost is taken up in taxes to support lazy and corrupt welfare states. And that furthermore Europe is full of Reds and foreigners and that they don't have cowboys or drive-in movie theaters or cold beer or baseball.

    Then we all move on with our lives.

    Price per gallon in US Dollars

    Date Belgium France Germany Italy Netherlands UK US

    3/10/2008 8.37 7.95 8.24 8.07 8.91 8.10 3.44
     
  12. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Diesel at the station by my house is at $4.10 and I don't live anywhere near Maui.
     
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