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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-25-2005, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gas Prices!!!!

Whats the deal with gas prices here lately especailly where I live....good lord!!!! I hate to say it, but its just flat out BS!!!

The price goes up ten....to twenty cents a gallon...then when who ever decides to bring it back down, its one two or three pennies at a time....I mean damn people!!!! And with me, I have not only my bikes...but also my SUV to fill. And that's not including my husbands truck, or his bikes....I think we're spending at least 30 to 50 a every two weeks in gas alone!

I mean is it ever going to stop. I remember growing up, when gas used to be .80 cents a gallon....shoot....my parents used to B*tch if gas prices reach a dollar a gallon....now look at it!!! It's over 3.00 dollars a gallon in some places!

If things keep going the way they are...people arent going to be able to afford to pay these kind of prices....in the end, we'll all be back the way things were in the 1800's....wither walking every where....

OR......horse and bugy anyone!!!!!!
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i spend at least a hundred a week on gas in FL, in a jeep, and its only a 4.0 liter!!! i feel your pain



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$40 to $50 every two weeks is nothing...I spent that in two days when I drove from Lexington, KY to Cincinatti, OH for work everyday. Hell I spent about $80.00 every two or three days just to go back and forth to work.

Now I live 3 miles 5 minutes from work, I can go on a 1/4 tank all week back and forth to work, however I take a weekend mini vacation every weekend so I am still spending atleast $40.00 a week or more.

Edit>>> and I was paying this much last year in 2004 from June to December.
Isn't there already a thread about gas prices?

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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-25-2005, 10:28 PM
 
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Enjoy it now, these are the Good Ole Days...it is just going to keep going up...
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Enjoy it now, these are the Good Ole Days...it is just going to keep going up...

Agreed, especially with China competing with us over oil. I can remember paying 90 cents a gallon in East TX in late 1998......those days are gone forever. People continue to buy SUV's like hot cakes however
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Enjoy it now, these are the Good Ole Days...it is just going to keep going up...
Have to agree with you on this one.
Big oil just loves having one of their own as President. Nothing stopping big oil from reporting huge record profits every quarter

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I only spend about $20.00 a week.

However, I just watched this show on The History Channel and found out some interesting things...
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The good ole days of under $1!!

It's all about supply and demand.

Let's also remember to keep this friendly and non-political. Too many threads on these subjects get jacked fast!




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[QUOTE=Gas Man]The good ole days of under $1!!

It's all about supply and demand.



Have you happened to notice big oil profits last few years
ExxonMobile over $25 billion 2004
http://www.oilcompanies.net will provide you information, on how Americans are being bilked by big oil.

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I wasn't saying anything political. There was a show on The History Channel that like opened my eyes to some stuff that I've heard about but they proved it.
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I figure before its all said and done...will be living like the Amish LOL.....not that I'm saying that's a bad thing...some people are into living like that. Screwy

However....NOT ME! I love being able to drive somewhere and it not taking me ALL day to get there
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Multiply what you feel when you look at the pump prices by about 8 and then you have some idea of the feeling someone like Jeeps must have when they see that The prices now are ridiculous, but unless everyone were to quit buying gas it's not gonna change. Besides...if no one bought gas, the states would figure out something ELSE to tax into oblivion...


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Well that may be true Jetski... but you almost see other companies like Home Depot and Ford making huge profits... yet the complaigning about the price of cars go less noticed... Oh and have you seen the price of ceral? It's Flippin crazy! I think I bought a box yesterday at Meijer and paid like $4.79 for 16 oz of ceral.... MAN O MAN!




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Have you paid for a Doctor visit or Lab test lately???
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Have you paid for a Doctor visit or Lab test lately???

How about a lap dance at Circus Circus? Man, they are fetching $25 a song now. Thats ridiculous.
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Well that may be true Jetski... but you almost see other companies like Home Depot and Ford making huge profits... yet the complaigning about the price of cars go less noticed... Oh and have you seen the price of ceral? It's Flippin crazy! I think I bought a box yesterday at Meijer and paid like $4.79 for 16 oz of ceral.... MAN O MAN!

See, that's one of your Yankee things...I can buy a 5lb bag of Grits for under 2 bucks... $ 4.79 for cereal, $4.00 for cup of Starbucks... And they tell us southerners how dumb we are...
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Too funny Bee... but seriously... look at how much the price of everything has gone up. You have to figure the price of gas is going to as well. So it's went up 100% in the last 5 years... call it, money made up, from not raising it in the past. Whatever, it's America and if somebody can make more money in the process of selling a product then they are going to.




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Until we get back to railroads transporting the bulk of goods and people in this country, when the price of fuel goes up, so goes everything else...
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Well that may be true Jetski... but you almost see other companies like Home Depot and Ford making huge profits... yet the complaigning about the price of cars go less noticed... Oh and have you seen the price of ceral? It's Flippin crazy! I think I bought a box yesterday at Meijer and paid like $4.79 for 16 oz of ceral.... MAN O MAN!
Home Depot, Ford profits not even close to Exxon's $25 billion profit in 2004.
If you noticed only few big oil companies around, since oil company buy outs started with Bush in office Big oil has monopoly on American gas consumer. Without any checks consumer going to get shaft
Gas prices effect price of everything in this country, Bee even your DR's lab tests fee's
Since people donot care about gas prices, price will continue to rise until people stop using gas.
With that said, off to start 900 mile trip to vacation home, using plenty of gas

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How about a lap dance at Circus Circus? Man, they are fetching $25 a song now. Thats ridiculous.
I am truly happy to see a man with his priorites straight...
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