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Old 09-12-2012, 05:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Still remember when gas station had to go over 1$ and add a space on their price board, everybody was freaking out! hahahahaha (crying a little at the same time as laughing)
It was only a few years ago when gas stations had to buy new signs because there old ones only went up as high as $1.99.

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I wonder if 3-wheeler @ 115 mpg thinks very much about fuel prices? I know that at 56 mpg I will be laughing at fuel prices until they get to $5/L [$19/gal]. At which point I will be singing with the quire, unless of course I can get to over 100 mpg...
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Inflation adjusted Gasoline Price Chart
seems to show that gas prices haven't moved that much, that they have dipped down to $1.50 and up to $4 after being adjusted for inflation put it in much better perspective.
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seems to show that gas prices haven't moved that much, that they have dipped down to $1.50 and up to $4 after being adjusted for inflation put it in much better perspective.
Was going to post that if someone else didn't. I started driving in '98, when inflation adjusted prices were at an all-time low.

I could fill the '69 Beetle for a ten dollar bill and get $2 change. Would fill the '76 Honda CB750 with a five and get a dollar back.

I watched a friend's dad put $100 into a motor-home and thought you'd have to be filthy rich to afford that. My truck will take $120 in diesel easily. I once put $20 in the truck and it wasn't enough to turn the low fuel light off!
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If you look at charts of minimum wage, working for an hour gets you around 2.5 gallons of fuel, it's been as high as 4 gallons a few times and as low as 2 gallons but I couldn't find a time that it got you less then two gallons or more then 4.
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I wonder if "Big Oil" is trying to get Obama unelected? I'm really not very passionate about politics at all, and not much of a conspiracy theorist either, just sort of a curiosity thing. This seems a little too coincidental.

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If you look at charts of minimum wage, working for an hour gets you around 2.5 gallons of fuel, it's been as high as 4 gallons a few times and as low as 2 gallons but I couldn't find a time that it got you less then two gallons or more then 4.
I do appreciate new ways of looking at data, but why compare fuel prices to an artificial wage floor?

If I were ever stuck at minimum wage for a length of time, a car would be among the last things I would own.

As an aside, I do find it offensive that my government makes laws concerning the negotiated price that I may sell my labor.
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All fuels were over $5 at Yosemite - not that the Camry needed any gas yet.
About $1 more expensive than around SF / Modesto / Merced - lowest prices I've seen there started at $3.95 for 87.

89 was $4.7 somewhere along CA 156 / 101 ! Hello-oh !

Fuel prices seem to vary wildly in CA.
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I do appreciate new ways of looking at data, but why compare fuel prices to an artificial wage floor?
Because inflation numbers can be skewed as well, so why not compare it to a figure like how much you can get for an hour of work? and other peoples wages tend to be based off minimum wage as well so I thought I would put that out there as another reference point, partly because a while back someone pointed out that the amount of energy that the average person uses every day is 100 times more then a single person can put out, a quarter HP or around 200 watts, so I think it's really reasonable to put fuel in to a term of how much you have to work to get it because in turn it does work for you.

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