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Old 03-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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$9+ us gal. today here in blighty (£1.32 for Diesel, £1.52+ in the highlands for a litre)

So glad I use one tank per month (£70 last fill up) and anything above that is usually on company business.

It has hit our company though. We do on-site maintenance for 1000+ sites in Scotland some of them quite remote and each visit is being double-triple checked for software fixes (remote access from Edinburgh) before we send an engineer.

And they drive 45MPG+ 1.4 HDi vans.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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9$ holy cow! Americans officially have no right complaining about 4$/gal
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I filled up on Tuesday for $3.459/gal. That's not too bad compared to Europe.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
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9$ holy ****! Americans officially have no right complaining about 4$/gal
The hell we don't...!!!

Most of what they pay is tax.

And if some of our elected officials here have it their way, they'll stick it in our ass too, just like our friends across the pond got stuck.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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We really don't have a right to complain. It's a finite resource and our consumption rate is astronomical, thus leading to a supply crisis at some point. Sure there are "artificial" manipulations of supply and price along the way, but sooner or later the piper must be paid. If you have designed your life around using lots of fuel and using it inefficiently, you had better not let out a peep about fuel prices. Another favorite pastime for fuel price whiners is to project the blame onto anyone but themselves: govt, oil companies, speculators, etc.. The bottom line is if you sit around and wait for science or govt or whatever to bring back 99 cent gas, you are wasting your time. Only you can take control of your fuel expenditures.
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The sad part is that if we had artificially high gas prices, then we would have more small fuel-efficient cars to choose from. The Japanese didn't storm into the USA with ground-up car designs to solve our gas crisis problems in the 1970's, they just sold us what they were already building.

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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...give me another 1984 Honda Civic CVCC 1.6L getting 40-42 mpg (with A/C) please!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:27 PM   #28 (permalink)
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...give me another 1984 Honda Civic CVCC 1.6L getting 40-42 mpg (with A/C) please!
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:32 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The hell we don't...!!!

Most of what they pay is tax.

And if some of our elected officials here have it their way, they'll stick it in our ass too, just like our friends across the pond got stuck.

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I read somewhere about a bill a couple years back they attempted to put a cap on gasoline and diesel at 2.50/gal The main argument that shot it down was prices will never get that high. Though now that i am posting this i can't find the info anywhere

still rationing fuel for non commercial uses might work out amazing in the long run
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Most of what they pay is tax.
If you REALLY want to have fun with taxes, take up smoking as a hobby.

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