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2012-08-18 11:44:39 AM
www.bloomberg.com

Gas prices don't bother me as much as the article using a damn moose for our picture. Almost every other country got a stunning picture of a skyline, people or landscape...but us? Canada in a nutshell: a farking moose.

/white Canadian people problems
 
2012-08-18 11:45:50 AM
FTFDS: Latest changes: 2012-08-18
"Shuffled around and deleted tons of code. Since testing code is only for pussies and people who make mistakes, no tests were done. So write an email if something doesn't work. Which obviously won't be necessary. Well, probably. How does one make branches in SVN again?"

LOL.
 
2012-08-18 11:47:47 AM

Krymson Tyde: Deslidified for his and her pleasure


Thanks for curing that problem.

Subby! Slideshows are NOT spiffy!
 
2012-08-18 11:51:49 AM
I arrived in Australia a few weeks ago, and you can imagine my confusion when I saw the prices at gas stations like this one:
farm4.static.flickr.com
At first glance, it appears that regular unleaded costs A$160.90 per liter... After inquiries, I was assured by my host that the sign actually says 160.9 cents... A$1.60 for a liter... Why not just say that? 

/might be funny to try this in the US, to see people's reactions
//"Dammit, Fartb0ng0 got his Ayrab friends to jack gas prices up to $160 a... a litre? WTF is a litre?"
 
2012-08-18 11:52:32 AM
Gas should be $6.00 a gallon here tomorrow. People will learn to adapt. Must of the people I see biatch are ones that think a Humvee makes up for their little dick. And yes, I heard a guy at a gas station biatching incessantly to his maybe 10 year old son that Obama is an asshole because of how much it costs for him to fill his tank. And yes, he was in a spotless Humvee. In a city. You can drive whatever you want to, but if I decide to drive a semi to commute 2 miles to work because it makes me feel like a man, I have no right to biatch about the cost of fuel.

Go up any highway and half the vehicles are trucks and giant SUVs. With ONE f*cking person in them. Stop biatching.
 
2012-08-18 11:53:31 AM

filter: steamingpile: Krymson Tyde: Deslidified for his and her pleasure

Thank you, its too early for slideshows.

All those average daily wages in eastern European nations kind of scare me.

They should. They are coming to America.


That's not what scares me but then someone has to spin this, you should be more worried about a war there than those wages coming here.

Simple minded people always worried about the wrong issue.
 
2012-08-18 11:53:53 AM
Sometimes when I read lists like this I remember that some countries use imperial gallons for liquid measure and wonder if they didn't take it into consideration when doing the list. A gallon of gasoline in Canada is 4.546 liters while in the US it's 3.79

I'm not saying they did this, I'm just saying I wonder.
 
2012-08-18 11:55:06 AM
As someone who regularly siphons the gas for my car from the tanks of other schmoes, my per gallon cost is $0.00 and I'm getting a big kick. Okay, so maybe I do swallow a mouthful of gas I'm siphoning here and there. But, a quick case of vomiting, dizziness and internal bleeding and I'm good to go. Thank God there's no lead in it anymore.
 
2012-08-18 11:58:21 AM
The 64th slide is the start of a slideshow on comparative bandwidth prices per nation.

Or should be.
 
2012-08-18 12:01:49 PM

Farkage: Gas should be $6.00 a gallon here tomorrow. People will learn to adapt. Must of the people I see biatch are ones that think a Humvee makes up for their little dick. And yes, I heard a guy at a gas station biatching incessantly to his maybe 10 year old son that Obama is an asshole because of how much it costs for him to fill his tank. And yes, he was in a spotless Humvee. In a city. You can drive whatever you want to, but if I decide to drive a semi to commute 2 miles to work because it makes me feel like a man, I have no right to biatch about the cost of fuel.

Go up any highway and half the vehicles are trucks and giant SUVs. With ONE f*cking person in them. Stop biatching.


This, This and This
 
2012-08-18 12:02:08 PM

Paris1127: I arrived in Australia a few weeks ago, and you can imagine my confusion when I saw the prices at gas stations like this one:
[farm4.static.flickr.com image 273x500]
At first glance, it appears that regular unleaded costs A$160.90 per liter... After inquiries, I was assured by my host that the sign actually says 160.9 cents... A$1.60 for a liter... Why not just say that? 

/might be funny to try this in the US, to see people's reactions
//"Dammit, Fartb0ng0 got his Ayrab friends to jack gas prices up to $160 a... a litre? WTF is a litre?"


I think (and that's pretty rare) that it's a hangover from when I was a kid in NZ and petrol was less than a dollar, but the 'points' of a cent made all the difference where you would buy gas. "82.9!!??? I can get it a Caltex for 82.5 cents a litre!!!" etc
 
2012-08-18 12:05:41 PM

Richard Roma: Sixty three slides? This is the type of thing that should get Anonymous on your ass.


Agreed. That was bullshiat subby

You link was bad and you should feel bad
 
2012-08-18 12:06:26 PM

Paris1127: I arrived in Australia a few weeks ago, and you can imagine my confusion when I saw the prices at gas stations like this one:
[farm4.static.flickr.com image 273x500]
At first glance, it appears that regular unleaded costs A$160.90 per liter... After inquiries, I was assured by my host that the sign actually says 160.9 cents... A$1.60 for a liter... Why not just say that? 

/might be funny to try this in the US, to see people's reactions
//"Dammit, Fartb0ng0 got his Ayrab friends to jack gas prices up to $160 a... a litre? WTF is a litre?"


Mind you, back then you could get 5 small candy (lollies) coins for 1 cent....
 
2012-08-18 12:06:26 PM
If you live in Israel, you can't drive very far anyway, so it doesn't make much difference.
 
2012-08-18 12:06:43 PM

filter: Live in Norway.... Don't really care about fuel prices..... Vehicle prices, on the other hand.... the 100% vehicle tax doesn't agree with me.


Well, at least if you become sick and need medical care it won't bankrupt you if you're unfortunate enough not to have a job with good benefits.
 
2012-08-18 12:09:19 PM

farkityfarker: smimmy: $0.09....Venezuela..................#60

Ah, now I see why the US corporate complex hates Chavez so much.

All that profit he's denying them by not letting them get their hands on that oil and sell it at a huge profit.


No lot of countries , even oil rich ones subsidize gasoline to hold the retail cost down.


Venezuela loses $1.5 bln a year in gasoline subsidy

"Rather than raise prices, the government is trying to reduce internal fuel consumption.

"We have to start to reduce gasoline use. Venezuelan gasoline is the cheapest in the world," Chavez said. "The government subsidizes 90 percent of that fuel's real cost.""
 
2012-08-18 12:10:29 PM
Yup. Gas in Trondheim is up to 15.69/liter, which works out to $10.33/gallon. In other words, the article was dead on (and I was all set to biatch about how inaccurate it was!).

/got to drive a hybrid for the first time today, and it was fuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!
 
2012-08-18 12:15:35 PM
I don't give a damn about the rest of the world's gas prices.

I still think I pay way too much. Ideally, I would pay nothing but $2 a gallon would be fair.
 
2012-08-18 12:15:40 PM

farkityfarker: filter: Live in Norway.... Don't really care about fuel prices..... Vehicle prices, on the other hand.... the 100% vehicle tax doesn't agree with me.

Well, at least if you become sick and need medical care it won't bankrupt you if you're unfortunate enough not to have a job with good benefits.


Socialist Liberal Americans see Norway as Paradise so please do not burst their bubble.
 
2012-08-18 12:19:25 PM
I don't care what the gas price is somewhere else. Telling us what "their" price is is akin to telling a homeless person in Los Angeles or New York City "See, you're lucky. They have it much worse in Zimbabwe"
 
2012-08-18 12:21:32 PM
www.bloomberg.com

In Pakistan, their hair are birds, and your arguments are invalid.
 
2012-08-18 12:31:11 PM

farkityfarker: filter: Live in Norway.... Don't really care about fuel prices..... Vehicle prices, on the other hand.... the 100% vehicle tax doesn't agree with me.

Well, at least if you become sick and need medical care it won't bankrupt you if you're unfortunate enough not to have a job with good benefits.


Of course if you die on the waiting list to get medical care it won't matter either:

The regional health enterprises are encouraged to enter into
agreements with private providers of health care. There is a growing number of private hospitals.
 
2012-08-18 12:31:25 PM
Gas is back to $4.00 a gallon here in CT for no good reason at all. I drive a Hyundai Elantra which gets pretty damn good mileage, so it's not too bad yet, but when it starts costing me north of $40 for a tank of gas, there's a problem.
 
2012-08-18 12:32:20 PM
According to Fuelly, I spend about 14¢ a mile to fill up my S60R.
 
2012-08-18 12:37:49 PM
The price per country is totally not comparable since some countries heavily subsidize it, some heavily tax it, others produce most of there own oil. To compare price per gallon is MEANINGLESS.
 
2012-08-18 12:37:50 PM

filter: steamingpile: Krymson Tyde: Deslidified for his and her pleasure

Thank you, its too early for slideshows.

All those average daily wages in eastern European nations kind of scare me.

They should. They are coming to America.


GOOD. People need to learn a hard lesson through their pocket book.
 
2012-08-18 12:40:24 PM
#5. Not surprised.

i.imgur.com

"Every day sharp pricing". Right.
 
2012-08-18 12:41:15 PM
If you take average commute distance/vehicle mpg, I bet the US would rank way way up there in terms of pain etc... most of these countries with higher gas prices have two things the US don;t have... much better public transportation infrastructure and much shorter commute distances.

I mean when you drive your Suburban 100 miles each day for work, Wal Mart, Appleees etc even a $1.50/gallon can get expensive compared to say a Dutch or Singaporean who drives his Prius 100 miles every two weeks for the same thing.
 
2012-08-18 12:44:23 PM
Ecuador...

$2 per gallon for the most expensive Gas...

But.... what definition of gallon are they using?
 
2012-08-18 12:46:54 PM

Krymson Tyde: Deslidified for his and her pleasure


Thanks for that. Would not have clicked through all of those.

Interesting to see the daily incomes, also.
 
2012-08-18 12:53:52 PM

farkityfarker: Ah, now I see why the US corporate complex hates Chavez so much.


No. No you don't.

All that profit he's denying them by not letting them get their hands on that oil and sell it at a huge profit.

You're referring to the insane price subsidies where poor, starving Venezuelans have to pay to keep gas cheap there for political reasons? That increases consumption and thus increases profits for all oil companies.
 
xcv
2012-08-18 12:55:41 PM

hasty ambush: farkityfarker: filter: Live in Norway.... Don't really care about fuel prices..... Vehicle prices, on the other hand.... the 100% vehicle tax doesn't agree with me.

Well, at least if you become sick and need medical care it won't bankrupt you if you're unfortunate enough not to have a job with good benefits.

Of course if you die on the waiting list to get medical care it won't matter either:

The regional health enterprises are encouraged to enter into
agreements with private providers of health care. There is a growing number of private hospitals.


"In 2002, the private hospitals accounted for around 100 beds compared with 13 000 beds in public hospitals."

All those tens of people at risk of dying from not getting hip replacements in time.
 
2012-08-18 12:57:33 PM

steamingpile: BBRModitha: According to republicans the US pays 600 times more than anyone else because the president is a black democrat.

Have fun with that one y'all.

Ahhhh Fark, becoming infowars for the libs here, in most political threads, the main reason to never click on the politics tab.

Speaking of infowars, a friend of the GFs now believes all their conspiracy nutbags and thinks we are insane for not accepting them. The one going around now is all these gun incidents are Obama's way to get guns banned and that the Aurora shooter was drugged which is why he described as being in a haze the next day, when I told him mental patients have described the same thing in a psychotic episode he just said we are full of shiat. Even after giving him links to papers written on their studies.

I told the GF he's never allowed at the house and she should probably drop all contact for a while to see if we can get lower on the list in case he snaps.



There's no chance you have a girlfriend.
 
2012-08-18 01:05:45 PM
I don't get the kvetching about the slideshow in this case?
It doesn't cause a full page reload (those slideshows can rot in hell), and the slide takes up the bulk of the 'above the fold' section of the page...

It's actually more efficient to view it this way than it would as a single page.

My only improvement would be an intro table with links for an easy jump to a specific country.
 
2012-08-18 01:12:57 PM

BMFPitt: You're referring to the insane price subsidies where poor, starving Venezuelans have to pay to keep gas cheap there for political reasons? That increases consumption and thus increases profits for all oil companies.


Venezuelans believe that low gas prices are practically part of their human rights. Did you read the bit about how people rioted all over the country last time they tried cutting subsidies? The subsidies aren't Chavez's idea. The reasons are social, not political.

I find it hilarious how similar the US and Venezuela are when it comes to consumption (both flatly refuse for the most part to adjust their lifestyles in the face of an obviously destructive and unsustainable energy profile) and yet when Chavez starts forcing the wealthy to pay their fair share of the subsidies so that poor people can afford to buy... y'know... food and stuff, the self-righteous, self-entitled, corporate whore conservatives in the US want to make him out to be the Antichrist.

Nobody wants to have their cake and eat it too quite as well as Americans do.
 
2012-08-18 01:14:39 PM

MemeSlave: And how many don't care what it costs in other countries since it's not relevant?


7 people including you don't care, and incorrectly believe it's not relevant.


Is there anything else you want to know?
 
2012-08-18 01:20:45 PM
Not sure how many people in Hong Kong or Singapore care about "pain at the pump", no one owns a car.

Seriously, they have these giant apartment buildings going up the hill with parking garages for maybe 40 cars, owning a car there would be a waste of money and probably just stressful.

Personally I love seeing US gas prices go up, gives people a dose of reality.
 
2012-08-18 01:22:20 PM
So when do the Ford F-250 owners thar hate socialism scream for the President of Kenya and Mooslim ursurper Fartbongo to take gummint action to make gas cheaper?
 
2012-08-18 01:27:42 PM

unyon: GAT_00: Attention to gas prices has dramatically waned as a presidential campaign theme after the price of gasoline declined for 14 straight weeks after peaking in April.

What bullshiat is this? I paid $2.80 a month ago for gas. It's $3.44 now.

I was hoping that this list might help Americans recalibrate their biatching about gas prices. Apparently, I'm mistaken.


It does make a difference that a huge number of those countries ahead of us do not product oil.
 
2012-08-18 01:28:37 PM

SuperNinjaToad: If you take average commute distance/vehicle mpg, I bet the US would rank way way up there in terms of pain etc... most of these countries with higher gas prices have two things the US don;t have... much better public transportation infrastructure and much shorter commute distances.

I mean when you drive your Suburban 100 miles each day for work, Wal Mart, Appleees etc even a $1.50/gallon can get expensive compared to say a Dutch or Singaporean who drives his Prius 100 miles every two weeks for the same thing.


This lifestyle is wasteful and unsustainable, and it never should have been allowed to flourish in the first place, no matter how much cheap open land the US had at its disposal.

I don't feel any pity for people who choose to live somewhere where the only job they can get is 50 miles away. With a few exceptions, no matter what your skill set is, there's a company near an urban center you could work for instead if you wanted to. You might not get to live in a 3000 sq. foot standalone McMansion with a 2 acre front yard, swimming pool and central air, but it's only the cultural bias of a moronic generation that thought the oil would last forever that have convinced you that you need that shiat in the first place.

"But I need my PERSONAL SPACE! If I live in a city, I might have to admit that other people exist on a daily basis, and actually *gulp* interact with them."
 
2012-08-18 01:32:07 PM
I stopped caring about the gas prices and started dreaming of the water when i saw this...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-18 01:36:51 PM
It's a $1.17.9 a liter here so I'm going to go fuel up my moose and run some errands.

/At least it wasn't a picture of a beaver.
 
2012-08-18 01:38:50 PM

SharkTrager: unyon: GAT_00: Attention to gas prices has dramatically waned as a presidential campaign theme after the price of gasoline declined for 14 straight weeks after peaking in April.

What bullshiat is this? I paid $2.80 a month ago for gas. It's $3.44 now.

I was hoping that this list might help Americans recalibrate their biatching about gas prices. Apparently, I'm mistaken.

It does make a difference that a huge number of those countries ahead of us do not product oil.


Why would that make a difference? I presume you biatch because the price is a hardship. That you are #57 of 60 on this list in terms of pain suggests you should STFU and GBTW. And btw- Norway is #1 on this list in price, and one of the world's largest producers. Energy prices have very, very, little to do with production or the actual cost.
 
2012-08-18 01:39:46 PM
"This lifestyle is wasteful and unsustainable"

I'm beginning to loathe the word "unsustainable" almost as much as "outrage".
 
2012-08-18 01:40:35 PM

cmb53208: So when do the Ford F-250 owners thar hate socialism scream for the President of Kenya and Mooslim ursurper Fartbongo to take gummint action to make gas cheaper?


I am more amused how everybody blamed Bush and oil companies, had congressional hearing when it was this high under his administration but with Obama everybody now accepts Barack Obama Can't Do Much About Gas Prices
 
2012-08-18 01:44:16 PM

Z-clipped: This lifestyle is wasteful and unsustainable, and it never should have been allowed to flourish in the first place, no matter how much cheap open land the US had at its disposal.


Aw yes,life style and behavior control to include where you can live and how yo get to and from work. A perfectly legitimate function of government that in no way would be abused and infringe on individual freedoms.

Environmentalism is the new Marxism.
 
2012-08-18 01:45:10 PM

tarheel07: According to Fuelly, I spend about 14¢ a mile to fill up my S60R.


Yep, 13 cents a mile for my AWD Vibe over the last 18 months. As far as personal transportation I could easily absorb a doubling in price, but the knock on effects of the price of everything else would become important long before then.
 
2012-08-18 01:45:29 PM

Krymson Tyde: Deslidified for his and her pleasure


That site is awesome.
 
2012-08-18 01:57:24 PM
This list is highly misleading and practically worthless.

These prices include taxes, which are often much, much more than what the US pays.

Yes, the UK is currently paying $7.87 a gallon, but considering that at least half of that is taxes that covers NHS and other social programs for the country, it would be interesting to know what prices countries are paying for the ACTUAL gas, minus taxes on a local or nationwide level.
 
2012-08-18 01:57:34 PM

bugmn99: What are these "gas prices" of which you speak?


texaslynn.files.wordpress.com

Not for stealing the gas... for messing with the car.
 
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