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2013-02-26 11:16:29 AM  
The spice must flow
 
2013-02-26 11:46:22 AM  
Good lord does TV news suck balls ...heck, modern news organizations in general make me want to puke.  ...sleazebags...
 
2013-02-26 11:53:28 AM  
too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.
 
2013-02-26 11:58:09 AM  

Linux_Yes: whiners.


um, I'm almost sure you missed the point...
 
2013-02-26 12:37:04 PM  

Linux_Yes: too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.


That's because those other countries are socialist hellholes where the gasoline taxes actually pay for the roads.  Can you imagine?  The people that use the roads actually paying for them?

We here in America are far more civilized.  We have Congress pass a few hundred billion dollar highway bill every year that the Congresscritters can load up with pork and payoffs.
 
2013-02-26 12:44:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Linux_Yes: too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.

That's because those other countries are socialist hellholes where the gasoline taxes actually pay for the roads.  Can you imagine?  The people that use the roads actually paying for them?

We here in America are far more civilized.  We have Congress pass a few hundred billion dollar highway bill every year that the Congresscritters can load up with pork and payoffs.



They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.
 
2013-02-26 12:50:17 PM  
In Europe, you pay more in taxes (but healthcare is pretty much taken care of). Cars taxed on size (Britain).

On the plus side, you do get MANDATORY paid vacation days.
 
2013-02-26 12:53:48 PM  
Europe sucks
 
2013-02-26 12:57:26 PM  

Frothy Panties: Marcus Aurelius: Linux_Yes: too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.

That's because those other countries are socialist hellholes where the gasoline taxes actually pay for the roads.  Can you imagine?  The people that use the roads actually paying for them?

We here in America are far more civilized.  We have Congress pass a few hundred billion dollar highway bill every year that the Congresscritters can load up with pork and payoffs.


They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.


Like I said, basically a socialist hellhole.  In Germany it's so bad that everyone in the country gets a six week paid vacation.  Can you imagine?
 
2013-02-26 01:03:54 PM  
Alot of posts here about gas. Kinda missing the point. Your 'local news' is not local, but rather written once and then read off-script by your 'local' newscaster.
 
2013-02-26 01:18:48 PM  

howdoibegin: Alot of posts here about gas. Kinda missing the point. Your 'local news' is not local, but rather written once and then read off-script by your 'local' newscaster.


F*** you, San Diego
 
2013-02-26 02:30:45 PM  

Frothy Panties: They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.


I kinda miss cars. It sounds romantic to take a train to work everyday, but I'm sick of it. I'm getting my motorcycle license. Soon you won't have to tell me about how gas prices are back on the rise.

/ About €1.50 a liter right now.
//That's $2
 
2013-02-26 02:39:25 PM  

NicoFinn: Frothy Panties: They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.

I kinda miss cars. It sounds romantic to take a train to work everyday, but I'm sick of it. I'm getting my motorcycle license. Soon you won't have to tell me about how gas prices are back on the rise.

/ About €1.50 a liter right now.
//That's $2


Work? You can go skiing in Alps, go to the beach, visit Paris or Rome with the comprehensive rail system in Europe. It's not so much the driving, it's that in much of the US, you have no farkin' choice of how you want to go from point a to point b. There are great places in the states where you can walk to the store, library, school, etc., but suburban sprawl just sucks. I grew up in the 'burbs where there was no escape as a teenager. Either you were stuck at home or at the mercy of your parents on where you could go. I'm stationed in Europe right now, and I do not take it for granted on where I can go and how I can get there. So many choices. Try doing that from Bumfark, Minnesota.
 
2013-02-26 02:43:40 PM  

Frothy Panties: NicoFinn: Frothy Panties: They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.

I kinda miss cars. It sounds romantic to take a train to work everyday, but I'm sick of it. I'm getting my motorcycle license. Soon you won't have to tell me about how gas prices are back on the rise.

/ About €1.50 a liter right now.
//That's $2

Work? You can go skiing in Alps, go to the beach, visit Paris or Rome with the comprehensive rail system in Europe. It's not so much the driving, it's that in much of the US, you have no farkin' choice of how you want to go from point a to point b. There are great places in the states where you can walk to the store, library, school, etc., but suburban sprawl just sucks. I grew up in the 'burbs where there was no escape as a teenager. Either you were stuck at home or at the mercy of your parents on where you could go. I'm stationed in Europe right now, and I do not take it for granted on where I can go and how I can get there. So many choices. Try doing that from Bumfark, Minnesota.


I'm from the US. I guess 6 years abroad is making me miss the independence of a car. And yes, life is nice here. It's a shame about our economy.

/Barcelona is the best city in the world...despite the RENFE train system and Iberia Air.
 
2013-02-26 02:46:00 PM  

NicoFinn: Barcelona is the best city in the world...despite the RENFE train system and Iberia Air.


^ This.
 
2013-02-26 02:49:57 PM  

Linux_Yes: too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.


Other countries, like those in Europe, pay more per gallon (well, litre) than we do because they bundle in taxes that we pay here in other ways.

For instance, Germany pays about $8 per gallon in taxes.
 
2013-02-26 03:37:19 PM  

mysticcat: The spice must flow


Is that a reference to the Crusades of the 1200s, which were wars over spice importation disguised as wars over religion, much as today's wars over oil importation are disguised wars? That would be clever, but I guessing it means something else.
 
2013-02-26 03:43:07 PM  

Triumph: mysticcat: The spice must flow

Is that a reference to the Crusades of the 1200s, which were wars over spice importation disguised as wars over religion, much as today's wars over oil importation are disguised wars? That would be clever, but I guessing it means something else.


Dune reference
 
2013-02-26 05:20:59 PM  

Triumph: mysticcat: The spice must flow

Is that a reference to the Crusades of the 12000s, which were wars over spice importation disguised as wars over religion, much as today's wars over oil importation are disguised wars? That would be clever, but I guessing it means something else.


Only had to add one zero to fix it all.   Dune.
 
2013-02-26 06:21:05 PM  

Triumph: Is that a reference to the Crusades of the 1200s, which were wars over spice importation disguised as wars over religion, much as today's wars over oil importation are disguised wars?


What else would it be in reference to?

Duh!
 
2013-02-26 06:34:03 PM  
Rush Limbaugh has been doing this bit for 15 years.  Every Democratic legislator and talking head saying the same thing, word for word, about any given manufactured emergency is pretty funny.
 
2013-02-26 06:49:34 PM  

NicoFinn: Frothy Panties: They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.

I kinda miss cars. It sounds romantic to take a train to work everyday, but I'm sick of it. I'm getting my motorcycle license. Soon you won't have to tell me about how gas prices are back on the rise.

/ About €1.50 a liter right now.
//That's $2


So, how much is a liter of cola?

i290.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-26 07:23:41 PM  

TheMega: NicoFinn: Frothy Panties: They also have options besides cars. In Europe, you can pretty much go anywhere without a car, and they don't have the crazy suburban sprawl that is condusive to a car-only existence.

I kinda miss cars. It sounds romantic to take a train to work everyday, but I'm sick of it. I'm getting my motorcycle license. Soon you won't have to tell me about how gas prices are back on the rise.

/ About €1.50 a liter right now.
//That's $2

So, how much is a liter of cola?

[i290.photobucket.com image 119x107]


Just get a Large Farva.

/It's for a cop.
 
2013-02-26 08:39:50 PM  

Linux_Yes: too funny

the USA pays, even when gasoline is up, about half what the rest of the world pays for gasoline.  whiners.  wait until Americans figure out that one day they'll be paying what gasoline actually costs.  then the whinning will be a crescendo with no end.

gasoline should be around 8 bucks/gallon if we paid what it actually costs.


*Citation needed
 
2013-02-26 09:08:06 PM  
My Chevy Volt costs me $30 a month to drive! I charge a work too.
In before the haters: my lease is $330 with $1500 down.
Electric for LIFE!!!
www.motherearthnews.com
 
2013-02-26 10:55:53 PM  
So, doesn't it make you wonder who's calling the shots here? That's a lot of newscasters with a verbatim report, who controls that?

/sorry to post on-topic
 
2013-02-27 12:18:13 AM  
lazy writing and lazy reporters trying to fill more hours of news cycle than are really needed.
 
2013-02-27 06:16:22 AM  

Eddie Ate Dynamite: /It's for a cop.


What the hell's that all about? You gonna spit in it now?
 
2013-02-27 07:21:25 AM  

mrtremere: My Chevy Volt costs me $30 a month to drive! I charge a work too.
In before the haters: my lease is $330 with $1500 down.
Electric for LIFE!!!
[www.motherearthnews.com image 400x267]


It sounds like you're on the electric bandwagon for personal savings.  Good.  If you mentioned saving the Earth, my head would have exploded for the zillionth time from exhaustion over that argument.  Though your image appears to have come from a website that would continue that argument.  Where do these people think electricity comes from?  We will one day run out of coal just as we will run out of oil.  And these are also the same types who cry over the thought of nuclear power.

I still want a good compressed Hydrogen car.  Honda, you sell one in California.  What's up?
Oh yeah, no infrastructure for anything but plug-ins at the moment.  Why aren't my gasoline taxes (and other road related taxes) going in that direction.
Oh yeah, I forgot who bought congress.
 
2013-02-28 01:32:50 PM  
What's funny to me is how the pricing works. Everybody starts getting more efficient cars so they use less gas. Price goes up. So then people want hybrids and even more efficient cars. Price goes up.

It won't be long till we're simply taxed by miles driven. Of course gas will still have a road tax because that's established revenue they won't give up.

I still think electric is the way to go for most people. The range is enough for most to do their normally daily driving and then some with only charging at night. The problem is if you decide to take a trip you'll still need another car. The volt does fill that need, but it is expensive. I could get something like a leaf and a gas powered trip car for that price.

Then again if we all started driving electric cars the power grid wouldn't support it. And we can't build nuclear. Solar and wind would be nice, but they don't generally produce enough power. Maybe we should put a huge belt around the earth and have it run a generator in space. The earth's rotation would provide free energy for a while. And when it stops you'll have one side with constant sunlight which will be great for solar. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2013-02-28 04:34:32 PM  

NBSV: What's funny to me is how the pricing works. Everybody starts getting more efficient cars so they use less gas. Price goes up. So then people want hybrids and even more efficient cars. Price goes up.

It won't be long till we're simply taxed by miles driven. Of course gas will still have a road tax because that's established revenue they won't give up.

I still think electric is the way to go for most people. The range is enough for most to do their normally daily driving and then some with only charging at night. The problem is if you decide to take a trip you'll still need another car. The volt does fill that need, but it is expensive. I could get something like a leaf and a gas powered trip car for that price.

Then again if we all started driving electric cars the power grid wouldn't support it. And we can't build nuclear. Solar and wind would be nice, but they don't generally produce enough power. Maybe we should put a huge belt around the earth and have it run a generator in space. The earth's rotation would provide free energy for a while. And when it stops you'll have one side with constant sunlight which will be great for solar. Yeah, that's the ticket.


No, that's not how it works.

People invest in stock market. Wall Street jerks now have money to spend, so they buy oil commodities. Oil prices rise. Gas prices rise. People stop investing in the stock market. Wall Street jerks panic and stop investing in oil commodities. Oil prices drop. Gas prices drop.

If the Wall Street jerks would stop betting on futures then we'd have some stable gas prices.
 
2013-03-01 12:18:20 AM  
Anybody want to buy some Tulips?
 
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