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(The Detroit_News)   Today is the 40th anniversary of the Arab oil embargo. If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow   (detroitnews.com) divider line 78
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2013-10-17 11:41:34 AM

If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*
 
2013-10-17 11:42:18 AM
thefifthquarterdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-17 11:44:13 AM
Yay! I get to read today! It's too bad I'm illiterate.
 
2013-10-17 11:44:33 AM
So, this is "energy independence"?

This time, at least get the gas pumps manufactured to show over $10/gallon ahead of time.
 
2013-10-17 11:44:40 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*


Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.
 
2013-10-17 11:45:52 AM
Wear a sweater and keep your furnace at 50 deg. F.
mytabloids.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-17 11:46:18 AM

Latinwolf


Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.


I heard about it from my parents, and have read articles about it.
 
2013-10-17 11:46:21 AM

Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.


Still a great headline.

/my lawn. Off.
 
2013-10-17 11:46:47 AM

Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.


I only got it because my parents told my sister & me about it.

/born in '85
//rather afraid of oil disappearing in my lifetime
 
2013-10-17 11:47:07 AM
Ok Subby, for a moment there I was confused.

*slow clap*


/wasn't even aware there were account numbers
 
2013-10-17 11:48:36 AM

kittyhas1000legs: Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.

I only got it because my parents told my sister & me about it.

/born in '85
//rather afraid of oil disappearing in my lifetime


Don't be.
BTW, you have successfully been afeared by derp and profiteering. Congratulations.
 
2013-10-17 11:49:51 AM

Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.


I remember. I also remember my father going full Lewis Black when gas prices hit $0.45.
 
2013-10-17 11:51:57 AM
I was in Germany when this was going on-No Sunday driving except for emergency vehicles. Took up bowling since the bowling alley was within walking distance of our Housing.

Weird seeing the Autobahns devoid of traffic.
 
2013-10-17 11:59:52 AM
Nice one subby. Now only seven gallons for you, we got a line around the block.
 
2013-10-17 12:03:49 PM
Good article to bookmark every time some right/left winger asks "why do we care what happens in xyz country!"  (right/left dependent on which team is in the white house)
 
2013-10-17 12:04:19 PM
I'm going to park in line at the Texaco for a couple of hours, for nostalgia. Engine off, push the car a couple yards forward every 10 minutes.
 
2013-10-17 12:06:12 PM
I had to check. It's 132715.

I'll click a little later, maybe.
 
2013-10-17 12:08:15 PM
Our "family story" about the rationing during the embargo is about the cool old guy who ran the corner gas station near the house.

Most families in that part of suburbia were already two-car, so they either lucked out and had even/odd plates and could buy gas every day, or bought two car's worth on their day and siphoned back and forth as needed.

My Mom was a single parent, with three kids, recently arrived back in her home town after divorce, so she was working (as a Doctor) at the only hospital that had an opening - clear on the other side of San Diego.  With only one car/driver, she was a bit more limited on when she could buy gas and how much she could get, but also had practically zero flexibility about getting three kids to school and herself to seeing patients.

The cool old guy who ran the corner station risked the ire of whatever authorities oversaw the rationing and would not only pull her out of line to sell her gas on even days, but would sell her gas on the odd days too, whenever things were tight enough that it meant the difference between getting to the hospital, or not.
 
2013-10-17 12:08:59 PM
Yep. My dad had just bought a new car the year before. A 1972 International Harvester Travel-All. It got 8 mpg, just as gas prices went from 29 cents a gallon to 59 cents,* virtually overnight.

*$3.11 in 2013 money.

/Gas rationing was a local problem; we never experienced any shortages where I was.
 
2013-10-17 12:09:54 PM
Good thing I bought an economical car.

static.cargurus.com

/Not mine...
//I got a Pacer instead.
 
2013-10-17 12:10:08 PM
I wasn't old enough to experience gasoline rationing so it took me a minute to get the headline. Thumbs up.
 
2013-10-17 12:10:20 PM
The gas rationing during Sandy was a trip. I heard the stories about the embargo from my parents, never thought I'd see something like that during my lifetime
 
2013-10-17 12:10:58 PM
Odd? Even?

You said there would be no math questions.
 
2013-10-17 12:13:14 PM
"Embargo... on."

i78.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-17 12:13:21 PM
FYI, the entire dealio was about a certain elephant in the room.

"In the 1970s, OPEC began to gain influence and steeply raised oil prices during the 1973 Oil Crisis in response to US aid to Israel during the Yom Kippur War. It lasted until March 1974. OPEC added to its goals the selling of oil for socio-economic growth of the poorer member nations, and membership grew to 13 by 1975."

Kissinger has managed to keep his name out of most of the official rewrite, but OPEC is his invention and dynasty builder.
 
2013-10-17 12:14:33 PM
My account number is odd... woohoo!!  I can comment!
 
2013-10-17 12:16:19 PM

snocone: So, this is "energy independence"?

This time, at least get the gas pumps manufactured to show over $10/gallon ahead of time.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_production#Cou nt ries
USA produces 8,453,000 barrels per day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_consumption
USA consumes 19,150,000  barrels per day.

Hmmmm,
 
2013-10-17 12:18:55 PM
thumbs4.ebaystatic.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
Still have some of those knives.

82105375.nhd.weebly.com

Also remember red, yellow and green flag days. Sitting with my Dad in the Buick Electra. He was in shock gas was .50/gallon and you could only get 6 gallons. I was 7 so it was all a mystery to me.
 
2013-10-17 12:23:51 PM

Uzzah: [thefifthquarterdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]



Khomeini didn't come on the scene until a few years later when the Shah fell.
 
2013-10-17 12:24:32 PM
Not old enough to have lived through it, but my dad told me about how he drove a scout that had a reserve gas tank and he'd just fill up both tanks and ride in style.
 
2013-10-17 12:26:03 PM
Not many people today know that the person who broke the oil embargo was Saddam Hussein. After that, he became the US's #3 guy in the Middle East after Israel and Saudi Arabia. And his gassing of Iranians during his war only endeared him even further with the right wing.
 
2013-10-17 12:27:14 PM

Deep Contact: Wear a sweater and keep your furnace at 50 deg. F.
[mytabloids.files.wordpress.com image 300x200]


Heaven for-F*CKING-bid that we do anything that made sense and saved us money!
 
2013-10-17 12:27:41 PM

sleep lack: snocone: So, this is "energy independence"?

This time, at least get the gas pumps manufactured to show over $10/gallon ahead of time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_production#Cou nt ries
USA produces 8,453,000 barrels per day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_consumption
USA consumes 19,150,000  barrels per day.

Hmmmm,


"The latest monthly report from the agency shows continued growth in U.S. fossil fuel production, leading to a 22 percent drop in petroleum imports between 2005 and 2012, according to agency data.
Meantime, U.S. exports of petroleum products jumped 270 percent between 2005 and 2012.
Energy exports this year are on pace to grow again, already outpacing 2011 and 2012 through the first five months of the year.
Federal forecast: http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/08/22/global-oil-price-will-decline-throu gh-end-of-2013-eia-forecasts/?cmpid=eefl" target="_blank">Global oil price will decline through end of 2013
Despite the growth in exports, the nation still relied on imports for 16 percent of its energy needs in 2012, according to the data."

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2013/08/28/data-shows-a-shifting-us-energy-l an dscape/
 
2013-10-17 12:28:45 PM

Red Shirt Blues: [thumbs4.ebaystatic.com image 225x121]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 460x640]
Still have some of those knives.

[82105375.nhd.weebly.com image 404x237]

Also remember red, yellow and green flag days. Sitting with my Dad in the Buick Electra. He was in shock gas was .50/gallon and you could only get 6 gallons. I was 7 so it was all a mystery to me.


I have NE Pats glasses and juice glasses.
Shell also has Hot Wheels.
Green Stamps from Sinclair.
Sunoco had football cards.
 
2013-10-17 12:30:36 PM

TV's Vinnie: Deep Contact: Wear a sweater and keep your furnace at 50 deg. F.
[mytabloids.files.wordpress.com image 300x200]

Heaven for-F*CKING-bid that we do anything that made sense and saved us money!


The Arab Oil embargo was a separate oil crisis from Carter's fark-up.
 
2013-10-17 12:31:15 PM

Betep: Shell also has Hot Wheels.


Forgot about the Hot Wheels. Now I recollect getting the "spittin' image" car.
 
2013-10-17 12:33:10 PM
Cheaper crude or no more food!

/and thus was born derp.
 
2013-10-17 12:37:51 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I had to check. It's 132715.


My account number is 8675309, so I get to read the article today!
 
2013-10-17 12:40:03 PM
FTA:
cmsimg.detnews.com
dude stood in line to use his rations to put 1 gallon of gas in his mower?

/nice vette in the background, though
 
2013-10-17 12:41:09 PM

phaseolus: Uzzah: [thefifthquarterdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 512x384]

Khomeini didn't come on the scene until a few years later when the Shah fell.


But it works on any Ayatollah: Ayatollah Nakhbadeh, Ayatollah Zahedi... even as we speak, Ayatollah Razmara and his cadre of fanatics are consolidating their power!
 
2013-10-17 12:44:43 PM

kittyhas1000legs: Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.

I only got it because my parents told my sister & me about it.

/born in '85
//rather afraid of oil disappearing in my lifetime


It won't just disappear overnight or something. It'll just get harder and harder to get, lower quality and much more expensive to produce. You'll see society changing to adapt, things like cars no longer being symbolized into an essential part of growing up.
 
2013-10-17 12:47:31 PM
Joke from the 70's:

We could call ourselves the Organization of Fuel Using Countries, or 'OFUC'. When OPEC cuts oil production or raises prices, the cries of 'OFUC' would not be far behind.
 
2013-10-17 12:49:01 PM

fappomatic: Latinwolf: Englebert Slaptyback: If your account number is odd, click left now. If your account number is even, you may read the article tomorrow


*golf clap*

Might have been too obscure for the younger Farkers.

I remember. I also remember my father going full Lewis Black when gas prices hit $0.45.


Pretty much what I came to post, but my dad blew a blood vessel when it got all the way up to $0.50.
 
2013-10-17 12:49:56 PM
CSB: When I was pumping gas back then, we had people who would gas up (we pumped for them) and try to leave with out paying. Twice, I had to spray customers with gas from the nozzle and hold up a Zippo to encourage them they wren't leaving with out paying, once they had tried to drive off. Once, the boss had to put a 9 foot iron bar through a customer's windshield to stop him from leaving with out paying. The boss carried concealed, too. The lines were insane, and so were the customers. When we made the switch to unleaded, these huge boats of cars would pull in bone dry, and demand to be filled up with the most expensive stuff we had. "But sir, that's un-,,," - "Shut up and fill it up, boy"
Ok, and 26 gallons of lower-than-your-caddy-will ever-get-two-blocks-on later, they would pay and drive off. Just not too far.
End .CSB
 
2013-10-17 12:50:16 PM

Red Shirt Blues: [thumbs4.ebaystatic.com image 225x121]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 460x640]
Still have some of those knives.

[82105375.nhd.weebly.com image 404x237]

Also remember red, yellow and green flag days. Sitting with my Dad in the Buick Electra. He was in shock gas was .50/gallon and you could only get 6 gallons. I was 7 so it was all a mystery to me.


I have those glasses!! But not the Eagles, I have the Redskins version.
 
2013-10-17 12:51:32 PM

mbillips: Yep. My dad had just bought a new car the year before. A 1972 International Harvester Travel-All. It got 8 mpg, just as gas prices went from 29 cents a gallon to 59 cents,* virtually overnight.

*$3.11 in 2013 money.

/Gas rationing was a local problem; we never experienced any shortages where I was.


My parents traded in their International Scout for a new Plymouth Valiant.  It's kind of interesting to look at sales figures from 1973 and 1974 to see how big the embargo affected car buying.

/not to mention CAFE standards and the 55 MPH speed limit
 
2013-10-17 12:57:07 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: Good thing I bought an economical car.

[static.cargurus.com image 640x384]

/Not mine...
//I got a Pacer instead.


Lucky bastard! We had a Pinto that failed to explode long enough to sell.
 
2013-10-17 01:00:01 PM

ciberido: My account number is 8675309, so I get to read the article today!


Jenny???
 
2013-10-17 01:03:47 PM
CSB
When the embargo hit overnite, I was in Oklahoma. Electra Deuce and A Quarter with a 22 gallon tank and a very big block. Took three days to get back to MN. The pumps did not go over $1/gallon, so you paid double what the pump showed. A lot of stations just did not open for a while. Sat for three hours waiting on the tanker. Nehi Grape and a Salted Nut Roll for lunch. Sold the spare, jack and my watch for the last tank getting home.
Good times.
 
2013-10-17 01:04:47 PM

Good Behavior Day: mbillips: Yep. My dad had just bought a new car the year before. A 1972 International Harvester Travel-All. It got 8 mpg, just as gas prices went from 29 cents a gallon to 59 cents,* virtually overnight.

*$3.11 in 2013 money.

/Gas rationing was a local problem; we never experienced any shortages where I was.

My parents traded in their International Scout for a new Plymouth Valiant.  It's kind of interesting to look at sales figures from 1973 and 1974 to see how big the embargo affected car buying.

/not to mention CAFE standards and the 55 MPH speed limit


Thanks Obama.
 
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