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(Buzzfeed)   18 images show hoarders' response to the gas shortage: barreling it like Walter White's cash, topping off Jacuzzi-sized plastic tanks which threaten to snap truck axles, and loading car trunks with trash bags filled with flammable, flammable gas   (buzzfeed.com) divider line
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2021-05-12 4:42:56 PM  
I want 24/7 video on trash bags-o-gas folks.
 
2021-05-12 4:44:23 PM  
I spoke too soon, I need video surveillance on all these mother farkers.
 
2021-05-12 4:48:08 PM  
Short term: hey, fire sales.
Medium term: hey, cheaper gas in about a week, two weeks.
Long term: underpants gnomes?
 
2021-05-12 4:54:54 PM  
Any of them trying to sell bags-o-gas on EBay yet?

/or Etsy?
 
2021-05-12 4:56:01 PM  
Goddammit, It's Always Sunny should NOT reflect real life!

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2021-05-12 4:58:02 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Goddammit, It's Always Sunny should NOT reflect real life!

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Right?  It's not a Farking instruction tv show.

It's not the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross.
 
2021-05-12 5:00:07 PM  
These are the people most likely to complain about the 'nanny state.'
 
2021-05-12 5:10:56 PM  
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2021-05-12 5:10:57 PM  
"Gotta get the gas before the prices go up!"

"That's just normal economic rationing, part of the free market process..."

"Rationing? Sounds like socialism to me!"
 
2021-05-12 5:11:16 PM  
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2021-05-12 5:18:08 PM  
The day the news broke, but before I saw it I was filling up four gas cans.  For my lawn mower and such.

I'm surprised I'm not in one of these photos.  And the ones towing trailers for gas are probably for a business that is using it and not hoarders.
 
2021-05-12 5:24:36 PM  
all white people.

I wonder what a Venn diagram of these people and Trump voters would look like...
 
2021-05-12 5:24:53 PM  
I'm just grateful Trump supporters aren't drinking gas and taking it home in their bladders.
 
2021-05-12 5:33:34 PM  
I'm pretty sure I've seen one or two of those before, particularly the Texass pickup.  Like last year or the year before.
 
2021-05-12 5:34:13 PM  
These are the same people who bought a garage full of toilet paper last year.
 
2021-05-12 5:34:37 PM  
So gas stations running out of gas is already starting? Manatee in Sarasota county here. Lots of gas stations running out.
 
2021-05-12 5:34:43 PM  
Wow, like ISIS is smuggling gasoline to Turkey on our doorstep
 
2021-05-12 5:34:50 PM  
These...are not smart people.
 
2021-05-12 5:35:20 PM  

HugeMistake: I'm just grateful Trump supporters aren't drinking gas and taking it home in their bladders.


That's actually a really good idea. You should suggest it to them. Make sure to point out that Biden, Harris, and Obama are telling them not to do that.
 
2021-05-12 5:36:37 PM  
I'm surprised the gas didn't eat through those plastic bags.  Then again, I'm no expert on what gas will eat up and what it won't.  I know it doesn't harm the two 1 gallon gas cans i have - one for plain gas, the oil for gas/oil for the chainsaw.

I do know it's illegal to pump gas into anything other than something certified for holding gas, like a gas can or vehicle.

/SUV has 1/2 a tank, I'm good for a while
//Bike has a full tank, I'm even gooder for a whiler.
 
2021-05-12 5:36:38 PM  
This could be a game of fark right winger bingo. Which listicle # corresponds to which fark right wing reprobate.
 
2021-05-12 5:37:19 PM  
Several of those are not in the US and or occurred years ago.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hoa​r​ding-gas-plastic-bags/

However I see a lot of Gasoline related deaths and accidents in the coming weeks, because some of those pictures are real and recent. 

This is the Toilet Paper all over again, where the only cause is people doing the dumb.
 
2021-05-12 5:38:05 PM  
Also a lot of Gas just going bad over the next few months.
 
2021-05-12 5:38:13 PM  
I filled up Monday because I needed it, probably wont need gas until the 24th or 25th depending on how much I go to the office.
 
2021-05-12 5:38:36 PM  
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2021-05-12 5:38:50 PM  
Huh, that stirs a strange memory of a time that happened in Edmonton.

Some independent gas bar owner lowered prices to something like 30 cents a litre to get other gas companies to raise their prices because he was tired of taking a loss on the low prices at the time. (Don't ask me how the fark that is supposed to work. Only in the oil industry could you raise prices by undercutting everyone else.)

Anyway, the papers caught some wag filling oil drums full of gasoline at the bargain basement price, and he got dinged for illegal transport of dangerous goods or some such.

This is the part where I dutifully say: "I'm shocked that no such laws exist down there in Texas," But really, folks, let's get real. Not only are we not shocked, we are surprised it doesn't happen every day.

/Brool Story Co.
 
2021-05-12 5:39:10 PM  
Stupid farking jackasses
 
2021-05-12 5:40:04 PM  
I'm surprised that there hasn't been a run on grocery stores. Specifically milk and bread.
 
2021-05-12 5:41:10 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Also a lot of Gas just going bad over the next few months.


Naw, most of it will get spilled on the ground when they try and refill the tank with it.
 
2021-05-12 5:41:27 PM  

proton: So gas stations running out of gas is already starting? Manatee in Sarasota county here. Lots of gas stations running out.


Forsyth County GA, here.  By yesterday afternoon few stations had gas from what I hear.

The one right around the corner from my house had a traffic jam of vehicles waiting in line.  I drove past it a little before 7p and around 10:30p.  Still a line at 10:30, and the place normally closes at 10.

I sort of wish I filled up when I first heard about the pipeline because it was obvious this was coming but I really had little reason to.  I'm good for a couple weeks with the car and good for probably a month with my bike.  Touring bike, and it can hold a surprising amount of groceries in the storage compartments, even more if iIwere to bring my old frame backpack.
 
2021-05-12 5:41:39 PM  
Pretty sure you aren't supposed to be putting gas into unapproved containers, especially if you are transporting it.

Cops should taze them.

I mean, get some distance and then taze them.
 
2021-05-12 5:42:11 PM  
Gotta love capitalism!
 
2021-05-12 5:42:34 PM  
This should be a self correcting problem. Hopefully they don't take out neighbors or first responders or pets when it happens.
 
2021-05-12 5:43:06 PM  
I just filled up my swimming pool on Sunday so I am getting a kick...

/gotta skim out all the dead birds now, but otherwise I'm all set
 
2021-05-12 5:43:19 PM  
Learned as a young lad that gallon-sized plastic milk jugs do not make good gasoline containers. Especially on hot summer days.

How's the weather on the right coast these days? Hopefully not warm. Gasoline is easily excitable in hot weather.
 
2021-05-12 5:43:46 PM  
Usually I mock New Jersey and Oregon for making self-serve gasoline pumps illegal. This is not one of those times.
 
2021-05-12 5:44:16 PM  
I'm vaccinated and was starting to think that I'm sick of working from home. But I guess I can wait another month or so.
 
2021-05-12 5:44:45 PM  

Gratch: These...are not smart people.


I've seen a pic of gas in trash bags!!!  I tend to agree.....
 
2021-05-12 5:45:33 PM  

SirMadness: Huh, that stirs a strange memory of a time that happened in Edmonton.

Some independent gas bar owner lowered prices to something like 30 cents a litre to get other gas companies to raise their prices because he was tired of taking a loss on the low prices at the time. (Don't ask me how the fark that is supposed to work. Only in the oil industry could you raise prices by undercutting everyone else.)

Anyway, the papers caught some wag filling oil drums full of gasoline at the bargain basement price, and he got dinged for illegal transport of dangerous goods or some such.

This is the part where I dutifully say: "I'm shocked that no such laws exist down there in Texas," But really, folks, let's get real. Not only are we not shocked, we are surprised it doesn't happen every day.

/Brool Story Co.


Those laws exist in either Texas, or nationally.  Possibly both.
 
2021-05-12 5:45:43 PM  

phishrace: Learned as a young lad that gallon-sized plastic milk jugs do not make good gasoline containers. Especially on hot summer days.

How's the weather on the right coast these days? Hopefully not warm. Gasoline is easily excitable in hot weather.


Makes sense, gasoline has solvent properties and needs the right type of storage.
 
2021-05-12 5:45:59 PM  
Aaaaannnnd, the just announced they are getting the pipeline back online
 
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2021-05-12 5:46:14 PM  

HugeMistake: I'm just grateful Trump supporters aren't drinking gas and taking it home in their bladders.


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2021-05-12 5:46:18 PM  
18 images show assholes' hoarders' response to the gas shortage

Just needed a correcton.
 
2021-05-12 5:47:27 PM  
Have the BidenHarris declare martial law and have the military guard the gas stations and only allow each car to get the tank of the car filled.  Give the military shoot to kill orders for anybody who shows up in a hummer, or with a gas can and doesn't leave willingly.

Problem solved.
 
2021-05-12 5:47:33 PM  
I remember reading an article in February of 2020.  The gov't said you don't need N95 masks, the next paragraph said that the gov't was buying 300 million N95 masks.  When the gov't tells you not to hoard, you better damn well start hoarding.
 
2021-05-12 5:48:05 PM  
I'm shocked that none of them were smoking while they were doing this
 
2021-05-12 5:48:10 PM  

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2021-05-12 5:48:44 PM  

proton: So gas stations running out of gas is already starting? Manatee in Sarasota county here. Lots of gas stations running out.


I'm confused. Why do you call gasoline gas?

I mean, fine, you have another word for, well, gas? The stuff you pump out of the ground, used for cooking and heating, what do you call that?

The stuff in the pictures id call benzin in my native language, or gasoline when trying to communicate in English.
 
2021-05-12 5:48:49 PM  
They need to get the security cams and license plates and fine all those people putting gasoline into unapproved containers.

And that last image is not price gouging, it's the stations way of saying "we have no gas"
 
2021-05-12 5:49:24 PM  

Bermuda59: I'm shocked that none of them were smoking while they were doing this


I had the exact same thought.
 
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