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Old 04-21-2011, 05:03 AM
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Default I might stop b!tc#n about gas...

but I doubt it.

I've got a wife, 2 kids with cars, and 2 vehicles myself. I just added up our fuel usage this year and it averages $583 per month. If gas was $2 per gallon I'd save $300 per month, big whoopie. When I look at it like this it doesn't seem as bad but when the pump cuts off at $75 and my wife's Trailblazer isn't quite full it pisses me off. ;?

Now here in less than a month when I start putting 50 gallons in the boat for a day of fishing I will probably go back into b!tc# mode.
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Here's something worth bitching about. At $4/gallon, it costs more than $75 to fill up any full-size truck and many cars. Who's the dummy that thinks a $75 cut-off on gas pump credit is still the right answer?
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The most puzzling factor about gas prices going up this time is that the media is not even touching on the issue. Remember last time when it did this, it was the only topic on any news station. Now, not a word. Keep on b$*&^in about it. Someone needs to.
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We should tap the oil reserves just for marine use, it keeps people sane, and is great for families!

BTW: The world has plenty of oil, it's just speculators driving the prices up A LOT!
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Just filled up the suburban on the way to outer banks last night.....it ran til $121. I was more shocked that the pump kept running than I was that it took $121 to fill it up.
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The only thing I am not bitching about is going to be the lack of idiots running SeaRays at 50mph all over the bay. The last time gas was $4+ at the marina I had all of my fishing spots to myself. Since I can go about 80-100 miles on less then 30 gallons, I don't mind shelling out an extra $20 (split between 3 guys) for that.
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Filled up my wife's Element, my Son's BMW, the lawn mower and a half a tank in my truck. Cost me $210 on Saturday. This doesn't include the boat which because of the weather has not needed anymore gas as of late.

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I just got a great deal on a used honda pilot - 7k below KBB retail price. That can buy a ton of fuel - its not all bad.

If prices stay this high we are in trouble. we are a nation built on cars and travel, avg joe cant afford $100 to fill the tank.
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BayPro, my firend, you are paying for the federal defict, excess federal spending. They have to pay for it somehow. So cheapen the dollar. That makes gas naturally go up in price. So far this year, the dollar has fallen around 10% against majort currencies. That means, everything we buy abroad in Japan, Korea, Germany, England, China, etc. has gotten 10% more expensive. You don't notice at much if you switch your buying patterns, say from Toyota to GMC. But once GMC starts selling trucks and cars like crazy, and their capacity utilization of their factories starts rising closer to 90%, they will start jacking up prices also. AND VOOWALLA, inflation picks up. That's how Obama is going to pay for this huge debt. Inflation, and nobady will be smart enough to pin it on him. Are you smart enough???
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I broke out the riding mower last night.

I have to leave at three in the morning to get to work on time.
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Lets think back to when fuel hit $4.00 a gallon when Bush was in office, it was mainstream's mission to blame this completely on Bush and Cheney, funny now not a peep. I wonder what has changed? lol
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Here's the new con, NewMoon. "We need to conserve energy. High gas prices are good for the country. It helps people be more thoughtful about their energy usage. It makes more sense to buy one of those stupid electric cars now that gas prices are high. It makes more sense to keep the corrupt, crooked subsidies to ethanal makers going. You're just not as smart as "they" are, New Moon. They're Haavrd grads, World's smartest men.

Did ya ever notice how con men have to keep talking to keep the con going? That's why he's constantly on TV.
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Originally Posted by dosburros View Post
BTW: The world has plenty of oil, it's just speculators driving the prices up A LOT!
What the hell is there to speculate over when the world has plenty of oil?
Crips both Canada and the US has more oil than the whole world could burn!

Could you imagine what would happen to the world if the so called smart people on Wall Street started speculating corn, soya beans and orange juice the way they are with oil?


$583 for the month.......I WISH. I can spend the 583 in two weeks for just my pickup truck! Filled up the other day....$168.00 (diesel).

Ah Hell, even my gas powered yard equipment has more than doubled in fuel costs in the last four years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I say lets see how fast we can try to get to $200 a barrel. ....
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The higher it goes the bigger the fall.. Light sweet crude is pushing $112.00 Brent crude is pushing $125 gas is pushing $3.80

speculators are using excuses like a slip in U.S. stockpiles as the excuse this week with the release of the weekely government report yesterday.

It is all BS and it will come back and bite people in the arse..
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An unregulated market leads to corrupt practices and arbitrage opportunities when only a few players control the market. You can thank Sen. Phil Gramm for this through pushing the Commodity Futures Modernization Act in an 11,000 page appropriations bill that essentially deregulated energy futures. Didn't hurt that his wife was a director at Enron nor that Enron was one his biggest campaign contributors. Classic examples of manipulation stemming from the CFMA are the rolling blackouts in CA where Enron reaped massive profits as revenues quadrupled as a result of finding excuses to shut down the power.

We are not in a better situation today with the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission being an ex Goldman guy. Who do you think the largest holder of futures contracts is? It's been reported that there were 6x as many toatl paper futures contracts oustanding as there is physical supply. Of course no one knows for sure as none of the players are required to list their positions courtesy of the CFMA. You tell me how oil goes from $147 to $35 in two days, surely it can't be related to these guys fixing the price.

Raise margin requirements and force them to accept delivery of the total positions they play and oil won't trade beyond a $20 dollar range....ever. Not sure what the range would be but I would guess somewhere between $50 - $70/barrel.
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BayPro, my firend, you are paying for the federal defict, excess federal spending. They have to pay for it somehow. So cheapen the dollar. That makes gas naturally go up in price. So far this year, the dollar has fallen around 10% against majort currencies. That means, everything we buy abroad in Japan, Korea, Germany, England, China, etc. has gotten 10% more expensive. You don't notice at much if you switch your buying patterns, say from Toyota to GMC. But once GMC starts selling trucks and cars like crazy, and their capacity utilization of their factories starts rising closer to 90%, they will start jacking up prices also. AND VOOWALLA, inflation picks up. That's how Obama is going to pay for this huge debt. Inflation, and nobady will be smart enough to pin it on him. Are you smart enough???

You sir, have it figured out. Although I don't think Obama knows enough about economics to hatch a plan like that.
Our good friend, the bearded clam, Ben Bernanke is the main perpetrator of the dollars demise. There are literally dozens of charts on the financial forums that show a direct correlation between the value of the US dollar and the cost of a barrel of crude as an inverse ratio. The lower the dollar goes the more a barrel costs. Pretty simple really. Oil is priced in US dollars worldwide so the less a dollar is worth, the more of 'em it takes to buy a barrel.
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Witht he price of fuel and the corrupt NOAA and the SAFMC and the closures and reduced bag limits I don't think I'll be burning much of their 5.00 fuel.
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Paid $4.97/gal at the marina today.
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I drive a Chevy Avalanche and when the pump cuts off at $100.00 my truck still isn't full. The only reason I'm not bitching is because I don't drive much anymore, I get about 2 weeks out of a tank of gas.

Don't get me started on boat gas, summer is hear which means runs to the Bahamas. That's when I will bitch a little. But it won't slow me down.
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Did you see the latest out of the Fed Govt.....they are consider assessing a fee (read tax) on electric vehicles as they don't use gas but do utilize the roads and they are not contributing to the gas tax. When will it end???

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