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Old 11-24-2008, 07:39 PM
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I'm waiting for all these California yuppie larva to finally realize that the only way they're going to see the kind of MPG numbers that they wet dream about is to start pressuring the Feds to get onboard with TDI
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:28 PM
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Saw $1.57/gallon driving around Tulsa today. Gonna miss these prices when I go back home.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:37 PM
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1.55 regular and 2.39 diesel here.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:44 PM
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Dare we dream to see $1/gal again? It's nice to be able to fill the CRX for less than $20 again, and the Chrysler minivan for less than $40.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:59 PM
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I'm just happy to be able to fill up the truck without hitting the "maximum allowed" amount on the credit card
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
Dare we dream to see $1/gal again? It's nice to be able to fill the CRX for less than $20 again, and the Chrysler minivan for less than $40.
Well.....$1 gas would likely mean a serious "deflation" issue that would reflect more serious problems in our economy....So I hate to say it, but I kind of hope not to see that happen.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:19 PM
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Murph, It seems like nobody is noticing but we do have a serious problem and it's not going to go away any time soon.

If you don't believe me this is a good place to start.


[media]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173[/media]
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by airmail wf View Post
Murph, It seems like nobody is noticing but we do have a serious problem and it's not going to go away any time soon.

If you don't believe me this is a good place to start.


[media]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173[/media]
Yep.....Strange things are afoot indeed!!
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
Dare we dream to see $1/gal again? It's nice to be able to fill the CRX for less than $20 again, and the Chrysler minivan for less than $40.

I doubt we'll see it go that low. The national average for tax on a gallon of gas is about .48 cents. I just can't see it going under a dollar based on that.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Saw $1.57/gallon driving around Tulsa today. Gonna miss these prices when I go back home.
LOL -- I was just logging into report the same thing.

$1.57 at the corner gas station.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:03 AM
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Kev gas here at the Boulder hill Marathon today was 179.9 and it is lower out by WalMart
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:10 AM
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I think I figured out why the gas price is so low. It's the Federal reserve messing with the Big 3. When the price was high everyone and their mother was trading in their cars for fuel efficient ones. The Big 3 might have stayed solvent for awhile longer. Now with the gas price low nobody is buying they are waiting to see what happens. I'll bet right after we bail them out the price of gas goes sky high. Any takers?
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by airmail wf View Post
I think I figured out why the gas price is so low. It's the Federal reserve messing with the Big 3. When the price was high everyone and their mother was trading in their cars for fuel efficient ones. The Big 3 might have stayed solvent for awhile longer. Now with the gas price low nobody is buying they are waiting to see what happens. I'll bet right after we bail them out the price of gas goes sky high. Any takers?
Sounds plausible to me...
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:23 AM
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$1.45 here at a couple places today. $1.39 a little north of here.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by John Seidelman View Post
Kev gas here at the Boulder hill Marathon today was 179.9 and it is lower out by WalMart
It was under $1.70 in Ottawa before I left for Tulsa. Hope it keeps going down.....
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:36 AM
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Originally Posted by John Seidelman View Post
Kev gas here at the Boulder hill Marathon today was 179.9 and it is lower out by WalMart
Ouch! Almost $200 per gallon?! Who'd of thought Chicago prices would be so high?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:53 AM
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Guy,

He was listing it in pennies.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:19 AM
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damn rednecks anyway
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:29 PM
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It figures that a YANKEE would list prices in pennies... That's exactly the kind of thing that started the war of Southern Independence, you know.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:15 PM
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Murph, unfortunately you are dead on the money (bad pun, I know). Deflation is a very realistic concern that is probably unstoppable. We have had deficit spending since the 1970s by the Congresses (other than 4 years 1998-2001) so we have a lot of time to catch up on. Combine that with all the other financial issues and currency devaluation is going to happen as our lending nations reduce the purchase of our debt issues. Sorry to go "all economic" on you, but I have a minor in economics.

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Well.....$1 gas would likely mean a serious "deflation" issue that would reflect more serious problems in our economy....So I hate to say it, but I kind of hope not to see that happen.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:17 PM
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You're getting all that Iowa corn gasohol.

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$1.45 here at a couple places today. $1.39 a little north of here.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:40 PM
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$1.53 at the corner gas station.

You know, I heard on CNN yesterday that the cost of living index is actually NEGATIVE for the last quarter -- mainly due to the falling cost of gasoline.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:55 PM
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Guy, you know we all hate you don't you..

I talked to Santa - you're getting coal. Just one lump
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:57 PM
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1.87 this morning was 1.83 yesterday in middle ga...
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:22 PM
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Saw it for $1.61 yesterday at a Racetrack. I am getting some tonight (gasoline, that is).
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