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  1. #14
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    Greed ..

    It is greed. Pure greed.

    Just think how they can charge any price for the product. What are we going to do about it? Nothing we can do. In metro Atlanta you can not even ride a bike to work. No sidewalks to speak of and where they are they are not inter-connected.

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    Originally posted by Diceman
    I'm thinking everyone.
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    Oh, thank goodness. I thought I had an electrical fire!
    No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

    For those who have fought for it, freedom has a sweetness the protected will never know.

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    Proud member of KA Club

  3. #16
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    $6 a gallon!? You are not kidding are you?? WOW!

    I went up 50 cents over night, and we are at $3 a gallon now..

    I used my dad's truck today, and filled the half tank, $50! Ouch! Glad I got a small car w/ 28mpg.

    I agree.. mom called me later and flipped that I filled the truck with gas.. I told her that my way of paying to use the truck.. But she said she will not be coming over here unless she needs to.


  4. #17
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    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!
    $5.00 (Gotta pay for fuel)



  5. #18
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    Arabs are now complaining they don't wanna be called towel heads because they are actually wearing sheets as turbans....."Sheet Heads"?

  6. #19
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    For you youngsters

    Thos of us who are old timers remember the 70's. We were told they were running out of oil. Yes running out of oil. There was gas rationing I seem to remember maybe 8 gallons was the fill-up limit. Of course it was loosely enforced. Also, long gas lines, hot tempers, and at some murders at the pump. All of this was in the summer and it was hotter than haydes anyway which did not help any.

    The culprits who started the myth was highly successful in putting people in the panic mode. This sparked the terror in the drivers to try and top off the tank anyway they could. People knew they had to drive to work and there was no alternative (at least where I lived). This, of course, created the long lines, drove the prices up etc etc. Now this is sounding a bit too familiar!!

    It was plain ugly.

    Tonite our Gov. Sonny Perdue said he will not tolerate price gouging and said he would see to it that price gougers would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Even setup a couple of telephone numbers to report them. One station that was charing 6,7 and 8 dollars for gas got scared. He downed the price to 1.99 until he ran out.

    Someone also told me that the rumor got started, here in Ga., about running out of gas because of some stupid email going around.

    Finally, what bothers me the most is everything we eat, wear, live in, etc etc etc is touched by petro. in some shape and fashion. These high oil prices will run the prices up and lead to inflation. Inflation, that nasty booger, can lead to less houses being built, stagnant economy, and people losing their jobs. No disposable income affects Mom and Pop stores to Walmart.

    I sure hope the sheet heads enjoy all the money they are pissing away. Oh yeah, they have Michael Jackson to entertain them.

  7. #20
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    don't remember the 70's. Did something happen then? What happened? Where was I? Who am I?

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    Good drugs in the 70's . so good they made you forget who you were , where you were

    and you got a full 4 finger lid back in those days,


  8. #21
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    --and the "roaches" were everwhere........."D"D"D

  9. #22
    Originally posted by senior tech
    Diceman
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    Not a bad idea old man..........
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

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    Bring Em Home....

  10. #23
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    Well, ..the Indians bought up the hotels and now it looks like they own the gas stations in Ga where they are charging the most. The hot line to report this stuff is busy all the time.

  11. #24
    In the thread heading, when did your name become all capitals? Do you have an evil twin, or is he the good one??
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

    www.AskTheDiceman.com

    www.TheColdConspiracy.com

    www.Pennwood-HVAC.Com

    Bring Em Home....

  12. #25
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    Originally posted by Diceman
    In the thread heading, when did your name become all capitals? Do you have an evil twin, or is he the good one??
    Someone brought this up...I have no idea why that is happening.

  13. #26
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    I am going to remember..

    In my own small way I am going to remember the neighborhood stations who jacked the price of gasoline up and not trade there anymore.

    I wonder how the nation would fair if we had a national disaster? Scares me to think. It would be animal instincts. There were also some reports in Atlanta of people panicking, cutting in line, and guns being drawn. STUPID.

    At least the Prez. and our Governor made it well known the price gouging was to stop. Sonny Perdue (GA) said he will see to it price gougers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He also has some lines setup so you can report them.

    Saw on the news where some fools were buying container after container of gasoline and was driving around with it as a safety reserve. In the 1970's many of these kinds of idiots perished when the vehicles caught on fire.

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    Not sure why my handle west_seth is in all caps. I am the one and the only original and not an imitation.

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