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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Oh for God's sake...why did you f'n people ELECT this guy? (not you, America in general)

    I swear, people thought that Bush eroded people's rights. He ain't got jack on Obama.

    LOL.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    LOL.

    It gets worse. If one digs into the "Environmental Justice" initiative, schools come under the thumb of the EPA, and preferential taxpayer funded treatment of EPA approved cities is doled out under their EJ Showcase Community program. A quick review of those cities exposes exactly what those taxpayer dollars are designed to do, and who they are going to.

    Showcase Communities | Environmental Justice | U.S. EPA
    Interesting, thanks for the link. I've debated a relocation in the recent times, and one of those cities (Kansas City) is on the list. I'm rather curious as to what will come of it.

    It mostly sounds like a waste of money, like a public research cash cow, but I'll wait to see what comes of it.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Well, it could be worse.

    Some of us old grumpy conservatives remember. Old liberals don't remember, they were to drugged out at the time and they hitchhiked where ever they had to go.


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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Oh for God's sake...why did you f'n people ELECT this guy? (not you, America in general)

    I swear, people thought that Bush eroded people's rights. He ain't got jack on Obama.
    It too late to ask why. Please obey the rule of law. He is the potus and should be respected.

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Because its how the roads get funded. Thats why it would be bad unless you have a way to replace the tax.
    I'll try to remember that the next time I drive into a car-eating crater in the road. The reality, of course, is that road repair is not where the money actually goes. There is a reason why the nation's infrastructure is on the verge of collapse. I'm sure Minnesotans take solace in being raped at the pump so their bridges don't erode beneath them...too soon?

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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Well, it could be worse.

    Some of us old grumpy conservatives remember. Old liberals don't remember, they were to drugged out at the time and they hitchhiked where ever they had to go.
    I remember those days. I took my kids to Mexico that Christmas, and one day we took a tour to Teotihuacan. Our guide drove his own station wagon and paid the same for gas as we did, 50 cents/gal in those days, but it was a huge hit on his gross income. On the way back, an Ohio couple in the front seat was explaining "that's why we want to see rationing, because what about the little guy who has to drive 40 miles to work?" Just as she finished saying that, we passed a family of Indians walking alongside the road, and they didn't even have shoes.

    That was the first time I was ever embarassed to be an American. Only in America can we talk about "the poor little guy who has to drive 40 miles to work."
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    It too late to ask why. Please obey the rule of law. He is the potus and should be respected.
    Respect must be earned. The office deserves respect, but the current occupant has disgraced it and does not deserve respect.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    I'll try to remember that the next time I drive into a car-eating crater in the road. The reality, of course, is that road repair is not where the money actually goes. There is a reason why the nation's infrastructure is on the verge of collapse. I'm sure Minnesotans take solace in being raped at the pump so their bridges don't erode beneath them...too soon?
    Agreed. The year before the bridge collapsed in Minneapolis the state spent $1.5 billion on transportation, but they pissed away 2/3 of it on high-speed rail boondoggles instead of repairing the highways.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    And before that they went down. Here in Minnesota they were slightly below $3 a gallon for a little bit. It's called the free market and supply and demand.

    It costs more in Hawaii because of the added cost of getting the gas out to Hawaii. There are cars on every island (except Niihau) but not refineries! You've got to put it on a boat and take it out there. It costs more in California because of increased demand. Should Obama jump in an demand that the oil companies send more gas to California? Maybe he should just nationalize oil so that he can regulate it...somehow I don't think you're wanting that to happen.

    I dunno if we can blame this on supply and demand.

    Oil demand down for OECD countries (most oil recipients), and overall below trend for GROWTH in demand when all countries included:
    OECD consumption declined by 1.2% (600,000b/d), the fifth decrease in the past six years, reaching the lowest level since 1995. Outside the OECD, consumption grew by 1.2 million b/d, or 2.8%. Despite strong oil prices, oil consumption growth was below average in producing regions of the Middle East and Africa due to regional unrest. China again recorded the largest increment to global consumption growth (+505,000 b/d, +5.5%) although the growth rate was below the 10-year average.
    Oil consumption | Statistical Review 2012 | BP

    Oil production increased from 26,510,315,000 a year in 2010 to 26,604,485,000 in 2011.

    World Crude Oil Production by Year (Thousand Barrels per Day) (plus some math...since this is broken down by day)


    This is speculation and cost of refining, if anything.
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    Re: Gas Prices Jump Nearly 25 Cents In Last 2 Weeks

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - The average price in the United States for a gallon of regular gasoline rose nearly 25 cents in the past two weeks, up steadily since December as refineries passed along their costs, a widely followed survey released on Sunday showed.
    Someone must have sneezed in Saudi Arabia.

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