Page 8 of 22 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 218

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

  1. #71
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,530

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    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.
    The bridge was in the midst of being repaired when it collapsed. Trust me, I drove over it the night before. So they were repairing the highway, which actually contributed to the collapse. All The traffic was in one lane as opposed to two (in fact the right lane was completely missing. Again, I saw it driving past.), and removal of the deck put extra stress on other parts of the bridge that just weren't designed for handling that alone. Especially in rush hour which is when it happened.

    Don't let facts get in your way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.

  2. #72
    Guru
    Diogenes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    10-11-13 @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,980

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The bridge was in the midst of being repaired when it collapsed. Trust me, I drove over it the night before. So they were repairing the highway, which actually contributed to the collapse. All The traffic was in one lane as opposed to two (in fact the right lane was completely missing. Again, I saw it driving past.), and removal of the deck put extra stress on other parts of the bridge that just weren't designed for handling that alone. Especially in rush hour which is when it happened.

    Don't let facts get in your way.
    And don't let a little corner-cutting on costs get your way.
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    - Abraham Lincoln

  3. #73
    Mod Conspiracy Theorist
    rocket88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    A very blue state
    Last Seen
    Today @ 10:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,530

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    And don't let a little corner-cutting on costs get your way.
    There was, as there always is, corner-cutting on costs. However, your assertion that they weren't maintaining the highways is false, and your assertion that it was the reason the bridge collapsed is equally false.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.

  4. #74
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    virginia
    Last Seen
    04-01-13 @ 03:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    16,881
    Blog Entries
    19

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Respect must be earned. The office deserves respect, but the current occupant has disgraced it and does not deserve respect.
    Imho, he has.

  5. #75
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    virginia
    Last Seen
    04-01-13 @ 03:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    16,881
    Blog Entries
    19

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    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."
    Yeah, we don't want to see the little guy get ahead. Social Darwinism is better.

  6. #76
    Guru
    Diogenes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    10-11-13 @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,980

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Yeah, we don't want to see the little guy get ahead. Social Darwinism is better.
    Are you talking about the family without shoes? Or are you speaking of the very small world in which someone who chooses to live 40 miles from his place of employment can be considered the "little" guy?
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    - Abraham Lincoln

  7. #77
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Someone must have sneezed in Saudi Arabia.
    Nah more of the usual.....Sanctions against Iran.

  8. #78
    Sage
    Fisher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    12-06-13 @ 02:44 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    17,002

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

    Gas at my local BP went up 12 cents between day before yesterday and yesterday. I am beginning to believe that we are in gouging territory now.

  9. #79
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Gas at my local BP went up 12 cents between day before yesterday and yesterday. I am beginning to believe that we are in gouging territory now.
    Yep, 51 cents within the last 2 months.

  10. #80
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Last Seen
    09-18-16 @ 03:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    12,029

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep, 51 cents within the last 2 months.
    And what causes gasoline price increases? Come on, you can say it!

    http://useconomy.about.com/od/commod...gas_prices.htm

Page 8 of 22 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •