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Old 05-22-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Gas prices? Expert says 12-15 per? Wow!

A so called expert this AM on the Today Show says we can expect $12-15 per gallon for gas?
Instead of bank robberies it will be filling stations or hi jacking of tankers?
Where is all of this going to end? So many are really hurting with the increases in prices for everything.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:58 PM   #2
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Tanker hi-jackings - reminds me of the 70's. At some point it will be 12-15 a gallon, the question is when, could be in the next few years, could take a few decades. Depends on supply/demand, and if someone finally decides to address the issue, and come up with an alternative that is cost effective and works. Fuel is only one of many products made from crude, so if it does increase, most other products will increase because of the fuel to deliver it, fuel used to manufacture it, and of course the packaging, and if any of the contents of the actual item contain a by-product.
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On the way home from work I noted cars lined up in gas stations with prices at $4.05 for regular. Guess they figured the $12 prices would be here in the next day or two. Sure am glad I have a carpool buddy!
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Long before it got to this price I would have build a still and would have converted my automobiles over to alcohol. I would only be able to camp with in the distance a tank full would get me there and back. Sure glad I work close to home now.
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Well my office is across the hall from my bed, The wife is out of work in 3 months, My golf cart can make it the grocery store and back on a full charge.

Let the sad times begin and I will save the gas for camping.


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A friend just reported Diesel fuel is $5.05 at Clear Lake, CA where he just pulled in for a long weekend.
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You know, I probably shouldn't feel this way (be careful what you wish for and all that) but right now I'd just as soon see it go all the way up to where ever, 20-30??? let this country and the politicians get a taste of things that would be a lot worse than the 20's depression ever thought about being. Then thing's might come back down to reality. I guess you can tell, I'm fed up!!!
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You know, I probably shouldn't feel this way (be careful what you wish for and all that) but right now I'd just as soon see it go all the way up to where ever, 20-30??? let this country and the politicians get a taste of things that would be a lot worse than the 20's depression ever thought about being. Then thing's might come back down to reality. I guess you can tell, I'm fed up!!!
Do you really wish that much suffering on this nation? I would not wish this on any nation.
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I would not want to.
My Father and Mother both lived through it as farming families and in some ways being on family farms they had it better than most.
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Do you really wish that much suffering on this nation? I would not wish this on any nation.
You know, I probably don't, but then, I'm sick of all this run up in prices and something has to change, this cannot go on! Either inflation has to follow with income increases or something else has to happen. It cannot continue to go the way it is now. Most of us working people have to keep ourselves in somewhat equal conditions or else.

I guess on the other side, we can spend more time at home talking on our radio's, better get that base station ready and forget the mobile!
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