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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Wasteful driving? The fuel consumption is at it's lowest point in many years! There is a surplus of oil and fuel in the system. The current prices are soley the result of market manipulations.

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    FarmerChick, 70,000 miles is light stuff.. When I was working my sales job, my fuel bills were between 250-300/week, all company paid.. Then again, I covered much of the Northeast making calls from NC to Maine.. Ahh, the good old days

    Neil in West Jersey, if I cut my driving by 10% right now, I wouldn't be able to go to work.. No lie

    Like most said, everything will go up in cost, except your earning power.. That may diminish It's one vicious cycle

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    We can debate the reasons for higher gas prices until we're blue in the face, but it won't change anything. So, once again, the question that was asked is, "How will $5 a gallon gas effect you personally?" Or, if you want to share, "how has it already effected you?"
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    I think it's easier to look at the vicious cycle.. That will say it all, so let me explain

    Currently I have to break into a least 2 neighbors a week to keep afloat. With the anticipated ever increasing cost of fuel, I will have to up that to 3-4 just to break even... Now on the other side of the coin we have those I have pilfered from.. They now have less goods, more out of pocket cots to replace missing items and a possibility of an additional increase to their home owners insurance. I didn't even bring in the middleman who I have to sell the swag to.. With less people spending, there is no need for him to make my purchases and maintain a high inventory, and offer me even less. This thereby forces me to break and enter every day of the week

    Now that is one vicious cycle....

    But the same principle will hold true for the normal everyday person


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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    I have 2 cars, a truck, and a van, not to mention tractors, mowers, snoblowers, etc, etc. Everything I own is paid for, including the house and property. Even $10 gas won't affect me.

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44
    Wasteful is purely a political statement. The fact is there is a LOT of oil left, Just no willpower to get it. A small minority of the population has the loudest voice, and has taken control of the government. And as luck would have it,, They have a great propaganda machine. Good enough, in fact, to make people believe that there is waste in fuel usage.

    Fuel consumption by you and your friends is down in the good ole USA. That fact simply flies in the face of the waste angle.
    Simple case of supply or demand. If you cut the demand, the surplus rises. Look at historical gas prices. Buy gas on holiday weekends and in the summer and you pay more.

    .89 cents per gallon in October 2001 because no one was traveling.

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid
    Wasteful driving? The fuel consumption is at it's lowest point in many years! There is a surplus of oil and fuel in the system. The current prices are soley the result of market manipulations.
    Along with our bad habits. The market can only be manipulated if the demand is there.

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    I have 2 cars, a truck, and a van, not to mention tractors, mowers, snoblowers, etc, etc. Everything I own is paid for, including the house and property. Even $10 gas won't affect me.

    That is funny! So you have your own gold mine too? I know you are being sarcastic! I just had to throw that in there!
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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    fistfulladirt, e-mail me your full address... I need to do some shopping

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil in West Jersey
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid
    Wasteful driving? The fuel consumption is at it's lowest point in many years! There is a surplus of oil and fuel in the system. The current prices are soley the result of market manipulations.
    Along with our bad habits. The market can only be manipulated if the demand is there.

    If every man grew a beard, do you think razor blades would cost $15 for a pack of 5?



    Please stop! You guys are killing me! Simple supply and demand !! The consumption is down so the cost is up!
    Thomas Paine-
    "Government even in its best state is but a necessary evil," Paine wrote, and "in its worst state an intolerable one." Like many Americans today, Paine believed that government added insult to injury by using tax dollars in ways that were actually harmful to the public. "When we suffer," wrote Paine, "or are exposed to the same miseries by a government which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities are heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." To Paine, "securing freedom and property to all men, and, above all things, freedom of religion," were the only legitimate functions of government. Americans generally agreed, and went to war to achieve this vision.
    http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=233

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    I have 2 cars, a truck, and a van, not to mention tractors, mowers, snoblowers, etc, etc. Everything I own is paid for, including the house and property. Even $10 gas won't affect me.

    That is funny! So you have your own gold mine too? I know you are being sarcastic! I just had to throw that in there!
    Not a bit of sarcasm involved. I live within my means, instead of trying to keep up with the Jones.

    Oh yeah, did I mention i have a union job?

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44
    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt
    I have 2 cars, a truck, and a van, not to mention tractors, mowers, snoblowers, etc, etc. Everything I own is paid for, including the house and property. Even $10 gas won't affect me.

    That is funny! So you have your own gold mine too? I know you are being sarcastic! I just had to throw that in there!
    Not a bit of sarcasm involved. I live within my means, instead of trying to keep up with the Jones.
    OOps, My bad. You meant to say you have a team of horses and know how to use them! Because your living within your means will diminish until you have nothing left. You should sell those antiquated gas guzzlers while you can. Spart needs more money to keep his means going too and he may resort to acquiring scrap iron.
    Thomas Paine-
    "Government even in its best state is but a necessary evil," Paine wrote, and "in its worst state an intolerable one." Like many Americans today, Paine believed that government added insult to injury by using tax dollars in ways that were actually harmful to the public. "When we suffer," wrote Paine, "or are exposed to the same miseries by a government which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities are heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." To Paine, "securing freedom and property to all men, and, above all things, freedom of religion," were the only legitimate functions of government. Americans generally agreed, and went to war to achieve this vision.
    http://mises.org/freemarket_detail.aspx?control=233

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    When gas goes to $5 a gallon, I will sell off my pulltabs, to offset the price increase. Aluminum, and all metal prices are up so I should get enough to help with the gas situation. And, I will not throw away any more pulltabs into the trash recepticles at the local parks and schools. I may even start saving all the iron to resell when I have enough accumulated. I often find many large washers,(don't know what they used so many washers for), around playgrounds. Also I sometimes find canslaw where mowers shredded aluminum cans. Seems the ground keepers won't stop to pick the cans up, or they just don't see them when they mow. All this makes life more troublesome for those who hunt hese grounds. Only by removing these do we have any hope for finding the good stuff beneath them. My trash apron should start being a lot fuller from all the scrap iron and aluminum I will be saving to sell. Good Luck. rockhound

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Ok. How it is affecting me personally. Well, it is cramping my metal detecting style!!! Most of my good sites are 80 to 90 miles from me. So, it costs more to travel now. I can afford it...but I don't like it. I rather keep my money....if you know what I mean.



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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrillathahunt
    Ok. How it is affecting me personally. Well, it is cramping my metal detecting style!!! Most of my good sites are 80 to 90 miles from me. So, it costs more to travel now. I can afford it...but I don't like it. I rather keep my money....if you know what I mean.

    I hear you about detecting. Same situation here. Instead of traveling inland to good older spots, i'm forced to hunt the beach which I really don't care for, seriously.
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    Won't bother me at all. If I need to go somewhere, I'll just buy it. The thing that bothers me is I guarantee you if it gets to $10 a gallon, people will still line up to buy it. The best thing about that, is the TV news will have interviews with people b*tchin about high prices, while lined up at the pumps. Lotta lip service of the 'oh ain't it awful' type but meaningless in the long run. Where it might get me is in higher prices for commodities that I rely on. Those guys have fleet services and it will hurt them. Of course, I'll pay it and take some comfort in the explanation for higher food costs as 'Well, you heard gas and diesel was goin up on the news, didn't you?'.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Will agree with the above posts . Although, I'm sure many cannot do it for one reason or another, just think if everyone refused to show up for work for 3 days or even a whole week as an organized 'tax-payer's' revolt against
    the BS going on in DC. Imagine the tax loss , imagine what the DC Socialists would do when they realize they have less of the working class's money to use to promote their welfare & section 8 agenda .

    They need to understand, we know the reason Socialism or Marxism has always failed - everywhere thru-out the world it's been implemented, because 'sooner or later they run out of other people's money'. Especially when they learn it's easier to become a 'user' than a 'provider'.
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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    *****FORGET THE POLITICS! TAKE A BREATH! LET IT GO! IT'S A PERSONAL EFFECT QUESTION!*****

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave44
    Wasteful is purely a political statement. The fact is there is a LOT of oil left, Just no willpower to get it. A small minority of the population has the loudest voice, and has taken control of the government. And as luck would have it,, They have a great propaganda machine. Good enough, in fact, to make people believe that there is waste in fuel usage.

    Fuel consumption by you and your friends is down in the good ole USA. That fact simply flies in the face of the waste angle.
    just because there is oil, doesn't mean we aren't wasting it. sure we are to some degree. not all, but some. so you can't say it doesn't apply. it does. it is a simple fact I believe. especially when you see those '1 person' per vehicles on the highways driving to work.

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    Re: The Effects of $5 a Gallon Gas?

    wow I still think 70K is, well, WOW
    we travel but never to that extent obviously


 

 
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