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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by DRB, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    They want their gas shortages back.

    I pass 6 gas stations on the way to work and all of them were out of gas. It'll be early next week before any meaningful deliveries of gas arrive in NC. Its kinda of funny but the main trails here go right over the two pipelines that are currently down.

    I guess we are going to find out pretty quickly how folks cope. Both our cars are filled but we did cancel our trip to the mountains and my wife took the bus to work today. She does that once a week or so.

    I had to go to home depot to get a light bulb and some stuff to fix our sprinkler system and there was a huge line buying every single container that could hold gas. Folks were buying the little one gallon containers. I was standing the store manager and he said that every single home depot in town was getting run on those containers. They even bought the containers for holding water....

    The best thing is I'm out of gas for the mower. Woo Hoo.

    AND NO I'M NOT STARTING A GAS THREAD WAR THAT IS SO YESTERDAY. But it was funny.
     
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  2. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    the lemming mentality is amazing.

    that said, it would suck to run out of gas.

    how would you like to be GM or Ford dealer now? :dead:
     
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  3. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Yeah it was a joke. I filled up Tuesday morning.
     
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  4. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I filled up yesterday for $1.134/L (CDN)...everywhere on the island of Montreal was $1.354/L......good thing I no longer live on the island!!
     
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  5. MudGrrl

    MudGrrl AAAAH! Monkeys stole my math!

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    A few of us are starting to car pool.
    If I was closer, I would ride my bike........
     
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  6. likwid

    likwid Chimp

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    Everyone I've talked to who lived through the gas crisis in the 70's says this isn't even remotely like that yet.

    My father had a Duster with a v8 at the time and had a 3 hour commute, it used more gas than his 2005 Silverado 2500HD :oink:
     
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  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Maybe they didn't change the sign on the road but the station where I filled up yesterday was showing gas $.10 cheaper this morning. :think:
     
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  8. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Might very well be out.
     
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  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Looked busy as normal this morning.
     
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  10. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    It is an Awesome Day out today , So I road My bike to work.
     
  11. zod

    zod Turbo Monkey

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    What's going on in NC has far less to do with a shortage and more to do with retards topping of their tank with a gallon of gas. Demand has gone up drastically b/c of scare and urban legend and supply cannot instantaneously catch up. By Monday all the asshats will calm down and the scare will be over. I might be the only person in Charlotte running on less than a half a tank of gas :thumb:
     
  12. wooglin

    wooglin Monkey

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    The real question is this: can I drive from SC to VA and back, and expect to find gas when I need it this weekend?
     
  13. zod

    zod Turbo Monkey

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    I wouldn't bet on it............but you should be able to drive from SC to VA without having to fill up?? I could do that even in my full sized pick-up
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    It turns out they had not changed the signs. Price went up to $3.15 overnight, by volume still cheaper than a bottle of water or a bottle of coke, but more expensive than a gallon of milk. :confused:
     
  15. wooglin

    wooglin Monkey

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    If I start with a full tank I'd need one more plus part of a second for the round trip. I'm seriously considering canceling. If not for the worry about availability then just because the stuff is so damned expensive. I don't want to support that kind of pricing.
     
  16. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    I heard 2 ladies in line at Starbuck's bitching about gas prices. Then they bought $5.00 lattes.
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Jesus f'ing christ!!! Everyone here is f'ing panicing... we have HUGE lines at the gas pumps this evening....

    F'ing morons.... :mumble:



    I bought 2000 rounds of ammo... cuz if ya got guns & ammo you can always get gas and food from your well stocked liberal neighbors...

    :devil:
     
  18. JRB

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    OK - you have been funny twice this year. :thumb:
     
  19. Kopiklokoli

    Kopiklokoli Monkey

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    I drive a Prius, I usually hate it because it doesnt have any kind of a bike rack, but 55mpg sounds pretty good right now.
     
  20. The Kadvang

    The Kadvang I rule

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    Bens prius is homosexual
     
  21. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    yeah but its a homosexual car that gets damn good gas mileage!
     
  22. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    2000 rounds? Don't you think that's a little excessive?
     
  23. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    you underestimate the american republican my friend.
     
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    PonySoldier Monkey

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    I suspect he already had quite a bit on hand.... :D
     
  25. AzRMX

    AzRMX Chimp

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    i find that 5000 rounds in diff calibers is a good way to go
     
  26. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    What? Is he a really bad shot?
     
  27. mack

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    Earl Holding (owner of Sun Valley and Sinclair Oil) is jumping up and down right now!

    Its funny, the exxon in town is 3.10 a gallon, but the sinclair station is only at 2.65 or somthing. There are no lines though, its all midwest petroleum.
     
  28. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    its allways better to have to much than to little right?
     
  29. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Uhhh, No.

    Popular phrases:

    "Oh, Man, I just have too much money"

    Unpopular:

    "Oh Man, I just have too much Salt in my blood"

    :)
     
  30. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Is it pink, or does he have one of those rainbow licence plate holders?