As Gas Prices Surge By 28 Cents A Gallon In The Last 10 Days To $3.47, The APTA Informs Us How This Is Actually Great News

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Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:06 | 1020761 mynhair
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You are dead - feel better?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:25 | 1020820 kaiserhoff
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I vote we stop sending food to the cities.  Think of the energy savings.  I keep reading recipes on ZH for pigeon and rat.  What's the problem?  Der phat banker problem kapute ist;)

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:28 | 1020837 Shameful
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Patience, patience.  That will happen in due time, don't rush it.  But I'm sure the cultured, well balanced, and rational masses will accept it with charm, grace, and calm.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:37 | 1020866 edwardscpa
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Think about how much extra the unemployed folks are now saving since they don't have to commute at all.  That's gotta help GDP a little right?  ...of course, "unemployment" dropped today, so by double secret reverse psychology....


I'm not that bad off, but I can tell you I'm saving a bundle by not having to fill up a G5 I can't afford.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:51 | 1020905 mynhair
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Hoping I can sell my place in line for the G650....

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 20:50 | 1021065 Citxmech
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God, I love the sarcasm - but any more articles like this and I'm going to need a new desk because of all the dents in the one I've got that matche my forehead.

Un-friggen-believable.  Don't these assholes understand that "Savings" isn't what happens when the other guy pays more?  Also, up here in Seattle, most of the buses run on diesel - and we've already endured multiple rate hikes.  I can smell the next one coming already...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:42 | 1020877 PY-129-20
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Germany: per litre.

Diesel (l) 1,440 Euro Super E10 (l) 1,527 Euro Superplus (l) 1,610 Euro
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 21:59 | 1021185 willien1derland
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God Bless Germany & its people...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 23:08 | 1021294 OldTrooper
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And a musical counter-point from BOC, Rusty.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 12:10 | 1021873 OldTrooper
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Been an age since I saw that last!  Thanks for the reset.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 04:49 | 1021636 eaglefalcon
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stop using comma, and use point instead, "1,440" means tausendvierhundertvierzig to us

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 06:24 | 1021687 Lets Hang Parliament
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If the Germans think it's tough we pay the equivalent of $8.21 for a US gallon back in Blighty

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 20:33 | 1021019 theXman
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Those jokers at APTA must think American people are idiots. How is it savings to bus riders if car drivers have to pay more for gas? Does that mean, if gas price drops, bus riders lose money?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 22:14 | 1021204 knukles
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I think so.
Like now that I quit driving those extra 3 miles a week it'll create another 127,304 jobs,
Where's my Medal of Freedom?

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 01:24 | 1021527 SheHunter
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Here.  You can have mine.  I can't afford to carry it around with me in the truck- extra weight reduces mileage and diesel is over 4 bucks/gallon.  Nearest subway is 6 hrs; nearest town is 29 miles, closest job site is 57 miles from home....I guess its suck it up and pay at the pump time. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:06 | 1020764 B9K9
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$3.93/gal for regular about 2 hours ago in the OC. Primo was over $4 - here we come.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:17 | 1020791 financeguru500
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I say bring it on. Too many obese people driving around parking lots looking for the closest spot they can find to the front door of the shopping centers.

Maybe as gas prices rise there will be less handicap spots at the fronts of these parking lots. It seems like lately half the parking lot is becoming handicap parking at some of these places.

Ironically, the other day I saw a handicap person circling the parking lot at a local walmart because all the handicap spots were taken. This is with some 30+ handicap spots at that particular parking lot. I won't lie, I laughed a bit at the situation.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:29 | 1020840 Rainman
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Wally Mart beats the bowling alley for observing the real America, that's for sure.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 04:20 | 1021629 StychoKiller
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Looks more like the Surreal America to me:


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 21:19 | 1021120 Waterfallsparkles
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Under privilege steal the handicapped tags and sell them.  So the true Owner of the tag goes and gets another one.  Then it is stolen again.  So, 3 to 4 tags outstanding for every really handicapped person.

That is the way it is in the hood.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 20:18 | 1022633 TonyV
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Gee, I wonder who junked you? Maybe the 300lbs fat-ass donkeys on this forum.

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 00:14 | 1022958 Fearless Rick
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Our local grocery chain - Wegman's (they're huge) now has gone bonkers. I'm at the local store the other day and notice a sign that says, "reserved for expectant mothers." I'm stunned and tell a couple of the boys working carts around the lot, "I want a spot reserved for old guys who worked hard all day."

They looked at me like I was deranged.

They're right. I am. I buy old silver coins. I drive a '93 van because my Gulfstream isn't practical for short hops.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:40 | 1020873 Waterfallsparkles
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Heating Oil about the $3.79 for a 100 gallon delivery, will last about a month.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:47 | 1020887 Careless Whisper
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at $5/gallon i'm buying this awesome car. TESLA S. out next year. a fast sedan that handles well. electric, and it goes 350 miles per charge. and i would never get a prius.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 20:26 | 1020998 dark pools of soros
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it was suppose to be out last year...last spring was talking to the dealer in NY

what happened?


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 20:47 | 1021056 Careless Whisper
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They keep testing and refining. They want it perfect because they know they're not getting a do-over.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 22:16 | 1021206 knukles
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Get a Volt.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 22:31 | 1021233 Careless Whisper
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The Volt only goes 40 miles on a charge. That's a deal breaker for me. The Tesla S has advanced battery technology and it handles like a BMW.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 11:53 | 1021862 dark pools of soros
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the volt really needs to sell at $30,000 or less..

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 19:27 | 1022563 Tanz der Lemminge
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Please don't buy a volt - they use gas as well.

Please buy a total electric car.

I need some more growth in my coal stocks - thanks

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 23:23 | 1021326 faustian bargain
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And Tesla got how much from the government?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 23:21 | 1021321 faustian bargain
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3.95 here up north...premium at my local station is 4.25.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 15:35 | 1022209 TemporalFlashback
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I saw $4.15 for premium along the coast.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:08 | 1020767 Rainman
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In 4-buck Cali we'll take that 3.47 and give you a dime rebate.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:07 | 1020768 JonTurk
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no inflation -- read pragcrap

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:08 | 1020769 truont
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As Gas Prices Surge By 28 Cents A Gallon In The Last 10 Days To $3.47, The APTA Informs Us How This Is Actually Great News

Oh, good.

For a second there, I thought this sucked.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 22:25 | 1021222 UGrev
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It does suck, but no one wants to look at what's fucking them in the ass. They just want to pretend it's not some degenerate sticking his dick in their pooper, rather it's some hot broad with anal beads getting ready to start them like a chain-saw. 

Don't look.. don't loook.. hot chick.. beads.. brrmm brrmm... 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 23:24 | 1021327 faustian bargain
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oh god...LOL

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 00:30 | 1021442 UGrev
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And I got junked twice.. lol. They guess they get the humor behind it ala "JUNK" in the trunk.. muahaahh.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:09 | 1020771 johnQpublic
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good news

free public shower before ride on mass transit to reduce body odor

accompanied by string quartet

right this way, no pushing

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:18 | 1020798 financeguru500
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You forgot to mention the free pat downs provided by your friendly neighborhood TSA.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 22:26 | 1021228 UGrev
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now with 50% extra reach-arounds.. a freebie for kids under 10. 

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 04:23 | 1021630 StychoKiller
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Are you really an evil person, or do you just play one on the intrawebz?!  ROTFLMAO!

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 09:26 | 1021762 UGrev
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No. I try to speak what lies in-between the lines because no one else seems to want to.  God help the person that touches my kids' junk. God help them more if they try to grope us while getting OFF off any mass transit; that'll start a mother fuckin' war with me. What people don't understand is that the TSA is not mandatory. The states have control over the mass transit in their state. We all seriously need to start pushing back. 

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 11:54 | 1021863 dark pools of soros
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what if you grabbed a TSAs junk?

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 13:51 | 1021992 UGrev
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Oh... another one who gets the hypocritical, double-standards pushed onto citizens. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:11 | 1020774 cxl9
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$825/month? I don't like their math.

825 / 3.47 = 238 gallons. Even at 20mpg, that's 4760 miles per month. Are people really driving that much?


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