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Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:21 | 1126149 Seasmoke
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this is going to be a very expensive Summer

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:49 | 1126319 InconvenientCou...
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does that mean I won't have 7000 lb SUVs racing me to stop at the next intersection?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:14 | 1126392 SheepDog-One
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Well I just saw a guy put $3 in an Escalade to apparently limp the rest of the way home if thats any indication.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:19 | 1126415 DonnieD
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He is feeding his car a less sophisticated diet.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:53 | 1126558 stormsailor
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did it have 24" rims?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 20:02 | 1127015 Problem Is
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Ghetto-spinner rims... and the SUV was lowered... thumpin' out some rap... 

White-boy former used sub-prime mortgage salesman...

Former (sub?) middle class...

Forecloser in limbo option ARM...

568+ days and counting unpaid mortgage squatter...

With a 3 yr lease on the urban comfort ride...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 07:24 | 1127634 Absinthe Minded
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You can sleep in your car but you can't drive your house.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 11:57 | 1127870 HungrySeagull
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In the south you haul your house with you. (Mobile homes or Trailers)

I don't care how high the prices get anymore. We changed employers to work right here within bike ride range.

As for the 3.00 feeder limping home, he probably has a bunch of 5.00 packs of smokes and a pocketful of lotto tickets as well.

60 dollars premium into my work truck does not hurt at all. In fact it only enrages the hybrid crowd standing in line with me. Especially if I made a few move out of the way so I can get to a pump.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 17:56 | 1126720 Nobody
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An old man once told me that however hard I try
You can't ween em of it

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:05 | 1126911 Atomizer
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Incon.. My driving habits will not change. I encourage the market to raise gas to 5-7 dollars/gallon. Just so your aware, my 7,600 & 7,800 lbs vehicles are not racing with you, we are trying to get away from you. If I had a dollar for every clown car pulling out in front of me.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:59 | 1127017 KickIce
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Check Tahoe vs Volt sales...

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 20:10 | 1127043 Atomizer
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Fuck Government Motors taxpayer bailout products. I have two Lincoln SUV's & the Banks got the middle finger for cash purchases.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 11:57 | 1127878 Rodent Freikorps
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I grew up a pure Chevy man. I almost got Rat Pack and a Chevy bow tie tattooed on my chest.

I bought my first Ford last year.

Enough said.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:50 | 1126324 Harlequin001
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Incidentally, 5 years ago you could get more than 18,000 Asian blats for 5,000 USD. This week you get 14,000, and prices are rising here in blats.

That's a double whammy so despite the skyrocketing stock markets, spare a thought for the multinationals who have done so well on the back of a weaker dollar. Not only are margins being squeezed in blats but staffing costs are going through the roof.

Not a bad time to start shorting multi's especially if it's on the back of a fake rally...

They'll soon be heading back West and bringing jobs back with them, though not for the best of reasons.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 17:37 | 1126683 Bobportlandor
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Yes, but what realy matters is the cost of Thai whore.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 20:03 | 1127032 Problem Is
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Is a Thai whore in the CPI market basket?

A steak and a shot of penicillin used to be...

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:00 | 1127879 HungrySeagull
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Should be eqivilant to 60 dollars US for 20 minutes with a American Whore. More than that for some folks who wish to remain discreet until they are exposed.

 

Most people only need about 5 minutes and the rest of the time spent in cleaning up.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 17:57 | 1126723 cossack55
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At first I thought you misspelled Blatz. Then I thought thats a good price of beer. It hen occured to me that Blatz does not have an Asian brewery.  But thats still a good price for beer.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 20:58 | 1128910 Chuck Walla
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You mean bahts? I thought Blats was Milwaukee made beer.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:26 | 1126459 Hugh G Rection
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This doesn't effect me, I always buy $20 of gas.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:42 | 1126524 NotApplicable
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lol

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:46 | 1126543 Fenlander
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My wife is the same:  £20 a week for the shopping and school runs.  Except now that £20 a week only lasts until Wednesday, and in a month, will only last until Tuesday.

 

The other strange thing, she only ever fills up the tank to half, saying it's too expensive to fill it full.  Apart from nearly running empty on a regular basis, she feels the "just in time" mentality suits her.  I only ever let my tank get down to half before refilling.  As I pay all of the bills for the petrol, her attitude leaves me scratching my head.

 

Still, we eat well on fresh food that she buys daily.  I've got the old brick outbuilding in the garden stocked with tins, a camping stove and 100's of litres of bottled water.  I think we'll make out OK between us.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 17:52 | 1126712 Rainman
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Check the wife's shoe inventory. Those female half tank fillups are something I'm familiar with. My teen daughter had a similar habit. The gas money I gave her went half into the tank and the rest into her closet. 

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:02 | 1126736 cossack55
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I assume you live somewhere in the Euro Zone. Personally, I would feel less than easy not having access to firearms.  Even so, I have purchased the top-o-the-line wrist rocket with a max effective range of 200 meters, stabilizer, level and fiber optic sights.  Uses .50 cal bearings or marbles.  It is quiet. 

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:55 | 1126887 MrSteve
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double-post

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:53 | 1126890 MrSteve
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Check this site and the specs for quiet-operating equipment of a vastly more accurate tool.

 

http://www.pyramydair.com/p/gamo-whisper-air-rifle.shtml

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 03:58 | 1127109 EscapeKey
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Did the £20 give it away?

Anyway, in the famous words of Boris Johnson, I couldn't fail to disagree with you less. You have to be in deep denial - or a Keynesian economist attempting to justify your expensive education - not to acknowledge the inflation we see throughout the Eurozone. I'm in the UK, personally, and food and petrol especially are going through the roof.

Sat, 04/02/2011 - 12:04 | 1127884 HungrySeagull
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I fill the car for my spouse. When she protests and it only a half tank according to the needle, I know the car has another 7 gallons in it. True to form I fill it tip top and then let the wife have at it.

Never ever without fail allow your vehicle to run less than half tank. Truckers like me have died learning that lesson in a winter storm that might last a few days.

Oh and the shoes come from a 50 cent or 1 dollar thrift flea store now instead of the mall (At god knows how much retail)

 

She has to walk past several boxes (Make that Cases) of ammunition and other availible resources every day. I have yet to hear any complaints.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:25 | 1126153 whatz that smell
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hoarding, bitchez.

the battle for the soul of this bull market has begun.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:38 | 1126969 fiddler_on_the_roof
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I saw a website where you can hedge Gas Purchase and you can buy in Gallons.I bought a small amount for 200 Gallons at a buy price of $4.03 two weeks ago. I don't know how reliable is this. Website - mygallons.com

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 23:55 | 1127368 Yen Cross
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 I want to engage , really I do. Your teeth are soo inviting! You want to make a statement, but not be responded to? I'm right!

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:23 | 1126156 mule65
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Bull's April Fools!?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:45 | 1126301 HelluvaEngineer
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Uhhh, apparently the correct answer is S&P futures, because they've already retraced 50% of the move.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:20 | 1126420 Piranhanoia
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fools,  durn tootin'

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:23 | 1126158 Herman Strandsc...
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 Socks?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:25 | 1126163 Cdad
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there is one asset that is going up.

Duh...hopium.  No...wait...pixiedust...er...gamma ray beams?  

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:35 | 1126250 Mae Kadoodie
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mustard seeds?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:43 | 1126294 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Broccoli?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:53 | 1126326 Cdad
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David Darst's voice over career? No, sorry...that is not rising.

Farmland encircled by barbed wire? 

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:57 | 1126340 Translational Lift
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Theres a lot of cheap farmland in Japan right now......

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:09 | 1126373 Cdad
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Godzilla futures?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:57 | 1126454 Cdad
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there is one asset that is going up

I know...Maria Bartiromo's intellectual curiosity......finally?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:26 | 1126168 Cult_of_Reason
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$4.48 in Laguna Beach today

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:27 | 1126177 bob_dabolina
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A lot of that is from taxes (one of the reasons I moved out of California a few months ago) Taxes were just too damn high for everything and I wanted to enjoy more of my money.

It's only $3.58 for regular where I am  (mid-Atlantic region)

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:28 | 1126196 Cleanclog
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Just paid $4.29/gal premium in No. Calif

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:31 | 1126205 bob_dabolina
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It's as high as $4.69 in Point Loma, San Diego

http://www.sandiegogasprices.com/

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:34 | 1126228 LostWages
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Premium $4.02 in Las Vegas. 

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 15:39 | 1126258 10kby2k
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I eat a lot more than I drive, I'm really fucked.

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:12 | 1126383 rocker
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Hope you don't have to drive to eat. Are there any nutrients in gas?

Fri, 04/01/2011 - 16:28 | 1126465 Sokhmate
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technically, gas is hydrocarbons. I surmise you can ingest in lieu of carbohydrates.

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