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#31
We are in the same boat in Australia, absolutely awash with natural resources, including oil and natural gas and paying through the nose all the while. Unfortunately a gutless, Godless population is always going to be dopey enough to elect an equally gutless, Godless pack of liers to represent them. Which why I strongly believe in compulsory voting but only show up to have my name crossed off.
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#32
Daniel Wrote: Which why I strongly believe in compulsory voting but only show up to have my name crossed off.

As a former candidate, I do the same.
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#33
You should see their faces when I fold it up in front of them just after they've crossed me off and just put it in the box as I walk out. It's a mixture of "how can I rub this biro out, why don't the give us pencils?", "who can I call to have him thrown in gaol and mercilessly flogged", and "if I scratch his eyes out, will I go to gaol and be mercilessly flogged?".

I truely would like to vote though, that is the truth. I just don't seem to be able to make myself choose between liars. I have been known to vote for independants but it is hard to find one who has not openly declared themselves offensive.
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#34
You know, my Hibernian friend.... I ask that very same question all the time. We have so much oil that we could wipe our behinds with it if it was paper, but we still have sky-high prices. The answer is that we have a welfare state and have had semi-socialist governments for 50 years. They absolutely LOVE taxes and the people is so use to paying up that they no longer react when the taxes increase annually.

It is even worse now, with the global warming hoax. Whatever debate we had about lowering gas sales taxes et al, is now gone with the wind. The environment is the primary excuse of increasing the tax level. (And if you for one minute think that the tax money is used for the stated purposes, then think again.) We have thousands of toll roads, an annual car tax higher than anywhere else in th world and it is all intended (at least publicly) to be spent on improving roads and all. In spite of 25 years with that, Albania has better roads than Norway.
Mornac Wrote:
viking Wrote:Hm... about 8$ a gallon


Varus Wrote:Most of you Americans are lucky to still have relatively cheap gasoline... Here in Norway, we pay about $8 for one gallon......


--See I still don’t get that. You guys are swimmin’ in the stuff to the point where it’s a major export. How come ya can’t get a break? This seems to be akin to me, a kid from Illinois, paying three dollars for an ear of corn!
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#35
It jumped from $3.36 to $3.58 yesterday afternoon. [Image: censored.gif]
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#36
I just paid $10 for 2.7 gallons... it's up to $3.62 here.
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#37
Spooky7272 Wrote:I just paid $10 for 2.7 gallons... it's up to $3.62 here.

I think you have the right idea about spending ten bucks at a time when gas prices jump. We do the same thing. No way I am going to reward the oil companies by filling up after a price hike.

Usually, after a few days, the prices drop back down and then we increase our purchase.
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#38
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At least they're smiling now!
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#39
AdoramusTeChriste Wrote:
Spooky7272 Wrote:I just paid $10 for 2.7 gallons... it's up to $3.62 here.

I think you have the right idea about spending ten bucks at a time when gas prices jump. We do the same thing. No way I am going to reward the oil companies by filling up after a price hike.

Usually, after a few days, the prices drop back down and then we increase our purchase.

I don't know what it's like in your area, but in my neck of the woods, whenever the gas prices are lower (as if), they fluctuate like crazy -sometimes 2x a day. But when they go HIGH, the prices stay there for weeks and weeks and weeks. Since it went to $3.49 a couple of weeks ago, it hasn't moved so much as a penny.
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#40
Cheapest in my neighborhood; $3.04. Highest priced is around $3.23.
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