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    Default The price of GAS!!!

    So here we go again. Remember back in 2008 when the housing market was all bubbled up and the economy was pretty good. Then gas prices started to rise and rise and rise. That was the begining of bad news. People stopped spending money on things they nomally would because they had to fill up the old Excursion or even worse Hummer. We thought it was bad then. Now the price of gas is heading for record prices again and the economy is still half way in the crapper. My daily driver is an F150 super crew with a 5.4L 3V that gets 13 MPG on average. So what's a blue collar bloke like myself to do to remedy this problem? Well the truck has been shelved and my Turbo Coupe is now my daily driver. I've been driving it daily for 2 weeks and I still have a half a tank of gas. After 2 weeks in the truck, it's time to fill up the 30 gallon tank at a cost of $130. Ain't no way I'm throwing away money like that. Not to mention I'm getting to work 10 minutes earlier.
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    IMHO until we get our fuel issues stable and reasonable our economy will be in danger.

    I think it is funny how no one really mentions the dramatic rise in fuel prices right before this recession...

    It is kind of sad/funny that our TCs get the mileage that many new vehicles are getting. The TC was ahead of its time!
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    That's what started it all and it's happening again.
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    Yep and after all we have went through the past couple of years we are still at the mercy of those fuel prices. We as a nation can adjust to whatever the fuel price is, as long as the rise is slow and gradual. The dramatic increases just doesn't give everyone a chance to adjust.
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    i say we send the marines over there and start shooting up the houses of these oil company owners.. their costs to pump the oil sure as hell didn't rise that quickly.. they're just a bunch of money hungry.. end of that statement.. lol.. they're doing it because they can.. someone needs to fire a bullet in their ass and show them what's up lol
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    It's not the oil companies as much as the futures speculators that cause these ridiculous price swings in the oil market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0 bird View Post
    It's not the oil companies as much as the futures speculators that cause these ridiculous price swings in the oil market.
    This!!! I remember reading an article just the other week that said the price for a drum of oil should be like $65 but that the speculators were driving the cost through the roof!
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    come on now, it's just the oil companies padding their pockets.. 1 of them has a mansion with a 24k gold walkway to the front door!
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    Paid like $1.53/gallon in the winter of '08-'09. Snowblowed my grandmother's big-ass driveway and left my crown vic running with the heat blasting the whole time, felt so evil but felt so good when I got back in a perfectly warm car

    It'll happen again, and probably soon. Look at the chart again. It'll happen again. And again, and again, and again, ad nauseum lol. Until they find another commodity to make more money trading futures on. Or the government declares necessary supplies like oil and food unavailable for this kind of trading.

    The financial products market is so wildly complex and every new thing they come up with is ten times more so, that you have to take a high-level college class just to understand how the mechanics of the trading even work!!!

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    Its not the oil companies causing the gas price to rise.

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