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So I log onto GMi today and scan through a number of new threads and what do I see....another gas thread.:mad: I have seen so many threads about higher gas prices on this site over the past year that it has prompted me to start a thread in protest. Why continue to rehash the obvious the higher prices are here to stay. Unless there is an oil tycoon among us or some other person of importance who can make a difference here on this forum there is nothing we can do about higher gas prices. The only thing we can do is make adjustments in our lives accordingly. Sometimes I feel the constant reporting of higher fuel prices is like pouring salt on a wound. Diesel prices have grown significantly higher which has caused an increase in food and and other commodity prices. Some families I know have been forced to cut costs whenever and wherever possible. Everyone seems to be blaming everyone else for the prices but no one has provided a long term solution for curtailing the price of fuel. The only time in which I feel oil prices should make headline news is when the costs begins heading south. Your thoughts...:cool:
 

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I think people should get over it, gas is still cheap, either that or they should buy a smaller car :)
 

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I think people should get over it, gas is still cheap, either that or they should buy a smaller car :)
Sorry...I do not 'Get Over It' when I am forced to assume the position every other day....
It is a SCAM and it has always been a SCAM!
Americans USED to speak up...but, not any more...
We are suppose to 'Get Over It'....
 

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You're tired of hearing/reading about high gas prices but started another thread on that very subject? ;)

See the article posted in this thread. It should be eye opening for some and gives insight into the situation.

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f19/there-no-gas-shortage-63488/
This article provided no solution to the current problem. All it did was restate the obvious that there was no shortage to begin with which I already knew. Consumers like myself want solutions to the problem not conspiracy theorists arguments----no offense.:cool:
 

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This article provided no solution to the current problem. All it did was restate the obvious that there was no shortage to begin with which I already knew. Consumers like myself want solutions to the problem not conspiracy theorists arguments----no offense.:cool:
You seek a solution after first identifying the problem. Until the actual facts can push their way through the clutter of lies and deception, how is any meaningful solution ever supposed to see the light of day? How can you reasonably expect a solution when millions of Americans actually believe in the misinformation that runs rampant about this issue? I want a solution to this and many other problems, but those who currently hold the power to change it are quite comfortable with the way it is for they benefit from it greatly. It's no conspiracy theory, it's simply the sad fact. The way to a solution is to address the people and system that caused the problem, then address the problem itself. Until huge numbers of Americans really demand it, no solution to this is going voluntarily come from the government or oil companies.
 

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Sorry...I do not 'Get Over It' when I am forced to assume the position every other day....
It is a SCAM and it has always been a SCAM!
Americans USED to speak up...but, not any more...
We are suppose to 'Get Over It'....
Buy a cheaper car, or buy a car that runs on E85 or any other bio-fuel!
No one is forcing you to buy a gas guzzler. So it can't be scam, and there is no reason to speak up! gas is getting expensive globally.
 

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Buy a cheaper car, or buy a car that runs on E85 or any other bio-fuel!
No one is forcing you to buy a gas guzzler. So it can't be scam, and there is no reason to speak up! gas is getting expensive globally.
Whats the definition of gas guzzler? I don't know of any car that just pours fuel into the engine. Just little squirts here and there.
 

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I can't understand why Americans are moaning about "high" fuel prices (still half of what most of the rest of the planet pays), while nobody raised a fuss as housing costs skyrocketed over the past 15 years...

If high fuel prices are a "scam", then real estate prices are tantamount to outright rape...
 

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I can't understand why Americans are moaning about "high" fuel prices (still half of what most of the rest of the planet pays), while nobody raised a fuss as housing costs skyrocketed over the past 15 years...

If high fuel prices are a "scam", then real estate prices are tantamount to outright rape...
You know, that is actually a very interesting point.

However housing prices didn't skyrocket everywhere. I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area where housing prices only saw modest growth over the last decade. As a result we haven't seen any drastic depreciation in housing values like many parts of the rest of the country have. Many areas of DFW have actually seen modest increases over the last year.
 

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Actually I'm more tired of people rehashing the same out of date union b.s. The gas prices actually affect me so it doesn't get as old as fast. There is also a lot more truth in the gas threads.
 

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I thought of the same thing this morning. I agree with you, crunked, but what are you gonna do? If you are tired of it, just go to a different thread. Would you rather see another Camaro testing "spy pic" thread instead?
 

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I can't understand why Americans are moaning about "high" fuel prices (still half of what most of the rest of the planet pays), while nobody raised a fuss as housing costs skyrocketed over the past 15 years...

If high fuel prices are a "scam", then real estate prices are tantamount to outright rape...
That's because the average idiot was making money in the real estate market in the last 15 years...as a side effect, the housing demand was an empty bubble that needed to burst. This of helped cause the mortagage crisis.
 

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I thought of the same thing this morning. I agree with you, crunked, but what are you gonna do? If you are tired of it, just go to a different thread. Would you rather see another Camaro testing "spy pic" thread instead?
Oh gosh I think if I see another Camaro mule thread I'll be forced to gouge my eyes out!:eek: You just gave me a great topic for a new thread.
 

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you know, pouring salt on a wound helps stop the bleeding and creates a scab, thus healing the wound.
 

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I think people should get over it, gas is still cheap, either that or they should buy a smaller car :)
No... that makes too much sense.


Nobody is forcing us to use oil. And, after doing the math, I still don't feel as if the cost is outrageous. I don't even think that it's high. Gas to me is a necessity and a cost of living, so I'd budget my other expenditures around it.
 

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No... that makes too much sense.


Nobody is forcing us to use oil. And, after doing the math, I still don't feel as if the cost is outrageous. I don't even think that it's high. Gas to me is a necessity and a cost of living, so I'd budget my other expenditures around it.
Well Bryce, that's perfectly fine for you. It is even perfectly fine for me since I telecommute everyday (how else can I jibberjabber on this thread ;) )

However You and I are both aware that MOST people in this country are not in that kind of situation. Most people live pay check to pay check and have just enough to make ends meet (if they even have that). Add to that the fact that the price of just about everything else (food, electricity, ping pong balls) is going up and we've got a lot of people that have a problem.

Now consider that we have a consumer based economy in this country. If people aren't buying goods beyond those very essential needs then our economy tanks. Oh wait, isn't that happening right now?

Personally I can get buy with gas being at 10 bucks a gallon. I own a Mustang GT but I only gas it up once a month. I'm pretty sure I could knock that down to once every two or three months if I so choose. I can walk or ride a bike to wally world. I can use netflix for my DVD rentals, I can cut down on eating out. I don't have to drive to work so gas prices really don't affect me much. However I can guarantee that it affects my next door neighbor in a major way since he has to drive 40 miles for a round trip to work.
 
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