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Gas prices yesterday: 2.65 regular unleaded
Gas prices this morning: 2.85 regular unleaded
-Must be time to invade Iran

Kinda nuts. I have serious fears over the future of America. Time to see if I can bike 10 miles in under 30minutes.
I haven't ridden a bike in years.

All this destruction and death and economic upheaval...
I'm feeling very depressed today.
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Damn. Shouldn't have looked at my 401k.

Current Mood: depressed depressed

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aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: August 31st, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm kicking myself for not tanking up yesterday. I'm on Extremely Empty and I'm going to be forced to get a tank at these prices.

401K... Gods I'm glad my retirement isn't invested that way. The University/State of Wisconsin retirement plan only dropped 3% when the bubble burst. Good ole fashioned investing, I say!
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
My foreign investments are doing quite nicely, in the sense that they've gained a few cents this month. Overall, though, I think I'm down. I couldn't bear to loko too long.

Want to go bike shopping the Saturday I get back?
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abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I'd rather bike. Not sure what it'll be like in the winter.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: August 31st, 2005 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you see that Bush has authorized releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/31/AR2005083100545.html
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kate_the_bear From: kate_the_bear Date: August 31st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
it will fuck us if we ever get in a serious conflict where we can't access forgien oil and then our lovely military won't have any gas
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
What? Iran, What?
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
What Conan said. Likely that will go along the Gulf coast, to the places where their oil lines are without electricy and running off storage tanks. Atlanta is projected to be out of fuel in just over a week. (link stolen from delannamachoo)
kate_the_bear From: kate_the_bear Date: August 31st, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
But we are all such pussies... in canada they pay more per liter than we do per gallon and in europe... uh, lets not talk about it... they come here and rent sports cars just to drive in circles cause gas is so cheap. yeah its a pretty radical change for most of us but most of the world does not rely on their cars and we can do it.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I realize everyone has it so much rougher than us. I don't care what others say, we're used to the prices being cheaper. The lat years have been difficult trynig to balance budgets with increasing prices. Fuck Europe, ok? If oil prices here were the same as there, I dobut I'd care as much. But I do adn they were cheaper and they're not I wasn't complaining (before now), just looking at the facts. And I'm pretty sure I'm doing something about my car reliance rather than just bitching about the prices.
kate_the_bear From: kate_the_bear Date: August 31st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
so wasn't a critism of you at all. and yeah its good that you are and it sucks that many people aren't ... but they've been pretty steadily trending up and so while these are jumps it shouldn't really surprise people... i'm angry at the SUV driving jackasses that come in and buy a 5 dollar coffee and bitch about gas. its irresponsible that we even offer those kind of cars for people to buy but... whatever i'm all about letting morons be morons.
kate_the_bear From: kate_the_bear Date: August 31st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
clarifications...

that you are doing something about your car depenance.

they meaning gas prices
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Want kill SUV drivers...

Want kill so bad!
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Thanks for the clarification. It seemed like you were accusing me of bitching without action.

I've considered a bike very firmly since gas got 2.50+ adn when Aetrix ad Sev showed me that adult bikes did come in the upright variety. Now that it hit 3 bucks, I'm done. Now, just to figure out what sort of bike. I'm leaning to a hybrid (city bike, not like a scooter thing) but I don't know if they'll be comfortable enough for one hand, up-right biking.
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kate_the_bear From: kate_the_bear Date: September 1st, 2005 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
that's kind of my point
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abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
These figures are for one station nearby. Many places are much over 3 dollars at this point. Many places have been breaking state laws by:

1) raising prices more than 25 cents in a day
and/or
2) Raising prices more than once in a 24 hour period
and/or
3) Changing prices while people are pumping gas
vicalis From: vicalis Date: August 31st, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dammit. I basically ran out of gas yesterday and put off refilling the tank.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 31st, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Prices went up over lunch...
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