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Old 03-05-2011, 03:05 AM   #393
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Amen to that, Brother. I've been saying that right along.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:24 AM   #394
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My big gripe is that when the price of a barrel goes up, the price at the pump goes up the same day.
But when barrel price goes down, it takes weeks for pump price to drop even a little.
At least that's how it seems to me.
But I won't stay home.(quietly singing "On the Road Again" to self)
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:51 AM   #395
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The recurring theme is that 'we'll just take shorter trips', 'we'll just stay at the state park just down the road a bit', 'we'll still go but stay longer and use the car/bike for sightseeing' but the best ones are, 'gas was (enter your own experience) this high or that high three years ago and see everything turned out ok'

Several years ago we were NOT nearly three trillion in debt with a figure of 14 trillion being bandied about as casually as the dw and I discuss the price of groceries.

For those who think that they will simply continue to travel but keep the trips shorter and stay closer, just what do you think every one else is going to do and for those who are fortunate enough to be able to pump and grin regardless of the price (and I am truly happy that some members fall into this category) what are you going to do when you can't get the stuff?

This topic cannot be apolitical, its impossible to discuss gas prices without mentioning politics as the reasons for increasing gas prices are, pure and simple, political ones. The current unrest in the Mideast is political and this is one reason for increasing prices, the current ban on offshore drilling is political, and this is another reason, the failure to drill for known reserves is political and is another huge reason, and the crazy notion that there is -manmade- global warming is, without a doubt, one of the biggest reasons and will anyone say that this is not political? Yes the real reason for the increase in gas prices is purely political - to argue otherwise is silly.

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This topic cannot be apolitical, its impossible to discuss gas prices without mentioning politics as the reasons for increasing gas prices are, pure and simple, political ones. The current unrest in the Mideast is political and this is one reason for increasing prices, the current ban on offshore drilling is political, and this is another reason, the failure to drill for known reserves is political and is another huge reason, and the crazy notion that there is -manmade- global warming is, without a doubt, one of the biggest reasons and will anyone say that this is not political? Yes the real reason for the increase in gas prices is purely political - to argue otherwise is silly.
The topic is "If gas reaches $5.00 per/gal are you done?" which was not a question of how/why it got there so therefore this is not a political discussion unless it's steered that way.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #397
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Oil in this country is sent over seas, and then we buy it back from OPEC.
That's just, well ... completely wrong. Where on earth did you get that idea?
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The topic is "If gas reaches $5.00 per/gal are you done?" which was not a question of how/why it got there so therefore this is not a political discussion unless it's steered that way.
I just have to jump in here:

Defination of a politition;
Those in charge that direct others, (or try to influnce others) to do their bidding.

If you look at the broad theme of things; everything is political; starting at the head of a household, Those that are the head of the household, be it male or female is a polititon; and makes the decisions for the family;
C.E.O.s of companys; They direct the company.
etc, etc, etc.
If you decide to pay $5.00 for fuel; you have made a decision, in the broad terms, you have become a politition.
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FUEL PRICES UP I don't know how much more I can cut back, only RV between jobs and average about 2,500 miles per Yr. I have been through the ups and downs of [moderator edit], that won't change much now as I am 4 months shy of 60 Yrs Young. I will have to look for something used that gets more than 7.5 MPG on a good day . But working at minimum wage jobs, I don't see the chance of trading for something more fuel efficient. So! What is the Topic? How will $5.00 a gallon gas affect my travels. I just won't be able to travel thousands of miles to workcamp, eat less and if you see some one in their skivvies You will know i am trying to live on less, because the government said; LESS IS MORE Irover
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But "If gas reaches $5.00 per/gal are you done?"
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #401
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John, you seem to have wanted a yes/no answer to the orignial question and there doesn't seem to be one-400 or so single word answers would have been really boring wouldn't you agree?
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Actually as an individual member I was trying to politely point out that the post was kind of going a stray of the original post that's all.
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not done but cut way back.
our home base is like a big rv park...except we dont have .....well we do have everything, so shorter trips will be the norm for this season.

funny i see many posts to this post that are clearly in the realm of political
and not deleted....


so politics does run this place as well
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But "If gas reaches $5.00 per/gal are you done?"
No way, we'll just use less petro and take more time to smell the roses along the way.
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funny i see many posts to this post that are clearly in the realm of political
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so politics does run this place as well
Reference to a politician(s) or a law that was passed relative to the topic being discussed are sometimes used for clarity.

Political rants, political potshots or political comments unrelated and unnecessary to the topic are not appropriate.
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I'm pretty sure gas (or diesel) prices don't really have much of an effect on RVers as much as they do on the day to day working person. As a matter of fact, I just visited my local RV dealer and was told that the last time gas hit $4.00 they had one of their best months ever, and sales are already picking up with the current rise in prices. Go figure.


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