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Old 02-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #43
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Back when I was in high school I can remember the gas stations going crazy trying to retrofit the pumps because the price topped $1 and the pumps only had three digits (one for the .9, how did they ever get started with that nonsense?) Back then I think minimum wage where we lived was $3.25 so I could get about three gallons for an hours worth of work. Now that we are retired we can fill the tank for no hours worth of work

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Old 02-25-2012, 09:46 AM   #44
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I feel bad for my kids because they will not be able to do what we do at this point. However, I worked three jobs and their mom stayed home so we could enjoy the things we wanted. Gas when we married was $.49 per gal if I remember correctly.We did what we had to do and still enjoyed our family. It seems that young people expect more than we did. We don't want to sound old, because we are not. Motor home camping was the dream that we have always had. Know we can! The heck with OPEC we are going. We are not the type to avoid something which is very wrong. We can't do a thing about it for now. Our necks are red but educated. Time to enjoy the time we have left. As for know...Iran, You are next!! TomKaren
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Back when I was in high school I can remember the gas stations going crazy trying to retrofit the pumps because the price topped $1 and the pumps only had three digits (one for the .9, how did they ever get started with that nonsense?) Back then I think minimum wage where we lived was $3.25 so I could get about three gallons for an hours worth of work. Now that we are retired we can fill the tank for no hours worth of work
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Back in 1965 I made $1.25 gas was . 25 now so 5 gallons per hour, when I retired gas $2.80 so I got about 17 gallons per hour. doesn't sound too bad.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #46
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Back in 1965 I made $1.25 gas was . 25 now so 5 gallons per hour, when I retired gas $2.80 so I got about 17 gallons per hour. doesn't sound too bad.
'Hadn't thought about it, but my dishwasher job in HS also got me 5 gallons; then, the Arab Oil Embargo happened and suddenly I was buying 3 gallons.

Still, above the historical avg, althought you'd have been hard pressed to convince me, at the time

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #47
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1973 gas around $.70 today =$3.50 weekly pay 73 $150 today $750=5 time's 5x.70=3.50 ?
These figures represents someone who was making good money back then. In 1973 the average pay was less than $100.00 a week and today, the average pay is about $400 a week. Gas price in California was also about $.55 a gallon in 1973. One thing to remember is that gas prices also affect minimum wage earners and not just the rv owner.
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I can't think of a less expensive recreational activity for a family to do than camping. Even with the gasoline prices going up, just bout anyone could afford to pack up the car or hook up the little pop-up trailer and head for the state park. I think the biggest challenge to a families budget are all the unnecessary things they have and do.

A young family with kids who all have cell phones, have to eat out all the time or get take out instead of preparing meals at home. Driving big SUVs that get 12 miles to the gallon, justifying it saying they need the room, when a smaller vehicle getting over 20 miles to the gallon would do.

The price of gasoline is the last thing preventing many of these families from camping, rather it is just an excuse.
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Prices are really going to go up now. All USA oil fields have been declared sacred dinosaur burial grounds.


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Prices are really going to go up now. All USA oil fields have been declared sacred dinosaur burial grounds.


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now that there is a good one
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WHAT a pitiful JOKE, that we all now so blithely ACCEPT gas prices in the $3.50 range as totally acceptable - and only whine when it hits $4 and more...

The causes are NOT "supply and demand" as related to energy, but totally EXTERNAL to oil production itself - stuff like devaluation of the dollar - and those in positions to create that situation...

And here and now, we casually accept all the economic manipulation and mismanagement at the national/world level as "business as usual", and unavoidable...
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I remember very well the first time gas went to $1.00, all the rhetoric and opinions then are identical to now. We did nothing about it then, and will do nothing about it until gas really gets unaffordable. I believe that time will be when the minimum wage and gas price per gallon are the same.

There is only one reason that gas is the price it is, it is a monopoly. We won't buy hybrids because we say they are too expensive. No one wants to buy a $40,000 electric car. If the only tv made was made by RCA, a 19 inch tube tv would cost $500, and that is the best technology we would have.

As long as the only fuel is petroleum, we are stuck with what we have. That is why we just, as you say accept it. We have to change it. We all know how to.
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There is only one reason that gas is the price it is, it is a monopoly. We won't buy hybrids because we say they are too expensive. No one wants to buy a $40,000 electric car. If the only tv made was made by RCA, a 19 inch tube tv would cost $500, and that is the best technology we would have.

As long as the only fuel is petroleum, we are stuck with what we have. That is why we just, as you say accept it. We have to change it. We all know how to.
My point exactly. The Oil producing nations have a monopoly because western nations like America refuse to compete with them despite having more oil than the Saudis have and despite being the biggest user of petroleum.

I don't think the problem is that no one wants to buy electric cars but rather no one wants to buy a piece of junk that blows up or catches on fire while sitting in the garage, or turns into a brick, or that costs twice as much as a comparable gas powered economy car. If electric cars were a competitive alternative they would sell but they simply are not. Pretending that electric cars are some kind of replacement or a salvation to bring us away from gas powered cars is simply wishful thinking in my humble opinion.
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Have we forgotten that every inch of price increase also raises the price of campgrounds, food, insurance on cars, electric rates, roads, and all this greed that goes with it. Some prices will never go down if the gas does ever come down again. It seems to me that when I paid 11 cents a gal back then, the price didn't change much from winter and summer blends. Did we ever deal in blends then? Gas was gas and we could depend on the average price. Now-two stations on the same block can have extreme disagreeing prices per gal. How come if this price today is such a good deal, my wallet is more empty than when I was paying less with less earning?
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When people start realizing that when the price of diesel goes up so does the price of their toilet paper, maybe then common since will start a back lash against head in the sand legislators and over influencing regulators.

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