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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Lord--- Every one just ride a croch rocket!!!!
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    As a few have said on here, slow down of your purchase of gasoline. Once it starts backing up at the refineries and they have no tanks to put it in, down goes the price. This works for any item sold today. I think all of us working Americans should all take a week off of work and stay home, don't buy gas, groceries etc... just spend some quality time with the family, build that kit that's been sitting under the bench for a while.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?


    ORIGINAL: patterndreamer

    Another point is that our prices starting to be equal with the rest of the world so....

    but, shouldn't the rest of the worlds prices go up also?

    Funny that doesn't seem to be happening.....

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    ORIGINAL: japan3d

    As a few have said on here, slow down of your purchase of gasoline. (It's not hard to cut back, but no body wants to be the one to do it) Once it starts backing up at the refineries and they have no tanks to put it in, down goes the price. (It would only take a couple of days of boycotting.)This works for any item sold today. I think all of us working Americans should all take a week off of work (A couple of days even.)and stay home, don't buy gas, groceries etc... just spend some quality time with the family, build that kit that's been sitting under the bench for a while.
    Man, you said that right!

    I never thought riding a bike ALL THE TIME would be this fun! It's down pouring to beat the band right now, and I'm leaving for work in 20 minutes. (I got a rain suit, no big deal, but you should see the looks I get.)

    No R/C here though, too much water, so I'm on the RCU talking about- what else? Fear and consumerisim in America!
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    buy a solar car? :P

    buy a bike? :P

    Here in aussie land, "petrol" is about $1 a litre
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    I'd like to ask the folks from other than North America a questoin?
    Have your gasoline prices increased as much as the prices in the US?
    Ours have about doubled over the past year.
    Probably anywhere from $1 to $1.50 US over this time last year.
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Here in aussie land, "petrol" is about $1 a litre
    Hmmm. So I did the conversion. 1 gallon = 3.785 liters
    The current rate of exchange Aug 31 US 3.785 Aug 31 1.3370 AU $5.0605

    Any body for $5.00 per gallon gas?
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?


    ORIGINAL: jlkonn

    I'd like to ask the folks from other than North America a questoin?
    Have your gasoline prices increased as much as the prices in the US?
    Ours have about doubled over the past year.
    Probably anywhere from $1 to $1.50 US over this time last year.
    Thanks!
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    here the price has gone from around $4 to $4.75 in the past two years or so. if prices were to double i'd be getting into the tanker hijacking business...



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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    ORIGINAL: JNorton

    Here in aussie land, "petrol" is about $1 a litre
    Hmmm. So I did the conversion. 1 gallon = 3.785 liters
    The current rate of exchange Aug 31 US 3.785 Aug 31 1.3370 AU $5.0605

    Any body for $5.00 per gallon gas?
    gotta love exchange rates....

    NOT! lol
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    maybe we should switch the non RC related topic from gas prices, smoking and whatever else I missed to the "government and twinkies."

    These subjects always get everyone mad at each other as already happened, yet "DEPFIFE" seems to thrive on it. Nice job!
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Well

    You guys in USA are lucky, believe me you have one of the cheapest gas compared to other countries around the world ( not including "producers" countries !!!), here in Chile we are paying $ 4.30 per gallon now, and the price is increasing every week.
    On January the price was about $ 3.15 per gallon.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Here in Japan it has gone up about .70 a gallon in the last 3 months

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Interesting read! I think that at the end of the day fuel producers can charge as much as they like for their product. If they want to set the price at say $20.00 a USgallon,then they can. If we as the consumers don't like it then tough luck , i mean if you want to drive your vehicle then you must pay whatever the producer wants , or don't drive, it's as simple as that. It's all well and good to complain about fuel prices , but what can you do about it? What is the limit and why? No limit and capitalism in action is the answer.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Well last night in Montague, Michigan the price was $3.00 for a gallon of Regular. Today it is $3.50 and the one station where is still $3.20 has waiting lines. I read that hurricane Katrina has shut down 15% of US production. They are still finding out how fast they can bring the Gulf drilling platforms etc back on line. Looks like we have seen the end of cheap gas.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    ORIGINAL: Cyclic Hardover

    maybe we should switch the non RC related topic from gas prices, smoking and whatever else I missed to the "government and twinkies."

    These subjects always get everyone mad at each other as already happened, yet "DEPFIFE" seems to thrive on it. Nice job!
    Who's mad?
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Of course when you realize we have not built a refinery in over 25 years and have not used any of the modern technologies to scout for oil in the Anwar regions, you have to belive we have done it to ourselves. When are we going to realize that others do not have our best interests at heart? The devastation in the southern states is going to drive fuel oil and gas a lot higher. Expect to be paying close to $4 a gallon for it in a few weeks. If we do not actively start pursuing drilling our own oil in the Anwar region, and building refineries to process it, we are going to become a third world counrty. We are letting squeamish tree huggers prevent us from finding viable solutions.
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    I'm going to change the engine in my car. Should I get a D-150, or will a D-100 be enough?
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    MinnFlyer,
    Assuming you are going to use a prop - have you thought of backing up? I have a suggestion you could put it on a rotary mount on the roof.

    You would then have the worlds largest propeller bennie!

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Is the price of oil really what is paid at the well head, or after it goes through so called traders, whom I consider leeches. And what percentage of oil goes into the making of plastics. Take a look at your car and in your house, everything is plastic. What could be saved for energy if we made stuff out of metal, wood, or cloth. And I do not believe for a minute we will ever know the full story of how oil gets from the well to your car. it is a deep dark secret.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    That is another thing that gripes me. Comparing prices here to those overseas is like apples and oranges. Most countries, including Canada, have cradle to grave health care. That is why gas cost more over there. Figure it out, if you took that six or seven hundred dollars you pay for medical insurance every month you could even afford ten dollar a gallon gas.

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    The above replies I've read all sound like the same stuff
    I heard before back in 1973.

    Congress will pass some new laws about minimum gas mileage
    requirements ................AGAIN.

    Christmas shopping ,etc , the economy ,will diminish.......AGAIN

    People will start going to no end to save on energy cost , only
    to have the cost go up anyway regardless of what they do .......AGAIN.

    The domestic car companies are stuck with gas hogs...........AGAIN

    Only the import cars seem to be the only ones that people really want......AGAIN

    We as a society haven't learned much in the past 32 years have we ? And for that
    we are getting exactly what we deserve..................AGAIN.

    Mike 1 is correct ..........please close this thread down

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    at least this time around there won't be any pintos or vegas...



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    ZAGNUT, your absolutely correct. Those pathetic failures along with
    the diesel conversions from GM are gone forever, ......Thank God

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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    I just skimmed this page and realized that Pintos and twinkes look allot like each other. Make you think....[sm=stupid.gif]
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    RE: Gas Prices, what is the limit and why?

    Well methinks this has gone on long enough and it isn't R/C related so time to put it to bed, say good night Gracie!
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