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High gas prices not deterring motorists
Ohio.com (registration required) via AP ^ | 08/15/2005 | Brad Foss

Posted on 08/16/2005 4:29:30 PM PDT by RockinRight

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To: purpleland

10 yard dumps are fairly common going up and down the road. 20 yard side dumps were common last year due to construction, but aren't sharing the road so much this year. 5 yard dump trucks are driven to work often enough that it is not remarkable, although Ford 350s and GMC duallies with 20 foot gooseneck trailers are everywhere.


51 posted on 08/17/2005 9:00:43 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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To: RightWhale

Man, I am telling you the only Horse Power I relate to is EQUINE. By "dump truck" do you mean "pickup truck"?


52 posted on 08/17/2005 2:53:33 PM PDT by purpleland (Vigilance and Valour!)
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To: RockinRight
The latest Energy Department data show regular unleaded gasoline averaging $2.55 a gallon nationwide, or 67.5 cents above year ago levels. At the same time, daily gasoline demand is up 1 percent compared with last year.

A one percent rise in demand results in a SEVENTY percent rise in price? Something smells.

53 posted on 08/17/2005 3:02:11 PM PDT by Terabitten (Life, liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten it.)
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To: Jorge
There are plenty of alternatives. Trade in the SUV for a more efficient car. Cut back on road trips, take public transit more etc.

Don't own an SUV. I have a 4x4 F250 that I use to commute to work, tow trailers, haul construction loads, plow snow, and whatever need presents itself.

I rarely take a road trip, and the public transportation in Greenbrier PA is severely lacking.

So, again, please tell me about more alternatives that there are plenty of?

54 posted on 08/17/2005 4:00:18 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: RockinRight

Unless you're RV'ing across the country, gasoline (and jet fuel) are not particularly large components of vacation spending when compared to hotels, meals, recreation and amusement center admission costs, airfares, car rentals, etc.

I can drive to Chicago on less than $50.00. Three nights in a hotel will run around $500.00 to $700.00. Parking will be another $60.00 to $200.00 depending how many places I drive to. Haven't even started on meals yet.


55 posted on 08/17/2005 4:05:57 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Terabitten

Demand at the pumps is only one contributing factor in the price rise. The significant observation is that demand rose in spite of the price rise. It wasn't enough to make folks change their plans.


56 posted on 08/17/2005 4:09:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Doe Eyes
Buy a more fuel efficient American made car,

Support the good ole' USA, huh? Did it ever occur to you that all that tactic does is empower the leftist unions?

57 posted on 08/17/2005 4:11:38 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: purpleland

Pickup trucks are for carrying operators, mechanics, and their equipment and lunch from the callout hall to the worksite or railyard where the actual trucks are located.


58 posted on 08/17/2005 4:54:01 PM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and open the Land Office)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
Support the good ole' USA, huh? Did it ever occur to you that all that tactic does is empower the leftist unions?

You're right. Let's keep sending our money to our Muslim "friends" in Saudi. Maybe they'll get the White House next time.

59 posted on 08/17/2005 5:00:01 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
So, again, please tell me about more alternatives that there are plenty of?

Well most of us DO have alternatives and use them rather than complain.
Sorry about your situation.

60 posted on 08/17/2005 5:00:05 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Doe Eyes
You're right. Let's keep sending our money to our Muslim "friends" in Saudi

I'm not aware of any Saudi-made automobiles. And searches tell me we get about 17% of our crude from them.

61 posted on 08/17/2005 11:53:15 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: Jorge
Well most of us DO have alternatives and use them rather than complain.

The title on this thread would indicate otherwise.

62 posted on 08/17/2005 11:57:21 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
The title on this thread would indicate otherwise.

What does the title of this thread have to do with anything?

63 posted on 08/18/2005 6:49:06 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge

It says that high gas prices are not deterring motorists. It doesn't say that motorists are finding alternatives.


64 posted on 08/18/2005 6:56:54 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: MarkeyD
I work from home. I just had my oil changed after 10 months. I had only driven 2700 miles.

I have an SUV, two motorcycles and assorted lawn tools (riding mower, weedwhacker, hedge trimmer, chainsaws) etc. to fuel up.

I average buying about 15 gallons/month.

65 posted on 08/18/2005 7:07:00 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
It says that high gas prices are not deterring motorists. It doesn't say that motorists are finding alternatives.

Good for them. So what does this have to do with anything?

66 posted on 08/18/2005 7:20:17 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
It says that high gas prices are not deterring motorists. It doesn't say that motorists are finding alternatives.

Good for them. So what does this have to do with anything?

67 posted on 08/18/2005 7:20:18 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Jorge

It has to do with what you said in #60, that MOST of us do have alternatives, etc. The point of the article states the opposite, that most aren't seeking alternatives, most of us are just carrying on as normal.


68 posted on 08/18/2005 7:27:12 PM PDT by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: somemoreequalthanothers
It has to do with what you said in #60, that MOST of us do have alternatives, etc. The point of the article states the opposite, that most aren't seeking alternatives, most of us are just carrying on as normal.

I was trying to be an impossible jerk and yet you have remained patient and rational in your responses to me.
I admire that. You win.

69 posted on 08/18/2005 7:34:47 PM PDT by Jorge
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