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Gas is at 8.56 dollars/gallon this very moment!
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03-10-2011, 05:41 PM #1
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Yes, it's true.
When I got gasoline for my car today I had to pay equivalent to 8.56 dollars per gallon for it.
I think gas prices are way too high and I often see in this forum that americans in particular complain about the high gas prices.
I also listen to Coast to coast am and they often talk about that gas prices in America soon will be 5 dollars/gallon and they all think it's terrible.

To give you some perspective on things I recalculated my gas price that I paid today into dollars and gallons ( in Sweden we use liters and swedish kronor).
The price we pay is 8.56 dollars/gallon.

This is the price in a modern european country.
If you americans think you have it bad now, get ready for things to come.
If gas providers get away with that pricing here at this very day - I think it's just a matter of time until you too will eventually reach these levels of gas pricing.
Despite what americans think about their gas price - fact is that you get it cheap compared to many others around the world. Even compared to most in other modern, western countries.

So swedes makes so much money that they can afford to pay those prices you think?
Think again.
I make about 3000 dollars/month after income taxes are paid and are supposed to get by with a gas price at 8.56 dollars/gallon.
I might be paid slighly below the average swede (I don't have a fancy job, but I'm honestly just glad to have a job at all these days) but I don't think the average swede makes more then maybe 3500-4000 dollars/month after tax.

I have no idea what the average american gets paid, but I suspect it is more then that.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that means you generally earn more and pay less for gas then I do.

I'm glad you get away with it, I just thought I'd put your gas price in perspective for you, and prepare you to what to maybe expect in the future.
03-10-2011, 06:09 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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It isn't gas companies though, it's taxes. Distributors pay the same for fuel, that price is set globally, it's government that adds the extra cost that makes such a difference.
03-10-2011, 06:12 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It's every bit that high in Finland OP. In fact that's about as cheap as you can get it! damned.gif drinking.gif

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03-10-2011, 06:39 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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It's crazy, but we get plenty of exercise and fresh air walking a lot hi5.gif
03-10-2011, 06:42 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Is about $4.80/gallon here. Just glad I have an economy car. More money for beer beercheer.gif
03-10-2011, 07:59 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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beerbong.gif You had to say the B word didn't you? 37.gif

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03-10-2011, 08:21 PM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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HA!

OP,,, at least in Sweden,,,,
you have pretty blonds with pretty teeth in their smiles

You have old world manners that are very pleasant

you have socialized medicine

you have less crime

you have good reason to keep the faith

you have a Government that does NOT invade and kill other people in their nation

you have streets that are clean and pretty to walk through, and those streets are safe to do so
mostly.

you have Bike paths,,, that are actually used by Bicyclist , and not over intense car driving bufoons using them to pass other cars on the wrong side.

Yep, comparatively speaking you have it a lot better then us assholes here in the States.


I have several cars/trucks/Vans

heh heh, i ride my bike everywhere i go, and, i have a Bike Trailer for my Doggie,
so she rides the Bike too.

Last gas i bought, i bought 1 gallon at $2.92,,( some months back) and that was bought just so i could be sure the Van had enough gas to move it down the street a little,,

Because here, if it sits in one spot on the street for more then 72 hours,,,
the cops will impound it as an abandoned vehicle.

Yep, We can all get together and Make Fred Flintstone cars,,,
that is,,, we can try,,,
and if the heavy metal gas belchers will get off the road
we can even use those pedal cars.



03-10-2011, 09:18 PM #8
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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oh yeah,,, i almost forgot,
OP, you expressed a wonder as to what we earn as a wage in the U.S.

I'll give you the total of what i make and what i spend.

I make "0" a Month in wages

I spend on average about $6.50 a day or a total of $150 a month

You see, we do not have Jobs to go to here in the states

well, at least not the U.S. Born citizens,

All the Trade Jobs, and almost every customer service job, is done by a slave force from
some other country. like Mexico,,, where they squirt out kids like the kids were a Litter.
so there are plenty Mexicans to come here into the states and take the Jobs and also push DOPE.

Trade jobs are done by Mexicans ( Boy, you are lucky Sweden is not a border country with that Sewer of a Country)

I am a General Contractor in Construction, last 20 or so bids i put in on Jobs,,,
the Job went to Russian Immigrants who hire only Mexicans for labor,,
and they bid way low to get the jobs,,,

because they withhold a ton in taxes on the Mexicans paycheck

All manufacturing jobs,,,, are now in China for the most part,,,

the manufacturing that is done here,,, is done by ,,,
Again,,,,,
Mexicans,,, or South Americans.

All gas stations and Convenient stores are owned by Middle Eastern immigrants, and they only hire slaves from their countries.

You can rob a store here to get money
but,,,,,
some mexican will beat you to it.

You cannot rob a Mexican for his paycheck,,, because they send it to Mexico.


Gas is about $3.65 a Gallon here, but,,,,
if you drive to the gas station, and buy a Gallon of gas, then drive to the store,,,
you will not have the money to buy food,,,

so everybody walks to the store, and steals the Grocery Baskets to get the food home.

and then they use the Grocery Baskets to get their laundry to the Laundrymat,
and,,,


along the way, they collect aluminum cans to cash in for Nickles ( .5 cents each )
so they can afford to wash their cloths.

You can get a job at a collection agency for bad debtors,,, but, do not expect to collect from the debtors,,,,
and do not work for commission,,, you'll starve to death if you do.

i make cash money some times, and never declare taxes on it,,,

BUT,,,, i do not do that in Mexico,,,, the Mexican Government would not allow that,,,,
a U.S. citizen cannot work in Mexico, but Mexicans can work in the U.S.

wish to ğck our Government and the Mexicans would do the same for us U.S. Born asswipes.

I do not drive anywhere, at least,,, not any of my cars or trucks or vans.

just my Bike,,, and i never use public transportation,, such as Buses or trains, too many strangers on those suckers,,, and weird strangers at that.

I pay only one Utility bill,,, every 2 months, i buy 300 minutes for a prepaid cell phone,,
it cost .10 cents a minute to use it,,,
so i spend $30 every 2 months for a phone i hardly ever use,,,, because i hardly ever talk to anyone on the phone
and have nothing to sell anymore,,, so people do not call on things i do not have to sell,,,

I do not pay rent
i live in my Van and shower at a friends,,, and his rent is paid by SSI,, so it's free to him.
heh heh.

in 2006, it was common for me to make about $4000 on a 3 day contract.
and i never hired a Mexican to make that money.

$8.56 a gallon for gas in Sweden?

Tell you what OP,,,,
I'll trade you a shitload of Mexicans for 2 gallons of Gas
In fact,,,,
I'll trade you 20 million Mexicans,,, for ,,,, hmmmm,,,,,
I'll just give you the Mexicans,,, and I'll throw in 10 gallons of gas.







03-10-2011, 09:36 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:I'll just give you the Mexicans,,, and I'll throw in 10 gallons of gas.

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I'll see your Mexicans and 10 gallons of gas, and raise you Hollywood and politicians as long as we're throwing out old stuff we don't need anymore.

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03-11-2011, 12:21 AM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Hmmm,,,

i was thinking we could tap the hot air from those Pol's and Hollyweed
and run everything off that.
03-11-2011, 02:44 AM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Friday’s “Day of Rage” in Saudi Arabia could rock the world

If the Saudis follow Egypt and Tunisia and Libya, there could be some real pain at the pumps. Fill your tanks today. Just sayin.
03-11-2011, 04:16 AM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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This so called revolution is indeed all about driving up gas prices.

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03-11-2011, 04:35 AM #13
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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let the prices rise,,

everything that is for sale, will be effected
so,,,

we may as well stock up on Potato chips also
and dog biscuits

and panty hose
and cheap Chinese plastic cups and saucers

oh hell,,,,
how 'bout we just wait for the riots and revolutions and STEAL what we need from
WalMart,, like they did in the Ghetto of L.A. during the Rodney king Riot.

No one is gonna care if you rip off a WalMart,,, so it's a safe grab,,, Kno' Wa' I mean Vern.


03-11-2011, 04:37 AM #14
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Measured against the $ gas is at near historic highs but measured against gold or silver it still has a ways to go. Just sayin chuckle.gif
03-11-2011, 06:23 AM #15
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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heh heh
i know where to pan gold, where no body else will ever go .

and i sit here in Moldy Portland,,, on my too lazy to go anywhere ass.

On a Military Base
almost dead center of the Mountain Range

up high, just below a very high peak

in a small notch of a Canyon
where there is a Large pool just at the top of a Waterfall.

NO -ONE ELSE even knows it is up there
cause,, unless you are a high flying bird

you cannot see the Notch,,,
heh heh

Filled a small baby food jar in 3 days up there back in 1983.

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Thinking?


Me too

Been Thinking and thinking

Cept
right now,,,
i don't need money

and the price of gold can go down

but that gold will always be there and even if gold falls to $3 a pound

heh heh

know what i mean?

I don't even need gas to get down there to it.

Freight Trains run right down there from here



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