EvenBob
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August 12th, 2015 at 11:31:09 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Wikipedia has a pretty good one. I never knew its usage was attributed to GWB.



'used humorously to portray the speaker as ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general'

So you used it to make yourself look
ignorant about how to use the word?
Why would you do that.
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coilman
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August 12th, 2015 at 11:55:47 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Let's see if the Marathon refinery on the south side of Detroit goes next.



Is the storage tank there still painted as a PISTONS basketball?



http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/08/12/gas-prices-increase/31533529/
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August 12th, 2015 at 11:56:30 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

$2.34 in W MI, it's going down every day. Oil
hit $43 a barrel today, how low can it go. The
countries that depend on oil exports are frantic,
and they all blame the US for having the hubris
to go after oil in our own country.



Shale Oil has changed everything. Years ago the USA could more easily regulate production. Pre-1970 we controlled the world price and supply. Not so anymore.

Saudi Arabia is now in a bad way. Their welfare state makes ours look like a piker. They have to spread money to keep everyone quiet. The past 10 years of mostly high prices gave them a huge foreign reserve. Now they are draining that. Like a poor farmer they cannot produce less because it cuts their income. But as they produce more they lower the price.

Eventually demand will catch up. I don't see the bbl price dropping much more. $30 might be the ultimate floor but I doubt we see below $35.
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August 12th, 2015 at 12:15:53 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

Is the storage tank there still painted as a PISTONS basketball?



http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/08/12/gas-prices-increase/31533529/



It was a month or so ago, its my reminder to look for the exit to the bridge into Canada.
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August 12th, 2015 at 12:53:47 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

'used humorously to portray the speaker as ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general'

So you used it to make yourself look
ignorant about how to use the word?
Why would you do that.


But I didn't. If you read carefully, I used the word correctly if I wanted to make myself look 'ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general.'
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August 12th, 2015 at 12:57:12 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman



Eventually demand will catch up. I don't see the bbl price dropping much more. $30 might be the ultimate floor but I doubt we see below $35.



CNBC news reports oil into the $30s

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/11/opec-just-kicked-oil-into-the-30s.html
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August 12th, 2015 at 12:59:51 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

I used the word correctly if I wanted to make myself look 'ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general.'



Yeah, that's what I just said. Saying internets makes
you look like you don't know the proper word.
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Ibeatyouraces
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August 12th, 2015 at 1:36:01 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

Is the storage tank there still painted as a PISTONS basketball?



http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/08/12/gas-prices-increase/31533529/


Yes, passed it up earlier.
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August 12th, 2015 at 1:44:13 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Yeah, that's what I just said. Saying internets makes
you look like you don't know the proper word.

See, yesterday you knew nothing about the word. Today, you're an expert. You get a cookie. My work here is done!
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August 12th, 2015 at 1:56:41 PM permalink
Quote: coilman

CNBC news reports oil into the $30s



And yet today, pump prices in my neighborhood seem to have spiked 20%+.
May the cards fall in your favor.
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August 12th, 2015 at 3:02:42 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

See, yesterday you knew nothing about the word. Today, you're an expert. You get a cookie. My work here is done!



hahahahaha. What kind of cookie?
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EvenBob
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August 12th, 2015 at 4:21:26 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

See, yesterday you knew nothing about the word. Today, you're an expert. You get a cookie. My work here is done!



Nice try. Yesterday you had no idea it was
wrong, and today you do because I pointed
it out. You get the cookie.
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DoubleOrNothing
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August 12th, 2015 at 4:58:27 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Nice try.

First law of the internet: Everyone is right, but some are more right than others.

Quote: EvenBob

You get the cookie.

Second law of the internet: Don't accept cookies.

Quote: EvenBob

Yesterday you had no idea it was
wrong, and today you do because I pointed
it out.

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I can't believe what I believe.
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August 13th, 2015 at 10:22:41 AM permalink
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:09:09 PM permalink
Quote: DoubleOrNothing

First law of the internet: Everyone is right, but some are more right than others.

Second law of the internet: Don't accept cookies.

Third law of the internet: Survival isn't about who we were, but who we're becoming.



Cookies?
I like cookies, mostly in the middle of the night with milk right out of the jug.
If I post a US Postal mail address here can you send me cookies?
Maybe your mom's cookies?
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August 13th, 2015 at 12:42:09 PM permalink
Here ya go, 2F!



Do you have a 3-D printer? ;)
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August 13th, 2015 at 1:49:45 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Here ya go, 2F!



Do you have a 3-D printer? ;)


I already sent Santa an email, a Christmas wish list.
Didn't work last year, but all you can do is keep the faith....
In the meantime, there is a boxy contraption,
It's in that room that I guess most of youse guys don't use. (Yous guys don't yous, nevermind).
A little sugar, flour, butter, and some secret ingredients and voila, better than a new printer.
I really like cookies, especially with milk, especially about 3:30 AM. Just me maybe...
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Ibeatyouraces
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August 27th, 2015 at 8:31:29 PM permalink
Just saw $2.15 near downtown Detroit.
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August 28th, 2015 at 3:44:25 AM permalink
Honestly, I have no idea what gas prices are.
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August 28th, 2015 at 5:25:05 AM permalink
$2.25 yesterday morning for 87 octane. $2.71 for 93 octane. Central Florida.
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August 28th, 2015 at 6:11:34 AM permalink
It kind of feels like cheating for the purposes of this thread, but Gas Buddy can tell you the price of gas where anybody lives (at least in the US). They also have an app that I have found quite useful for finding the best price for gas on road trips.
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August 28th, 2015 at 7:11:34 AM permalink
$2.15 Regular/$2.11 Diesel in SE Texas...
Scan
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August 28th, 2015 at 7:18:43 AM permalink
$1.99 on Route 9 in Central New Jersey this morning
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August 28th, 2015 at 8:45:35 AM permalink
Quote: Scan

$1.99 on Route 9 in Central New Jersey this morning



Grrr!! I just paid $3.39 for mid-grade (89) in Las Vegas today.
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August 28th, 2015 at 8:57:12 AM permalink
Due to the refinery in Whiting, IN going back online, Gas has dropped from $2.99 to $2.75 in the SW Chicago Burbs in the past couple of days.
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August 28th, 2015 at 11:49:40 AM permalink
8 cents per gallon in Venezuela.
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September 7th, 2015 at 4:42:25 PM permalink
$2.099/gal for regular in Walt Disney World (corner of Buena Vista Dr. & Epcot Resorts Blvd.) this morning.

You'd think that with no competition, and the way The Mouse marks everything up, gas would be expensive inside The World. We were surprised that that was the cheapest gas we saw in our travels up I-4 and I-95 today.
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September 7th, 2015 at 8:20:31 PM permalink
Spent a few hours driving thru South Carolina this weekend and noticed gas was as low as 185.9/gal. Now why is that .50/gal less than I pay in Georgia? Are my state gas taxes that high? I will look onto this further.
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October 19th, 2015 at 3:16:03 PM permalink
Paid 2.07 today in MI. In Calif the average
is 2.88, in NY it's 2.37. FL is 2.17, NV is 2.82
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October 19th, 2015 at 5:58:14 PM permalink
I envy some of you and your cheap gas :/
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October 19th, 2015 at 8:26:51 PM permalink
It was $1.79 in Atlantic City this morning at several stations on the White Horse Pike. As always, per New Jersey law, they pump it for you.
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October 19th, 2015 at 8:34:34 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

It was $1.79 in Atlantic City this morning at several stations on the White Horse Pike. As always, per New Jersey law, they pump it for you.



I'm guessing initiatives to change that have been tried more than once?
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October 19th, 2015 at 10:34:59 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

It was $1.79 in Atlantic City this morning at several stations on the White Horse Pike. As always, per New Jersey law, they pump it for you.



Yeah but did you tip the poor guy for doing so?

Nephew worked a station on 295 near Cherry Hill and said they can make decent money on the right shift ( days) when you include the tips
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October 20th, 2015 at 3:27:37 AM permalink
Quote: coilman

Yeah but did you tip the poor guy for doing so?

Nephew worked a station on 295 near Cherry Hill and said they can make decent money on the right shift ( days) when you include the tips



Yes, I always tip. I usually use the same station, Gulf, and am greeted with a cheerful hello, a thank you and a drive safely. At least I think that's what he says through that thick accent. :-)

Rxwine, legislation is periodically introduced to change to self service, the latest being this past summer. Old habits are hard to break and many residents like things the way they are. Next to Alaska, New Jersey has the lowest gas tax in the nation so there's really no financial incentive to change. I believe the only other holdout, Oregon, is also looking at this.
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October 21st, 2015 at 1:50:57 PM permalink
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October 21st, 2015 at 2:02:42 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces


1. I am jealous.
2. As much as Big Oil complains about taxes and regulations, they should be thankful they aren't Big Tobacco.
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October 21st, 2015 at 2:10:02 PM permalink
2.49 costco I'm vegas. For 87. 91 is 2.69
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October 21st, 2015 at 2:10:24 PM permalink
Is that the price of cancer sticks now? I heard someone complain that they were $15 a pack at the casino.
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October 21st, 2015 at 2:12:00 PM permalink
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Is that the price of cancer sticks now? I heard someone complain that they were $15 a pack at the casino.


Those should be $100 a pack.
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October 21st, 2015 at 10:47:02 PM permalink
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Those should be $100 a pack.



Blasphemy

They should be lower then it is now but unfortunately it's a luxury tax so I can't complain. I just wish I could get a big discount buying cartons.
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October 22nd, 2015 at 5:36:24 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

Blasphemy

They should be lower then it is now but unfortunately it's a luxury tax so I can't complain. I just wish I could get a big discount buying cartons.

Out of curiosity, is it (or at what point would it be) better/cheaper to "roll your own?" Or is that just too much of a PITA to ever do? I've never smoked cigarettes, but I'm thinking of starting with the patch and working my way up to it! ;)

OT, gas (87 regular) was down below $2 for a while, but it crept back up over. Then yesterday, I saw $1.99 again at the station near the house.
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October 22nd, 2015 at 8:27:37 AM permalink
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Out of curiosity, is it (or at what point would it be) better/cheaper to "roll your own?" Or is that just too much of a PITA to ever do? I've never smoked cigarettes, but I'm thinking of starting with the patch and working my way up to it! ;)

OT, gas (87 regular) was down below $2 for a while, but it crept back up over. Then yesterday, I saw $1.99 again at the station near the house.



They tax all tobacco products, loose leaf as well as factory rolled, chaw, generics, whatever. I don't know the price point on different products, but I would guess it might be around $5/pack (that it would be cost-effective to roll your own). Best place to buy is on a military base (commissary, BX) because some/all taxes are not added. Next best place is Indian Territories, with no fed/state taxes, but the Indians take most of the slack in their pricing, just undercutting those around them. Then tobacco-growing and Southern states. Last is northern Blue States (most expensive). All FWIW.
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October 22nd, 2015 at 11:22:25 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

They tax all tobacco products, loose leaf as well as factory rolled, chaw, generics, whatever. I don't know the price point on different products, but I would guess it might be around $5/pack (that it would be cost-effective to roll your own). Best place to buy is on a military base (commissary, BX) because some/all taxes are not added. Next best place is Indian Territories, with no fed/state taxes, but the Indians take most of the slack in their pricing, just undercutting those around them. Then tobacco-growing and Southern states. Last is northern Blue States (most expensive). All FWIW.



http://www.theawl.com/2014/08/how-much-a-pack-of-cigarettes-costs-state-by-state

In Ohio at least, pipe tobacco is much cheaper and there are stores that just sell pipe tobacco and have a rolling machine that will roll it for you right there. It must be a profitable business because they are popping up everywhere (but I've seen less and less of them).
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October 24th, 2015 at 4:29:49 AM permalink
Highest & lowest gas in California recently (minimum octane, and not Ethanol-85): 2.29-4.19.
California has ridiculous high spreads. Sometimes $1 difference in gas stations only 1-2 blocks apart.
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October 24th, 2015 at 6:37:12 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

http://www.theawl.com/2014/08/how-much-a-pack-of-cigarettes-costs-state-by-state

In Ohio at least, pipe tobacco is much cheaper and there are stores that just sell pipe tobacco and have a rolling machine that will roll it for you right there. It must be a profitable business because they are popping up everywhere (but I've seen less and less of them).



That's a popular loophole in many states. Pipe tobacco is taxed differently (usually far far lower, if at all) compared to cigarette tobacco. So they label it "Pipe Tobacco" as opposed to cigarette rolling tobacco, and then allow you to use their machines to roll your own.

You can often buy hundreds of "pipe tobacco" cigarettes for a small price, if you roll them yourself in a machine (or by hand of you are motivated). After all, rolling paper costs pretty much nothing, and pipe tobacco is extremely cheap (especially if you just buy low end bulk quanitity).

If you roll your own and buy the right places you can get a years worth of cigarettes for the price of one carton in many states.

The other plus is, flavored cigarettes are now illegal thanks to that cigarette law Obama pushed. However, flavored pipe tobacco is totally legal, so this is also a good way to legally make fruit and candy flavored cigarettes.
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October 24th, 2015 at 1:05:12 PM permalink
At the Sam's Club in ABQ, $1.87.9 for 87 Octane.

That's the Member Price.
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November 11th, 2015 at 8:41:47 AM permalink
Quote: mamat

Highest & lowest gas in California recently (minimum octane, and not Ethanol-85): 2.29-4.19.
California has ridiculous high spreads. Sometimes $1 difference in gas stations only 1-2 blocks apart.





What part of the state do you live in? I live near Sacramento, I gas-up at Arco exclusively ---- I've never seen a dollar difference in prices from one station to another --- currently at my local Arco station it's $2.41 for 87 octane.
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November 16th, 2015 at 10:56:08 AM permalink
Saw 1.89-9 today in VA and my area usually not the lowest at all

pretty sure it is going lower
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November 16th, 2015 at 11:08:05 AM permalink
Well in western PA it was 2.39 yesterday. It went up from 2.29 a few days before.
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November 16th, 2015 at 12:26:15 PM permalink
$1.59 in Toledo, Ohio, which is near several large refineries.

It looks like the pump prices are finally tracking down with crude prices in a significant way.
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