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Alternate TV

Unread postby kilbrider on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:58 am

Gas has just hit $1.28 per litre ( pushing $6.00 per gallon) here. Not to worry, we have a backup plan...( courtesy of our local paper)
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby va_jay55 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:08 pm

We've been thinking about an alternative as well, but, I know we're looking forward to this...

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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:45 pm

va_jay55 wrote:We've been thinking about an alternative as well, but, I know we're looking forward to this...

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Now that is funny!
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby ponyboy1995 on Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:26 pm

I never thought it would get this out of hand! I guess all we can do is try to laugh about it.

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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:02 am

Local station by me is at $3.86.9
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:47 am

kilbrider wrote:Gas has just hit $1.28 per litre ( pushing $6.00 per gallon) here. Not to worry, we have a backup plan...( courtesy of our local paper)



Actually, $1.28/L would be roughly $4.75 / US Gallon based on yesterdays exchange rate:

http://boating.ncf.ca/converter.html

Love the cartoon, though.. Heheh.
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby kilbrider on Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:01 pm

I was talking Canadian dollars and imperial gallons. Any way you measure it, it's a lot!! Won't slow us down much though, already got Terra Nova National Park booked for May 24th weekend. Can't wait.
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:06 pm

I went to work this morning and passed the station I use, it was $4.19 on the way home 8 hours later it was $4.29!
Chaps my hide :evil:
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby Hannibal on Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:41 am

I read an article in the paper this morning of an economist who believes the gas tax should be increased to bring gas to $10 a gallon. His speculation is that it would keep demand in check (no kidding!) and would keep the money here instead of going to OPEC countries. His reasoning is that although we scream and cry about $4 a gallon ($5 for diesel), it's still very affordable and demand isn't reduced enough to lower crude prices. He believes if we don't tax gas to a level that reduces demand significantly, gas and diesel prices will eventually reach $10 a gallon and the money will all be going to OPEC countries instead of staying here. Although extreme, I understand what he's saying. I can only hope neither scenario comes true. If it does come true either way, here's my next TV/trailer rig...
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby skipnchar on Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:01 pm

Hannibal wrote:I read an article in the paper this morning of an economist who believes the gas tax should be increased to bring gas to $10 a gallon. His speculation is that it would keep demand in check (no kidding!) and would keep the money here instead of going to OPEC countries. His reasoning is that although we scream and cry about $4 a gallon ($5 for diesel), it's still very affordable and demand isn't reduced enough to lower crude prices. He believes if we don't tax gas to a level that reduces demand significantly, gas and diesel prices will eventually reach $10 a gallon and the money will all be going to OPEC countries instead of staying here. Although extreme, I understand what he's saying. I can only hope neither scenario comes true. If it does come true either way, here's my next TV/trailer rig...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAvHDaffU7s

That's actually a pretty good idea. Another BIG benefit is that if gas prices were that high it would CERTAINLY stimulate research into alternative fuel sources and speed up that process as well. Another benefit is that exemptions could easily be built into the prices so that carriers delivering essential items like food could keep from being effected by the higher fuel prices so it would help to keep the ENTIRE economy from being effected by high fuel prices.

Now...which of our politicians has the 'stones' to initiate this program :D
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby mtlogger44 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:24 pm

I can always ride my mules............
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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:38 pm

:mrgreen:

How much room is there on your schedule for riding lessons?

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Re: Alternate TV

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:48 pm

If gas ever gets to that kind of price, just think of all the spaces that are going to be available in the campgrounds. There's always a silver lining.
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