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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:55 am
I'm trying to organize a large scale silent protest on the gas prices, where i live it is now $1.16/L (that a litre) Canadian... this sucks
take this picture (i found it on some random picture page, so i take no credit for making it) and make it your avatar, here, or on MSN, or where ever...
fight the power..!
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:03 am
Yes. And your protest is going to lower the price of crude oil how?
Prices go up, 'cos oil is more expensive. When you can find a way to synthesis it yourself, you can lower the price.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:54 pm
Any other British people remember the petrol blockades a few years ago? That was probably the most effective protest I've seen...
Petrol prices here have gone from ~AU$0.85 to ~$1.20 in the last couple of years, it really hits my wallet hard...
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:32 pm
ReflectingGod wrote:Any other British people remember the petrol blockades a few years ago? That was probably the most effective protest I've seen...
Effective in what way? It annoyed the hell out of a lot of people unable to get to work, but didn't do shit to lower prices.
And what you're paying in Canada is a hell of a lot cheaper than UK prices
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:15 pm
Round where I am the equivalent canadian $ price would be $2, count yourself lucky.
I'm sure it's worse in other places in the uk, I'm rather remote.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:04 pm
I always find it amusing when people from that side of the pond complain and whine about petrol prices.
Recently, I queried some people on US prices, I was given figures (once I worked out the currency conversion AND the sodding imperial units they use) such as £0.36 per litre.
At that point I laughed.
Over here, in the UK, it'll cost you about £0.95 per litre.
Oh, it's costing you a whopping £0.53 per litre. Big fscking deal.
Also, using that as your MSN avatar?
Yeah, I'm sure that will work, I bet all politicians view your MSN avatars on a regular basis!
Your contacts might find it funny, but that will be it.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:37 pm
It really wasn't a serious protest there guys, it was more or less just a post about the high prices, and that's it.
I'm well aware that the people that matter are really not looking at avatars and whatnot, Jesus I'm not totally daft.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:40 pm
I know many people who suggest that sort of thing seriously, unfortunately.Sadly, they're not the sharpest tools in the shed.
When you're on a board populated by many a UKian, avoid complaining about prices being high when to us those prices are a pitance.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:42 pm
Though, to be fair, our petrol is a higher ocatane than most north american stuff. They run on 75 or something? Crazy.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:50 pm
The octane rating varies, but most stations in the US carry up to 90+ octane fuel.
Living in New York city I don't have a car and rarely see a gas station, so this doesn't directly affect me. However it is interesting that many Americans love the Bush tax cuts, yet fail to realise Bush is also a major reason gas prices have skyrocketed in the US and in doing so have virtually erased the benefits of the tax cut.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:15 pm
Flamekebab wrote:Recently, I queried some people on US prices, I was given figures (once I worked out the currency conversion AND the sodding imperial units they use) such as £0.36 per litre.
You call them imperial, I call them USian.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:26 pm
Well it's not our fault! You silly Brits are the ones who got us started on them.
Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:50 pm
Pfft, USian ones are smaller, probably to make it look like you're getting more for your money.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:28 am
US octane ratings are shocking.
Here in Australia the minumum octane rating that can be sold by law is 91, and most places also have a premium unleaded between 96 and 98 octane.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:46 am
The gas prices here are much higher than they were a few years ago, but I'm not about to complain because it could be a lot worse. My last car had a 20 gallon tank and got around 17 miles/gallon city, 25 highway. My current car has a 12.5 gallon tank and gets 28 miles/gallon city 37 highway. Even though the prices are higher I'm paying about the same amount of cash that I did before for gas.
Everyone says that I'm crazy for putting the middle-grade (91 octane, I believe) gas in my car. I could either put the cheap shit in, have my car burn through it faster, and have it wear out my 10-year-old engine, or I could put the better stuff in, have my car run better, and get good gas mileage out of it.