So which one of you jerks told me gas...

So which one of you jerks told me gas was going down?

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fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#1 Sep 12, 2012
Just watch how much higher they get before election day, can't wait, I love it.
Ariestujustice

Albany, NY

#3 Oct 8, 2012
Heller, facing big fine, ponders next move
By Steve Moore
MONTEREY- Glenn M. Heller, a conscientious gadfly to some people and a contentious blackfly to others, said yesterday that he does not believe he was price gouging at his Beacon Hill gas station in the late 1970s.
On Tuesday, Heller, a part-time resident of Monterey, was ordered by a U.S District Court judge to pay $160,000 in fines for exceeding the price ceilings set by the Department of Energy during the gasoline shortage caused by an Arab oil embargo. The DOE itself ordered him to pay an additional $54,347.98 for overcharging.
Lacks the money
He was charging $1.56.9 a gallon at his Boston station- the highest price in the nation- when the DOE ordered him to drop it to no more than 89.9 cents. He made gas price news again in 1981 when he boosted his price to $2.74.8 per gallon.
Asked if he would pay the fine, Heller paused and said,“When I have the money.” Pressed about whether he had the money, he said no.
He said that he did not know if he would appeal the finding but that he has learned not to “argue with judges” and would consider that finding fair and correct.
A story in yesterday’s Eagle erred, Heller said in that it described him as a “former Monterey resident.” He still lives in Monterey summers, he said and in fact was staying here this week. Heller, who at one time acted as a self-appointed watch-dog of area government, said he goes back and forth between Monterey and Chevy Chase, Md. He also has an address in Washington, D.C.
“I’m like the wind, man,” he said.
He declined to elaborate very much on his financial situation, except to note that he was “between careers” and right now gets some money “from good works”.
Regarding the era of gasoline shortages and his price gouging, Heller denied he was gouging. By charging more than anyone else during the shortage, his limited supply of gas lasted longer and he was able to stay open 24 hours a day. It was a period when people had to wait in long lines to buy gas and when stations frequently ran out of gas.
“People were damn glad the station was open,” Heller said,“and that there was gas there.”

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His station was at 358 Cambridge St., at the foot of the Beacon Hill area. He said he went out of business in 1984 because the one-time shortage of gasoline became a glut. His landlord and supplier, Gulf Oil, went to court to try and evict him because he refused to pay an increase in rent, from $1,000 to as much as $1, 800 at the end, he said.
The other major reason he gave up the business, he said, was that the city changed the direction of traffic on Charles Street to protect the residential nature of Beacon Hill, and all his business literally left him.
In the interim, he said, he began an enterprise called Market Watch that consisted of monitoring the stock market through computers. That went under in 1987 with the stock market crash.
Heller said he still believes that there was never a shortage of gasoline and, further, that he was entitled under federal regulations to charge whatever customers would pay.
He said a dealer had gone out of business at the same spot because his prices were not high enough. Thus, he maintained, he was not under the limitation of the dealer’s prices. Increases are determined as a percentage of prevailing prices, he said. He was, in effect,“decontrolled” and could charge what the market would bear.
The U.S district attorney saw the situation otherwise and, in 1979, indicted Heller on criminal charges. Though he eventually was found innocent of those charges, a civil complaint was filed in January 1990 in U.S District Court in Boston on the same matter.
On Tuesday, Judge Douglas P. Woodcock ordered Heller to pay $134,689.96 for overcharging customers and $25,000 for violations of the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970 and the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.
Praxis alert

Northampton, MA

#4 Oct 8, 2012
Arieljustice

is praxis

Praxis you are a massive tool
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#6 Oct 8, 2012
Jtremp wrote:
Praxis33 can not be a tool he is a massive piece of shit.
Don't forget a racist scumbag.

Praxis33

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#7 Oct 8, 2012
fall time wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget a racist scumbag.
Fall Time, give up the charade that you're not Jtremp. You are a stupid racist freak who blames Obama for all your problems.

When he wins (which he will), at least you'll have four more years to complain and howl at the moon.
Falltime The Coward

Springfield, NJ

#8 Oct 8, 2012
Praxis33 wrote:
<quoted text>Fall Time, give up the charade that you're not Jtremp. You are a stupid racist freak who blames Obama for all your problems.

When he wins (which he will), at least you'll have four more years to complain and howl at the moon.
Its been obvious for awhile.
Unless they both share a room together at the Y . That would explain why they post together.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#9 Oct 8, 2012
Praxis33 wrote:
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Fall Time, give up the charade that you're not Jtremp. You are a stupid racist freak who blames Obama for all your problems.
When he wins (which he will), at least you'll have four more years to complain and howl at the moon.
Hey scumfuck, It's not a charade, I am not Jtremp, & I do know what you look like douchebag. One more thing, I have NO problems.
Hey Pervert

United States

#10 Oct 8, 2012
No chance pervert.
Now gallup and even pew have romney up. Uh oh Barry

Praxis33

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#11 Oct 8, 2012
fall time wrote:
<quoted text> Hey scumfuck, It's not a charade, I am not Jtremp, & I do know what you look like douchebag. One more thing, I have NO problems.
Of course you are. And, you've no clue what I look like. You only know that I own some khakis and a blue shirt from the picture I posted a few weeks back. If you had pictures, you'd post them.

You are gutless punk.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#12 Oct 8, 2012
Praxis33 wrote:
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Of course you are. And, you've no clue what I look like. You only know that I own some khakis and a blue shirt from the picture I posted a few weeks back. If you had pictures, you'd post them.
You are gutless punk.
Wrong again Douchebag, A smart man never revels anything till the time is right, Your time is coming, trust me.
fall time sucks

United States

#13 Oct 8, 2012
"A smart man never "revels" anything..."

An even smarter man knows how to spell reveal.
Falltime The Coward

Springfield, NJ

#14 Oct 8, 2012
fall time wrote:
<quoted text>Wrong again Douchebag, A smart man never revels anything till the time is right, Your time is coming, trust me.
What's that warm breeze I feel?
Oh , it's just the coward Fagtime talking out his ass again.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#15 Oct 9, 2012
fall time sucks wrote:
"A smart man never "revels" anything..."
An even smarter man knows how to spell reveal.
You need some reason for living, keep correcting me, other wise your life is worthless.
fall time

Hialeah, FL

#16 Oct 9, 2012
[QUOTE who="fall time" AKA Dumb Ass]<quoted text> I need some reason for living, keep correcting me, other wise me life is worthless.[/QUOTE]My mommmy let's me suck on her tit and dad gives it to me in the pooper....i am fagtime la la la la
prices are down at pump

Springfield, NJ

#17 Nov 5, 2012
Way down!
Rush pukebaugh

Pittsfield, MA

#18 Nov 6, 2012
I want to be the first to congratulate fall time on predicting the presidential winner. Way to go mr expert on everything... haw haw
well

United States

#21 Nov 6, 2012
the prices are down
Bill Clinton

Springfield, NJ

#22 Nov 6, 2012
fall time wrote:
Just watch how much higher they get before election day, can't wait, I love it.
Prices at the pump are down!

That makes you what .......?

Wrong

An Idiot

Moron

Egg on your face

must time to fall.
Hey falltime

Springfield, NJ

#24 Nov 7, 2012
Time for you to crawl back under a rock and die.

You are wrong about everything!
taco kisses

Albany, NY

#26 Nov 7, 2012
Ha Ha Ha Ha thats all I have to say!!!

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