Hard to drive a bargain

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The Energy Department says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline will be $3.365 this summer.
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west side johnny

Mantua, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
pure market speculation. this is about capital gains and the rich getting richer. supplies are high and demand is down. thanks trickle downers
Thats It

Dayton, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Who wants to start a revolution and end this crap with gas? Meet Sat.@ white house 1PM.
TFC

Lowellville, OH

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#3
Mar 12, 2008
 
Nothing but gouge, gouge, gouge....when will it end.
SDespot

Hudson, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
On Sunday, after thinking about the snow storms we had over the weekend, I made a comment to people around me and even posted up on these forums a comment and I said that gas would be around $3.50 by next weekend (that being this coming weekend). Looks like I was right on with that prediction.

So, are they blaming the snow and the fact that no one was out last weekend so they have to recover their losses somehow?

I wouldn't mind seeing the truckers block off the freeways again in retaliation like they did before.
SDespot

Hudson, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Thats It wrote:
Who wants to start a revolution and end this crap with gas? Meet Sat.@ white house 1PM.
The trouble with that is no one has the balls to start a revolution. Things were way different when the Boston Tea Party went down. It would be nice to see a similar thing happen with this gas. Before long, it will get to the point that I'll be spending $72.00 a week in gas and I'm not even driving an SUV or performance vehicle!

“I still can't hear you”

Since: Jan 08

Akron, Ohio

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#7
Mar 12, 2008
 
I have no choice but to drive a SUV with my yard service job. I am going to have to raise my rates and charge more which means loss of clients. Its hard to make a living in these conditions. These rates are going to affect the cost of everything-groceries , utilites, ect...
Why does our goverment let this happen?
I guess those CEO's really do need that 1 million dollar bonus to buy their gas.
VIK50

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Mar 12, 2008
 
I don't know how many large trucks/SUV's I see on the way to work with one person in the car. Part of the problem is increased demand for gasoline brought on by larger vehicles, more drivers (China) and more aggressive driving. Nothing is going to change especially with a President in the office from Texas which has the largest oil refineries in the country. Suck it up, drive less, drive less aggressive or pass the price on to the customer and see what happens. That's why inflation is the real problem

Since: Aug 07

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
Where are all the Akron police as I drive down Market twice a day?
Talk to your councilman about getting those lights timed. There is NO reason in the modern world why a 6-7 mile trip from the west side of Akron to the edge of Montrose should take 30 minutes or more. Those lights need to be timed to favor Market Street, period. Right now, it's helter-skelter and just about every light for every tiny side street off Market one encounters stops you dead in your tracks. Half those lights should be gone anyway - they serve no purpose.

Next time you run down Market and get stopped at a red light - look aroung the intersection and see how often you get stopped for NO cross traffic. That makes no sense.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
I highly doubt that people are running red lights just to save on gasoline. It doesn't make any sense.
TFC

Lowellville, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Hello-this is life wrote:
I have no choice but to drive a SUV with my yard service job. I am going to have to raise my rates and charge more which means loss of clients. Its hard to make a living in these conditions. These rates are going to affect the cost of everything-groceries , utilites, ect...
Why does our goverment let this happen?
I guess those CEO's really do need that 1 million dollar bonus to buy their gas.
How about a small 4 cylinder pickup truck with a lightweight aluminum capper? The plus sides are you would save gas, and be able to haul more. The down side is you would have to give up some comfort.
Truth Speaker

Cleveland, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
GET ON THE BALL AKRON COPS AND COUNCIL / TRAFFIC PEOPLE!!
UMmm...MORON -- telling them on here is NOT how it's done. Plus, AKron Police have nothing to do with timing the lights.

So either stop your whining like a little ignorant girl and give off your a-s-s and write to your councilperson or STFU.
Truth Speaker

Cleveland, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
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I hope someone follows you after you run your red lights and smashes your windshield after you go inside then. Arrogant baby.
SO how's that letter you should be writing? Or you think writing it on here -- a site that has nothing to do with the city government and/or the police -- is sufficient?
Scott Berman

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#29
Mar 12, 2008
 
Mike Company info is not to be shared with the Public!
Ahau Kin

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#32
Mar 12, 2008
 
Alas for the poor and also young folks just trying to start out in life. Just try to get off welfare when you can't afford to drive around. Or move out on your own, get your own place away from Mom & Dad. Guess they'll be living at home A LOT LONGER.

"Well, I guess we'll just have to buy less food so we can pay for gas."

How about the elderly? "Well, we'll just have to buy less medicine and maybe start eating cat food again."

Maybe it's a plot to make everybody stay home when they aren't at work, so the authorities have an easier time controlling us.

Or maybe we are facing the end of cheap oil. Maybe we are running out.

Life could get fun a lot faster than you think.

But don't hold your breath that government will do anything to help us. THEY all make enough to buy all the gas they need.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
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You're right; it logically would not save gas. But then again there are a lot of people who wouldn't realize that...:-/
So there is no problem.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
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No, by not realizing it won't save them gas, they run the lights. That's what I was getting at. But I hope that at least a few people stop doing it after reading your initial post.
Sorry, but I really don't think that people running red lights to save gas is really all that pervasive of a problem. I had never heard of it before your original post. If you can show me something, hell anything, that supports your position, I will believe you, but until then, I think the problem is one that you dreamed-up.
Medina Reader

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#36
Mar 12, 2008
 
You all voted an oil man into the White House. What do you expect.
SDespot

Hudson, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
Medina Reader wrote:
You all voted an oil man into the White House. What do you expect.
Not me. I knew we were going to be screwed before he was "given" his first term.

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Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
iVoRn wrote:
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There is no way to connect the gas prices to the increase in red light running. But I have not dreamed-up the increase. I've been driving down Market twice a day every day for the past 5 years and it's gotten much worse in the last few months. Gas prices have gotten *horrible* in the last few months. Maybe people are running them because they erroneously think they'll save gas, maybe they have some other equally intelligent reason. That's all I can tell you.
OK. You claim that the problem with people running red lights on Market has gotten worse in the last several months. I will take your anecdotal personal experience as evidence and accept it as fact. However, to blame this phenomenon on rising gas prices makes little sense.

You are trying to insinuate that a causal relationship exists between two completely unrelated variables. At best, you could only hope to show a correlation between gas prices and people running red lights, and even if you were able to do that, just remember that correlation does not imply causation.

The simple lesson you should take away from all of this is that you can't go around saying that rising gas prices are causing people to run red lights, unless you want to look like a complete loon.
Toledo Tim

Toledo, OH

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Mar 12, 2008
 
SDespot wrote:
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Not me. I knew we were going to be screwed before he was "given" his first term.
Again people, he won the first election. The final vote count was 5-4 (Supreme Ct)

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