JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for July 05, 2022

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    j_m_kuehl  5 months ago

    No more Mom-Taxi, start walking kiddo

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    Enter.Name.Here  5 months ago

    My earliest recollection is .32 cents/gal in 1972 or ’73, when I walked to the corner gas station to fill a 1 gallon can for the lawn mower. In 1980 I got a car with a bigger engine and remember gas hitting $1.00/gal at the same time.

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    TheSkulker  5 months ago

    Welp. In ’63 there were gas was all around the LA area: 22¢ per gal.

    Now, our taxes alone are three times that!

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    Makes me wish I’d bought a few billion gallons when I had the chance….wait, I never had the chance. It would have required money.

    ($4.259 in Atmore, Alabama tonight.)

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    bunwarpgazoo Premium Member 5 months ago

    22.51 no wait 23.18 SEK per liter (using my co ops price list) that’s 2.21 USD per liter which is 10 USD per gallon. In Sweden. Diesel is more. But my co op just sent me about 70 USD so I can still run down to the old hometown once a week to play volleyball.

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    OldsVistaCruiser  5 months ago

    Robb, you haven’t been in Philly lately. GasBuddy shows around $4.79/gallon in the “Greater Northeast” part of the city, and that’s with our 2nd highest gas tax in the nation. By the way, 2 cops were shot at the fireworks display at the Art Museum last night. One barely missed getting killed when his head was grazed (they found the bullet in his hat), and a suburban sheriff’s deputy was hit in the shoulder.

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    jagedlo  5 months ago

    That’s just per gallon…now multiply it by the number of gallons in their vehicle…

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    preacherman  5 months ago

    Six bucks per gallon, sweetie. Now, do the math.

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    Ellis97  5 months ago

    I hate inflation.

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    treutvid  5 months ago

    I bought a coal burner just in time!

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    Charles  5 months ago

    Kids have no concept of the value of money, or how expensive daily life is.

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    david_42  5 months ago

    My indicator for inflation is the full-sized candy bar. The price keeps going up, but in a smoother fashion than gas or housing. in 1962, a buck bought you 20 of them!

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    Chris  5 months ago

    a gallon kiddo… maybe it’s best she don’t know.

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    oakie817  5 months ago

    when my buddy back in RI turned 16, i put $3 of gas in his corvair, and filled the tank

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member 5 months ago

    Perspective is everything

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    ajr58(1)  5 months ago

    I remember the outrage when gas went to 75 cents, and then the trouble with gas pumps that did not have an extra digit available when it went to a buck.

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    Nicki's ZoMcYo  5 months ago

    I remember my grandmother handing me a fiver and having me go into the gas station to hand it over to tell the attendant which pump to put it on, and that filled up the ol’ Oldsmobile for the week. This weekend we filled up our old RAV4 and it took around $50 which will hopefully make it a week, but with my husbands commute, maybe not.

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    ckeller  5 months ago

    It’s not just about the raw price, it’s about how fast it’s been shooting up – sometimes a jump of 20 cents in a single week!

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    198.23.5.11  5 months ago

    What would Jack Benny and his Maxwell say?

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    DM2860  5 months ago

    But you can’t just buy one (gallon)

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    The Pro from Dover  5 months ago

    Six bucks? That was last week. Now it’s eight bucks.

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    interstateking Premium Member 5 months ago

    little girls look cute in orange life jackets

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    yangeldf  5 months ago

    this is the condition we call “stupid rich”

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    Martin 78  5 months ago

    I’m not learned enough to speak the ins, outs and intricacies of pay and taxes and market value and all. All I know is that in 1974, my wife and I, on the $5.50 an hour and $6.10 and hr we made respectively, we were able to afford a lot more, do more, than we could for the same amount now. We had a 2 bedroom apartment, each had our own car, went out to the movies or bowling once a week, didn’t worry about the price of gas against what we could afford to eat.

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    Chihal  5 months ago

    Notice how our “friends,” the Saudis, aren’t pumping more oil to help out the world?

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    Chihal  5 months ago

    Notice how our “friends,” the Saudis and the Gulf states refuse to pump more oil to help the world?

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    Chihal  5 months ago

    Notice that our “friends,” the Saudis, aren’t pumping more oil to help the world.

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    Chihal  5 months ago

    And our Saudi “friends” aren’t pumping more oil to help the world.

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    Scott S  5 months ago

    Says the little girl who didn’t fork out $80 to fill up the tank!

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    Fuzzy Kombu  5 months ago

    OK, tough people. There’s a war on. Do you want to appease today’s Hitler, or are you willing to put up with some pain? You can put up with high prices, so that you can have all the gas you want if you’re well-off, or —how about this? RATION GASOLINE.

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