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Noted in Gassing: Filling now when half empty. Why wait to spend more?

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  • We're All Consumerists Now May 26, 2022, 5:53 PM

    Heeling and toeing as the auto gets engine replaced after many parts being unobtainium in this fading third world banana republic turd destroyed by Quisling RAT traitors of the Uniparty.
    Local is still $5.50 for diesel and about $4.50 for 87 octane per gallon and it will be going up as a barrel of oil hit $114.
    Luckily living within walking distance of strip mall mania.
    The land of the rugged individual is one of the many things that we have lost.
    Usually would fill up if it got down around an eighth of a tank and once rolled for forty more miles when it was way past empty.

  • Dirk May 26, 2022, 6:59 PM

    My wife just filled her F350 with diesel, 235.00 and Change! What’s to cry about. It’s just money

  • John the River May 26, 2022, 7:42 PM

    The seven scariest words.
    “Diesel prices are home heating oil prices”.
    Winter is coming.

    • KCK May 27, 2022, 8:39 AM

      It’s been a fairly cold Spring, but I told my family to turn off the diesel furnace because getting more for winter is an unknown. We’re looking at as many ways to cut back on groceries and everything.

      • Arty May 27, 2022, 8:52 AM

        I hear ya. I’m slowly slipping out of the lower middle class bracket into the upper impoverished class.

        • KCK May 27, 2022, 9:21 AM

          I hear ya. Won’t be classes next; Weimar Republic/GreatDepression classes are next if it keeps going.

          Reminding myself the supply shortages are intentional because little clues abound. There was no reason for the ships in LA harbor to be backed up like that. Gas is artificially up, and didn’t Biden say he’s happy about that?

          • gwbnyc May 27, 2022, 9:27 AM

            NYC hit Weimar in ’20.

            I was there, KCK, 2-1/2 years ago.

    • james wilson May 27, 2022, 2:29 PM

      When I was another poor student in Boston circa 1966 I was fortunate to secure a 1st floor flat of a triple decker. $90 a month in winter for oil heat in that leaky flat. Oil was 16 and 2/3 cents a gallon. I have no idea what people do now.

  • gwbnyc May 26, 2022, 8:57 PM

    funny how everything went to hell all at once after November ’20.

    all about making it impossible for us to live.

  • ghostsniper May 27, 2022, 4:22 AM

    I’m about halfway into my 2nd tank of the year. For 10+ years I and my wife have been modifying our lives so that we need less and use less of everything. We have 3 vehicles but between the 2 of us we drive less than 2000 miles per year. Will continue to try to drive less. We both are self employed and work at home. It takes at least 30 minutes of driving time to spend money around here. It’s helpful to create a place to live that is enjoyable to be at 24/7 so there is no real reason to go anywhere else. Most of the people we congregate with live on our 2.2 mile long road. Word of mouth on our road is faster than any other means of communication as we’ve seen many times over the past 16 years we’ve lived here.

    I imagine this shitty gov’t is going to continue to make life difficult for american citizens so people should allocate daily/weekly/monthly pow-wows with themselves and others in their close knit tribes to find ways to not just survive but to excel during the impending collapse.

  • Arty May 27, 2022, 9:05 AM

    Energy costs affect virtually every single facet of modern life. We’re headed a for permanent recession and millions of us will see a downward shift in our quality of life.

  • jwm May 27, 2022, 10:34 AM

    It is deliberate. It is planned. This is the green future.
    Here’s my grim prediction.
    Regardless of energy production, or the size harvests everywhere across the globe, a food and energy shortage will come on line some time in the fall or winter. Our prices will go through the roof. Europe will choke. Africa will starve. This will cause an invasion, excuse me, mass migration of Africans into Europe the like of which has never been seen. There goes the neighborhood.


    • Vanderleun May 27, 2022, 11:50 AM

      No. There go a lot of boats sunk into the Med. And here come a lot of African ghetto bad fires in Europe. This is set up for disaster on too many levels not to disappoint.

      • Mike Austin May 27, 2022, 3:57 PM

        Agreed. Those boats must be sunk, pour encourager les autres. The Mexican-US border must be mined, the illegals swarming the border must be made aware of the A-10 Warthog, and those Americans on the border must be allowed to shoot border crossers.

        Problem? What problem?

  • Gordon Scott May 27, 2022, 10:59 AM

    JWM, it already went. The virtue signaling Euros decided to import a permanent violent underclass, failing to learn from our error. However, I suspect that when the shelves are empty, the world will discover that the navies of the Mediterranean do know how to turn back boats.

  • Uncle Jefe May 27, 2022, 11:18 AM
  • azlibertarian May 27, 2022, 11:24 AM

    For the record #1, I don’t like those stickers on gas pumps. I don’t object to the message…that’s fine. What I object to is the net effect. The gas station owner will tell his employee….some guy making something near minimum wage….to go out to the pumps and scrape off anything that doesn’t belong there. Placing that political message there makes a working man’s day a bit more difficult than it otherwise might be.

    FTR#2, I’ve been filling up at half tank for years. It just seems like the prudent thing to always do.

    Related: This….
    ….seems like a spat between the Union Pacific and the Pilot/Flying J truck stops (and there must be additional context somewhere that I’m unaware of), but I’m not sure that the reasons really matter. Unless someone can fix this, we are all about to see more shortages (and the accompanying higher prices) for everything.

    • Vanderleun May 27, 2022, 11:49 AM

      Don’t know about making a working man’s day harder in that instance. As I recall my years doing this or that shift work for minimum wage any active assignment that didn’t involve lots of strain on my muscles I welcomed because, whatever it was, it made the shift go faster. That’s a benefit in my book. I also think the message is directed at the Biden voters to come after one at the holy petrol pumps of California.

    • ghostsniper May 27, 2022, 12:01 PM

      AZ sed: “I don’t like those stickers on gas pumps.”
      It’s vandalism and it’s wrong.
      Would the vandal like it if the store owner came out and slammed an industrial glue backed sticker in the middle of his windshield that said something pro-hitlery?

      There are other ways to get your point across without damaging 3rd party actors.

  • Mike Austin May 27, 2022, 1:29 PM

    The solution to the energy crisis is 230 years old. It comes from Jefferson and Madison and their writings on “nullification”. The governors of the energy states should simply tell the Biden regime to go have sex with itself—in other words, they would “nullify” any anti-energy nonsense coming out of Washington DC—and then engage in massive fracking, drilling and pipe laying. What would Biden do?

    That is the question. Seeing the response of Biden to the possibility of nuclear war with Russia he just might throw the US into a civil war to stop the energy states from ignoring his ukases. The governors of the energy states would simply, publicly and loudly laugh in his face.

    Nullification was the answer 230 years ago. It is the answer today. It will always be the answer. Telling a tyrant to “fuck off” is remarkably effective.

    • RosalindJ May 28, 2022, 6:42 AM

      That would be a fine tactic, had not the Biden* administration already put into play this decade’s version of operation chokepoint directed to energy developers and producers via ESG (layered on top of permits, environmental impact studies, and every other bit of red tape designed to inhibit).
      The producers need capital. They won’t be getting it.
      If the states and producers could come up with a viable end-run, it would be a thing of beauty.

      • Mike Austin May 28, 2022, 7:04 AM

        Most of those diktats can be ignored through work-arounds. As capital is fungible, sources of investment can be acquired, overseas if need be—and money put into energy without the hinderances of federal control and restrictions would reap nice capital gains. The machinery already purchased, a labor force already trained, the petroleum already located and mapped and there is a world hungry for oil and natural gas.

  • Gordon Scott May 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

    I saw a pump with residue from six of the stickers. Perhaps the point has been made.

    Now, if someone came up with something to fit perfectly in the channel on the front of a retail shelf, that something would need to be 1 1/4″tall. No adhesive would be needed. Width is up to the creator. 32 pound card stock would work well.

    If one were skilled in formatting, and could acquire some sheets of Target or Walmart label stock, then lots and lots could be produced quickly.

  • JoeDaddy May 28, 2022, 3:28 AM

    My sticker proudly on the car rear bumper for every passing citizen to see. Esp. in the gas lines at Costco, where the person behind me can meditate on it.

  • MMinWA May 28, 2022, 6:32 AM

    I was behind a guy at Home Depot who was returning a 1/2 dozen sheets of OSB. I asked why when they’ll never be cheaper then the price he paid. He said he had wrestled with that and decided the sheets were just taking up too much space. Whatevs.

    I finally got my gal’s head screwed on right as when she shops now, she’ll pick up an “extra” 4 or 5 or 6 of the item as it’ll never be cheaper.

    Gonna be a bitchin’ summer-sure wish it’d get sunny here on the Peninsula, our plants look anemic. It’s already June and every day but 1 last week was cloudy/raining. We are(were) going to be canning fools…if we have anything to can.

    • ghostsniper May 28, 2022, 11:03 AM

      There ya go. My wife’s been slow on the uptake but is starting to come around. If you have the funds it is only wise to buy NOW the things you will need in the future as a hedge against inflation. Over the past few weeks she has found it difficult to buy canned cat food. I’ve been telling her that when she sees it available she needs to buy all they have. Yesterday she bought 4 cases from walmart. I’ve been doing this for the past 2 years on everything. OSB? I’d have bought them from him in the parking lot. I currently have about 40 sheets taking up space in the workshop but there’s a good chance I’ll use them in a construction project before years end and I’ll make my money back thricefold. I bought them at Menards late last year for about $13 per and a check on their website just now shows them at $25.77 so I’m ahead of the game.