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The Hell with the Fed...

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by drbelanger73, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. drbelanger73

    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    I just paid $4.40 per gallon for K1 distillate (no not KY you freaks).

    118 gallons of oil just cost me $510 dollars. I used less oil than last month and I am paying .70 cents per gallon more this month. K1 is the refined stuff that has to go in outdoor tanks.

    Before that i paid an average of $3.60/$3.70 a gallon.

    This is ridiculous, and no the navy does not pay for it.

    I´ve made an average payment of over $400 dollars every month.
    You have any idea what kind of car i could drive for that kind of cash?
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    a scion TC instead of an xB? :)
     
  3. drbelanger73

    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    I got the xB off another guy in Italy. Sold it to me for 14k with 14k miles on it. Its fun to drive. I fit the trunk and two doors off a 94 GSR into the back at the same time also. It´s a good family car.

    But yes TC´s are nice hehe...
     
  4. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    After the wonders of gas, propane and heat pumps I will NEVER do a reservoir type of heating fuel again. I know that some places, like in Alaska can't get propane too much, but it's such a better fuel.

    I don't know why american homes don't take a hint from Icelandic homes when it comes to heating. I know that Iceland gets most of their grid from the Blue Lagoon place, and are mostly gero-thermal - but their in-house equipment and setup is so much more sensible.
     
  5. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    My dad forwarded this to me today:

    Monkeys

    Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

    The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started Catching monkeys again.

    Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!

    The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 ! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.

    In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each."

    The villagers rounded up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys. Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!

    Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.
     
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