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:mad: Not the kind of gas you get from bad food. Looks like $5 a gallon is just around the corner! $3 per gallon is already here. Now there saying panic buying is starting at the pumps in some parts of the country do to price increases and untrue rumors of gas shortages. It's gonna hurt to fill up that boat with fuel. Heck, at the rate that gas prices are increasing, filling up the lawn mower might be a nightmare:eek: . Senior Bush got us on GAS during his term, and now baby Bush is doing a repeat. These are oil men and have been for many years. At $5 a gallon, looks like I may need another job to go fishing. Hope I'm not bending any ears to much, but I needed to vent.
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I'd rather stay away from politics on this site. Hopefully this is only a short term problem. We've been blessed in America to have gas prices so low for so long. Our country needs to get serious about alternative energy plans though. We live in changing and perilous times. Disasters like 911 and hurricanes tend to pull us together as a nation. I hope we can do that and that the representatives in our government can come together for solutions instead of politics as usual. There are a lot of folks counting on it.

Now what gets me mad are looters, thieves and thugs running the streets of New Orleans. Anyone who would try to profit off anothers misery is scum in my book and deserves no mercy. But mercy is what the victims around them need.

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:mad: Not the kind of gas you get from bad food. Looks like $5 a gallon is just around the corner! $3 per gallon is already here. Now there saying panic buying is starting at the pumps in some parts of the country do to price increases and untrue rumors of gas shortages. It's gonna hurt to fill up that boat with fuel. Heck, at the rate that gas prices are increasing, filling up the lawn mower might be a nightmare:eek: . Senior Bush got us on GAS during his term, and now baby Bush is doing a repeat. These are oil men and have been for many years. At $5 a gallon, looks like I may need another job to go fishing. Hope I'm not bending any ears to much, but I needed to vent.
What are your thoughts:confused: Curious about the general opinion.:rolleyes:
 

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Gas prices are based on supply and demand and at $3.00 a gallon I challenge you to find any country in the world other than opec member countries where it is cheaper right now. Bush is doing his job and don't deserve being tied into what boils down to supply and demand marketing. He has asked for and recieved tax incentives for oil companies to build more refineries. That may make him seem to be pro oil but you cannot force them to make what to them seems to be a poor investment. Refineries cost billions ea.,. What if the American people finally decide to go with electric and alcohol. At this point I am looking into alternatives to petroleum. If I were you and wanted to continue boating I would take a hard look at 4 cycle outboards. Our country has a fuel standard called E-85 whuch is 85% ethanol and 15%. Many cars have been built to operate on this fuel for the last 15 years and the fuel is on the market. due to lack of demand the supply is limited. Katrina made sure it will remain that way by damaging refineries which were already operating at capacity. The refineries were having to produce multiple blends of gasoline to satisfy Epa regulations which were dropped today to increase capacity in wake of Katrina. Gasoline supplies will be affected negatively by Katrina but rest assured your gov is doing what they can to diminish the impact of Katrina on gas prices. Some of the strategic oil reserves were made available to insure the remaining refineries will run at peak levels. Bash Bush if you like but I don't think the blame is on him or Clinton but us for not voting more wisely with our pocketbooks. We have had plenty of time to make the switch but have not done so own our own. Now it will be expensive if we don't.
I have 2 kayaks so boat fuel prices are other peoples problems from my perspective. I also have a 12' jon boat in case I want more room. Again human propelled although I do have an electric trolling motor should I decide to bother with it. I consider the jon boat an extravagant waste and will probably sell it in the near future. If I could get it to LA, I would send it there but logistically that would be a waste of time and transportation as there will be plenty available from closer sources. Now on a more serious note: what are you going to heat with this winter? What will it cost? What about the elderly fixed income folks? That question concerns me more than gasoline prices. I think Katrina will give us a needed push to a cleaner, greener fuel for our transportation and more people will be willing to step out from the crowd with their own answers. Americans as a whole are reluctant to change but extremely resourceful when change is imperative. AL
 

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I'm real glad I bought the 4 stroke now! Well always have been glad - not only does it save about 40% on gas consumption, no oil to burn and quiet!

I'm still planning on fishing all week-end -but I will probably do less trolling and more bottom/drift fishing than i would have otherwise.

We do as a country need to find alternatives to fossil fuels. Maybe the higher prices will stimulate us to find those alternatives sooner rather than later.
 
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