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Hickey

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STAG

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Your traffic is a lot easier to deal with, too.

I drove 586 miles yesterday in and around Denver/Colo Springs and it was all on snowy/icy roads. That sucked the life out of me.
I made the mistake of going over Vail pass (never had been to CO before, didn’t know any better) on the 53’ flatbed hauling lumber from Oregon to Denver in January. Everything was fine in the end, but what a terrible route for semis 😂
 

Greg

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I made the mistake of going over Vail pass (never had been to CO before, didn’t know any better) on the 53’ flatbed hauling lumber from Oregon to Denver in January. Everything was fine in the end, but what a terrible route for semis 😂

I try to avoid that drive in Winter at all costs, had to drive to Cheyenne and back in January... took the longer route thru Steamboat both directions, even though it added 30+ minutes.
 

STAG

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I try to avoid that drive in Winter at all costs, had to drive to Cheyenne and back in January... took the longer route thru Steamboat both directions, even though it added 30+ minutes.
Other semi’s were flying by me. Terrible road conditions. I am confident in my driving but they were still doing over posted limits through the switchbacks north of GJ.

I like getting to my destination, but I like getting there alive.

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Said-load. Not the worst load by any means, but still not fun in winter mountains.
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Houndoc

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The Great Reset is on. This is part of making things so expensive that we usher in more government like Build Back Better and the Green New Deal.

We need to push the MFers out and stop buying into their manufactured drama.
Geopolitics has and always will have a major impact on oil prices and thus gas prices at the pump.

The current spikes since the Russian invasion of Ukraine have nothing to do the either of the issues you mention.

With a world-traded commodity such as oil, disruptions in production, transport and simple uncertainty affects prices. And reality is that even with increased domestic oil production we would not be insulated from that since prices are set on a global market (US companies would just get more of the extra profit.)

If you want to protect yourself against the near-constant fluctuations in gas prices, which have been going on for at least the last 50 years, your best option is an electric vehicle. Which ironically would fit well with the goals of the New Green Deal.
 

TRD270

Aloha’n MF
Location
SaSa Sandy
Geopolitics has and always will have a major impact on oil prices and thus gas prices at the pump.

The current spikes since the Russian invasion of Ukraine have nothing to do the either of the issues you mention.

With a world-traded commodity such as oil, disruptions in production, transport and simple uncertainty affects prices. And reality is that even with increased domestic oil production we would not be insulated from that since prices are set on a global market (US companies would just get more of the extra profit.)

If you want to protect yourself against the near-constant fluctuations in gas prices, which have been going on for at least the last 50 years, your best option is an electric vehicle. Which ironically would fit well with the goals of the New Green Deal.
While no doubt the situation in Ukraine has had an effect on the current situation. Shit was going sideways waaaaaay before that happened. It’s just a convenient scape goat/blame shift (if I could find a meme of Julia Robert’s in the Mexican yelling blame shifter) of the government. This BS was wholly brought to you socialist policy and paying people $18hr to flip burgers.

Hey we raised minimum wage and are paying “lower income” people a livable wage now. Give me a break, I’m no economic expert, I’m sharp as a marble and I could see this coming.
 

Houndoc

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Grantsville
While no doubt the situation in Ukraine has had an effect on the current situation. Shit was going sideways waaaaaay before that happened. It’s just a convenient scape goat/blame shift (if I could find a meme of Julia Robert’s in the Mexican yelling blame shifter) of the government. This BS was wholly brought to you socialist policy and paying people $18hr to flip burgers.

Hey we raised minimum wage and are paying “lower income” people a livable wage now. Give me a break, I’m no economic expert, I’m sharp as a marble and I could see this coming.
Fact check, federal minimum wage has not been raised in over a decade (July 2009.)
But you are very correct that market forces are driving up wages (I see that first hand as a business owner) and that indeed can drive inflation (in the late 70s, early 80s significant inflation was driven in part by a cycle of higher prices and wage increases.)
But do I favor keeping people in poverty so I can buy more cheap burgers? Not really.
I do find it also ironic that the same people who are most opposed to higher pay also complain the most about social programs for low wage workers.
Where does the power come from for that electric car?????
Yawn inducing comeback.
We are all smart enough to know electricity needs to be generated (and that it is not so simple as to call electrics coal powered as some used to do) but my entire point was that electricity prices are far more stable than gas prices.
A factually correct statement that is irrelevant to the source of power used to generate electricity.
 
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