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Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by abecedarian
Yep theres your problem right there:
nor the costs of electricity, phone/Internet/TV even.
These are not essential or necessary.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by dntwastetime
Maybe if you stopped attacking the poor and started attacking those who MADE them poor, you would get somewhere.
Instead, your post is just more "us vs them" nonsense.
Originally posted by Xality
Not saying is nice paying that much but you still have it easier in America when it comes to gas...
1 Gallon = 4.54 litres or $1.10 per litre
$1.10 is around 70p (UK pence) a litre
In the UK average gas is £1.35 a litre, or $2.13 x 4.54 = $9.67 per gallon in the UK
We pay twice the amount here, it hurts to drive
I am originally from Venezuela... over there less than $2 will fill up the tank of most cars, a gallon costs around 10 cents... at least over there if you had enough of politics, city life, crime and general BS at least you can fill your tank for free (basically) and drive to a distant beach, jungle, river, mountain, etc.. and get away from all the crap in the city.
Originally posted by kyoushu
Wow, $5/gal in USA.. Here in Sweden we only have to pay roughly $9.75/gal.edit on 2012/2/21 by kyoushu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Biigs
Lets nip this one in the bud... before all the other Europeans come in here to do a price comparison.
Easy to do when you live on an island.
The average commuter in the US drives about 36 miles. Also, most cities don't have decent public transportation.
So most Americans have no choice but to drive. Americans have longer commutes then every country in Europe except Romania. Why Romania? no idea.lol.
The city of Baltimore in my state has "extreme" rated commuting, where the average person commutes for 80 minutes a day.
I have no choice but to drive like so many Americans, because public transportation would take 3 hours and 2 changeovers.
Which is why so many Americans are forced to drive.
The American economy is based on the cost of fuel. When fuel goes up. EVERYTHING goes up. Poeple who live paycheck to paycheck start to suffer immediately.edit on 21-2-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Thunder heart woman
Last time gas prices jumped up, I started riding my horse into town. The looks I got were hilarious. Hello, I'm in the country, I'm in Montana..... yeah, gonna ride my horse if I have to. All these California yuppies that moved up here thought I was crazy. I saved a lot of $ on gas, and I suggest people start finding alternative ways too.