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Old 09-26-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Originally Posted by Asheville Native View Post
Since hoarders seem to be in the majority, do the math, they are a majority of the shortage problem.
And you know that hoarders are in the majority how? Can you provide any actual data regarding this?

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I, I, I, I, me, me, me, me, me
You never did answer my previous question regarding what steps you, personally, are taking to do your part to help with the current shortage. Serious question - you keep jumping in here talking about all of the "greedy" people - what are you doing to be one of the non-greedy ones? How about some proactive examples of that for the benefit of the board.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Indian Land
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i F YOU WANT TO WAIT ON LINES....SHELL AND CITGO ON 521 AND 160 BOTH HAVE GAS...5 MILES DOWN THE ROAD EXXON HAS GAS. (I just topped off my car...greedy me!!)

Also I think it's BP (by harris teeter) on 521 and Ballantyne commons had gas approx 45 minutes ago
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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And you know that hoarders are in the majority how? Can you provide any actual data regarding this?
Reading this topic isn't enough for you?

Oh...

*goes back and reads*

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I'll quit making y'all cry and leave your thread now. I've said what needs to be said.
Sorry, I flip-flopped. I'll go run for president now.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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Opinion piece on cnn.com:

More gas shortages on the way - Sep. 26, 2008
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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I hope that all of us remember this situation with gas shortages the next time we go and vote. I have heard our "leaders" tell us this current shortage was caused by Ike, panicky people, and the pipeline. These are all contributing factors, but NOT at all what we're really up against, what the problem really is. This is simply poor energy planning on the part of government. Specifically, the delivery and distribution system for gasoline is an antique and cannot efficiently deliver product at the right time, place and price (and the system depends on perfect delivery conditions). On top of that, our governor, mayors, and other city leaders have not taken any of the following actions (to mention just a few) that would cut fuel consumption (a) working with large companies in north carolina to increase the number of employees that work at home (b) asking companies to shorten, or stagger, the work week (c) working with auto manufacturers and dealerships to promote smaller, more fuel efficient cars (d) controlling growth (e) and developing risk mitigation and contingency plans to prevent this situation. Perhaps a-b-c could bring some incentives for NC companies. Until we the people start voting these ass warts (like Easley) out of office, and replacing them with people who will PROTECT the citizens of North Carolina, we will continue to suffer this type, and potentially worse types, of disasters. I am hoping that retailers, and businesses, all wielding much more power than we as individuals have, will hammer our leaders due to lost sales. Money talks. Lost opportunity, especially in a bad economy, screams.

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Old 09-26-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Denver Colorado
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Excellent post Brusselsprouts!
I actually spoke with the mayor today and clearly voiced my opinion of the way Charlotte residents are being treated.
There is simply no excuse for the lack of gasoline in our fair city and surrounding communities.
Even the police department is suffering from this mess.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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I hope that all of us remember this situation with gas shortages the next time we go and vote. I have heard our "leaders" tell us this current shortage was caused by Ike, panicky people, and the pipeline. These are all contributing factors, but NOT at all what we're really up against, what the problem really is. This is simply poor energy planning on the part of government. Specifically, the delivery and distribution system for gasoline is an antique and cannot efficiently deliver product at the right time, place and price (and the system depends on perfect delivery conditions). On top of that, our governor, mayors, and other city leaders have not taken any of the following actions (to mention just a few) that would cut fuel consumption (a) working with large companies in north carolina to increase the number of employees that work at home (b) asking companies to shorten, or stagger, the work week (c) working with auto manufacturers and dealerships to promote smaller, more fuel efficient cars (d) controlling growth (e) and developing risk mitigation and contingency plans to prevent this situation. Perhaps a-b-c could bring some incentives for NC companies. Until we the people start voting these ass warts (like Easley) out of office, and replacing them with people who will PROTECT the citizens of North Carolina, we will continue to suffer this type, and potentially worse types, of disasters. I am hoping that retailers, and businesses, all wielding much more power than we as individuals have, will hammer our leaders due to lost sales. Money talks. Lost opportunity, especially in a bad economy, screams.
And that loser SANFORD too !
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:41 PM
 
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You never did answer my previous question regarding what steps you, personally, are taking to do your part to help with the current shortage. Serious question - you keep jumping in here talking about all of the "greedy" people - what are you doing to be one of the non-greedy ones? How about some proactive examples of that for the benefit of the board.
I missed your question, but to answer it, I have reduced my driving to 30 - 40% of my normal mileage per week.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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So . . . it is Friday nite. What is everyone's status w/ gas? People just hanging tight? Everyone staying home?

My sis is on IM and she says they have two soccer games to attend this weekend; they were to play in Asheville, too, but that is out now b/c of the gas situation.

So have you all changed plans b/c of the gas debacle????
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