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Old 10-11-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Does everyone remember the toilet paper shortage of 1973?

The Toilet Paper Shortage of 1973.
Every time I see something about the stock market or the economy, I think about the toilet paper shortage of 1973. I wish more people would...
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Old 10-11-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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... same problem in the South with gasoline....

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/us/30gas.html?em

Ah, nothing better than the enlightened masses looking for gas....

In Douglas County, Ga., the police issued a request for motorists to stop calling 911 for help finding open gas stations. A county spokeswoman said the calls could interfere with the ability to handle emergencies.
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We're still in the midst of a gas shortage here.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:29 AM
 
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... same problem in the South with gasoline....
Wow, a little behind. We're no longer in a gas shortage as all of the fuel line are back on and have been for a while. Prices are plummeting like crazy, coupled with the increased supply from a previous shortage AND falling oil prices. It's psychologically bedazzling to Atlantans who were at one point paying the MOST of any metro in the country due to Ike and Gustav, and will now be paying some of the lowest prices.
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