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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Fuck those Russians and Joe Biden too

I just got back from town a little while ago and saw the price at Walmart for gas was $2.64 a gallon, so I pulled in to top off the truck and fill the 2 gas cans I've been hauling around for a week or so now. Just in case, right?

Riiiiight. They've got diesel, but no gas. None.

Uh-oh.

I headed out of the Walmart parking lot and banged a quick right into the BP. I was pretty sure they had gas because the lines were 3 and 4 cars deep.
I almost shit myself when I saw the price, though. They're charging $2.79 a gallon and if they're not sold out by now, they soon will be.

Same thing at the Shell station. Lines to get gas and $2.79 a gallon.

I'm not hurting. Both the F-150 and the Ranger are full or very close to it, my mower's full, and I've got 35 or 40 gallons in the shed, but still.....

I learned my lesson right after we first moved here when the same fucking pipeline that's causing this shit blew up.
WiscoDave emailed me about it that evening and told me to get my ass into town to top off, but I'd had a few drinks by that time so I put it off until the next morning.
When I got into town about 8 the next morning, there wasn't a drop of gas to be had in all of Macon County and I had less than a quarter tank in the truck and exactly one can for my mower, and it was only half full. It was like that for a week. By the time it was all said and done, I had siphoned every drop of gas out of my mower and generator.
Within a couple weeks of gas coming back, I had 8 brand spanking new gas cans waiting to be filled. Motherfuckers ain't going to catch me with my pants down again.

35 comments:

  1. Its a shame there aren't alternative pipelines.

    Exile1981

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  2. Funny that CYBERCOM can put out twitter videos in support of debilitating diversity, but can't end an act of war against a major piece of American infrastructure.

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    1. Spot on!
      Cybercom is obviously a Political Pushover...
      And quite frankly....a waste!
      As is evident.

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    2. Just like the Fibbies and other agencies who either already know about someone that did something or can't be bothered instead surveilling the conspirators (aka Patriots) and even there they are going after the wrong groups.

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  3. If someone had blown up that pipeline with bombs or some other kind of kinetic attack it would be seen as what it is. An act of war. Because it's a cyber attack people seem to be giving it a pass but mark my words this is just the beginning. The one sure way to lose a war is to fail to realize or accept that you are in one. We are heading into WW3 with a leader who can't remember to get someone to change his diapers or empty his drool bucket, a 2 bit hooker for a VP, and a population sitting on their ass waiting for a check from the government to show up.

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  4. Topped up the tank today in Central Florida: $3.50 for super and $2.85 for regular.

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  5. It ain't the Russians, folks. Russians are the bogeyman for our proxy chinese government. Covid is a bogeyman, too.

    This pipeline bullshit is a taste of things to come.

    Prepped yet?

    -Mike G.

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  6. Prezidunce Joe is making sure them lectric cars look real good.

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  7. It seems we won't be seeing fuel shortages up here in my part of New England as our liquid fuels come via a different pipeline system (across Pennsylvania and New Yawk) and from out of Canada. That hasn't stopped the gas and diesel prices from jumping up.

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  8. you're complaining about $2.70? it's been $2.85 since the regime was installed and it was about $2.30 before that. (mid west state)

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    1. I'm complaining when it took a 20 cent jump in one day, you better believe it.

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    2. I paid $2.85 in Knoxville for diesel and was glad to after watching numerous gas cars and trucks circling the pumps that were empty of gas.

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  9. We don’t have the lines here yet...but the price per gallon has doubled since August. $1.84 was the cheapest I saw last year, it’s running just shy of $3.50 today.

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  10. They will find new and unusual ways to fuck you around, and over, Ken. I'm not a pessimist, just a realist.

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  11. Not the Russians, if for no other reason than thats the first thing out of the Media and the Administrations mouth.
    China is my strong candidate; they make the chips that control everything and we KNOW that they built backdoors into every one, now that Biden is shutting down American fracking we are starting to buy more oil on the world market which drives up the price for China, so shutting down our consumption works for them.
    Last, they LIKE fucking with us.

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    1. China doesn’t export its oil because they consume about 60% more oil than they can produce. So China isn’t going to cause a rise in price/barrel by hacking into a US pipeline. However I wouldn’t put it past our own alphabet agencies to have caused this cluster fuck. And fracking was only banned at this time for NEW Federal leases, but does cause angst in the oil and gas industry.
      MadMarlin

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    2. Except China has no compunction against infecting their own population with a bioweapon and then unleashing it upon the rest of the world.
      Our own illegitimate .gov is also capable of such dastardliness.

      -rightwingterrorist

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    3. John, point of order, China does not make cpu chips although Taiwan does. The rest are made in a place called Silicon Valley. That'd be Santa Clara, CA. Then MA, VA, TX, AZ. Just so's ya know and they DO use that as leverage against China. Talking out ones ass is easy, learning to do research...easy too. Try it sometime. Ohio Guy

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  12. $2.79 a gallon? I filled up yesterday and it was $3.36. Of course this is the west coast. When did the pipeline blow up?

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  13. #3.49 here down on the corner, and we aren't affected by your pipeline issue.

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  14. Just wanted to make you feel better. Filled the pickup out on Crows Landing yesterday.$3.77/ per gallon. Then had to run to town today, so took the wife's car. Had to fill it up too. $3.88 per gallon at the nearby Arco.

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    1. I've always tripped over the fluctuation of prices in Modesto. Here, everything's within a couple of cents until you get out of town.

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  15. Hat Tip to a wiser man.

    QHM in Maine

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  16. 2 something a gallon? HA. Haven't seen that since early 2020. $3.89 and rising for premium in W. WA. It was $3.89 over the mountains the other day too. You get used to it...Topping truck off today and filling the last 3 gas cans (of many).

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  17. Just remember to rotate the gas out of the cans... sigh... and I'd recommend Stabil in them just in case. Gas cans WILL collect water in the bottom.

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    1. Sta-Bil is in my household budget, trust me.

      During the warm months, I'll burn though every bit of that gas within a couple months just in my mower, so there's no danger of it going bad. During the winter, I'll dump a can in one of the trucks every week or so.
      It gets rotated out one way or another. It's rare to see my truck without at least one empty can in it at any given time.
      Even with all that, because of the humidity, I still double dose my cans with Sta-Bil every time I fill them.

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    2. And remember that Sta-Bil itself has a shelf life - it can go bad. Unless you use another product called Stabilizer Stabilizer.

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  18. got my tired ass up early sunday a.m. and topped off everything plus eight cans. everything fine until this evening, on the way home i noticed a line at the country store waaay out in the stix. figured i'd top off from two days driving over the mountain to finish out the extended week. no love. everybody out or long lines so i guess i'll be dipping into the stash. here we go again.

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  19. Here in Southwestern Nova Scotia, the price of one US gallon of unleaded gas is $4.10 in US dollars.

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  20. I know how popular trucks like the F150 are in the USA but a smaller 4cyl would be more economical choice...
    Maybe an electric mower too. Mine gets 40 mins run time which is pretty good, with a 30min recharge.

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    1. I've got both, an F-150 because it's easier for Lisa to get in and out of with her back problems, and a 4 cylinder Ford Ranger pickup for me to do my day to day running because it's easier on gas.

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  21. Try $6.75 per US gallon equivalent here in the U.K. with about 80% of that being tax. Still hardly anyone buying electric cars though.

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  22. 2003, we converted a 1997 Ford CF8000 commercial truck to our concept of an ExpeditionVehicle.
    I mounted a 140-gallon saddle-tank to supplement the stock fifty.
    190-gallons on the rig.

    2010, I converted a commercial trailer to my concept of a toy-hauler.
    I mounted a 120-gallon tank on it.

    In theory, our range -- duration without re-fueling -- is Anchorage-to-Acapulco.

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  23. The plandemic is fading. Had to come up with an alternative. Blow up a computer that affects fuel production. Much cleaner than blowing up a pipeline. TX electric grid failed because of green thinking. Make the whole US use green thinking on the grid and we're all fucked. Come next winter there probably won't be any heating oil. Cost of everything skyrocketing.

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