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Old 09-11-07, 02:55 PM   #1
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Why Americans are stupid...

no offense to anyone or anything, I just get really irritated when people complain about things like gas prices, but are too stupid to realize the facts.

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Old 09-11-07, 02:59 PM   #2
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no offense to anyone or anything, I just get really irritated when people complain about things like gas prices, but are too stupid to realize the facts.
Yeah because every American who buys gas is out there researching inflation rates. Gosh...somebody finds one fact and suddenly thinks they're smarter than everybody. LOL
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Old 09-11-07, 03:02 PM   #3
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I predict this will quickly go to P & R.

People get irritated when prices are adjusted upward in an apparently capricious manner. Seeing prices go up much faster than wages doesn't help either.
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So I should be thankful gas is $2.90?

Seeing as there's been record profits for the oil companies lately, I would think you'd be a little pissed off by that. But then again, I'm just a dumb 'merican.
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Well, I think most of us feel the gas companies have us by the huevos, and they price gas however they want.

I've seen studies regarding gas prices adjusted for inflation that go both ways.

If a DVD is too expensive, I just don't buy it.

But I live too far from work to ride my bike...

Besides that, it's simply fun to complain.
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But those 'record profits' are on inflated dollars.
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But those 'record profits' are on inflated dollars.
Are we talking music or gasoline here? I am confused again.
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Are we talking music or gasoline here? I am confused again.
Yeah, I'm going to have to definitely go with beef jerky on this one.
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lol i guess people in other countries dont complain about their gas prices? just americans?
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That chart shows how gas prices are at historic highs. It used to be about this pricey during the depression and back during the other points in the 20th century when few people had cars, big deal. I still say it's not expensive enough. But that's not the point. The point is, I don't see the point of the chart. It only further proves why people are complaining.
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Old 09-11-07, 03:30 PM   #13
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Here, figure it out for yourself:

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/

I use this all the time!

I seem to recall in '72 I bought gas in CA for about 32 c a gallon. Last night I paid $2.72. It should cost $1.54!

So there's some major gouging going on!

What it doesn't account for is the increase in attached taxes and the addition of gas taxes! Thanks, Sacramento!
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no offense to anyone or anything, I just get really irritated when people complain about people complaining. see OP ^^^^

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no offense to anyone or anything, I just get really irritated when people complain about people complaining. see OP ^^^^

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Here is a pie chart I started showing my procrastination during the last week.
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Here is a pie chart I started showing my procrastination during the last week.
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Yeah because every American who buys gas is out there researching inflation rates. Gosh...somebody finds one fact and suddenly thinks they're smarter than everybody. LOL
I gotta admit, he makes a valid point and it's one that isn't too hard to come upon...i did it as a sophomore in high school.
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Americans are stupid?

Ask someone in Europe who is the stupid one... Last I heard, they were paying +/- 4$/liter for petrol.
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lol i guess people in other countries dont complain about their gas prices? just americans?
Definitely. I love how expensive gas is...rocks my freaking world.
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