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Old 08-16-05, 06:31 AM
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Mercian
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As gas prices go up, have noticed that the price of a fruit bar, which I eat about every ten miles while cycling, has stayed roughly the same price. Water hasn't gone up much either....

It's not the Arabs raising the price, it's the world market, and the fact that only about 3 refineries in the US are required to blend about "89" different types of gasoline for different areas set up by the EPA. That problem causes a periodic shortage in certain blends as the refineries have to shut down or reconfigure. You'd think they would be a bit more responsive to changing conditions, but the refineries and oil companies say that is impossible as their profits continue to spike. Best bet...buy oil stocks.

Before the next election, let the Neo Cons and Radical Revisionists battle it out, ignore the winner and vote for a cyclist.
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