Dem gas prices.. I wish gas prices were like this again :/. hurtss Good of days... Picture from 1986 ti".,, GASOLINE. BRB, being a faggot and buying a Smartcar. Gas prices Cars crashes
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#24 - traviver
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BRB, being a faggot and buying a Smartcar.
BRB, being a faggot and buying a Smartcar.
#142 to #24 - zaw
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Plus when you get into an accident, you may as well be in a hollow steel barrel when it comes to protection level.
#26 to #24 - dedaluminus
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**** the smartcar, dude. That little piece of **** costs way too much and is only fuel efficient because of how small it is. It's slow as balls and you can't do anything in it. Don't reward Mercedes (Smart is owned by Mercedes) for bad design. Instead, get yourself a turbo diesel VW Jetta for a little more, and get 60 mpg on the highway in a car that you can put all sorts of stuff in, like FRIENDS.
User avatar #37 to #26 - franklyimaperson
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Another fun fact:

Given the time it takes to get all the parts to even make a smart car at all, by the time you even get the car, the expenditures made to transport the parts (from all over the world, dat cheap Chinese labor), make the parts, and the over all fuel spent... the eco friendly aspects of the car don't even come close to balancing the fact it was made out
#258 to #37 - anon id: 0e4e7ac8
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Actually the smart has one of the world's most efficient automobile production lines. Most of the parts are made in factories that are literally connected to the main assembly line, so they travel whatever distance the hallway is. It takes approx 4 hours to build one, where most conventional cars take much longer to build. I think you may be thinking of the Prius, which is so CO2 intensive to build you'd have to drive it 100k miles to offset it with the fuel savings.
#41 to #37 - anon id: 3e0747f0
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the accuracy of your statement makes me wonder why you were thumbed down. new cars are far from economical to build.
User avatar #136 to #41 - xortrox
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implying they build them one by one shipping parts separately?
#156 to #26 - mothafuckerjones
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implying i have friends...
#106 to #26 - ungluedflyer
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I personally own a Jetta. That thing is fun as hell to drive. Turns on a dime and is surprisingly peppy. I'd say 60mpg may be pushing it but you can easily 45. Way better than those retarded coffins on wheels.
I personally own a Jetta. That thing is fun as hell to drive. Turns on a dime and is surprisingly peppy. I'd say 60mpg may be pushing it but you can easily 45. Way better than those retarded coffins on wheels.
#28 to #26 - traviver
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Yeah, I know. It was just an exaggerated joke.   
   
Thumb for knowing your stuff, though. :)
Yeah, I know. It was just an exaggerated joke.

Thumb for knowing your stuff, though. :)
User avatar #193 to #26 - theninjakai
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Plus you really don't want to be in that thing if you get hit by a truck.
User avatar #187 - pinstre
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**pinstre rolls 7**11
#191 to #187 - iseeyouthartwo **User deleted account**
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#196 to #187 - legacywolf
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Win
#206 to #187 - anon id: 4545a26a
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Wait what? Why is this man being thumbed up? Am I overlooking something very obvious here?
#211 to #206 - anon id: 4545a26a
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Oh **** me. Seven Eleven.. Of course.
User avatar #210 to #206 - peizur
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He rolled the name of the store. Still though, in my opinion, rolls are stupid.
#197 to #187 - doofenschmirtz **User deleted account**
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#221 to #197 - anon id: 2a8cd862
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**anonymous rolls 540**
Why don't you just roll 3 and add nothing to the end...?
#200 to #187 - denbaby
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#59 - MythBuster
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meanwhile in saudi arabia..
User avatar #139 to #59 - spinsser
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are you ******* crazy
that is expensive as balls :O
in Saudi Arabia 1 liter of good gas (95) is less than 0.16 USD
and 1 liter of the okat gas (91) is around 0.12 USD
get your facts straight :P
User avatar #239 to #139 - MythBuster
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It was meant to be a joke. I know the facts but it was part of the joke to keep the prices the same in both pictures
User avatar #242 to #239 - spinsser
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I KNOW,, but you changed the logo, so it had to be accurate :P
(and I'm bragging about our prices, I don't have a lot of things to brag about, other than my enormous dick :P ) << psst, that's a joke too :$, just not a very good one
User avatar #245 to #242 - MythBuster
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A joke doesn't have to be accurate. It's meant to make people laugh. Comedians make all their **** up
User avatar #247 to #245 - spinsser
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I KNOW,, but who cares, plus I wasn't actually correcting you, I was just providing some accurate information for whoever saw your joke, laughed, and then wondered if it's true,

i KNOW that you didn't make a mistake, you just did it intentionally, now can we let this go, I'm trying to watch doctor who, and it's an interesting part :)
User avatar #248 to #247 - MythBuster
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But you did tell me to get my facts straight
User avatar #249 to #248 - spinsser
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part of the point, first it shows that the numbers I added are correct + it's a bit humorous, check the " :P " ,, it's a joke-ish

again, nothing against you, just "the more you know" moment

(+ the numbers aren't so far from the truth, the prices I showed were for liters, and the numbers you showed were per gallons)
User avatar #254 to #249 - MythBuster
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touche sir. have a nice day/night depending on when you read this
#163 to #139 - anon id: f9c5c74e
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he didn't say anything about that he only said what they have in Saudi Arabia
User avatar #164 to #163 - spinsser
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he said that those are the prices in Saudi Arbia
(it's true that Aldrees company is one of the main ones, but the prices in KSA are less than the ones there)
User avatar #20 - ningyoaijin
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Americans always complain about gas prices, but they've got pretty much the cheapest in the world. In England, it's usually about £1.45 per litre, which is $8.73 per gallon. And that's not even that high...
#27 to #20 - brewhammer
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But in America we actually have places to be.
User avatar #29 to #27 - ningyoaijin
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It's the same in every country...
#39 to #20 - anon id: 3e0747f0
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its actually $6.75/gallon. and the only reason our gas is 'cheap' is because it literally is cheap. gas quality here in the states is ****. our regular is only 85-87 octane while our premium peaks at 91 which is anywhere from 20 to 30 cents more than regular.
User avatar #65 to #39 - magict
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The premium in Florida is 93 octane and the minimum is 87
#45 to #39 - anon id: d863b275
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You did the litre to gallon conversion but didn't change the currency.

£1.45 / litre is approx. $10.33 / gallon
#46 to #45 - anon id: 3e0747f0
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check your math
#48 to #46 - anon id: d863b275
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£1 = $1.57 currency conversion
£1.45 * 1.57 = $2.28 / litre

1 gallon = 4.55 litres
4.55 * 2.28 = $10.35 / gallon

Simples
#51 to #48 - anon id: d863b275
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Oh I forgot the US invented it's own gallon.

In which case it's around $8.70 like he said up there.
User avatar #50 to #48 - ningyoaijin
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Actually, that's the UK gallon. I used the US gallon. Which makes sense. Because we're talking about America. The US gallon is about 3.8 litres.
#52 to #50 - anon id: d863b275
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Yeh i forgot they decided a stupid measuring system wasn't quite stupid enough and started making up their own versions to maximise confusion.
#44 to #20 - anon id: d863b275
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Thats because it's so heavily taxed and Americans lose their ******* minds whenever somebody tries to make them pay tax.
User avatar #79 to #20 - niggerinagangbang **User deleted account**
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Same thing in Denmark. We pay around 8,75$ per gallon... It's crazy
#85 to #20 - anon id: f870b48f
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In Norway it's like $ 10,12 a gallon.
User avatar #146 to #20 - spinsser
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Actually according to wikipedia they are around the 50th country in cheapest gas prices.
in Saudi arabia (2nd) we pay 0.16$ per liter, (that's pretty accurate, because I did the calculations myself first, and the US pay 6.4 times more on gas, and the first country is Venezuela and we pay 7 times their price :D (they pay 0,023USD / L)
#150 to #146 - condortehconquerer
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oil is free for saudi arabian citizens
User avatar #151 to #150 - spinsser
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wow, really ?
if that's true then every gas station have been ripping me off.
(I'm a Saudi citizen, and I can confirm that what you are saying isn't true)

where did you get that information ?!
#71 to #20 - spidermanrapeskids
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The lowest price near me is 138.9p, the highest price is 148.9p... nearly £1.50 per ******* litre! That's diesel btw
The lowest price near me is 138.9p, the highest price is 148.9p... nearly £1.50 per ******* litre! That's diesel btw
User avatar #21 to #20 - proudnerd
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that's because Europe taxes the **** out of gas
User avatar #22 to #20 - jjholt
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Because you have more public transportation.

I've never even seen a train.
#25 to #22 - wizi
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Czech Republic here.. gas is over 7$ per gallon and public transportation is more expensive than using my car.. even when Im driving alone.
#82 to #25 - janevim
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And what do you drive?
And what do you drive?
User avatar #81 to #22 - tulioandmiguel
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Look at Brazil for a bit, bigest taxes in the world( true story, look it up), and still has one of the worst public schools, hostpitals and stuff ...

The gas is pateticly high, and we barely have any good public transportation I live in a important city, and still we only have busses, and they suck...
#101 - lightninghedgehog
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Hell, i'd settle for late 2008 again.
#125 - Kushmonster
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oh god yes, thats the kinda price i like
#70 - jigsawsary
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this is the first time i ever felt sorry for anyone here in FJ .   
where i live , gas costs about $0.16 .   
also random gif.
this is the first time i ever felt sorry for anyone here in FJ .
where i live , gas costs about $0.16 .
also random gif.
User avatar #123 to #70 - sspacecore
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where do you live
User avatar #86 to #70 - leary
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where the **** do you live?
Sunoco City?
#153 to #70 - jigsawsary
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for everybody who is wondering where i live , i live in the middle east ( inb4 Terrorist) .   
here gas is so ******* cheep , its rare to see someone walking .   
also , a second random gif.
for everybody who is wondering where i live , i live in the middle east ( inb4 Terrorist) .
here gas is so ******* cheep , its rare to see someone walking .
also , a second random gif.
#147 - durkadurka
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We need to drill for more oil. Filling up the tank is way too ******* expensive. If we could bring down the price of oil down towards $2.00 per gallon every person and business would have more money. That could potentially lead towards a substantial economic recovery. More drilling would result in more jobs. It would also deplete the oil supply faster, which would help encourage the development of alternative power sources.

But don't take my word for it; this scenario is happening in the Dakotas right now. Their economy is booming so fast that they can't build housing fast enough for all of the people moving there.
#158 to #147 - anon id: e77e2547
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I do agree with you 100%, but another issue people seem to always over look is the amount of oil refineries we have. They have trouble keeping up with demand(when demand is high). We could build more, but the goddamn eco-terrorist keep fighting it. Yes, a lot of the times prices are high because of lack of oil, but sometimes we have a more oil than we know what to do with and the prices stay fairly high because the refineries can't keep up.
User avatar #168 to #158 - durkadurka
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It kills me when people try to stop good, common-sense progress in the name of a pseudo-problem.
#169 to #158 - ihateducksauce
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Sometimes the only way to get back to the light is to go through the dark.
User avatar #214 to #147 - counteractive
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Or we could fund clean energy research. That would also create jobs without ******* up the environment further.
User avatar #224 to #214 - durkadurka
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It's already being done. The problem is that there's no real incentive to producing those energies and pretty much all of them are either impractical or less effective than what we already have. While its something we should be (and are) doing, it is rather foolish to base energy policy on technology that does not yet exist.

We should be using up what we have in the meantime. The less fuel we have, the more incentive for public AND private organizations to develop other energies. Economics is the biggest driver of development.

Another reason we should be using up more is because it will have a positive effect on the economy, unlike the majority of clean energy research. While the research is important and necessary, it is not economically viable. The majority of companies that received federal funding (such as solyndra) have only been able to operate at a loss (and taxpayers have lost billions in the process).

tl;dr: Fund alternative energy research, but use what we have while we have it. There's no sense in deliberately crippling ourselves.
User avatar #225 to #224 - counteractive
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But if we spent 10% of what we spend on oil on researching a large scale energy solution, we would have it in less than ten years. Where as what we're doing now could take a century.
User avatar #229 to #225 - durkadurka
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I'm curious as to how someone can accurately determine when a future technology will exist especially when including theoretical research dollars.

Keep in mind that the energy solution would not only have to be fully developed, it would have to be cheaper and at least as effective as petroleum for people to have any reason to adopt it. If the new energy source isn't cheaper and more effective people won't want to adopt it and will keep using oil.

There's actually quite a ways to go from a newly developed technology to its widespread usage.

We should definitely be doing the research but it is also common sense to use what we have while that is going on.
#228 to #147 - theswagmobile
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I like this guy;

he provides evidence in his argument.
#124 - RipperMan
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Somebody explain to me why this is on the front page?   
   
There isnt even an attempt at funny here, its just a picture of a fact we all knew.   
   
Here's something you can laugh at.
Somebody explain to me why this is on the front page?

There isnt even an attempt at funny here, its just a picture of a fact we all knew.

Here's something you can laugh at.
#157 to #124 - anon id: f9c5c74e
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it's here because people love nostalgia and wish for those prices while could also be too busy fighting on the internet to noticed they thumbed up by force of habit
User avatar #111 - pooflinger
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lik dis if u cry ever tim.