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Offline ocala

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« Reply #725 on: February 28, 2021, 01:46:27 PM »
Good to hear Steve.  [tup]

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« Reply #726 on: February 28, 2021, 01:50:53 PM »
Curious how the invasive specie's did. Either plant or animal. I know a freeze like that would do wonders in Florida with all the invasive stuff we have here.

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« Reply #727 on: March 09, 2021, 05:35:16 PM »
Just saw where the average gallon in LA is now $3.81, a 46% increase in six weeks. Nice job!

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« Reply #728 on: March 10, 2021, 05:45:27 AM »
Up to $2.85 from $2.69 overnight in Ocala FL!  :evil:

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« Reply #729 on: March 10, 2021, 08:39:59 AM »
Seems like each Monday morning it jumps another twenty cents.  :roll:

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« Reply #730 on: March 10, 2021, 08:52:00 AM »
$2.39 yesterday in Marble Falls, holding fairly steady.

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« Reply #731 on: March 10, 2021, 03:55:26 PM »
Just the tip of the iceberg folks....and not just merely gasoline. $1.9T of pork will see to that in a hurry.

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« Reply #732 on: March 10, 2021, 05:07:18 PM »
saw 2.79 today



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« Reply #733 on: March 10, 2021, 05:09:30 PM »
I'll be 78 at the end of the month, there are a lot of days lately when I wish I'd died right after I turned 77. This whole thing has gone ugly early.

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« Reply #734 on: March 21, 2021, 04:38:17 PM »
...and it ain't getting no better in a hurry!  :roll:

Gas locally $2.70, twenty miles away at Wallyworld $2.55

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« Reply #735 on: March 21, 2021, 05:04:00 PM »
Everything goes up people. Except the paycheck.

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« Reply #736 on: March 21, 2021, 05:48:54 PM »
Paycheck is going up for some in Florida as a result of the recent law passed.

Floridaís minimum wage rate (currently, $8.56) will increase to $10 an hour in September 2021. The minimum wage then will increase by $1 each year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2026.

We'll see how this goes down and what effects will happen. Hopefully not run away inflation. Or maybe we'll all have to be ordering at McDonald's by touch screen (or remote call centers) and food preparation will be done by robots.
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« Reply #737 on: March 21, 2021, 06:02:19 PM »
We'll see how this goes down and what effects will happen. Hopefully not run away inflation.
Don't hold your breath. The tip of the iceberg will continue to grow.

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« Reply #738 on: March 22, 2021, 11:00:34 AM »
Paycheck is going up for some in Florida as a result of the recent law passed.

Floridaís minimum wage rate (currently, $8.56) will increase to $10 an hour in September 2021. The minimum wage then will increase by $1 each year until it reaches $15 an hour in 2026.

We'll see how this goes down and what effects will happen. Hopefully not run away inflation. Or maybe we'll all have to be ordering at McDonald's by touch screen (or remote call centers) and food preparation will be done by robots.
I wonder if they'll build into the robots the ability to spit and to discern in who's food to spit into....

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« Reply #739 on: April 04, 2021, 07:22:29 AM »
Down to 2.54 here.

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« Reply #740 on: April 04, 2021, 09:07:56 AM »
Everything goes up people. Except the paycheck.


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« Reply #741 on: April 04, 2021, 09:24:53 AM »
$2.46 a couple of days ago in CenTex. I'm sure it will be more when I head to NE for the 4th of July reunion.

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« Reply #742 on: April 14, 2021, 07:27:05 PM »
Not bad today, $2.41 and was probably cheaper in Marble Falls, but I forgot to check.

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« Reply #743 on: April 14, 2021, 07:35:15 PM »
$3.49 for E85. Up 30% from this time last year. Gasoline increase is about the same.

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« Reply #744 on: April 14, 2021, 10:55:38 PM »
$1.9T of pork will see to that in a hurry.

I saw boneless pork loins for $1.59/lb last week.

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« Reply #745 on: April 18, 2021, 05:48:31 PM »
Gas prices here in Des Moines are not all that bad.  Now my wife uses premium in her volvo and it has to have that level in it.   Fortunately two things for me come into play, one is that I can use  the 15% ethanol in my Mazda and it is lower in cost, and that Hy-Vee grocery gives money off per gallon for certain purchases of certain items. 

The winter in Texas shut down pipelines and that has caused a lot of headaches.   I can understand that if someone has to commute this gets way too expensive. I wish the Feds would give a gasoline tax rebate, but they won't.
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« Reply #746 on: April 19, 2021, 06:09:25 PM »
Gas here in western Michigan is running about $2.70/gal or so for regular . Thatís fine for my wifeís SUV. My Beetle though, like your Volvo, requires premium for another 60 cents per gallon (partly because VW says so, mostly because of the module I have in it -VROOM! VROOM!). The good news there is that Iíve only filled the Beetle up 4 times in the last year. Working at home changed my driving habits that much.

As for the cheaper cost of the 15% ethanol stuff, I question if itís really cheaper? Donít you also lose MPG with it too? For the same distance it actually costs you more? Idk, maybe Iím wrong.
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« Reply #747 on: April 19, 2021, 06:23:04 PM »
Gas here in western Michigan is running about $2.70/gal or so for regular . Thatís fine for my wifeís SUV. My Beetle though, like your Volvo, requires premium for another 60 cents per gallon (partly because VW says so, mostly because of the module I have in it -VROOM! VROOM!). The good news there is that Iíve only filled the Beetle up 4 times in the last year. Working at home changed my driving habits that much.

As for the cheaper cost of the 15% ethanol stuff, I question if itís really cheaper? Donít you also lose MPG with it too? For the same distance it actually costs you more? Idk, maybe Iím wrong.
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Iowa is about $2.764 for regular and $3.330 for premium depending on where you get it. Different places are slightly different.   I drive in the city and the thing gets about 24mpg which is not that bad for Des Moines traffic.

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But the gas prices seem to be higher and my take on it?  Greed .
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« Reply #748 on: April 19, 2021, 06:23:53 PM »
Donít you also lose MPG with it too? For the same distance it actually costs you more? Idk, maybe Iím wrong.
Ethanol has approximately 80% of the thermal energy of gasoline, so yes, you typically tend to lose a little MPG. However, the nice thing about ethanol is that it has a much higher octane rating compared to gas. If you have a DME and compression ratio that can take advantage of that, you can make significantly more power with E85 compared to straight gas. E15 won't do do-do power wise.
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« Reply #749 on: April 20, 2021, 04:42:49 PM »
Didn't know that. What is the octane rating for E85.

 

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