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Old 05-10-2018, 02:56 AM   #21  
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I donít even look at the rice of fuel when filling the 05....it doesnít mater, I pay 10-20 a week in microfibre towels and detail spray!! Lol
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I donít even look at the rice of fuel when filling the 05....it doesnít mater, I pay 10-20 a week in microfibre towels and detail spray!! Lol
You don't wash your towels and reuse them? You should also give Gary Dean's Infinite Use Detail Juice a try. A bottle of concentrate is $20, and can make enough detail spray to last for months.
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Donít drink and donít smoke....my only vice is my love of a new micro towels when working. Wife takes the salvageable ones and washes them for other tasks. Worth every penny.
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DFW area - $3.25 low to $3.45 high for 93.

I can still buy my Aviation Fuel (100LL) for 3.30/gal in 250 gal min purchase for my plane. Last load 2 months ago $3.18/gal for 500 gal if all 9000 gallons of tanker can offload it all to others with 500 - 1000 gallon tanks.
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Better get used to it.
I paid $1.60 a litre for Shell 91 octane on Monday.
i live in toronto too lol, cheapest gas is husky octane 91 id say
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:04 PM   #27  
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Spent last summer in Canada. Always drove across the border for gas once a week as I had to check my P.O. box anyway. Canada has been hosed since the 70's for fuel prices when the government decided that everyone should pay the same price as the west coast. Around the same time they introduced a $100.00 tax if your car had air conditioning.
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Beacuse health care is free ( or cheap) but than maybe it is not. Government has to pay for it so cost if living is twice, groceries cost twice as much, taxes are twice. Gasoline is double, other words nothing is for free.
100% correct. Then, some idiot says, "He gave us free health insurance". How absolutely stupid can such people be?

Sorry to take the thread political....yes, gas prices have gone up. they will come down at some point.
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Beacuse health care is free ( or cheap) but than maybe it is not. Government has to pay for it so cost if living is twice, groceries cost twice as much, taxes are twice. Gasoline is double, other words nothing is for free.
All these things are true. I was wondering along the lines of like here in the Northeast they switch over to a cleaner burning summer blend,I was wondering if it was something like that. I was also under the impression that Canada has its own source of fuel which would be cheaper than imported fuels. Just inquiring

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meh, gas prices... why do you guys care? If you want it, you gotta buy it. ICE days are numbered anyway.
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In New Brunswick, east coast of Canada, the price per litre this week is $1.27 for 87 octane or $4.80 per US gallon. I belong to CTC and get 0.10 off so I'm at $1.17 regular or $1.25 for 91 octane.
BC is the highest at $1.49 for 87 octane.

Gas Prices are higher in Canada, but free healthcare, doctor visits, non cost operations for cancer, heart disease, hip replacements, etc. more than make it worthwhile since we don't have to worry about going bankrupt or losing our homes over an operation or disease. ( nothing is free)
We have just over 30 Million people, so thare are far less taxes being paid by individuals than say the US with 300 + million people, so other commodities have to be taxed to pay for social services such as healtcare. (gas, liquor, cigarettes etc.)
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We have just over 30 Million people, so thare are far less taxes being paid by individuals than say the US with 300 + million people
Value-added taxes are not driven by the lack of population. They are driven by the cost of government services, period. Your taxes are going up because your cost of services is exceeding the ability of people to pay for those services. If you want proof, just look at Kalifornia. It has the greatest population of any state, and the highest GDP. Yet, it also has the highest tax rate. Why??? Because their state guv is spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

Normally, I would not care. But now, people in Kalifornia cannot afford to live there, so they are moving. And where are they going???? Primarily, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. And, they are bringing their liberal ideologies with them, so those 3 states will, at some point, be in the same, exact predicament as Kalifornia.

As for the cost of gas, oil reached a 4-year high today. When it drops, prices will follow.

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Value-added taxes are not driven by the lack of population. They are driven by the cost of government services, period. Your taxes are going up because your cost of services is exceeding the ability of people to pay for those services. If you want proof, just look at California. It has the greatest population of any state, and the highest GDP. Yet, it also has the highest tax rate. Why??? Because their state guv is spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave.
Or, as I believe Margaret Thatcher said: "The only problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money."
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Or, as I believe Margaret Thatcher said: "The only problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of other people's money."
Elementary, Watson...(chose GB cliche to be in step with Maggie comment. God bless her...she would know what to do if she were in GB now...)

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Value-added taxes are not driven by the lack of population. They are driven by the cost of government services, period. Your taxes are going up because your cost of services is exceeding the ability of people to pay for those services. If you want proof, just look at Kalifornia. It has the greatest population of any state, and the highest GDP. Yet, it also has the highest tax rate. Why??? Because their state guv is spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

Normally, I would not care. But now, people in Kalifornia cannot afford to live there, so they are moving. And where are they going???? Primarily, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. And, they are bringing their liberal ideologies with them, so those 3 states will, at some point, be in the same, exact predicament as Kalifornia.

As for the cost of gas, oil reached a 4-year high today. When it drops, prices will follow.
You left Texas out!..Austin Texas is now called Cal Austin TX because of the high tech companies that relocated there and other cities also.Texas ships out more high tech products than any other state in the USA and also Toyota corporation is in the process of moving their headquarters to North Texas.We need a wall around the entire State of Texas...Trump!!
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Just wait until you go to fill up your boat at the marina! I think I was paying C$6.00 per gallon LAST year. At least it's a big gallon. And yeah, the pump at the marina really does still read in imperial gallons.
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In New Brunswick, east coast of Canada, the price per litre this week is $1.27 for 87 octane or $4.80 per US gallon. I belong to CTC and get 0.10 off so I'm at $1.17 regular or $1.25 for 91 octane.
BC is the highest at $1.49 for 87 octane.

Gas Prices are higher in Canada, but free healthcare, doctor visits, non cost operations for cancer, heart disease, hip replacements, etc. more than make it worthwhile since we don't have to worry about going bankrupt or losing our homes over an operation or disease. ( nothing is free)
We have just over 30 Million people, so thare are far less taxes being paid by individuals than say the US with 300 + million people, so other commodities have to be taxed to pay for social services such as healtcare. (gas, liquor, cigarettes etc.)
In the US 50% of personal bankruptcies are as a result of inability to pay medical expenses.
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Fueled yesterday at Cosco....93 octane, $3.14.
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Back in mid 2011, crude oil was going for around $135 CDN per barrel, average price per litre of gasoline was $1.35. Just checked the spot price for crude, and there's a number of different flavors, like Brent, but it's averaging around $75 per barrel. Average gasoline price in Ontario is $1.33 per litre. If that doesn't scare the crap out of you, it should. Imagine what's going to happen when the price of a barrel of oil climbs back up to anything near $135. I know that inflation wasn't accounted for, but there hasn't been that much inflation since 2011.
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