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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2021, 09:30:25 AM »
I'll bet they boss would lend you one if you asked her nice   :laugh:

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2021, 09:39:14 AM »
NC has been declared in a STATE OF EMERGENCY and NC is hit the hardest at this point. I would not advise anyone from out of state to travel here until this BS has ran it’s course👍

 :thumb:  crazy people are overreacting again.  Oh well in about three weeks things may be ok....
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2021, 09:44:26 AM »
Running a few errands this morning. Here in Northern VA/Alexandria. All stations have their pumps closed but two, even the little ones tucked in the neighborhoods. No way they are out, they are just preventing the morons from lining up. The one station open on Route 1 has a 1 mile line. I hope the guy who did the epic milk and bread video does one for this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2021, 10:58:00 AM »
Gas was out or running out all over town yesterday at 3pm, every station had a line or it was closed.  When I drove to work this morning at 4:30am, both 24hr stations I drive by had gas and were open. An employee who left yesterday for a long commute to Brevard barely made it home, but after he used his lawnmower gas to get back to work today, he reported every station he saw also had gas and was pumping again this morning.

I don't think there is much to it beyond humans acting irrationally.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2021, 11:05:11 AM »
And why haven't the impacted state governments implemented purchase limits until this is resolved? Back in the 70's all the stations in my area had 10 or 15 gallon limits. Common sense stuff when there's panic buying.

Then again, maybe this is a ploy by the Keystone stakeholders to get their permit restored and the project going again.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2021, 11:35:47 AM »
 Fellas , idiot consumers are driving this , nothing to do with the Govt , please leave the politics out of this discussion . Thanks .

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2021, 01:19:48 PM »
Fellas , idiot consumers are driving this , nothing to do with the Govt , please leave the politics out of this discussion . Thanks .

 Dusty

Sorry Dusty - was just trying to point out that sometimes we need a little protection from the idiots, not slam government per se...
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2021, 02:07:16 PM »
Sorry Dusty - was just trying to point out that sometimes we need a little protection from the idiots, not slam government per se...

 I know mate , just a very gentle course correction .

 It is frustrating that people behave in certain ways , spurred on by nonsense on the net and the media . It is the primary reason we are resistant to conspiracy theories here , one of the few places on the WWW where we argue over tyres and oil , and leave the conspiracy theories for others to debate  :grin:

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2021, 03:00:18 PM »
got gas today in Ohio and not knowing any better saw people filling up to go containers.  After reading this now I am enlightened and will stop driving until there is more gas.....

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2021, 03:18:22 PM »
Well, if there is no gas in Dawsonville, Ga I doubt there is any by Suches Ga.  Geez, so much for traveling to TWO Suches this weekend.  Oh well, time to buy a bicycle.

Or an electric motorcycle...  :evil:
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2021, 04:03:40 PM »
Hi all,                                                                                        5-12-21

Went to get my oil changed this morning and noticed the three gas stations across the highway...one was closed, one had diesel only and the third had a line of cars about 1/8 mile up the highway.  There were also three police cars with full lights.  Apparently, there was an altercation between a couple of customers that needed immediate police intervention.  Let the festivities begin!   :sad:

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2021, 04:11:13 PM »
Hi all,                                                                                        5-12-21

Went to get my oil changed this morning and noticed the three gas stations across the highway...one was closed, one had diesel only and the third had a line of cars about 1/8 mile up the highway.  There were also three police cars with full lights.  Apparently, there was an altercation between a couple of customers that needed immediate police intervention.  Let the festivities begin!   :sad:

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I think this is why many of the stations in my area just put bags on their pumps and blocked with cones. They don't want the nonsense.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2021, 04:16:24 PM »
You think it’s bad now ?
Just wait ‘till we’re on electric bikes and people are storing electricity in their sheds...

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2021, 04:27:31 PM »
You think it’s bad now ?
Just wait ‘till we’re on electric bikes and people are storing electricity in their sheds...

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2021, 04:29:35 PM »


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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2021, 04:48:19 PM »
Looks like about 1/2 the stations are back to pumping now.
Should be normal by Friday.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2021, 04:54:21 PM »
Fellas , idiot consumers are driving this , nothing to do with the Govt , please leave the politics out of this discussion . Thanks .

 Dusty

 A reminder fellas .

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2021, 04:56:02 PM »
The problem with things like this, is that the mere reporting of panic buying gives reason to panic buy.
Like a run on the banks.
Hoarding fuel because you think others are going to hoard fuel, is actually very rational. Same with bum fodder, if you KNOW that the store will run out tomorrow, you are well advised to get some NOW..!
The initial panic buy is irrational, not the reaction to others panic buying.
Jeez, I like that 1984 film..... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2021, 04:57:48 PM »
There are videos of people pumping gasoline into plastic tubs and even plastic trash bags.....  :embarrassed:  :evil: Darwin is having a good laugh.



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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2021, 05:02:29 PM »
Darwin is having a good laugh.
Who, Charles Darwin ?
I knew this was an evolutionary based phenomena..(humans fighting for supplies, survival of the strongest and all that..).

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2021, 05:04:31 PM »



At least if he spends all his $$$ on fuel, he’ll cut down on food.
Looks like he hasn’t missed a meal since Christ died...

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2021, 05:06:05 PM »
I'd say Colonial is due some massive fines and restructuring.   

Say hello to new regulations.
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2021, 05:11:35 PM »
I remember one time there was a hurricane in the gulf and we ran out of gas at every station in the area. It didn't knock anything off line or cause any disruptions, people just thought it *might* so there was a run on gas. Mind you media had nothing to do with that one. Just mountain folk mentality.

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2021, 05:15:20 PM »
It's the ones who've cracked that the light shines through!

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2021, 06:31:45 PM »
I was just advised by a State LEO friend that said they were advised this crisis should be over by tomorrow evening. Extra tankers are refueling stations as we speak.
I was able to pull up to a sheets station a couple hours ago and fill up but with 87 octane only👍👍

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2021, 07:07:33 PM »
There are videos of people pumping gasoline into plastic tubs and even plastic trash bags.....  :embarrassed:  :evil: Darwin is having a good laugh.

I saw this coming a couple days ago and filled up the bathtub, the kitchen sink, and both bathroom sinks with 93 octane non-ethanol.

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2021, 07:11:31 PM »
The problem with things like this, is that the mere reporting of panic buying gives reason to panic buy.
Like a run on the banks.
Hoarding fuel because you think others are going to hoard fuel, is actually very rational. Same with bum fodder, if you KNOW that the store will run out tomorrow, you are well advised to get some NOW..!
The initial panic buy is irrational, not the reaction to others panic buying.
Jeez, I like that 1984 film..... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Yeah!  We Merkins can always count on our Main Stream Media to turn normal events into End of the World scenarios.....
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2021, 07:13:13 PM »
I was just advised by a State LEO friend that said they were advised this crisis should be over by tomorrow evening. Extra tankers are refueling stations as we speak.
I was able to pull up to a sheets station a couple hours ago and fill up but with 87 octane only👍👍

 Well ...

 
I saw this coming a couple days ago and filled up the bathtub, the kitchen sink, and both bathroom sinks with 93 octane non-ethanol.

Being prepared is always a good practice!

 Danny says he'll let you mix that 93 with his 87 which will give you 97 octane , right ?  :huh:

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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2021, 07:14:43 PM »
I know mate , just a very gentle course correction .

 It is frustrating that people behave in certain ways , spurred on by nonsense on the net and the media . It is the primary reason we are resistant to conspiracy theories here , one of the few places on the WWW where we argue over tyres and oil , and leave the conspiracy theories for others to debate  :grin:

 Dusty

Amen!  Always better to argue over silly stuff.  Makes it easier to laugh at ourselves later on.

Although I did hear Biden commenting yesterday that he thought the gas shortage would be an advantage for Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter in the next POTUS election......

Sorry Dusty!   :wink:
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Re: People are hoarding gasoline down by me
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2021, 07:26:03 PM »

 Danny says he'll let you mix that 93 with his 87 which will give you 97 octane , right ?  :huh:

 Dusty

You sir, are obviously a gifted individual.  And now that I have read it on the internet, it must be true!!!

97 octane will sell for a higher price than either 93 or 87 octane!  Ka-Ching!
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