Gas Prices Going Up.

  • MacEwen (+ethanol) = 99.7 ¢ per litre
  • Most other stations = 98.7 ¢ per litre.
  • Petro Canada = 98.9 ¢ per litre.

I didn’t check the outlying stations yet.

Remember, “There is no gas shortage, there never was a gas shortage, and with what we know now, there never will be a gas shortage. The Earth manufactures oil by some process we don’t understand, but it has nothing to do with decomposing dinosaurs or vegetable matter.” <—  Exxon oil company big wig, when addressing VIPs in Alaska.

The Alaska Pipe line was built to handle three times the volume it now handles. They do now want you to know that oil reserves are at a higher level now than they ever have been, even while oil usage keeps doubling. They are deliberately holding back on the amount of oil they process to avoid letting the price go down at all.

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I thought they were trying to use the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as an excuse to raise their prices.

More likely, they’re blaming it on the Harmonized Sales Tax. (Harmonized as in 1984 quack talk?) (Love is Hate, etc?)

Conservative mailings last month want everybody to believe the Canadian Conservatives are wonderful people giving them back tax money. They say the average Canadian should pay $80.00 less in income tax. (I had to pay a lot more than last year.)

But the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) kicked in here in Ontario May 1st (I believe it was May 1st) and it has been calculated that this will cost the average household between $470.00 and $740.00 more per year.

So they toss you a bone and pick your pocket when you bend over to pick up the bone? Sounds like politix as usual.

Overheard on the street, (actually, the Mall) : “I heard somebody say the Prime Minister gave a moving speech in the Netherlands today. The only moving speech I want that &^**&^*%&%$$$!!! to give is, ‘I’m moving out of the Prime Minister’s residence and back into my private residence….’.”  ((And I thought this was a solidly Conservative area.)) ((maybe this old guy was just fed up with all politicians, regardless of what they publicly claim to believe in.))

—————Jim

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