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Old 11-29-20, 05:49 PM
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I gather you all are talking a per litre price right? Cause if that is per gallon, even little US gallons, that is so cheap to be almost free.
Nope.

There is no little US gallon--it's a gallon. And it's hardly free--costs over $20 to fill the auto.
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I gather you all are talking a per litre price right? Cause if that is per gallon, even little US gallons, that is so cheap to be almost free.
If VV had to buy gas by the litre, he never would've gone to Ohio.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope.

There is no little US gallon--it's a gallon. And it's hardly free--costs over $20 to fill the auto.
Small compared to the Imperial Gallon. Total ripoff gallon
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Nope.

There is no little US gallon--it's a gallon. And it's hardly free--costs over $20 to fill the auto.
10 gal tank? Ouch. Maybe pass on Key West 'til you install an auxillary tank.
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The Saturn has a 12 Gal tank, so almost 500 miles per tankful.
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I paid $2.359/L on the weekend. Of course my car is European and needs premium. Even if I had a car that ran on regular it would still cost over $2.10 per litre. There are some downsides to living in a small remote country.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
If VV had to buy gas by the litre, he never would've gone to Ohio.
The price would be $0.49 and it would have made no difference.
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There are some downsides to living in a small remote country.
What's the upside? $7 for a gallon of milk?
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My subaru cost about 22 dollars currently to fill up and it only gets about 263 miles per tank.
Miss my integra, 10 gallons would go 400 miles.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
10 gal tank? Ouch. Maybe pass on Key West 'til you install an auxillary tank.
It’s a little car.
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Giants atop the NFC East. Raise your hand if you predicted that so I know you're a liar.
I did not.
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I did have a birthday* cake over the weekend. It was better than all the pies, obviously.
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My subaru cost about 22 dollars currently to fill up and it only gets about 263 miles per tank.
Miss my integra, 10 gallons would go 400 miles.
I miss my Corollas, good for 35mpg. But I don't miss taking bikes apart to bring them anywhere. With the minivan I don't even have to pull the front wheel off the tandem.
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What's the upside? $7 for a gallon of milk?
Yeah milk and dairy products are also expensive here. But doctors visits cost about $50. Almost all prescriptions are capped at $5. If you are a heavy medicine user you can get them further subsidised. Referral to a specialist from your GP and the tests the specialists request: nil.
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If you are a heavy medicine user you can get them further subsidised. Referral to a specialist from your GP and the tests the specialists request: nil.
I could bankrupt the entire country.
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Yeah milk and dairy products are also expensive here. But doctors visits cost about $50. Almost all prescriptions are capped at $5. If you are a heavy medicine user you can get them further subsidised. Referral to a specialist from your GP and the tests the specialists request: nil.
I've lived in an even more heavily subsidized system for over 30 years: the US uniformed services. Socialism on steroids!
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Something a little different in the baroque music line:

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Something a little different in the baroque music line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbH3...re=emb_rel_end
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That was the deal I had. Took 20 years to get to that five, though.
We were 18 originally, but then it dropped to 13. I didn't realize that when one day I asked our admin how many vacation days I had remaining. She told me and I said she must be wrong. She pulled out her log and said "Well...At the beginning of the year you had 5 weeks with one carry over week...." Huh? That's when she clued me in to the policy change from 18 to 13 years. Nice surprise. But I had so many days remaining that for the next year I officially carrier over 1 week and unofficially 1 week.
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