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22nd September 2005 2:58  #1

Tom Pen Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 142
Hurricane Rita
I live in Corpus, probably gonna just ride it out until further notice. Theres already a mandatory evac, but its not forceable. Anyone else in its path?

22nd September 2005 14:07  #2

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Good Luck Tom.

My first hope is that the people down that way are ok. My second is that the hurricane looses strength by the time it gets there like the news says. My third is that gas prices come back down by mid-next week. I'm so sick of price gouging. Tongue

22nd September 2005 18:28  #3

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Quote: Originally posted by Jonny "Me You"
My third is that gas prices come back down by mid-next week.
Don't know about Canada, but by my reckoning, American gas/petrol are about a third the price of what they charge in this country so you always have it pretty sweet in that respect.

Oh, and good luck with the latest hurricane. Hope there's no more before the season is up.

22nd September 2005 19:47  #4

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Do you think God is trying to tell you something? Wink

22nd September 2005 19:57  #5

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,482 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I always keep you guys in mind when I go to the pump Mal, makes the pill a lot easier to swallow.

22nd September 2005 20:56  #6

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
good luck Tom

23rd September 2005 0:25  #7

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Good luck Tom. Where I live, all we will get is probably moderate showers and maybe about 10 MPH winds.

23rd September 2005 1:16  #8

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Malcolm Campbell
Don't know about Canada, but by my reckoning, American gas/petrol are about a third the price of what they charge in this country so you always have it pretty sweet in that respect.


You don't live in a Gas producing nation. That I know of anyway. Plus, you probably get taxed way higher. You have it easy though in that a lot of people over here have to commute a distance the size of half of England or bigger to get to work everyday. I imagine that most people in Europe have much better access to public transportation and closer commuting to where it is you work.

Let's not turn this into a gas discussion though, it's much too depressing. Sad

23rd September 2005 11:07  #9

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Not sure that the above is entirely accurate, but I see your point. Our public transport is crap though; at least it is where I live. Totally unreliable, costs a bomb (and keeps going up), doesn't run 24 hours. Not a viable alternative to using a car at all.

23rd September 2005 14:11  #10

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Guess it depends on the area. Up here where I live there's a light rail system (ie underground system) and loads of buses with lots of travel pass options. Everything is very reliable unless it snows heavily. One of the companies that runs many of the London buses is based here, so that's probably why it works well. Plus it's highly subsidised and integrated by a regional transport authority.

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