Gas lines in 1973 where you had to get up at 5AM

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    and they had odd/even numbers to even get in line at the pumps

    Still recall - Sorry- No Gas signs - like a bad dream

    Hope it never happens again............
     
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    We never had those here in West Texas. Sparse population was probably the reason.
     
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    was a boondoggle
     
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    Some day, production will inevitably enter terminal decline. If we haven't moved on by then, the lines you speak of will seem like the good ol' days.
     
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    the gas lines around the block at 7AM was a bitch......... "Sorry No Gas"

    LIke No Men Wanted back during the Great Depression
     
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    You know it is coming sooner than you wish. Like maybe 3-4 more years. Americans will never give up on the power convenience and independence that the personal auto provides just because the cost is prohibitive.

    Only when it is impossible to sustain that transportation mode will Americans let go of what was unsustainable since Jimmy Carter told us so in 1978. And we crucified him for it then.
     
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    Jimmy Carter was a Peanut farmer, not some EXPERT predictor of the future of oil.

    sheesh
     
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    But he was right and you/we still refuse to hear it.

    BTW GWB was a nothing. Did you believe his speel?
     
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    oh, we still have oil don't we. and since you all know so much on this, what year is the earth going to run out of oil?
     
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    We had our high school post-graduation trip planned before gas prices spiked in '73.

    Seven of us in two gas guzzelling behemouths. We reworked the numbers - odd/even days, and gasless Sundays. So we wrote down the food budget, but we got it dicked. Illinois to Wyoming and back. What a blast.

    You can bitch and moan, or you can get on with your lives. Suck ass or man up and party your asses off.
     
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