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    $2.35 last night for gas (they put it up $2.39 for the holiday) and $3.29 for diesel.

    Diesel doesn't enjoy the same tax differential as does gasoline.
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    Don't know how trucks do it but, on my VW Beetle, there is a little [ I call it aa lever ] in the fuel line at the cap. holding that down while pumping the diesel allows me to put two extra gallons in an 11 gal tank. I get a diesel stink finger out of the operation but it allows me to go 600 miles on a tank.
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    I think I would rather take a bullet that face a commute like the one referenced here.
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    It's not a commute, it's a road trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    It's not a commute, it's a road trip.
    Road trip from hell
    OPINION....a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

    Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater.... when you start hating anybody, it destroys the very center of your creative response to life and the universe; so love everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    In my experience, Diesel is self serve.. stop once or twice a year at the “J” at the Delaware Bridge (I-295) and the Valero or Shell at Port Jervis (I-84)..

    I-84 oddities.. when I-84 crosses the Delaware from Pennsylvania into New York.. take exit #1.. at the bottom of the exit ramp is the northern point of New Jersey and $0.20 a gallon savings on diesel.. ( not as much now but still less than New York or Pennsylvania).. another “oddity”.. my old F-350 and fifth wheel, 4 axles was almost $90.00 to cross the Hudson on I-95, George Washington Bridge (shortest way to New England).. twenty miles north the Tappan Zee (I-287) was almost $30.00 to cross.. so we used I-84. Another 20 miles north.. $6.50 to cross... that’s why I know about I-84.. my gateway to New England and the Maritimes
    I just checked---my tolls year to date are $1655.50.
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    I've never understood the need to fill all the way up to the cap. I stop when the pump clicks off. I fill at half a tank so would never use the last couple gallons I would have by trying to massage the nozzle for the last few drops.

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    Dave needs his own helicopter to get over the rust belt rot.
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    Glad it's one stop sign, 3 lights and I'm at the store.

    While that's convenient for me, not much shoppers at the mall. May rethink this whole operation after the 1st of the year. Open in a strip mall where they'll drive to see the toys or close the doors. Hate the idea of finding a more local location.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    Dave needs his own helicopter to get over the rust belt rot.
    Not much help sir! There are very limited options in Manhattan to land a helicopter. When I worked for Knoll International they would often pick me up near home and fly me to Teterboro AP, NJ where the corporate planes (and helicopters--Bell Rangers) were based. Teterboro is a stone's throw from the George Washington Bridge---and it often took me an hour to get to the headquarters at 655 Madison Ave---a distance of 16 miles.

    On Friday afternoons in the summer, I could sit in line at Teterboro for an hour or more to take off. There were days that I could have made it faster if I drove

    I have now been making this weekly drive for almost 10 years and it isn't a big deal to me--it just comes with the job. As strange as it may sound there are times that I welcome bumper to bumper traffic---there ain't a damn thing I can do to change it and driving at 10 minutes/mile isn't real high stress. If you look at it that way, it is just the way it is
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    I would have to have a pee bottle.............sounds miserable.
    OPINION....a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

    Hate destroys the very structure of the personality of the hater.... when you start hating anybody, it destroys the very center of your creative response to life and the universe; so love everybody.

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    The coming self-driving cars will be a revelation in that environment. Lay back, read, post here & enjoy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wacojoe View Post
    The coming self-driving cars will be a revelation in that environment. Lay back, read, post here & enjoy...
    Not for me. I'd rather stay home or walk.
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    Dayam Dave, I hope you can deduct those tolls at tax time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Not for me. I'd rather stay home or walk.
    Agreed......Ben
    “I firmly believe that it is not wise and statesmanly for our leaders, in this their darkest hour, to teach our people to avoid sufferings and hardships at the sacrifice of fundamental principles of government and the democratic way of life. On the contrary, it is their bounden duty and responsibility to inspire our people to willingly undergo any kind of difficulties and sacrifices for the sake of noble principles that they nourish deep in their hearts. Instead of depressing their patriotic ardor, the people should be inspired to be brave and courageous under all kinds of hardships and difficulties in defense of what they consider righteous and just. We shall never win or deserve the esteem and respect of other nations if we lack principles and if we do not possess the courage and valor to defend these principles at any cost.” - Tomás Confesor, Governor of Iloilo...

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