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Old 10-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #2896
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There was a lot of talk about $5 a gallon but it didn't happen.
There were MA stations less than $3 but the statewide average was something like $3.30ish.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:30 PM   #2897
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:43 PM   #2898
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:47 PM   #2899
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #2900
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #2901
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There was a lot of talk about $5 a gallon but it didn't happen.
There was this one gas station in DC, near the Kennedy Center, that went over $5.

The explanation I heard was that they wanted to be just a garage, but they had to be a gas station to keep the franchise, so they overpriced the gas to keep gas customers away (and, as a bonus, anyone who used them anyway would be extra-profitable).

They are now gone, and the new station is in line with others in the area. I.e. still expensive, but not as much.

edit - Here's a thread talking about this station. And a Washington Post article that mentions it.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:47 PM   #2902
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Anyone for Bartolome Day?
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:16 PM   #2903
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Don't you mean Indigenous Peoples' Day?
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Mayor designates Indigenous Peoplesí Day, asks mutual respect

Itís official: In Seattle, the second Monday in October is now Indigenous Peoplesí Day. Mayor Ed Murray signed the measure Monday.

By Daniel Beekman

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray called for mutual respect among the cityís diverse communities Monday while signing into a law a resolution designating the second Monday of each October as Indigenous Peoplesí Day.

The resolution, approved by the City Council last week, angered some Italian Americans because Columbus Day, a federal holiday associated with the celebration of Italian heritage, is on the same date.

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"Italian heritage"??? what the heck?
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:19 PM   #2904
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That was a plot point on The Sopranos. The gangsters were all bent out of shape over an effort by Native American groups to stop celebrating Columbus.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:54 AM   #2905
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:20 AM   #2906
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The Oatmeal missed the point. Columbus was sent by European power, the same power that writes history, therefore the resident savages, and visiting Vikings, Asians, Africans and Polynesians don't count.

And Bartolome? "He gave up his land, freed his slaves, became a priest, and spent the rest of his life fighting the brutal colonization of the New World." What a dumb move, what European Monarch, you know, the ones with power, is going to listen to a pauper priest? I doubt the Vatican was much interested either.

As a wealthy plantation owner he might have been able put a bug in the ear of some players at court, at least brought up the subject with the "loyal opposition", but of course their life expectancy was almost as short as the Indians.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #2907
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Old 10-16-2014, 11:43 PM   #2909
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That was a plot point on The Sopranos. The gangsters were all bent out of shape over an effort by Native American groups to stop celebrating Columbus.
Yep. Solid in my memory.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:38 PM   #2910
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