We in the UK should help the american Truckers as well !

@deeeky (3669)
Edinburgh, Scotland
March 30, 2008 3:51pm CST
The truckers here need to do the same as the americans and show solidarity because it affects us all as the shopping we do will go up and up. The price of fuel here is over $10 a gallon which is much higher than america. What do you think?
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Yeah, you got to love our truckers. I pay about $3.43 per gallon over here, and we're complaining. I can't imagine paying $10 a gallon. I'll have to start riding the horse (if I had one). Someone will have to unite your UK truckers--get organized you know. Good luck with that.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
2 Apr 08
They were organised a few years ago and did cause some disruption but since then the government have plugged the lophole that the truckers used so we are stuck in limbo at the mo.
@Darkwing (21588)
1 Apr 08
More like $12.50 - $13.00, my friend. The cost of living has been going up and up for years, whilst our wage increases have been plummeting from 4% to 1% and now, you're lucky if you even get a rise. They reckon we're going to be in recession next year, and who caused that, do you think. Nope, I think it would be like a drop in the ocean, just like everything else. The smoking ban is a good example... they cut their noses off to spite their faces and then realise how much tax they're losing, so what do they do? Now, a report has come out that mobile phones are much more lethal than smoking, so what do we believe? It's all government hype to squeeze more money out of us. Soon, we shall be working for nothing. I think I'm going to concentrate on getting my Romany Caravan, and clear off out of it! Coming? Brightest Blessings, my dear friend. x
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
1 Apr 08
We can only work together to achieve our aims. people have smoked until thier twilight years to no affect why shouldn't they carry on. scare mongers can not stop them having thier pleasure. As for fuel they can be stopped having thier huge profits by boycotting just one company. So lets start with the one who has made the biggest profit ever SHELL If no one goes to shell then they will not make sales - there no income so they will have to lay thier staff off who can go to other companies untill we do the same to them, one at a time. Power to the people!
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@Darkwing (21588)
1 Apr 08
A great idea in theory, my friend, but to do that, you have to have the power to reach all the drivers and to persuade them to comply. Maggie Thatcher snatched that power from us, so we are vulnerable now. You'd never swing it, I'm afraid.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
2 Apr 08
Yes it would be hard to instigate I suppose. That is what's missing in Britain is a leader with the power to start things rolling and that takes money.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
Yes gas prices are absolutely ridiculous! I think the best we can do is to buy as locally produced things as possible that way they don't have to be shipped quite as far. Of course, there are only certain things you can buy locally - produce, eggs, and flowers maybe. It's difficult, and I'm afraid it's only going to get worse!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
3 Apr 08
It will get better if we start producing more locally ourselves then we will not be dependant on other countries.
• United States
3 Apr 08
I agree. There are really only a handful of farms where I live that you can actually purchase from. Most grow things here, but ship them away to where they can get larger contracts. It would seem that some of the local stores would buy their things, but instead, we see produce from other countries and states. It's crazy business if you ask me!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
3 Apr 08
I have noticed that for a while now with so many local producers distributing the goods elsewhere for a larger profit thus leaving the locals short of produce.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I absolutely agree! This is so retarded! How does the gov. expect the economy to recover, let alone boom, when the cost of shipping goods, by the main method of store delivery, is continually going through the roof?! It's the same stupidity that fuels the minimum wage law. M/W goes up, cost of goods go up. So at $10(wtf?!)/gallon for vehicles that have to travel several thousand miles at an average of 11 mpg, if they're lucky, how does the gov. expect consumers to be able to continue buying to keep up the GNP? I don't see how. Let alone diesel is cheaper to produce than gas.
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@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
30 Mar 08
All governments want to do is line thier own pockets. They want our wages to go up in pennies whilst pounds are added to thier salaries - Ludicrous. The y are not in touch with the real world.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
30 Mar 08
True, true, true. Unfortunately, they run the world they're out of touch with. I'd say burn them at the stake, but I can no longer afford the fuel to do that!
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
31 Mar 08
Burning them on a steak sounds a bit drastic. Perhaps a compulsary medication session should be involed so that they can clear thier minds from all that garbage and then they can start again with our agendas.
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