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Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

"Iraqi drivers are used to very inexpensive gasoline - roughly 6 cents a gallon under Saddam Hussein...

"Earlier this month the government raised the price of regular domestic gasoline to about 40 cents a gallon...

"...the I.M.F. calls for Iraq to eventually increase fuel prices to levels in line with the rest of the Middle East, where the average price of gasoline is about 87 cents a gallon. Though that is below the true cost, Iraqis already furious over price increases this month face another doubling of prices in the next year or two."

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This just confirms it's a total clusterfuck over there!!

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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

Not bad until you consider that the average Iraqi makes less than $150.00 a month.
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Not bad until you consider that the average Iraqi makes less than $150.00 a month.
everyone has a sad story.

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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

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Not bad until you consider that the average Iraqi makes less than $150.00 a month.
everyone has a sad story.
Tis true lass.
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everyone has a sad story.
Besides, I'm totally skeptical of the stat.
I expect it's like in our inner cities where reported income is very low but actual income (including the illicit pharmaceutical trade, prostitution, etc etc) is much higher.

Iraq has very healthy black markets at present, for instance.

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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

The reactions of most Americans to the Iraquis' fury is probably similar to that of most of Europe (paying $6+/gal.) when Americans were whining about $3 gas...
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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

one sided bullshit from american media..

for the amount of peanuts a daily iraqi survives on, the double digit fuel price is simply too muct. At 40cents, its a luxry

Fuel economy!! whats that??
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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

That would amount to our gas prices going from about $1.25 or so, to $8.33 since George attacked and invaded Iraq. That would probably get Americans riled enough to hire Osamma to take George out. Jim
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RE: Iraqis furious at 40¢/gal gasoline

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one sided bullshit from american media..

for the amount of peanuts a daily iraqi survives on, the double digit fuel price is simply too muct. At 40cents, its a luxry
thank you captain obvious..

no really, thank you.

being mobile has always a luxury, not a right.

this last term whenever fuel oil was 3.50 a gallon, i had to spend about a bill 20 on fuel a week. take into account that i was taking out loans to attend school and be mobile myself... the prices forced me to make a much needed change of schools and mode of transportation.

i had to stop driving my beautiful old mercedes and start riding in an ovary on wheels again. i had to change to a cheaper, closer university and forget any plans i had of moving towards campus because my funds got so tight.

when i say everyone has a sad story, i mean it. the prices of fuel have put a strain on everyones finances, except those on the top of the game. this increase is no different.

furthermore, i am tired of everyone playing a victim. its not about slavery or racism(katrina bullshit) it is not about being opressed people(queer rights) and it is not about being 3rd world citizens. everyone is what they are and they should fucking rejoice that theyre alive, even if it is in a hole in the ground with only twigs and berries to eat.

quit the bitching; life is gorgeous. it makes no matter who has more than you, no matter what turns it takes, its still a gorgeous experience.

i dont know how everyone came to feel that theyre entitled to a golden life on someone elses dollar, i really dont. i just wish that everyone would, well....

that wrestler said it best.

shut your mouth and know your role.

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