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subego  (op)
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May 13, 2024, 06:52 PM
 
I can’t shake the feeling it’s a protest-themed LARP.
     
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May 14, 2024, 04:00 PM
 
I have heard some descriptions comparing it to woodstock or excuse for an extended party. Of course that was from old people.
     
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May 14, 2024, 05:12 PM
 
I think it’s fair to ask anyone engaged in an extended protest what conditions are required for them to pack-up and go home.

If these protesters were forced to answer honestly, what would be the rate of “justice for Palestine” versus “the semester ending”?
     
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May 14, 2024, 05:16 PM
 
For many schools the semester is over, they've been kicked off (and suspended) but they came back. Soo...
     
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May 14, 2024, 06:08 PM
 
I applaud them for sticking to their guns.
     
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May 16, 2024, 12:35 AM
 
Seeing a lot of Ticketmater-ing of prices here. $3.99*

* cash price with car wash and club card.
     
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May 16, 2024, 11:34 AM
 


A little more locally active today. Photo not by me. You can see the “ar W” of the car wash I go to.


“What do we want?”

“MORE BIKE RACKS!”
     
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May 19, 2024, 06:43 PM
 
Been only 10 to 20¢ off in the suburbs, but it’s returned to normal.

City Mobil by the Costco:




Not control suburban Speedway, but nearby:



I did not check the price of Speedy Freeze
     
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May 20, 2024, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post


A little more locally active today. Photo not by me. You can see the “ar W” of the car wash I go to.


“What do we want?”

“MORE BIKE RACKS!”
I have since discovered DePaul requested the CPD clear the protest encampment, and this is a likely photo of that in progress.
     
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May 20, 2024, 02:11 PM
 
Is the Chicago PD short on cop cars? That's a whole lot of bikes - is someone saving money? Especially on rainy days?

"You won't melt. Get out there on your bike anyway. Peddle harder to keep up with the getaway cars. Good cops are very athletic."
     
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May 20, 2024, 02:51 PM
 
Those are mobile barricades and de facto riot shields. It also lets them innocuously wear helmets.
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May 20, 2024, 03:53 PM
 
My parents are very concerned with the bad bad college campus protests, which makes me think [the protestors are] probably correct? I've tried to stay out of the latest conflict but it doesn't seem as cut and dry as Russia vs. Ukraine.
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May 20, 2024, 05:46 PM
 
I prefer Google’s remark on my answer to my actual answer.

     
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May 21, 2024, 05:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My parents are very concerned with the bad bad college campus protests, which makes me think they're probably correct? I've tried to stay out of the latest conflict but it doesn't seem as cut and dry as Russia vs. Ukraine.
Nothing Israel/Palestine is ever cut-and-dried, but this latest chapter is especially fraught.
     
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May 21, 2024, 09:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
My parents are very concerned with the bad bad college campus protests, which makes me think they're probably correct? I've tried to stay out of the latest conflict but it doesn't seem as cut and dry as Russia vs. Ukraine.
I won't pick a side in this one. The people on both sides lose, and it's always been the Palestinians who lose disproportionately. But this is only due to the lesser means of murder under control of their leaders.
     
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May 21, 2024, 11:39 AM
 
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Back on topic, I somehow ended up with a $900 Costco gift card (returned a mattress and they wouldn't give me cash) so I'll probably be getting gas there now. Filled up with 87 octane for $2.85 when E85 is currently going for $2.49-2.99. Interested to see what my mpgs do.
     
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May 21, 2024, 02:26 PM
 
I'm so glad they removed the watermelon reference. That was just too toooo much. How dare they.
     
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May 23, 2024, 01:25 PM
 
Didn’t need a car wash, but the place where we buy stage makeup is two doors down.



Someone was at the full serve, so I didn’t want to creep on the pump.




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May 26, 2024, 08:59 PM
 
No protests in the “in town” burbs of San Antonio, at least none that I’ve come across.

But the local price for regular is back down below $2.90+. And I had just filled up a few days ago at $3.09+. Dang! I spent an extra dollar on that fill up!

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Jul 20, 2024, 08:49 PM
 
Here’s some crazy shit in the city. This is right off the interstate, by that giant, formerly 24-hour Home Depot that chased off all the hookers. Note, that’s the “with car wash” price. Real price is the fine print.





Much more reasonable control Speedway in the burbs.

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Jul 20, 2024, 10:03 PM
 
Paid 3.25 today at the cash price. 3.33 was the credit price.
     
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Jul 20, 2024, 10:07 PM
 
This was the Mobil in the city by the Costco. Barely off from the burbs.

     
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Jul 21, 2024, 11:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Paid 3.25 today at the cash price. 3.33 was the credit price.
Since the war started, I have found gas below $4 precisely once.
     
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Jul 22, 2024, 09:58 AM
 
does IL have a lot of gas tax? I mean before the war were they a dollar higher than MA anyhow?
     
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Jul 22, 2024, 10:38 AM
 
Google says around 50¢ per gallon.
     
 
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