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#1531 Sep 9th, 2017, 23:24
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God created America in six days. The rest of us got evolution.




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That's the funniest thing I've read in a long time!

(Great link above, by the way).
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But then whatdoiknow? I rely on expert opinions and great leaders.


I'm no expert honey....trust me..... You will not get pregnant !


I'm no expert honey....trust me..... You will not get drunk and passout !


I'm no expert honey....trust me..... Jesus saves !


I'm no expert honey....trust me..... Once the Poles leave I'll get that 40 quid an hour job back !


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#1534 Sep 10th, 2017, 13:39
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Actually you explained it perfectly Sri J.

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Then what, pray, does make for data?
Sadly, that is exactly how the the vast majority of amrikans see things.
An alternative is arctic core sample data available for thousands of years and online.
But, I fear the Capn is right..
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I said 'scattered', and you replaced it by 'random' to make your point, that is not a very good thing to do Mr E.
If you find my posts confrontationist, please bear, I am an old frustrated guy who has nothing better to do than sit on rocking chair and curse the world whole day
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My apologies, and you are right. I did it from memory when I over-wrote a buffer and chose the next closest word instead of going back to a previous page and drawing from that more accurately. Indeed that is my best talent in marriage. I forget whatever harsh words come from my spouse within a day and replace it with more appropriate words..
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post ... Indeed that is my best talent in marriage. I forget whatever harsh words come from my spouse within a day and replace it with more appropriate words..
A fine quality, indeed.
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You have been blessed with elusive mantra for a happy married life.
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Petrol, diesel prices in India higher than most countries

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High petrol and diesel prices are once again in the news. And the reason for this is the high taxes on these fuels, rather than the international crude oil prices. Even as the public anger is palpable on the social media and other forums, there is no indication from the government of its willingness to reduce these taxes.

The Times of India has written a hard-hitting editorial on Friday (15 September) on why the government should lower the oil taxes. “International crude oil prices may have halved since the Narendra Modi government assumed office, but it has made practically no difference to the consumer. This anomalous situation encapsulates a misguided taxation policy that has treated the oil sector as government’s cash cow,” it has said.

Just two days ago, various newspapers reported that petrol and diesel prices have risen to their highest level in three years. In Mumbai, for example, the capital of a BJP-Shiv Sena governed state, the petrol price was the highest in the country – on Tuesday (12 September), it had inched up to Rs 79.48 per litre.

Not that this price rise happened overnight. Ever since the Narendra Modi government introduced the daily price revision system of the petroleum products (from mid-June this year) to avoid sudden spikes in prices that caused popular revulsion, cost to the consumer has been going up on a daily basis, albeit in small measure. For example, between 1 July and 12 September, the price of petrol for the common man went up by Rs 5.18 per litre. Similar has been the hike in the diesel prices in Maharashtra. It now costs Rs 62.37 per litre in Mumbai.

The residents of Delhi are a shade luckier, for they have to fork out a little less for both petrol and diesel: Rs 70.38 per litre for petrol and Rs 58.72 per litre (on 12 September). This difference is there because though the excise duty levied by the central government is the same in case of both Maharashtra and Delhi, the value added tax (VAT) charged by the Delhi government is comparatively less than that by the Maharashtra government. Nevertheless the prices of petroleum products in Delhi have correspondingly gone up considerably in the last year due to the massive increase in the central excise duty in this period.

During his electoral campaign in 2014, Modi had promised to bring acche din for people of India if he was elected to power. People voted for him; the ‘good’ tidings that have come their way are the exorbitant taxes that the people are forced to pay for their basic needs.

Take the petroleum prices: when Modi was attacking the erstwhile Manmohan Singh government for bringing misery to the people in April 2014, the taxes on petrol stood at 34 percent and taxes on diesel were barely 21.5 per cent. But in July 2017, taxes on petrol account for 58 percent and those on diesel have breached 50 percent.
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Many including me have been screaming that Modi's government is cheating us on fuel prices. It is a scandal.
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The government is highly dependent on indirect taxes to keep going, something that is worrisome as far as the state of economy is concerned. It is clear why the government does not want to bring petrol and diesel under GST, termed as one of the biggest shake up in economy, it is a scandal for sure as Capt says.

I also wonder what happened to all the bold promises, and not the ones made before polls, but those made on demonetisation and GST etc, that this will be immensely beneficial to citizens. Nothing of that sort, and no transfer of benefits, on the contrary, consumers are being burdened by things like high excise rates, which may last until the elections come close.

That aside, high prices are good in a way for environment, it makes people use fuel with responsibility. Logically, at least 50% of tax collection from fuel should go in developing clean energy.
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I think prices of basic commodities are directly related to fuel prices. I may be wrong in my thinking.
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That is what it seems, but it is difficult to gauge whether the reduced fuel prices are passed on to consumers. Considering transportation as an example, my experience is that once the rates are hiked, they remain hiked even if fuel prices fall. In absence of any worthwhile data, the correlation is difficult to make. It is also difficult to know what part of cost reduction, if it happens, comes from fuel price falling, it could just be a good bargaining.

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The above is from tcifreight, as you can see, there has hardly ever been a reduction. If we take another example like input costs to farmers in form of diesel consumption for irrigation, then too it is impossible to know. Farmers basically get very small part of the total cost of produce, so any variation in that will be totally insignificant.
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Vehicle owners can afford to pay for fuel: Union minister Alphons

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Vehicle owners are people who are "not starving" and can afford to pay for petrol, Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam on Saturday said, defending the fuel price hike.

He said the tax was aimed at mobilising resources for infrastructure projects.

"All the money collected goes to the poor and it is an intentional decision taken by the government," Alphons told reporters here.

He was speaking after visiting the BJP state head office for the first time on assuming charge as Union minister for tourism and IT.

"So we are going to tax people who can afford to pay. Who buys petrol ... somebody with car, somebody with a bike. Certainly, they are not starving. Somebody who can afford to pay, has to pay," he said.

"Yes we are imposing tax on petroleum products ... So that poor in the country will have a dignified life," the minister said.

He said the funds are being used, among other things, to build toilets and houses for the poor.

When pointed out that the BJP had opposed fuel price hike during the UPA regime, Alphons said the government was using the money for the poor and the downtrodden.
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Was the UPA filling their own coffers when they hiked the fuel prices? Spoken like a true Modi minister.
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What a moron.
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