A timely and relevant meme...please don't deny it like my posts always are...
As the poster I guess I'll need to explain: there was a massive pipeline bust for gas in the south, and so over the next week or so gas prices are expected to sky rocket as places literally run out of gasoline. Currently in some towns in South Carolina rates are already running at 7 a gallon, climbing 5 dollars in a matter of days. I go to school on Virginia and prices here have almost doubled. I'm just saying, get ready for some mad max times, it should be fun *straps myself to the front of my car with a flaming guitar*
@Cabbage Salesman, the thing is though some states like mine (VA) Have declared a state of emergency therefore (thank God) it is illegal for them to jack gas prices super high during a state of emergency
@Cabbage Salesman, It seems like stations are already starting to gouge gas prices. Great.
Luckily, I'm not in an affected state (MI), but I wouldn't be surprised if prices go up here due to the incident or if the gas companies take the stock from my area and ship it down south.
I'm in the south and haven't heard of this. I'm scared
@TomPholio, pipeline busted in Alabama. Prices have gone up 20¢ in the past 2 days.
@I like Ike, come to Ohio where it fluctuates thirty cents up or down every ten minutes.
Think about it. How likely are you to get zika? How many get zika? Compare that to how much needs gas. People to get to work, and a lot of people dont realize that if that work place has no one come in because no gas, that means you cant get stuff you need. Also first responders use gas. You might not need an ambulance, but someone does.
More are affected by the gas shortage than the zika virus
One can be prevented by not going outside and the other can cause a breakdown of the fundamental daily life.
@I like Ike, both can kinda be avoided by not going outside
@TamblanTheBrick, but some of us have responsibilities to uphold..sadly...
@rainfire, adulting. Bummer. Heard it can kill some peoples lives.
@mas2de, it does...adulting is lame
it's not about the gasoline. it's about sending a message.
Yes 3 people infected isn't as big a deal as millions of workers not being able to get to work. Seriously.
and we're still doing nothing about zika, its in our country now
@ng517, "See. Nobody cares!"
@ng517, we as a society haven't done anything, but you can thank the government for doing something. No seriously, this is weeks old news but they released a mutated mosquito designed to kill offspring caring zika virus.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR GASOLINE
@thesamfactory, I ONLY CARE ABOUT PROPANE AND PROPANE ACCESSORIES
Ebola just up and disappeared now it's the Ziko virus they want us to be scared of. Thumbs up if you're not falling for that bullshjt anymore.
@DHS Crisis Actor, Well that's one.
I haven't heard of either of those things
Oh no! A new diseas that will kill us! Just like H1N1, we're totally dead from that right now. Seriously. People will die from heart disease far more than anyone with Zika. So sorry if im not worried about it.
Zika virus isn't even that much of a threat, everyone's freaking the fvck out since they think it's the next Ebola. Sh!t, man -__-
There's a perfectly plausible reason why nobody's battin a damn eye to it
I've personally worked with Zika virus and lemme tell you, this virus is SLOW compared to a lot of other more dangerous ones.
And guess what, Zika doesn't even really do much to a healthy adult (that we know of, of course), it's just the developing fetus you need to be concerned about
So lemme set things in perspective
Ebola doesn't discriminate. Healthy, sick, old, young, pregnant, night, day, female, male, hermaphrodite, trans, whatever your fvcking gender is, you are susceptible to Ebola with an astronomically high case fatality rate (CFR).
Zika, on the other hand, really only shows detrimental effects in a developing fetus. So lemme see, that's a female mother who happens to have her baby in a certain stage of development.
I don't want ramble anymore, take from this what you will
Wait what the shjt?! It is?!