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    06 Jan '17 16:40
    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/227343072-story


    The state of Virginia practices price gouging with its toll lanes. When it would be useful, you need to pay big bucks to use it.
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    06 Jan '17 16:52
    Originally posted by Eladar
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    The state of Virginia practices price gouging with its toll lanes. When it would be useful, you need to pay big bucks to use it.
    Just read that. Doing the same here in SoCal. The peasants get the slow lanes.
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    06 Jan '17 16:55
    Originally posted by kquinn909
    Just read that. Doing the same here in SoCal. The peasants get the slow lanes.
    You can use those lanes for free if you have 2-3 people in the car
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    06 Jan '17 16:56
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    You can use those lanes for free if you have 2-3 people in the car
    In Virginia?
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    06 Jan '17 17:00
    Originally posted by Eladar
    In Virginia?
    In CA.

    Never been to Virginia.
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    06 Jan '17 17:36
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    You can use those lanes for free if you have 2-3 people in the car
    That's the HOV lanes. I'm talking all the toll lanes that are in place w/ more being built.
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    06 Jan '17 17:501 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    In CA.

    Never been to Virginia.
    So in the Republic of Personas California the rich can travel well at will and the commoners need to make arrangements with other people.
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    06 Jan '17 18:40
    Don't you have more important things to worry about? Like, who has better ratings for The Apprentice?
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    06 Jan '17 18:51
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Don't you have more important things to worry about? Like, who has better ratings for The Apprentice?
    Yes, in Europe it is only natural for the upper class to have special priviledge enforced by the government.
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    06 Jan '17 19:17
    Originally posted by Eladar
    Yes, in Europe it is only natural for the upper class to have special priviledge enforced by the government.
    Aren't any toll roads where I'm from, I'm afraid.
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    06 Jan '17 20:31
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Aren't any toll roads where I'm from, I'm afraid.
    It is the general philosophy not the paticular. In Europe it might take the form of energy prices that limit the common person but is well within the price the modern aristocrat can afford.

    Control the peasants by increasing the cost and corral them in high density low cost housing.
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    07 Jan '17 10:31
    Originally posted by Eladar
    It is the general philosophy not the paticular. In Europe it might take the form of energy prices that limit the common person but is well within the price the modern aristocrat can afford.

    Control the peasants by increasing the cost and corral them in high density low cost housing.
    Yeah, those common folk are super limited by a gasoline tax while they get only scraps of unimportant things like health care, housing, public transport and education.
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    07 Jan '17 16:202 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yeah, those common folk are super limited by a gasoline tax while they get only scraps of unimportant things like health care, housing, public transport and education.
    Funny how you define the people as those who can't get a job. Typical elitist mentality.

    I have all that and cheap fuel as well as my own house (buying not renting). I had all that bringing home less than 2k a month. They don't pay teachers well in Oklahoma.

    I suppose in Europe that might sound like a lot after taxes.

    Btw, I can use public transportation but I have my own vehicles as well. This is true for most people who live in this state.
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    08 Jan '17 07:57
    Originally posted by Eladar
    http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/227343072-story


    The state of Virginia practices price gouging with its toll lanes. When it would be useful, you need to pay big bucks to use it.
    Transurban (the company running these toll roads) is a private company. It's not owned by "the state of Virginia". This seems to be a critique of corporate conduct, rather than that of the state.
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    08 Jan '17 17:16
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    Transurban (the company running these toll roads) is a private company. It's not owned by "the state of Virginia". This seems to be a critique of corporate conduct, rather than that of the state.
    Are they not under contract to the state? In any case the state of Virginia is allowing it. Does Virginia not approve the rates?
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