most of these very high fuel prices include high tax surcharges. for example in NY premium which is 93 octane (US version = 98 octane Euro) price is close to 3.70. But in NJ, which is just next door the price for the same fuel is 50cents cheaper, because they have less tax. In the same note, price for a pack of cigarettes in NY is about $8, thanks to our asshole, billionaire, bike-hating mayor, whereas the same pack of cigs (not that I smoke mind you) is under $3 in most other states.
so, my point is that, the price of fuel is artificially inflated in many Euro and some US states, due to greedy governments and also let me say corrupt governments.
What makes me bring this up? The MCN UK just reported in order for police of certain region discourage people from riding bikes, they issued over 100 false speeding tickets to bikers, now those tickets thanks to info that was made available have been dismissed. Obviously there are a lot of illegal and unfair events such as these going on, since normally only a fraction are ever caught. So, if you think fuel is high, thank your elected officials for taxing us to death...
that's my rant for today...
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/ ... =EPI-99346
Police admit speed camera scandal
By Steve Farrell
Politics & the law
20 March 2008 16:45
Police have admitted dropping 120 speeding cases over allegations a camera operator “fixed” the speeds.
A force insider had earlier told MCN an operator was accused of deliberately setting speed readings to make it appear motorists were travelling faster than they actually were.
Kent Police this afternoon issued a statement which included: “We've suspended a member of police staff on a procedural matter pending an internal investigation. This is standard practice while an inquiry is conducted.
"Kent Police is investigating the way in which speed camera equipment was used on a particular occasion. We cannot go into detail until enquiries have been completed. Speed enforcement by the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership continues as normal…
“It is a procedural issue that relates to the use of the equipment. For guidance - the equipment cannot be 'fixed' to read a higher speed. This is an operative issue.
“We have discontinued 120 cases as a precaution while we investigate.”
In November MCN exposed a leaked internal Kent Police email telling officers use of all laser speed guns had been suspended. A sergeant admitted people may have been wrongly convicted due to devices being used incorrectly.
The force has since refused to co-operate with all enquiries on the matter.