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OT----gas prices,,,

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by H82MIS, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. H82MIS

    H82MIS TS Member

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    Man I'm really glad the our wonderful congress called in all the major oil execs the other day to grill them about gas pricing,,,the dirty, lousy sons-a-bitches just raised gas in St. Louis 12 cents to 3.29 for regular,,,don't ya just love it??? The revolution is just around the corner,,,
     
  2. BDodd

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    Oh, how I wish I was paying only $3.29....Bob Dodd
     
  3. deckart

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    These oil companies, and bush and cheney, are just making decent profits for a change. They make less than pepsi and starbucks or wallymart.

    At least this is what I have learned from this site in the past. Grin and bear it. Or freeze prices like Nixon did in the 70's. Never mind, our president's daddy is an owner of Pennzoil. JMHO
     
  4. highflyer

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    Those same congressmen that favor higher taxes on gasoline and prevent any new exploration and drilling they can while selling us the stupid dream of solar and wind power. Those same congressmen that stopped nuclear power and hydroelectric power. Those same congressmen that put up obstacles to coal mining and coal plants. Those same congressmen that now want to add new energy taxes for a global warming crisis that is nothing but a giant hoax to raise new taxes and give them more power. It should be reversed. They should be the ones being grilled.
     
  5. Capt. Morgan

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    You can grip about the price of fuel until you turn blue, but as long as the oil companies are buying it with dollars that are continuously losing against all other world currencies, you will need more and more dollars to buy the same amount of product. OPEC is NOT optimistic about the recovery of the US dollar over the next 12 months.

    Morgan
     
  6. H82MIS

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    Grilled??? yes,,over an open flame,,,
     
  7. highflyer

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    I have heard we have more than 50 trillion dollars in entitlement spending promised to the baby boomers just around the corner. That is without the new national health care programs being promised by the Democrats. Our socialism is going to kill us. Everyone can't live off of the government.
     
  8. mike moncilovich

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    Say fellows, the oil moguls tell us adjusted for inflation their increases are justified. That they were in soup lines, jumping out of windows and collecting welfare. Now Bush still has them on welfare with record profits. Yes if people go on strike for better life, Bush envokes Taft-Hartley,says they are wrecking the economy, but nobody says that of price gouging. Just think if the DUBYA would send national guard and take over the oil cartel and tell them they cannot keep destroying this nation, like government does to its people. "Just dreaming"...Mike
     
  9. highflyer

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    Americans wants it every way. They don't want any new exploration, drilling or refineries. They want to be able to drive trucks and SUV's that are so big it is hard to see the one small person in the drivers seat commuting to work each day. They continue to build bigger and bigger houses. But they want an unending supply of cheap oil. It doesn't add up.
     
  10. Joe Potosky

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    Powerline News...

    Global demand is in large part responsible for rising fuel prices. Prices rise in world markets, not in corporate boardrooms. It is easier, however, to blame Exxon and Chevron than China and India.

    At least China is looking for more oil — just 45 miles off the Florida coast with its Cuban friends. The U.S. Geological Survey says the North Cuban Basin contains 4.6 billion barrels. That, Rep. Markey, will fuel cars in Beijing when it should be fueling cars in Boston.

    Our own growing economy will need 28% more oil by 2030, according to the Department of Energy, and 19% more natural gas than was consumed in 2005. Yet we are cut off from 10 billion barrels of oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska in addition to another 10 billion in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

    At over $100 a barrel, that’s a lot of untapped wealth and energy. Someone tell Markey that the oil recoverable in ANWR is roughly the amount produced by 41 of the 48 continental states and enough to satisfy all the oil needs of his Massachusetts for 75 years.

    Markey and the Democrats don’t mind tax breaks and subsidies for alternative fuels such as ethanol, which is made from corn grown in Iowa, the first caucus state. If the first caucus was in Idaho, we’d probably be making fuel from potatoes.

    Almost $93 billion in subsidies will flow to ethanol and biodiesel producers by 2012, according to the Pacific Research Institute. A gallon of ethanol delivers 30% less energy than a gallon of gasoline, so motorists will find their overall gas mileage falling as they shell out more money.

    Ethanol not only increases the cost of driving to the supermarket but also the price of the food you buy there. We’re consuming 15% of our corn to replace 2% of our gasoline. That drives up food prices here and around the world. But don’t expect any hearings grilling executives from Big Corn.
     
  11. grunt

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    Understand there is a large pool of oil under North Dakota. It was on the news yesterday.
     
  12. H82MIS

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    On a positive note I did hear that drive by shootings are way down,,,,,
     
  13. brian meyerhofer

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    $3.39 here in SE Wisconsin
     
  14. halfmile

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    Well now. I hope you don't think by any stretch of the imagination that our elected servants have our best interests at heart.

    Who gives them more money, you or the lobbyists?

    Where did "Cold Cash" Jefferson get the $93,000.00 that was in his freezer? And why did they put him in Charge of homeland Security?

    Too many sheep, not enough people.

    Orwell just had his dates wrong.

    HM
     
  15. blizzard

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    Why don't you just quit buying it if it's too expensive?
     
  16. highflyer

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    I have to agree. If you think it cost too much don't buy it. If I produce a product I should be able to charge whatever I want for it. If you think it is too much don't buy it, make it yourself or buy it from someone else. It is not any business of the government what I charge.
     
  17. Ljutic111

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    Taxes are up -- Gasoline is down in NJ . Just topped of both vehicles for $2.93 per gallon - Super Wednesdays .
     
  18. Tripod

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    Oil is traded world wide in U.S. dollars. Not much Bush and my hero Chenny can do about its price my friends.
     
  19. cubancigar2000

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    They just raised it 12 cents in one day and I remember pumping gas for my father in the 50's for 12 cents a gal 12.9 to be exact
     
  20. deckart

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    highflyer, Since when did Social Security become and entitlement??? You are listening to drugged limbo too much. I have been paying in for over 45 years and expect every penny back with interest!!! Am I un-American for that????
     
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