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Gas Prices Plummet, Sh*t Hits the Fan!

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 07:13 AM

originally posted by: TrueBrit
On another matter entirely... Mr Ventura, are you O.K.? It seems as if in every video I see from OTG, you move from side to side in such a way, and at such a speed, that it is sometimes difficult to watch! Is there something wrong with your legs?

I believe he's just hyper-active.

I fidget all the time.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 07:52 AM

Not sure where they are dropping . Here in Southwest Michigan it's still $2.89 that's only a dime since summer.

We'll be in another crisis soon enough definitely within a month

I've lived in Mt. Pleasant for the last 4 years and the gas has never dipped below $3 until a couple weeks ago. We are around $2.85 now up from $2.60 something last week. I'll take it.
edit on 4-12-2014 by jtrenthacker because: Wrong quote

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 07:52 AM
a reply to: JesseVentura

I have not always agreed with you in the past, but on this, YES. 100%. We have already created cars that run on hydrogen. We know the process of making hydrogen is not economical right now, but if we concentrated on ways to make hydrogen generation more cost effective and less energy dependent, we would have the greatest fuel available. A never ending supply.

Take all the scientist who keep claiming it will never work, and put them to task making it work. It's down to the last mile as far as public consumption.

The only tiny issue is the world economy that runs on Oil $. On that, I have no answer.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:31 AM
I agree, at some point we are going to have to find a replacement for petroleum. However, it's not just gasoline for cars. I found this partial list (of over 6000) of products made from petroleum.

One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:

• plastic ties
• row cover
• irrigation piping
• polyethylene
• polypropylene
• bags and packaging
• pesticides and herbicides
• food preservatives
• fertilizers

Clothing and Textiles
• ballet tights
• nylon cord
• everything polyester: blouses, pants, pajamas etc.
• everything permanent press: shirts, dresses etc.
• beads
• bracelets
• pantyhose
• nylon zippers
• plastic hangers
• purses
• thongs and flip flops
• earrings
• ribbons
• fake fur
• windbreakers
• sandals
• garment bags
• shoe laces
• rain coats
• iron-on patches
• sneakers
• sweaters
• sofa pillow material
• tote bags
• umbrellas

Around the Office
• ball point pens
• diskettes
• thermometer
• Ink
• computers
• business card holders
• copiers
• waste baskets
• calculators
• printer cartridges
• microfilm
• name tags
• binders
• erasers
• rulers
• scotch tape
• magic markers
• telephones

Sports, Hobbies and Games
• backpacks
• fishing lures
• air mattresses
• cameras
• beach balls
• fishing poles
• hang gliders
• vinyl cases
• footballs
• glue containers
• puzzles
• darts
• Frisbees
• golf ball and golf bags
• shotgun shells
• ear plugs
• knitting needles
• waterproof clothing
• stadium cushions
• earphones
• yarn
• kites
• tennis racquets
• fabric dye
• decoys
• lifejackets
• nylon strings
• face protectors
• volley balls
• model cars
• plastic water guns
• fishing bobbers
• soccer balls
• oil paints
• parachutes
• fishing cylume
• light sticks
• earphones
• playing cards
• photographs
• monofilament fishing lines
• diving boards
• poker chips
• goggles
• rollerskate and skateboard wheels
• whistles
• guitar strings
• picks
• rafts
• ice chests
• tents
• sleeping bags
• pole vaulting poles
• motorcycle helmets
• skis, water skis
• rubber cement
• plastic flowerpots
• hot tub covers
• sails
• snorkels
• monkey bars
• photo albums
• wet suits
• flippers
• tennis balls
• boats
• insulated boots

Infants and Children
• acrylic toys
• baby oil
• laundry baskets
• waterproof pants
• baby aspirin
• bath soap
• mittens
• pacifiers
• baby blankets
• bibs
• rattles
• doubleknit shirts
• baby bottles
• disposable diapers
• baby shoes
• teething rings
• nipples and binkies
• dolls
• stuffed animals
• baby lotion

Sports, Hobbies and Games
• allergy medication
• cotton-tipped swabs
• inhalers
• liquid Pepto-Bismol
• aspirin
• first aid cream
• lancets
• pill cases
• band aids
• first aid kits
• latex gloves
• prescription bottles
• burn lotion
• glycerin
• mosquito spray
• rubbing alcohol
• chap stick
• heart valve replacement
• nasal decongestant
• surgical tape
• syringes
• Vaseline
• antiseptics
• hearing aids
• anesthetics
• artificial limbs
• eyeglasses and sunglasses
• antihistamines
• cortisone
• vaporizers
• denture adhesives
• laxatives
• Bactine
• oxygen masks
• stethoscopes
• prescription glasses
• cough syrup
• hearing aids

Kitchen and Household
• vinegar bottles
• egg cartons
• meat trays
• trash bags
• breadboxes
• freezer containers
• melamine dishware
• tumblers
• cake decorations
• jars
• microwave dishes
• utensils
• candles
• freezer bags
• milk jugs
• vacuum bottles
• coasters
• gelatin molds
• nylon spatulas
• wax paper
• coffee pots
• ice cream scoops
• oven bags
• mops
• drinking cups
• ice trays
• plastic containers
• fabric softener
• detergent bottles
• plastic table service
• drain stoppers
• dish drainers
• lunch boxes
• pudding molds
• sponges
• dish scrubbers
• brushes
• baggies
• drinking straws
• Styrofoam
• paper cup dispensers
• measuring cups
• Teflon coated pans
• table cloths
• refrigerator shelves

• cologne
• hair brushes
• lipstick
• permanent wave curlers
• perfume
• hair color
• mascara
• petroleum jelly
• comb
• foam rubber curlers
• shampoo
• contact lenses and cases
• hair spray
• hand lotion
• shaving foam
• hair dryers
• shoe inserts
• dentures
• body lotion
• face masks
• skin cleanser
• deodorants
• moisturizing cream
• soap holders
• disposable razors
• leather conditioner
• mouthwash
• sunglasses
• facial toner
• lens cleanser
• nail polish
• sunscreen
• tooth brushes
• toothpaste tubes
• vitamins
• synthetic wigs
• bubble bath
• soap capsules

• carpet padding
• Naugahyde
• Venetian blinds
• TV cabinets
• extension cords
• picture frames
• flocked wallpaper
• shower doors
• Formica
• refrigerator lining
• vinyl wallpaper
• curtains
• kitchen carpet
• shag carpet
• welcome mats
• fan blades
• lamps
• shower curtain
• patio furniture
• swings
• linoleum
• upholstery
• rugs

Building and Home
• caulking material
• light switch plates
• plungers
• faucet washers
• clotheslines
• measuring tape
• polyurethane stain
• water pipes
• electric saws
• paintbrushes
• propane bottles
• wood floor cleaner/wax
• vinyl electrical tape
• plastic pipe
• shingles (asphalt)
• light panels
• garden hoses
• plastic wood spackling paste
• awnings
• glazing compound
• Plexiglas
• spray paint
• enamel
• epoxy paint
• artificial turf
• folding doors
• floor wax
• glue
• house paint
• paint rollers
• toilet seats
• water pipes
• putty
• solvents
• roofing material
• plywood adhesive
• sockets
• propane

• antifreeze
• flat tire fix
• street paving (asphalt)
• car battery cases
• coolant
• motor oil
• tires
• loud speakers
• bearing grease
• sports car bodies
• traffic cones
• car enamel
• brake fluid
• dashboards
• windshield wipers
• visors
• car sound insulation
• oil filters
• car seats
• convertible tops
• fan belts
• gasoline

• ash trays
• dog food dishes
• toolboxes
• CDs and DVDs
• balloons
• dog leashes
• tape recorders
• synthetic rubber
• bubble gum
• dog toys
• flashlights
• nylon ropes
• bungee straps
• flight bags
• disposable lighters
• cassette player
• flea collars
• flutes
• lighter fluid
• cigarette cases
• electric blankets
• tool racks
• name tags
• cigarette filters
• ammonia
• newspaper tubes
• calibrated containers
• insect repellent
• phonograph records (vinyl)
• crayons
• ice buckets
• dyes
• pillows
• credit cards
• flashlights
• fly swatters
• plastic cup holders
• dice
• movie and camera film
• k-resin
• rain bonnets
• luggage
• video cassettes
• charcoal lighter
• rayon
• safety glasses, gloves, hats
• shoe polish
• signs
• cassette tapes
• toys
• watch bands
• waterproof boots
• shopping bags
• bedspreads
• checkbooks
• covers
• tobacco pouches
• clothes hangers
• flea collars
• flavors
• masking tape
• safety flares
• flags
• butane

Lots of the products on this list are probably using some sort of petroleum based plastics, which I wish we could stop using. Still, there are much more products than I realized. If we were to stop using petroleum, what would we use to manufacture these products?

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 09:36 AM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

I think the main problem is using fossil products as a fuel source. You see, a plastic bag or a drinks bottle can be reused, and/or recycled, but once you burn fossil products as fuel, that is your lot. No more. That litre of fuel will never go round your engine, or anyone elses again, because it has been consumed by the process of producing kinetic energy in order to move the vehicle.

Creating products that can be reused and recycled, is not nearly as costly as creating fuels which burn once, and are consumed.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 09:37 AM
I don't get why anyone thinks we are dependent on the middle east. Of course polls show about 60% of americans believe rhat but can tell you how to find out. We import 40% of the oil we use in and around 2011-2012. About 34% in 2013. the other 60%+ is self produced. Of our imports only 18-24% comes from the middle east, depending on the deal we make yearly with the saud. There has been several years in the last decade where we have gotten only 11% from the saud bring the middle east number way down.. So even on the high years that makes only 10% of what we use coming from the Middle East. Canada gives us as more oil than the entire persian gulf combined. Third is mexico, often giving as much as all of saudi arabia because it is one of the ten largest producers of oil . Foreign use has been on a rapid decline for the last ten years. a reply to: JesseVentura

edit on 2014124 by bonecrusher321 because: Mad typos

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:50 AM
The Sh*t hitting the fan will be when prices go the other way. Up by a long way. How much would America like to pay $8+ a gallon? Not much I wouldn't think. By the way Jesse Ventura Predator is an awesome movie.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 10:59 AM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

Looks like a well "oiled" social/industrial complex.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:24 PM

originally posted by: nerbot

originally posted by: JesseVentura
What we need to be doing is -- instead of fighting the wars in the Middle East for oil -- we need to spend that revenue finding and changing to alternative energy and away from fossil fuel burning.

Dear Mr Janos, first, people need to start driving smaller more economical vehicles, walk more, use more public transport, share vehicles, cycle etc, and spend the saved revenue on things like education, healthcare, homeless etc. THIS will save a fortune much faster than waiting for what you say here is the answer AND people would be a whole lot healthier saving EVEN MORE money in the lower demand for healthcare.

Spending money on warmongering should be a seperate issue and also stopped imo.

Alternative energy cars ultimately cost a fortune and have a large carbon footprint because of the small production numbers and the rediculous (but predictable) obsession with, luxury supercars.

Please come back and discuss.

I agree, I think it would be great if the people united, by doing some of the things you suggested. This would reduce our dependence on oil, and boy what a message it would send.

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:30 PM
a reply to: TrueBrit

True, but money is often what drives the change, and in this case there are many other benefits that would come along with it- most importantly for the environment.

And to answer your second question- ha, I'm OK. I just get worked up talking about these issues

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 03:31 PM
a reply to: Aleister

I agree! Let's all work on making it happen

posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 05:29 PM
We could begin by using bio-fuels rather than gasoline in cars. Bio-fuels can be made from anything from kitchen garbage to hemp or switch grass. Henry Ford built cars to run on fuel made from potatoes if memory serves me. He also advocated use of hemp in both fuel and manufacturing but he couldn't stand against the likes of Hearst and Co. so today we don't really have that option since hemp is still a controlled substance.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 11:55 AM
You're looking big in the Vid JV, you been hitting the gym?

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 12:39 PM

originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: JesseVentura

Hahahaha....I like the idea but good luck!! When something works with much profit, it is hard to talk big wigs into losing money for something better for humanity...That would mean losing money!! They don't want that!

Gas prices still aren't low enough, we are pulling the highest percentage EVER of oil out of the USA and yet our gas prices are still stupid high!

Until a better solution is found, I think we need the pipeline and we need to use all of our own oil from HERE! Let our people get the much needed benefit of lower fuel costs for everything by using our own stuff instead of overpaying for the same stuff from overseas....But who am I?

Oil companies have many great inventions hidden and locked away which they have bought out over the years. Inventions that would make a better planet for all of us, and save us average folks LOTS OF MONEY. Their GREED is far beyond the understanding of those of us who have a conscience. Big money always seems to win out, and a lot of scumbag human beings have all the money and thus the reason why this planet is in such sad shape in many categories.

As far as the pipeline, I assume you are referring to the Keystone pipeline. If so, it is my understanding that the oil for the Keystone pipeline is ALL going to CHINA. And of course, some huge profits will be made by a few wealthy oil tycoons here in the states all while these tycoons spend millions to spread propaganda that the Keystone pipeline is the answer to all of Americas problems when in FACT the only thing good about it is the money they themselves will be making at OUR EXPENSE.

When it comes to the dirty unethical oil tycoons, they ALWAYS profit at our expense. With all of the advances in technology we have today, it is ridiculous that we are STILL using fossil fuels. Theres big money behind that one. BIG MONEY. And BIG DIRTY MONEY will keep it that way unless a miracle occurs.

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 01:10 PM
Those of us who are well read about UFOs hear often about their use of MAGNETICS

I think THAT is the next great engine but HOW to modify an OIL based economy effectively enough to bring it OUT?

Not my skills set.
edit on 6-12-2014 by cavtrooper7 because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 01:14 PM
The international price of oil has dropped like rock but not the prices at my local gas station.

We are being stuffed as usual but I am not sure if this is about upsetting Russia or because the economy is tanking but it's not a game to be playing with Russia because they will win

posted on Dec, 8 2014 @ 01:25 AM

we need to spend that revenue finding and changing to alternative energy and away from fossil fuel burning

As if the mysterious THEY will ever allow this to happen. THEY do not care what happens because of THEIR quest for riches,as long as everything goes to hell after THEY are gone. It seems anything that equals more sense/less profit will never be realized. Tesla is a good example.
edit on 8-12-2014 by BadwolfBratton because: Learning

posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 07:10 AM
we cant use alternative energy because oil and gas companies keep buying up all the patents and burring them for new types of energies

posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 11:58 AM

originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: JesseVentura

I don't really believe that you even believe the
componants you mentioned are, as you seem to mention
them, so 123, ABC. Not ever. Take the sending troops
abroad for instance? Just on the cuff, the reasons for
doing such, appear to be far more complex. The closer
one looks, the more the complex appearence proves to
be, only an intentional veil. A viel that hides an other
wise, so obvious truth. As to why the rich, send the poor
to die ? But they've been do'in it for thousands of years.

And the poor just keep come'n Jesse!
So what's up with that?

"My son don't be afraid", face your fears and await the release.

posted on Dec, 15 2014 @ 12:04 PM

originally posted by: Domo1

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with me?

I agree with you, just think you're being a little hypocritical. It's hard to take someone seriously when they own a nearly 10,000 square foot home heated with forced air and at the same time preach energy conservation and "off-grid" living.


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