posted on May, 9 2007 @ 06:45 PM
The reasons change all the time... Katrina, refining capacity, false reports on a busy hurricane season, future trading, and increasing demand...At
the same time, record breaking billion dollar profits. Okay... Even a 10 year old moron can tell whats going on if explained correctly (something our
media doesn't do).
The thing that bothers me, is the other day the media (yep our so called fair and unbiased media, hahaha) basically took time to tell people that its
a waste of time to boycott (ie those mass chain letter, boycott this day campaigns) gas stations, saying it would not effect pricing, um okay..
Why would the media do that? A boycott even for a day or two a week, would impact the demand, even for the shortterm (less people buying equals less
demand, I mean come on now).. It was on multiple channels. Oh wait I forgot, we don't have a free and unbiased media anymore, thats right I need to
remind myself this all the time...
Our media has become a joke, since when are Paris Hilton, The Queen, Kight Rider dude's lives our top news, esp with everything going on... Tabloid
News is becoming our only news...
The other thing that pisses me off, are the oil and gas experts that come on, always telling us its the consumers fault this, or that. Expert and
Industry Employee/Rep are not the same thing. Anytime I see an Expert spitting the basically same bs every year, I just change the channel... The
smile on these experts faces and their suits should be an indictator of whats behind the scenes.
Consumers are partly to blame, and I say it partly. everytime I see a hummer with some douche bag driving on the highway, I slap myself. But honestly,
Americans were painted in a corner, our demand is due to our lack of proper regulations on MPG (compared to Europe or Asian Countries and there MPG
The oil industry is dictating these demands, our politicians are in on it, duh (this is evident with the lowering of prices around elections), and
theres really nothing we can do about it, but bitch and complain....
Really what could we do? Car Pool? haha Most people have horrible commutes because our nations road systems are the worst they've ever been, thus
adding to the demand problems, due to the poor commute.