posted on Jul, 12 2008 @ 02:01 AM
If I am not mistaken,China,and other eastern countries buy more of their oil from more localised countries,such as IRAN!...So I don't believe that is
driving up costs in the US so much as we are being led to believe.
China has the sense to build their own refineries,something the US has not done in over 20 years ,Refining capacity is a real issue in the US.
The american lifestyle is partially to blame for the price of oil.
If you are not a professional mechanic,why would you need a $15,000 set of snap on tools,when a cheap set of craftsmen tools from sears would serve
you just as well?...The same logic applies to transportation,aside from the fact most american's rely on others to do that which they can do for
themselves......but that is another topic.
The problem with prices of petroleum products in the US is not about demand so much as it is about the devaluation of the US currency.
If you want to attack someone,first you need to attack those who taught you to believe that you need all of those things that you do not
need,starting with Edwin Bernays,or really the consumer mentality he created to serve corporate profiteering,he basically created the consumer
mentality you all suffer from....
Another problem with the price of petroleum in the US is the futures trading market,which after the first depression was reigned in by legislation,I
believe it was the Glass/Stiegal act,which by the way was basically nullified by the bush administration.
Globalisation is the other problem,but of course most would not consider it to be a factor,since they have been led to believe glabalisation is a
good thing...The US was founded to get away from precisely the thing the globalists are trying to accomplish,Precisely.
I was completely shocked by the opening post on this thread,I could not believe the level to which this country has sank,that anyone would be so
ignorant as to attack another country to reduce the price of petroleum,since the military is by far the least efficient and most wasteful user of
petroleum there is.And since the amount of money used in miltitary activities would require the printing of more worthless paper to devalue your
currency that is already out there,and would drive prices farther up,and will....
I am trying to reply to the opening post of the thread in a civil manner,but I find it difficult to discuss something so un-civil as warfare in a
civil fashion,especially when the root of the problem,the most basic issue,is that most people in the US are just so incredibly ignorant,so incredibly
lazy and ineffective,weak......just let someone else bleed and cry out in pain and die so you can keep driving around and get fatter...
There is no place left in this world to escape to,thanks to globalism.
Enjoy the ride,just wake up enough to realise you are being taken for one.