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The Constant raping of americans wallets

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posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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I found this on drudge today it really is frustrating

news.yahoo.com.../ap/20040601/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices_12&printer=1



Please let me know your feelings on waht i have posted.

Thanks




posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:38 PM
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You can donate money to me throug paypal.

Just u2u me for details and i can further rape your wallets.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
You can donate money to me throug paypal.

Just u2u me for details and i can further rape your wallets.


Thanks but i currently have too many hands in it at the moment. But when a space come available i will let you know.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:45 PM
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All money donated goes to a good cause! I'm an unemployed student!
/end begging

On a more serious note, In the UK the fuel prices are much much higher than in America, if you see large scale civil whining it will be in the UK first.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Nerdling
All money donated goes to a good cause! I'm an unemployed student!
/end begging

On a more serious note, In the UK the fuel prices are much much higher than in America, if you see large scale civil whining it will be in the UK first.



Yes you are correct but isnt the economy stronger where you are?

Oh and i am already whining



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 04:20 PM
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Am i the only one who feels like these gas prices have gotten out of control?

Someone anyone?



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 04:23 PM
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The economy here is stronger i suppose, but paying triple what you pay is still alot.



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 04:55 PM
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My feeling is 'surprise', 'disappointment', and 'mild hopelessness'


Not at the reality of the rise in the price of oil - but to the adolescent ignorance of the vast number of my fellow citizens who are still so uninformed and self-interested; annoyed at their lack of intellectual curiosity to investigate for themselves the reasons for this event.

I question why, my colleagues in citizenship, are so unmotivated that they accept the crap the mass media pumps out and misfeasance of our political leaders to not assume one of the requirements/duties of leadership -to teach.

I could go on but I think you have some small idea of my "FEELINGS"


[Edited on 1-6-2004 by gmcnulty]



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 09:46 PM
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We need to spend more money on fusion research, so that some day we can tell the OPEC yokels to go to hell. Until then, we either take what they have or continue to bend over and say "Thank you Sir! May I have another!" Choices are few and whining about it may be cathartic but, it is useless and I won't do it.

Variable



posted on Jun, 1 2004 @ 11:05 PM
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Do try to be a bit tad more then hopeless................Why son, it's down-right unamerican?



posted on Jun, 4 2004 @ 07:24 AM
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if you see large scale civil whining it will be in the UK first.


There's already large scale whining but then again there's rarely anything beyond that. We're far too polite over here. If it was France they'd just burn the #ing petrol stations down.



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 03:16 AM
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You alone are in control of your expenditures. If people continue to live beyond their means all in the name of consumerism, they won't have a pot to piss in when times get hard.

Where did the economic power go in America? Overseas, cause Americans on average are $2000 in debt.
No power, if you saved naught.


High energy costs are the side effect of irrational exuberance in spending.

[edit on 6-6-2004 by Regenmacher]



posted on Jun, 5 2004 @ 07:14 PM
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Well, they have raped my wallet to the point Im pretty much untouchable now. I have nothing left to take.

I usually walk more than i drive anyway, so I havent been hit too hard by the increased gas prices, except for my longer distant drives to take my mom to her doctors appointments. I cant afford to do that anymore, and now she either hitches rides or takes the bus.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 12:39 AM
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Has anyone noticed how much the oil companies profits are from all this. I think that they are going to keep the gas prices high to further fatten their wallets.

I hope all those folks get a good dose of herpes.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 12:53 AM
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"Raping of wallets" is a bit dramatic isn't it?

I think the word you want is "FROTTAGE"


Ck. out my earlier thread for info I was able to glean about the U.S. oil economy.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 12:54 AM
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As long as demand keeps increasing, oil prices will continue to rise. The only thing that increasing supply does is to make oil companies more money and to keep in line with demand. If we want oil prices to decrease, then we need to stop buying so much oil -- of course they are going to want to make the most money possible, I learned that in economics.

alternative energy and more public transportation?



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 02:18 AM
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There's already large scale whining but then again there's rarely anything beyond that. We're far too polite over here. If it was France they'd just burn the #ing petrol stations down.


Cool. As it should be. As each day goes by I see the ever-increasing gas prices and I wonder if Americans will EVER publically complain.

Truthfully ? And this will probably cause a massive wave of flames my way....I doubt very much we'll ever see Americans rise up over the price of gas. Even if gas was 10.00 dollars a gallon, I still think you'd see us mildly paying whatever it took, with little verbal complaint. Why ?

I have NO idea. I think I'm truly european at heart because I'd be one of the first out there leading the marches with symbols banging. Problem is, nobody would follow me lol.

Another thing that makes me realize that my fellow Americans wouldn't be able to rouse themselves from the Matrix in this regard is the price of groceries.

Hell, if we won't take to the streets at the insane cost of feeding our families, there sure as HELL is no way people are gonna publically outcry over the cost of gas.

Truly scary.

[edit on 6-6-2004 by KayEm]



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
"Raping of wallets" is a bit dramatic isn't it?

I think the word you want is "FROTTAGE"


Ck. out my earlier thread for info I was able to glean about the U.S. oil economy.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



Ok a bit dramatic did you read the above post abut not being able to transport her mother to the doctor? that is what i call a raped wallet, dramatic hmmmm it makes you think who is actually being dramatic here.


How about this i read a report not to long ago concerning OPEC and the sauidis sp?. i was some thing like this, oh if any one has a link please post it . The saudis and opec both said they couldnt do much about the cost of oil? Yes i will agree with them on a immediate time frame. but over a few weeks yes they can. Now let me pose this to you if you agree with my above statement i will ask who is being dramatic?





posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 01:28 PM
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Even tho in nominal terms gas prices at the pump are at an all time high we must remember that the inflation adjusted price of gasoline is well below its all time high of $2.94 in 1981. That is why Bush isn't even close to using the emergency oil reserves.

The simple fact is with China and India growing like crazy with huge populations the demand for oil is ever increasing. With a fixed supply and most oil producing countries near their limit for producing oil the price has to increase.

It is just too bad we American's are extremely inefficient consumers of oil. Hopefully this will jolt the American consumer back to reality. Interest rate rises are just around the corner and it's time to smarten up moneywise. Get used to $2.00+ per gallon this is as low as it will be from now on.

We have had it too good for too long in the US and instead of taking advantage of our low interest rates to pay down our debt we simply borrowed more. It hasn't helped that the current administration has also mortgaged future generations to the hilt to capture Saddam either. Oh well hopefully our tourist industry does well when the US dollar goes down the drain.



posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by mrdependable
Even tho in nominal terms gas prices at the pump are at an all time high we must remember that the inflation adjusted price of gasoline is well below its all time high of $2.94 in 1981. That is why Bush isn't even close to using the emergency oil reserves.

The simple fact is with China and India growing like crazy with huge populations the demand for oil is ever increasing. With a fixed supply and most oil producing countries near their limit for producing oil the price has to increase.

It is just too bad we American's are extremely inefficient consumers of oil. Hopefully this will jolt the American consumer back to reality. Interest rate rises are just around the corner and it's time to smarten up moneywise. Get used to $2.00+ per gallon this is as low as it will be from now on.

We have had it too good for too long in the US and instead of taking advantage of our low interest rates to pay down our debt we simply borrowed more. It hasn't helped that the current administration has also mortgaged future generations to the hilt to capture Saddam either. Oh well hopefully our tourist industry does well when the US dollar goes down the drain.




I think you are missing the point here yus comparitivly it is chep. But we have been living with cheap gas prices for quite sometime now. To see it go up this much and it stagnating.




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