Originally posted by jibeho
Nothing to worry about folks. We're finally getting a reality check with regards to gasoline pricing. Maybe this will just encourage people to think twice about each and every trip they take. I remember the first $3.00/gallon gas spike several years ago. People in my neck of the woods were snapping up Vespas left and right to use for their daily errands etc. Then the Smart Car debuted and on and on and on.... SUV sales dropped and now they are rising again only to drop off again as gas prices continue to rise.
Time to get smart and time to open up US oil exploration again!!
We actually fight wars for a political stronghold in the pecking order of the world. Look at Afghanistan. We are failing in the same theater of war that put a spanking on the Soviets for NINE years. They fought to support the then sitting Marxist govt. of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan against the Mujahideen which were supported by the US the UK and other nations including Muslim nations. Now we are fighting the same people we once supported because we now deem them to be a threat to international stability.
Same game in Iraq. We supported them in their War with Iran and later came back to topple the regime. Conventional warfare will never prevail in these theaters of combat due to the heavy restrictions placed on us regarding the rules of engagement. Our enemies in Afghanistan are hiding across the border in Pakistan for a reason.
It's more of a giant game of chess than a battle for oil. Oil is merely a component that fuels the war machine. A lot cheaper to fight a war with plenty of fuel at your doorstep.edit on 7-1-2011 by jibeho because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by dantanna
the rockefellers and rothschilds are all mixed up in the oil game. im sick of those creeps.
i did not know 80% of the gas prices in the UK are taxes! i had to stop selling items to the UK, because they have been charging my customers 50 bucks JUST to pick up the toy! i send it to the person in the uk, but the government steps in, when it sees an import, and 'sends' it without my permission, or the buyers, to some third party 'delivery service.'
this delivery service is charging people 50 dollars for the 'right' to go pick it up.
i hate the rothchilds.
Originally posted by smthngmssnghr
From late 1990s through early 2000s, Americans spent 20%, or 1/5th, of a minimum hour's wage on a gallon at the pump.
From early 2000s to mid 2000s oil had a 150% increase in price per gallon, while federal minimum wage remained the same.
In 2007, federal minimum wage is raised 40%, while oil steadily increases.
By 2009, a gallon at the pump is roughly 35% of a minimum wage's earnings.
Now 2011, the federal (states can go, and some are currently below this level) minimum wage is still $7.25/hr, where it was $5.15/hr from 97-07.
Oil has now reached $3.50, which is 48% of the federal minimum wage's earnings. That's a 28% increase.
Again, it was steady.
So while oil has climbed 350% in the last decade in America, the federal minimum wage increased significantly less (40%).
Originally posted by Nastradamus
I'm sorry OP but your ignorance is just too funny, I just had to LOL right in your face about complaining about $3.50 per gallon....... give me a break. Go put your head back in the sand and just stay off the internet... you might hurt yourself. Before you start crying and complaining and screaming outrage... why don't you do a little research and and spend 10 minutes to figure out where the most expensive rates are at the pump across the globe and you'll see that you've had it VERY well all these years and your crying is unjust and is the reason why more and the more of the world just want to see the United States Government along with the lard covered populace just get whiped off the face of the Earth.
Originally posted by Nastradamus
your crying is unjust and is the reason why more and the more of the world just want to see the United States Government along with the lard covered populace just get whiped off the face of the Earth.
Originally posted by ConspiracyNut23
Saddam was planning to sell oil in Euros. The plans were scrapped soon after Hussein was disposed of.