posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:01 PM
reply to post by HunkaHunka
Haha...I don't know about bed bugs, but yeah the socialist airlines are always on the leading edge of any opportunity that helps them out with their
own lack of business risk mitigation plans. I think most of that airlines this week raised the average ticket price $60 (I believe one way but don't
quote me) just at the smell of Wall Street being "unsettled" about events in the ME.
It just slays me that ALL the risk and cost is always on the consumer when the price of a barrel of oil goes up. We get slammed from every direction.
It affects everything. And this helps the already filthy rich on Wall Street get even filthier rich. Heaven forbid a company should take a cut in
their profits when times are tough, eh? Especially when they have us by the proverbial balls.
I mean, in capitalism, isn't it part of the natural plan that if you can't run your business accounting for things like this, you lose profits? What
new rule was written that said you can cook the books and lay people off and pretend it's profit, and overcharge for your product for "good"
excuses and pretend it's profit. Is the capitalism model supposed to work like this? All on the backs of the consumer and worker, no matter what? Oil
is quite the racket. It's not capitalism, and it has the power to take us down.
Yes. I guess I don't really see how this is even partially our fault for allowing this, because we have absolutely NO control and even when we try to
find alternative energies the same corporations and even our own government (same thing really) block us. A person's gotta eat and drive to get to
work and heat their homes, so they really do have us over a barrel (bad pun). These things aren't really optional. In some cases, we have some
choices (flights for pleasure, eating out, and what else (drawing a blank here)?
Sorry, just rambling to myself.