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Drivers in for crude awakening as gas prices skyrocket

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posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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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.




posted on Feb, 25 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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And i suppose if you tryed to make and sell a fuel , no matter what it is you would be shut down in a minute. Cant even make undrinkable ethanol without a batf certificate, you cant even posses a still legaly.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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I don't suppose anyone will ever see this since the thread is at least a week old, but what the heck.

Two little bits of information:
1) today's crude price was $104.91, outstripping ATS predictions that it peaked in the $90s.
2) Steven Chu, the Secretary of Energy said in an interview about 2 1/2 years ago that American gas prices should be closer to European levels.

Now I believe in a conspiracy.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:42 PM
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I didnt know it was that much as i havent looked at the prices in a week. I wonder when people will start stealing gas from peoples cars again?



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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I'm feeling miserable enough, why shouldn't you, too.


It wasn’t Julien’s life the gunman wanted that morning of May 5: “He said he wanted the truck. He wanted the fuel.”


Here's the whole story:

www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Maybe we should start taking more stock in say MAD MAX movies. I mean they got ya by the balls, you cant make gas on a personal level and you cant buy it black market yet, so we keep on keeping on i guess.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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I'm afraid you're absolutely right. I don't know what would persuade the system to lower fuel prices. I've been told there isn't even any good way to store fuel for months



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:59 PM
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There isnt a way to store fuel for an extended period of time.Even if you stablil your fuel it is only good for 90 days or so, after that the octane is reduced by a large percentage depending on storage methods. Even deisel will go bad after a few years, so will kero. The only way to store a fuel longterm is in a gas, like propane. Why do you think there arent more LPG cars, even though we have an abundance of nat gas, because they cant control it. I doubt (correct me if im wrong years later) we will ever in our lifetime see a tangible move to nat gas. Most new oil wells blow off enough to run a household or two for a year daily. If you control the product you control the people. Electric is a joke at this point in time, so is hydrogen, and others. You ride a bike or you walk.





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