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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by TheSubversiveOne
Well, the best idea is to stop buying into it


And

You travel by rail and BUS how often?
edit on 28-10-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)


I'm not the one doing the complaining sir. Why don't you complain to the guy spending your hard earned dollars on gas...oh wait...




posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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It's simple really, Slay...

We don't need more crude, we can get plenty, there is plenty of oil.

What we have a shortage of is refineries, our gov. has suppressed ( and in fact, stopped) refinery building since the 80's, through regulation.

If we had more refineries, to turn oil into gasoline, the price would be much lower.

Instead, we have to build them in other countries, Venezuela, for example, that aren't tied down in green regulation. Then, we have to pay those other countries to refine it and give it to us.

Oh, and throw in a little corporate greed for good measure too.






posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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$3.15?


Waaaahh!! $4.48 here.

...$3.15...


Ohh say it ain't so... tears.... that's a god one! Hell, just last week it was $4.80... Hahaha!! And I commute avg 2 hrs/day just to make ends meet!!

We don't need no Volts or hybrids. We need vehicles that run on turnip juice!


If I were to commute using public transportation I'd have to get a pass on the Amtrak! Hahahah!

$3.15... that made my day!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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reply to post by Flux8
 


I have no issues with Rush precept Hi's Inacnracy



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Because USD has no real value anymore. It is a game.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:15 PM
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Sry, I don't get the musical ref. Or I want what you're drinkin!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:23 PM
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$3.70/gallon here as I look at the sign about 100 yards down the street.

In 2008 that sign said $1.96/gallon........interesting. But....but....but.....Bush was SOOOO evil.......LOL. God, I hope I'm wrong, and voting actually does count.



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by TheSubversiveOne
Well, the best idea is to stop buying into it


And

You travel by rail and BUS how often?
edit on 28-10-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)


If you do not have any kids < 10 years of age and can pack what you need in 2 cubic feet ( which I can ) then a bicycle is really all you need. The average trip in a car is 15 miles, well within bicycling range... and for us youngens going 40 miles isnt super hard, it does take time but you save the time of having to work out and whatnot....

+ I just enjoy bicycling, driving just bothers me for some reason, its too artificial... and buses with transfers are such a pain and usually take longer than car or biking... Winter does suck though, however still do able with the right clothing and gear... the DOT trucks reliably clear the streets, so snow isnt really an issue...



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Perhaps it is more about us wanting the contracts, not the actual oil?

Oil is just a commodity. Sure, you can make money on a commodity. But you can make more money by involving yourelf in the soup to nuts aspect of the commodities presentation to the market.

It is all about people. You may hear a corporation say this and think they are trying to be "feel good". And maybe they are. But it i true: it is all about people. You have people? You need work for them to do. its all about the people when it comes to work.

And that is what any war is about. Iraq as well as World War II. Who get the extant contracts, as well as who gets the rights for rebuilding.

ETA for clarity: in our current "fiat debt" system, there is only 2 net results: growth and shrinkage. There is no stagnation, as stagnation equates to shrinkage. There must always be growth to sustain the ponzi system we call our economy.

Wars are a way to help this. The contstant rebuilding helps fill the need for "growth". Destroy mud brick, replace with iron and glass. Destroy that, replace it. Wash, repeat. That describes much of the last 80 years.
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posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by Nite_wing


The truth is because the value of the dollar has declined world wide. That's the real truth.


And we can thank QE1, QE2, QE3 for that!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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I won't blame this on Obama. I think it is pure greed.

Exxon reports record profit of nearly $16 billion
By Steve Hargreaves @CNNMoney July 26, 2012:

money.cnn.com...



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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A friend of mine recently sent a letter to the UN including copious amounts of research which show heavy indications of illegal manipulation regarding the readiness of (almost-free) energy.. and their direct connections with extraterritorial entities which operate globally, and are unlawfully suppressing nations.. whilst destroying the well-being of our planet...


(bottom paragraph)
It is an outright atrocity... and it is a crime... and you... as The-United-Nations... are responsible for the investigation and necessary arrests of these extraterritorial entities... If no action is taken... than this action will lead the world to question your intentions and potential affiliations with such entities...

Good day...

[this did not actually happen... but i would indeed be interesting if thousands of people all around the world began sending letters of this nature to the UN.. after-all... who else would be responsible for taking action? America sure as h*ll "ain't gonna do sh*t"



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:21 AM
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Originally posted by Nite_wing


The truth is because the value of the dollar has declined world wide. That's the real truth.


Yep. You beat me to it. The dollar is (and has been for awhile, though not so obvious) on a decline, and as of now there is no reason for that decline to become a nosedive.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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Deregulation. That's the "Idiots guide to...." summary.

Speculation, one of the things that has nearly destroyed our country on more than one occasion has returned to being the norm via the casino that we call Wall Street. That is part one.

Part two is outright avarice and greed on behalf of Oil companies who create new excuses, seemingly annually, to make us feel "their pain" - even as they quietly bank away new record profits year after year. Once we fell for the Katrina test and began using terms like "winter gas" and "summer gas" - and learned to parrot things like "carbon footprint" we were doomed.

~Heff



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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If everyone right now just parked their car at their bank. Got out of it, went inside told the bank they can have the car back. Then pulled out all their money and went and trashed the worthless crap. And we all just started bartering for what we need ? The big geye, would be mortified and go into vapor lock. Because we will have realized that we don't need their system of corruption, where only they are privy.

They would know, that we have found out the greatest of their secrets in their high and mighty society. That we don't need their " lesser of two evils " because it's still evil.

They would be comatose after realizing that we found out today. That the system that is built on any kind of currency is inherently evil. Because the root of all evil ? Is the love of money..

We don't need their money.

If human beings could all stand together and do that boldly ? We might just mark Dec in our own way. Instead of as their debt slaves. May not make things hunky dory immediately but it could be the first step that needss to be taken.

Don't protest anything, just stop using money. That would cause a total derailment. Once the beast is down don't ever let it rear it's hideous face again.
edit on 29-10-2012 by randyvs because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 04:49 AM
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The dollar is no longer backed by gold, so since Federal Reserve prints trillions out of thin air, why does the dollar not collapse?
Because its now backed by oil, also known as the petrodollar



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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You know what's bull****? THIS:

www.youtube.com...

India and Mexico are the only countries that cared about this. It came out in '08, which was around 4 years ago, and we STILL haven't made any advancements towards it.

Somewhere in the video it says that with the air/gasoline combination car you could go 600+ miles without having to refuel and refueling would could $2 (tops), then 600+ miles back.

Gas prices are high because of the monopoly of it all, man. They don't WANT air powered cars, because they can't make money off of air. How can they raise prices on it, haha.

With their hands on our oil and gasoline, they have us on our knees. If we didn't need gas anymore, they'd have NOTHING on us.



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 05:57 AM
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Another thing is every election November, gas prices drop pretty dramatically in some places. If it is so easy for the gov't to lower prices when they know they need votes, why can't they lower them when it isn't around an election?



posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 07:32 AM
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Oh and then there's this....


Big Oil Gets Billions in Tax Breaks, Buys More Politicians


www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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Because it wasn't to benefit YOU it was to benefit the corporations that got control of the oil - and all of the cronies that get backhanders out of it, like former Prime Ministers and Presidents.

Use public money and lives to take control of assets worth $Trillions that are then delivered into private hands.



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