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Old 07-28-2006, 11:43 AM   #41
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They are after all a business designed to make money. They aren't a non-profit organization. They don’t have to put into making the world a better place to live. They don’t have to do anything for the good of the people. They are after one thing and one thing only and that is to make a buck. You and I are all the same. We work jobs for money. They just do it better than us at this point. If you think everyone and every company should be for the benefit of the people, go live in a country with a socialist economy. America is about free enterprise. You and I both have the opportunity to become a rich tycoon. The only difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich go after what they want and the rest whine about what they do. I feel that if Americans don’t move up and have some motivation to become something better, America will end up like most 3rd world countries with a big gap between the rich and the poor without a middle class.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:57 AM   #42
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They are after all a business designed to make money.
I agree and I'm just as much a capitalist as you are. However, I think something needs to be done about the price fixing. The world cannot exist as we know it without oil/gasoline. A few people are reaping the benefits while everyone else is paying out the a$$.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:02 PM   #43
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I agree and I'm just as much a capitalist as you are. However, I think something needs to be done about the price fixing. The world cannot exist as we know it without oil/gasoline. A few people are reaping the benefits while everyone else is paying out the a$$.
There's no price fixing.......that keeps getting brought up over and over.
No price fixing at the pump..........or at the well.
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There's no price fixing.......that keeps getting brought up over and over.
No price fixing at the pump..........or at the well.
OPEC = Cartel = Price Fixing. Right?
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They are after all a business designed to make money. They aren't a non-profit organization. They donít have to put into making the world a better place to live. They donít have to do anything for the good of the people. They are after one thing and one thing only and that is to make a buck. You and I are all the same. We work jobs for money. They just do it better than us at this point. If you think everyone and every company should be for the benefit of the people, go live in a country with a socialist economy. America is about free enterprise. You and I both have the opportunity to become a rich tycoon. The only difference between the rich and the poor is that the rich go after what they want and the rest whine about what they do. I feel that if Americans donít move up and have some motivation to become something better, America will end up like most 3rd world countries with a big gap between the rich and the poor without a middle class.
It's one thing to turn an honest profit and another to exploit a situation for personal gain. And I do personnally feel that although we are a capitalist society, we should in a time of war, be a nation united- and while keeping with our purpose for business (i.e. to make money), look out for the good of the nation and the people within our nation. These rich oil tycoons are partaking in a process known as profiteering, while hiding behind the vail of what you would call 'free enterprise'. I truly believe in the idea of capitalism because in socialist societies, everyone receives the same reward no matter what amount of effort those individuals put forward. I happen to like the idea that if I work hard, I'll do well and if the guy next to me decides to bullshyt his way through life , he won't enjoy the same luxuries. The problem with society today, and America in particular (Because I could give a about Russia or China or the UK...) is that these large firms are getting extremely greedy (hence all the oil mergers- Exxon-Mobil, Chevron-Texaco, etc..). Why is it that President Bush would want to allow for the sale of U.S. port authority rights to an Arabic country with the current climate of things (Global Terror, growing anti-American sentiment (especially in Arabic countries), Mideastern Violence, etc)? Certainly not 'free enterprise. I'd volunteer a term: GREED.
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Why do you think National Defense firms (i.e. firms that manufacture weapons and equipment for the military) would sell the rights to their respective company's to foreign entities, giving said foreign entities access to sensitive information regarding the equipment that our soldiers use to fight wars? You see the obvious conflict of interests that would cause right? I'd offer GREED...again. We should all embrace capitalism, , it's why we are what we are today...the strongest, richest nation in the world- but we should never do so at the expense of our strength as a nation. And a nation is made up of the people....OUR people. Make money by all means, but make an honest profit, not one based on exploiting others. If we were just all about making money w/o any ethics, selling dope would be a multi-trillion dollar a year industry...but for whatever reason, it is illegal. Why? I'd think it had something to do with looking out for the good of the people and not simply on turning a profit and getting rich slated on the logic of not being '..a non-profit organization'. Think about it...
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either thru more efficient vehicles, metro, train, bicycle, walk..........
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Selling dope is a trillion dollar industry. What do you think pharmacueticals are? They certainly are not selling you holistic healing and homeopathics.
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Old 07-28-2006, 12:52 PM   #50
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use less gas

either thru more efficient vehicles, metro, train, bicycle, walk..........
What an idea! Personally, I myself will not want to be in the US if the price of gas suddenly falls. That will be a bad day. Even at my young age (:laughing6 ) I have seen the market take dives as such and was personally affected by the last one in the mid 90s but, for it to drop from where it is now back down to what people think they want it would be devistating to our economy and job market. Devestating!

As a consumer your biggest influence will be how you use your current resources. If youcan't figure that one out then you are not playing the game correctly and should probably move on to another topic.

Now maybe if you cut your personl fuel expenses in half, invested that money into the market in which you need to purchase the fuel. You may not be complaining. Or, you can run out and get you a new 8-12 mpg vehicle to haul your single self around in traffic at the year end clearance. Your choice!
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OPEC = Cartel = Price Fixing. Right?

Supply(limited) + Demand (HIGH) = HIGH prices. Just like getting Super Bowl Tickets. None of the OPEC people set prices.............but they sure aren't gonna give it away. How long would your local Exxon stations have gas if they dropped the price .10/gallon? They couldn't keep up with demand......then everyone would raise because they were out. Just like last year during the evacuation.:eh:
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Don't get me wrong on any of this though. I would love to live in a happy euphoric world and do wheelies and kickflips all day.
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I thought you did that already?
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Selling dope is a trillion dollar industry. What do you think pharmacueticals are? They certainly are not selling you holistic healing and homeopathics.
Well for those a-critical thinkers...when I use the words 'Selling Dope', I'm refering to drugs like crack, heroine, crystal meth, etc...and locally, as in 'in the U.S.'...
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walmart sells gas cheaper
yeah, and they buy on the spot market...........who ever will sell it to them the cheapest. So one month you get Valero, on month you get Exxon....etc,etc,
And how much does Wally World make???????? The same 2-5 cents a gallon.
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gasoline has to meet standards....so therefore GAS IS GAS

i dont have any high compression engines
uh huh............:eh: It's not all the same............
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Selling dope is a trillion dollar industry. What do you think pharmacueticals are? They certainly are not selling you holistic healing and homeopathics.
If they made marijuana leagal things would be so much better...
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