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Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« on: July 07, 2008, 11:33:37 AM »

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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 11:42:46 AM »

It's all lies...Anyway, lowering the speed limit is NOT going to drop the price of gas, it's just going to be speeder heaven for law enforcement, that's the reason, more revenue for local governments...It's a B/S response to higher fuel cost...
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 04:37:56 PM »

Don't Change the SPEED LIMIT to 55 just yet!

Wholesale Diesel is down almost .15 cents & gasoline is down almost .11 cents right now

That's wholesale. And it's after a holiday weekend.

Speculators will have the price of oil over 150 bucks before July's out.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 04:58:46 PM »

This is the stupidity of socialist government - so entrenched now in NEEDING our money to survive and get re-elected to their $79,850/year salaried job whereby they can RESTRICT OUR FREEDOMS in order to SAVE THE PLANET.

Maybe if it paid more they could attract better people.  I know a lot of people who would be quite effective as legislators (myself included), but they would never take a job that only paid 79K.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 06:34:28 PM »

Maybe if it paid more they could attract better people.  I know a lot of people who would be quite effective as legislators (myself included), but they would never take a job that only paid 79K.
If you think that the $79k is all they are getting, you are being naïve.

But I know you know better than that.

But the people you know would probably not be accustomed to selling themselves out to the highest bidder.

That's right, I said it, Politicians are prostitutes.

Well politicians are worse I know, but you get the idea.
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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 10:15:09 PM »

You got it TIMMAH!!

What is representative government?

Why is it important to have representative government?

What is the common good? How is it related to representative government and justice?

What does representative government look like?

What is the responsibility of citizens in a representative local government?

How should they let their representatives know what their views and concerns are?

What happens when nobody (or very few people) participates in government?

How then do officials make decisions?

By not being a PROSTITUTE, bought and paid for by anyone you can clearly see, I best represent the citizens of my district don't you think?

I cannot buy a gallon of gas or a gallon of any easier than you can.

I was laid off on late March, never had my unemployment claim processed, and I am still without health insurance.

There is no guarantee I will get it either - there is this new employment pattern emerging in the United States, University of Michigan uses it to combat union power - it goes 90-days on, 28-day layoff, 90-days on, 28-day layoff, 90 days on(I hope I can get in now)...and so it goes.

My cost to heat our home will double this winter - will my wages increase at the rate of inflation?

I cannot be bought off - my job will be to go in there and just verbally chastise them - give 30% or more of my taxpayer salary away to this community, keep my job part time to pay my health insurance and NOT take the state's unless it is absolutely necessary and/or I cannot keep my current job - and not live in FEAR of those who don't like to be told our state is out of control and must cut taxes and severely SLASH spending so we can all EAT and get back to work! 


That was your best post ever.  Keep talking sensibly, leave out the crazy religious stuff and you might even get elected.  Heck, you might even get MY vote.
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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 01:12:17 PM »

Some excerpts


Still, analysts warned the pullback could be fleeting, saying it is a correction that could quickly shift and send prices bolting higher.

"We remain positive about the long-term resilience of our economies and future global growth," the communique said, noting that growth in emerging economies remained strong. "However, the world economy is now facing uncertainty and downside risks persist."

The U.S. dollar was stronger against the euro and the pound, but lost ground against the Japanese yen and the Swiss franc. A falling dollar has helped boost oil prices about 50 percent this year, with investors often buying commodities such as oil as a hedge against inflation when the greenback weakens.

Along with some signs of life from the dollar, fears that fresh conflict in the Middle East could cut oil supplies eased over the weekend after Iran gave an undisclosed response to an international offer of incentives if it suspends a central part of its nuclear program.




One thing to note for sure. Iran NEEDS high oil prices. They are spending that money as fast as it comes in. They will continue to use the threat of Nuclear Arms and shutting off the Strait of Hormuz to keep prices as high as they can.

The leader of Iran has already stated that he believes that the price of oil should go as high as $200 a barrel. And he'll do whatever he has to, to make sure that happens.
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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 03:56:07 PM »

We are being fed by the media government, all the saber-rattling crap.  It is meant to disguise that the United States is the 3rd largest oil producer in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Russia I believe.

We were the #1 exporter of oil during 1944, or during the World War II era I heard.

The media government is playing games to keep us away from the real economic issue that our monetary policy is atrocious - If the government only takes in 2 or 3 trillion dollars in revenue, they can only spend 2 or 3 trillion dollars on whatever they're going to spend it on.




I fixed a few things in your post.
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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 08:36:01 PM »

I'm no great scholar on government, politics or any of that stuff, but here's my theory based on the people I talk to...

Gas prices are up because quite frankly we are still buying it at that price.  Plain and simple.  Why decrease the price when people are willing to pony up the money (from a business standpoint)?

I have talked to many people that complain to high heaven about the gas prices (myself included) however very few are combining trips, cutting down on their driving, using more economic means to travel short distances (bicycles, scooters, etc), or getting a more economical vehicle fuelwise.

Since the gas prices hit over $3.50 I've cut my traveling down considerably, combine errands with friends sharing the gas cost, don't make unnecessary trips, and use my bike more.  I'm now considering buying a scooter for the longer trips that are too long for the bike, but too short for the car.  At 80-100 mpg they are a nice idea. 

If anyone knows much about scooters (150cc -250cc) please give me your opinions.  If this is an inappropriate place to ask this please let me know and I'll delete this portion of my post.
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Re: Wholesale Fuel prices dropping...
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008, 11:32:34 PM »

If anyone knows much about scooters (150cc -250cc) please give me your opinions.  If this is an inappropriate place to ask this please let me know and I'll delete this portion of my post.


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