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#705594 - 05/22/08 06:14 PM Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits
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It's just a supply and demand matter, they say.

Yeah, they have the supply, so they can demand whatever the fuck they want for it!

Friggin' thieves.
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#705600 - 05/22/08 06:28 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Dan Barnes]
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Hear hear.
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#705604 - 05/22/08 06:37 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Kenex]
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They are trying to destroy our economy. I wonder when the politicians will see this as treason. Of course the oil guys are so powerfull that they will just kill whoever trys to stop them.
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#705605 - 05/22/08 06:38 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Dan Barnes]
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diesel is the cheapest to make, yet has the highest prices.. because this country and others use this by product of gas.. semis, farm tractors, etc.. they are upping the prices because they can.. over 20 years ago I worked In Houston oil offices as a maintenance person.. because of my position the executives figured I was stupid.. what I heard at times curdled my brain.. yes you are right Dan.. in another of your thread, you question the high price of fuel across the big pond.. theoretically it if for their socialized medicine.. yet some over there are pulling their own teeth because they can't see a dentist.. and the doctor situation , well.. Arthur has had many nightmares with this.. if I recall.

Down in TN. close at hand, I heard where one guy parked his tractors and went back to mules..

I fear their will be rioting in larger cities over food shortages, before the oil people get their heads out of their **s.. and that stands true too for the pitiful crop of those aspiring to govern us

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#705631 - 05/22/08 08:06 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: NOK]
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I would like to see 'em soaked in oil, and then really grilled.
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#705635 - 05/22/08 08:07 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: vvvm]
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hee, hee.... me too
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#705653 - 05/22/08 08:22 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: NOK]
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It's all downhill from here...I sincerely believe that the folks in this country and many others will never see things as easy as they have been....

And you don't accumulate vast quantities of wealth from nowhere...it comes out of others pockets...obviously..
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#705891 - 05/23/08 01:02 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Stuart]
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Dan - did you see any of that questioning and testimony?

I had to nearly pick my jaw up off the floor after hearing and seeing these joker's answers to the scathing question - "how can you sit there and let this happen to the American people and ecomonmy?"

It's really, TRULY almost hard to believe. How do these scumbags live with themselves?

The one dude actually said something to the effect of "I'm a regular guy... I know a lot of regular people..." I almost shit myself in anger as I watched that.
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#705892 - 05/23/08 01:06 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Blue Roots]
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No, I didn't see it. I heard about it on NPR.
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#705900 - 05/23/08 01:26 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Dan Barnes]
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Freakin' A holes.....seems to me...they should be tried as terrorists....and if found guilty by a group of say...Dan Barnes and me...or for that matter any freakin' body.....then they should soaked in there own product.....not until they die though.....but then light it on fire....just before they die....yes....but...still forgive and forget that's my motto....punish the sonsabitchs then forgive and forget them.
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#705908 - 05/23/08 01:38 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Doughboy]
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Considering 'market economies,' oil execs are very much like the cigarette execs. They have convinced themselves that they are really not causing any harm to the people, or the economy. They are blinded by greed and selfishness. The fact that they are making record windfall profits on the theory of supply and demand will go very badly for them here real soon. There is technology available that enables cars to run on salt water, for crying out loud. This technology was first developed in the '70s, but was surpressed by the oil companies (for obvious reasons.) The oil company execs have paid dearly to keep this technology from being utilized (for the good of the people, mind you.) When this technology finally becomes available, the oil co. exec's pee pees will shrink to unperceptable sizes, as will their wallets.
(I can't wait for this to happen.)
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#705910 - 05/23/08 01:41 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: KenMeister]
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Ken....soooooo, you're sayin' that they won't be able to live off of the billions of dollars in there accounts?

I hear ya though....can't wait for a salt water driven car.
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#705923 - 05/23/08 02:18 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Doughboy]
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Don't worry guys, Maxine is all over it.

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#705931 - 05/23/08 02:29 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Vanillagrits]
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There really should be some regulation on this industry. All of the oil companies are essentially colluding and forming one big ass monopoly. If it were truly a free market with competing companies there is no way gas would cost this much. There's also no way gas at a BP station would cost the same as gas at a Shell station. I think that right there says that this is not a free market. It's time for the governemint to step in and start controlling it.
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#705932 - 05/23/08 02:31 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Vanillagrits]
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Like most companies, Big Oil measuers their profits as a precentage, or ratio.

Now, when Oil was $50/barrel, and they took 20% profit, they made $10.
Now, on the same amount of oil, they make almost $30.

But, you see, their profit MARGIN has not increased one bit! It's still 20%! They're innocent, I tell ya! Will ya just leave them alone?


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#705933 - 05/23/08 02:34 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: LakeStone Karl]
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Not completely. There's talk that they are the one's behind the speculators that are raising the cost of oil.
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#705935 - 05/23/08 02:38 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Hardcore.]
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#706113 - 05/23/08 11:05 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Duckhead]
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You are all venting your anger toward CEOs who are just doing their jobs by making the biggest profit for the stockholders as they can. These are not non-profit orgs. Stockholders want their stock to go sky high and pressure the corp board to be more and more profitable. A very large segment of these stockholders are average working Joes who are vested in the market through their 401k accounts. How ironic that many of these oil co. stockholders bitch about the price of gas.

They are right about supply and demand. The question is, what is causing the larger demand than the supply?

Come on you know. We have gone over this many times.

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#706117 - 05/23/08 11:14 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Tom Mix]
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If you want to point a finger of blame point at the people driving gas hogs just to go to and from work. Or people pulling huge camping trailers all over the place. Or people who's sports are snowmobiling in the winter and boating in the summer. Or are ripping up the wilderness with 4-wheelers. Or other wasteful burning of gas.

They are a bigger part of the problem than these CEOs. Sure, the demand is high because of the much increased usage of China and others. The west isn't the only ones burning large amounts of gas anymore.

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#706167 - 05/24/08 01:52 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Tom Mix]
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Damn, will the lions lay down with the lambs?

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#706202 - 05/24/08 06:50 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Doughboy]
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 Originally Posted By: Doughboy
can't wait for a salt water driven car.


It is an amazing site to see!

Anyway Doughie, I know your house in Detroit has an oceanfront view and you'll just pull the old Hummer right up to the ocean and start pumping.....right?

Wrong.

The oil companies will pump salt water from their stations. It will become a federal offense to illegally take ocean water, since you don't own it, won't be able to own it, and the oil companies will become Salt Water Power, Solar Power, and Hyrdrogen power moguls.

We're always going to be paying someone until there is nothing left to pay with.........

Then, one day, our grandkids and great gandkids can make toys for export to China.
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#706207 - 05/24/08 07:51 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: MadGuitrst]
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yeah Mad....I figure that the salt water will have to come from the bottom of the ocean because it has a better grade of salt....and the only companys that will have the equipment to punp it up will be the oil drilling companys. I estimate by the time it is pumped, strained....and a smell added to it...like propane....that we should be able to get it for about $6...a gallon.
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#706215 - 05/24/08 08:21 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Doughboy]
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A very large segment of these stockholders are average working Joes who are vested in the market through their 401k accounts.

These are not the majority stockholders. How many 401ks went down the tube anyway. BP is the major stockholder in Standard oil. They want to buy the rest. If im not mistaken BP is already our biggest supplier in the U.S. Our monopoly laws are useless. MS being the prime. As far as I can tell the market is being driven by greed or get it while you can. Meanwhile Society's are being manipulated and controlled by these power brokers. Say What! Nike shoes pays about 25 cents an hour in Indonesia. I watched Nikes Ceo say Americans dont want the jobs. Right! Wheres our 100 mpg hybrids. Who do you think controls this technology and manufacturing? Free enterprise my butt!
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#706230 - 05/24/08 09:13 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Duckhead]
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Salt water?

Maybe people will actually wake up someday and stop using gasoline, rather than complain about it's cost. It's the idiot whiners that are the ones contributing to the consumption of gasoline and profits to the oil companies and government! Maybe they just don't realize that many people in this country have been using grain alcohol and vegetable oil for fuel, for many years now. Not only is it a better fuel but, can be made in your own backyard with little or no modification to most vehicles. Of course, if everyone suddenly made the switch from gasoline to alternative fuels, it would have a major impact on the stock market and economy, and the government would try to step in and tax it's use in some form. But still, the pros would outweigh the cons in the long run. Hmmm, cleaner environment? no more reliance on the middle east? no more oil spills or other ecological ill-effects? Infinite low-cost, non-inflatable fuel supply?
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#706232 - 05/24/08 09:18 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Dan Barnes]
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It's just a supply and demand matter, they say.

Yeah, they have the supply, so they can demand whatever the fuck they want for it!

Friggin' thieves.


...they make about 8 cents a gallon profit...

...the fucking thieves are yer local pols piling on ever higher taxes and boutique fuel requirements (also see my post in the wheat thread)...

...what are the nature-nazis solutions?...short term fer the 'po folks out here?...

...Boeing'll be tits up in no time once you get yer $10/gal. Jet A (kerosene)...
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#706233 - 05/24/08 09:20 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: fonts]
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...I think it's time to take off the stupid-looking glasses as well...
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#706234 - 05/24/08 09:20 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: fonts]
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Oil Executives Grilled ...


Do they smell like bacon? Oh how I wish that was literal, DB.

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#706258 - 05/24/08 10:48 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Cornjerker]
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...a little sierra club l'orange actually fits this establishment's board of fare far better...
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#706322 - 05/24/08 05:25 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: fonts]
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Exxon is our largest oil company. There are 13 oil companies larger than Exxon. We can 1) find more and/or 2) use less. Apparently, finding more isn't an option for the ruling class. It's pretty simple... like Outer Limits..."you are no longer in control..... "
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#706444 - 05/24/08 11:00 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Wingnut13]
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The ruling class will not allow drilling new wells offshore the US and in the meantime Brazil and China are drilling like crazy. Thanks ruling class for not allowing drilling in northern most Alaska. These unrealistic evironmental laws are a big contributer to high prices too. If they would allow 10 more refineries I'll bet the price would come down to be under $2 a gal. in time.

Anyway, this all contributes answers the question why is the demand higher than the supply that the price is so high.

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#706448 - 05/24/08 11:19 PM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Tom Mix]
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i know some tree huggers in Illinois the are so quick to veto everything.. they vacation in the FLA keys with their parents condo .. it's so easy to be a militant when some one else is paying the bills
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#706520 - 05/25/08 09:11 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: NOK]
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...if you think it's spendy now, just freakin' wait until the socialists get their hands on Big Oil and nationalize them communist style...

...that idiotic move WOULD push us into Depression2 scenarios...
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#706523 - 05/25/08 10:03 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Tom Mix]
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 Originally Posted By: Tom Mix
The ruling class will not allow drilling new wells offshore the US and in the meantime Brazil and China are drilling like crazy. Thanks ruling class for not allowing drilling in northern most Alaska. These unrealistic evironmental laws are a big contributer to high prices too. If they would allow 10 more refineries I'll bet the price would come down to be under $2 a gal. in time.



Tom - do you really want this? Do you think it's a good idea? Seriously brother... just asking.
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#706525 - 05/25/08 10:06 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: fonts]
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...if you think it's spendy now, just freakin' wait until the socialists get their hands on Big Oil and nationalize them communist style...

...that idiotic move WOULD push us into Depression2 scenarios...


Fonts - I see that your deep indoctrination and brainwashing are still firmly in place. Still miserable with believing that liberals are the enemy and everything wrong in this country. Still not looking in the mirror and taking personal responsibility.
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#706527 - 05/25/08 10:09 AM Re: Oil Executives Grilled Over Soaring Prices and Record Profits [Re: Blue Roots]
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You can feel it coming.... those that consider themselves on the "right" and imagine themselves at war with those that they label "liberal"... are posturing and getting poised to blame every fucking problem of the last catastrophic 8 years on whoever gets in there and becomes the easy target.

Que sera.
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