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    Remember when the price of diesel was low, it is currently about 4.19 a gallon here.. someone is making a lot of money..
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    An obscenely HUGE amount of money. Mobil/Exxon's profits were like 40 billion last quarter, or something like that.

    If that profit is not being used to find alternative fuels, those companies may need to be nationalized.


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    Socialism?? Interesting comment..
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    WOW I almost fell out of my chair. The End Times must be upon us.
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    Alright...who are you and what did you do with Fogbuster?:mad:
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    That's great. A lot of the problems wrt the price of gas right now are because of government, and you seem to want to give the government more power? Spare us.

    You guys seem to forget, XOM etc are INTERnational companies. They make a lot of money in Europe, China etc. They make a ton of money on stuff that isn't gasoline or diesel.

    When a third of the price of a gallon of gas/diesel is just tax money, it seems a little short sighted to only complain about the companies.

    And you all know from my other posts that I'm a big believer in alternative energy and the need to develop more--but nationalizing the oil companies? My God think what that would do to the economy.
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    This Mornings Big Issues With The Three Fools That Want To Be President:

    Hillary---"Richardson is a Judas"

    Obama--"Don't label me a Liberal"

    Mccain--"We will be in Iraq for a hundred years"

    When you fill your Motor Home up with $5 a gal gas this summer to take the kids camping think about the Sex Perverts, The Drunks, The Junkies, The Crooks, and all the bastard smelly scumsucking grinning politicians in Washington that are turning America into a country full of jabbering free loading Aliens and bleeding the hard working American taxpayer dry with all of their social disgusting slobbering bullsh!t.

    On election day instead of voting go out and rob a liqour store, steal a TV, tip some cars over and set them on fire, break windows, set your own house on fire, little by little we are turning into another third world country so we might as well act like one, don't "march on Washington" tear the f-cking place apart, do this and Gas will come down to 75 cents a gallon, thats how some people get results.

    Burn All Of Hillary's Pant Suits On The 4th of July.

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    Harry had the "extra good" coffee this morning.

    LOL

    Give 'em Hell, Harry!
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    Clintons think they own the Blue Division of the Republicrat Party.
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    Sure. Wealth needs to be regulated. People with million dollar cars and $200 million yachts while other people can't get a bowl of rice or a simple shot of penicillin to cure their life-threatening foot infection is unconscionable.

    I cannot see oil executives -- or most other executives -- who are making 7 and 8 figures per year while some people are starving to death. Something very wrong there.

    Godly socialism is the natural way of living. Not mere humanism, but Godly socialism.


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    You don't know how right you are.


    :D


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    OK, then. Let it be kept in private hands, but to have some execs making high 6 figure, or even 7 and 8 figure salaries is just a punch in the face of the starving and sick people of the world who could easily live on 5 to 10 grand a year.

    We need more equalization and balance in the human race. I love a Bugatti as much as the next guy, but at $500,000 per copy, and no place to legally run it, what's the point except wretched excess and egotism.

    No good.


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    So what's your stand on things like football and baseball?

    Since this is patsfans.com after all.
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    You mean like salaries? My feeling is if fans are willing to spend a minimum of $200 a pop for a seat to watch the Pats, it's their money. If that means the Pats pay Brady or Moss $10,000,000 a season, so be it. A player can only play a few years, and if the fans don't mind paying, well, what can I say. I don't like going to games at those prices so I vote with my wallet. I'll watch on TV unless there is a good reason to go in person.

    In the main I do believe that there's a bit too much money in professional sports, but that's my personal feeling. Huge salaries for companies that are FORCING the public to pay $4.00 a gallon ($7.00 in Europe) is not right. Execs making 7 and 8 figures while the little guy has to pay through his nose is just wrong.


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    It's OK.

    Go back to sleep.

    Nothing to see.

    Nothing to worry about.

    This plan was around for many years.

    Totally irrelevant now.

    Old news.

    Fuel will be going up at the very least $1 more next year.

    Oh well.

    Life is grand.

    At least you know your vote counts.

    At least you know you are free.

    The president really does run the country.

    There is no such thing as a North Amerikan Union.

    There is no such thing as a New World Order, no matter what senior Bush said.

    Someday there will be a cure for cancer.

    AIDS is a natural disease that was derived from turd tampers and monkeys.

    Abortion is great. It's your choice.

    School is good stuff.

    Vaccines don't have mercury in them.

    All cops are upstanding.

    All troops are great.

    Trust your government.

    Trust your news.

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    lad dee da.

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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    Does that mean I burn up as much gas as I WANT. OR party like its 1999? ;)
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    ... seriously folks ...

    take all of your shots.

    the government loves you.

    go to church on Sundays.

    the preachers are so full of knowledge these days.

    their message's are so full of content. not feel good fluff.

    just like joel osteen.

    and all of the other tv evengalists.

    good stuff.

    moonie is a stand up guy.

    so is jim bakker.

    and all the other good guys.

    hagee is the word.

    oh yeah.

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    Well , well , well , welcome back my friend.
    /I missed you . ;)

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