Because you touch yourself at night.
OT - Why are gas prices so high, anyway?
i only touch myself during daylight hours.
hooray daylight savings this weekend!
Because our good friends at BP still have a mess to clean up. I also agree that another big reason is that you touch yourself.
You know the 'no politics' rule.
It's the one area in which people can't take a joke. I can call someone's mother a whore and question his political views, and he'll defend his politics first.
I'm about as partisan as it comes (hell, I worked in Michigan politics for four years), but you won't see a single hint of it here. And why? Cause people flip their shit, one person calls another a communist, the other guy makes a Hitler reference, and the thread gets locked.
the points never meant anything
I see you took lessons on posting at RCMB today.
He F'in lied and the butterfly effect is F'in the whole world up. This is another stab at UM and the Big Three.
Gotta get my Goldman Sachs on....Lets hope we can afford to drive to the games this fall!!!!
he is using up all the petrol
is running out of it. Say what you will about unrest in the middle east, speculation, and George W. Brilliant, but gas prices are higher on a regular basis because oil is actually becomming a scarse commidity. Listen, I am no Al Gore, but think of the oil supply as an ocean, sea levels are getting very low. Are we running out tomorrow, no. Should our children be concerned, absolulotely. The entire world needs to understand the problem and unite to find a common solution. It is very possible that oil prices could reach un-thought-of prices in the next decade. $10 per gallon = blood in the streets. It is the single biggest threat to our way of life and to a semi-peaceful existence between nations. Have you seen There Will Be Blood. The title of that moive is foreshadowing of things to come, and the film itself is symbolism for the net effect that oil and dependence on oil is having on a once sane world. Reliabile alternative forms of energy are a must, like, right now.
but I have to inquire about your sig line. reference?
that is not why gas prices spiked in the last several weeks. I hear there are some shenanigans going on in the ME where the oil is; this has freaked out commodity traders, etc. Long term, the oil supply is finite, but the recent spike is not about scarcity.
Explains the oil price spike.
"Oil, I don't care about oil, I mean who cares right. I'm winning, right, so what is oil to me. I just can't, I can't understand all the hate, all the bad things in the world. I am just about love, loving my children, and just understanding that this while thing is about love. (Interuption for puff on cig). Look, I got what noone else has, I'm just like who cares, I am living life man, just loving, ya know. I am my own creature, my own thing. I just do it the Sheen way. It's just love man.
Interviewer - Um, OOoookkk. Charlie are you sure you don't need me to get you anything? Your alright?
Sheen - Tiger Blood man, tiger blood.
coke and porn stars are commodites. So he is tapping those reserves hard....
As hammerhead sharks are to ball-peen hammers. They sound kinda the same... but go ahead and take a swim with both, and see how each turns out.
You admit defeat by slandering liberals. Nicely done. You win exactly one (1) neg from me.
And for the record, there's no such thing as a racist person who voted for Obama. So if you think that THAT's the reason why so many people voted for him, then you might want to look in the mirror before you label others.
Dude. We're biracial, or multiracial.
Interracial is a type of porn.
BTW, does anyone know anybody that can give me some leads on where I can stock up on gold and survival food storage?
Gas prices are high for a multitude of reasons including (in no order):
Opec, Libya, high demand, oil companies, politics, inflation
However, the idea that oil is running out is a farce. In fact, most reports show that nearly 90% of the world's oil has not even been touched yet, it still lies in the ground. I mean, it's not a good plan to rely on it, but it will be there.
Well, now back to Michigan football!! haha
You have some reading material to back that up??
Sorry, had to take advantage. It was a pretty damn funny spelling error. Also, this image came to mind:
You should consult OSU and let them in on your reasoning. It's not Pryor's fault he sold his shit to buy tattoos, it's the tattoos themselves. If they weren't so cool and expensive this problem never would have happened.
Comments like these made it political.
Go blue (not political)...
I mean its pretty effed up, providences like texas and calgary have way lower prices, its just not fair.
this whole pee in butts meme you're trying to start isn't cool. it's also not funny, and it's pretty annoying. I'd rather hear political bs.
....you're delusional.....Gas prices spiked in 2008 on pure speculation, not "wacko" environmentalists. Yes, we need to be working on alternative fuels.....not alternative ways of obtaining oil reserves.....we're at peak oil....the increases we see right now are the result of profit taking, speculation.....you're a nut if you think it has anything to do with democrats or republicans. It has to do with cash. It has to do with Goldman, BoA, etc.....God I wish it was football season
or a drilling platform in 2 years and I'll sell you a bridge to nowhere and throw in Charlie and his goddesses for a bonus.
There hasn't been an administration that has been able to control OPEC and oil prices since well OPEC.
Please save these posts for the CATO Institute boards.
The 2 year argument is a direct rebuttal of the above blame game statement. I don't believe my statement said to never build a new refinery but to blame the current admin is ludicrous, just as it would be to blame Bush. New refineries would have to have been started almost at the end of Clinton's tenure, but you know straw man away.
Also, if we had followed Jimmy C's advice years ago we would be energy independent. But, you know facts and things are funny.
Those "triple digits" obviously include a decimal point.
Well I bet his Dad can beat up your Dad!
What are you 14? First you brag (on an internet forum no less) about the money you make, then when someone calls you on it they are broke and unemployed?
Thanks for the "education" Mr. Buffett!
And what's the deal with Grape Nuts?!
between a boy grape and a girl grape....
You know what's too damn high? The rent.
How did this guy not win the election? Funny? Check. Sweet Facial Hair? Check. Fixing Problems? Hell yeah!
"As a karate expert, I will not talk about anyone on this stage."
The best was when he said, "Did you hear that? Somebody's stomach just growled. Why? Because the rent is too damn HIGH!"
He's actually running for president.
That video is absolutely Hilarious....I loves me some politics.....
It's 9 am and this thread still exists. Wow.
It's prison rules around here I guess. No mods and no negs.
because the dollar is weak. There is plenty of oil, we just have to spend more money to get it because the dollar doesn't go as far as it used to.
First job 1970 pumping gas at the old Zephyr station. Big Harry, the owner gave these orders. Do not talk either politics or religion in my station, this is a place of business. That was good advice then and now. I always think of Mike Royko's article " Greed is what made America great" when I hear people attempt to parcel out reasons and responsibilites. Have a good Blue day as you celebrate a Mich victory over Illini
Unrest in oil producing countries Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, and even Saudi Arabia (as of a few days ago) have raised doubts about future production coming out of the Middle East. Libya itself has seen its oil exports drop by over 2/3, which by itself isn't enough to raise the price until you consider that the unrest threatens to derail what these countries are able to export in the future. As such, the value of existing oil goes up since the future oil may not be there in the short term.
I suspect if the oil fields in Libya are bombed and unrest in Saudi Arabia grows, prices will go up even more.
I hope this helps!
^^ This is the best answer to this thread. Prices originally bumped up when the Suez Canal workers went on strike - they don't produce, but are a major gateway to the oil supplies. Add to that the current unrest in Libya, Saudi Arabia, et al and you have escalating gas prices in the rest of the world.
post this link......
You've pretty much nailed it. Fossil fuel prices fluxuate, more than most other commodities, based on what's happening around the world and how that might affect future supply.
So did you read the link I posted, or did you just ignore it because the crack financial reporting team at the Norwalk Reflector (North Central Ohio's finest!) had already told you everything you need to know?
So are you saying that the incredible growth of commodities indexes has nothing to do with the rise in commodoties prices across the board in the past 10 years?
I probably should have made this more clear in the original post, but it's not really the oil that's most fascinating and despicable - it's the wheat prices. Making it more expensive for a fill-up at the pump is one thing, but forcing people into starvation is quite another.
There hasn't been any great unrest in Nebraska and Saskatchewan that I don't know about, has there?
Politics Let me sum it up (It just gets everbodys panties in a wad no matter which side you take)
WOW you mus be a hi payed lawer. Just misd spelin class. Hoop yor clents don mined.
On your best day you couldn't school me!
Because bicycles don't have big enough baskets or loud enough bells.
This thread is a freaking abortion.
Oil companies and commodities speculators make record profits by gouging the American public and pricing essentials out of the reach of many, and then issue a statement that says something like, "We're not going to apologize for being successful."
Sadly, though, the path to their "success" leaves their footprints on our backs.
Do we need to March down to Brian's house chanting "Kill the Thread!" in order to get this taken down? I agree with some of the points brought up, but it's getting ridiculous with the ad hominem that is going on. And it all violates the no politics rule.
DIAF, gas prices thread
that paris hilton is the reason gas isn't 90 cents a gallon anymore
...the current price is lower than in many regions...no one is forcing anyone in the long term to buy gas...but in the short term...I need to drive to a sports bar to see Michigan stuff the Illini and waltz into the dance!...I'll pay for that.
Why can't time go faster?...why don't points mean anything again?...where are the mods?
Stuff is disproportionately expensive because people are greedy.
That is all.
This is not related to "peak oil" theories or any of that. For the time being, there is still plenty of oil in the world. Nor is it simply due to greed. People are always greedy. The question is whether oil can be efficiently and cheaply delivered.
Commodities markets tend to function the opposite way of stock markets during times of uncertainty: prices go up. The unrest in the Middle East has made it uncertain if oil can still be delivered to customers without disruption, hence the higher prices. (We could theoretically get all our oil from non-ME sources (and we do get a lot from Canada), but that would require some major changes in the supply chain and would be politically dangerous.)
A secondary factor: the weak U.S. dollar. Because oil is priced in dollars, when the greenback loses value, the cost of oil will increase even if its real value does not change.
Prices are where they are because that is where supply = demand. It's that simple. Speculators may affect the prices of commodities futures, but they don't affect the price at the pump. That is, unless, they speculate by stockpiling liquid barrels, but that only drives up prices in the short term.
Is why there's a no politics rule (even if it's not enforced).