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2006-08-03 12:16:59 PM
Shouldn't matter. Price for oil goes high anytime its hot, cold, a bomb explodes in the mid east, someone sneezes, etc etc etc
 
2006-08-03 12:17:05 PM
I can't wait till oil prices forces us to find/use an alternative.

So we can say fark YOU to the middle east and leave em to stew.

They will drop back to the middle ages over night and the rest of the world really couldn't care less about them. Oil is their only useful commodity and they have pissed off everyone.

Iran only has power and money because of oil. End of discussion.

You fark with the oil supplies, and rattle that chain long enough people will look elsewhere.

Once America finds an alternative fuel source that doesn't require dicking around with OPEC and the rest of the world will switch. And oil will drop down to nothing a barrel and in actuality allow some people to switch back because it is so cheap.

China and India have no reason to put up with the stupid shiat the oil controling countires create.

fark em.
 
2006-08-03 12:17:29 PM
And there's nothing we can do about it.
Right? Right?

Except maybe...

Replace your lawn with native plants. The US uses 200M gal of gasoline a year to freaking keep grass short.

Carpool. Yeah yeah I know, but we're talking sacrifice here.

Turn off your A/C. Yes you can. No you don't, it's a luxury, not a necessity.

Buy a smaller car next time you need one.
 
2006-08-03 12:17:59 PM
Friar Tuck:If the price of oil went that high due to world embargo we would just take the easy practical route and overthrow Venezuela and replace Chavez with a pro-US puppet. I bet Venezuela would be a lot easier to destabilize than Iran.

Sure, easy. Like Cuba.
 
2006-08-03 12:18:06 PM
When do I get my card?
 
2006-08-03 12:18:11 PM
Phil McKraken: Lose weight AND stick to Iran! Works even better at 100+ degrees Fahrenheit.


Hi, I live in the Greater Phoenix Area. I have a short communte of 30 minutes which is roughly 15 miles to work. For the last several weeks the average temperature was over 110 degrees F, and I work in a retail store, and while I'm not on the floor normally, I can be called to help if things get too busy...so wearing anything other than dress slacks and a dress shirt is out. So take your stupid bike and shove it. Those only work in the frigid north where humidity doesn't exist...oh right...Iceland.
 
2006-08-03 12:18:25 PM
And how much would bullets to the heads of Ahmadinejad and Chavez cost us hmm?

/or we can run them over with an oil tanker
//whichever is cheapest
 
2006-08-03 12:18:31 PM
FriarTuck: Iran supplies 8% of the world's oil. Even taking into account the futures market hysteria I think it would be unlikely that Iran stopping production tomorrow would lead oil to go to 200 a barrel.

The problem isn't Iran cutting their own supply off, the problem is them closing off the Strait of Hormuz with a few anti-ship missiles.

Suddenly, oil can't get out of the Persian Gulf by sea.
 
2006-08-03 12:19:00 PM
The Iranians seem bent on not only killing the golden goose, but also shiatting on the remains, dousing them with napalm, then dragging them around the block until the ashes and bits of debris are scattered over several square miles.

So be it.

Why not $500 a barrel oil? The Western economies will be hurt, but when everything is said and done, we'll emerge stronger and without oil dependence.

At that point the only thing stopping us from nuking Iran out of existence is...well nothing.

--h
 
2006-08-03 12:19:56 PM
IdBeCrazyIf: Take oil to make the tubing, tires, wires, etc... ah you get the point.

The oil I lube my chain with isn't petroleum-based.

And of course, you could make the argument that we could spare enough oil to make something useful like a bike, and quit building monster trucks like the Dodge Ram...

gr8fultom: WTF?

Pretty obvious, gr8. This planet has everything we need, but we're a wasteful society. Instead of using only what we need, we harvest way more than necessary and sell it to the highest bidder. We can change our ways, despite the fear that some think it's too late to do so.
 
2006-08-03 12:20:01 PM
Look; take all the animosity in every fark thread, couple that with rednecks, gang-bangers, PMS-ing women, and everyone else in the USA. Once Americans, (and all 300 million of them) get pissed off enough, they have the means, the determination, and enough anger to really, really, annihilate everyone and anyone.

I am curious though when that could ever happen, considering how most of them are slaves to the things they own.
 
2006-08-03 12:20:30 PM
invade
 
2006-08-03 12:20:50 PM
Boy, this whole Irag deal is working out great! We've secured the oil supply, the people of Iraq are safe and happy, AND we've insured peace in the Middle East. Great job Mr. President. In retrospect, not only did we have no choice but to invade Iraq to make America safe, the side effects of the invasion have turned out to be a boon for the entire world. Keep up the good work.
 
2006-08-03 12:20:51 PM
Why not $500 a barrel oil? The Western economies will be hurt, but when everything is said and done, we'll emerge stronger and without oil dependence.

So all it takes to make us oil independant is $500/barrel? *pick up phone and calls OPEC and Exxon, tells them hurricane is coming, and watches as price sky rockets to 500/barrel.
 
2006-08-03 12:21:05 PM
vanity: This is what happens in an educated society. Just b/c you sleep in dirt doesn't mean we think as narrowly as you. This is not a threat at all.


Wow, I wish I could delude myself this much and sleep like you must. ;)
 
2006-08-03 12:21:13 PM
$200 a barrel would have Canada wetting itself. Everyone would be lining up to drill their Tar Sands if it got that high...and once again the Middle East would be shown they really hold no cards.

They don't have all the oil, they just have the oil that's easy (read as cheap) to get. If they're gonna charge $200 a barrel, we can get our own for less than that.
 
2006-08-03 12:21:41 PM
GaryPDX
There are too many people and not enough resources lawns on this planet.

Fixed.
Now, get off mine.
 
2006-08-03 12:21:47 PM
st_gulik: I can be called to help if things get too busy...so wearing anything other than dress slacks and a dress shirt is out. So take your stupid bike and shove it.

You could either make a deal with your work to keep your dress clothes there, or put them in a saddlebag and change when you get to work.

There's no reason why you shouldn't be biking to work, dude. Yes, I know it's hot. Waah.
 
2006-08-03 12:22:17 PM
FriarTuck: "If the price of oil went that high due to world embargo we would just take the easy practical route and overthrow Venezuela and replace Chavez with a pro-US puppet. I bet Venezuela would be a lot easier to destabilize than Iran."

Actually... the US has attempted this before. It made Chavez a lot more popular.
 
2006-08-03 12:23:00 PM
NikolaiFarkoff: I'd gladly pay $10/gallon to give Iran the middle finger. It would just be temporary, because at that price there are several other ways to get oil profitably.

That would be big news to the Brits, French, Germans, Italians, Swiss, and a whole bunch of others who have been paying that much and more and are still waiting for their alternative fuels to show up in the postbox.
 
2006-08-03 12:23:05 PM
Can we PLEASE come up with some form of reliable alternative energy? Then we can all tell the Middle East to get farked and forget them all forever. They can go back to squabbling over their worthless "holy land" and the rest of us can go about our own business.

/dreaming
 
2006-08-03 12:23:11 PM
Well then I'm sorry, Iran, but I guess we'll just have to take our business elsewh...oh, crap.
 
2006-08-03 12:23:14 PM
that's awesome... then exxon will finally get to drill the alaskan wildnerness... yay for global warming yay for lobbyst.
 
2006-08-03 12:23:24 PM
Grab your ankles folks.... heeeeeeeeerrrrrreeee it comes!
 
2006-08-03 12:23:29 PM
hdhale: At that point the only thing stopping us from nuking Iran out of existence is...well nothing.


Uhm, Russia...it's called MADD, and Iran is a little close to Russia...look at a map.
 
2006-08-03 12:23:34 PM
our diplomatic prowess in the mid east is such that----i think we could easily do----$400/barrel.
it might be better if condi went back to work for the hurdy gurdy man. perhaps, henry k is still alive and available.
 
2006-08-03 12:24:00 PM
I really hope oil goes to 200/barrel. I'd absolutely love that. I'd love to watch all the inefficient transportation systems rot in hell as well as inefficient vehicles. 30 years of American indecision and government bailouts gone. Yet for some reason, the resulting collapse of the American auto industry would somehow be the fault of unions. Why aren't there any more American Auto Startups????

Must be those stem-cell researching illegal immigrants
 
2006-08-03 12:24:25 PM
KaponoFor3: I would have sworn that, prior to this little outbreak of hostilities between Hamas/Hezbollah and Israel, that the next full scale war in the Middle East would have been over water.

The current conflict in Isreal is over water resources in reality. Isreal controls much of the fresh water supply in that area of the world and many of the border conflicts are over access to fresh water for surrounding communities.

I wouldn't be the least bit suprised if we start to see more wide spread conflict pop up in Africa and parts of lower Asia as time goes on. Another issue is China and their pollution problems and their dwindling lack of fresh water resources.

Cause see, as oil and energy prices go up so to does the price of processing and cleaning water. Areas like Iceland and remote parts of Canada outta start counting their blessings now.
 
2006-08-03 12:24:52 PM
I fuel my car on bigotry aimed at muslims.
 
2006-08-03 12:25:19 PM
Only morons still use gasoline.
 
2006-08-03 12:25:29 PM
WSUCanuck: Why aren't there any more American Auto Startups????

Because the Japanese still kick the sh*t out of us for their carmaking-fu.
 
2006-08-03 12:25:41 PM
st_gulik

And we need to help China do it too...although Why the HELL do we have lower Gas mileage standards then they do!?!

Apparantly, the Chinese have not heard of the "Hemi".
 
2006-08-03 12:25:48 PM
Awesome! At $10/barrell the assholes in management here might finally allow us to tellecomute.
 
2006-08-03 12:25:54 PM
You people still use gasoline?

lol @ you

/ethanol
 
2006-08-03 12:25:56 PM
troykent: that's awesome... then exxon will finally get to drill the alaskan wildnerness... yay for global warming yay for lobbyst.


And it'll all be the unions' fault and not auto lobbyists for keeping fuel/oil efficiency standards low. A forced Peak Oil situation would be FANTASTIC, even though something tells me the Democrats would still find a way to fark it up and vote for drillin in ANWR if it were to happen
 
2006-08-03 12:26:26 PM
whidbey: There's no reason why you shouldn't be biking to work, dude. Yes, I know it's hot. Waah.


HOLY CRAP!!!! DID YOU NOT READ WHAT I SAID!? 115 Degrees. 115 Degrees. 17 Degrees over Core Body Temperature...15 miles of that twice a day.

It's called a Death Wish. Where the hell do you live? I can see torturing myself one day riding in something like that but we had three weeks of that.
 
2006-08-03 12:26:33 PM
GaryPDX:There are too many people and not enough resources on this planet.



War never changes.
 
2006-08-03 12:26:46 PM
2006-08-03 12:15:43 PM Mercutio74

Gary:

There are too many people and not enough resources on this planet.

Sure seems that way, but I would suggest that it's more likely that we're just hitting a wall now where we realize that we're not using resources efficiently. You have to admit there could have been a great deal of research and practical application done in regards to alternative energy sources. The very rich folks that owe their empires to oil have kept that from happening in any signifigant way. It's time to diversify now... the end of the supply is in sight.


It will take the people to change the oil industry grip. At some point they'll get the hint and play along with alternative fuels.

What's insane to me is there is something like 50 cents per gallon import tax on ethanol. If that were removed or reduced the market would be flooded with cheap Brazilian ethanol.

Viola!

The major manufacturers have been building Flex vehicles since 2001. There are 6 million on the road today and the owners don't even know they have them.

Ethanol is a proven technology and our farm equipment manufacturers have been exporting ethanol farm gear world wide for 50 years.

It's a matter of decision now for the American people. Biofuels may not be a permanent fix, but it will plug a substantial gap for decades to come.

I much prefer buying my energy from American farmers instead of middle eastern nutballs.
 
2006-08-03 12:26:50 PM
And we continue to give these a-holes our money and thank them for taking it.... quit crying and do something about it.
 
2006-08-03 12:26:56 PM
Lose weight AND stick to Iran! Works even better at 100+ degrees Fahrenheit.

I'm always amazed at how many people out there think the majority of us work 5 blocks from our house.
 
2006-08-03 12:27:02 PM
WALMART.saves: Apparantly, the Chinese have not heard of the "Hemi".


No, they have higher STANDARDS, not just average mileages, but higher mileage standards. That's what's farked.
 
2006-08-03 12:27:07 PM
We've still got nukes, right?
Ok, cool. Problem solved.
 
2006-08-03 12:27:11 PM
Ok, I'm not saying that I think Iran should have nuclear weapons. But I can understand why it is desperate to make them. Firstly, the US (a major enemy) is marching around the Middle East, and they are deffinatly worried about an attack. And to be honest, if they DO have a nuclear weapon, we probably wont attack, cause they are crazy enough to use it.

But secondly, they are pissed that anyone else, espeically the US, thinks that we can tell them what they can and cannot do. If Venezuela were to tell us that we cannot expand our domestic oil refining capabilites, we would tell them to go fark themselves. Same thing if anyone were to tell us we cant have nuclear weapons. Now we consider ourselves relativly sane, whereas Iran is...more unstable, but its all a matter of perspective, and Id be pissed too if my enemy told me that they can have something, and thier friends can have something, but I cant.

/Sorry about the poor composition...theres some bad subject-verb agreement issues in this post. I just woke up you know.
 
2006-08-03 12:27:35 PM
HotWingConspiracy
I fuel my car on bigotry aimed at muslims.

Is there a conversion kit required?
Here I was, just wasting all of mine.... what a shame.
 
2006-08-03 12:27:44 PM
Uhm, Russia...it's called MADD

Because the vodka?
 
2006-08-03 12:28:06 PM
"might be better if condi went back to work for the hurdy gurdy man"


Best line so far today.
 
2006-08-03 12:28:09 PM
st_gulik: HOLY CRAP!!!! DID YOU NOT READ WHAT I SAID!?

And did you read what I posted?:

Waaa. Waaa waaa waaa.

At LEAST ride in the morning when it's cooler, and take a bus back home. Do something other than WHINE about it.
 
2006-08-03 12:28:28 PM
whidbey: Because the Japanese still kick the sh*t out of us for their carmaking-fu.


fark that.... no one trusts good ol' American engineering anymore.... i hear a lot of people complaining about the misguided priorities at the head of Ford and GM..... we CAN and there WILL be a new successful american car company.
 
2006-08-03 12:28:33 PM
st_gulik

No, they have higher STANDARDS, not just average mileages, but higher mileage standards. That's what's farked.

But... but... but.. .HEMI... it's got some bawls...

YeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwww

/goes mud-boggin'
 
2006-08-03 12:28:43 PM
whidbey: The oil I lube my chain with isn't petroleum-based.

And of course, you could make the argument that we could spare enough oil to make something useful like a bike, and quit building monster trucks like the Dodge Ram...


No, but I would bet you your next paycheck that bike of your uses more oil than you think. Oil is the blood which runs the body of the world and just because a single product isn't petroleum based does not mean that oil was not used to manufacture or help manufacture it in some form or another.

Take your bike chain libe for instance. It took oil to ship the products that make up the ingrediants for it. It took oil to put those components together, package them, ship them, oil for the shelves they sit on, etc...

Not saying that conservation isn't a great idea, but you really do have to comprehend how much oil we use and how pervasive it is in our economy.
 
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