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(UPI)   Crude oil heads toward $109 a barrel. Soon to be renamed "obscene oil"   (upi.com) divider line 429
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2008-03-11 08:40:39 AM  
Submitter:

i237.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-11 08:49:02 AM  
LUDICROUS OIL!!!

"They've gone plaid!"
 
2008-03-11 08:56:32 AM  
i149.photobucket.com
Nnyyess - we could also call it `uncouth' oil.
Nya-ha-ha-ha- well, that was a tad lame.
 
2008-03-11 09:31:36 AM  
We're way passed obscene already.
 
2008-03-11 09:40:54 AM  
Nice to see a oil barrels headline without "on news of..."

Thanks!
 
2008-03-11 09:42:41 AM  
This. Is. Oil.
 
2008-03-11 09:43:42 AM  
Good to see that occupying Iraq worked out so well stabilizing oil prices.
 
2008-03-11 09:43:46 AM  
That headline made me laugh a little in my mouth.
 
2008-03-11 09:43:49 AM  
Is this the thread where Americans cue up to wail and rend their garments at how extortionate their petrol prices are, when they pay far less than most of the western world? Solution - drive cars that do more than 20mpg and can't have their length measured in leagues.

/not that length necessarily equates to fuel consumption
//but damn, no need
 
2008-03-11 09:43:53 AM  
I believe I'm just going to start walking everywhere.
 
2008-03-11 09:44:36 AM  
Wake me up when it hits obnoxious
 
2008-03-11 09:44:44 AM  
img385.imageshack.us
 
2008-03-11 09:44:45 AM  
I saw diesel for 3.99 9/10 yesterday...

I believe the cause of most our woes is this:
i30.tinypic.com
 
2008-03-11 09:44:56 AM  
Romeo_Santana

That headline made me laugh a little in my mouth.

You're weird. I laugh in my spleen.
 
2008-03-11 09:45:34 AM  
This has hit the anus so hard, when I fart it sounds like a yawn.
 
2008-03-11 09:45:36 AM  
If the Americans didn't complain about oil prices you would have nothing to complain about in this thread. so its win win
 
2008-03-11 09:45:53 AM  
Selling the Mustang, buying a horse.
 
2008-03-11 09:46:05 AM  
Siamese Bream: Is this the thread where Americans cue up to wail and rend their garments at how extortionate their petrol prices are, when they pay far less than most of the western world?

America was built up after the car came about. You can't go anywhere here without a car. If we had more 500+ year old cities like you guys, it wouldn't be such a big deal.
 
2008-03-11 09:46:14 AM  
well, at least that'll solve the global warming thing.

/ btw, how's coal doing recently?
 
2008-03-11 09:46:16 AM  
I fully support this.

The more money I can shell out to pad their executive offices, the better.

They're saints, worthy of their monogrammed wash towels.
 
2008-03-11 09:46:57 AM  
I guess I cant see what good this does for the futures traders...

It is almost as if they want to finish off the economy and send us into a recession, or father/deeper depending on your viewpoint.

This is just going to get worse I fear.

I really want some of those "free market" guys to explain how futures traders are good for a free market. I guess I dont understand how this is good for anyone.
 
2008-03-11 09:47:06 AM  
Oil Bubble anyone. It will crash. I called it.
 
2008-03-11 09:47:43 AM  
If this goes on unchecked we will start seeing $10 a gallon gas. Most places in Texas are already near $4.00 for the cheapest and $5.00 for the best. Im sure that some of you live near places where its more expensive then that. The Govt really needs to get on the ball and figure out a way to give it's Citizens some relief from the high prices. If gas keeps going up, everything else will skyrocket as well. Hello $7 a Gallon milk.
 
2008-03-11 09:47:58 AM  
The porn industry is looking at big oil and saying:
"damn, at least we have some morals."
 
2008-03-11 09:48:51 AM  
"Obscene oil"?, subby?

We might skip that altogether before we get to "pornographic oil".

Big oil's last hurrah because they know the reserves clock will start ticking (if it hasn't already).
 
2008-03-11 09:48:57 AM  
The oil is too expensive to hit the anus :-(
 
2008-03-11 09:49:24 AM  
dr grant: If the Americans didn't complain about oil prices you would have nothing to complain about in this thread. so its win win

See this thread in conjuction with previous inflation thread.

This is real bad for us USians.

/Graduating college in 2 years
//Should probably leave
 
2008-03-11 09:49:34 AM  
static.seekingalpha.com

any questions?
 
2008-03-11 09:50:00 AM  
Shaggy_C:
America was built up after the car came about. You can't go anywhere here without a car. If we had more 500+ year old cities like you guys, it wouldn't be such a big deal.

Yeah, and heaven forbid anything should be done to try to change that.

Headso:
I believe the cause of most our woes is this:

Sure, the decrease in the dollar's value is playing a part, but it's only accelerating what should be (but sadly isn't) a foregone conclusion: wastefulness as a lifestyle choice isn't a viable long-term option, and is not a sensible short-term one.
 
2008-03-11 09:50:07 AM  
Cubansaltyballs: I guess I cant see what good this does for the futures traders...

It is almost as if they want to finish off the economy and send us into a recession, or father/deeper depending on your viewpoint.

This is just going to get worse I fear.

I really want some of those "free market" guys to explain how futures traders are good for a free market. I guess I dont understand how this is good for anyone.


You can play the futures market too. If you were successful it would be good for you.
 
2008-03-11 09:50:11 AM  
Fat Toad: The porn industry is looking at big oil and saying:
"damn, at least we have some morals."


Purely Awesome....
 
2008-03-11 09:50:50 AM  
Osama Bin Laden - 2004

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/01/binladen.tape/

The Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera released a full transcript Monday of the most recent videotape from Osama bin Laden in which the head of al Qaeda said his group's goal is to force America into bankruptcy.

"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript.

He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, "using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers."

"We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said.
 
2008-03-11 09:51:54 AM  
dogfather_jr: Shaggy_C:
America was built up after the car came about. You can't go anywhere here without a car. If we had more 500+ year old cities like you guys, it wouldn't be such a big deal.

Yeah, and heaven forbid anything should be done to try to change that.

Headso:
I believe the cause of most our woes is this:

Sure, the decrease in the dollar's value is playing a part, but it's only accelerating what should be (but sadly isn't) a foregone conclusion: wastefulness as a lifestyle choice isn't a viable long-term option, and is not a sensible short-term one.


Yep.
 
2008-03-11 09:51:57 AM  
goddoubleplusblessamerica.org
 
2008-03-11 09:52:53 AM  
dogfather_jr:
Yeah, and heaven forbid anything should be done to try to change that.


With what money? That radical of a change in infrastructure requires incredible resources.

I appreciate your idealism, but you've got to be pragmatic if you want any change at all.
 
2008-03-11 09:53:48 AM  
Cubansaltyballs:
It is almost as if they want to finish off the economy and send us into a recession, or father/deeper depending on your viewpoint.

I'm not sure what viewpoint that represents. Maybe a Southern one?

/I kid, I kid
//loves when typos render unexpected results
///loves slashies too
 
2008-03-11 09:54:26 AM  
dogfather_jr: Yeah, and heaven forbid anything should be done to try to change that.

I'm just saying that the whining attributable to Americans is reasonable given that the growing pains associated with a move away from a gas vehicle lifestyle is more difficult for us because it has been so central to this nation's development.
 
2008-03-11 09:54:52 AM  
globalwarmingpraiser: Oil Bubble anyone. It will crash. I called it.

I see this talking point alot often from "conservatives" I believe you are being played as a fool, you are being told that there is some "bubble" that will burst and that 17mpg SUV you are planning to buy is a great investment. don't worry keep consuming! the bubble will burst!!
 
2008-03-11 09:54:53 AM  
Rapmaster2000: You can play the futures market too. If you were successful it would be good for you.

No thanks. I have this horrible problem about not farking over my countrymen for a quick buck. It kind of harms my ability to be a futures trader, real estate agent, mortgage broker, congressmen, or republican.

I'll stick to making an honest living where I contribute and everyone is happy. Instead of taking and just making me happy.
 
2008-03-11 09:54:59 AM  
Cubansaltyballs: I guess I cant see what good this does for the futures traders...

It is almost as if they want to finish off the economy and send us into a recession, or father/deeper depending on your viewpoint.

This is just going to get worse I fear.

I really want some of those "free market" guys to explain how futures traders are good for a free market. I guess I dont understand how this is good for anyone.



Regardless as to what some economists say, we are in a recession. Unfortunately, the capitalist system for which we pride ourselves on living in will be the one that chokes middle class to the point of extintion. Also, thank all your Wal-Marts, IBMs, Oracles, etc. of the world for blatantly sending jobs overseas destroying our industry and livable wages while causing exagerated inflation and demand on countries that otherwise would have gotten ahead in a controlled manner.
 
2008-03-11 09:55:02 AM  
Guess we'll all have to buy electric cars so that we can afford to go to Costco and buy bottled water for $93/barrel...
 
2008-03-11 09:55:24 AM  
globalwarmingpraiser: Oil Bubble anyone. It will crash. I called it.

Second the motion.
 
2008-03-11 09:55:56 AM  
The Govt really needs to get on the ball and figure out a way to give it's Citizens some relief from the high prices.

Why should it do that? Making gas cheaper increases consumption (leading to higher prices). I suggest we take a page from history -- gas rationing. Give everyone a coupon. When you use yours up, buy one from your neighbor that isn't using it. When you run out of gas, you're done for the week/month. $3+ gas hasn't shocked much of anyone into reduced consumption, so let's cut things off at the source.
 
2008-03-11 09:55:59 AM  
I have a great Idea, let's put a farking cowboy and failed businessman rich kid in charge of the country and the economy. He can poke strategic areas with sticks and make the oil producing areas dangerous and drive the speculators batshiat. Then he can borrow so much money to finance his stick poking that the dollar tanks. Oh Oh, and he can pay all the interest to a country of a billion that's just starting up its automotive economy.

That ought to fix it.

You mean we already did that?

Well, then, let's get a guy who still thinks of anyone with epicanthal folds as gooks who'll die halfway through his term and put an evangelical (who didn't evolve from a monkey at all) in power. He can keep fueling our military vehicles with burning Benjamins and pump the debt up high enough that we'll be able to climb to the moon. That way we can scrap that pesky NASA and use the money to invade some of those nasty yellow people.

That'll really inspire world confidence, lemme tell you.

/ Or you could sell your Suburban and buy something that gets miles to the gallon instead of the reverse.
// But then you wouldn't be able to take all your kids and their friends to see the stock car races.
 
2008-03-11 09:56:02 AM  
PurplePimpSaber: dogfather_jr:
Yeah, and heaven forbid anything should be done to try to change that.


With what money? That radical of a change in infrastructure requires incredible resources.

I appreciate your idealism, but you've got to be pragmatic if you want any change at all.


Not only that, but most public transit systems in the YS were built with what amounted to slave labor. New York, Chicago had their subways built with poor safety standards and a lot of people died. Try building that nowadays cost effectively.
 
2008-03-11 09:56:06 AM  
America was built up after the car came about. You can't go anywhere here without a car. If we had more 500+ year old cities like you guys, it wouldn't be such a big deal.

THIS

Most of our states are bigger than European countries and don't have 500+ years of towns/roads/development to help you keep from driving everywhere. Plus mass transit outside of cities is a joke in the USA.

In Europe, I could take a train to get where I need to go. Here I gotta get in my car. We do pay less for gas, but I think we probably use alot more of it than Europeans (do we?). I don't think this is a good thing BTW.
 
2008-03-11 09:56:06 AM  
This is why I don't own a car- yes I'm better than you are ;) but I live in an area where I don't need one. I can walk to the grocery store, the dry cleaner, restaurants, shops etc. and I can take mass transit to get to work. It's a pain in the butt not having a car sometimes but I'm saving a hell of a lot of cash.

It's really terrible that a lot of people can't do the same and I'd much rather have my 12 billion dollars a month going to building an infrastructure in this country that allows for people to take mass transit or walk to the things they need than spending that money on a useless war.
 
2008-03-11 09:56:09 AM  
patssle3: Osama Bin Laden - 2004

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/01/binladen.tape/

The Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera released a full transcript Monday of the most recent videotape from Osama bin Laden in which the head of al Qaeda said his group's goal is to force America into bankruptcy.

"We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," bin Laden said in the transcript.

He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, "using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers."

"We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat," bin Laden said.


I'm getting tired of Osama's video blogs.

/Option Zero, Mr. President?
//Yes, Operation: Glass Parking Lot.
 
2008-03-11 09:56:10 AM  
hatch500: globalwarmingpraiser: Oil Bubble anyone. It will crash. I called it.

Second the motion.


Search "Peak oil".
 
2008-03-11 09:56:24 AM  
PurplePimpSaber: LUDICROUS OIL!!!

"They've gone plaid!"


img.thesun.co.uk

i came in here to say that dammit
 
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