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(The Daily Dolt)   Mitt Romney attacked birds again last night during an answer on gas prices. Is there no end to the Republicans' War on Birds?   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 13
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2012-10-17 01:41:46 PM
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not5am: weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still.

those other countries happen to be places like iran and libya. even if it's cheap, you probably don't want to do business with countries that will use the proceeds to wage war and/or oppress their citizens.


Using that logic, nobody should be doing business with the US.
2012-10-17 09:15:11 AM
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I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....
2012-10-17 03:20:31 PM
1 votes:

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.


I wold vote for anyone who promised to drastically raise gas prices. Like with a 40% tax or such.
2012-10-17 01:41:55 PM
1 votes:
I facepalm every time I hear about gas prices being related to the president. I mean, really...a pure commodity traded worldwide by global corporations with absolutely no allegiance to anyone will always get sold to the highest bidder. I thought the Republicans believed in free markets? Or would they like to pull a Chavez and nationalize production on American soil so they *can* control prices? Not that doing so would harm trade relations or anything. Right?
2012-10-17 01:30:19 PM
1 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

Sounds like someone's bitter about not getting into Hogwarts.


It's not so bad, this guy was homeschooled, and turned out right.

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2012-10-17 12:58:46 PM
1 votes:

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


Who cares about the future if we could have gas back below $2 for a couple of years.

/sadly this is how many people think.
2012-10-17 12:56:22 PM
1 votes:
So is it Romney's policy that corporations should not face legal consequences from violations of the law?
kab
2012-10-17 12:54:27 PM
1 votes:
Romney is apparently a staunch advocate of Palintology... which is the economic belief that all the oil drilled here is sold here.

see: trickle down economics, myths, Santa.
2012-10-17 12:10:04 PM
1 votes:
US oil production is up. US gasoline consumption is down.

Why are gas prices up?

The US produces a small fraction of the worlds oil. The world's gas consumption is up.

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2012-10-17 11:38:30 AM
1 votes:

Aarontology: bdub77: Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.

I'm glad Obama called him out about that. Gas prices are tied to the economy and particularly the financial sector, you sink the economy you sink gas prices. No shiat gas is more expensive than when people were losing their jobs left and right and financial institutions were going under.

Yep.

It demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of supply and demand. Also, whenever someone brings up the price of gas on Inauguration Day, ask them what they were before the global economy collapsed.

Spoiler: As high or higher as they are now.


It's the clearest "... but liars use figures" example I can think of. Prices plunged to that level from the $3-$4 range for only a few weeks, during the worst of the shiatstorm. It just happened to coincide with the inauguration.

Net effect: Disingenuous assholes have an outlier to cherry-pick.

Yes, if you think that "LOL gas was $1.80 when 'Preznit' 0b0ng0 was inigurrated" is a valid criticism, you are a disingenuous asshole, or at the very least easily misled by disingenuous assholes who want your vote but wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.
2012-10-17 10:56:41 AM
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weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


I've always felt the same. Why do we want to burn ours first? And it sure as hell won't bring the gas prices down

/and once again we find that "conservative" has become completely divorced from "conservation"
2012-10-17 10:45:25 AM
1 votes:

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


I've thought this way for a long time. I hate the fact that a lot of the countries in our oil supply chain (or at least a fair number of the people who live in those countries) hate our guts. The only reason some of these countries have any power or influence at all is because of oil, so I'd be perfectly happy to see their supplies dry up, leaving us with our own domestic supply.

I see it as a long-term national security issue. I think it would be reasonable to subsidize exploration to locate future sources of supply (seismic work to ID promising formations, drilling test wells, etc.), but not actually pull it all out of the ground. That way when the day comes, production would be able to ramp up more quickly, zeroing in on the high-yield fields at first.
2012-10-17 10:00:59 AM
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