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This must be a troll? You really think we are going to see lower oil prices when the energy companies have friends in the White House like George W, slick Dick and Mrs Rice (Chevron has named a super tanker after her). Well at least Dick Cheney puts that million dollars a year he receives from Halliburton as a consulting fee into a blind trust.
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Guess how much of that money you pay at the pump is taxes?
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I don't have to guess because in my State the amount of State and Federal tax is posted on the pump. However, those taxes don't account for current increases in fuel prices. Despite the State and Federal taxes on fuel, we still have some of the lowest fuel prices in the world. I'm sure fuel prices are lower in a place like Saudi Arabia. Perhaps you would like to live there? That's not to say they would not have lower fuel prices if we had an administration without energy industry people in it.
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Until you let the left-wing socialists impose their "energy policy" on us...

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Fuel prices are a function of supply vs. demand. We have plenty of oild in the ground that is kept artificially off the market for various reasons...
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The last president with an energy policy was Jimmy Carter. When is the left wing going to impose it's energy policy. While Dubya is president? Or next year?
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Just an observation about "oil men" and left-wing vs. right-wing: Al Gore's family fortune is in Occidental Petroleum. (Don't believe me? Do some homework.) I don't think he would have been any better or worse than the current prez, BUT he probably would've manipulated things to his advantage too (and we'd still be having this conversation). Perhaps instead of Iraq, we'd be invading Columbia today (ostentsibly for the "war on drugs", but actually to save Occidental's pipeline down there)..... something like that. I'd love to see some sweeping legislative changes and better quality representation (I'm speaking of the Federal level in particular, in this case).
The problem: Repulicans and Democrats are essentially the same party now.
The Solution: Vote another party.
Two points on this and I'm done: - I'm not going to suggest which one to vote-- look at your ideals; consider what kind of world you'd like to live in, examine the other political parties --and choose one yourself. - Don't give me that "throw your vote away" baloney. There are a LOT of non Repub/Demo officeholders at local levels of gov't (a few in state legislatures and at the national level). Your vote does matter!
Be well.
-- Opio
P.S. -- My swipe at an energy policy designed to protect corporate financial interests (entangled with incredibly poorly handled foreign policy) is to get an MB diesel (had it less than a year!) so that I can run locally produced biodiesel. I'd like to make some myself one of these days.
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I agree there really is only one party. Those who believe that the parties are truely different are mistaken. There can be little doubt when you have the same corporations contributing to "both" parties. When you have a republican administration deficit spending at a pace greater than any democrat, it is ever amusing to read postings about liberals vs. conservatives. Yes, we have the finest polticians that money can buy.
But you really want to run your mercedes on biodiesel? Are you going to put a preheater in your secondary biodiesel fuel tank? I've read that you have to run diesel #2 thru the engine before shut down or you end up with solid biodiesel in your fuel lines after cool down. No easy way to restart those diesels.
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Chas Hurst didn't write the first line or an other line above. Having said that; there's no reason why "biodiesel" need be used in a car. We can save just as much money by using it in stationary situations like heating or generating electricity. And let us not forget the first countries to run out of domestic oil loose and loose big time. We should pump out Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and send them back to what ever they were doing before they sold oil for a living.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote Chas Hurst wrote:

Sorry I quoted the wrong poster.
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And we saw how successful that was, right?
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You might as well blame Carter for the opec policy of the time. Although, his policy was likely a reaction to opec policy. Now there is one less vote on opec since we "liberated" Iraq. Oh well, they wanted to sell their oil for euros instead of american dollars anyway. Perhaps, oil prices will drop if we liberate another oil producer?
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I propose that we "liberate" Texas. Destroy their police forces, open the prisons, eliminate whatever semblance of civil order they have; close the hospitals; and encourage the citizens to turn to piracy, random violence, and anarchy. In the end, I;m sure they will thank us for it. While we are at it, we can pay Halliburton to being them gasoline from Louisiana for, say, $4.00 a gallon.
Bill Ditmire Ditmire Motorworks,Inc. 425 White Horse Pike Absecon,NJ 08201 http://www.ditmire.com 609-641-3392
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You clearly missed the point. Niether Reagan nor Bush 41 nor Clinton had an energy policy. Will the left - wing socialists impose an energy policy on us while Dubya is president?
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wing socialists impose an energy policy on us while Dubya is president?<<
Dubya has a policy all right. The Genral Accounting Office is suing Vice President Cheney to get information regarding Chenety's "Energy Task Force" meetings which according to a CNN report on the GAO lawsuit, claims...
"Cheney has shared limited information, but only as it relates to Enron Corp., the now-bankrupt energy trader. He told lawmakers that he met with Enron officials, including former CEO Ken Lay, six times last year. "
W has a policy alright. We just aren't allowed to know what it is.
Bill Ditmire Ditmire Motorworks,Inc. 425 White Horse Pike Absecon,NJ 08201 http://www.ditmire.com 609-641-3392
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Wake up and smell the Deisel #2. Goerge W has an energy policy. It exists but we have to guess what it is. Not that it takes much imagination to know that it's not a good thing for the open market or for taxpayers in general.
Left wing socialists? Would those be the people in both major parties providing corporate sweet heart deals and subsidies to their friends in exchange for contributions to their re-election campaigns?
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Of course Dubya has an energy policy. You are the one whining about left wing socialists, not me.
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Say what? You end nearly every one of your posts with your whining about left wing socialists who will raise your fuel prices. I'm still trying to determine who they might be. Do you have multiple personalities? No doubt you write your postings from a computer in your padded room at the hospital.
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Well it's my turn to apologise. Stan de SD is the whiner, not you. These threads get stacked up and make attribution difficult. But my multiple personalities are really none of your concern.
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Since when is pointing out facts "whining", especially when many left-wingers openly advocate raising fuel taxes in the US to bring our prices more in-line with Europe? Sorry you can't deal with reality...
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Well, you're on the ball. I made my post on the 24th. So much for your reality.
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