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Article on gas prices

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    He makes some interesting points, though knowing what gas costs in other countries doesn't make paying what we pay any more bearable.
  2. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    What public relations position does John Reed hold - Exxon/Mobil's, Texaco's, Shell's or Dick Cheney's?
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    I have a friend who's a Brit and currently in the U.S. on a work visa.

    She's amused by the uproar because of how much gas costs in her hometown of Birmingham, England.

    The other day I said, "So how much is it to fill up your car in Burr-ming-um?"

    In dollars? 'Bout 150.

    They have a ton of buses and trains.
  4. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    Tell me where he is wrong.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Did he claim Reed was wrong? Or was he wondering aloud about Reed's possible connections? There's actually, y'know, a difference between the two.
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    He's not wrong on many of his points - though this whole lunacy -- "they pay far more in other countries...." is ridiculous about any subjects, be it gas or taxes. Our goal should not be to be able to say we are cheaper than socialists......

    And the thing to me is this is sort of a fraud from the standpoint of the fact that this idiot (the author) is a huckster, snake oil salesman who sells the idea of gettign rich through real estate and not surprisingly he's been sued and his books have been ripped by suckers who bought them.

    So the credibility of the author is a little less than what it needs to be for me to take him seriously.
  7. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    I see, standard operating procedure. Attack the messenger, because it is easier than attacking the message.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    ::) Been in the journalism business long?

    In cases like this, it's absolutely appropriate to question from where the message originates since it can quite often have a great influence on the validity of the message itself.
  9. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    Now you've moved onto attacking me. Check the facts and tell me where he is wrong. Is he wrong about gas prices around the world. No. Is he wrong about Exxon's profit margins. No. Is he wrong about Exxon's ROI. No. Is he wrong about how much tax Exxon pays. No. Is he wrong about Exxon's ownership. No. Tell me where his facts are wrong.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I'm not going to play your game. Really. You've actually come full circle to your first post, but missed a couple of wickets along the way, and it's truly not worth running the course with you again.
  11. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    I'm still waiting to see the evidence of his link to Dick Cheney and/or "Big Oil".
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Never said I would attempt to provide it. I was simply backing up Scribe. Want the proof? Talk to him, not me.
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