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Old 09-14-2008, 11:18 AM   #29
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American Oil Companies

You can always find out which oil companys and gas stations are American owned.At least you will keep the money in our economy,and not some country that hates us!!

You think we got long gas lines now, can you imagine if everyone just supported American owned oil companies!


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Old 09-14-2008, 11:30 AM   #30
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Job Security

Fortunate for me I work for the railroad,they cant send that job anywhere.beleive me,if they could they would.

Don't kid yourself, NAFTA opened up the border for truck drivers allowing them to come into USA unrestriced to point of delivery, taking away American Jobs. You can be sure the Association of Railroads are interested in doing the same thing. I've seen thousands of Union Jobs go to outside contractors, It's just a matter of time and the rest will find the same demise.


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Old 09-14-2008, 11:38 AM   #31
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:13 PM   #32
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The price hikes were unfortunate for us since we rallied this weekend. Already cost us $30 extra for the weekend. I'm not filling the TV with overpriced gas until I have to. I only bought 2 gallons to cover the trip from our trailer storage to home, and the pump I used had a sign "requesting" customers purchase no more than 10 gallons. $3.89/gal there.

I am not sure about the "shortage" hype just yet. But, the nearest Quik-Trip was completely out of gas with a policeman on duty in the parking lot. I guess "something" might have "happened" there.

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Old 09-15-2008, 06:01 PM   #33
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The BP had a Regular price of $3.55 per gallon last week in Tullahoma, TN. It jumped several times to the now $4.09 per gallon. Funny, the price across the street for Mapco Express (was Conoco) was $4.35 yesterday and today. What is even funnier is that my sister in Corpus Christi, TX. told me that gas has only gone up 20 cents where she fills up and the refineries there never shut down as the hurricane went north of them.

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Old 09-15-2008, 07:55 PM   #34
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In South Central KY the price of gas has jumped from 3.48 to 3.99 a gallon and the gas stations will not let you get more than 10 gallons. Strange since the price fell rapidly today, me thinks someone is GOUGING!!!

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Old 09-15-2008, 10:53 PM   #35
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"Corporate Greed"

Hi, My opinion is what I call Corporate Greed. Did you notice how when a product is produced in another country how much lower the price became? .................. Gee! I didn't either. .......... Example: [short version] Pillsbury had a factory in San Diego, Ca. and a news company did some interviews of employees. One lady who worked there doing a certain job was paid about $4.75 per hour. Pillsbury moved to Mexico. The same news company interviewed a lady employeed there doing the same job as the previously mentioned worker. When asked how much she made, doing this job, her answer was $4.35; Then the news person asked $4.35 what? Her answer was $4.35 per-eight-hour-day. Who's pocket did that go into? I didn't save a dime on that transaction. "Corporate Greed." Chinese Marathons are half price now, right? Same thing. "Corporate Greed."

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Old 09-16-2008, 03:07 AM   #36
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But Bob, some will tell you that is capitalism. They will wrap a flag around themselves and tell you that is the American way. That the company is responsible to the stock holders to provide them with a return.
It has become nearly impossible to be to be a responsible consumer in this global economy.

Buying american oil is a fallacy, it is all sold on the open market and goes all over the place. Unless you have a well and a refinery in your back yard, it most likely is not from America.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:29 AM   #37
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Here in the UK accross the pond we are paying over £5.50 a gallon Over $10 dollars. You still have a long long way top go to catch us up.

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