Why is gasoline $2.99 a gallon

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    I have not seen the likes of this before and I'm sure you haven't either. Now we all can see the masterpiece of the desert. Wow!

    AN ENGINEERING MASTERPIECE

    During the construction phase......

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates






    All finished. Notice the palm trees outside..........






    Remember, this is in the middle of the desert.... The very HOT desert where temperatures get up to 120 degrees.....


    Unbelievable!


    But true..


    The INSIDE view:








    Why is gasoline $2.99 a gallon for regular unleaded??????
    So they can ski in the desert, that's why!
    Are we stupid or what!


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  2. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    Why is gasoline $2.99 a gallon



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  3. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    :sweat: :eek:h: :hell_boy: :0a28: :0a18: :eek:h: Is all I can say to that.
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Everyone needs indoor skiing right? Wait no they don't.
     
  5. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    Simple 101 stuff, Cause we live in a free country. :tounge_out:
     
  6. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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    when the president is an oilman he sure aint going out of his way to help the common man and take cash out of his pocket and the pockets of all his pals.
     
  7. metalfisher

    metalfisher New Member

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    The way to get the price of gas to drop is simple. The consumer must get together and pick a provider..say Exonx, Shell...etc.

    Then no one in the USA buys anything from them for a month. Nothing, zip, ziltch nothing that they sell.

    They will start dropping their price to sell stuff. When they get low enough, buy only from them.

    The other providers will have to start dropping their prices to get customers back.

    I said it was simple, but it would not be easy.

    Robert
     
  8. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    its simply GREED ,snow in the sand bout the same price as ice in h#ll
     
  9. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    WHAT THE ????? I'll like to see that same picture after we bomb it in our next war!!!!!!!
     
  10. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Good one Ernest!

    Never saw those pictures before... about right, they are the ones that are really making it off us.
     
  11. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I think it would work in theory...the problem is gettign everyone to do it.

    Whatever happened to United We Stand!
     
  12. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    I agree totally, if we as a nation would refuse to buy gas anywhere at these redicoulous prices,they'd all come down pretty fast. But we are so used to getting in our trucks cars ,minivans,SUV's ECT ECT that we just blindly go and buy the stuff. I know I can't afford the stuff,and I"m thinking very seriously of purchasing a motorcycle and taking driving lessons as I have never driven one before.But my goodness I hear that you can get where you need to go and it's a whole lot cheaper than putting it in a car or truck. Thats just my 2 cents!!:roll_eyes:
     
  13. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Man! That just chaps my hide :angry: :crazy: Betcha this time next year $2.99 gas will seem like a deal :eek:oooh:
     
  14. channelcat_tracker

    channelcat_tracker New Member

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    that true???? now yea got me thinkin as to who is cheatin who!?!?!?!
     
  15. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    Its simple supply and demand. People just need to figure out a way to drive less. The UAE had money to build a billion of those ski places before the price went up. They havent raised the price, its wallstreet that has drove the price up on oil.

    Take turns with your buddys driving to the fishin hole. Anything to drive less and get the demand down so they can go back to supplying us with cheap gas!
     
  16. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Im glad you said it brother...technicly(sp?) I cant because the guy were talkin about is my commander in chief:wink: :lol: .
     
  17. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    I'm just glad they can have a good time sking while I'm struggling to keep my electric bill paid so I can have AC. :choler:
     
  18. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    I hope I live to see the day when we won't "need" them anymore!
     
  19. hear_kitty

    hear_kitty New Member

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    Hay ace i will take some of that 2.99 its 3.06-3.15 here and its not getting any better
     
  20. slimepig

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    dont blame Bush! He doesnt control the markets or making new laws! Blame the hyppocrites in congress! Has anyone noticed that congress again voted themselves a raise? The price of a gallon of gas doesnt bother them, they voted themselves an extra $3300 a year, but did nothing to the minimum wage!
    As far as im concerned, we liberated kuwait several years ago and as reward and payment Kuwait should be sending us at the least discounted oil, if not free!!! when all is said n done, we will have liberated 2 countries very rich in oil, kuwait and iraq, but you think they will sacrifice all their wealth and riches to reward us in any way? Hell i say we annex those countries that U.S. soldiers are dying in and take the oil for free!!!