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Big Oil Price Gouging

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I was sitting in my living room when George W. Bush delivered his 2002 televised Ohio speech on Iraq, justifying the attack on that country that he would launch less than six months later. In the moment of silence that followed I said, “Brilliant.” The others in the room looked at me, puzzled. They knew I had no use for the usurper of 2001. “The only problem,” I said, “is that he’s lying.”  — 184 words. ______ By The Rev. Dr. Hanns F. Skoutajan “God is a human construct,” so writes Christopher Hedges in his recent book: I Don’t Believe In Atheists. For someone who doesn’t espouse atheism those words may seem rather ...
and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.28 million. It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent , on the Adelaide Plains , north of the Fleurieu Peninsula , between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges . The suburbs reach roughly from the coast to the foothills but sprawl from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south. Named in honour of Queen Adelaide , the German -born consort of King William IV , the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light , ...
Greg Palast » Off the Rails: Big Oil, Big Brother Win Big in the ...
There was that tongue again. When the President lies he's got this weird nervous tick: He sticks the tip of his tongue out between his lips. Like a little boy who knows he's fibbing. Like a snake licking a rat. In his State of the Union tonight the President did his tongue thing 124 times -- my kids kept count. But it wasn't all rat-licking lies. Most pundits concentrated on Iraq and wacky health insurance stuff. But that's just bubbles and blather. The real agenda is in the small stuff. The little razors in the policy apple, the nasty little pieces of policy shrapnel that whiz by between the appearances ... market research, surveys and trends
Big Oil Price Gouging
Last week, in addition to being treated to a couple of juicy political stories, we also had the pleasure of learning that Exxon-Mobil profited in excess of 45 million dollars per hour during the third quarter, otherwise known as the Katrina Quarter. In fact, nearly all of the oil companies saw record profits during the Katrina Quarter, all the while we were paying record prices at the pump. Oil industry insiders make themselves feel better by blaming this simply on "supply and demand" and by forwarding emails containing pictures of Middle Eastern royalty and their golden jet planes and lavish accoutrements. As if it ... market research, surveys and trends


Bob Inglis - Representing South Carolina's 4th District - Issues
Growing demand, limited supply. These four words describe the central factors in the rise in gas prices. However, America’s history of innovation gives us hope that we can develop new technologies to change the playing field, making supply and demand of crude oil only part of the story. Until we do, we will continue to have a national security problem as we rely on unstable and often hostile oil-producing countries. Recent price increases, totaling as much as 60-cents-a-gallon in a matter of weeks, are a result of three basic factors that came together in 2005: Demand : China and India and other emerging economies are ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Venezuela sells oil to poor at discount
In a resounding gesture of humanitarian internationalism, CITGO, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, began shipping 12 million gallons of discounted home-heating oil for 45,000 low-income families and local social-service organizations in Massachusetts during the week of Nov. 27. A similar program is underway in the Bronx, N.Y., and preliminary discussions regarding possible CITGO heating oil subsidies are taking place in Maine and other parts of the U.S. where blistering cold weather is a factor. Due to Big Oil’s price gouging and restriction on production, home heating oil costs ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
McWherter eyes well-oiled Haslam
Bill Haslam's business life took a dramatic turn Wednesday, but Tennessee may have gotten another look Thursday at what the gubernatorial race might be like this fall. The campaign seems to be about seeing how many ways you can match the word "oil" with "Haslam" in the same sentence. The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter issued a press release Thursday noting that the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint over the proposed merger between the Haslam family business, Pilot Corp., and Flying J Travel Plazas. The McWherter release failed to mention that issuing a complaint is ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
House Minority Leader Boehner Flips
St. Louis, MO - This weekend, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced that Big Oil should pay for the entire environmental and economic cleanup in the Gulf so that taxpayers aren't stuck with the bill [ABC This Week, 06/13/10]. The announcement from Boehner, who succeeded Congressman Roy Blunt as House Republican Leader, is a change of position for the Congressman who originally supported a liability cap. [TPMDC, 6/10/10]. Congressman Blunt has also changed his position since the spill began. Originally he explained, "The current liability cap [of $75million]unless there's some criminal activity that ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Does Big Oil Collude and Price Gouge - A Layman's Guide to the Top ...
enormous profits. Some commentators and pundits characterize the pricing policy of Big. Oil as “price gouging;” others aver that the oil companies provided ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Rising Gas & Energy Prices - Speaker Nancy Pelosi | Issues
The New Direction Congress has been working on behalf of America’s families and businesses to lower energy costs for the American consumer, increase energy independence, enhance our national security, and reduce global warming. On September 16, the House passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act , H.R. 6899 . The legislation is a bold step forward, helping end our dependence on foreign oil and increase our national security.  It launches a clean renewable energy future that creates new American jobs, expands domestic energy supply--including new offshore drilling, and invents and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Would it be a smart idea to invest in Tesla Motors stock, the ...
Wait about a year and you can pick up those shares at about $5 each. Tesla Motors has had massive losses since its inception. They are expected to rake up more losses in the next 3 years and that is not a recipe for a profitable trade. Remember GM looked very good four years ago. Tesla will be selling the first car in about a year at $100,000 plus. It will seat two and run about 250 miles on one charge. There will not be a great market potential for this product at this price. Great car to go shopping and to the movies in. Furthermore, there need to be charging stations at least about one third as often as you now can get ...
Has anyone else noticed their gas milage drop more as the gas ...
I know that the gas companies have summer and winter blends of fuel, and usually see a difference in my milage every summer and fall when they change blends. But this last fall i noticed a larger than normal drop in milage and it seems to me that every time the gas prices go up 15 cents my milage drops a little more. I know that there is/was a shortage of the ingredient MTBE which has/had some effect; but my milage is still dropping a little each month. I started out getting 18mpg in Oct. and now I'm lucky to get 15mpg. And yes I keep very accurate records of filling up and perform regular maint. on my vehicle. and use ...