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Old 02-28-2008, 10:07 PM   #21
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As should everyone's portfolio.
At least those that can, and that put $$ over conscience.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:24 AM   #23
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Speaking from outside the US, there's not a business article to be read that does not openly declare the US as in recession. No-one clearly wants to say it there, but in dealing with the US economy/business world, recession is the word.
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what's most concerning to me, however, are the replies to this thread.

americans will always have cheaper petrol than most of the world, anyway.

and anyone who's ever been to florida knows how many SUV's there are. my family and i reckoned there 1/3 were giant, oversized gas-guzzlers.

i suppose that's for all the snowstorms they have to get through throughout the course of the year?

north america, and not just the united states, will only change their driving habits when petrol prices force them to.

yes, bush is an idiot and out-of-touch. but that's not a surprise is it?
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I think "everyone" is too busy paying bills to have a portfolio.
True, but more and more Americans now have 401K plans, rather than traditional retirement plans, especially the younger generations who would handle the volatility inherent in natural resources-focused mutual funds. So a lot of people do have a portfolio, while still being burdened with bills.

Of course, this presumes that there's even such an option in your 401K plan. Mine doesn't. My father's does.
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north america, and not just the united states, will only change their driving habits when petrol prices force them to.
No, they'll change their driving habits when we depopulate the non-urban areas of the country--i.e., most of the U.S. Beyond that, driving is a requirement.
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Seeing that clip on the news is even worse, it's his arrogant flippant attitude about it. I wonder if he knows that oil is 103 today. It's Friday, so maybe he left the office early. And it's leap day, so maybe he gets the day off.
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No, they'll change their driving habits when we depopulate the non-urban areas of the country--i.e., most of the U.S. Beyond that, driving is a requirement.
but while neither scenario is truly plausible at the time being, things will have to change one way or another.

i can't speak for the united states, but for those living in rural canada... public transportation is simply not an option.

of course those people have to drive their cars, and regularly too. but surely programmes could be put in place that'd at least help put a dent in it?

problem is, i don't have any specific realistic ideas for this, so it's easy for me to point fingers. still... i just know there's got to be a better way.
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Thus the reason thank god his time is up.
Unless he goes completely off the deep end and declares himself "President Forever" . . . .
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Seeing that clip on the news is even worse, it's his arrogant flippant attitude about it. I wonder if he knows that oil is 103 today. It's Friday, so maybe he left the office early. And it's leap day, so maybe he gets the day off.
I think he, Condi and Cheney are going to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate leap day.
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No, they'll change their driving habits when we depopulate the non-urban areas of the country--i.e., most of the U.S. Beyond that, driving is a requirement.
Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars will become more common and serve as a driving solution for many suburban areas. Toyota is introducing a plug in hybrid in 2010, and there are already many prototypes out there from various companies. Upgrades to electric grids and more solar/wind will be needed in many areas, along with advances in battery technology.
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Must feel great to have a portfolio filled with crude. Maybe after coughing up 10 grand for our health insurance, we'll have a few dollars left to start a portfolio Then we can go ka-ching too, while raping mother earth
Eh, my statement about oil as an investment didn't come across as I meant. I realize plenty of folks can't afford to pay for winter heating oil, much less save for retirement. But the $1.75 gallon days are gone.

On the reporter asking Bush about $4.00 gasoline. Of course Bush gave a terrible, embarrassing answer. But I'm not sure what sort of advice the president could have given to people feeling the squeeze. The White House doesn't control the world oil market or speculators. Green energy is the answer long term, but that's not going to help much right now. Granted the Bush Administration hasn't led a green revolution in the last seven years.
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Of course Bush gave a terrible, embarrassing answer.


i mean this as a broad point (and to preface, i think your post was thoughtful):

but when does Bush not give an answer that's nearly always terrible and embarrassing? no matter the topic? is there anything he's gotten right? when he's not scripted -- which is rare -- he's shockingly inept and ill-informed.

i mean this honestly. has there been a more deaf, dumb, and blind president ever?
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i mean this honestly. has there been a more deaf, dumb, and blind president ever?
But he sure plays a mean pinball.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:24 AM   #35
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Is this guy serious????? What kind of President or even leader acts like this???????? This has gone just too far. It is OBVIOUS that he doesn't give a shit about how he appears to the public since this is his last term. I can't wait for the day where another superpower comes ahead of America. I really can't. That is when all the Bush lovers and Bush himself will realize that he and they are all pieces of shit. Fuckin ridiculous. We have idiots like Sean Hannity on our TV stations constantly bashing Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and it seems like everyone has forgot about that monkey in the White House.

And yes, we are going into a recession, no matter how short it will be, and oil is making it worse. I miss Bill Clinton.
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What does Bush give a rat's ass about oil prices or the cost of a gallon of gas his fellow Americans are paying at the pump since he doesn't pump his own gas or have to shell out money for gas? Great job the guy did f'ing up the country and economy, counting the days till he's out of the Oval Office that's for sure!
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Bush is an idiot. (Period)

Just me but I don't think gas will reach $4.
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so long as the focus remains on keeping petrol prices relatively low (and i do mean relatively), no real efforts will be made to providing environmentally friendly alternatives.

i sound like a broken record.

but does this not concern anyone?
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so long as the focus remains on keeping petrol prices relatively low (and i do mean relatively), no real efforts will be made to providing environmentally friendly alternatives.

i sound like a broken record.

but does this not concern anyone?
Nowadays, cars seem to be more about image than about getting from A to B in a sensible manner. I understand that in large countries, people rely more on cars than in small countries like mine, but does one really need a 5.6 Litre V8 to drive the kids to school?
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..but does one really need a 5.6 Litre V8 to drive the kids to school?
meet the Ford Orgasm (marketed as a Typhoon, but whatev.)




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