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km gresham
12-14-2004, 12:32 PM
Gas Prices. Down 20 cents per gallon from the high a couple of weeks ago. smile.gif

Leon m
12-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Wow ! its amazeing what a few billion dollar
infestment in a war can do for the gas prices. :D

km gresham
12-14-2004, 12:56 PM
There it is - OIL! I knew someone would refer to it, just not sure who it would be. ;)

[ 12-14-2004, 01:57 PM: Message edited by: km gresham ]

LeeG
12-14-2004, 01:04 PM
I hear gasoline is made from oil.

uncas
12-14-2004, 01:09 PM
LeeG!
Last time I checked it was...pass the word to SC!
Some people think it comes out of a pump at the local conveninece store! :D

km gresham
12-14-2004, 01:12 PM
Nah! We know it's courtesy of a poor ol mountaineer who was shootin at some food and up through the ground come a bubblin' crude. Oil, that is. Black gold. Texas tea. ;) :D

uncas
12-14-2004, 01:18 PM
TEXAS TEA....I thought the mountains were in PA...at least that is where we pulled oil out of the ground first in the 1850's...Why Texas tea...why not Pennsylvania crude...
What mountains in Texas....mole hills yes but real honest to _____ mountains...Here I come Alberta! Nothin like the rockies! Now those are getting a bit higher and fit the definition of mountains. Sorry Mt. Everest!
Please note....No SUVs in the Clampet's life! :D And they could afford one or two or three or four.....
jamj

km gresham
12-14-2004, 01:20 PM
They had Mr Drysdale's limo. SUVs weren't made yet! tongue.gif

Popeye
12-14-2004, 01:22 PM
and a real nice ceement pond

uncas
12-14-2004, 01:24 PM
No SUV's! Too bad...Then again, they could have owned a few limos to go with the Ceeeement pool. :D

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-14-2004, 01:46 PM
What a nice succinct post this is about oil futures and the world energy supply. So refreshing to see something this complex reduced to a single sentence. :rolleyes:

uncas
12-14-2004, 01:51 PM
Peter!
So much of this (topic and issues ) has been put on so many threads with serious discussions...A bit of banter is okay once in a while...otherwise it would just be repetative.
So a bit lighthearted banter on a serious topic and I agree that it is...may be what is needed once in a while. Otherwise, half of the people reading would be at the other half's throats all of the time.
Look what happened when I had a topic on SUV's...Accused of trying to run other people's lives...
In all seriousness, it is a relevent issue and a topic which could be discussed intellectually etc...
What can I say?
jamj

Popeye
12-14-2004, 01:58 PM
maybe i could type a bit slower.

km gresham
12-14-2004, 01:58 PM
I think I accused you of trying to run other people's lives - sort of. :D

Anyway, all work and no play...

Gotta have a bit of fun here and there, Peter. You don't have to, if you don't want to, though. smile.gif

Just think how much more I can drive my SUV around now that gas is going down! tongue.gif :D

Anyway, we'll be out of oil in 20 or 30 years. ;)

[ 12-14-2004, 03:01 PM: Message edited by: km gresham ]

uncas
12-14-2004, 01:59 PM
popeye!
No...not the way to go...you type slower, you use more electricity which means you use more fuel to generate the electicity unless yours is hydro power. :D

[ 12-14-2004, 03:00 PM: Message edited by: uncas ]

uncas
12-14-2004, 02:02 PM
Karen! I think that is what I said....read it again please! :D

km gresham
12-14-2004, 02:15 PM
smile.gif Well, when the oil runs out we can all stay home and complain about the price of eggs or something.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-14-2004, 02:30 PM
Sure... Everything is fine. Drive your SUV more and remember .... They hate you because you're free. :D

uncas
12-14-2004, 03:17 PM
Peter...don't bother with bugging her about the SUV...All is says is that you are trying to dictate how she should run her life....as I was supposedly doing...
Say...Eggs are up 50 cents a dozen...save 20 cents/gal going to the market and lose 30 more cents when you buy eggs...Sounds like a deal.

Phillip Allen
12-14-2004, 05:16 PM
(I bet they're Chinese eggs...prolly got at wal mart where folks are paied low wages...and made to wear SMOKS!)

uncas
12-14-2004, 05:27 PM
Phillip!
Don't they sell 1,000 yr old eggs over there...Almost as old as the oil we use...Dollar for dollar the eggs may be cheaper! :D

Phillip Allen
12-14-2004, 05:28 PM
Lest we complain too much, try living this way... smile.gif

Four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort.
Michael Palin: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable.
Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine,ay Gessiah?
Terry Gilliam: You're right there Obediah.
Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin'here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?
MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup
o' tea.
GC: A cup ' COLD tea.
EI: Without milk or sugar.
TG: OR tea!
MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.
EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a
rolled up newspaper.
GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money
doesn't buy you happiness."
EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to
live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.
GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one
room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the
floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for
fear of FALLING!
TG: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a
corridor!
MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a
palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish
tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting
fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.
EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered
by a piece of tarpolin, but it was a house to US.
GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and
live in a lake!
TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty
of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.
MP: Cardboard box?
TG: Aye.
MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in
a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the
morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down
mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home,
out Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in
the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to
work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad
would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we
were LUCKY!
TG: Well we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox
at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues.
We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four
hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we
got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.
EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night,
half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump
of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill
owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home,
our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves
singing "Hallelujah."
MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't
believe ya'.
ALL: Nope, nope..

uncas
12-14-2004, 05:34 PM
I LIKE IT!

imported_Steven Bauer
12-14-2004, 05:52 PM
:D I think I'll read that out loud to the kids later. :D

Steven