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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11145 on: May 26, 2022, 04:18:23 am »
Teachers, nurses, I'm looking at you too @Anesthetist ! Every fucking day.
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« Reply #11146 on: June 09, 2022, 06:11:37 pm »
I do realize the status quo is perhaps a little ridiculous as it pertains to the price of petrol in the States but fuck you, Putin!

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« Reply #11147 on: June 09, 2022, 06:32:41 pm »
I hear you @mclaincausey. How fucking dare they cut into our Iron Heart budget.

If we weren't all generally selfish we would have implemented a wfh plan for anyone who possibly can to raise the middle finger at the fuel companies. Not that it would actually work, but i don't run things anyhow so that's my vote.
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« Reply #11148 on: June 09, 2022, 08:03:57 pm »
We have native owned gas stations out here so they don’t pay gas taxes.  It’s always about .30 cheaper.  Otherwise I’d be hitchhiking. 

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« Reply #11149 on: June 09, 2022, 10:48:26 pm »
It's never as simple as we assume to believe...

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/The-Real-Reason-Gasoline-And-Diesel-Prices-Are-So-High.html

I have a mate that works at an ESSO refinery here in Essex, UK. They closed a number of refineries at the start of 2020, even before covid lock downs. Production capacity dropped, but demand didn't.

OPEC+ have agreed to almost double crude oil output for June and July, but that only helps reduce cost if crude csn be refined into diesel and petrol.

There are so many consequences to this issue. Tech industries that depend on online purchases and deliveries have lost share values, delivery drivers are quiting en masse as most are self employed and fuel costs aren't being subsidised, even driving instructors are stopping their work as the cost of driving lessons are untenable for most young people, who form the majority of their customer base.

I fear that this is end of empire economics. Russia and Saudi are no longer looking west, they see their future in the east with China and India.

Biden and Johnson both tried to do deals with Saudi this year, they got a swift kick goodbye, and China got exclusive Saudi oil deals.

Roman, Greek, British, Dutch, French, and now US... All empires come to an end at some time. We are living through an end of Empire.

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11150 on: June 09, 2022, 11:09:01 pm »
It’s a global market to be sure.  No simple solutions as far as I can tell.  That’s what most people don’t comprehend.  I just want to get me an electric Mustang and be done with it. 

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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11151 on: June 09, 2022, 11:29:05 pm »
Until we start figuring out better ways to produce electricity with things other than fossil fuels, though, that electro-Stang is going to run into a similar issue.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11152 on: June 09, 2022, 11:43:59 pm »
Sire but it would be one more Mustang than I currently have. 

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« Reply #11153 on: June 10, 2022, 12:07:16 am »
I mean, I would definitely like a Mustang.

Somebody hook it up :)
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11154 on: June 10, 2022, 04:32:41 pm »
I do realize the status quo is perhaps a little ridiculous as it pertains to the price of petrol in the States but fuck you, Putin!

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mate. I'm paying $4 a litre in Singapore.. how would I love to pay the price you're paying right now.
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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11155 on: June 10, 2022, 06:50:31 pm »
Oh yeah I understand how depressed our status quo pricing is for petrol @louisbosco relative to what it “should” be; that’s what I was trying to qualify my rant with. I also understand how complex the supply chains and trading is for energy (or at least, that it is extremely complex).  And I agree with Stuart about where the empire is, though as a major producer ourselves we could have been more strategic with our reserves had we jumped on renewables sooner and more seriously. Short term thinking and greed is what doomed the empire. But I guess that built it in the first place as well.

Still I do blame Putin for roiling global markets. In the end maybe this is the wake up call we needed, but that innocents are paying the price for it is so so sad.
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« Reply #11156 on: June 11, 2022, 02:49:20 pm »
Two kids + 1 dog + 1 cat = Ultimate home destruction...Every Saturday morning is spent deep cleaning the house (or various parts of it).  All I want to do is sit on the deck enjoying a cup of coffee.

At least the kids are old enough to clean some of the stuff themselves...and I don't have to go and do it again because of their attempt.

I'm off now to go into their room and if you don't ever hear from me again, I love you all!!  :D

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« Reply #11157 on: June 28, 2022, 07:41:44 pm »
...what kind of an a**hole buys a piece of clothing, receives said piece of clothing, proceeds to douse himself in cologne, dons said piece of clothing in-turn dousing the garment then deciding they're not happy with it for one reason or another and returns it? ???

...that particular species needs to be slapped and sequestered! >:( :D
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« Reply #11158 on: June 28, 2022, 07:44:29 pm »
[mention]vaquero357 [/mention] I get it, I’ve bought shirts secondhand that have stunk 3-4 washings in. Nasty!


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Re: Random Rants
« Reply #11159 on: June 28, 2022, 07:48:40 pm »
I've had that happen more times than I'd like to recount. Pretty much the main reason I don't buy from End Clothing anymore. Nasty as hell.
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