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dawgman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-14-04 07:12 PM
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61. What a ridiculous, asinine statement.
"the Sun is running out of fuel. The age of solar power is coming to an end." If you really think that is an appropriate counter-argument you are a fool. Way to use good logic. The sun won't run out of fuel for millions of years. We will run so low on oil so as to make the energy input to output ratio negative within probably 50 years at most.

Refineries are dangerous because of the types of chemicals that are use and the type of reactions that must take place. THey are not dangerous because of age, they are dangerous because danger is the nature of the beast.

"As far as whether it is a poor investment, that isn't my problem. This is still a, mostly, free country. If a private entity wishes to make what I, or you, consider a foolish investment, that is their right. If an oil company wants to invest their profits in a refinery that lowers my fuel costs by increasing competition among oil companies, I'm all for it."

Do you really believe that an oil company building refineries would save you money? Who do you think would pay for the new facilities? Not you the consumer, I'm sure. The oil companies would just eat the cost for the chance to provide savings to you. That sounds very magnanimous, even for an industry as benevolent as the energy people. That makes alot of sense.
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  -Oh, the irony: Gas prices may hit $3.00 a gallon this summer Paragon  Jan-14-04 03:36 AM   #0 
  - Honestly., the best thing that could happen to this country is $4/gal gas  MercutioATC   Jan-14-04 03:51 AM   #1 
  - I agree wholeheartedly...  rezmutt   Jan-14-04 04:01 AM   #3 
  - NO WAY  alarimer   Jan-14-04 07:38 AM   #17 
  - it might be bad for peope living today  OhioStateProgressive   Jan-14-04 02:34 PM   #34 
     - While I see your point....  PatGund   Jan-14-04 05:15 PM   #54 
        - i understand  OhioStateProgressive   Jan-14-04 05:25 PM   #57 
  - Leaving off the notion of gas-price gouging...  JDWalley   Jan-15-04 02:25 AM   #68 
  - $6.20 / gal  Oggy   Jan-14-04 04:10 AM   #4 
  - To answer, no. It's money-driven...  MercutioATC   Jan-14-04 04:23 AM   #5 
  - I agree  Oggy   Jan-14-04 05:14 AM   #7 
  - My consumer choice  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-14-04 06:25 AM   #12 
  - Ever hear of Pogue?  gumbybob13   Jan-14-04 05:08 PM   #53 
  - Ditto  GOPBasher   Jan-14-04 04:39 AM   #6 
  - Do you really want $4 a gal gas?  RC   Jan-14-04 05:44 AM   #9 
  - The one person stated  4dsc   Jan-14-04 07:20 AM   #16 
  - Yes I Do  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-14-04 02:10 PM   #29 
     - Remember virtually every thing you buy arrives by truck  Toots   Jan-14-04 04:57 PM   #50 
        - I understand  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-15-04 10:08 AM   #72 
  - I guess you don't have much of a commute, do you?  libview   Jan-14-04 01:42 PM   #24 
  - Hah,it would be business as usual  OneTwentyoFive   Jan-14-04 03:00 PM   #40 
  - If gas = $3.00/gal...  Birthmark   Jan-14-04 03:59 AM   #2 
  - The White House fantasy team  Buzzz   Jan-14-04 05:22 AM   #8 
  - Are the oil producing nations..............  DumpGump   Jan-14-04 05:47 AM   #10 
  - Shrub...............  DumpGump   Jan-14-04 05:54 AM   #11 
  - Or ...  Nihil   Jan-14-04 06:34 AM   #13 
  - Caused by massive debt and the weak dollar  DrBB   Jan-14-04 07:08 AM   #14 
  - I did a more complete analysis  DanSpillane   Jan-14-04 05:02 PM   #52 
  - I'd actually like to see it...I'll ride a bike to work...  phillybri   Jan-14-04 07:10 AM   #15 
  - you people are very smug  alarimer   Jan-14-04 12:52 PM   #18 
     - We survived civil war, the Depression, Hitler, Communism & Carrot Top  hatrack   Jan-14-04 12:59 PM   #19 
     - LOL-Survivors of Carrot Top, "The almost-greatest generation"  Logansquare   Jan-14-04 01:24 PM   #23 
     - $4  demodewd   Jan-14-04 05:24 PM   #56 
     - You don't need an expensive Prius to save money on gas  htuttle   Jan-14-04 01:20 PM   #21 
     - And Your Quick and Ready Solution Is. . .?  dpibel   Jan-14-04 01:55 PM   #28 
     - You say:  Heddi   Jan-14-04 02:36 PM   #36 
     - The last paragraph says it all to answer your questions  NickB79   Jan-15-04 02:01 AM   #65 
     - Except they're not called Geos any more.  Why   Jan-15-04 11:48 AM   #75 
     - not smug  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-14-04 02:13 PM   #30 
     - mm hmm.  DrWeird   Jan-14-04 02:14 PM   #31 
  - Flipside of that argument...  Sir_Shrek   Jan-14-04 01:14 PM   #20 
  - ANWR has enough oil to fuel America...  htuttle   Jan-14-04 01:22 PM   #22 
  - It will not happen in an election year  noonwitch   Jan-14-04 01:46 PM   #25 
  - Actually, it just struck me how they might plan on avoiding that  htuttle   Jan-14-04 01:49 PM   #26 
     - Yep...relative deprivation  rucky   Jan-14-04 02:34 PM   #35 
        - It won't matter by then...  JDWalley   Jan-15-04 02:32 AM   #69 
  - Fuel prices ALREADY affecting the price of food.  revcarol   Jan-14-04 01:49 PM   #27 
  - There's no irony--the invasion and massacre wasn't about more gas  Mairead   Jan-14-04 02:24 PM   #32 
  - This would not be good  Heddi   Jan-14-04 02:29 PM   #33 
  - I Don't See It Happening  ProfessorGAC   Jan-14-04 02:41 PM   #37 
  - They can't control the supply though  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-14-04 02:54 PM   #39 
     - They'll Subsidize the Oil Companies B4 They Let It Happen  ProfessorGAC   Jan-14-04 03:07 PM   #42 
  - If That Happens,  ribofunk   Jan-14-04 02:46 PM   #38 
  - Blamed Clinton when it hit $1.70 here in summer of 2000....  OneTwentyoFive   Jan-14-04 03:04 PM   #41 
  - It WON'T be mentioned in the media  bobbieinok   Jan-14-04 03:15 PM   #43 
  - Actually it is kick their ass and take their oil.  Hammie   Jan-14-04 04:15 PM   #44 
  - Just curious, Have you ever been inside an oil refinery?  dawgman   Jan-14-04 04:30 PM   #45 
  - Interesting observations, dawgman  Art_from_Ark   Jan-14-04 06:16 PM   #58 
  - And I lived near them too.  Hammie   Jan-14-04 06:28 PM   #59 
     - What a ridiculous, asinine statement.  dawgman   Jan-14-04 07:12 PM   #61 
        - This is probably a waste of electrons  Hammie   Jan-15-04 10:05 AM   #70 
           - Do you really believe that the end of the supply of cheap easy to access  dawgman   Jan-15-04 10:38 AM   #73 
           - You have a Masters Degree in Engineering and you make  Bandit   Jan-15-04 10:56 AM   #74 
           - Some info about refineries.  dawgman   Jan-15-04 05:01 PM   #76 
           - Where are ya, Hammie?  dawgman   Jan-17-04 05:20 PM   #77 
  - I know, Hammie - I was using their phrase.  Paragon   Jan-14-04 04:35 PM   #46 
  - Gas prices is something alot of people can identify with and  CMT   Jan-14-04 04:49 PM   #47 
  - Toyota Prius  Chef_Ramen_Noodle   Jan-14-04 04:55 PM   #48 
  - I think you are right  DanSpillane   Jan-14-04 04:56 PM   #49 
  - THat's amazing, but.....  gumbybob13   Jan-14-04 04:58 PM   #51 
  - What does that have to do with oil prices?  NickB79   Jan-15-04 02:05 AM   #66 
  - Same in the first Gulf War  bigtree   Jan-14-04 05:19 PM   #55 
  - Watch gas prices weekly here  GURUving   Jan-14-04 06:41 PM   #60 
  - $1.67 today in detroit  gasperc   Jan-14-04 08:07 PM   #62 
  - Buy gas futures  lotteandollie   Jan-14-04 08:37 PM   #63 
  - Is it possible this is disinformation?  mac56   Jan-14-04 09:01 PM   #64 
  - Not just irony...  JDWalley   Jan-15-04 02:21 AM   #67 
  - How much  PATRICK   Jan-15-04 10:07 AM   #71 
  - Rock Head Republican  dmkinsey   Jan-17-04 05:54 PM   #78 

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