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lefthandedlefty Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:39 PM
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Why is the oil industry never held accountable?
Everyone blames banks and Wall-Street for the recession Clinton and Obama,but the royal screwing we got from the oil from 2000 to 2008 is as if it never happened.$2.00 a gallon gas was the begining of the end not to mention when it hit $5.00.Don`t anyone remember how everytime we had a storm or Bush would threaten some other country prices would shoot up just about anything that could be thought up the price would go up.Why is it a dem in office we have an oil glut puke in oil shortage.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:43 PM
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1. The oil companies aren't held accountable, neither are the
pharmaceutical companies, the health insurance companies, the health care companies, the auto industry, the energy sector industries, the giant agricultural companies, and on and on. Such is the pattern of American "capitalism".
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:22 PM
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5. Weeeell, they want to call it, "corporatism," now. n/t
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:43 PM
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2. Because oil companies are too busy poisoning the Gulf of Mexico
Too busy to worry about such things as artificially inflated prices or government protectionism.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:46 PM
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3. The answer quite simply is that they are too big to flail. n/t
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:49 PM
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4. because we live in a Fascist System
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 07:37 PM
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6. We forgot about them but we're back on message now.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:16 PM
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7. Because they own Congress.
"Never bite the hand that feeds you, because it will be the same hand that chokes you to death!!!!"
- DONLUCIANO REGGALLO

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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:37 PM
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8. Because we want $2.50/gal fuel?!1 Could it be?!1 n/t
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:39 PM
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9. because the world runs on it.
why do you think we have a military? to keep it flowing.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:54 PM
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10. Take a wild guess
You'll probably be right.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:10 PM
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11. $$$$$$$$$$$$$
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:18 PM
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12. because they control damn near everything?? nt
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anonymous171 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:19 PM
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13. Banks own the oil companies. Banks own everything. Has been that way since the 70s.
Get the Banks and Wall Street, you get the oil companies.
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