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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:18 AM
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The economy is in recovery, and soon we'll have a perfectly wonderful health insurance system.
Doubt me? The evidence is right in front of your noses. Why else would the banks be giving their top execs record bonuses? Why else would energy prices be going through the roof? Why else would health insurance stocks be skyrocketing? Quit it with the gloom and doom. Happy days are here again!
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lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:20 AM
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1. Quit smoking that stuff this early in the morning.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:22 AM
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2. nice. nt
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:28 AM
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3. It's time to dust off those rose colored glasses
and see the real reality. Things are good and if not for you then it's your fault. Stop yer whining...
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:43 AM
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4. Ah, Jim Beam on cornflakes for breakfast ... n/t
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Blasphemer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:54 AM
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5. Thanks for the chuckle... nt
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:09 AM
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6. energy prices are through the roof?
i didn't know. I must use a different energy
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:05 AM
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8. Our cost for house heating fuel (propane) went up about 70% so far this year.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:26 AM
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10. in what state?
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:05 PM
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11. WI. We just paid $1.94/gal.
Gasoline is now $2.79, the highest in over a year. Crude, as low as $35 9 months ago, is now up to $80 again, with some speculating that it is about to go much higher.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:14 PM
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13. I've been paying $2.50 - $3.00 for heating oil for several years running
You should be thanking your lucky starts that oil is so cheap where you live. Costs me $400/month to heat my house from mid-December through March.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:20 PM
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14. I'm talking LP, not oil.
Our heating costs are over $400/mo too. I don't know offhand what local oil prices are, but I doubt if they're lower than yours.

Anyway, here's a graph of crude prices for the past year:

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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:34 PM
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16. LP is $2.89/gallon here too
I use it for cooking, hot water and cloths drying, so I pay a hefty price for that too.

Graph didn't show BTW, though I track oil prices regularly, so it's no big deal - wasn't arguing that point per se.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:45 PM
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18. propane prices in WI have been much higher in the past few years
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 01:46 PM by mkultra
Are you just making shit up to bitch about now?


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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:50 PM
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20. In the '08-09 season we pre-bought a contract so we didn't see those prices.
I actually didn't realize how high it went last year; we were luckier than we realized with our contract. This month we got hit with the full force of that last spike on the graph.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:18 AM
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7. And we have it as bad as the people of Haiti
:nopity:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:10 AM
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9. Now, THAT is a total irrelevancy.
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mkultra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:03 PM
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21. yeah, everytime i hear one of these Emo's cry ..
i think about what these marshmellows would feel like if they where haitian women.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:12 PM
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12. You know, all sarcasm aside, it's not that far from the truth IMO
I'm glad that Obama is going to hoist a tax on the banks to counter their assholism, but if one is expecting bad times ahead to support arguments against the administration and Democrats in general, it may be a disappointing year ahead.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:23 PM
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15. Believe me, I have no desire for bad times,
and am not particularly happy to be accused of being disappointed if things go well.

Nor do I see the current state of affairs as Obama's fault, although I also don't believe he's taking the right steps to head off an impending economic disaster I have been anticipating for several years.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:41 PM
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17. And chocolate rations are going to be increased to 20 grams per weeks
and we've always been at war with Eastasia.
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Top Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:46 PM
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19. I agree... Thanks for the remainder
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