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Old 04-14-2006, 12:27 PM   #76
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Just used Google to find some images for chickenhead. Here is what I came up with:



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Old 04-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #77
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Chickenhead: Slang, n.(1)a female of low class and/or moral stature (2)a foul disreputable woman usually lacking goals and direction. Chickenhead has origins in the Northeast, United States but has gained national understanding.

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Old 04-14-2006, 01:02 PM   #78
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They've gotta work the Jetta into that definition of chickenhead
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You'd think there could be some kind of goverment money set aside to build refineries to be used by all American oil corporations.
Its not that the corporations won't build the refineries its that they have not been allowed to build them. I don't think we need the goverment in the middle it would only drive prices higher. Try to name the last thing that the goverment did effeciently or more effeciently than the private sector.
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Its not that the corporations won't build the refineries its that they have not been allowed to build them. I don't think we need the goverment in the middle it would only drive prices higher. Try to name the last thing that the goverment did effeciently or more effeciently than the private sector.
power regulation. deregulation have private sector building power plants in places like montana and trying to send the power across the country. The limited transmission bandwidth meant that this "cheap power" was causing blackouts and RAISING prices.

You need regulation when the private sector can't manage itself.
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There seems to be a big misconception about how Gas stations operate. I know a thing or two about how they work since my father and his business partner owned 5 of them and I worked for them for couple of summers. Gas stations don't make money from selling gas...they are like drug street pushers. How many street pushers you think make top dollar? If a gas station makes 5 cents per gallon sold they are doing alright. Gas stations typically make most of their money from their food market, especially the sale of Soda, Smokes, and Beer. There are some gas stations that do make a killing but this is only if there is no gas station around them that they have to compete with.

The chain to get gas from the ground to your tank has up to 6 links. Governments selling it, big gas corporations like BP, cured oil transporters, refineries, interstate refined oil transporters, and finally local transporters.

Who do you think takes the biggest cut out of every gallon you buy? Uncle Sam! That's right, your federal "child molesting" Uncle Sam takes 18.4 c/pg cut of each gallon sold. Your local "i hate you" Uncle Sam takes on average 21 c/pg cut. You think the the federal and state governments have a vested interest in reducing prices? Yes, but only because they are worried people aren't going to go out (drive) and buy other stuff.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:33 AM   #82
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Overnight the price of gas at my local station went from $3.76 to $3.85

WTF!
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:58 AM   #83
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I gotta' be more alert when reading the re-hash threads! I nearly had a stroke at $2.60 p/gal gas.
Soooooo, I guess gas will not be going down this summer??????
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Long Island hit $3.00 yesterday!! F...Dat shit!!
$4 for premium in DC
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I'm afraid to tank up my diesel. I'ts been $4+ for a while
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$4 for premium in DC
summo's post is an old one, I was down on LI this weekend and gas was over $4 in most parts
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summo's post is an old one, I was down on LI this weekend and gas was over $4 in most parts
Sad part is that we all just accept it now.. becuase there is not a damn thing we can do. I wish my salary went up as fast as gas prices!
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There seems to be a big misconception about how Gas stations operate. I know a thing or two about how they work since my father and his business partner owned 5 of them and I worked for them for couple of summers. Gas stations don't make money from selling gas...they are like drug street pushers. How many street pushers you think make top dollar? If a gas station makes 5 cents per gallon sold they are doing alright. Gas stations typically make most of their money from their food market, especially the sale of Soda, Smokes, and Beer. There are some gas stations that do make a killing but this is only if there is no gas station around them that they have to compete with.

The chain to get gas from the ground to your tank has up to 6 links. Governments selling it, big gas corporations like BP, cured oil transporters, refineries, interstate refined oil transporters, and finally local transporters.

Who do you think takes the biggest cut out of every gallon you buy? Uncle Sam! That's right, your federal "child molesting" Uncle Sam takes 18.4 c/pg cut of each gallon sold. Your local "i hate you" Uncle Sam takes on average 21 c/pg cut. You think the the federal and state governments have a vested interest in reducing prices? Yes, but only because they are worried people aren't going to go out (drive) and buy other stuff.

Good info...

I really don't have a problem w/ the gov't taxing gas. It's not the gov't that sets these $4/gallon prices. The gov't most likely charges a certain %, why should the gov't lower their tax when the oil companies are raising their prices. The oil co's would get richer and the gov't poorer if the gov't just decided to cut it's gas tax.

I don't pretend to know all there is about the price of gas, but i don't blame the gov't as much as i do the oil co's.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:17 AM   #89
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They need to drill for more oil in America. We have plenty of it, but for some reason we're not allowed to, even though our economy needs it really bad and alternative sources are still pretty far away.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:37 AM   #90
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There is a small contingent of people in this area who have a process to refine the cast off grease from the fast food restaurants and other sources to make deisel. I am sure it is not unique technology. Something that can be set up by almost anybody. Apparently it is not to expensive to get started, (although maybe a hassle) and something on the order of 50 cents a gallon to refine. Interesting.............
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