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tommykat
04-20-2006, 09:07 PM
Buy Gasoline like eggs

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the grocery store he pays 60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't last a week he normally buys two doze at a time.

One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72 cents. The next time he buys groceries, eggs are .76 cents a dozen. When asked to explain the price of eggs the store owner says, "the price has gone up and I have to raise my price accordingly."

This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. I checked around for a better price and all the distributors have raised their prices. The distributors have begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been driven out of business.

The huge egg farms sell 100,000 dozen eggs a day to distributors. With no competition, they can set the price as they see fit. The distributors then have to raise their prices to the grocery stores. And on and on and on. As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the big egg trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there.

He checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000 dozen eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price of eggs. Then week before Thanksgiving the price of eggs shot up to $1.00 a dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, "cakes and baking for the holiday." The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot of baking going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of eggs goes up. Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when family cooking, baking, etc happen.


This pattern continues until the price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man says "there must be something we can do about the price of eggs." He starts talking to all the people in his town and they decide to stop buying eggs. This didn't work because everyone needed eggs. Finally, the man suggested only buying what you need. He ate 2 eggs a day. On the way home from work he would stop at the grocery and buy two eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a day.

The grocery store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs. Maybe wouldn't need any all week.

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge egg farms that he didn't have any room for eggs and would not need any for at least two weeks. At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying eggs.

To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor that they could buy the eggs at a lower price. The distributor said, " I don't have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free."

The distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the price of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store owner said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only buying 2 or 3 eggs at a time." "Now if you were to drop the price of eggs back down to the original price, the customers would start buying by the dozen again."

The distributors sent that proposal to the huge egg farmers. They liked the price they were getting for their eggs but, them chickens just kept on laying.

Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But only a few cents. The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They said, "When the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will start buying by the dozen."

Slowly the price of eggs started dropping. The distributors had to slash their prices to make room for the eggs coming from the egg farmers. The egg farmers cut their prices because the distributors wouldn't buy at a higher price than they were selling eggs for.

Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for quite a while. And them chickens kept on laying.


Eventually, the egg farmers cut their prices because they were throwing away eggs they couldn't sell. The distributors started buying again because the eggs were priced to where the stores could afford to sell them at the lower price. And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry. What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of gas each time they pulled to the pump. The dealers tanks would stay semi full all the time. The dealers wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms. The tank farms wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the refining plants. And the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being off loaded from the huge tankers coming from the Middle East.

Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill it up. You may have to stop for gas twice a week but, the price should come down. Think about it.

As an added note...When I buy $10.00 worth of gas, that leaves my tank a little under half full. The way prices are jumping around, you can buy gas for $2.65 a gallon and then the next morning it can be $2.15. If you have your tank full of $2.65 gas you don't have room for the $2.15 gas. You might not understand the economics of only buying two eggs at a time but, you can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of the high priced stuff.

Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station, no cigarettes, no bread, milk or chewing gum, don't give them any more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the prices come down.. Oh, some folks may not see this message. Can you afford to print 10 at a time and pass them out where you buy gas? If you can afford more, you may think of putting them on windshields at the mall.

Makes sense to me, how about you? Everyone should read this and send it on! Then when it works, you can say "hey, I helped bring the price back down!"




RON GRIEP


:hmmm: A thought at least.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 09:15 PM
ROFL

Yeah, nothing has changed in oil. Oh, except one little thing:









Increased demand in India and China with no increase in supply.

The only, and I mean ONLY, ways we can reduce the price are:

1. Stop using as much, or in other words, DECREASE DEMAND.

2. Drill for more, or in other words, INCREASE SUPPLY.

I wish this was rocket science. At least then I could explain away why our entire country is having such a huge problem figuring this out.

Dunit35
04-20-2006, 09:22 PM
ROFL

Yeah, nothing has changed in oil. Oh, except one little thing:









Increased demand in India and China with no increase in supply.

The only, and I mean ONLY, ways we can reduce the price are:

1. Stop using as much, or in other words, DECREASE DEMAND.

2. Drill for more, or in other words, INCREASE SUPPLY.

I wish this was rocket science. At least then I could explain away why our entire country is having such a huge problem figuring this out.

Yep, I was watching a show about it earlier and they said the exact same thing you did. Stop using so much and the price will go down.

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 09:25 PM
I'm not going on a vacation this year, you can all thank me when the gas price drops $0.00000000000000000000001/gal in July.

Hydrae
04-20-2006, 09:27 PM
I wish this was rocket science. At least then I could explain away why our entire country is having such a huge problem figuring this out.


You mean the same country that reelected an idiot to the White House?

Hydrae
04-20-2006, 09:29 PM
I'm not going on a vacation this year, you can all thank me when the gas price drops $0.00000000000000000000001/gal in July.


Sorry, I have to (and I do mean have to!) go to Oregon, load up a U-Haul and drive back to Texas in June. So much for that part of the price going down.


But hey, I get 30 MPG in my car and only drive 3-400 miles a month! :thumb:

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 09:30 PM
You mean the same country that reelected an idiot to the White House?
It was that or the pu**y liar. Preceeded by the adulterous liar, preceeded by the dimwit father of the dimwit. Not to mention the freaks, race-baiters, Klan members, drunken killers, and other assorted jackasses in Congress. For a super-power we sure do elect a ton of f**kups. I can tell you with certainty that govt. is not what makes this country great.

mcan
04-20-2006, 09:33 PM
This is ludicrous...


It's the same logic as telling your kid to drink half a glass of milk twice a day instead of a whole glass of milk once a day, and convincing them that they are drinking less milk...


The oil companies don't care how SLOWLY you fill your tank, if you're driving the same amount. In fact, filling up your car slower insures that you will be paying the highest possible prices all the time. When the price goes up, you go the pump and fill up HALF your tank. Then the price goes up again, and you fill up the rest... :rolleyes:

Here's a thought. CAR POOL. GET A BIKE. WALK. BUY A CAR THAT GETS BETTER MILEAGE.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 09:36 PM
Here's a thought. CAR POOL. GET A BIKE. WALK. BUY A CAR THAT GETS BETTER MILEAGE.
Let's make sure we keep the message focused to a sound bite to help the average American. This should be boiled down to:

Decrease demand.

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 09:38 PM
Let's make sure we keep the message focused to a sound bite to help the average American. This should be boiled down to:

Decrease demand.
Those are still complicated words with a lot of letters.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 09:39 PM
Those are still complicated words with a lot of letters.
"Buy less or make more"?

Skip Towne
04-20-2006, 09:40 PM
This guy is dead on correct. My best friend just retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. (now Conoco Phillips) after 36 years with them. During the "shortage" of the early '70's he told me that half the gasoline reserves of the US resided in the fuel tank of John Q. Public. Quit warehousing it for them. I know it is inconvenient, do it any way. Never fill your tank more than half full. (or I'll kill you)

Hydrae
04-20-2006, 09:41 PM
"Buy less or make more"?


"Shit or get off the pot"



Oh wait, not sure that applies here. Sigh

el borracho
04-20-2006, 09:54 PM
I hear that the average American drives about 10,000 miles per year. If on average we are getting 20 miles per gallon that means an average American uses approximately 500 gallons of gas per year. Now I figure if everyone who gets this chain letter e-mail kills 10 Americans each of us can decrease consumption by 5,000 gallons per year!!! Think about it and pass this on to everyone you know!!

Guru
04-20-2006, 09:56 PM
Let's make sure we keep the message focused to a sound bite to help the average American. This should be boiled down to:

Decrease demand.


What is the damn love affair with gas guzzling SUVs anyway. :cuss:

morphius
04-20-2006, 10:02 PM
What is the damn love affair with gas guzzling SUVs anyway. :cuss:
Well, with the fact that every kid under 8 needs a car seat, maybe you can explain what people are supposed to drive? You can't fit 4 car seats side by side in any vehicle that I know of.

Of course I don't think there is a real shortage either, I see so many gas stations just running out of fuel all the time. A lot of the price right now is fear driven, not actual supply and demand.

Guru
04-20-2006, 10:09 PM
Well, with the fact that every kid under 8 needs a car seat, maybe you can explain what people are supposed to drive? You can't fit 4 car seats side by side in any vehicle that I know of.

Of course I don't think there is a real shortage either, I see so many gas stations just running out of fuel all the time. A lot of the price right now is fear driven, not actual supply and demand.


Don't have more kids than you can afford. :shrug:

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 10:14 PM
Well, with the fact that every kid under 8 needs a car seat, maybe you can explain what people are supposed to drive? You can't fit 4 car seats side by side in any vehicle that I know of.

Of course I don't think there is a real shortage either, I see so many gas stations just running out of fuel all the time. A lot of the price right now is fear driven, not actual supply and demand.
We're not running out because we're willing to pay more than the other guys.

Here's my new campaign:

.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 10:16 PM
Don't have more kids than you can afford. :shrug:
Don't be fooled. You can put more people in a mini van easier than you can a f**king SUV and they typically get much better milage. An SUV is a vanity vehicle for 90% of the people that own them. There are a few who actually take them off road. And no Sally, backing over the flowerbed because you have no clue where your vehicle is isn't off roading.

Guru
04-20-2006, 10:20 PM
Don't be fooled. You can put more people in a mini van easier than you can a f**king SUV and they typically get much better milage. An SUV is a vanity vehicle for 90% of the people that own them. There are a few who actually take them off road. And no Sally, backing over the flowerbed because you have no clue where your vehicle is isn't off roading.


Agreed. I have a mini-van that I will be downsizing to a 4 door sedan at replacement time just to up the mileage there.

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 10:25 PM
You can put more people in a mini van easier than you can a f**king SUV and they typically get much better milage.

But, mini-vans aren't COOL. They're just more efficient, fit in the average garage, are easier to drive & park, and are much safer for other drivers on the road. The heck with all that though, I NEED TO BE COOL! GIMME MY CANYONERO!

Guru
04-20-2006, 10:33 PM
But, mini-vans aren't COOL. They're just more efficient, fit in the average garage, are easier to drive & park, and are much safer for other drivers on the road. The heck with all that though, I NEED TO BE COOL! GIMME MY CANYONERO!


That's half of the problem right there Bug. The "coolness" factor. :banghead:

HemiEd
04-20-2006, 10:34 PM
Don't be fooled. You can put more people in a mini van easier than you can a f**king SUV and they typically get much better milage. An SUV is a vanity vehicle for 90% of the people that own them. There are a few who actually take them off road. And no Sally, backing over the flowerbed because you have no clue where your vehicle is isn't off roading.

Minivans will not pull a boat, they are front wheel drive people haulers.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 10:38 PM
Minivans will not pull a boat, they are front wheel drive people haulers.
So you're burning up extra gas for recreational use (the boat) as well as driving an SUV full time because of that recreational use. You're your own worst problem.

Skip Towne
04-20-2006, 10:38 PM
It was that or the pu**y liar. Preceeded by the adulterous liar, preceeded by the dimwit father of the dimwit. Not to mention the freaks, race-baiters, Klan members, drunken killers, and other assorted jackasses in Congress. For a super-power we sure do elect a ton of f**kups. I can tell you with certainty that govt. is not what makes this country great.
Yeah, all that and we are still the most powerful country on earth. We could widen the gap between us and second place if we could get the drunks, dimwits and liars out of government. But when it takes millions of dollars to get elected President for the 400,000 per year (or whatever it pays now) you ain't gonna get somebody honest. You're gonna get somebody's stooge. That's why I quit voting 20 years ago. I used to believe in this system just like these young Planet members do. Now I just laugh at them as we spirit them off to DC. I will guarantee you they will be even more jaded than I am when they reach my age of 61.

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 10:40 PM
Minivans will not pull a boat, they are front wheel drive people haulers.
The Chevy Astro van is rear wheel drive.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 10:41 PM
Yeah, all that and we are still the most powerful country on earth. We could widen the gap between us and second place if we could get the drunks, dimwits and liars out of government. But when it takes millions of dollars to get elected President for the 400,000 per year (or whatever it pays now) you ain't gonna get somebody honest. You're gonna get somebody's stooge. That's why I quit voting 20 years ago. I used to believe in this system just like these young Planet members do. Now I just laugh at them as we spirit them off to DC. I will guarantee you they will be even more jaded than I am when they reach my age of 61.
Hehe. I vote Libertarian, knowing full well it won't amout to s**t, just because it's the only way I can participate without personally adding to the fuqtardiness.

Guru
04-20-2006, 10:44 PM
Yeah, all that and we are still the most powerful country on earth. We could widen the gap between us and second place if we could get the drunks, dimwits and liars out of government. But when it takes millions of dollars to get elected President for the 400,000 per year (or whatever it pays now) you ain't gonna get somebody honest. You're gonna get somebody's stooge. That's why I quit voting 20 years ago. I used to believe in this system just like these young Planet members do. Now I just laugh at them as we spirit them off to DC. I will guarantee you they will be even more jaded than I am when they reach my age of 61.


I'm 36 and really wonder why I bother voting anymore. We haven't had anyone worth voting for since I became of voting age. :shake:

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 10:44 PM
That's half of the problem right there Bug. The "coolness" factor. :banghead:
Eh, I'm almost 40. I haven't been cool for at least a decade.

Bearcat
04-20-2006, 10:46 PM
The only, and I mean ONLY, ways we can reduce the price are:

1. Stop using as much, or in other words, DECREASE DEMAND.

2. Drill for more, or in other words, INCREASE SUPPLY.

I wish this was rocket science. At least then I could explain away why our entire country is having such a huge problem figuring this out.


So what you're saying is that me filling half my tank twice a week instead of all the way once a week isn't going to bring the oil industry to its knees?

Can you put this in picture or something, because I'm having problems grasping this concept.

HemiEd
04-20-2006, 10:48 PM
The Chevy Astro van is rear wheel drive.

Agreed, but my boat weighs more with the trailer than one of those. My Durango is about as small as I would want to go safely. I have to use the four wheel drive often pulling it up a wet ramp.
I have yet to get it in the flower bed though.

Simplex3
04-20-2006, 10:48 PM
So what you're saying is that me filling half my tank twice a week instead of all the way once a week isn't going to bring the oil industry to its knees?

Can you put this in picture or something, because I'm having problems grasping this concept.
See post #18.

Bearcat
04-20-2006, 10:49 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=56406&stc=1


Yeah, I'm still not getting it.. maybe a pie chart? I like pie.

Guru
04-20-2006, 10:50 PM
Eh, I'm almost 40. I haven't been cool for at least a decade.
ROFL

greg63
04-20-2006, 10:54 PM
Eh, I'm almost 40. I haven't been cool for at least a decade.


Yep; me either. :shake:

Skip Towne
04-20-2006, 11:01 PM
Well, with the fact that every kid under 8 needs a car seat, maybe you can explain what people are supposed to drive? You can't fit 4 car seats side by side in any vehicle that I know of.

Of course I don't think there is a real shortage either, I see so many gas stations just running out of fuel all the time. A lot of the price right now is fear driven, not actual supply and demand.
Looks like to me you need a short bus for that crew of yours. Have you ever considered looking into what is causing all those kids?

greg63
04-20-2006, 11:05 PM
Looks like to me you need a short bus for that crew of yours. Have you ever considered looking into what is causing all those kids?
ROFLROFL
I heard it was caused by putting one's hat on the bed post, and then I heard a story about a stork; it's just so confusing. :D

listopencil
04-20-2006, 11:07 PM
Hehe. I vote Libertarian, knowing full well it won't amout to s**t, just because it's the only way I can participate without personally adding to the fuqtardiness.


Yep.

Guru
04-20-2006, 11:08 PM
ROFLROFL
I heard it was caused by putting one's hat on the bed post, and then I heard a story about a stork; it's just so confusing. :D


And how, exactly, do birds and bees get along anyway? :hmmm:

greg63
04-20-2006, 11:10 PM
And how, exactly, do birds and bees get along anyway? :hmmm:

That's the part I could never figure out. :shrug:

Bugeater
04-20-2006, 11:12 PM
Agreed, but my boat weighs more with the trailer than one of those. My Durango is about as small as I would want to go safely. I have to use the four wheel drive often pulling it up a wet ramp.
I have yet to get it in the flower bed though.
I wouldn't feel too guilty about driving one if you really have a need for it. I have a friend who's a bricklayer that has some F-250 diesel monstrosity so he can move his scaffolding trailer once every two weeks, the rest of the time he's stuck driving the fuel-guzzling bitch.

But Simplex probably isn't too far off when he says 90% of them are status symbols for soccer moms and men who are trying to compensate for other inadequecies.

Guru
04-20-2006, 11:13 PM
men who are trying to compensate for other inadequecies.




ROFL

greg63
04-20-2006, 11:21 PM
I wouldn't feel too guilty about driving one if you really have a need for it. I have a friend who's a bricklayer that has some F-250 diesel monstrosity so he can move his scaffolding trailer once every two weeks, the rest of the time he's stuck driving the fuel-guzzling bitch.

But Simplex probably isn't too far off when he says 90% of them are status symbols for soccer moms and men who are trying to compensate for other inadequecies.

ROFLROFL

You mean like small feet? :D

listopencil
04-20-2006, 11:37 PM
Buy Gasoline like eggs



Let me know when a car is put out that runs on eggs.

luv
04-20-2006, 11:46 PM
Eh, I'm almost 40. I haven't been cool for at least a decade.
:eek:

I'm almost 30. Are you saying I'm at the end of my coolness? I don't think I ever started.

Phobia
04-20-2006, 11:53 PM
Wow. This is an amazingly stupid idea. You're going to use just as much fuel but you're doubling (or more) your trips to the gas station. More opportunities to buy more crap from inside the story. I'd not be surprised one iota to find this stupid chain letter is being distributed by BP themselves.

kregger
04-20-2006, 11:55 PM
Let me know when a car is put out that runs on eggs.
Go Bio-Diesel.

listopencil
04-20-2006, 11:57 PM
Go Bio-Diesel.

You know-if I could get an inexpensive car that would run on moonshine, and I were allowed to make moonshine, I would be all over it.

jidar
04-20-2006, 11:58 PM
That's incredibly stupid to the point that I don't understand how people buy it. You're still using the same amount.

HemiEd
04-21-2006, 05:44 AM
I wouldn't feel too guilty about driving one if you really have a need for it. I have a friend who's a bricklayer that has some F-250 diesel monstrosity so he can move his scaffolding trailer once every two weeks, the rest of the time he's stuck driving the fuel-guzzling bitch.

But Simplex probably isn't too far off when he says 90% of them are status symbols for soccer moms and men who are trying to compensate for other inadequecies.

Yep, your friend needs to find a second form of transportation if he can. We let that Durango set most of the time. We probably only put 4k per year on it.
Makes me Crazy when I see a soccer Mom in a Range Rover yapping on her cell phone. She probably would not know how to put the thing in 4 wheel drive if she needed to.

morphius
04-21-2006, 07:49 AM
I'm supposed to believe that minivan's are better for the enviornment because of their great gas millage compared to and SUV:

Minivans:
Ford Freestar 17/23
Nissan Quest 18/26
Chevy Uplander 17/25
Toyota Siena AWD 17/23 Frnt 19/26

SUV:
Chevy Equinox 18/24
Chevy Tahoe 15/22
Chevy Trailblazer 15/22
Ford Freestyle 20/27
Ford Escape 20/26
Ford Exploreer 15/21
Ford Expedition 14/19
Nissan XTerra 16/22
Nissan Murano 19/24
Nissan Pathfinder 15/21
Toyota Highlander 2WD: 19/25 4WD: 18/24
Toyota 4 Runner 16/21
...

The numbers are not that far as minivan's don't really get good gas milage either.

As someone mentioned, "then don't have more kids then you can afford". I have only one kid, with another due in the next few weeks. It isn't an issue for me. But, hey, while you try to insult me lets just ignore the fact that with having to have all kids in car seats until they are 7 means that if I wanted to take one of my sons friends somewhere with us after the other baby is born, I would need to waste more gas because instead of being able to take them in one vehicle (I don't have an SUV or a Minivan), I now have to take 2. There are tons of situations where that can come up, no car pooling for families with cars to little league...

But hey, as someone said, I'm just stoopid.

dj56dt58
04-21-2006, 09:28 AM
Nice concept but it wouldn't work. Eggs spoil, therefore if nobody buys the eggs, they go to waste. They would lower prices to make some money off the eggs rather than have them spoil and bring in no money.

Gas doesn't spoil..the Refinerey's can wait on us as long as we can hold out..which isn't very long.

joesomebody
04-21-2006, 10:24 AM
Wouldn't I burn more gas by having to drive to the gas station more often? The not buying anything but gas thing was a good idea, but then I have to drive more and go to Wal-mart for my cigarettes... thus using more gas.

I don't like eggs anyway.

ct
04-21-2006, 10:43 AM
...
Here's a thought. CAR POOL. GET A BIKE. WALK. BUY A CAR THAT GETS BETTER MILEAGE.

The only current solution!! For those that can afford it, go electric, ALL electric.

For me it would make sense. I sold my old Honda Accord, which still got me 23-25 MPG, about a year ago. The interior and electronics were freaking out, but the engine was still solid.

My wife drives a minivan, Pontiac Montana, gets 21 MPG or so. That is the primary family vehicle. I have 3 kids, 1 still in a carseat, and sometimes do need to carry all of them with me, plus the Mrs. as well, so a sedan wasn't a great option, though it was an option. So I went with the mid-size SUV, a Chevy S-10 Blazer, which gets me about 17-18 MPG. I often have to carry stuff around that doesn't fit in a sedan's trunk, so this was equally important in the small SUV or 4-door sedan choice.

I certainly could change our habits with the family trips, and only use the mini-van for all of us. Also, the oldest is nearing 16, and will be driving himself often. So if I switch to a small all electric for myself to and from work, or occasional trips with 4-5 of us, this could work great. I would have plenty of time to plug-in and recharge, so it's not terribly inconvenient for me.

I am seriously considering this, have been since last summer. Cost, however, is a problem. So for now, I'm gonna start biking to/from work at least half the time, and leave the car in the garage. I almost did this last summer, then the prices started coming back down. Sadly, carpool b/n me and the wife is not possible, our schedules do not align to make this possible.

Skip Towne
04-21-2006, 11:04 AM
The Chevy Astro van is rear wheel drive.
They also make it in 4 whell drive but it won't pull a trailer of any kind. The transmission won't take it.

picasso
04-21-2006, 11:23 AM
Forget about this stupid chain mail crap. Better yet put some damn clamps on oil companies such as Exxon that just gave their CEO that retired a 92 million dollar pension. Yes I know all of you republicans out there will say NO because that is the american way and people that are in those type of positions should get all that they can.
But then maybe everytime that you fill your own tank maybe you will ask yourself "Am I paying for his pension and other pensions of oil giants or is this really what $72 a barrel equates to? Better yet ask your government why countries such as South America only pay 12 cents a gallon. Maybe they are the real training ground of terrorists or there are a bunch of rag heads that love snortin coke.

redbrian
04-21-2006, 11:39 AM
If a profit can be made from selling eggs at 60 cents a dozen, why didnít the guy go out and buy some chickens and go into business.

Hell it would be a win/win situation for him, it would provide him with free eggs, an income, fertilizer for his garden and a chicken in the pot.

picasso
04-21-2006, 12:14 PM
I have the answer to the South American gas price, it's there own!! Does everyone realize that Venezuela's main export is oil, 80%, and that the U.S. is their main consumer? Does everyone realize that their economy has slumped by 10% in the last year due to the U.S. lagging in purchases of oil? Do you think it's because we are being gouged? Don't ya think that at this time when oil prices are rising due to increased fears of transport during our invasion of Iraq and the threat of Iran that it would be a boost to South America that we purchased more oil from them, our neighbor, to compensate for this price gouge?
Can I get an AMEN!!!???

chiefs4me
04-21-2006, 05:36 PM
Yep, your friend needs to find a second form of transportation if he can. We let that Durango set most of the time. We probably only put 4k per year on it.
Makes me Crazy when I see a soccer Mom in a Range Rover yapping on her cell phone. She probably would not know how to put the thing in 4 wheel drive if she needed to.





:harumph: