Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    Yes and say hello to more and more refugees looking for a new place to live.
    But on a lighter note, after living in Germany for ten years, I find it amusing how people in the U.S. whine about “high gas prices”. Prices here have consistently been two to three times as high as in the U.S. and still, life is good (and unemployment is lower).

  2. greyolddave

    greyolddave said, over 3 years ago

    And the price of gasoline in China you ask? Equivalent to about $us 1.50 per US gallon. They tax gasoline too. So why is it so cheap over there?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    With the thousands and thousands of people involved in oil trading in the commodities markets around the world, there is no way that a conspiracy by either left or right wouldn’t be known.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    Sanity is rarer than I thought.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    What else can we do to help the oil companies other than require random citizens to fellate their executives? Believing that this has anything to do with politicians is the height of stupidity. And on par for Lisa Benson.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 3 years ago

    Why is the ice cap on Antarctica getting bigger?Why is there ice already,today, a little further south then it usually is?Where was the sea level during the Holocene Maximum,the warmest period in human history that ended 3500 years ago?What caused it?Sure wasn’t SUV’s or burning fossil fuels?
    Do you have anything made from plastic?Thats where petroleum refiners make,by far,the most money.Most of that comes from overseas markets.No new refineries have been built since 1976.Your President said he would do nothing if the price of gas went to $10.00 a gallon.That wouldn’t effect his millionare self or globe trotting Michelle.Or any of the super rich Dem donors.Who do you think goes to those $40,000 a plate fund raisers?

  7. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 3 years ago

    What are the bicycle tires made of?How is that bike in the rain and cold?There were a lot of cyclist that used to ride on a very,very busy main road and block traffic dart in front of cars,run stop signs and red lights,in general be a huge pain .Then one day a couple of months ago one of them darted in front of a speeding illegal alein.No license,no registration,no insurance.Got out of the car and ran after the bike ruined a tire.The biker of course has no insurance or job and lots of bills now.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @denis1112

    If your story happened as related how did they know he was an illegal alien with no insurance and no license?

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    http://www.wral.com/mitt-romney-to-hold-asheville-rally/11647458/

    Forget the gas prices… Huckabee wants Republicans to let the air out of Obama supporter’s cars. And as Morty the Gentle Tyrants says, the GOP KNOWS gas prices, like job numbers, have a big impact on independent voters.
    It does not behoove the R-Party supporters for their corporate donors to hire more people, or to upgrade business and local infrastructure. That would make Obama look good.
    Corporations do not NEED the US middle class to succeed since free trade and international customers have given them a worldwide market to keep profits high while US citizens, hopefully, blame Obama for hardships over which he has no legal control. Oil is just one more weapon being used against USA citizens of all parties.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    @denis1112

    Wherever you get your climate change info, it appears it is picking and choosing aspects of the whole story and misinterpreting them. The Antarctic ice cap is growing as a result of two (man-made) issues.
    1. Global warming affects the ocean temperatures, which is causing the arctic ice to melt faster. It also puts more moisture in the air, where it is accumulating as more snow and precipitation in the Antarctic, which is mainly over land and can stay cooler. Long term effects may include larger ice flows from the south and a cooling trend in southern hemisphere ecosystems that gave adapted to warmer weather and may not have time to adapt to a faster cooling trend.
    2. The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica is roughly the size of North America. This is causing radiant heat, reflected by the white ice, to escape, causing a faster than normal temperature drop and creating high winds, which is affecting global weather patterns and causing more severe weather.
    Just thought I’d clear up that part of your question.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 3 years ago

    Do you also hold the highly paid,with great benefits and retirement, Union employees of the oil companies responsible for high gas prices.You do know that their union dues money is used in large part to donate to the democrats who are doing their best to put them all out of work?
    Naaaa…dims don’t think that far ahead.

  12. josefw

    josefw said, over 3 years ago

    gasoline taxes by state (combined local, state and federal), which range from a low of 26.4 cents per gallon in Alaska to a high of of 66.1 cents per gallon in California, averaging 48.1 cents per gallon across all states. p
    “…(2010) we earned a little more than 2 cents per gallon.” …made an average profit of 7 cents per gallon during the first quarter of 2011."


    http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2011/04/gasoline-taxes-per-gallon-vs-exxon.html

  13. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, 3 cents a gallon. That is how a friend made millions with one station..I read the other day that the oil company makes only 2 cents a gallon. Bull Malarky!

  14. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    PS My brother made 4 cents a gallon when the price of gasoline was 30 cents a gallon. (Independent station w/price set by supplier)

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    OIl companies in the U.S. set wholesale prices at their whim, period. It has nothing to do with “supply and demand”. Gasoline retailers may be company owned stations, or leased stations. A friend years ago owned his total company, my father-in-law ran a leased station from Mobil, for years. While my friend that owned the whole shebang stated: “an oil company is a license to print money”, my father-in-law never got over 4 cents a gallon, and made his real money from mechanical work, and providing parking for events at a nearby stadium.


    New Zealand is over $8.25 a gallon for regular, and like many countries, taxes are a large share of that, and their infrastructure isn’t falling apart like in the U.S., because the taxes are actually applied to provide needed facilities and maintenance.


    When it comes to “politics” however, or the “president’s” control of prices, it DOES make a difference when the President and Vice President are “oil men” and are setting the regulations that control, or NOT, those same said oil companies. Note changes in 2007 to the drilling regulations (31 CFR) in the Gulf for instance.

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