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. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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)

  12. 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.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Electric cars are the solution, oil whiners!

  14. Brandon

    Brandon said, over 3 years ago

    denis1112, from watching last season’s “Deadliest Catch”, they were having problems with more ice, staying FAR longer than it had in decades. Then I hear the Man Made Global Warming people telling us the ice was melting faster than ever.

    I’ve found the left to believe that the more and bigger the lies, repeated often enough, can convince enough people that it’s all true.

  15. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Harley Quinn, wasn’t she the one time public defender who fell in love with the Joker and became crazy and criminal?

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=Harley+Quinn&form=MOZSBR&pc=MOZI

    American capitalism has become so cannibalistic as to make it nearly impossible to use capital safely. If you don’t have enough money to buy your own stock up when another super corp targets you, you’re sunk. To make profits causing pain and hardships to workers and pensioners is bad but legal. To hold back spending in order to manipulate electoral results is nearly, if not wholly, treasonous.

    But Harley….BAAAABY…as the Joker might say….
    Why so serious?
    Duh.
    C.

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