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  1. worldisacomic

    worldisacomic said, over 3 years ago

    Well its about to be pinned on your arse!

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 3 years ago

    Hey kadoofy, let’s see you swig a liter of petrol followed by a liter of vinegar. Then jump up and down and see if you can keep that down in your fat tummy.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Blame futures speculators, not anyone in the Middle East. Though “ethics” seems on about the same level.

  4. DjGuardian

    DjGuardian said, over 3 years ago

    I thought it was those in the uprising that set fire to, or at least threatened to, the oil wells?

    And I can’t believe I’m actually saying this… but, ack, ugh dtroutma’s assessment is dead on.

    OH the horror, what have I done!

    LOL.

  5. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 3 years ago

    ^ I think you should rethink that. Blaming Futures Speculators is like blaming the law of supply and demand.

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 3 years ago

    Of course they do. They bid prices up (or down) based on supply and demand (and geopolitics, and other factors). Supply and demand is a law of economics.

    Do you blame wheat speculators for bidding prices up when a monsoon wipes out wheat crops?

    Do you blame the law of gravity when you drop an egg and it breaks?

    (BTW, wheat, rice, corn and soybean prices collapsed on speculation that Mideast riots will curb demand. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-23/rice-heads-for-biggest-three-day-drop-since-2009-amid-protests-corn-falls.html That means farmers that were counting on a price for their effort will get less. Do you blame speculators for this or a law of economics? Should we follow FDR’s example and burn the excess crops so the price remains artificially high?)

  7. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, over 3 years ago

    Everyone knows that it is GOD’S LAW that caused the monsoon that caused the crops to fail that caused the people to starve and riot in the streets that caused the Arab dictators to fall that caused gas prices to rise that crippled the US economy BECAUSE Obama gave into the whims of the gay atheist teachers unions!

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 3 years ago

    FENNEC: So you do not believe in the laws of economics. That goes a long way towards explaining your liberal views.

    BLUEJAY: That’s kind of funny, but I’ve mentioned many times I’m an atheist, so if that was an attempt at ridicule instead of humor, it’s not going to work on me. Just sayin’.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Since deregulation, “supply and demand” has absolutely nothing do to with the speculation in the futures markets. In fact, it didn’t have anything to do with the housing bust in actuality either. When they were allowed to take risks even casinos would “pass” on, and were also allowed to ignore what laws and regulations WERE on the books, “money managers” of many sorts, just went nuts, or maybe just after ours?

  10. BrianCrook

    BrianCrook said, over 3 years ago

    Chur., the law of gravity is inexorable. The “law” of supply and demand is not. It is one form of human behavior, and we can practice supply & demand in a moral universe.

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 3 years ago

    TROUT: Simply saying that the laws of supply and demand have absolutely nothing to do with the futures market, and then changing the subject to the housing market, doesn’t make it so.

    When you can follow up your assertion with, for example, a reason why we destroy crops to keep prices on the future market artificially high so that farmers can get a better return on their investment, then we can talk.

    This is an example of the gov’t trying to interfere with the law of supply and demand. And so was the housing market. Pass laws that banks have to loosen lending practices, more people are in the market for a limited supply of houses, the price of the house rises, and they can’t be built fast enough. People can’t pay the loan, people can’t get a loan, there’s a glut of houses, the price of the house drop, the construction industry is idle. Greedy bankers trying to exploit the situation through lax regulations and loopholes have nothing to do with it.

    In fact, in case after case, it is the government trying to interfere with the laws of economics that leads to trouble.

    CROOK: I seem to remember in your socialist, moral utopia people waiting in lines to buy toilet paper at $10 a roll, because there was none to be had. Or bread. Except for the politburo. They had theirs. You might want to rethink your position, but I know you wont.

    The law of supply and demand knows no morals. It can’t be bypassed when it feels good. It’s an economic principle. It can’t be “blamed”.

    If people can’t understand such a basic concept, is it any wonder why some can’t see the consequences of halting oil production today in their surety that there will be a replacement for it 20 years from now? Or how they can’t grasp that $6 a gallon gas will cause the price of every single product they buy to skyrocket?

  12. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 3 years ago

    Churchy, keep at it baby. You know what they say about an infinite number of monkeys. Sooner or later you’ll write something that makes sense.

  13. Bluejayz

    Bluejayz said, over 3 years ago

    To be honest, Church, my comment was intended as satire of fundamentalist attitudes rather than as ridicule.

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