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Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:13 am

When is somebody going to be pissed off at Apple's profit margin? They are the countries second largest corporation, and their product isn't even made by, you know, Americans. The hatred towards the oil companies has always cracked me up. Its media driven hypocrisy is what it is. I doubt a one of you could go a day without coming into contact with some by product of oil. Are you angry that they dont just give it too you for free? Talk to me here. Whats the anger? Why are the Amercian oil companies so evil in your eyes?
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:33 am

jfg wrote:
wrveres wrote:and the government took in twice as much from exxon over the same time period .. ;-7

libs crack me up. they really have no idea where their bread gets buttered do they?

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I agree that a lot of people are clueless when they start crying about things, but I think well informed liberals aren't crying about the profits so much but more that we still are turning away from alternative forms of energy and people are still all about drilling for more oil and that we are fighting wars in hopes of gaining access to more oil. Things like this just gets us more angry that nothing is changing.

There is no oil in Afghanistan, Korea, Vietnam, or Yugoslavia for that matter. Ive already proven here that we aren't even getting a cut of the Iraqi oil, so i take your second statement with a grain of salt, and write it off as misinformed. Actually you already know the facts, i know you do, but i'll still just say ..misinformed.

as for turning away from alternative forms of energy, if there was an alternative form of energy out there that was cheaper and more useful than oil, some American billionaire would have already tried to get the thing off the ground. Like say, T Boone Pickens. Unfortunately he was a conservative, and looking to make a profit for his investment, so therefore he was evil.

Windmills certainly aren't the answer, nor is corn.

The problem isn't the oil. its our oil policy. we have none.
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:23 am

wrveres wrote:
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They tax gas like $5 a gallon in Europe.
But we dont live in Europe. Personally i have zero desire to live in Europe. I have zero desire to have a broken down, corrupt, bankrupt government, like is common in Europe. This is the United States of America. The single great society ever created. Ever. You should thank your lucky stars you dont live in Europe.



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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby Madison » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:45 am

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They are only making 7 cents a gallon? I cry BS.

Not sure if the saddest part is that people will actually believe it, or if Exxon thinks people will believe it.

so you think that the nations largest corporation is cooking the books?


If their books say they are making 7 cents a gallon, then yes.

wrveres wrote:When is somebody going to be pissed off at Apple's profit margin? They are the countries second largest corporation, and their product isn't even made by, you know, Americans. The hatred towards the oil companies has always cracked me up. Its media driven hypocrisy is what it is. I doubt a one of you could go a day without coming into contact with some by product of oil. Are you angry that they dont just give it too you for free? Talk to me here. Whats the anger? Why are the Amercian oil companies so evil in your eyes?


Why would anyone be ticked off about a company producing something that people don't need and making crazy money off that product? I mean what does Apple make that is a true necessity to own? Zero, zip, nada. So if people want to buy those products anyway, then I have no problems with that. I love casinos, and casinos make billions as well. I certainly have no problems with companies making profits. Heck, I still don't use adblockers that way companies can continue to stay in business and possibly even make a profit for their time. How many people here can say that? We don't pay to use the site, so the least we can do is allow the site to make enough money to stay in business, and the way we do that is by allowing the ads to show up. So I think it is pretty safe to say I have no problems with businesses making money.

Gas on the other hand is a must buy product in most parts of the country. It isn't a choice and there's just no way around it. So when there is absolutely no reason for gas prices to be so high, people are going to be angry. If taxes doubled "just because they can", people would be upset, right? This is no different. When a company is banking profits that rival the record profits of any industry in the history of the world (a record they already own) by gouging prices to completely unreasonable levels for no reason whatsoever on a product that people have no choice but to buy, then that is one pathetic existence of a company. So no, Exxon isn't evil, I pity them and no amount of money in the world can fix their problem.

And was anyone griping when gas was $2.50 or so and Exxon was *only* ;-7 banking profits of $5-$6 billion per quarter? Pretty sure no one is saying gas should be free.
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:01 am

wrveres wrote:and the government took in twice as much from exxon over the same time period .. ;-7

libs crack me up. they really have no idea where their bread gets buttered do they?

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I have no trouble with the company making profits. I do question why the company making record profits is getting $3.6 billion in govt subsidies. I also question why the republicans fighting so hard against taking away those subsidies get millions in donations from exxon and from all of the oil companies actually. Oil companies have donated $180 million to political candidates since 1989 - 89% of those candidates republicans.

I guess that it's better than having a broken down corrupt govt.
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:12 am

Oh I am all for ending government subsidies. The less government intervention, the better. And Madison, the oil companies aren't driving up prices. Speculators, and primarily OPEC are responsible for that. Also. Since Exxon is this evil "public" company, and they donate to republicans as Mookie has pointed out, you don't think that the liberal media would point out to the world if they were cooking their books? Libs would love to take down Exxon. They haven't thought through they repercussions of doing so of course, but it would be the great feather in the liberal cap if they could find a way to destroy this Amercian company, and all those American, "union" jobs ..
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby Madison » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:49 am

wrveres wrote:Oh I am all for ending government subsidies. The less government intervention, the better. And Madison, the oil companies aren't driving up prices. Speculators, and primarily OPEC are responsible for that. Also. Since Exxon is this evil "public" company, and they donate to republicans as Mookie has pointed out, you don't think that the liberal media would point out to the world if they were cooking their books? Libs would love to take down Exxon. They haven't thought through they repercussions of doing so of course, but it would be the great feather in the liberal cap if they could find a way to destroy this Amercian company, and all those American, "union" jobs ..


People would not only have to see their books, but also be able to understand them in order to point out the inaccuracies. In this case though, it's pretty obvious that they aren't being honest. Do you really believe on a gallon of gas that costs you over $4, that Exxon is spending $3.93 per gallon to have that gas available to you? Exxon's running on a 1.75% profit margin (based on $4.00 gas)? A 1.75% profit margin? Seriously? There is no way in the world that is true.
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:17 am

Do you have any idea how much you pay in taxes per gallon? any clue as to what the governments take is? Or how much of that gasoline that you put into your car comes from Exxon?

and just because you don't understand the world of accounting doesn't mean there aren't thousands of people, on both sides of the isle, that don't.
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:19 am

heck you are slamming american oil companies, by typing on a keyboard, primarily made from oil. you don't find that ironic?
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Re: Exxon's record $11.6 B 3 months

Postby Mookie4ever » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:22 am

wrveres wrote:Do you have any idea how much you pay in taxes per gallon? any clue as to what the governments take is? Or how much of that gasoline that you put into your car comes from Exxon?

and just because you don't understand the world of accounting doesn't mean there aren't thousands of people, on both sides of the isle, that don't.


What does the amount of tax on gas have to do with anything?
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