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There are 545 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 7, 2012, titled Video: 10/06: Gas prices hit record high in Cali; Terror suspects.... In it, CBS News reports that:

In California, gas prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 dollars a gallon -- up 47 cents; Also, Five terror suspects, including Abu Hamza al-Masri, were extradited from the U.K. to the U.S; And, at the Vatican, the pope's butler was found guilty of stealing papers from his boss and leaking them to the press.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#126 Oct 8, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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First off, I don't believe the numbers are that high for Obama. Particularly since his little spat with the Catholic Church.
Secondly, those numbers are based upon Obama saying the right things to the right people, and the media giving him a pass when he lies.
In gubernatorial, congressional and local races, where the candidates spend much more time courting their potential constituency, and are more often held accountable for their words, Republicans do quite well among Hispanics.
Republicans only win in places like Texas & Arizona because of gerrymandering of districts. We'll see what happens now that the courts have said Texas has to redo their district maps.

By 2020 Texas will be majority hispanic; you GOPasaurs better HOPE those numbers are wrong.......

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#127 Oct 8, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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I've never bought either an Apple brand product (Beatles albums excluded! LOL!), nor a Starbucks coffee.. I buy $400 windows laptops, and I prefer the 75 cent a cup coffee variety found at the local diner.
But when I look around my local gas stations...Shell, Conoco, Fina, Philips 66, Mustang, SunDial, etc. I see they all charge within a penny or two of the exact same price for a gallon of gas.
That is because most all of the brand names used by our local gas stations are distributed by maybe two different actual oil companies. Government regulation has forced the real small players out of the market. That's why there are three refineries within 10 miles of my house that are shuttered and rusting away..two of which were owned an operated by companies that no longer exist.
No one is forcing oil companies to lower gas prices. Government regulatory polices have driven prices up artificially, by tampering with natural market forces and driving up costs. I'm demanding that government return oil to the free market, where it belongs.
All it took for George W. Bush to lower oil prices was for him to state that he was opening up the United States all forms of energy prices, and then take steps to enact his promise.
Barack Obama reversed Bush's energy policy, and promised to raise energy prices..and I'll be damned if that didn't happen.
Unfortunately, Obama's promises are more likely than not to be bad for our nation.
The real question is not "Why do I want lower oil prices?", it's "Why do you want HIGHER prices?".
Why shouldn't oil companies be able to make whatever profit the market will tolerate?

I actually think oil prices should reflect the true cost of using a finite fossil fuel which is extremely destructive to our environment. That would be about $1,000 per barrel; that would put gas at about $40 per gallon.

No one is forced to buy gas, just as no one is forced to buy a computer or a cell phone or a cup of coffee.

Don't like high gas prices, then don't buy gas. Just as I don't like the high cost of new cars, so I don't by a new car.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#128 Oct 8, 2012
Ken Yawn wrote:
<quoted text>Gasoline should cost no more than 50 cents a gallon and that is giving the oil companies a massive profit. That also feeds the fed and state tax hogs also. About 8 to 10k is built into the cost of every car due to the bullshyt EPA regulations which do nothing for the environment. People do complain about the high cost of the junk (especially GM Junk) but the media does not report it. Other BS price hikes include bread, milk, and meat. All of the present sky high prices were predicted well over 40 years ago. The only reason for inflation is greed which the billionaire liberals are all about, GREED! Just ask Gates, Buffet, Soros, and many of the other rich liberal democrats who just love people like you who don't have the intelligence to reason or see when you are being robbed. Get a clue or remain a butt plug for the robber barons.
So you support the communist philosophy of govt price controls for all items sold?

It's a free market.

If you don't like the price of a product, DON'T BUY IT!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#129 Oct 8, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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"Well...there you go again!"
You are the one who "doesn't get it". My whole point is that it costs too much to do business in the United States, so industry is going elsewhere. When industry can make an item cheaper here, and still make as much profit from it, they will. Supply is indeed the issue, since the U.S. is no longer the only major player. China wants oil. India wants oil. They are willing to subsidize and pay for it to get it. I can guarantee to you that if production were the same today, but India and China were what they were 30 years ago, gas would be a buck a gallon.
And when the little players are allowed back into the market, and they fight to gain a market share, prices will fall through natural competitive forces.
Government, across the board, needs to get out of the oil business.
It really is that simple.
Sorry you don't understand the free market. Perhaps you should do some study.
Yes, oil/gas companies should be free to charge whatever they want for their products, just like EVERY OTHER COMPANY does.

I you don't like the price, then don't buy the product.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#130 Oct 8, 2012
Ken Yawn wrote:
<quoted text>I don't HATE, Liberals do! I cannot be responsible for your sheer stupidity. Gas is overpriced at 51cents a gallon azzwipe!
Then don't buy it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#131 Oct 8, 2012
Ken Yawn wrote:
<quoted text>Liberals believe that the Federal and State government should make ALL the decisions for everyone! This is what Hitler envisioned and accomplished. Politicians are in politics for the money and power nothing else. Until we the people who are the government make the representative understand that we will continue to suffer the abuses of these power hungry scum.
And yet it is YOU who supports forcing the oil/gas companies to lower their prices.

Oil/gas companies have every right to make whatever profit they can as long as the sheeple are stupid enough to line up to buy their product.

I have absolutely no problem paying $5 or even $10 for a gallon of gas.

If you don't like the price, the don't buy the product. It's still a free country (unless the GOPasaurs take over).

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#132 Oct 8, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!
The creator of ‘The Simpsons’ has put together a must see video:
WHY OBAMA NOW
This will be played on every college campus -- and there are plans in the works for the Obama Campaign, or Super-PAC to use some of its air time bought with the record 200 million Obama raised last month to run this in every TV market over the next few weeks… WOW, this is a powerful video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =U9G8XREyG0QXX&feature=pla yer_embedded
Election Model That Has Never Been Wrong Predicts Romney Will Win Election
October 8, 2012

By Lonely Conservative

Two professors from the University of Colorado have used a unique formula to predict the outcome of presidential elections and they have never been wrong. This year they are predicting that Mitt Romney will win the election. They first published their results in August, and have now published an updated model predicting Romney will win with 330 electoral college votes, well more than the 270 needed to win.

According to their updated analysis, Romney is projected to receive 330 of the total 538 Electoral College votes. President Barack Obama is expected to receive 208 votes — down five votes from their initial prediction — and short of the 270 needed to win.
The new forecast by political science professors Kenneth Bickers of CU-Boulder and Michael Berry of CU Denver is based on more recent economic data than their original Aug. 22 prediction. The model itself did not change.

“We continue to show that the economic conditions favor Romney even though many polls show the president in the lead,” Bickers said.“Other published models point to the same result, but they looked at the national popular vote, while we stress state-level economic data.”

While many election forecast models are based on the popular vote, the model developed by Bickers and Berry is based on the Electoral College and is the only one of its type to include more than one state-level measure of economic conditions. They included economic data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#133 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And yet it is YOU who supports forcing the oil/gas companies to lower their prices.
Oil/gas companies have every right to make whatever profit they can as long as the sheeple are stupid enough to line up to buy their product.
I have absolutely no problem paying $5 or even $10 for a gallon of gas.
If you don't like the price, the don't buy the product. It's still a free country (unless the GOPasaurs take over).
It's a catch 22, you pay higher at the pump, but get a higher return of oil royalties.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#134 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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So you support the communist philosophy of govt price controls for all items sold?
It's a free market.
If you don't like the price of a product, DON'T BUY IT!
SUBJECTS FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE……………………….

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Go Blue

Miami, FL

#135 Oct 8, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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Wow all the things you seem to hate in your post you blame on the liberals when in fact it is the plutocrat wing of the GOP who supports what you hate.....
GAS PRICES TODAY IN REAL WORLD COST IF COMPARED TO ALL OTHER THINGS COST SHOULD BE OVER $10 A GALLON .......
I have never understood, why they have such poor memorys...We all must recall, all those years of being told, Americans are addicted to cheap oil and someday, their fuel prices will match the world market...Well, this is the future, come to pass.....
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#136 Oct 8, 2012
Ken Yawn wrote:
<quoted text>revoked our most basic freedoms
I haven't lost any of my basic freedoms. But I will keep looking for those "lost" ones. LOLL
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#137 Oct 8, 2012
Republicans are responsible for the high gas prices in California. Republican backed refineries are keeping the prices of gas high for political reasons. Big oil want to keep their subsidies and tax breaks.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#138 Oct 8, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
"Well...there you go again!"
You are the one who "doesn't get it". My whole point is that it costs too much to do business in the United States, so industry is going elsewhere. When industry can make an item cheaper here, and still make as much profit from it, they will. Supply is indeed the issue, since the U.S. is no longer the only major player. China wants oil. India wants oil. They are willing to subsidize and pay for it to get it. I can guarantee to you that if production were the same today, but India and China were what they were 30 years ago, gas would be a buck a gallon.
And when the little players are allowed back into the market, and they fight to gain a market share, prices will fall through natural competitive forces.
Government, across the board, needs to get out of the oil business.
It really is that simple.
Sorry you don't understand the free market. Perhaps you should do some study.
Your ignorance is blinding.......Please sit down let us adults talk....NOTHING NO AMOUNT OF DRILLING NO AMOUNT OF REFINEIERIES WILL BRING GAS BACK DOWN UNDER $3 A GALLON.......Here in the USA we still pay less today per gallon then any other industrialized nation in the world...

WE COULD MAKE THE OIL BUSINESS TAX FREE LET THEM DRILL ANYWHERE AND LET THEM BUILD ALL THE REFIENIRIES THEY WANT..........EVEN WITH THAT GAS WILL NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER GO BELOW $2 A GALLON....And how fair would tax free be for a private business...?? and how fair woul it be for no regulations for just one industry.......
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#139 Oct 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Republicans are responsible for the high gas prices in California. Republican backed refineries are keeping the prices of gas high for political reasons. Big oil want to keep their subsidies and tax breaks.
I'm usually with you 100%, but i think there was problems at a Chevron and Atlantic Richfield refineries, that have something to do with Cal's gas prices.....I agree on the Oil Subsidys, they are more than the Shuttle Program was....just imagine.....
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#140 Oct 8, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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wish he added but Americans will never recieve the same
amount of benefits that Europeans enjoy..Brain washing
the USA to accept high gas prices,but avoiding the true
facts etc..Americans such an easy bunch to control for
Politicians!!!
Americans DO get the same socialism as Europeans get. They all get same Social Security as Europeans do, same big local, state and federal government life long pensions, Medicare and Medicaid is government health care. The ONLY difference is in Europe they all get Medicare, government health care whereas here only the tea party, the old people get the government health care. You do not pay for your socialism by buying gasoline. My god. You pay for it with SS and Medicare taxes, but not nearly enough. Europeans pay much bigger taxes for their social programs, they have value added taxes on everything they buy. That's how they pay for Medicare for everyone. Our government Medicare and Medicaid are not paid for. We need much bigger taxes to pay for Medicare and Medicaid. Buying gas doesn't pay for socialism. The price of a barrel of oil would ONLY have gone up to $150 a barrel from an average price of about $20 a barrel for decades if worldwide supply was running out and demand worldwide was up. It's supply and demand that raised the price of oil worldwide, not just in the U.S.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#141 Oct 8, 2012
Oil is running out worldwide. Cheap oil has run out, so now oil is no longer cheap. Duh?? If it's no longer cheap, there is no more cheap oil left to get. Now it's deep water drilling, processing sand tar and fracking for shale oil, none of which is cheap, so now gas is not cheap. One and one actually does equal two. NO more cheap oil, gas is no longer cheap.
No Mo Obamas

Los Angeles, CA

#142 Oct 8, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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It's actually more likely that, as Democrats swing increasingly left, and push social issues like gay marriage, abortion on demand, and continue their crusade against Christianity (particularly the Catholic Church), Hispanics will swing more toward the GOP. Particularly as more Hispanic Republicans win elected office.
Yes they will have good role models for a change. I hope the good hispanics in the media use whatever influence they have to educate the hispanics and encourage them to limit their families and learn english so they will be able to compete in the labor market.
No Mo Obamas

Los Angeles, CA

#143 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Oh yeah, "bare necessities" like a the new iphone5 to replace their iphone4 which replaced their iphone3 which replaced their iphone2 which replaced their iphone1?
Or their 3rd or 4th or 5th flatscreen tv so they have one in every room?
Or another video game or computer or stainless steel fridge or granite countertops?
Or their $5 cup of Starbucks latte?
Or another $100 pair of jeans?
You mean THOSE "bare necessities"??
You forgot to mention they need a tv in every room so they can get their money's worth from their cable or satellite tv subscription and entertain all the kids. Abuleo and Abuela watch BigBird with Ricardo, age 2, but the older ninos like other programs. Mamacita is preggers again so she's got hers in the bedroom.

But the gas will really hurt them because that new car they got takes a lot to fill up and they have to go to Target to buy the cleaning supplies, diapers, candy, soda and chips.

Our local target is full of families like this. They let their screechy kids run all around screaming and chasing each other like they're at a playground and if they don't get what they want, the younger ones break out in the loudest cries and temper tantrums you ever saw. It truly is unbelievable. The parking lot is full of mostly new or newer vehicles....SUV'S, Toyotas and Hondas mostly.

There are exceptions and it is a pleasure to see the nice families with the well-behaved children who are speaking English without the accent. They are in the minority it seems.

Mayor Antonio Villagairosa is a former gang banger and it shows. He is in cahoots with Obama and shows up whenever he can at various functions for photo ops and is rarely in Los Angeles doing his job.
Ken Yawn

Belle Vernon, PA

#144 Oct 8, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
So you support the communist philosophy of govt price controls for all items sold?
It's a free market.
If you don't like the price of a product, DON'T BUY IT!
Show us all were I commented that I support price control. I realize you're an idiot but do try.
Ken Yawn

Belle Vernon, PA

#145 Oct 8, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
I haven't lost any of my basic freedoms. But I will keep looking for those "lost" ones. LOLL
You don't have a brain so how could you know!

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