Quick short humor before the story.. this has been in my head for quite a while, and I am sure I am not the first one to think it, but I haven't heard it:
"Where did the McCain camp get the idea for the slogan 'Drill baby drill'?
They wanted the population of the USA to essentially scream 'F*CK ME HARDER, I CAN STILL FEEL MY SOUL!" to the republicans, so they won't feel so guilty about the sodomizing of the 'American Dream', and the destruction of the country from within.
"Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), the leading U.S. oil company, said its third-quarter net profit was $14.83 billion, or $2.86 per share, up from $9.41 billion, or $1.70, a year earlier. That profit included $1.45 billion in special items.
The company's prior record was $11.68 billion in the second quarter of 2008."
This is all f*cking absolute bullshit. When any other industry's raw material jumps 40-60%, their mother f*cking profit declines. These gouging assf*cks can just increase at will, bring up margin even, and make so much damned money.. Redistribution of wealth is OK if its a business, or benefits business (which is absolutely the case here, and was sanctioned by the USA's neglecting to solve the problem of overinflated crude prices. ), but if it has anything to do with the common good, it's socialism. I will leave this at rest for now, I have already written a really long essay on oil prices, etc.. maybe I can find it, and put 'er up here.
9 months ago