Well said caps.
Well said caps.
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Prayer - how to do nothing and still think you're helping.
I agree. Those comments in any context mean the same thing in my opinion.
Moon Flower it is not the fact that it is what his pastor said. It is the fact he tried to claim he didn't know about it and didn't know what his pastor was about. I would not have a spiritual adviser who has those kind of drastic views. Who you associate with gives an impression of who you are. I used to hang out with thugs and hoodlums. I was labeled as one of them and for all practical purposes had that mindset that my friends had. I was just smart enough to not do anything to get myself in trouble and had a drive about myself to move on and gravitate away from those folks.
Max I agree with PK. Very well said. I know I am against socialism for all practical purposes, but I am also smart enough to realize that it is needed in cases like we are in. Greed is the root of all evil and when you have people not doing the right thing they need to be reined in. As I told Outsider, in a perfect world we could have unbridled the free market and let it regulate itself, but since we do not live in a perfect world and have CEOs who want to make 7 figure incomes and people just doing things out of greed or other reasons like pleasing the stockholder. When companies have reached their limit of growth without expanding the only way to increase the profits like expected in the market is to increase prices. So I do believe that the free market is a double edges sword and if your not careful you will cut yourself.
How much money should they be allowed to make? Since you are a small business owner, do you think it would be fair of the government or somebody else to tell you you can only make say a 5%-10% profit on the product you sell?
That's commie talk! I'm not saying there shouldn't be any rules and regulations whatsoever, but it is simply insane to even hint at what you are suggesting.
Back the cartoon, it is not just something his pastor said 20 years ago and out of context. Belonging to a certain religion and even church shows your personal beliefs and ideals. Obama went to a church who's preacher for many years has openly taught and expressed racism, anti-US rhetoric, etc. You can tell who a person is by the people he/she surrounds himself with. Obama had that man not only as a preacher, but as a close personal friend. I don't want a person that willingly goes along with the pure tripe that was spewed at his place of worship in charge of the country making decisions that affect millions of Americans. There's really no comparison between choosing somebody for the office of president and the interview shown in that idiotic political cartoon.
When they are making 4 billion a year in profit (Profit being that above and beyond operating cost and investment cost) I do not think that is only 10% more than they actuality invested. If folks would be good people and do the right thing this would not need to be talked about, but I do believe they are trying to make as much as they can as fast as they can. They have not built a new refinery since 76. Where is all their investments going?
Ever hear of Thunder Horse?
That is a $1,000,000,000 US drilling rig. How many companies spend that much money on a single asset (and they nearly lost it!)? Now consider the fact while that is the largest in the world, many similar (but smaller) platforms have to be built elsewhere.
But they don't spend that every year and also the profits they make is ABOVE and BEYOND that they spend on infrastructure like that. It is what they make AFTER expenses are paid and workers are paid and all that stuff you say they need to pay. Profit comes after that. It is total revenue minus operating costs and infrastructure costs. So 4,000,000,000 above all that is a little high don't you think for something so vital to the economy and life in general.
I also think this bozo of a pastor has a death grip on Obama's coattails, and is making as much noise as possible to get himself in the spotlight. It's not like you can control your friends; sometimes (oftentimes, actually) people get a little weird when they perceive the opportunity to be famous. Or infamous, as the case may be.
All told... I really can't make an election decision based on some loudmouth who Obama may or may not actually agree with.
"Seeds? Oh yeah... sometimes I forget they grow from those. I feel like they should hatch or something."
~a friend's observation of my CP's
Standard excuse Alien. It really is sad. Instead of actually making an argument you tell me I don't know. and I need to do some more research. I just know that profits are above and beyond operational cost. So I will complain when this is something required for everything ATM and then it makes the price of everything go up. We pay less for gas here because our taxes are less on the gas than other countries. Many other factors there. I just know that when a company makes record profits at the cost of other people so desperately in need of the stuff at the moment it's sad.
I dunno what statement I do not like more. "Quit complaining" or "Because i said so". Without complianing many thing in thsi world would not have changed. Civil rights comes to mind right off the top, but many other thigns work along the same lines.
I would gladly love to stop giving the oil Sheiks and Oil company CEOs my money and choose an alternative method of transportation. Nothing is a viable option yet. Riding a bike would take me too long to get to work and school, and so far there is no Hydrogen stations for me to buy a Honda fuel cell vehicle yet.
So the oil companies really have everyone by the cahoneys and here you are defending their actions. Are you some eleitest or something? I mean really. I am a college student who had to go part time with work so I can achieve my goals of becoming a nurse. Now I have to worry about how I am going to pay for food that is going up. I have to worry about how I am going to get to work and school, and I am going to have to worry about all kinds of goods I need to buy.
I had to buy a nut, one single nut, for my motorcycle. that nut cost me 6.24. There was a sticker on it that said 4 something and when I asked about it he said that was an older nut and the prices have went up. I paid for it before i got the nut and he sited fuel prices going up for the increase. So Give me a break. Win fall profits on something this necessary for daily living is just wrong and bad for the country.