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Offline Antonescu

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008, 07:20:00 AM »
I was walking around both events asking for Rob  0|

If I have your grenade launcher for a year does it become mine by default????


LOL, could have just given it to Harry on Saturday. I'm in WV getting ready to head back to NJ this morning to spend 4 days with the in-laws. :'(

With the growing economies of India and China the competition is fierce. It is simple economics, supply and demand. Gas prices are up to stay unless they find a couple of huge oil reserves in the US and only use the oil for use here it seems. Going green is an option but is the warming climate due to man, nature or both? Very tricky and sticky situations here which is also driving the price up. Watch out for the left in November since they are communists disguised as democrats.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2008, 09:21:50 AM »
Watch out for the left in November since they are communists disguised as democrats.
Don't think McCain isn't a flamin' liberale dressed in Conservative clothes. Not much of a choice this time.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2008, 07:47:40 AM »
mccain might be a liberal in conservatives clothing but he isn't so far away that he can be considered a communist. the dems....they're commies.

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2008, 09:48:34 AM »
mccain might be a liberal in conservatives clothing but he isn't so far away that he can be considered a communist. the dems....they're commies.
No they're not all commies. Hell, I joined the Democrat party just so they'd answer my e-mails when I lived in Cali. 0|

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2008, 08:05:30 PM »
Well, the way things have been going, it doesn't look like a good ride either way.  Common sense doesn't seem to be part of the equation any more. It's too bad that we couldn't opt out on the ridiculous crap.  --" Maybe I don't need this ride after all" .... to paraphrase John Cusack....
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2008, 09:35:54 PM »
yup  >:(
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2008, 12:24:41 AM »
Well, the way things have been going, it doesn't look like a good ride either way. 

It doesn't like a good leader at all ahead as well into the next elections. What has happened to those who can lead like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR? Someone has to be out there!
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2008, 09:02:26 AM »
Well, the way things have been going, it doesn't look like a good ride either way. 

It doesn't like a good leader at all ahead as well into the next elections. What has happened to those who can lead like Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR? Someone has to be out there!
They don't want the hassles to their life of being president -- of having their life put under a microscope. Look at how Clinton and Bush have aged... it would suck.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2008, 07:17:15 PM »
Memorial Day is only a week away. With that here in PA with almost the highest State gas taxes we will be at 4.00 a gallon. Gangster Ed Rendell has a law that even if we PA folks drive less our state gas tax goes up automaticly. We have no say in it.
 For our trip to Michigan and the airshow, we're going to rent a 15 passenger van and split the gas. This is looking like the last major roadtrip for sometime for Easy Co. If gas heads over 5.00 a gallons I believe our great hobby will have alot of problems in having events. We have had to now pass on Odessa,NY in Sept. We wanted to tow my jeep there but I can't use a whole paycheck to do it.
 I don't want to sound like a" black copter person" but I feel our enemies have a new plan to defeat this country. Why blow us up instead run the country into debt. Change how we live our lives everyday. I hate to see us only reenact over the computer if we can afford it.

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2008, 10:41:52 PM »
Well this is something strange. A lot of people are blaming US oil companies for the prices rising. Now, as a kid I remember the 70's then the 80's when OPEC cut oil production, etc. So what can the US do?

1) revisit old oil sites from the 1800's/early 1900's to see about more oil; technology has changed a lot since then and the ability to reach further down is possible; would promote job growth in some areas such as KY, WV and PA for example

2) get to ND and region to begin drilling for the 250 billion of barrels we are sitting on there; new technology has made the drilling possible the the cost per barrel would be $30

3) allow exploratory drilling off shore in more areas; some of the little countries are doing it off their coasts and the government has blocked 85% from this

4) allow drilling in Alaska since there is more there to be found

Now we could all talk to the tree huggers/communists  0| who live in $1.5 million dollar homes, well paying jobs, nice cars to use enviromentally friendly methods (which I am sure they have already) or just go ahead, remove a lot of red tape, EPA ( :D) monitorization of drilling sites and get that black gold out of the ground. It is now a matter of national independence. Drill for more oil here at home and at the same time still move forward with new technology for cleaner air and new fueling methods (however with most of the corn going to ethanal production ,for which I have seen none of here, that in itself raises the price of corn products).
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2008, 10:47:36 PM »

They don't want the hassles to their life of being president -- of having their life put under a microscope. Look at how Clinton and Bush have aged... it would suck.

The Founding Fathers set this country up to be ran by the people. Both parties are out of the loop with the people and the national morons who actually run the parties (look at Dean on the DNC). Too bad a middle-class, educated American who can tear apart both parties platforms, make his/hers stand out and seem logical to start a campaign now for 2012. Hell the little parties need to get together (minus the communists, socialists, fascists and ultra-nationalists) and support a candidate. If that person would win would send the DNC and RNC into a mad scramble.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2008, 09:16:13 PM »
1) revisit old oil sites from the 1800's/early 1900's to see about more oil; technology has changed a lot since then and the ability to reach further down is possible; would promote job growth in some areas such as KY, WV and PA for example

Many of those wells were already re-tapped during the 1970's when they started injecting water or steam into old wells in an effort to force out any remaining oil.

Why don't we talk more about tax incentives to encourage more development of hybrid vehicles which can reduce oil usage?
  -The eventual reduced demand should reduce prices and help our economy.
  -Our reduced need could reduce our dependence on foreign oil, which could also help ease our foreign trade deficit.
  -Our primary vehicle fuel would not change, so there would be no need to change or recalibrate the fuel distribution system for some other fuel.
  -For those who believe in a human cause of global warming it could reduce green house gases, not to mention other pollutants.
  -If we can perfect the technology we can sell and/or license it overseas which can help our trade deficit.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2008, 12:30:01 AM »
My landlord is a manager at a Ford dealership and he told me today that they DO have a fusion pickup coming in '09... be nice wouldn't it? Hell, even a hybrid would be cool, but Ack!, they're so expensive and they really DO rape you at the dealers for things like this >:( Hell, if they'd just come out w/ a kit to convert existing vehicles to hybrids or fusion, they'd sell. There's a LOT of greed in the automobile industry, just like the oil industry. I will take particular glee in watching the oil industry suffer one of these days.
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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2008, 10:20:28 AM »
  I will take particular glee in watching the oil industry suffer one of these days.
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Can't disagree on a persona; level, but much of the oil/gas price is set by speculators.  I very strongly fear that once the bubble burst, we will be in a depression like the late '20's....for the same reason.

I had to drop out of my first event this past weekend due to fuel costs.  I had to drop Tolland Mass.

Diesel went up 40 cents a gallon here in one day.  With the F-350 we need to haul the weight of the blanks (30 pounds /1,000 averaged out) we couldn't do more than sell enough for gas money.  Whats the point?  Damn I hated backing out, it made me sick to my stomach because I do what I say, but my hobby is't working for the gas companies.  0|

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Re: Has gas prices effected reenacting
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2008, 07:05:28 AM »
Gas is at $4.45 a gallon now near me. I am not blaming the oil companies since this is a free-market economy and supply/demand is now influenced by the global economy. Don't forget, how many people own stocks in energy and natural resources as part of a retirment/pension portfolio? It takes a year to get a rig up and drilling for oil and the US has plenty of it. What about clean coal technology? It's been out there for years now so why haven't we started turning coal to oil?

On another note, when you stop off to get gas at Citgo just remember this little bit of info and decide if you want Chavez and his cronies to get all the money.

CITGO
Started by an American oilman, it is now owned by the government of Venezuela. Henry Doherty started Cities Service Company in 1910 as more of a wholesaler of gas and electricity than an oil company. In 1965 the company started calling itself CITGO. In 1986 Petr?leos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), the national oil company of Venezuela, bought half the stock. Then in 1990 it bought the other half.

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