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LogansPapa
07-01-2008, 02:05 PM
Jul 1 07:26 AM US/Eastern

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, whose nation is the world's number one oil exporter, called on consumer countries to get used to high prices in comments published on Tuesday.

"Consumer countries have to adapt to the prices and the mechanisms of the market," the king said in an interview published by the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassah.

"We have nothing to do with the current sharp increase in crude prices," he said reiterating the Saudi position that speculation, rising demand and the taxation of oil products in consumer countries were to blame.

"These countries must reduce their taxes on fuel.. if they want to contribute to easing the burden on ordinary consumers," he said.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=080701112646.vg97wut2&show_article=1

marinejcksn
07-02-2008, 12:04 AM
How bout King AbuDhabi "get used" to a 5.56mm round upside his noggin?:cool:

Seriously glad I'm in Iraq right now so I don't gotta see how bad gas prices are getting. Not looking forward to what it might cost when I get back.

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 11:01 AM
How bout King AbuDhabi "get used" to a 5.56mm round upside his noggin?:cool:


:p (funny shit right there!)

asdf2231
07-02-2008, 11:47 AM
I guess you can't quite call it rape when they sweet talk you and hand you a tube of K-Y before they rodger you...

Aklover
07-02-2008, 02:44 PM
Simple solution drill here.

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 03:02 PM
Simple solution drill here.

Yep - simple enough. Where do you want us to put the drill rig at your kid's school?:confused:

Aklover
07-02-2008, 03:08 PM
Yep - simple enough. Where do you want us to put the drill rig at your kid's school?:confused:



Get used to $5 per gallon then. Between Alaska, the rockies, and off the coast I think that can manage a light footprint.

Zafod
07-02-2008, 03:15 PM
Yep - simple enough. Where do you want us to put the drill rig at your kid's school?:confused:

So how long have you been walking to work?

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 03:17 PM
So how long have you been walking to work?

No walkie: bicycle.:p

Zafod
07-02-2008, 03:18 PM
No walkie: bicycle.:p

Ok, so how long?

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 03:22 PM
Ok, so how long?

About 1.5 miles/12 minutes.;)

Zafod
07-02-2008, 03:24 PM
About 1.5 miles/12 minutes.;)

I didnt ask how far? I asked for how long?

oh and 12 min? for a mile and a half?
Good grief thats slow

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 03:29 PM
I didnt ask how far? I asked for how long?

oh and 12 min? for a mile and a half?
Good grief thats slow

Yeah, but it's along the beach - and I've been doing it since 2000. Have to - the AC runs on avgas.:cool:

Zafod
07-02-2008, 03:36 PM
Well I say drill in my backyard if it means lower gas prices.

LogansPapa
07-02-2008, 03:39 PM
Well I say drill in my backyard if it means lower gas prices.

I can see five drill rig islands from my house - my part's done.:)

lacarnut
07-02-2008, 05:09 PM
I can see five drill rig islands from my house - my part's done.:)

Not quite; you need to work to defeat those retarded politicians in the Congress & Arnuld Swarztsdinger.

Goldwater
07-02-2008, 09:38 PM
This also reminds me of that wind farm that never was because the Kennedys could see it on the horizon.

I guess everyone wants energy, just not near them.

nightflight
07-02-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm not even concerned about having lower prices; I just want to end or greatly reduce our dependency on other nations for our energy needs.

Zafod
07-03-2008, 10:55 AM
This also reminds me of that wind farm that never was because the Kennedys could see it on the horizon.

I guess everyone wants energy, just not near them.

maybe when he kicks the bucket it will get passed.... what am I talking about? Thats whole place is nothing but elitist libs!

AmPat
07-03-2008, 11:19 AM
About 1.5 miles/12 minutes.;)

Slacker!:D

LogansPapa
07-03-2008, 11:21 AM
Slacker!:D

True dat.;)

AmPat
07-03-2008, 11:34 AM
Back to the main title. I don't see any alternative to getting used to the idea of high gas prices. I don't understand what he is saying. What is his point?:confused:

LogansPapa
07-03-2008, 12:24 PM
I think heís saying that due to consumption - not speculation - we need to get used to substantial increases every year in our end product prices and that until we find a different mode of transportation - this is the way itís going to be for Americans until our economy degenerates into a 2nd rate power, under Obama.;)