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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

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    John McCain served in the military honorably, your calling him names is worse than petty, it is incorrect.
    Yup..> I suspect he just doesn't know what the term means. Maybe some help for him?

    chick·en hawk
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    1.a hawk of a type that is reputed to prey on domestic fowl.
    2.a person who speaks out in support of war, yet has avoided active military service.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    John McCain served in the military honorably, your calling him names is worse than petty, it is incorrect.
    Oh, did I do that in this thread? If I did, my apologies.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

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    Oh, did I do that in this thread? If I did, my apologies.
    You currently do it in every single thread you post to... It's part of your signature.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

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    You currently do it in every single thread you post to... It's part of your signature.
    So what. tell a moderator.

    I don't like this person's signature line either, I don't whine about it or take issue with it.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    through stocks only. But it's not me saying that, it's analysts and members of OPEC who see the decreased invesment due to the lower prices curtailing supply in the future leading to higher prices.

    The oil workers had a propserous bunch of years with oil companies willing to meet many of their demands due to the high oil prices/profits. Prices being down now, means the profits aren't there to meet their demands. This will change, and oil workers can get their demands met then.
    But oil company profits are still high, which is why people ask for raises, they have needs too.

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    But oil company profits are still high, which is why people ask for raises, they have needs too.
    Wrong about oil profits: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/bu...line.html?_r=0

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    From your link;

    net income fell to $6.57 billion from $8.35 billion in the same quarter last year.
    Still highly profitable.

    And I might add, not very many new refineries have been built either. None by any of the large oil companies, most are aged, and probably meet bare minimum EPA requirements.

    When was the last refinery built in the United States? - FAQ - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    They are taking the Hostess Approach--demand more money when your company doesn't have any because then they cannot afford to wait out a strike. Worked out well for the bakers as best as I recall

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    Re: Oil Workers in U.S. on First Large-Scale Strike Since 1980

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    They are taking the Hostess Approach--demand more money when your company doesn't have any because then they cannot afford to wait out a strike. Worked out well for the bakers as best as I recall
    Well, they could fire everybody who works for them too. Maybe they should do that and try to pay every new hire federal minimum wage, and see how that works out for them?

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