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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Really? You didn't vote for him so quit telling me why I elected him. Go hang out with McCain and Palin and talk about who is more maverick, rogue, and outsiderish.
    LOL! Now that is funny right there!
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    We'll be running out any day now. I've been hearing that for fifty years. Oh well, we can convert our cars to natural gas if the environmental wack jobs would get out of the way.
    Peak Oil Debunked: 404. 100 YEARS OF NATURAL GAS
    Its not about the end of oil Barb, its about the end of cheap oil, so better get busy converting your car to natural gas, since it is another finite fossil fuel that we also are importing. Oh, and btw, it ain't going to be cheap either!
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I guess the idea of drilling in AWYR doesn't sound so bad now.
    We saved more oil in this administrations increase in CAFE standards that we could have gotten from ANWR, and we didn't have to damage one of the world's greatest National Wildlife Refuges.

    As John McCain said, when he voted against drilling in ANWR in 2010 - “We ought not drill in the Everglades, we ought not drill in the Grand Canyon, we ought not drill in ANWR.”
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    I was wondering how long it would be before the Peak Oil nonsense came up. So where are the people screaming about the need to "load up on guns and supplies"?
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I was wondering how long it would be before the Peak Oil nonsense came up. So where are the people screaming about the need to "load up on guns and supplies"?
    You mean the peak oil "nonsense" that the US Military issued a warning about in March of last year?
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Wal mart needs to stop selling all those expensive products made by greedy American unionists making high wages and getting cadillac benefits. If they bought overseas from people operating sweatshops using child labor, they could lower those prices and attract more business.
    Econ 101 for Dummies says:

    "WalMart would go bust if they tried to buy American products only."

    Of course that would probably please the Economic Numbskull Crowd.

    You really should have picked up Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Here is a free copy. Free as in you do not have to pay for it: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith - Project Gutenberg

    You really should have grasped long ago the fact unions have destroyed manufacturing jobs by artificially inflating wages of employees and saddling companies (and state taxpayers) with unnecessary burdens. Burdens the individual should have taken care of themselves.

    You might want to try Free to Choose by Milton Friedman while you're at it.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    We'll be running out any day now. I've been hearing that for fifty years. Oh well, we can convert our cars to natural gas if the environmental wack jobs would get out of the way.
    Peak Oil Debunked: 404. 100 YEARS OF NATURAL GAS
    I actually think you're missing the point. I'm not saying we're running out at this time, I'm just saying that you won't be able to buy gas for the same price forever because it's not unlimited. Same deal with NG. Using something that exists in a limited supply and expect it to remain the same price forever is unrealistic. It's probably better for people to get used to the idea sooner rather than later, supplies are going to run out eventually and we'll have to do something to prepare before then. It doesn't matter if we pass the buck down the road, that's just leaving the problem for the next generations to deal with.

    It's a lot easier for those of you who think climate change isn't real science to argue that there's no reason to move away from fossil fuel sources, but in reality there's nothing but good that can come from moving away from finite sources of energy to those that are renewable.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You mean the peak oil "nonsense" that the US Military issued a warning about in March of last year?
    Issuing a warning doesn't give the claim legitimacy. Certainly oil is not a renewable energy source in the sense that it does not get regularly produced in nature to replace what has been used, but that does not mean the Peak Oil narrative is legitimate.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obama created peak oil?
    no. Obama (and congressional democrats) policies have necessitated huge bond-purchases by the FED, which is destroying the dollar. Oil is sold in dollars, so as the dollar goes down, oil goes up.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    This is why prices are going up, especially oil. Any country who wishes to purchase oil currently has to do so with the dollar but this will soon end and then we will see a real spike in prices.

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