Originally posted by Magpie:
Are Americans the only people in the world suffering from the petrol prices...?
How does the American theory of reducing foreign oil supplies that they use, fit into the fact that they seem to be invading the very oil suppliers for their own ill-gotten gains?
Who drills and retains the oil in the North Sea (I am not being a smart arse here, I really dont know, maybe Dili can answer this, I was always under the impression it was the U.K., since it was the poor bloody English that died on the bloody things years ago)
I guess the American suffering from the gas price has just a little bit to do with their appareantly ravenous invading oil supplies acts. In fact, there's is nothing to do with american people in whole. The ones whose truly beneficial is the big multinational gas companies and some politicians. Politicians need big funding and support from the richests for their campaigns. High position level persons in a multinational companies are their best ally, gas company is one example. They have mutual allignment, the campaign fund would be will always running as long as the politicians also take any necessary actions to give the benefit back. In this matter, politician would do anything to keep the tap running, the supply accessable and so on, Thus, most people in America would likely still suffering from the price hike. As the $100 check, it's suggestion from Republicans, Bush's party; as far as I notice, Bush and republicans loosing their public favoritism now a days, even the ones who also voted for Republican at the last election. So, what would be real purpose of giving the checks? They use the situation for political agenda; rather than take some actions which could solve the problem eminently and give out best solution for the people benefit only.
Naahhhh, I don't think they going to do it. It's common practices in every nations in the world, right?!
Magpie, the load off from you, because I'm the one who being smart ass now