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10 hours ago, datzenmike said:

 

Still... if producing that much oil, you are not an OPEC member and have some of the largest refineries in the world... you could probably set the price of gasoline in your own country to anything you want.

You wouldn't want that. Gas would be $10 a gallon. Unless the companies were nationalized. Private or stockholder owned companies left to set their own prices will always go for max profit that's the nature of the free market. Oil companies were actually losing money and falling behind in future exploration required to keep up with demand a year and a half ago. That's why the taps got turned back. Now with more demand prices are up and the oil companies are reaping massive profits. No reason to open the flow and make less per barrel. OPEC learned their lesson on that one. Even Russia is leaning back making money.

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13 hours ago, bottomwatcher said:

Out of curiosity what specific policy? Oil prices are set by the cartel of OPEC plus. Every country in the world is paying more for gasoline with the exception of those that subsidize their own gas prices. 

How could you not know the changes our current President made days after taking over ? 

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58 minutes ago, john510 said:

How could you not know the changes our current President made days after taking over ? 

 

No shit!!!!

 

Shut down fracking and pipeline.

 

By the way the most popular president in history winning over 81 million votes!!!!!!

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2 hours ago, john510 said:

How could you not know the changes our current President made days after taking over ? 

They never happened. Campaign promises. Hippie are mad fracking is alive and well. The collapse of the oil companies out west was from low oil prices.

https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/2021/09/15/federal-drilling-and-fracking-update-biden-promised-a-ban-hes-doing-the-opposite/

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3 hours ago, bottomwatcher said:

They never happened. Campaign promises. Hippie are mad fracking is alive and well. The collapse of the oil companies out west was from low oil prices.

https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/2021/09/15/federal-drilling-and-fracking-update-biden-promised-a-ban-hes-doing-the-opposite/

Treehugger magazine.Banned no.Existing permits continue.They don't mention Keystone.There were five other sources on Google that kind of dispute your link.All left wing sources.

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26 minutes ago, datzenmike said:

Probably putting dentures into the gummy EPA after Trump sent them to the dentist.

This interesting. As a Canadian Mike are you blaming Trudeau? What's your gas prices in Canada? Please do the gallon conversion for us. Crude is about $75 a barrel, that's about what the cartels are shooting for until somebody tries to pump extra. Nobody in the oil industry wants to see the price tank again. Unless there is another worldwide lockdown again I don't see prices falling. 

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L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns

 

In Beverly Hills, even the purchase of a firearm comes with certain…expectations. The city’s only gun store, Beverly Hills Guns, is a “concierge service” by appointment only, for a largely affluent clientele. And business is booming.

 

Since opening in July 2020, the store has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly in a panic following several high-profile smash-and-grab and violent home invasion robberies. The apparent siege has brought in a daily stream of anxious business owners and prominent actors, real estate moguls and film execs, says owner Russell Stuart. Most are arming themselves for the first time.

 

“This morning I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,’” says Stuart, whose store is discreetly located in a Beverly Hills office building, with no sign on the doors, down the hall from a diamond dealer. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear,  which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”

 

That fear has the wealthiest of local gentry contemplating every more elaborate security measures: armored luxury cars, safe rooms and bullet-proof glass in their homes. One client asked about creating the “Tony Stark-level” security of a half-dozen automated drones to hover over his house, says Stuart, whose gun store is part of his larger security company, Force Protective Agency. “If you want the Gucci package, it’s going to cost money.”

 

The security business is experiencing a rebound after a couple of diminished years because of the pandemic. Some firms had their on-site security guards sent home for health and social distancing reasons. Not anymore. In Beverly Hills, the craving for additional security dates to the riot that followed an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020, with unprecedented looting along Rodeo Drive that left broken boutique windows  beneath beloved luxury brands: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, MCM, Ermenegildo Zegna. Last March, a $500,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen at gunpoint from a diner at the Il Pastaio restaurant.  The Dec. 1 home-invasion robbery and shooting death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, 81, in her Trousdale Estates home, only accelerated the arms race among the affluent.

 

“Beverly Hills is definitely a target,” says security expert David Perez, CEO of Omega International Group and a former Marine who previously worked security in the Clinton White House and at the Pentagon. “We’re telling clients, ‘Hey, don’t go out with flashy jewelry. Try to keep a lower profile. Instead of driving the Bentley, maybe just take the SUV. “ 

 

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/l-a-s-arms-race-of-the-affluent/

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Blame Trudeau? You can't hold the mentally incompetent accountable for their actions. 

 

I haven't bought any gas in a year and a half. It averages $1.55 in town for a liter.

 

That's $1.22 US a liter or $4.63 US per US gallon

 

 

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22 minutes ago, a.d._510_n_ok said:

L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns

 

In Beverly Hills, even the purchase of a firearm comes with certain…expectations. The city’s only gun store, Beverly Hills Guns, is a “concierge service” by appointment only, for a largely affluent clientele. And business is booming.

 

Since opening in July 2020, the store has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly in a panic following several high-profile smash-and-grab and violent home invasion robberies. The apparent siege has brought in a daily stream of anxious business owners and prominent actors, real estate moguls and film execs, says owner Russell Stuart. Most are arming themselves for the first time.

 

“This morning I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,’” says Stuart, whose store is discreetly located in a Beverly Hills office building, with no sign on the doors, down the hall from a diamond dealer. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear,  which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”

 

That fear has the wealthiest of local gentry contemplating every more elaborate security measures: armored luxury cars, safe rooms and bullet-proof glass in their homes. One client asked about creating the “Tony Stark-level” security of a half-dozen automated drones to hover over his house, says Stuart, whose gun store is part of his larger security company, Force Protective Agency. “If you want the Gucci package, it’s going to cost money.”

 

The security business is experiencing a rebound after a couple of diminished years because of the pandemic. Some firms had their on-site security guards sent home for health and social distancing reasons. Not anymore. In Beverly Hills, the craving for additional security dates to the riot that followed an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020, with unprecedented looting along Rodeo Drive that left broken boutique windows  beneath beloved luxury brands: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, MCM, Ermenegildo Zegna. Last March, a $500,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen at gunpoint from a diner at the Il Pastaio restaurant.  The Dec. 1 home-invasion robbery and shooting death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, 81, in her Trousdale Estates home, only accelerated the arms race among the affluent.

 

“Beverly Hills is definitely a target,” says security expert David Perez, CEO of Omega International Group and a former Marine who previously worked security in the Clinton White House and at the Pentagon. “We’re telling clients, ‘Hey, don’t go out with flashy jewelry. Try to keep a lower profile. Instead of driving the Bentley, maybe just take the SUV. “ 

 

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/l-a-s-arms-race-of-the-affluent/

 

If you walk around with a $500,000 watch you ARE an idiot. People desperate enough to rob you are in no position to know it's worth that. The black guy who stole it probably thought it was just a watch.

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6 hours ago, a.d._510_n_ok said:

L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns

 

In Beverly Hills, even the purchase of a firearm comes with certain…expectations. The city’s only gun store, Beverly Hills Guns, is a “concierge service” by appointment only, for a largely affluent clientele. And business is booming.

 

Since opening in July 2020, the store has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly in a panic following several high-profile smash-and-grab and violent home invasion robberies. The apparent siege has brought in a daily stream of anxious business owners and prominent actors, real estate moguls and film execs, says owner Russell Stuart. Most are arming themselves for the first time.

 

“This morning I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,’” says Stuart, whose store is discreetly located in a Beverly Hills office building, with no sign on the doors, down the hall from a diamond dealer. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear,  which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”

 

That fear has the wealthiest of local gentry contemplating every more elaborate security measures: armored luxury cars, safe rooms and bullet-proof glass in their homes. One client asked about creating the “Tony Stark-level” security of a half-dozen automated drones to hover over his house, says Stuart, whose gun store is part of his larger security company, Force Protective Agency. “If you want the Gucci package, it’s going to cost money.”

 

The security business is experiencing a rebound after a couple of diminished years because of the pandemic. Some firms had their on-site security guards sent home for health and social distancing reasons. Not anymore. In Beverly Hills, the craving for additional security dates to the riot that followed an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020, with unprecedented looting along Rodeo Drive that left broken boutique windows  beneath beloved luxury brands: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, MCM, Ermenegildo Zegna. Last March, a $500,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen at gunpoint from a diner at the Il Pastaio restaurant.  The Dec. 1 home-invasion robbery and shooting death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, 81, in her Trousdale Estates home, only accelerated the arms race among the affluent.

 

“Beverly Hills is definitely a target,” says security expert David Perez, CEO of Omega International Group and a former Marine who previously worked security in the Clinton White House and at the Pentagon. “We’re telling clients, ‘Hey, don’t go out with flashy jewelry. Try to keep a lower profile. Instead of driving the Bentley, maybe just take the SUV. “ 

 

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/l-a-s-arms-race-of-the-affluent/

 

Security for us, but fuck the Peasants! No Guns For You, Rednecks! 

 

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6 hours ago, datzenmike said:

Blame Trudeau? You can't hold the mentally incompetent accountable for their actions. 

 

I haven't bought any gas in a year and a half. It averages $1.55 in town for a liter.

 

That's $1.22 US a liter or $4.63 US per US gallon

 

 

 

 

Still cheaper than by me... 

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15 hours ago, a.d._510_n_ok said:

L.A.’s Arms Race of the Affluent

From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the crime-panicked wealthy are banishing bling and buying guns

 

In Beverly Hills, even the purchase of a firearm comes with certain…expectations. The city’s only gun store, Beverly Hills Guns, is a “concierge service” by appointment only, for a largely affluent clientele. And business is booming.

 

Since opening in July 2020, the store has seen upscale residents from Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills increasingly in a panic following several high-profile smash-and-grab and violent home invasion robberies. The apparent siege has brought in a daily stream of anxious business owners and prominent actors, real estate moguls and film execs, says owner Russell Stuart. Most are arming themselves for the first time.

 

“This morning I sold six shotguns in about an hour to people that say, ‘I want a home defense shotgun,’” says Stuart, whose store is discreetly located in a Beverly Hills office building, with no sign on the doors, down the hall from a diamond dealer. “Everyone has a general sense of constant fear,  which is very sad. We’re used to this being like Mayberry.”

 

That fear has the wealthiest of local gentry contemplating every more elaborate security measures: armored luxury cars, safe rooms and bullet-proof glass in their homes. One client asked about creating the “Tony Stark-level” security of a half-dozen automated drones to hover over his house, says Stuart, whose gun store is part of his larger security company, Force Protective Agency. “If you want the Gucci package, it’s going to cost money.”

 

The security business is experiencing a rebound after a couple of diminished years because of the pandemic. Some firms had their on-site security guards sent home for health and social distancing reasons. Not anymore. In Beverly Hills, the craving for additional security dates to the riot that followed an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in May 2020, with unprecedented looting along Rodeo Drive that left broken boutique windows  beneath beloved luxury brands: Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Michael Kors, MCM, Ermenegildo Zegna. Last March, a $500,000 Richard Mille watch was stolen at gunpoint from a diner at the Il Pastaio restaurant.  The Dec. 1 home-invasion robbery and shooting death of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, 81, in her Trousdale Estates home, only accelerated the arms race among the affluent.

 

“Beverly Hills is definitely a target,” says security expert David Perez, CEO of Omega International Group and a former Marine who previously worked security in the Clinton White House and at the Pentagon. “We’re telling clients, ‘Hey, don’t go out with flashy jewelry. Try to keep a lower profile. Instead of driving the Bentley, maybe just take the SUV. “ 

 

https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/l-a-s-arms-race-of-the-affluent/

And these same people will keep supporting the politics that created this mess.

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19 hours ago, datzenmike said:

 

If you walk around with a $500,000 watch you ARE an idiot. People desperate enough to rob you are in no position to know it's worth that. The black guy who stole it probably thought it was just a watch.

 

They buy all the flashy clothes, cars and jewelry to be seen with it 

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1 hour ago, a.d._510_n_ok said:

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I read a story today where she claims Republicans that pick on her are sexually frustrated because they can't date her.She got caught vacationing in the free state of Florida NOT wearing a mask.Did she think nobody would say anything ? Never mind,she doesn't think.

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16 minutes ago, john510 said:

I read a story today where she claims Republicans that pick on her are sexually frustrated because they can't date her.She got caught vacationing in the free state of Florida NOT wearing a mask.Did she think nobody would say anything ? Never mind,she doesn't think.

 

And she recently tweeted the Gov of Florida has been suspiciously absent from his duties while the State was in crisis.    The Governor previously announced he was going to be working somewhat intermittently as his wife has been undergoing cancer treatments, and they have three young children.  Joy Reed of MSNB-HeeWaw also piled on.. 

 

Way to go AOC and Joy Reed. 

 

 

 

 

 

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