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rxpx40

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2012 2:04:16 PM

http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/12/14391309-inflation-rises-again-thanks-to-higher-gas-prices?lite
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 9:14:43 AM

Would it be better if they lost money and went out of business? Then no gasoline.
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 5:01:13 PM

>>Those "dastardly oil companies" send me quarterly dividends...<<

Then what you appear to have are the much sought after "double Ds," aka "dastardly dividends."
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BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 2:31:37 PM

Why do you think it wrong for a company to post a profit?
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 1:21:22 PM

Those "dastardly oil companies" send me quarterly dividends that help me maintain my upper-middle class standard of living, thank you very much!
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:57:17 AM

>>I have already filed with several different agencies. Thanks for your advice though.<<

But, Sparty, please keep us up to date on when the investigations are going to begin and/or charges filed. It should be a slam-dunk given the blatant criminal behavior of these dastardly oil companies.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 12:07:03 AM

Well, if they didn't post profits we wouldn't be getting ANY gasoline. No one works free.

And if you are not getting value for the price paid, then don't buy.
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_Sparty_
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:55:22 PM

Zzz

I have already filed with several different agencies. Thanks for your advice though.
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:26:43 PM

>>Why should criminals care about the well being of a country?<<

And what did your attorney general say when you reported these criminals?

You did report them, didn't you?
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 3:16:15 PM

Exactly, estroh. Exactly!
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 12:20:53 AM

Are Oil companies not allowed to have profits? If you feel it is a "bad thing" for them to have profits then don't buy there products. Woo.. not that easy is it considering the price of electric vehicles. Then again you could invest in them and share these profits. Makes me feel a hell of a lot better to pay 3 plus at the pump knowing I can use my profits to buy their product.
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1OILMAN
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 5:33:00 PM

Is not that what they are suppose to do, make a profit? I can assure you wherever you work the company is striving to make a profit, otherwise they will not be around very long. That is unless you are talking about the government.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 2:55:52 PM

Oil stocks would be a safe bet if current prices did not take all my spare cash
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 8:14:59 PM

Please do not mess with my quarterly dividends. If you don't want them, don't mess it up for those of us who do want and need those quaterly dividends.
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_Sparty_
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:08:03 AM

Why should criminals care about the well being of a country?
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 2:04:14 PM

Aw, Rick, come on. The bigger the profit, the better for me and mine. Don't you want me to live large?
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 7:30:58 PM

@rxpx40 -- Quarter profits are an oil company's goal ONE. It's the job of the CONSUMER to make those profits as small as possible.
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:58:58 PM

PithyOpiner...
As the master of tongue in cheek replies, I would hope you would have recognized one. I appreciate the royalties from 2 oil royalty trusts I have shares in.

[Edited by: AFOS at 11/8/2012 7:00:34 PM EST]
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 6:50:49 PM

AFOS, why would you say such a thing? I depend on the oil companies profitability to pay my quarterly dividends.
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AFOS
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 1:16:38 PM

It certainly is a shame that oil companies are profitable.
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PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 12:47:16 PM

I went there and promptly got a virus. Thanks a whole lot, rxpx40.
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