Then in a couple of weeks gas prices should go down.
Just by way of following the logic for the huge increase in gas prices (50%)
The reason for the increase is cited as oil shortage due to the war with Iraq using so much oil.
The reason cited for the war has been found to be incorrect, if not an outright lie.
The person citing the reasons for the war is in all likelihood a puppet of people in the military-industrial complex, such as the people heavily invested in Halliburton (the oil company), such as Rupert Murdoch, who owns a huge quantity of shares in American Fidelity, which owns a huge quantity of shares in Halliburton http://www.halliburton.com/
May it be noted here that Rupert Murdoch in one way or another owns most of the news media.
The entity profiting most from the war with Iraq *AND* the increased gas prices is, of course, Halliburton. 600 billion dollars worth of taxpayer money.
In my view another case of the rich robbing the poor so that the rich may *own* the world.
National security is not and never was the objective. Vice President C was, before becoming VP, the CEO (Chief Executive Officer; guy in charge) of Halliburton. The only perceivable objective was the enrichment of Halliburton shareholders and making the military-industrial complex (about whom President Eisenhower warned us) even more powerful and feared throughout the world (i.e. Iran)
WHY the American public is not aware of this is incomprehensible. A short internet search of major shareholders of Halliburton and American Fidelity reveals it quite plainly. Therefore I am only citing knowledge which is already public.
The chain of logic is irrefutable: Serious conflict of interest. The murder of innumerable people for the enrichment of the already rich.
I once again repeat: "The government is supposed to be for *THE PEOPLE,* (the majority of whom are either middle-class or poor) not the minority rich. Capish? To recapitulate: We The People are being shafted.
But I honestly think that no one cares enough to do anything about it, and/or is too scared to do so. After all, the "King of the Hill" is rather tremendously large, and capable of killing whom he will.
I will likely not be available hereafter for comment, and this journal may soon no longer be in existence. Ciaou
"Prescott Bush was a director of Dresser Industries, which is now part of Halliburton. Former United States president George H. W. Bush worked for Dresser Industries in several positions from 1948–1951, before he founded Zapata Corporation.":
"Halliburton is the largest oil-and-gas services company in the world and it is also one of the most controversial corporations in the United States.
The company has been the number one financial beneficiary of the invasion of Iraq, raking in some $18 billion in contracts to rebuild the country’s oil industry and service US troops.":
"This intriguing book shows readers where Halliburton has been doing business and with whom-topping the list so far are Iran, Iraq, and Libya. It also reveals how this juggernaut of a corporation has engaged in a cycle of profits that begins by selling products and services to potential terrorist states, contracting with the federal government during times of war against those states, then gaining valuable rebuilding contracts to help repair those states. It will also show how a Halliburton subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, has become an indispensable part of the U.S. military, so much so that the two are indistinguishable at times.":
(Is this guy still alive?)
This in The New Yorker
“There is not a reason on earth to sell gasoline at the price they did,” Youssef Ibrahim, the managing director of the Strategic Energy Investment Group, a consulting firm in Dubai, said. “Halliburton and their Kuwaiti partners made out like bandits.” A well-informed Kuwaiti source called the prices charged by Altanmia “absurd,” and said that Halliburton’s arrangement to buy Kuwaiti oil through a middleman, rather than directly from the government, was “highly irregular.”:
The above information is not secret. Just plug in "halliburton oil" in Google. There are 274,000 results.:
I can no longer afford to drive my car to work, a distance of 25 miles one-way. I need a motorbike or an electric bicycle.
Truck drivers in Spain are striking because of high gas prices. The price of *everything* is going up as a result. So we can't afford to buy *anything*. Are you yourself not disturbed?
If not, you must be rich.
I have posted the above as an alternative to calling the administration some very bad words. We are quite tired of being "shafted," if you get my drift. And this by our own government.