BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Politics/Religion
 
Racewerkz Engineering
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2008, 05:46 PM   #23
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ganeil View Post
I agree in part. We do need to build more refining capacity but US refining capacity is not responsible for the increase in the world-wide price of crude. That is largely the result of the weak dollar (which is something the administration could and should do something about) and the demand leaving little cushion in available supply.

The sharp rise in gas prices is not confined to the US. I took a look at the Weekly Retail Premium Gasoline Prices (Including Taxes) and it shows that the rise as been uniform across the countries tracked.

From Jan 2001 to June 08, the prices ($US) have increased as shown below:

Belgium: $3.47 to $9.20

France: $3.58 to $8.80

Germany: $3.55 to $8.93

Italy: $3.74 to $8.93

Netherlands: $4.02 to $9.89



US: $1.61 to $4.20

A rise of about 250% across the board except for the Brits who only saw a 200% increase.
One small thing you forgot to mention is that they pay for gas in EUROS (in Europe) and their salary increases are also in % of Euros --> They are making WAY, way more today than in 2001. We're opposite today as the Dollar is worthless... I doubt they calculate their salaries in $, then translate to Euros...

January 2001: 1 EURO = $0.94
Today 1 EURO = $1.56

January 2001: 1 UKP = $1.48
Today 1 UKP = $1.97


Now, to recalculate in money we all pay in:

Belgium: E3.69 to E5.90

France: E3.80 to E5.64

Germany: E3.78 to E5.72

Italy: E3.98 to E5.72

Netherlands: E4.27 to E6.34

UK: UKP2.99 to UKP4.44

US: $1.61 to $4.20

And the largest increase (that matters to a living person in each of those countries) is...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2008, 06:24 PM   #24
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Sometime in the last couple weeks, in listening to the Ed Schultz radio program, he and his callers seriously discussed both dropping the legal speed limit on the highways to 55 MPH and allowing golf carts on streets that are limited to 35 MPH or less, The idea was to drive your golf cart to work. How do you like that solution? Would you stop driving your bimmer and start driving a golf cart to work?
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2008, 10:49 PM   #25
BKsBimmer
Lieutenant Colonel
 
BKsBimmer's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330xi Titanium Silver
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA / Silver Spring, Maryland

Posts: 1,638
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330xi  [5.00]
2006 330xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
Sometime in the last couple weeks, in listening to the Ed Schultz radio program, he and his callers seriously discussed both dropping the legal speed limit on the highways to 55 MPH and allowing golf carts on streets that are limited to 35 MPH or less, The idea was to drive your golf cart to work. How do you like that solution? Would you stop driving your bimmer and start driving a golf cart to work?
I think a more relevant question might be "how high does gas have to go before you consider changing your driving habits?"
__________________
_____________________________________
330xi/TiAg/Black/Alum/6sp/ZPP/ZSP/Nav/CA/CW/PDC/Sirius Satellite Radio/OEM Spoiler/Blacklines/19" Axis Hiro Hyper Silver/Toyo Proxes 4 Ultra High Performance all season F 235/35/19 R 265/30/19/10mm spacers F/15mm spacers R/M3 front bumber/M-tech rear bumper
BKsBimmer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-09-2008, 11:59 PM   #26
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsBimmer View Post
I think a more relevant question might be "how high does gas have to go before you consider changing your driving habits?"
How high does the price of gas have to go before you trade in your bimmer on a golf cart? Start drilling ANWR or off the coast of Florida? Making the most of Eastern Montana and South Dakota oil finds? Nuclear power?

Let's see you be among the first to give up on gasoline. Do it now. Be the example. Be the poster child. Until then, you are verging on hypocritical.
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2008, 01:50 AM   #27
PaulBailey@ltbmw
General
 
PaulBailey@ltbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2-325 330 2-335 2-Z4 2-135 X5d
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Posts: 26,758
iTrader: (34)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to PaulBailey@ltbmw
Quote:
Originally Posted by 335 Trojan View Post
$4.61? hahahha....

I paid $4.99 this morning

EDIT: I don't see anything stopping the price...probably $5.49 by end of summer?
+1
I'm Jealous.
I've seen $5.19 in SoCal
PaulBailey@ltbmw is offline   Italy
0
Reply With Quote
      06-10-2008, 08:02 AM   #28
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by BKsBimmer View Post
I think a more relevant question might be "how high does gas have to go before you consider changing your driving habits?"
What driving habits is that, and you changed yours?
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-12-2008, 07:34 PM   #29
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

Posts: 4,765
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AWD Addict View Post
Blame Bush/Cheney?



How about the do-nothing Congress who won't allow production at our refineries to increase past 50% because their pockets are lined with Big Oil Lobby's bribes?

At least get a clue as to how to properly complain about shit. Jesus.
+1 its so easy to blame the big man like everyone else instead of watching the news or thinking logically
__________________
Stop putting stuff like painted reflectors and premium package in your signature. You're embarrassing.
TK-421 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-12-2008, 07:37 PM   #30
e90im
Brigadier General
 
e90im's Avatar
 
Drives: f30
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,066
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by news 4 u View Post
+1 its so easy to blame the big man like everyone else instead of watching the news or thinking logically
G Dub is awesome. Look at his approval ratins, economy, endless war, weak dollar and soaring gas prices. He da man!!!
__________________
'13 f30 328i | P7ACA | S563A | S4DLA | Jet Black |

f30 e92 tt S5 e92 350z e90
e90im is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 11:46 AM   #31
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e90im View Post
G Dub is awesome. Look at his approval ratins, economy, endless war, weak dollar and soaring gas prices. He da man!!!
But don't blame him for anything...

On the other hand -- the other (unfavorable leaders) are blamed for everything including war crimes in other countries and we know they had less to do with it than criminal Bush in Iraq...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #32
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
But don't blame him for anything...

On the other hand -- the other (unfavorable leaders) are blamed for everything including war crimes in other countries and we know they had less to do with it than criminal Bush in Iraq...
How do you feel about the racist terrorist Obama out of Chicago?
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #33
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
How do you feel about the racist terrorist Obama out of Chicago?
I don't know anyone as described, please be more specific...

The only terrorist named and that we know exists is GW Bush anlong with his crooks: he murdered hundreds of thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan (purely for a revenge, not for any logical reasons (the way he did) = terrorism. He brought other terrorists to Iraq that did not exist there = terrorism aiding. He's responsible for deaths of 4500 US soldiers (and arguably for 3100 civilians dead on 9/11 due to ignoring some valuable intel)...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 12:18 PM   #34
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
I don't know anyone as described, please be more specific...

The only terrorist named and that we know exists is GW Bush anlong with his crooks: he murdered hundreds of thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan (purely for a revenge, not for any logical reasons (the way he did) = terrorism. He brought other terrorists to Iraq that did not exist there = terrorism aiding. He's responsible for deaths of 4500 US soldiers (and arguably for 3100 civilians dead on 9/11 due to ignoring some valuable intel)...
Can you vomit some more words? I will use it as a template for regurgitation when Obama is the pres. Pay back, buddy. Pay back.
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #35
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
Can you vomit some more words? I will use it as a template for regurgitation when Obama is the pres. Pay back, buddy. Pay back.
truth hurts...most of the time...

As for payback...my 6-yo would not be able to fu*k things up in 8 years as Bush did...so I am not worried for Obama or whoever sits in the next term...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 12:29 PM   #36
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
truth hurts...most of the time...

As for payback...my 6-yo would not be able to fu*k things up in 8 years as Bush did...so I am not worried for Obama or whoever sits in the next term...
You seldom post any truth. You post trash that is filled with blind hatred. You appear to hate America, Americans, and free enterprise. You appear to love China, terrorists, and socialism.
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 01:17 PM   #37
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
You seldom post any truth. You post trash that is filled with blind hatred. You appear to hate America, Americans, and free enterprise. You appear to love China, terrorists, and socialism.
WOW, Ganeil got to you...
So did Bush -- you're either with me or OUR enemy...

I am an American, I have nothing against America and Americans...
I have a lot against Bush and liars around him that destroyed that America and made lives harder for those Americans. And I freely express that. Please point to me ANY post where I showed hatred toward America and Americans!
I also believe that you show more hatred toward majority of Americans and America by supporting Bush and his well known lies and crimes. At the same time you showed love for material things and your own pocket and anything else does not matter. Remember, your beloved America is not made of people like you and in your financial class... Try putting yourself to the majority level...

So, your blind accusations are nothing short of stupid...

Try something else and smarter as so far your McCain fiasco, Obama fiasco, Huckabee crap is just taking all the credibility away from you...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #38
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
WOW, Ganeil got to you...
So did Bush -- you're either with me or OUR enemy...

I am an American, I have nothing against America and Americans...
I have a lot against Bush and liars around him that destroyed that America and made lives harder for those Americans. And I freely express that. Please point to me ANY post where I showed hatred toward America and Americans!
I also believe that you show more hatred toward majority of Americans and America by supporting Bush and his well known lies and crimes. At the same time you showed love for material things and your own pocket and anything else does not matter. Remember, your beloved America is not made of people like you and in your financial class... Try putting yourself to the majority level...

So, your blind accusations are nothing short of stupid...

Try something else and smarter as so far your McCain fiasco, Obama fiasco, Huckabee crap is just taking all the credibility away from you...
To me, you appear as I stated. Others may be of another opinion. Does anyone else want to offer an impression of dr325i?
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #39
ganeil
Colonel
 
ganeil's Avatar
 
Drives: 328i Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Georgia

Posts: 2,050
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
To me, you appear as I stated. Others may be of another opinion. Does anyone else want to offer an impression of dr325i?
I've had him on Ignore for a while now if that tells you anything. I am sure he is a good, honest man and loves his family and all but he suffers from a severe case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. To his eyes, everything that is wrong in the world is the fault of GW Bush. No amount of factual evidence can sway him because he will then tell you that Bush doctored the evidence.

He was raised in a socialist society and has little to no appreciation of the fact that the US is a nation that traditionally does not look at the government as the solution to problems but as a necessary evil. He thinks we can only be good when the government is the one responsible.
__________________
_____________

1974 2002tii
1978 320i
2007 328i
ganeil is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 05:14 PM   #40
Solonng
Captain
 
Drives: Monacco Blue 335i coupe
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida

Posts: 829
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
WOW, Ganeil got to you...
So did Bush -- you're either with me or OUR enemy...

I am an American, I have nothing against America and Americans...
I have a lot against Bush and liars around him that destroyed that America and made lives harder for those Americans. And I freely express that. Please point to me ANY post where I showed hatred toward America and Americans!
I also believe that you show more hatred toward majority of Americans and America by supporting Bush and his well known lies and crimes. At the same time you showed love for material things and your own pocket and anything else does not matter. Remember, your beloved America is not made of people like you and in your financial class... Try putting yourself to the majority level...

So, your blind accusations are nothing short of stupid...

Try something else and smarter as so far your McCain fiasco, Obama fiasco, Huckabee crap is just taking all the credibility away from you...

no you're a dumbass that should never been accepted as a citizen in the first place!
Solonng is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 05:16 PM   #41
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solonng View Post
no you're a dumbass that should never been accepted as a citizen in the first place!
your mother is a dumb ass for feeding you when young and now for buying you a non hick car...

Now beat it and go chew some tobacco...otherwise I will enjoy showing again that the monkey is smarter than you...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 05:17 PM   #42
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
To me, you appear as I stated. Others may be of another opinion. Does anyone else want to offer an impression of dr325i?
maybe we should do the poll of you and I?
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 05:26 PM   #43
scottwww
Brigadier General
 
scottwww's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 BMW 335i Cpe, 05 Mazda RX8
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: USA

Posts: 4,759
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to scottwww
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr325i View Post
maybe we should do the poll of you and I?
Make it:

capitalisam vs. socialism

reason vs. emotion

more independence vs. more government
__________________
2007 BMW 335i E92, Montego Blue on Cream Beige, MT, ZSP, ZPP, CA, PDC, CWP and Style 188 for winter

offTopic - politics - ChoppedPhoto
scottwww is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-13-2008, 05:44 PM   #44
dr335is
Brigadier General
 
Drives: GTI
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 4,973
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottwww View Post
Make it:

capitalisam vs. socialism

reason vs. emotion

more independence vs. more government
I thought we had something like that -- who thinks bush is dumb, worthles...
dr335is is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST