piqaboo wrote: Yup I remember and I found the logic faulty there too.
So you completely refuted the studies that showed that this behavior was the best way for sellers of commodities to stay in business? Wow!
You've made an inaccurate and sweeping generalization while referencing only a portion of my comments and therefore changing their meaning.
BigJon wrote:BTW, your scenario ignores the fact that there is a competitor on every corner who will undercut you ruthlessly should your prices linger too high for too long, along with the fickle majority of customers who intuitively recognize that they are buying a commodity and will drive out of their way to save a few pennies per gallon. There's that darn free market in action again, keeping a check on those rapacious station owners.
Free market my antfanny. As you yourself pointed out, theres a lot of control being done by the big oil refiners, and they've got no need to worry about the guy next door. If I cared to educate you, I;d post a photo series of the gas prices of neighboring stations, but I dont care to. Ive expressed an opinion. You are free to disagree with my opinion (that the whining and 'poor poor pitiful me' of the oil businesses bugs me) but its stupid if you do. Because no matter your opinion, their whining is still going to bug me.
piqaboo wrote: Let them just shut up and post their profits.
Why should they if they are a private enterprise? We don't demand that of any other business we do business with, do we?
I've not encountered another so consistent with it nor so tacky, actually.
And I can have any preference I choose. I hae not asked that 'no whining' be made law.
piqaboo wrote: You may not hear the whining on your radio stations. I do.
So it is a local issue.
Nope. Our stations carry stories from all across this fine piece of realestate we call a nation, as well as the BBC world news. Dunno what kind of radio coverage you are used to.
You dont like organic. You cite "logical scientific" reasons. Your cited facts are wrong. Those I'll work to refute. Your preference for apples over greens - thats your taste and your welcome to it, I'll not try to tell you you are wrong.
I dont like the way the oil companies play the public game. As I have said, more than once, and as you prefer not to read apparently, they are welcome to make profits but it is my preference that they shut the hell up about how hard they have things, and just make the money.
Because they look like complete idiots saying how hard life is a mere 3 months before posting record profits yet again.
This is my preference. Consider it like apples and spinach.
Im done with this.
Now in terms of facts, we can argue.
You can say gas prices are
"down" at $2/gal in podunk nowhere. We can argue about that.
Altoid - curiously strong.