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Joe Lyddon

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893 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: political newt gingrich speech solutions refreshing

Howdy,

I just watched this speech and I must say he really NAILED a lot of subjects with Solutions…
... NOT Pie in the Sky solutions… Real solutions than can be accomplished!
Watch a very Refreshing speech that has substance!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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BobM001

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#1 posted 892 days ago

Now you’ve done it Joe, you went and posted something that MAKES SENSE! Watch out for the “woodpeckers”! They’ll be swooping down on you. Better get a hard hat.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#2 posted 892 days ago

He would certainly give BO a run for his money but I’m afraid he’s not going to gather enough support.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 892 days ago

Sorry Joe I couldn’t make it through the whole thing. I can only take so much BS and then I have to turn it off.
I would like to ask a question, and then ask another. If increasing the supply of oil to refineries in Texas brings the price of gasoline down, why are we paying more for it now as we are exporting gas? Wouldn’t the oil refineries just up their exports. If Europe is paying ten dollars a gallon why would the oil companies sell it here? Why is it cost effective to refine oil into gasoline and then export it? Are our refineries that much more efficient? Or maybe, just maybe the favorable contracts passed out for out natural gas, where refineries can use it to provide energy for the refinement, under cut the refineries who must use oil, lets them take public resources and increase the their bottom line.
Comes back to the same question, if more oil leads to lower cost at why haven’t we seen lower prices? If we have so much supply that we are exporting gasoline, why are we paying more. Could it be that it is driven by collusion of big oil? Maybe a world market dominate by a handful of companies?
Newt, yeah I remember him. He wanted the president to resign, because there was talk of him having an affair. And at the very same time Newt was doing the same thing. You trust that guy to tell you the truth, that’s fine with me. He is a real family man….......

-- Mel,

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ShipWreck

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#4 posted 892 days ago

Jeep….. There are a limited amount of refineries, and that adds to the cost. We cannot produce enough gas to beat back the speculators because of the back log. Tankers sit out in the bay for 2-3 weeks some times before they can get pierside to offload at a refinery. The weak dollar is probably the biggest problem. Our dollar is worth about 63 cents due to govement spending, and huge debt. Hence the high costs of everything we consume.

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 892 days ago

jeepturner,
Ask Newt your questions… Not me…

I do know, the higher the Supply, the lower the Price…

I think it’s possible… it wasn’t that long ago… we were there…!

If you think that speech was BS, it’s a shame… That is one of our problems… people that don’t give a crap… “let me play this Game… I’m winning..” . That is the real BS!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 892 days ago

Let’s also take into effect the $10/Gallon in Europe is the result of socialist programs like….....public health care taxes.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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jeepturner

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#7 posted 892 days ago

Joe it’s not about me winning, it was about me trying to explain that what Newt was saying is BS. We are exporting gas from this country at a record rate. While we import oil to our refineries to convert it in to petroleum products using subsidized natural gas to undercut the rest of the competition. Newt is a smart guy and he knew it was in the best interest of his party to say in 2008 that the executive didn’t control supply and demand and he is smart enough to know it is in his best interest to take an opposite stance now. I didn’t say they guy wasn’t smart, I just said I don’t beleive him. If that makes you think I don’t give a crap, I am okay with that.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/02/us-exported-more-gasoline-than-imported-last-year/1#.T16ofnlTw1I


http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/05/news/economy/gasoline_export/index.htm":http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/05/news/economy/gasoline_export/index.htm

Jim, Do you have a source where it explains how they tax petroleum to pay for public health care in socialist Europe? Wait that’s a rhetorical question. I just wanted another chuckle.

-- Mel,

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 892 days ago

jeep:

You said that Newt was a smart guy…

Don’t you think he knows about what you pointed out about exporting the gas, etc.?

Obviously those corporations have found that it’s very lucrative to Export the gas…

Now, if something were to happen where it was NOT that lucrative, the picture might change… yes?

I don’t want to get into a big discussion as to what Could or Could Not happen, etc., etc.

I think Newt (or any other President [except O]) is smart enough to not let anything jeopardize the Security of our Country.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#9 posted 892 days ago

I’ve been saying it for YEARS that we need “Regional Refineries”. All over the USA. All interconnected via the existing pipelines. Katrina showed the falacy of having our center of refining on the Gulf Coast. That shut down made gas prices skyrocket. If they can pump crude from the North Slope to Valdez they can pump it anywhere. But the reasons we don’t have these refineries are the “Envirowackos” and NIMBY. Well, maybe we need to build the Keystone PLUS more refineries. That means JOBS!!! MORE crude production means greater supply. More places to refine it means lower transportation costs and a more stable supply at regional levels.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#10 posted 892 days ago

Sorry.. not a big fan of Newt. He’s ridden the coattails of Reagan far too long and is far from the conservative base he claims to stand on. I’ve watched every GOP debate so far this cycle.. I haven’t been impressed with his stances. I’d have to say he’s even more of a moderate than Romney.

What sealed the deal for me was when he went on about passing a constitutional amendment that would give supreme court justices term limits.. this demonstrates a severe lack of knowledge for why term limits don’t exist.. The fact that very few people can even name a single justice is intentional.

The candidate I will vote for is the one that gets asked a question about what he’ll do in a certain regard and respond by saying: ”nothing. The Constitution doesn’t afford me that power”

There have only been two men who have said that this cycle.. strangely enough, one of them now supports Romney. The other is still in the race. Just a few great books here..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 892 days ago

I think Oil should be categorized as a Utility item… Natural Gas is a Utility… (I think)

Oh, and if we have SO MUCH natural gas, why don’t we convert ALL of our vehicles to use NG except for diesel…
... the ONLY Oil we would need would be for Plastics, Paint, & lubrication (& maybe airplane fuel)...
... that would reduce the dependancy on oil a lot.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 892 days ago

Way to go Joe!!!!

Newt=$ 2.50 gallon gas.

Jeepturner, your not very smart (gas wise).

Gas exports are on the rise currently because China, is on the rise. Our export refined products are going to China. 2 years ago Obama, shut down all the off shore American drilling in the Golf of Mexico, and on the West Coast off of California, Washington, and Oregon. Effectively, Obama, has shut down all off shore drilling and has not opened up any since the golf pipeline leak. In addition the instability in the middle east has also lowered oil production. We can now top this disaster off with Obama, and the EPA shutting down 20 coal fired electrical Power Plants, by the end of October 2012, because they do not meet the newly enacted clean are regulations dictated in the starting year of the Obama, administration.

1) Oil Production is substantially down due to offshore production being ground to a halt due to Obama, administration policy and instability in the middle east.

2) China, India, and a slew of former 3rd world nations becoming massive oil consumers (Europe plays a little role in energy consumption compared to the Soviets & China).

3) Oil speculators laughing there ass off on the way to the bank due to the Obama, Administrations restrictive policies and new EPA regulations that restrict our development of known, cheap forms of energy.

As a final note, if you live in one of the areas that is loosing a coal fired power plant-Look forward to rolling brown outs. Thanks to an idiotic energy policy.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ShipWreck

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#13 posted 892 days ago

Nobody wants to mention a weak US dollar? I think it is playing a very large roll in gas prices.

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jim C

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#14 posted 892 days ago

Here Jeepturner…...... Choke on your “Chuckle” (post # 7)

More points on high gas prices
January 20, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

First, gas prices in Europe are higher than in the U.S. because of higher taxes there. Those taxes, though, go not only to highway projects but to improved and less expensive mass transportation. Our mass transportation system is far behind that of Europe, and is generally more expensive to use, so we drive our cars instead. In Europe, improving mass transportation is a priority. Here, we fight over how we are willing to pay for such projects. European gas taxes also go for social programs, such as low-cost health care. Here, we let the free market control health care costs, so we have a large segment of our population without affordable health care.

Second, we are not at the mercy of Iran or the big oil companies when it comes to gas prices. Politics and corporate profits play a big role, but supply and demand are the biggest factor. More supply or lower demand result in lower prices. Those who argue for increasing supply seem to forget the environmental risks and that the more we use now the less will be left for future generations. They also forget that cheap oil leads to wasted oil, because with cheap gas we tend to drive more, drive bigger cars, and, for those who heat with oil, worry less about better insulating their houses. But, in the end, more demand results in higher prices, so some folks end up with gas guzzlers they can’t afford to drive, or houses they can’t afford to heat.

Higher fuel prices will mean that our recreational visitors will be coming from closer to the Upper Peninsula. It will help if we encourage our visitors to take longer but fewer trips.

It will also help if we better publicize what we have, and to try to keep the UP, as (WLUC) TV-6 used to say, “Someplace Special.” But increasingly the U.P. is looking more like everyplace else, with overly-harvested forests and commercial and urban/suburban development that looks like development everywhere else.

It would not hurt if we stayed in the U.P. more often, instead of taking trips downstate or to Green Bay. Take your vacations here at home, and support our local economy.

DOUG WELKER

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#15 posted 892 days ago

Assuming the supply of commodities remains the same, as long as our “money” continues to be devalued by “printing more money” gas and all other commodities will continue to go up. ..... and also what Dan said.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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