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Gas, Get It While It’s Hot!

People are going crazy over gas prices, talking about how low it can go.  I’m wondering about how low it can go.  Sure it’s looking great right now, but you have to wonde how long those of folks at OPEC will let it keep dropping.  The reason I would suggest this is because of the great hugs and kisses the U.S. gave out to Venezuela and Iran at the General Assembly.  Chavez didn’t sound too happy when he called Bush “the Devil”, and I don’t think Iran was too pleased with the talks directed at them over their uranium enrichment program.  These are two of the world’s biggest oil producers, and will they want to keep exporting barells of crude oil for the “cheap” price it is right now?  Probably not.  Of course, you also have the extremist liberals talking about how the falling gas prices are some sort of conspiracy started by our so loved GOP.  It’s an election year and it looks great for them, but are they in on a conspiracy?  Doubt it.  They might have tried to keep the gas cheaper through ethical means of some sort, but that’s a given for any party.  I don’t think they’ll want to keep the oil cheap for long.  There’s one other factor though that I’d like to address.

The second factor is demand, the demand went down so the price went down.  Being Americans we’re all thinking: “Whooe!  Cheap gas, can you spell party!  Let’s go on a big vacation!”

That’s not a good way to think, the main reason it got so cheap in the first place was there wasn’ a lot of demand once summer vacation ended and people stopped taking time off to drive long distances.  If we start going crazy by driving long distances and everyone starts going as many places as they can and going back for more cheap gas, the demand will go up.  You know what that means, higher prices for importing crude oil!

Conclusion, this “cheap gas fad” won’t last for long.  Get it while it’s fresh from the oven, er’ barrel.  Have fun with your new gasoline,  but don’t get crazy with it.   On a side-note, one day I’m ranting about crazy, extremist Republicans, and the next talking about those crazy, extremist Democrats.  My philosophy is that you shouldn’t vote based on the party, but based on the person and how well you think they’d do.  If people really asked themselves that, we could have many better people in office.   I’ll close on that.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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Overboard Campaign Ads

Check out this campaign ad this is way extreme.  One question I have to ask those extremist Republicans who aired this ad:

What the heck were you thinking?

I have a few major problems with this piece of total propaganda.  The first I’ll name here is that what good does it do.  It makes racist, extremist comments about Democrats and it would only be a turn-off to potential voters, both Democrats and Republicans.  Wouldn’t you want to sway the people towards you not downright insult the potential audience.  Secondly, even though Maryland has the highest black population of a non-southern state 71%  of the citizens are white.  I’m sure it’s appealing to these people to be insulted in such a way.  Christians were in the KKK, and they had a lot more to do with it than Democrats and they aren’t blaming Christians.  Thirdly, there’d be public outrage if a group of Caucasian Democrats accused the Republicans of starting a group of African-Americans racist against whites.  Yet, there will be no outcry about this.  It’s the way life is.  Am I being to harsh?  I don’t think so.  I’m not racist, I’m white, I’m Christian, so don’t take offense.  If you consider the facts I think you’ll agree with me on this one.  By the way, I’ll be trying to delve more into politics in my future blogs.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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Will Ideas Run Out?

I was pondering something about programming today, and realized it could apply to all of life.  My thought is this, what if, in the future we run out of original ideas.  I mean someone will always be able to vary something in one way or another, but will we start “running low” on originality.  Honestly folks think about it, a lot of times I have an idea or a name for something and I search the idea to see if it’s been done.  A lot of times, it has.  I’m not saying we will run out of original ideas (although we could), but they might be in short supply at some point in the future.  This is something to consider.  Feel free to disagree with me, this is pretty much just general chatter.  Everybody enjoys writing a little rant every once and a while.

Cheers,

gamehawk

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