Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Geismar, LA, USA
Re: $0.71 US cents per L (03/10/05)
Libbys_XF: First of all, Shut the :censored: up!!
Cou78p's math WAS off. I corrected it in the original post. We're paying the equivalent of $.95/L in Australian money- not $.50.
...and where do you get off calling us pricks? You're the quick-to-conclusion individual who took absolutely no time to lose your respectability over a few numbers (miscalculated, at that).
If we had started the war to take over the oil industry, we'd have taken over the oil industry. We went in there to take out the leaders and that's what we did- now, we're helping rebuild an entire nation because they have absolutely no infrastructure out there and if we don't remain until their forces are built up to defend themselves, another militaristic leader will rise up just as Hussein did.
Prices of Australian oil is between Australia and the oil providers. America takes in a lot of oil because we use it. We don't sell oil to Australia, last I checked, so don't blame us for your prices. You want to change the prices? Join up with Cou78p in his quest to get to the bottom of who's spiking the prices. Maybe then, you'll actually learn a thing or two about the industry, at which point you can return and apologize for pointlessly disrespecting an entire nation over some misunderstood information.
There was absolutely no need for you to go into your little rant on the wartime crises and acting as though we all pretend to be helpless over the cost of fuel.
I am a single father supporting myself and my son (along with over $400/month in child support alone- that's over $533 in your dollars, according to the provided translation chart). Don't talk to me about supporting families. Translate the costs and we're not paying much less than you for most things- Australian money simply doesn't hold the same value as an American dollar. For the things on which we do pay less, it's most likely because we have more industrial support than Australia.
You're a bad representation of your country, I must say. Chill out and learn a few things before you jump to conclusions. You make me sick.