Monday, November 05, 2007


Gas prices rising? DUH!

I saw in the news this morning that the price of gas went up 10 cents last night and it will continue to rise over the winter.

Well no shit.

Why so cynical? Easy. as you will remember I mentioned back in the summer that we weren't getting a full gallon of gas based solely on the properties of gas. See when gas is warm it expands, and when it is cold it contracts. So, pay attention here there will be a quiz, when it is 163.7 degrees out and the gas is $2.25, and we are all "Yay gas is so cheap"...well it really isn't. you're getting 10-25% less when the gas comes out of the hose due to the expanding properties of the gas.

So how does this explain the current price raise?

C'moin! fuck do I have to explain everything?

Ok the price went up because the "Big Oil" companies sell on VOLUME, if the volume is smaller (Hot gas) then the price will go down...less gas sold by volume, greater margins. IF it is cold outside, there will be a greater concentration of gas in your tank, or more VOLUME hence the price will go up to keep the margins at a steady "POUND THE PUBLIC IN THE ASS" prices.

So gas prices went up and you are ACTUALLY getting more gas for your money...DUH!

But what would be really awesome is if we got those fucks in Detroit to listen to the cat in Wichita, a one Mr. Johnathan Goodwin and get us off the oil tit once and for all.

I got this in my email last week....



I'm sure those of you who aren't in the cattle business don't
understand the issues here. But to those of us who who's living depends on
the cattle market, selling cattle, raising the best beef possible... this is
frustrating. As far as my family, we don't eat at McDonald's much (Subway is
our choice of fast food), but this will keep us from ever stopping there again, even for a drink.

The original message is from the Texas Cattle Feeders Association.

American cattle producers are very passionate about this. McDonald's claims that there is not enough beef in the USA to support their restaurants. Well, we know that is not so. Our opinion is they are looking to save money at our expense. The sad thing of it is that the people of the USA are the ones who made McDonald's successful in the first place, but we are not good enough to provide beef.

We personally are no longer eating at McDonald's, which I am sure does not make an impact, but if we pass this around maybe there will be an impact felt.

Please pass it on. Just to add a note, all Americans that sell cows at a livestock auction barn had to sign a paper stating that we do NOT EVER feed our cows any part of another cow.

South Americans are not required to do this as of yet. McDonald's has announced that they are going to start importing much of their beef from South America . The problem is that South Americans aren't under the same regulations as American beef producers, and the regulations they have are loosely controlled. They can spray numerous pesticides on their pastures that have been banned here at home because of residues found in the beef. They can also use various hormones and growth regulators that we can't.

The American public needs to be aware of this problem and that they may be putting themselves at risk from now on by eating at good old McDonald's. American ranchers raise the highest quality beef in the world and this is what Americans deserve to eat, not beef from countries where quality is loosely controlled. Therefore, I am proposing a boycott of McDonald's until they see the light.

I'm sorry but everything is not always about the bottom line, and when it comes to jeopardizing my family's health, that is where I draw the line I am sending this note to about thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) ... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) ... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you? Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.
David W. Forrest, Ph.D., PAS, Dipl. ACAP
Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University
2471 TA! MU
College Station, TX 77843-2471
Email d-forrest@tamu.ed
Phone (979) 845-3560
Fax (979) 862-3399

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