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  1. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    This is very true. Define rich. I have experienced times of plenty as well as times of strife. Back in the early 1980's I was single and shared a farmhouse with two other guys. My share of rent was $100.00/month, electric bill was $20.00/month split three ways, we burned wood that we cut...
  2. WIP

    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    I wasn't trying to downplay the progress over those years but in my opinion it has still been a serious issue and the abortion death count was anything but low.
  3. WIP

    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    The funny thing about using the incest or rape argument is that it basically says that abortion (murder of an unborn child) is okay because less than .5% of abortions are due to incest and less than 1% of abortions are due to rape. Using this basis then, wanton murder of people should be okay...
  4. WIP

    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    Correction. 2020 covid deaths was 385,000. 2021 covid deaths was 386,000.
  5. WIP

    Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

    I agree the number of abortions per year has declined over the years but pretty low? I don't think so. The highest recorded number since 1980 (CDC records) was recorded in 1990 at 1,429,247. Since about 2015 the number of abortions per year has remained somewhat steady between 612,719 and...
  6. WIP

    Question About Mary

    What about faith? There is that too.
  7. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    I don't think I need to continue this discussion when you are not going to be respectful. Have a good day.
  8. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Then the demand for the oil should be low and that would drive prices down, not up.
  9. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    One other point. If the refineries have in fact cut production, especially if it no longer meets demand, then we should be seeing shortages around the country.
  10. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Here's something interesting. As I've noted earlier, the one thing that I can find to explain the rising prices of refined fuel is inflation. Here's a chart showing the inflation rates since 2010. Notice how it mirrors the crude oil price chart.
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  12. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Here's the 5Y snap shot. You can see that the price of crude was relatively stable until 2020. I have to confess I stand corrected. Upon further review I see the drop began toward the end of January in 2020 and then the bottom fell out and it dropped to below zero in April. In other words, they...
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  14. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Crude is the supply the refineries use to produce the end product. When crude prices fell, the refineries were in a position to make tons of profit. Shutting down the refineries would not raise the price of crude, it would have the opposite effect. If the refineries are not refining the oil into...
  15. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    I don't know too much about futures. My understanding is they are a projected value where involved parties can contract to buy or sell products. For example, I don't expect to harvest my wheat crop until late July or early August. Right now the value price of wheat is about $10.35 per bushel...
  16. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Maybe I don't know how to read a chart but if you recall those stay-at-home orders and business lockdowns remained in effect for months, not just days. That drop in price you spoke of lasted only about 3 days. From April 20 to April 23 when it jumped right back up to where it was and then never...
  17. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    Something that doesn't seem to quite add up though is if you refer to the oil price chart I posted above, you can see that the price of oil actually started climbing about the same time that Covid hit the scene. With all the lockdowns and restricted travel bans and such, the demand for crude...
  18. WIP

    Resolving conflict

    Yes, James gave good advice when he talked about bridling our tongues. (James 3:5-10)
  19. WIP

    A Run on Gas

    That's just my point. Maybe there are shortages somewhere but I have not heard of any here in the US. Prices typically increase on holidays, particularly Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekend due to the increased demand caused by increased travel. The result is rarely...
  20. WIP

    Question About Mary

    Okay, but it doesn't prove that she would never know a man and Scripture also says that Joseph took her as his wife as the angel commanded but he did not know her UNTIL after Jesus was born. (Matthew 1:25)
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