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Old 05-28-2006, 08:54 PM   #51
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Default Your data is incorrect which is leading you to an incorrect conclusion.

You didn't look at my link with the chart did you? Look at at slope of the line near 2006...That is a big increase from what it was say in 2000.. Where did you get your data? Gas in 1968 costs around 35 cents a gallon.. about $1.75 in 2005 dollars... Where did you get your data?. By the way the slope of a line is the rate of change...the steeper the slope the faster the change..I was a Math tutor in college..
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:02 PM   #52
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Default Re: Gas Prices Are Better Than Ever. Not!

You sound awfully defensive... I think a few people did say that. I had to point out that gas is nearing a 1981 record in constant dollars... By way it sounds like you are confused what constant dollars is... It is a way to compare apples to apples if you will.. I suggest you pick up a finance or an accounting book and look up net preset value..
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:04 PM   #53
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I think you should pick up a basic accounting or finance book and look up net present value.. I think there are few you guys who are confused by the concept of constant dollars..
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Old 05-29-2006, 03:17 AM   #54
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Default Re: are you trying to tell us you really are so ***** stupid

"either of those countries has anything anywhere close to the ability to fire a missile at the US"



Yep, North Korea either capable now or is close to have something to hit the west coast (Although I must admit, if they nuke Hollywood, San Fran and any part of Canada I will not be terribly upset)



Iran has tested missile capable of hitting Israel (which wouldnÂ’t worry an anti Semite like you) and Europe (which would worry a wannabe canuck like you)



"that a missile defense system has even a remotely small chance of working?"



With sufficient funding, research and R&D a functional missile defense system can be developed.



"There's a not a latently homosexual 15 year old basement dweller in north america that would believe such tripe."



Agreed.



"Perhaps you really are a braindead, "



No problem, my ass has mor ecognative abilities than you.



"violent,"



Only when I am faced with you faggy liberal s*****



"latent homosexual, "



I thought you just said homos cannot believe what I do? You sound confused.



"slow moving HD rider"



That is an insult?



"And here I thought you might be a witty poser."



You capable of thought?



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Old 05-29-2006, 03:44 AM   #55
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Default Re: Excellent Point

LetÂ’s see. You go from "Gas prices when adjusted for inflation are higher now then ever " to "in constant 2005 dollars gas is approaching the record set in 1981." in consecutive posts.



If prices are still "approaching the record set in 1981" they cannot be "higher now then ever".



I guess despite being an executive, a pilot, a Lexus driver, a Mensa member and a math tutor, you still rate as the dumbest ******* on the board. Folks like Fastoldman are trying their best to beat you, but you win hands downÂ…

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Old 05-29-2006, 03:46 AM   #56
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DonÂ’t think. Stick to things you are capable of Â… like menstruating.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:01 AM   #57
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Default I agree.

I don't quite get the disappearance of the lost art of civil disagreement, and it a real loss.



I'm getting too guilty of it myself, allowing myself to get snippy with others who are clearly just trying to ***** me off. I'll have to work on that.



As Laurence Fishburne says in the greatest moving picture of all time (Biker Boyz), Aero_Mongoose "...burn rubber, not your soul."
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:09 AM   #58
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Default I've decided to leave my pugilistic side

so I will not respond to any of your flamebait anymore. I may respond to reason, but I am tired of pissing you off just because you are obviously trolling around here, trying to ***** the rest of us off.



But, I am under the impression that North Korea can barely hit Japan with missiles, and is likely just trying to extort as much gold as possible out of the rich countries arrayed against it.

And Iran, yes, could hit Israel, but allegedly does not have the capability to build a nuke for the next 3-8 years, unless the noted propagandists that brought us no WMDs in Iraq are correct. While I am no anti-semite, which is a rather odd insult coming from an HD rider, I do believe the situation in the Middle East is complicated enough that there are no real good guys, including Israel.

As well, I am under the impression that most in the military don't think that the missile shield idea has much better than an astronomically low chance of succeeding.

Obviously we disagree. Perhaps the truth lies somewhere in between our two positions. I would suggest that there is very little reason to ever start a violent action in order to prevent violence, and that that doctrine, while it has gotten us into trouble in the past, I think it is a truly American legacy that I hate to see left behind.



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Old 05-29-2006, 12:57 PM   #59
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Default What is pugilistic?

"Barely hit Japan with missiles" is akin to saying your girlfriend is only a ‘little pregnant’. North Korea have already test fired a missile that traveled over (i.e. past) Japan. In response to your statement, they most certainly can hit Japan already, and it would be naïve if you think they cannot (and will not) improve on their current capabilities.



"is likely just trying to extort as much gold as possible out of the rich countries arrayed against it"



You say that as though that would be a good thing Â…



"And Iran, yes, could hit Israel, but allegedly does not have the capability to build a nuke for the next 3-8 years"



So best is to nothing and hope they soften their position pertaining to wiping Israel off the map? Sorry, sensible folks do not roll that way



"I am under the impression that most in the military don't think that the missile shield idea has much better than an astronomically low chance of succeeding."



For somebody who has not spend a day in uniform or is in no way occupied with the defense of US interests, I doubt your impression of US military opinion carries much merit. A working missile defense would be a very use tool in eliminating the motivation of rogue nations to pursue ICMB technology.



"I would suggest that there is very little reason to ever start a violent action in order to prevent violence,"



Not quite. A first strike policy is a defensive tactic to eliminate a possible threat. With a working missile defense system in place, there would be little reason to ever employ a ‘first strike’ policy.



Not at all a bad thing to have no?

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Old 05-29-2006, 02:30 PM   #60
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Default Re: Gas Prices Are Better Than Ever. Not!

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