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How much is gasoline at the pump where you live? (current week cheapest you have   The Consumer You: Marketplace

Started 4/12/21 by $1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S); 7422 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-22

Showtalk said...

In this case, the hackers are out of business, for now.

There are hundreds of thousands if not more hackers in the dark web. Taking out just a few of them will hardly put a dent in their activity!

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-22

Politifact is a liberal leaning organization and thus they're going to lie and print fake news... including their fact checking about any and everything.

They quote >>>Gas prices have gone up under President Joe Biden, continuing an upward trend that began in May 2020<<< but the AAA charts I provided show that they have not been going up since May 2020.

Likewise, the picture you included was from >>>Gasoline and diesel prices at a Shell gas station in Westwood, Mass., on Feb. 18, 2021. (AP)<<<. We're now in May 22, 2021.

Continuing...

>>>Gasoline prices have a seasonal component: Demand rises during the summer and falls during the colder months, meaning that summer prices tend to be higher. That pattern is exacerbated by laws requiring more expensive gasoline formulations during the summer in order to limit emissions.<<<

Exactly which laws are those and exactly who implemented them and when? When you get the answers to that, you'll find out what is really what.

>>>Looking just at winter levels, gasoline prices today are roughly in line with where they were at similar points in the calendar in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, when Trump was in office.<<<

Well, that's accurate. Winter is usually Nov ~ Feb. Biden took office Jan 20, 2021 (towards the end of winter) and then stopped the pipeline. We also started importing oil from overseas after Biden took office.

Are you trying to say that it's cheaper to send oil in large oil tankers from the Middle East... all the way to the US than it is to pump it locally? Well, imported oil was at the lowest it's ever been while Trump was in office and it started to increase under Biden. This didn't happen in May 2020 as Politifact wants people to believe with their unbelievable graph.

Got any more credible sources?

FWIW

 

YWN666

From: YWN666 

May-22

Whenever I see someone using the phrase "fake news", that signifies to me that there is no point in trying to reason with that person.  Good luck in your battle with reality.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-22

YWN666 said...

Whenever I see someone using the phrase "fake news", that signifies to me that there is no point in trying to reason with that person.  Good luck in your battle with reality.

Then you are the one who needs to face reality because fake news is real!!!

FWIW

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-22

>>>Okay, whatever you say<<< is a bit sarcastic!

But on the other hand... if I say you're a fool... does that make you one? In a similar sarcastic reply!

Do you remember all the Trump-Russia collusion "fake news" articles from EVERY SINGLE ONE of the liberal news media. There wasn't a single one that didn't print that "fake news".

And in the end, Mueller's report showed that there was no collusion.

Which means that EACH AND EVERY ONE of the liberal news media reported "fake news"!

It's not just because I say so... it's because it did happen and continues to happen to this day!

That's the reality of things... and not just because I said so... because it's the reality!!!

FWIW

 

Showtalk
Host

From: Showtalk 

May-22

I’ve noticed when you don’t like a post here rather than continue a discussion, you leave.  You have never run into fake news anywhere?  I have said this twice before, but CNN ran a fake story about my local area concerning people I know in real time.  I know it was fake because I followed the whole story in the local press as it unfolded, as well a posts on a local neighborhood site.  CNN caught the story after it was over and either did very sloppy reporting, or didn’t send anyone here but used second or third hand sources, or made it up.  Either way, the story they reported was 90% wrong, which makes it fake news.

I hope we had some white hat hackers who completely cleaned the ransomware outfits' clock.

WALTER784 said:

There are hundreds of thousands if not more hackers in the dark web. Taking out just a few of them will hardly put a dent in their activity!

Still if we play whack-a-mole aggressively enough, we can put some sand in their gears. It means that they can't operate with total impunity. Kind of like placing a bunch of mines and other fortifications along where an enemy is expected to invade - might not be able to stop them all but can inflict a lot of enemy casualties.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784 

May-24

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

Still if we play whack-a-mole aggressively enough, we can put some sand in their gears.

Highly unlikely... it takes us hundreds if not thousands of hours of man resources just to locate one of their cells, but it only takes them 15 ~ 30 minutes to turn up a new cell! They could create literally hundreds more cells by the time it takes us to discover just one. And by the time we discover it, it's probably not used any more!

FWIW

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