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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
Considering that the term "pagan" was coined by the Christians of antiquity, the ones that originated these celebrations, how can one say their actions are pagan. Pagan was their term for the ones that didn't practice their Judaism or Christianity....
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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
See my earlier post....
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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
And that's pagan, how?...
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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
Rome mandated that it's citizens worship their pagan gods. That is until Constantine ended the persecution of Christians and converted Rome to a Christian state. Before you start in about kings and emperors mandating religion, it was the norm at the time. ...
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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
[quote]Go to Rome and you will feel the full affect of the Christians destroying everything they dont like [/quote] You sure the destruction of old Roman shite is at the hands of the Christians and not the Visigoths?...
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re: my problem with Xmas... - The First Cut
[quote]So you worship a pagan Holiday[/quote] Good grief. The Emperor Constantine moved Christmas to the winter solstice to eradicate the last vestiges of paganism. He overtook their celebration by taking some of the symbolism. Celebrating the birth of Christ is by definition, not pagan. The ...
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re: Jennings only threw one interception over the last 7 games last year - The First Cut
[quote]I believe LSU's last passing TD was a 1 yard PA pass to Logan Stokes against Ole Miss.[/quote] Jennings to Diarse 75 yard TD in Music City Bowl...
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Ok, you win. XOM is making money hand over fist on refined products and doesn't care about crude dropping $100/barrel. I guess I have no idea why they are slashing capital expenditures by billions with all this Mobil 1 money....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Are you 12?...
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Look at your owns posts. I'm not the one that thinks making a few more more pennies on a quart of Mobil 1 offsets losing $100 per barrel on crude sales....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Profits are waaaay off, Mobil 1 is inconsequential....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Check out their balance sheet before posting. Mobil 1 isn't what drives their profit....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
[quote]some of the highest profit margins can be realized when companies shrink overhead and reduce costs. [/quote] You really think the good times are when you are selling your product at $40 a unit versus $140 a unit?...
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[quote]quote: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% by RedRifle excellent....good time to buy some more of their stock...[/quote] Yes, contrary to the thoughts of the crowd that hates energy companies, XOM and others will slash capital expenditures to keeps dividends up....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
[quote]You obviously missed "to an extent" in my statement. [/quote] You are 100% incorrect to any extent. Energy companies are constantly monitoring economic conditions. It takes $1 billion just to drill an exploratory well in deep water. If you think energy companies aren't scrutinizing econ...
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
:cheers: No, didn't One only has to read the news to see the slashes in capital expenditures from these companies to know that was a dumb statement. ...
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
[quote]Good grief. [/quote] Energy companies are one of the largest employers to economists. To say that energy companies don't budget based on commodity prices is just plain ignorant....
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[quote]My point is that the large E&Ps have such deep pockets that to an extent they don't allow the price per barrel to affect their planning.[/quote] [img]https://d.gr-assets.com/hostedimages/1381413874ra/4832055.gif[/img]...
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
I wasn't endorsing Cramer's theory - just noting that the Saudis are finally talking about cutting production....
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re: Exxon Mobil’s Q2 income falls 52% - The First Cut
Wells aren't a one-time expense. They require continual work-over - and that's just the hole in the ground. Then you have the facility to maintain, and all of the mid-stream operations, and all of the down-stream operations. It takes a hell of a lot of cash just to maintain your current productio...
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