Gold nugget on the web - Editorials from 1948 & 1949

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Sometimes you find a gold nugget on the web.

    The web site below contains editorials from the Observer Magazine of the NY Post written as history was being made - 1947 - 1949 as Israel was becoming a Nation! Interestingly, Iraq is mentioned in a few of these, as well.

    I'll probably end up reading all of these - this is my nugget of history found today! [​IMG]

    http://www.varchive.org/obs/index.htm

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    Amazing quote from that source under "Oil - The Dictator."

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    http://www.varchive.org/obs/480630.htm
     
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    So in other words, assuming the President is a ". . .captive of the internartional empire of oil . . . .", we should not extend the voting franchise?
     
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    Wow, Roger - did you find a gem I overlooked, or what? I hadn't seen that!

    June, 1948 - 57 years, and this is like today's news!


    And, mioque - he DEBATED Einstein!!! :eek:

    Definitely will be putting this site in my Favorites!!
     
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    Yep. Always blame the big, bad oil companies. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for bumping this to the top, Ken. [​IMG]
     
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    LE, your author had this to say:

    "The oil companies also have no home. They are cosmopolitan. They are above such things as homeland and patriotism. They wave the flag only when they can pump the national treasury in addition to the oil in foreign deserts."

    While that might be true of the few mega-oil companies like ExxonMobil, anyone who agrees with that author's statement obviously knows nothing about the oil company I work for where we gathered in the atrium and sang God bless America after the attacks on 9/11/2001 and has not walked in our headquarters building and seen all of the U.S. flags visible above our accounting cubicles that we placed there ourselves. And I don't think that the oil company I work for is alone in its patriotism and love for these United States.
     
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    The article was written 57 years ago - did you notice?
     
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    "And, mioque - he DEBATED Einstein!!!"
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    If I was a physicist and I came across a fellow who believed that many major events in the Old testament were caused by the planets of the solar system nearly bumping into eachother, I would feel the urge rising to debate with him as well.
     
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    Well, HIS explanation makes as much sense as any other. I know GOD caused the events, but no one can say just HOW He did it.

    And why did many of the ancients who never knew of each other's existence in the "old days" fear Venus, one of the loveliest sights in the evening sky?
     
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    And gas prices from 1948-1952 averaged $.27 a gallon. Yep the Oil Companies were really duping the American Public.
     
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    I think that the generally accepted minimum wage in 1948 was about .40 an hour.

    A gallon of gas cost 67% of a minimum wage workers hourly pay. (Gas would have to cost about $3.45 a gallon to reach that level today).

    Let me see - today's minimum wage is $5.15 - lets go with a simple $2.50 a gallon.

    A gallon of gas costs only 48% of a minimum wage worker's hourly pay.

    You are right, the oil companies were duping the people even more than today.

    Unless you are giving the prices of gas in today's cost. If so my post is totally invalidated [​IMG] .
     
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    See, Einstein would have had excellent reasons to disagree with you, for me just like for you one way is as good as the next one.
     
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    I think that the generally accepted minimum wage in 1948 was about .40 an hour.

    A gallon of gas cost 67% of a minimum wage workers hourly pay. (Gas would have to cost about $3.45 a gallon to reach that level today).

    Let me see - today's minimum wage is $5.15 - lets go with a simple $2.50 a gallon.

    A gallon of gas costs only 48% of a minimum wage worker's hourly pay.

    You are right, the oil companies were duping the people even more than today.

    Unless you are giving the prices of gas in today's cost. If so my post is totally invalidated [​IMG] .
    </font>[/QUOTE]You make some good comparisons but they are basically meaningless.

    In 1948 the Automobile was still in the process of becoming a necessity instead of a luxury. Many families didn't even own one.

    My Father hitched rides to work for the first years of his marriage in the 40's and only bought his first new car in 1948. BTW he lived over 10 miles from work.

    It was rare for a car to go down the road and meet more than one or two other cars or trucks between the farm and the town.

    We didn't have this Ant-like network of highways and traffic that we do today.

    And remember, when you bought your first truck or car you got rid of at least one horse or mule so that lowered your overall transportation cost plus it lowered your transportation time which increased your productive time on the farm and thereby increased your overall income.

    Also - the Oil Companies were just beginning to invest millions of dollars in company owned service stations around the country.

    They don't have that expense today.

    This whole comparison of Gas Prices today with Gas Prices of yesteryear is a lot more complicated than it seems at first glance.
     
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    Agreed - totally. That is why your price of .27 a gallon is as meangingless as my comparisons.
     
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    Then we are in complete agreement that neither one of us knows what we're talking about! :D
     
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    I suppose thats one way to put it [​IMG] ;) .
     
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    Nothing like honest confession for a cleansing of the soul!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now if only the rest of us could (would) be as honest---! [​IMG]
     
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