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  1. MTSkiBum

    MacGruber goes full Geek Club

    You have many posts in a row on at 11:45 eastern time. Drinking tonight?
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    Nike fires fully vaccinated employee

    I don't get his argument, according to the article he was not willing to provide his vaccination status to a 3rd party, however he was willing to share his vaccination status with the internet, media, world, etc. This article makes no sense, if he was that protective of his vaccination status why go public with this article. According to a fox news article he was worried about identity theft, however now many more people know who he is. If you want to hide who you are that is fine, but why go to the media after the fact. If you google his name you get many results now, it seems counter productive. https://kfoxtv.com/news/coronavirus/nike-fires-vaccinated-employee-after-he-refuses-3rd-party-his-vax-info-report-says-dex-briggs-vaccination-covid-coronavirus-covid19-portland-oregon
  3. I turn 40 this year. Lots of skiing including a week long trip over spring break. Trip to crater of diamonds national park in early June. Camping trip to Colorado or Wyoming in July. I am not sure what else is planned, probably a trip or 2 to the hill country.
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    The industry reacted to the drop in oil price in early 2020. They brought alot of drilling/production offline, I saw it first hand as all my coworkers were laid off. Then as demand ramped back up they were unable to react. This is what the industry is reacting to, not any piece of legislation. Every country in the world where gasoline is not subsidized has similar issues, for example India. Unless you think the US government negatively effected their prices. https://tradingeconomics.com/india/gasoline-prices
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    I work in the oil and gas industry and am quite familiar with the article you provided. The below quote is from your article in section A2. The reason I am not worried is because Biden is using executive actions and any republican president will overturn it. The fact that it takes so long to have an effect means that it is essentially useless. Thanks for the link.
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    The oil and gas companies were on a long upward trend of producing more oil/gas going back 15 years, just the same as i do not credit Obama for doubling oil production in his 8 years of presidency I also do not credit trump for increasing oil production by 44% during his term. It is true that oil/gas production both went up quite a bit during Obama/Trump's presidency that is more of a function of the quality of engineers/scientists we have in the US. The fact that horizontal drilling/fracking was perfected to open up many more reserves. Our oil industry is regulated by the US government, but they have a very minor effect on oil production. It is practically noise.
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    Thankfully we live in a capitalist society, so the president does not choose how much oil we produce as a country. The decisions are being made here in Houston for the most part by management of the XOM, Chevron, CP, EOG, etc. The management of these companies have determined that they do not want to invest as much in drilling right now due to the volatility of the market. The president of the United States does not tell Chevron how much oil to pump out of the ground. Thankfully we do not live in a country like Venezuela where the president does determine oil production. Why these oil companies are producing less should be obvious, any time there is a big crash in oil prices you will have management be more cautious than before. Edit, another reason oil companies are producing less is because of lack of equipment/personnel. I would need to go back and find my post, but we dropped production of a critical component to almost nothing in 2020 and then when companies wanted to drill we did not have the ability to provide the oil companies with the necessary components. This also slowed down drilling of new wells.
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    Coronavirus - Doomsday

    I have never seen that spelling of meh before.
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    Neither of those have any effect, the pipeline was to get Canadian oil to the global market and it would have actually increased oil/gas cost in north central united states. This is because currently Canada is not able to get the oil to the global market and has to sell under market value. As far as drilling on federal land, you can put that as a broken campaign promise. Biden encouraged drilling on federal land at an incredible rate. But I need to point out that this had little to no effect on the price of oil/gas. It is a global commodity and nothing the president does puts a dent into the supply. It was just for show.
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    [** Official President Joe Biden Thread **]

    Both sides are doing the same thing. The democrats are trying to give Biden credit for job creation even though it is just a rebound to previous levels and the right is trying to blame biden for gasoline prices even though it is also just rebounding to previous levels. They are 2 sides of the same coin. A better measure for comparing how good biden has done is to compare both of these measures against other rich western countries. For example Germany entered covid with a 5% unemployment yet they have only managed to rebound to 5.8% unemployment. Norway started covid at 3.7 and now are at 4.2. What I believe is that the president, or any world leader, has much less control over unemployment rate than what people think. If every rich western country is having the same outcome regardless of individual legislation than i think this helps prove this theory. Edit: Unemployment rate is not the correct measure to use. We need workforce participation rate along with other factors. However, I need to get back to my job and am unable to do the type of analysis this requires.
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    In other news...sex acts on money Nsfw

    I did not click on the link, but it has to be Caligula?
  12. I am on the Bengals bandwagon.
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    The left wants Joe Rogan off Spotify

    This thread should probably be renamed "Joe Rogan wants Joe Rogan off spotify". I copied the important stat point from the article, however if you like Joe it may be a good read. The jist of it is he has half as much influence now that he is on spotify compared to before. We found that prior to going exclusive, from December 2019 to November 2020, Rogan’s guests could expect to gain around 4,000 Twitter followers in the week after their episode premiered. After he went exclusive, that number declined by half to around 2,000, suggesting a drop in listeners. To isolate the effect, we focused on people who had under 500,000 followers when going on Rogan’s show, since bigger names — someone like Dave Chappelle or Elon Musk — were likely to bring more attention to Rogan than vice versa. https://www.theverge.com/22632213/joe-rogan-experience-spotify-exclusive-audience-reach
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    No love for the James webb space telescope

    I think more attention will be payed to it a year or 2 from now once scientists start publishing the findings.
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