Richard S. wrote:o that's about 2 maybe 3 posts in row completely off the topic Devil? To put it bluntly you got nothing, you've been ranting and raving about the "obscene" profits Exxon has made yet the only thing you have posted in this topic is pure speculation and conjecture. Here's your chance to provide some information based on facts as opposed to opinion so lets hear it.
OK Richard....Here are a few facts for you:
1. Your statement: ''''"that's about 2 maybe 3 posts in row completely off the topic Devil?" is simply your opinion. My opinion is that my posts have all been "on topic."
2. The Exxon-Mobil financial figures you are using are "in fact" based on what they choose to Report to the IRS. Unless there is a full field audit, the IRS & you are merely taking their word for what they are reporting....& I don't trust them as far as I could throw them!
3. I have never expressed anything that I don't freely admit are just my opinions. Indeed, no one without access to oil company books (or secret government documents) is in any position to provide sworn testimony. All we can do, as private citizens is accumulate publicly available information & make informed speculations as best as we can.
4. I do use the word "obscene" to characterize the profits that the major oil company's are raking in. I do this because
they are American Corporations doing grave damage to their country in time of war.