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Are oil companies causing a global famine on purpose?

There is no reason for them to set prices so high otherwise than to make a quick buck, but this is at the world's expense because if the farmers can't afford to farm people can't afford to eat. This hurts everyone all over the world causing a global crisis. Should they be held resonsible for the famine that they are causing. What are your thoughts on this?

Asked By: Vivianna - 5/4/2008
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Food price rises are at the top of politicians' agendas everywhere. Gordon Brown invited two dozen powerful and knowledgable figures to Number 10 to discuss the issue, and Douglas Alexander http://www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/pressreleases/food-prices.asp announced a £455m aid package for affected countries. It's the... More
Answered By: chandrama pyakurail - 5/4/2008
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I think it is the media that is driving the economy. Who says you have to have a car and a gas guzzling car at that? Who says you have to need all those things like shoes that cost $129 cause some sport star wears them. Why do we need American Dolls? Why do we need all that plastic? Do not blame the oil company, if... More
Answered By: buzzsawann - 5/4/2008
 
not the oil companies, rather OPEC, it is a extension of their terror war.
Answered By: mr koolaid - 5/4/2008
 
Yes VIV I do agree with you and they should have to pay for their crimes.If something isn't done soon it will be to late to recover.
Answered By: dark angel - 5/4/2008
 
oil prices are set by worldwide oil speculators. oil companies are no saints but they are not setting the prices. As for world famine all i can say is the uncontrolled populations of 3rd world countries is the reason. Consider Haiti which will never be able to grow enough food.Since destroying 90% of their trees they... More
Answered By: Friend - 5/4/2008
 
We have been able to run cars on alternate fuel for 60 years. The only time these people will let go of oil is when it runs out. By then the earth will be in shambles.
Answered By: Bear S - 5/4/2008
 
Speculators set the prices, but you don't see the oil companies complaining at all. They could do something to stop it. Then you have dumb@ss Bush up there whining about not enough refineries. BULL!! They even built another one, and that isn't enough, or so he says. They all should be held accountable, even those that... More
Answered By: pupcake - 5/4/2008
 
What do oil companies have to do with global famine? There is no food where you live? Move to Calif we have all kinds of food. You can get a Double Cheese Burger at McDonald's for a dollar.
Answered By: Rock and Roll - 5/4/2008
 
They care only about their profits-not the individuals who are starving because of their greed... More
Answered By: PrivacyNowPlease! - 5/4/2008
 
I'm 63 now, but when I was 16, gas was only 14.5 per gallon and everybody had jobs. When Nixon became president, he allowed the oil companies increase their prices. Isn't it strange how he became a multi millionaire over night?
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Answered By: stan c - 5/4/2008
 
I AGREE but I guess world hunger isn't enough they want it to be everyone is hungry
Answered By: oh_jo123 - 5/4/2008
 
Personaly I think the devil knows his free reign is almost over so he is hittimg humanity with the best he has got and greed for money is his inside weapon.He has the greedy oil companies in his clutches.Most people do not have the sense to just stop all unnecessery burning of fuel. It can be done !
Answered By: lonewolf - 5/4/2008
 
the world will always be evil until men choose to repent, every single one of them... More
Answered By: witnessofJesus - 5/4/2008
 
In the short term high prices are called inflation filled. In the long term, its going to be called scarce supply and high demand. For current madness: Most pointed at inflation. Some of the fault should be pointed at govts that have nationalized their oil reserves which I don't blame them for doing. Its natural that... More
Answered By: Senator - 5/4/2008
 
I don't think they are interested in causing the results plaguing the world by their avarice. I believe they are interested in profits at a usury level, made possible by greed and incompetence of politicians who long ago sold whatever remained of any character they might have possessed... More
Answered By: Jim D - 5/5/2008
 
Your question assumes oil companies are causing global famine... More
Answered By: blogcounsel - 5/5/2008
 
they dont care because as long as they can give their left over caviar 2 their dogs an wipe their a***** with 100$ bills they personally dnt give a flying sh*t wat happens 2 tha rest of the world.
Answered By: mario - 5/5/2008
 
Correction my dear Watson, correction... More
Answered By: CJA - 5/5/2008
 
Absolutely! It is there fault. Farmers are being forced to grow corn and leave out wheat, soy, etc, to make money to feed there families by supplying the oil companies with ethanol. It's a horrible chanin reaction. I say we somehow strike, car pool, ride bikes, whatever but let them know they can't run us! Gas... More
Answered By: luvhrtz - 5/6/2008
 
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