I think we are all in this for the same thing and I would think, everyone on this forum is reading the different posts to learn what they can and we need everyone we can get that knows the business to show us the way and that includes you"
Does it? It may in your eyes, but I did not take you to raise. I can also pick and choose the questions that I care to offer a response. This is a hobby for me -- not an avocation.
I have over 846 posts and 19 blogs articles. I do not need to show you the way. You would like me to, but I don't have to do anything that I do not want to. It has been the attempt on every post (except the few attempts at humor) to educate rather than ...well, whatever.
This is not my board. I am a user, just like you.
Why don't you go read the 846 posts and the 19 blog articles. If you have any questions after you have educated yourself, just let us know. It appears on your 2 whole months on the board, you have not gotten yourself up to speed. Guess what? Most don't and never will. Why should they? They inherited a few acres from Aunt Maude and might lease it once their lifetime, so either they get a hired gun and negotiator -- or they do not and take their chances. Oh, when you read all my posts, see if you can tell me whose side I am on.
Do oil companies have an advantage. Of course. And even a public education, like mine, will teach you that. You do not have to graduate cum laude from Harvard Business School.
You have yet to tell me just what was in my previous post "that you could not disagree with more."
Are car salesmen better at selling cars than you at buying? Of course they are. You might buy a car every 3 years or so, but if they do not sell 3 per week, they will starve. How dare those bastards take advantage of poor little me, because they know more than me.
As to legal thievery, let us go to Justice Holmes who said approximately "Do not confuse justice with the law. Our form of government and laws, though imperfect, are still the best yet developed."
As to force pooling, thank your legislators.
We can always agree to disagree.