How many times a day do you use a petroleum based product?

No one likes spilling it. No one likes who we import it from. No one likes the cost of fuels arbitrary fluctuations. But really,could you go even a normal day without using it a hundred times?

12 Responses to “How many times a day do you use a petroleum based product?”

  1. ҲҬѺЯҬ Says:

    Too many to count.

  2. The Ladies Man Says:

    Does Condoms count?

  3. h i k e r m a n Says:

    Everytime we do we just invested in an Islamic country.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Almost impossible not to use it many times a day.

  5. Bush.did.it Whaahaa Says:

    Vaseline
    oil in my car
    anything made of plastic, including the bag I take it home in.

    Hmmm…A LOT!

  6. ☼Solar☼ Says:

    Too many to count: coffee mug; sandwich bags, plastic container for lunch, gas in car, plastic used for computers-monitor-keyboards; credit/debit cards and the list grows without ever thinking about it.

  7. pdooma Says:

    Here’s a great partial list of what uses petroleum and oil:

    Clothing Ink
    Heart Valves
    Crayons
    Parachutes
    Telephones
    Enamel
    Transparent tape
    Antiseptics
    Vacuum bottles
    Deodorant
    Pantyhose
    Rubbing Alcohol
    Carpets
    Epoxy paint
    Oil filters
    Upholstery
    Hearing Aids
    Car sound insulation
    Cassettes
    Motorcycle helmets
    Pillows
    Shower doors
    Shoes
    Refrigerator linings
    Electrical tape
    Safety glass
    Awnings
    Salad bowl
    Rubber cement
    Nylon rope
    Ice buckets
    Fertilizers
    Hair coloring
    Toilet seats
    Denture adhesive
    Loudspeakers
    Movie film
    Fishing boots
    Candles
    Water pipes
    Car enamel
    Shower curtains
    Credit cards
    Aspirin
    Golf balls
    Detergents
    Sunglasses
    Glue
    Fishing rods
    Linoleum
    Plastic wood
    Soft contact lenses
    Trash bags
    Hand lotion
    Shampoo
    Shaving cream
    Footballs
    Paint brushes
    Balloons
    Fan belts
    Umbrellas
    Paint Rollers
    Luggage
    Antifreeze
    Model cars
    Floor wax
    Sports car bodies
    Tires
    Dishwashing liquids
    Unbreakable dishes
    Toothbrushes
    Toothpaste
    Combs
    Tents
    Hair curlers
    Lipstick
    Ice cube trays
    Electric blankets
    Tennis rackets
    Drinking cups
    House paint
    Rollerskates wheels
    Guitar strings
    Ammonia
    Eyeglasses
    Ice chests
    Life jackets
    TV cabinets
    Car battery cases
    Insect repellent
    Refrigerants
    Typewriter ribbons
    Cold cream
    Glycerin
    Plywood adhesive
    Cameras
    Anesthetics
    Artificial turf
    Artificial Limbs
    Bandages
    Dentures
    Mops
    Beach Umbrellas
    Ballpoint pens
    Boats
    Nail polish
    Golf bags
    Caulking
    Tape recorders
    Curtains
    Vitamin capsules
    Dashboards
    Putty
    Percolators
    Skis
    Insecticides
    Fishing lures
    Perfumes
    Shoe polish
    Petroleum jelly
    Faucet washers
    Food preservatives
    Antihistamines
    Cortisone
    Dyes
    LP records
    Solvents
    Roofing

  8. PepsiOne Says:

    Thousands of times per day.

    I like petroleum based products.

  9. Sean Says:

    Every single person who responds is using it to respond, since plastic is a crude oil based product.

  10. Wait Until You See The Prize! Says:

    Many times a day.

    BUT
    This does NOT justify the gusher in the Gulf.

    That is NOT the ONLY well out there.

    There is a REASON deep water drilling is banned.

    They don’t know how to fix it!!!!!!

    There were other ways to tap this well. There were other wells closer in that could have been drilled.

    THIS IS NOT THE ONLY OIL WELL!!!!!!!!

    It was a rich well and Obama GAVE it to another country.

    A Company that has the worst safety record in the history of oil.

    A company that is NOT environmentally friendly.

    WHY BP? Why?

  11. tribeca_belle Says:

    Many times. What I fail to understand is why conservatives can’t envision a future with less reliance on oil and seem even downright hostile to exploring the alternative possibilities.

    No one is denying our dependence on oil. What people are advocating is breaking that dependence and making a sincere and focused effort to do so. What is wrong with trying to do that?

  12. Not having an Obasm Says:

    Incalculable.

    Right or wrong, oil is THE driving force behind our economy. Whether it is made of it, moves it or produces energy from it, oil is everywhere.

    Should we find a better alternative? Hades yes. I’d love to find a different energy source and simply leave the Middle East and let them go back to killing each other. But for now, it is what it is and we’re stuck with it.