That's all they talk about, both the left wingers and the right wingers. For instance, "They sit there hunched over thier computers and bid up the price of oil." Well if it's so easy, somebody show me how to do it! I'd love to be able to just bid up the price of anything. They complain, "And these oil traders don't even use the oil." Show me one human being on the face of the earth involved in modern society that doesn't use oil. And everything you buy or sell uses oil, from the S&P to the crap you buy at walmart. How come they never bitch at me when I "bid up" the price of stocks? Pension funds need stocks just as much as they need oil. Would they bitch at me if I started "bidding up" the price of houses in their neighborhood?