by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:40 pm
by TheAmericanNomad » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:42 pm
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:46 pm
by TheAmericanNomad » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:50 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:Wets Texas crude in $99 a barrel. Not even expensive. Americans just perpetually whine about gas prices, even though they pretty much have the lowest prices in the OECD.
by Smitty-48 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:53 pm
TheAmericanNomad wrote:Smitty-48 wrote:Wets Texas crude in $99 a barrel. Not even expensive. Americans just perpetually whine about gas prices, even though they pretty much have the lowest prices in the OECD.
Very true, it is all relative though. Sure pretty much every country I have been to has had higher gas prices (with the possible exception of Mexico, I can't remember) but most Americans never leave America, they are only comparing it to American gas prices from the past.
Plus we like to drive a lot, there is a perception outside of the big cities with subway systems that public transportation is for poor people. And you know how Americans, even poor Americans, hate the poor.
by TheAmericanNomad » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:08 am
by doc_loliday » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:12 am
by Smitty-48 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:14 am
TheAmericanNomad wrote:Unfortunately you are correct, we won't work on anything else until we absolutely have to. I wonder though if that is an American condition or a Human one?
by TheAmericanNomad » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:17 am
by Smitty-48 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:22 am
by katsung47 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:07 pm
Russian military experts say the U.S. is likely to war against Iran in early February
Taiwan's China-friendly president wins re-election
January 14, 2012 A.P.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/14 ... e-election
China, Saudi Arabia and the New Oil Alliance - 16 January 2012
China Begins to Turn Against Iran
January 19, 2012 2:26 PM
During Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to the Persian Gulf, he struck deals with a number of countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, many of whom are worried by Iran’s nuclear ambitions. China, which has long been one of Iran’s only allies and a major customer for its oil exports, now seems to be turning its back on Tehran. From the Telegraph:
“China adamantly opposes Iran developing and possessing nuclear weapons,” [Wen] said.
China appears to have sent a message to Iran that it could not rely on Beijing’s unstinting support by reducing its imports of oil at a time when the US and Europe are promoting an embargo on the country.
The Washington Post reported that China trimmed its oil imports from Iran in January from a daily average of around 550,000 barrels to 285,000 barrels a day.
Chinese foreign policy experts said the statement demonstrated that Beijing would not allow its international position to end up beholden to Iran.
http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2012/01/ch ... inst-iran/
by KingKoosII » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:07 pm
by DeputyVanHalen » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:36 pm
by katsung47 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:42 pm
Harper to visit China, seeking higher oil sales
By David Ljunggren | Reuters – Wed, Jan 11, 2012
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stephen Harper plans to visit China next month as his government looks to open new markets for oil sands crude in the wake of Washington's decision to delay approval of a major pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
After winning power in 2006, Harper's Conservatives initially took a cool line with China and cited what they described as Beijing's poor human rights record.
http://news.yahoo.com/harper-visit-chin ... 31193.html
by navy62802 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:45 pm
katsung47 wrote:The evidence is there:
704. Iran war (2) (1/28/2011)