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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just the threat of the US expanding it's known reserves in that regard are enough to bring world pricing down. We've seen that in the past.
    Yes, but only down enough to make recovery of our oil reserves uneconomical. Saudi Arabia is quite astute at keeping the price high enough to make a profit, while not allowing the price to get high enough for us to get serious about energy independence.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    Dignity means little when you can't feed your family. But I agree, let the Venezuelans starve and realize the endgame of state socialism.
    More American arrogance that we being the youngest power think that millennial old countries will starve without a hand out from us.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Bring it. We're writing checks on ISF anyway. Incase you like borrowing money from China to bribe Venezuela with. You control freak cons are amazing.
    Gafaw! We're amazing? You're the one who posted:

    "Even if they do have to suffer temporary financial sorrows, Venezuela should tell the US to **** off."

    How is it being a 'control freak' if we just honor your request to **** off?
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, but only down enough to make recovery of our oil reserves uneconomical. Saudi Arabia is quite astute at keeping the price high enough to make a profit, while not allowing the price to get high enough for us to get serious about energy independence.
    So, you're for the status quo, I get that...I am more for looking for better ways.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, you're for the status quo, I get that...I am more for looking for better ways.
    If there is a better way, then let's take a look at it. I suggested a path to energy independence, but am not so sure it is really a "better way." It just might have some nasty unintended consequences.

    PS, every president of the US going back at least to Nixon has called for energy independence. We're about as far from achieving that ideal as we ever have been.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Gafaw! We're amazing? You're the one who posted:

    "Even if they do have to suffer temporary financial sorrows, Venezuela should tell the US to **** off."

    How is it being a 'control freak' if we just honor your request to **** off?
    In that you can't control Venezuela so you wish to tell them to **** off and snap our check book shut.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    More American arrogance that we being the youngest power think that millennial old countries will starve without a hand out from us.
    Yes yes, all of Venezuela's are due to America. All of Cuba's problems are due to America. All of *insert socialist paradise here*'s problems are due to America.

    If they can't learn how to run a country over millenia, I'm not sure what dignity there is to be had.

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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    In that you can't control Venezuela so you wish to tell them to **** off and snap our check book shut.
    Oh, so you/Venezuela should tell America to "**** off" but America should keep the checkbook open otherwise you'll say it's our fault for their woes...

    What a load of crap! I sure hope you seek a better education than you have received up to now, your leftist prof's have done you a great dis service.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Why should America's checkbook be funding anyone else's country? It seems to me we have plenty of problems to solve here at home, and they all cost money.

    Let's start by upgrading our infrastructure, improving and building more roads and bridges.
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    Re: Venezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks as Unrest Rocks Caracas

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Why should America's checkbook be funding anyone else's country? It seems to me we have plenty of problems to solve here at home, and they all cost money.

    Let's start by upgrading our infrastructure, improving and building more roads and bridges.
    Too bad the last call for billions invested into infrastructure seems to have just been wasted making a lot of liberal sycophants rich...
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