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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yes, there is some truth to that...But weakness comes in many forms..Not having your eye on the ball can be a weakness too...No?
    Yes, it can.

    But, going back to OPEC, had the president and his minions had their eye on the ball, how might they have prevented OPEC from driving up the price of oil?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    No, I was offering a sarcastic response to a hackish conservative post.
    Easy to say afterward isn't it...In fact you do that alot it seems to me Scott...Getting hard to just pass it off as sarcasm when you follow the same theme often.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Easy to say afterward isn't it...In fact you do that alot it seems to me Scott...Getting hard to just pass it off as sarcasm when you follow the same theme often.
    Yea, you are right. I should probably just be more honest and straightforward, and directly point out partisan hypocrisy, instead of engaging in my own partisan hypocrisy game.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, it can.

    But, going back to OPEC, had the president and his minions had their eye on the ball, how might they have prevented OPEC from driving up the price of oil?
    Well, if in fact oil is a world commodity as it is, then it would seem that whether the oil comes from SA, or Venezuela, Canada, or right here in the US, the more of it on the market means the lower the cost to the end products...So, we could have ramped up our own production to put pressure on OPEC to play ball. That's my take anyway.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Yea, you are right. I should probably just be more honest and straightforward, and directly point out partisan hypocrisy, instead of engaging in my own partisan hypocrisy game.
    Well, I don't think that one can be politically honest without acknowledging that hypocrisy is a pretty big part of it. I can accept that, it is those who throw things out there and then try to feign like they, and only they can call it out without looking in the mirror themselves that gets me from time to time...
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, if in fact oil is a world commodity as it is, then it would seem that whether the oil comes from SA, or Venezuela, Canada, or right here in the US, the more of it on the market means the lower the cost to the end products...So, we could have ramped up our own production to put pressure on OPEC to play ball. That's my take anyway.
    That's what we should have done. It would have taken a few years, of course, to get enough production to affect world markets, and our oil is more expensive to recover than that of most of the OPEC nations, but it would have paid dividends in the long run.

    What actually did happen to OPEC? If we didn't develop our own resources, how is it that the crisis eventually ended?
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
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    What actually did happen to OPEC? If we didn't develop our own resources, how is it that the crisis eventually ended?
    The way I understand it, there wasn't a lot of trust between OPEC countries, and several OPEC countries constantly "cheated" on the amounts that they agreed to produce, producing far more, thus benefiting disproportionately from the artificially created shortages.
    These OPEC nations don't like or trust each other, any more than they like the US.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    The way I understand it, there wasn't a lot of trust between OPEC countries, and several OPEC countries constantly "cheated" on the amounts that they agreed to produce, producing far more, thus benefiting disproportionately from the artificially created shortages.
    These OPEC nations don't like or trust each other, any more than they like the US.
    You mean to say you don't think it had anything to do with the American president?

    How about that.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You mean to say you don't think it had anything to do with the American president?

    How about that.
    So your point is that you think it unfair to blame a President for oil prices, did it stop anyone in the past? Hell no it didn't.
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    Re: The 1% will own more than the 99% by 2016, report says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So your point is that you think it unfair to blame a President for oil prices, did it stop anyone in the past? Hell no it didn't.
    Of course not.

    Blaming the POTUS for events beyond his control has become a national past time, regardless of the letter after the POTUS' name.

    The only difference is, when things go well, and the president is a D, then the D's gloat, but the R's point out he had nothing to do with it. If, on the other hand, things go bad, then the opposite happens. If the president is an R, roles reverse.

    That's how it's been for as long as I can remember.
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