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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Hmm- since a few have been shut down for the last year I wonder how safe they are.
    What would happen if they take them over, start full operation, and then unleash a bigger leak that BP and Shell ever could dread?
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Right, you cheer your anti-American despot and his siezing of American assets because of your asinine hatred of oil companies.
    those assets were not owned by America
    get your facts right

    i don't hate oil companies
    but i do find company principals whose reach exceeds their grasp to be worthy of derision
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    those assets were not owned by America
    get your facts right

    i don't hate oil companies
    but i do find company principals whose reach exceeds their grasp to be worthy of derision



    These rigs weren't owned/operated by the American company to whom the venezuelans you champion are in debt to?
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    those assets were not owned by America
    get your facts right

    i don't hate oil companies
    but i do find company principals whose reach exceeds their grasp to be worthy of derision
    They are an American-Company Owned asset - the federal government does not own them.

    What this action constitutes for is theft, however. . . which is illegal per state (Oklahoma) and Federal laws.
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    American owned oil rigs or otherwise, when drilling in a foreign country these rigs just don't load it onto a ship and ship it off, these rigs drill in Venezuela with contracts drawn up by Venezuela or any other country for that matter. The oil is drilled for the country for which these rigs operate in.

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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    bravo chavez!
    the oil company gambled and lost
    the country which owns the oil under those wells insisted that the wells operate
    the (former) owner balked because it was being late paid
    the country did what was in the country's best interest and seized control of the wells
    my guess is the former owner will be able to get them back as soon as the oil underneath is depleted
    Oil = Property of Venezuela
    Rigs = Property of American company

    This is not a complicated concept.

    i don't hate oil companies
    but i do find company principals whose reach exceeds their grasp to be worthy of derision
    So anyone who conducts business with a foreign country is worthy of derision? Great economic policy you've got there.
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    These rigs weren't owned/operated by the American company to whom the venezuelans you champion are in debt to?
    but at least you do now acknowledge they are NOT - and were not - owned by the USA
    progress
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    They are an American-Company Owned asset - the federal government does not own them.

    What this action constitutes for is theft, however. . . which is illegal per state (Oklahoma) and Federal laws.
    those assets formerly owned by an American based company are located in the country of venezuela and subject to its laws/rules
    American federal laws, oklahoma states laws have absolutely NO bearing there
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    American owned oil rigs or otherwise, when drilling in a foreign country these rigs just don't load it onto a ship and ship it off, these rigs drill in Venezuela with contracts drawn up by Venezuela or any other country for that matter. The oil is drilled for the country for which these rigs operate in.
    i bet you were attempting to make a point there and i just missed it

    would you mind taking another stab at it so that i can figure it out?
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    Re: Venezuela seizes oil rigs owned by US company

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but at least you do now acknowledge they are NOT - and were not - owned by the USA
    progress
    Any reasonable person reading "his seizing of American assets" in the context of this article would come away understanding that Rev was referring to assets owned by an American corporation, not assets owned by the federal government (particularly given that he had already referred to the company as owner just two posts before that). Why do you feel the need to deliberately misconstrue people's words? Why not just debate the issue?
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