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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post
    I know and an increase in drilling now will do nothing to effect current prices or make up for Libyan oil.
    When prices are low drilling is curtailed. When prices are high excess profits are used to increase drilling.
    Oil companies do not increase drilling to reduce prices. That's what you guys seem to ignor.
    New finds will have a positive impact on future prices, i.e. speculation. Not drilling sure as hell isn't going to lower prices, nor is it going to put more tax revenue in the government's pocket.

    Want more tax revenue? Let people go back to work.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    That was due to the fact that many of thosewho stayed in the South were catholic and wanted to avoid religious persecution (Ngo was a very devout catholic)
    Not to mention they didn't want to get caught up in the communist purges going on in the North, regardless of their religion.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    There's a difference between responding to a crisis and unilaterally invading, AND SUBSEQUENTLY OCCUPYING FOR HALF A DECADE, another country because you feel like it. For the record I don't think we should do anything more than enforce a no-fly zone. As ugly as things may be on the ground, we don't know how much uglier they might get if you start throwing in a foreign force into the mix.
    And... Jet...

    You folks seem to have forgotten he was in violation of his post Gulf War agreement to disarm for 12-years. Fact is Clinton should have walked in and removed his ass, but Clinton was too concerned about poll numbers and his legacy... the idiot. Instead he let the corrupt UN become even more corrupted, to the point Saddam probably believed he had enough people in his pocket.

    It wasn't unilateral... but if we had to do it unilaterally... so what? And we did go to the UN for a 17th UN resolution.

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Not to mention they didn't want to get caught up in the communist purges going on in the North, regardless of their religion.
    No doubt, but that's not the issue here...

    Ngo and all following governments were not democratic...

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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    New finds will have a positive impact on future prices, i.e. speculation. Not drilling sure as hell isn't going to lower prices, nor is it going to put more tax revenue in the government's pocket.

    Want more tax revenue? Let people go back to work.
    Not really. Temporary artificial shortages have a bigger impact on price.

    Oil companies decide for themselves how much drilling they do. There are millions of acres with proven reserves where they could drill if they want. Their analysts determine where and when drilling is the most profitable. Government does not determine drilling, just where it can't be done.
    Some of you seem to think if every square inch was opened up to drilling that oil companies would drill with wreckless abandon and drive prices down so you only have to pay 50 cents a gallon. Oil companies set drilling to maximize profits.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by USA_1 View Post

    Oil companies decide for themselves how much drilling they do.
    They base that decision on their revenue stream. Drilling costs money. They can only go up to the limit of their purchasing power, just like any other business.


    There are millions of acres with proven reserves where they could drill if they want.
    Care to tell us where those areas are?


    Government does not determine drilling, just where it can't be done.
    That's not true. The government has to issue a drilling permit, before drilling can commence. Ever hear of the drilling moratoriums?



    Some of you seem to think if every square inch was opened up to drilling that oil companies would drill with wreckless abandon and drive prices down so you only have to pay 50 cents a gallon. Oil companies set drilling to maximize profits.
    Now, you're just being rediculous, because no one said that.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No doubt, but that's not the issue here...

    Ngo and all following governments were not democratic...
    They sure as hell aren't, now.
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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

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    They base that decision on their revenue stream. Drilling costs money. They can only go up to the limit of their purchasing power, just like any other business.
    That's why drilling goes up when profits go up.

    Care to tell us where those areas are?
    WASHINGTON — Nearly three-fourths of the 40 million acres of public land currently leased for oil and gas development in the continental United States outside Alaska isn’t producing any oil or gas, federal records show, even as the Bush administration pushes to open more environmentally sensitive public lands for oil and gas development.

    An Associated Press computer analysis of Bureau of Land Management records found that 80 percent of federal lands leased for oil and gas production in Wyoming are producing no oil or gas. Neither are 83 percent of the leased acres in Montana, 77 percent in Utah, 71 percent in Colorado, 36 percent in New Mexico and 99 percent in Nevada.

    Thats just public land. There are millions more acres of private land that could be developed.




    That's not true. The government has to issue a drilling permit, before drilling can commence. Ever hear of the drilling moratoriums?
    The Gulf moratorium has been lifted. After BP do you really think it should have been business as usual? There are many places they can drill if they wanted to or had the resources to do so. Pretty much all new rigs under construction are spoken for.


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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    /facepalm




    What about the innocent civillians that may be killed in such a strike? I mean you hold US troops responsible, why are you willing to send them to kill in this instance?



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    Re: U.S. Military Repositions Forces in Preparation for Libya Response

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    /facepalm




    What about the innocent civillians that may be killed in such a strike? I mean you hold US troops responsible, why are you willing to send them to kill in this instance?
    A surgical strike to kill him and his close supporters would not kill innocent civilians. It would save lives of innocent civilians.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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