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Old 04-23-2006, 04:11 PM   #5621
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And now, Americans, it's time to address the situation in Iran.

Question: Why can't we just take Iran's oil?

Answer: Bleeding-heart liberals.

They're scared that if we just take the oil, Russia and China will back them up in a war.

Question: Will Russia and China actually back Iran up?

Answer: If we do take action, no.

Russia can't afford to do shit. If we do take action, they'll back out.

As will China. You really think they'll stand against America? You think they'd blow trillions of dollars they get a year from western trade? Obviously not. They'd back out as well.
I know you're not being very serious, but for the sake of... something; the U.S. can't even afford to invade Iran right now, plus it'd be the stupidest move to make if they're after Iran's oil (even Bush knows that ). Russia and China *will* back up Iran even if that means military action, especially China since their oil demand is growing at a crazy rate, and they can't afford to lose Iran's supply, their government is already losing power every day, and skyrocketing oil prices would mean mayhem for their rule. The U.S. can always resort to oil sand or drilling up Alaska if they're desperate, unlike China.
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Question: Do we even need to get oil from the Middle-East?

Answer: No, you ****ing idiot.

The gas prices aren't completely controlled by these countries, dipshit. A lot is just economics. Everything has gone up in terms of prices. Everything. Even gas. And that's the main reason. Eventually, and soon, gas prices will reach to about $4 a gallon, for maybe a week. By then, consumers will pretty much get fed up and stop buying no matter what. And that's when investors will get nervous and drop prices. It'll work its self out. Quit worrying, you gits.

And I base this on next to nothing. I'm just spewing a lot of bullshit here.
You do and you don't (need oil from the middle east). There are other (more expensive) alternatives like oil sand or Alaskan oil (which is a lot harder to get to), but the easiest (cheapest) oil still comes from OPEC, of which Iran is a very powerful player (fourth biggest supplier), so yeah unfortunately Iran does have a big influence on oil prices. And you got it backwards regarding rising prices; oil prices affect ALL prices - they govern how much it costs to produce most products and how much it costs to transport them, amongst other things. People won't just stop driving or buying when oil hits 4$/gallon, nor will they stop heating their homes, it's not that simple. Investors can't just lower the price of oil when they deem it necessary, perhaps OPEC can, but they won't. Gasoline prices here have gradually grown to (on average) €1,40/liter (that's $7/gallon), and yet we haven't stopped buying/heating/driving, and even if we did, it wouldn't make any difference.

Again, I knew you weren't being serious, but in case you're interested..
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Nope. There's a law that forbids drilling in Alaska. Even though that's the main reason we bought it. Again, bleeding-heart liberals.
 
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Nope. There's a law that forbids drilling in Alaska. Even though that's the main reason we bought it. Again, bleeding-heart liberals.
Ofcourse they could always decide to lower their moral threshold, should it become really necessary Anyway, I think those reserves are overrated (some people are actually claiming it holds more oil than Saudi Arabia), since drilling up the oil is so hard it would almost negate the point to drill there, which is also why it wouldn't lower oil prices. Anyway, Canada is the biggest supplier of oil for the U.S., and they're not running out of oil anytime soon, so there's no reason to worry about that. Still, oil prices will rise regardless, so we may be in for a bit of a rough ride, atleast until fusion power becomes more widespread (which'll be a couple of decades atleast).
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I guess we can declare this thread dead now. Congratulations to me!
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Sure. But what are you going to rub it with, hmmmmm?
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Sure. But what are you going to rub it with, hmmmmm?
Well I was originally just thinking of my hand, but I'm sure I could come up with something more exciting.
What about some aromatherapy massage oils?
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Happy happy joy joy
Happy happy joy joy
Happy happy joy joy!
Bastard I've still got 4 joyous days of work left. Ah well, bank holiday next Monday thankfully! Although I'm being dragged to some British wrestling show on Sunday. Apparently WWE had God interfering with a match last week and he's gonna appear in a tag team match in the near future. I'm sure that'll go down well with all the religious people over there.

Is this thing dead yet?
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Dead like a fox.
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