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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-11-07 05:30 PM
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16. so what? why would venezuela want to 'snatch' up the concessions?
Edited on Sun Nov-11-07 05:33 PM by Gabi Hayes
they have plenty of their own oil

and you 'forgot' to mention the deal in your first post, which wouldn't have helped your position, much, as it's based on something tangible, not your own imaginings

and you just keep on looking into your crystal ball and tell us what's going to happen

based on the agreements already in place, I'll hold judgment on what's happening in reality, rather than my own wishful projections

and if Cuba is going with those other companies, as you say, I predict that Raul, etal will just nationalize them when they get what they want, based on your cheap date theory

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  -King Juan Carlos of Spain is the greatest champion of democracy in the past 50 years TorchesAndPitchforks  Nov-11-07 04:54 PM   #0 
  - Likewise ......  doublethink   Nov-11-07 04:58 PM   #1 
  - You'd better don your asbestos suit  rockymountaindem   Nov-11-07 05:00 PM   #2 
  - Post-Franco, Juan Carlos was PERSONALLY instrumental in quashing a coup attempt.  July   Nov-12-07 10:45 AM   #54 
  - Democracy?! He's a KING for cryin' out loud!  RufusTFirefly   Nov-11-07 05:01 PM   #3 
  - You're not aware of his role in the government of Spain, I see. At ALL. Apparently. NT  MADem   Nov-11-07 05:04 PM   #6 
  - Apparently not. Thanks for the education.  RufusTFirefly   Nov-11-07 08:59 PM   #33 
  - As Franco's successor & heir to throne he gave up power in favor of a democratically elected gov't.  Garbo 2004   Nov-11-07 05:07 PM   #7 
  - He gave up his powers  bbinacan   Nov-11-07 05:07 PM   #8 
  - Indeed. And that makes it all the greater.  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-11-07 05:09 PM   #10 
  - Venezuela may or may follow that rule.  Selatius   Nov-11-07 05:41 PM   #19 
  - I'd be careful of putting the word "every" in bold font  progressive_realist   Nov-11-07 10:01 PM   #35 
  - Do you know  Dorian Gray   Nov-12-07 08:33 AM   #50 
  - Thanks for the education.  bbinacan   Nov-11-07 05:03 PM   #4 
  - I agree, and I lived under Franco, so I can appreciate the difference!  MADem   Nov-11-07 05:03 PM   #5 
  - you sound like quite the expert. guess you 'missed' this  Gabi Hayes   Nov-11-07 05:08 PM   #9 
     - Of COURSE they have. I mean, really. Hugo has money, Castro doesn't.  MADem   Nov-11-07 05:23 PM   #14 
        - so what? why would venezuela want to 'snatch' up the concessions?  Gabi Hayes   Nov-11-07 05:30 PM   #16 
           - Because Chavez is a meglomaniac who sees himself as a Messiah. That's why.  MADem   Nov-11-07 06:34 PM   #23 
              - Again, I have to ask for evidence. What evidence is there that Chavez is a  Peace Patriot   Nov-11-07 08:20 PM   #30 
                 - His behavior. His profound rudeness, when, as a leader on the world stage, he should know better.  MADem   Nov-12-07 01:49 AM   #38 
                    - Thanks for the news of the benevolence of the Shah of Iran in his early days.  Judi Lynn   Nov-12-07 02:37 AM   #41 
                       - Well, the fact that Kermit Roosevelt turned up with fistfuls of dollars  MADem   Nov-12-07 04:58 AM   #46 
                          - I just caught up your post, MADem (had to go to work). It's "not germane" that the CIA  Peace Patriot   Nov-13-07 01:50 AM   #58 
                             - Of course it is germane to world history, but NOT in the context of this discussion  MADem   Nov-13-07 02:19 AM   #59 
  - One man is not a "democratic revolution" and I'd have hoped this would be clear to us.  originalpckelly   Nov-11-07 05:16 PM   #11 
  - thank you.  cali   Nov-11-07 05:16 PM   #12 
  - Careful, Cali.  Kajsa   Nov-11-07 05:22 PM   #13 
  - So, the DUer who wanted Mukasey confirmed as Attorney General "thinks well" of King Juan Carlos.  dicksteele   Nov-12-07 03:24 AM   #44 
     - Do you always base your opinions on what other people think? n/t  yibbehobba   Nov-12-07 05:00 AM   #48 
  - if Chavez had sat quiet, we hear nothing about it...  pretzel4gore   Nov-11-07 05:25 PM   #15 
  - respec tfully, your characterization of Juan Carlos is  cali   Nov-11-07 05:35 PM   #17 
  - Not such a bad "only claim to credit" to have dictatorial power handed to you & giving it up  Garbo 2004   Nov-11-07 05:38 PM   #18 
  - Por que no te callas ?  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-11-07 06:01 PM   #20 
  - "he continues to make a fool out of himself time after time." Name two.  Peace Patriot   Nov-11-07 06:12 PM   #21 
  - You write a fairly good post, but personally I find your use of the phrase  cali   Nov-11-07 06:19 PM   #22 
  - He writes a great post!  ozone_man   Nov-11-07 06:54 PM   #24 
  - I was merely emphasizing the racial undertones of the political struggle in  Peace Patriot   Nov-11-07 07:13 PM   #26 
  - Booing Chavez  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-11-07 07:22 PM   #28 
  - For telling Hugo to "shut up?"  treestar   Nov-11-07 06:57 PM   #25 
  - Role of a King in a democracy  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-11-07 07:52 PM   #29 
  - Acually, Juan Carlos was not the direct heir to throne, Franco named him his successor and heir to  Garbo 2004   Nov-12-07 03:10 AM   #43 
  - "If he were for democracy, he'd give up the throne!"  Dorian Gray   Nov-12-07 08:41 AM   #52 
     - No  mrfrapp   Nov-12-07 04:55 PM   #57 
  - The bastard that owns hiway 69 (insert own joke) that will connect mexico and canada  soothsayer   Nov-11-07 07:20 PM   #27 
  - I Don't Associate Juan Carlos's Comments  ribofunk   Nov-11-07 08:34 PM   #31 
  - Thank You For the Clarification  Prism   Nov-11-07 08:43 PM   #32 
  - I don't know/care about JC, just LUERVE that *somebody* told Hugo to STFU!!1  UTUSN   Nov-11-07 09:17 PM   #34 
  - I sometimes wonder, in 20 years, when Chavez is still clinging to power....  ShaneGR   Nov-11-07 10:12 PM   #36 
  - Enlightenment from the Santiago Times! More detail on the meeting!  Peace Patriot   Nov-12-07 01:34 AM   #37 
  - The idea of forming a new organization of Latin American countries just FOR these countries,  Judi Lynn   Nov-12-07 02:28 AM   #39 
     - The Santiago Times article is far better than most, but still...  Peace Patriot   Nov-12-07 03:28 AM   #45 
  - More detail from AP--for what it's worth. The plot thickens...  Peace Patriot   Nov-12-07 02:34 AM   #40 
  - The BBC account is only slightly better than AP's.  Peace Patriot   Nov-12-07 03:08 AM   #42 
  - Both parties in the conflict are playing it down in the press now  sfexpat2000   Nov-13-07 07:54 AM   #64 
  - A king and democracy?  malaise   Nov-12-07 05:00 AM   #47 
  - Ever heard of the United Kingdom?  yibbehobba   Nov-12-07 08:27 AM   #49 
     - Don't forget the Commonwealth  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Nov-12-07 09:14 AM   #53 
  - K & R  edhopper   Nov-12-07 08:36 AM   #51 
  - Read Legacy of ashes about the history of the CIA and you may change your mind.  Javaman   Nov-12-07 10:50 AM   #55 
  - King? Repeat: "KING"? How does a king become a champion  BornagainDUer   Nov-12-07 04:11 PM   #56 
  - By giving up his power to a democratically elected government.  yibbehobba   Nov-13-07 07:16 AM   #60 
  - This just in. Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.  mmonk   Nov-13-07 07:18 AM   #61 
  - You need to understand, a certain segment of DU will defend Chavez no matter what  ShaneGR   Nov-13-07 07:21 AM   #62 
     - It's the hero worship mentality  cali   Nov-13-07 07:50 AM   #63 
 

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