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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-08-08 08:47 PM
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2. Perhaps because it gives those governments leverage over us?
Being dependent is the issue. But even more important is the environmental damage we are doing.
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  -Wanting to end dependence on foreign oil is a racist position. RGBolen  Jul-08-08 08:43 PM   #0 
  - So would saying that...  skooooo   Jul-08-08 08:45 PM   #1 
  - Racism or nationalism, like I said can't tell which is more vile.  RGBolen   Jul-08-08 08:49 PM   #3 
     - Ok guess I don't understand.  skooooo   Jul-08-08 08:50 PM   #4 
  - Perhaps because it gives those governments leverage over us?  Marrah_G   Jul-08-08 08:47 PM   #2 
  - Is this a joke?  BlooInBloo   Jul-08-08 08:51 PM   #5 
  - I don't get it either, but maybe the OP will 'splain.  skooooo   Jul-08-08 08:52 PM   #6 
  - one way or another...  Opposite Reaction   Jul-08-08 08:52 PM   #7 
  - Probably not. We've got our fair share of kooks and nutbars here. nt  TheWraith   Jul-08-08 08:52 PM   #8 
  - No joke, why would it matter who we are paying for our oil?  RGBolen   Jul-08-08 08:54 PM   #9 
  - I think it's a matter of common sense.  skooooo   Jul-08-08 08:55 PM   #11 
  - Yeah  BigDaddy44   Jul-08-08 09:36 PM   #21 
  - seriously. This has to be a joke  aspergris   Jul-08-08 08:55 PM   #10 
     - Why would you say that?  Opposite Reaction   Jul-08-08 09:18 PM   #17 
        - And what would disobeying that person and being hit by someone have to do with this?  RGBolen   Jul-08-08 09:26 PM   #18 
           - I don't explain to you.  Opposite Reaction   Jul-08-08 09:33 PM   #19 
              - Why wouldn't you explain how you think either of those are relevant?  RGBolen   Jul-08-08 09:35 PM   #20 
  - If we MUST be dependent on oil, I'd prefer to see the production  tekisui   Jul-08-08 09:06 PM   #12 
  - The nationalist reasoning for it is just as disgusting as the racist reasoning for it.  RGBolen   Jul-08-08 09:07 PM   #13 
     - Foreign oil dependence leads to war. That is not Nationalistic.  tekisui   Jul-08-08 09:09 PM   #14 
     - I don't think you've convinced anyone...  skooooo   Jul-08-08 09:10 PM   #15 
  - Folks, RG accuses posters against NAFTA as being racist.  Elwood P Dowd   Jul-08-08 09:18 PM   #16 
  - Would you feel the same way about food or medicine?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jul-08-08 09:36 PM   #22 
 

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