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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:10 AM
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Oil prices...Arab way of hating Bush
Every time he does some thing they are displeased with the oil prices jump another .10 to .15 cents.

At this rate we will all be riding bicycles by 2005. I have heard the price is remaining stable when compared to the Euro and is mainly rising because of the devaluation of the dollar.

Now the dollar has not slipped recently and the oil prices are still climbing
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:13 AM
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1. They understand the concept of hit 'em where it hurts...
Ok, America doesn't seem to understand anything but money, then we'll use that to show our displeasure. I can't say I like it (gas is $1.97 here, highest I've ever seen...), but I also think they understand what gets many people's attention, and that is their pocketbooks, unfortunately :(
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quispquake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:18 AM
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2. And I hate to say it...
But to get Americans off of their fixation on environment killing SUV's & gas guzzlers, I think it needs to go up higher still...
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:19 AM
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3. Most Arabs may hate us, but the Saudis LOOOOOVE Bush.
They are restricting production now so they can earn extra profits, because come election time they'll open up all the spigots so that oil prices will plunge and help get their boy re-elected.

Prince Bandar admitted as such.
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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:23 AM
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4. curious
Where did you see this? Seems like quite the info
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:14 AM
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6. I believe it was in Woodward's book.
Read it in several posts here at DU, also on Bartcop and Buzzflash. Repukes mock Kerry for his foreign support, and yet the Saudis are playing games with Americans' pocketbooks to support THEIR guy.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:44 AM
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5. this morning the price went from 1.99
to 2.05 a gallon.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:15 AM
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7. I bet the lives of my 2 cats that those prices will go down at least $.50
about a month before the election.

The Sauds want Bush as our president and that makes me :mad:
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:20 PM
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8. Hard to say they like Bush
It seems they are equally worried about their own skins now.

Also during the lead up to attacking Iraq the Saudi government asked us to remove our military base there.

So by No Means do I think the Bush / Saudi relationship is alive and well so to speak. In light of resent events there in the region, I believe they will be quite reluctant to appear as the willing enablers of the Bush Holy War against Islam
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:29 PM
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9. i'll take that bet...
this time, it's not a 'cyclical thing' with oil prices and the oil supply...
peak oil's a'comin, and things are going to get...interesting.

re: collecting on your cats lives- i've got this club my uncle gave me, and if it worked on baby seals, i'm sure that it would do the job just fine on your hairball hackers...
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