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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted June 26, 2008 15:52      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I still love this guy... thanks Dennis Kucinich!

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/34371

“In March of 2001, when the Bush Administration began to have secret meetings with oil company executives from Exxon, Shell and BP, spreading maps of Iraq oil fields before them, the price of oil was $23.96 per barrel. Then there were 63 companies in 30 countries, other than the US, competing for oil contracts with Iraq.

“Today the price of oil is $135.59 per barrel, the US Army is occupying Iraq and the first Iraq oil contracts will go, without competitive bidding to, surprise, (among a very few others) Exxon, Shell and BP.

“Iraq has between 200 – 300 billion barrels of oil with a market value in the tens of trillions of dollars. And our government is trying to force Iraq not only to privatize its oil, but to accept a long-term US military presence to guard the oil and protect the profits of the oil companies while Americans pay between $4 and $5 a gallon for gas, while our troops continue dying.

“We attacked a nation that did not attack us. Over 4000 of our troops are dead. Over 1,000,000 innocent Iraqis have perished. The war will cost US taxpayers between $2 - $3 trillion dollars. Our nation’s soul is stained because we went to war for the oil companies and their profits. There must be accountability not only with this Administration for its secret meetings and its open illegal warfare but also for the oil company executives who were willing participants in a criminal enterprise of illegal war, the deaths of our soldiers and innocent Iraqis and the extortion of the national resources of Iraq.

“We have found the weapon of mass destruction in Iraq. It is oil. As long as the oil companies control our government Americans will continue to pay and pay, with our lives, our fortunes our sacred honor,” he concluded.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 17:19      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No kidding - I read an article in the IHT the other day about the oil contracts and was chilled by it. It took them long enough, but the truth is out there.

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garlicguy

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 17:23      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You don't mean to say you think the US Government has some complicity in all this mess, do you Snaggy?

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 17:33      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
An eloquent statement of The Bleeding Obvious.

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 20:46      Profile for tweety   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If Canada weren't so friggin' cold …

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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted June 26, 2008 21:10      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by tweety:
If Canada weren't so friggin' cold …

West coast dude, west coast. There's palm trees out here.
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macmcseboy

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 21:45      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes palm treeks in Oak Bay and Saanich. Langford not so much.... but yes palm trees. OOOh ther is one on Douglas St across from the Douggie!

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted June 26, 2008 23:57      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Palm trees... with snow-shoes and toques.

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Icon 1 posted June 27, 2008 00:32      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's up in the mountains. Down on the coast it's very temperate.

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You can always go south here, no visa required...

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted June 27, 2008 14:50      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can go south anywhere, it just depends on whether you'll get slapped or throw up.

/me saw a gutter ball and just ran with it. [Razz]

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