U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: West Texas
423 posts, read 775,009 times
Reputation: 269

Advertisements

Quote:
(CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Sunday said his country will stop exporting oil to the United States if there is a military attack stemming from escalating tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.


Speaking at a political rally, Chavez warned of a military attack from Colombia, and accused the United States of being behind such an attack.


"The Yankee empire has no limit to its manipulation," Chavez said.


Full article


Personally, I can't wait when Venezuela and the entire OPEC is going to stop selling oil to us. That way we won't have a choice but to start investing in alternative fuels and we'll finally break free from the grip of all those nasty regimes like Saudi Arabia, with whom we are forced to be "friends".
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:12 PM
 
7,008 posts, read 6,552,113 times
Reputation: 7027
I love these small insignificant dictators like Chavez, they're so desperate for some loving from the US.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: West Texas
423 posts, read 775,009 times
Reputation: 269
Quote:
Originally Posted by renault View Post
I love these small insignificant dictators like Chavez, they're so desperate for some loving from the US.
Chavez, does what any other politician did when they happened to have something US desperately needs. His "threats" are a great indicator of what is happening to the price of oil. When he talks big, it means the cost is going up, when he starts talking about patching up the relations with Washington - its going down.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:25 PM
 
2,318 posts, read 1,730,930 times
Reputation: 540
Geroge Soros loves them even more ! Seems Obama has supplied some of our tax money to help fund the Brazil oil wells . I still wonder what realy happened in the gulf ! Stopped the drilling here and employed it there .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:32 PM
 
27,623 posts, read 19,523,463 times
Reputation: 11076
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pappy&Me View Post
Geroge Soros loves them even more ! Seems Obama has supplied some of our tax money to help fund the Brazil oil wells . I still wonder what realy happened in the gulf ! Stopped the drilling here and employed it there .
Debunked and posted time after time on CD. Some just missed it I suppose...or...they just want to repeat the BS in the hopes that it will still float.

Bogus Brazilian Oil Claims

The message falsely says the decision was due to an "executive order" by the president. No presidential order was required. Furthermore, none of President Obama’s appointees had joined the Ex-Im board at the time of the vote, which was unanimous, and bipartisan. The Ex-Im Bank states: "In fact, at the time the Bank’s Board consisted of three Republicans and two Democrats, all of whom were appointed by George W. Bush."

The message falsely claims that "we have absolutely no gain" from the loan. In fact, the loan is being made specifically to finance purchase by Petrobras of U.S.-made oilfield equipment and services. The mission of the Ex-Im Bank is to encourage exports by making such loans.

Bogus Brazilian Oil Claims | FactCheck.org
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 05:48 PM
 
2,318 posts, read 1,730,930 times
Reputation: 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by sickofnyc View Post
Debunked and posted time after time on CD. Some just missed it I suppose...or...they just want to repeat the BS in the hopes that it will still float.

Bogus Brazilian Oil Claims

The message falsely says the decision was due to an "executive order" by the president. No presidential order was required. Furthermore, none of President Obama’s appointees had joined the Ex-Im board at the time of the vote, which was unanimous, and bipartisan. The Ex-Im Bank states: "In fact, at the time the Bank’s Board consisted of three Republicans and two Democrats, all of whom were appointed by George W. Bush."

The message falsely claims that "we have absolutely no gain" from the loan. In fact, the loan is being made specifically to finance purchase by Petrobras of U.S.-made oilfield equipment and services. The mission of the Ex-Im Bank is to encourage exports by making such loans.
Bogus Brazilian Oil Claims | FactCheck.org

Thanks for proving this . I can always count on a lib to help me out .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
4,883 posts, read 7,818,180 times
Reputation: 1905
What a meaningless threat. If you attack us we will stop sending you oil. Yeah, like the US is going to attack him. Obviously this is just for domestic consumption to remind everyone that Chavez blames all the country's problems on the US.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
4,680 posts, read 5,488,974 times
Reputation: 2860
let him stop selling....who cares ? we need fewer vehicles, not more oil..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 06:25 PM
 
20,950 posts, read 17,847,256 times
Reputation: 10270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heimdall View Post
Full article


Personally, I can't wait when Venezuela and the entire OPEC is going to stop selling oil to us. That way we won't have a choice but to start investing in alternative fuels and we'll finally break free from the grip of all those nasty regimes like Saudi Arabia, with whom we are forced to be "friends".
Why not just drill here?

Besides, Venezuela needs us more than we need him. If not us, who will buy his oil?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2010, 06:25 PM
 
48,507 posts, read 91,057,130 times
Reputation: 18204
Well it seems many do not rememeebr the 70's embargo and what it did tot eh economy with only 15% of opec oil cut.Witht eh way people were screamig at 4.00 oil tehy wil be rioting when they can't get any.What it woud do si opwenup drill as it did last tiem but the way careter turned his back I doubt many would invest what they did last time.It certainly would be the end of Obama tho.Only the stupid thin we wil see alternatives that will be more than a drop in the bucket in less than 50 years and then at every high prices.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 AM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top