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here's an interesting perspective.

... But the claim about the exploitation of oil is not merely self-serving; it is patently absurd. If anything, the direction of the exploitation has been precisely the opposite, for merely by virtue of their fortunate geographical location, and with scarcely any effort on their part, the people of the Arabian peninsula and elsewhere have enjoyed a high standard of living thanks entirely to the ingenuity of those whom they accuse of exploitation and without whom the oil resource would not be an economic resource at all.
So, is the answer for the West to quickly develop fuel altenatives to not only cut our dependency on foreign oil, but to also pull the rug out from under their claim of exploitation?

Good article Bot.
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So, is the answer for the West to quickly develop fuel altenatives to not only cut our dependency on foreign oil, but to also pull the rug out from under their claim of exploitation?

Good article Bot.
I doubt if anybody on the planet thinks fuel prices are ever going to decline significantly. If they do, it wont be for long.

Where is the price-break that makes alternatives competitive? I don't know but I hope it isn't much higher.

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^^^^^^

Does 3000 sound like a big number to you?

Try this:-

http://www.iraqbodycount.net/
Let's assume the MAX, which is total B.S., but even so that amounts to 1,495 deaths per day and 62.3 deaths per hour. We lost over 3,000 people in less than one hour. Now that, my friend, is "gravitas!"

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As your friend might say
Hey I know that guy.

Isn't he the one who invented the internet?

Something about "Swift Boat Veterans for the Internet?"

Or am I confusing two different issues here
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"Protecting the Constitution vs Presidental powers is not about terrorism, but of doing what is right vs. what is easy. I choose doing right... where do you stand?"
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Isn't he the one who invented the internet?

"Protecting the Constitution vs Presidental powers is not about terrorism, but of doing what is right vs. what is easy. I choose doing right... where do you stand?"
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You're so right about Bush.

Now here are two guys I would have confidence in as commander in chief:
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