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by neverfail
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil

Keep it up, boys! Since my country is a net importer of oil the the US playing its recently acquired role of oil price regulator of last resort like that does us out here no harm. The same for us . Go Trump go. Cassowary; your remark prompted me to do some research. The results shocked me. I have k...
by neverfail
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil

It doesn't matter if they're fed up, they have nothing else to sell. So very true, Milo. As for the USA; because of the higher average costs involved, I would guess that the US could only afford to export it's surplus oil in bulk whenever the global oil price rises above a certain level to permit p...
by neverfail
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What (just) happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 4383

Re: What (just) happened?

cassowary wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:11 pm
neverfail wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 am
You know what? I could not care a f*** about this wearisome topic.
That's because your side is losing.
I am not on anyone's side in this Cass. I find the whole thing a bore.
by neverfail
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Guns for Protection!
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Guns for Protection!

Milo; if this relates to the recent van charge tragedy and shootout in Toronto, I saw TV news video of the arrest and the discipline and cool nerves of the cop who made the arrest impressed me also. At the time it also occurred to me that if this had happened anywhere in the USA; more likely the cha...
by neverfail
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil

Most nations desire energy self-sufficiency, just as they seek food self-sufficiency. Few are able to achieve either. America is one of the lucky exceptions. Out here we do better than that Jim. We produce less than half our oil needs from our own wells but it does not seem to bother us. You see, r...
by neverfail
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: US shale oil windfall merely a "stay of execution".

Australia exports coal, another fossil fuel. Do you consider that to be regressive too? No comparison Cass. Australia's domestic market for coal is too small to sustain a coal mining industry the size of our own. It is only the demand for our coal from overseas buyers that has permitted it to grow ...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 122
Views: 15357

Re: in Venezuela, WHAT Revolution? They only have ongoing tradition down there.

Who said that Franklin's rumination was right even in his time? I, for one, do. Franklin know nothing about the management of a modern mixed economy of our day: so applied to the here-and-now as a one shoe size fits all verity of the kind you seem to favour, I believe that it is nothing but a load ...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: US shale oil windfall merely a "stay of execution".

Once upon a time the USA was a surplus producer and net exporter of conventional crude. In the 1930's Depression years while domestic demand within the US had collapsed, the USA as closest surplus producer was quite content to supply Imperial Japan with the lion's share of its petroleum imports: not...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 122
Views: 15357

Re: in Venezuela, WHAT Revolution? They only have ongoing tradition down there.

Thanks for your dignified and reasoned reply Cass. I concede that when I last posted I was in a shitty mood. If they are born blind or become disabled in an accident and cannot work, I am for helping with taxpayers' money. But they should still do what they can, even if disabled. Good! When given h...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 122
Views: 15357

Re: in Venezuela, WHAT Revolution? They only have ongoing tradition down there.

Thanks for your dignified and reasoned reply Cass. I concede that when I last posted I was in a shitty mood. If they are born blind or become disabled in an accident and cannot work, I am for helping with taxpayers' money. But they should still do what they can, even if disabled. Good! When given ha...