Marcus Aurelius: Seeing how Iran is the world's fourth largest oil producer, there are certainly worse people we could be bowing down to. Like Rush Limbaugh, for example.
czetie: So now Subby believes everything the Iranian government says? That doesn't sound very patriotic.
Grungehamster: czetie: So now Subby believes everything the Iranian government says? That doesn't sound very patriotic.All conservative and Israeli news sources will repeat it as fact since it makes the US look bad. What a failure, Obama relaxed sanctions and all he got in return was the stopping of the expansion of Iran's nuclear program into new facilities and the destruction of all nuclear materials even close to weapons grade with UN inspectors in to verify compliance. Surely the mighty US has fallen so low to agree to such conditions.
Cat Food Sandwiches: Marcus Aurelius: Seeing how Iran is the world's fourth largest oil producer, there are certainly worse people we could be bowing down to. Like Rush Limbaugh, for example.Haven't you heard? We don't need foreign oil anymore.
Rev. Skarekroe: The prayer rug in my closet has just been collecting dust for the last four years.
what_now: Oh, we're nationalizing our oil fields? I would be ok with that.
Muta: So the leader of the Iranian government is trying to spin this in a way that will make it acceptable to his people. Should I be shocked?Iran being able to sell their oil is good for them. It is also good for the rest of the world that they are suspending their uranium refinement program.
Dancin_In_Anson: what_now: Oh, we're nationalizing our oil fields? I would be ok with that.Ohyouhavegottobeshiattingme.What year is it? 1978?
Almost Everybody Poops: This. Rouhani is playing the delicate game of appearing moderate enough to the West to get them to agree to a deal, while still appeasing the hardliners at home that this is a "win" and the West has "lost". He's doing a pretty good job IMO.
what_now: I know that we will never nationalize the oil industry. I get that
Dancin_In_Anson: what_now: I know that we will never nationalize the oil industry. I get thatAnd you should thank Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan for that.
what_now: You're right. British Petroleum and Exxon DESERVES that oil
what_now: they would never treat our country like a garbage dump
what_now: We are so lucky that they allow us to purchase our own natural resources.
Dancin_In_Anson: No, they are better at exploration, production, delivery etc and they employ a farkton of people at relatively high wages and benes at a profit while collecting billions in taxes.
Dancin_In_Anson: And when they do they are punished.
Dancin_In_Anson: They did the work to get it and paid for the access to it...and FWIW, what's under my property is MINE to sell, not YOURS to take.
Dancin_In_Anson: FWIW, what's under my property is MINE to sell, not YOURS to take.
what_now: There's a reason that the people who work for these companies can't be government employees? Also, the taxes they pay is a joke. Sure the EMPLOYEES pay taxes, but the company gets a huge subsidy.
what_now: Yes, with fines of a whole week of profits.
what_now: If your land in Texas or South Dakota has some black gold, you can sell it to whomever, but you don't own the Gulf Coast or the Alaska wilds.
Dancin_In_Anson: Two words: Post office.
Dancin_In_Anson: And if the government owns them and they have an accident who are you going to fine?
Dancin_In_Anson: In 2013, the BLM collected over $200 million in leases. Imagine that.
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Dancin_In_Anson: FWIW, what's under my property is MINE to sell, not YOURS to take.Not everywhere.
what_now: you mean the government agency that Fed Ex uses to send mail to Alaska?
what_now: When you're drunk (exon) or you don't maintain your equipment (BP) it's not an accident.
what_now: and how much was that oil sold for?
utharda: If you buy a house in a subdivision here, you own the topsoil and the slab your pos sits on. But don't worry the oil company will clean up if they find something and decide to drill.
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