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(SanDiego UnionTribune)   "Geneva deal means the surrender of big powers before the great nation of Iran." Thanks, Obama   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Geneva, Hassan Rowhani, Iran, Geneva deal, superpowers  
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627 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Jan 2014 at 8:39 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-14 08:48:47 AM  
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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.
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2014-01-14 08:51:27 AM  
2 votes:
How else would he portray an agreement he made?  He certainly can't be expected to cast it as a defeat.
2014-01-14 08:11:31 AM  
2 votes:
So now Subby believes everything the Iranian government says? That doesn't sound very patriotic.
2014-01-14 11:32:56 AM  
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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.

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.

Dancin_In_Anson: And when they do they are punished.

Yes, with fines of a whole week of profits.

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.

Sure. 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.
2014-01-14 10:33:53 AM  
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Dancin_In_Anson: what_now: I know that we will never nationalize the oil industry. I get that

And you should thank Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan for that.

You're right. British Petroleum and Exxon DESERVES that oil, and they would never treat our country like a garbage dump. We are so lucky that they allow us to purchase our own natural resources.
2014-01-14 08:33:48 AM  
1 vote:
They're like the guy at the bar who gets EXTRA mouthy when the bouncer is dragging him away.
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