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(International Business Times)   The CEO of Exxon-Mobil isn't going to let a little thing like patriotism or a direct request from the United States government stop him from travelling to Moscow and doing business deals with people the US has imposed sanctions on   (ibtimes.com ) divider line
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2014-06-17 10:07:59 PM  

hershy799: Should have sent Dr. No Neck instead:
[www.dependablerenegade.com image 400x316]


Man, you know how much marijuana we could hide in his neckfat? No wonder the guys always so happy...
 
2014-06-17 10:21:33 PM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


Yes you have.

Just because you're driving by BP stations doesn't mean you aren't buying BP gasoline.
 
2014-06-17 10:22:49 PM  
Well, I know how Iran would handle a recalcitrant billionaire.
 
2014-06-17 10:23:08 PM  
See this? This is my shocked face.
 Corporations are beholden to no one. They have no master but profit. Their interests are not the same as the nation's and they should not be blindly catered to.


A big corporation biting the hand that feeds it? Real shocker there.
 
KIA
2014-06-17 10:26:58 PM  
Or you can let China cut a deal to take all of the oil and gas production for its one-point-three-five BILLION people who, for those mathematically challenged, VASTLY outnumber the United States more than four-to-one and are trying to industrialize and upgrade to first-world living standards.

It's quite literally them or us for the limited resources, so let's temper our zeal with some semblance of strategic thought.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:17 PM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Goddamn, the ignorance and butthurt in this thread are legendary.

It's the World Petroleum Congress, a global organization. They have these meetings all over the world, this time it happens to be in Russia; last time it was in Qatar.  Tillerson is going to be there with like 30 other speakers and hundreds of attendees. Daniel Yergin is slated to speak there as well, and I don't see you all tripping over each other's foaming mouths to revoke his passport and toss him in Gitmo; why is he exempt?


Yep.  Boycotting this makes as much sense as boycotting the Olympics in 1980.
 
2014-06-17 10:31:33 PM  
This might be unrelated to this story, but what I want to know is when people were screaming and moaning about gas prices then chanting drill baby drill, the US is now the second largest oil producing country in the world:

http://www.eia.gov/countries/index.cfm?view=production

Yet, all that increased production, not to mention that we're now sending more than 250K barrels a day to other countries:

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2014/06/16/US-oil- ex ports-highest-in-15-years/9741402927256/
has done nothing for our gas prices.... I know, capitalism.
 
2014-06-17 10:51:09 PM  
Not that there's any kind of link with the firms...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukoil

/is good now, da?
//happy plutocracy all around
 
2014-06-17 10:59:00 PM  
I wonder if they gave him a note to give to Snowden?  Then again, he might just tell the Russians to wait until the next election when he has more power..
 
2014-06-17 11:21:28 PM  
Fine. Yank their subsidies. And if they still won't comply, revoke their permits, seize and nationalize their assets.
 
2014-06-17 11:26:52 PM  

Spiralmonkey: ecmoRandomNumbers: Seize assets and deport.

Where to? He's from Texas. Who else would have him?


Out of a C-130 over the Atlantic. Where he lands outside of US territory is no business of mine.
 
2014-06-17 11:29:19 PM  
Revoke his passport over suspected terrorist activity.
 
2014-06-17 11:42:21 PM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.

Yeah, you would have something negative to say about Canada.

/Think about it, won't you?


I'm sure the Canadians are very sorry about this whole thing. Yes, all of them.
 
2014-06-17 11:43:56 PM  
the solution is to become  a target of the local police

your life will be amazing after that

I willl win dumb puals gun
 
2014-06-17 11:45:32 PM  

real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.


Is the CEO's neck guillotine-proof? Let's soon find out.
 
2014-06-17 11:50:29 PM  

Tarkus: The US should invalidate his passport and make him stay in Russia with that other traitor, Snowden.


The NSA isn't going to snoop on you any less because you said that.
 
2014-06-17 11:57:30 PM  
Maybe now we will get a serious look into gas price gouging. hahahaha riiiiiight
 
m00
2014-06-18 12:09:23 AM  
So politically speaking, who is responsible that this happened and the government apparently doesn't care when a CEO farking breaks sanctions?
 
2014-06-18 12:12:27 AM  
Obama would be wise to let this slide, lest Exxon-Mobile have him removed from office.
 
2014-06-18 12:15:23 AM  

m00: So politically speaking, who is responsible that this happened and the government apparently doesn't care when a CEO farking breaks sanctions?


The CEO isnt breaking sanctions
 
2014-06-18 12:18:29 AM  

namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?


I don't think breaking sanctions is actually treason unless we're actually at war, it's probably a major fine or something.

I also am pretty sure that you're allowed to travel wherever you want to talk to people as much as you want sanctions regardless.  Sanctions just mean he can't ship product from the US to wherever directly, or conspire to intentionally do it indirectly.  Exxon-Mobil has plenty of assets that aren't in the US to begin with, I'm pretty sure, being a multinational.
 
2014-06-18 12:45:36 AM  

T-Servo: Alunan: At least he will tip well when he is over there...

[i.imgur.com image 850x653]

Canadians are not heavy tippers, by any means.


I'm sorry you feel that way.
 
2014-06-18 01:51:47 AM  

Nem Wan: cman: namatad: arrest him and charge him with treason?
TADA
problem solved


ROFL

His actions aren't treasonous. We are not in a war with Russia.

Well let's think about that. We'd never be in a  "war" war with Russia because it's a nuclear-armed state. Everybody knows that. We only have cold wars with Russia. Just because we have to take war off the table we shouldn't have to take treason charges off the table. That would be letting Russia's nuclear arsenal give cover to people who would otherwise be traitors but for the fact that fear of nuclear war is preventing the prerequisite war status. His actions are cold treasonous and it's basically the same thing.


Now think about how that line of logic will be used when we have a Republican president.

/would have been nice to see Dan Rather up on treason charges
//and by "nice," I mean farking horrifying
 
2014-06-18 03:11:17 AM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: This is the type of shiat you really shouldn't have to tell someone not to do.


Strange, I'd expect businesspeople to do what brings the highest profit. As long if they can get away with it and if they can't, maybe the fines are still worth it.
 
2014-06-18 03:12:32 AM  
*As long as

/sigh
 
2014-06-18 07:03:54 AM  

real_headhoncho: Fark like a Barsoomian: real_headhoncho: Proof of who actually runs things in the States.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

I'm sorry:

BLATANTLY OBVIOUS Proof of JUST ONE OF THE PEOPLE who actually runs things in the States AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.

Happy?


It was a joke about your name. See I made your name big, and your words small, and... nevermind.
 
2014-06-18 07:17:33 AM  
This is what is known as  having "more flexibility after the election"
 
2014-06-18 07:34:03 AM  
westsiderepublicans.com
 
2014-06-18 07:44:15 AM  

Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...


ROFL...
Wow.
Seriously?

And you have other idiots chiming in with you to agree.

Please educate yourself about oil companies. You have been buying BP product. Guaranteed.

Downstream which is a very small portion of their business consists of the gas station you are avoiding. Except that in many cases, that gas station is family, not BP owned.

Even if you managed to get a large number of people to avoid their gas stations, they'd just buy gas from somewhere else and in all probability, that gas would have been pulled out of the ground with BP's help in a partnership with some other oil company.

But, the truth is, they make their money in a ton of other industries and countries through refining, plastics, etc. To think that you haven't bought a plastic product made in part by BP since their spill is naive at best.
 
2014-06-18 10:27:12 AM  

Tatterdemalian: Now think about how that line of logic will be used when we have a Republican president.

/would have been nice to see Dan Rather up on treason charges
//and by "nice," I mean farking horrifying


Now now, I don't think the Repub's would go after Dan or any reporter with treason charges.  Although, Soros may be another story and would be enemy #1.  After they have choked off 80% of the lefts money supply,  they can quietly follow Democrat precedence of removing everyone at the IRS, and Justice Department while slowly replace them with operatives.  Then media people will start to fall off the radar quickly, all legal like.  They only have to lock up 1% and the rest will start to self censor.  Only then can you expect them to go after the low dollar trouble makers, like you and me.  If you have ever been seen at, texted about, or donated to, a leftist cause you can expect to get the royal IRS treatment, followed by a railroaded trial, ending with you being bankrupt or spending 5 to 10 years in prison.  The left is already doing these things, you can't expect anything less from the right.
 
2014-06-18 11:12:13 AM  
Not surprised.   Exxon sued the US governement for damages and won for the distruction of their property in Germany during WWII.
 
2014-06-18 11:29:53 AM  

Gabrielmot: Percise1: Hey, I know! Hurt him/them the worst you can; don't buy their product. It will affect profits/share holder returns to some degree, and this is all these people care about.

Seriously, I haven't bought any BP products since they bungled the Gulf mess. If enough people do it, it will make an impact. Go down the street and pay 5 cents more; stand up for your principles and take action, no matter how small. Without at least that, there is no room for talk...

ROFL...
Wow.
Seriously?

And you have other idiots chiming in with you to agree.

Please educate yourself about oil companies. You have been buying BP product. Guaranteed.

Downstream which is a very small portion of their business consists of the gas station you are avoiding. Except that in many cases, that gas station is family, not BP owned.

Even if you managed to get a large number of people to avoid their gas stations, they'd just buy gas from somewhere else and in all probability, that gas would have been pulled out of the ground with BP's help in a partnership with some other oil company.

But, the truth is, they make their money in a ton of other industries and countries through refining, plastics, etc. To think that you haven't bought a plastic product made in part by BP since their spill is naive at best.


*sigh*
I knowingly, willingly boycott BP and it's products when possible, mostly gasoline/BP franchises; is that better? Yes, it would make a difference if enough people did it, that is really all I was saying. I didn't say it would shut them down, just that 'it would affect things to some degree, and that is the most you (we) can do to hurt them'.
Congrats, by picking things apart and over anal-zing, you have completely missed the point I was trying to make. But you did win a one sided argument...
 
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