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vansmack

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« Reply #2385 on: January 15, 2016, 01:39:20 pm »
Can we please cut ties with this county already? Or are we stuck?

Sadly, in Middle East diplomacy post 1979, one is forced to choose between either Saudi Arabia or Iran.  Pick your poison or the lesser of two evils, and given Iranian actions post revolution, it wasn't a hard decision to make.  That line is blurring. Daily.
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« Reply #2386 on: January 15, 2016, 01:58:35 pm »
Can we please cut ties with this county already? Or are we stuck?

Sadly, in Middle East diplomacy post 1979, one is forced to choose between either Saudi Arabia or Iran.  Pick your poison or the lesser of two evils, and given Iranian actions post revolution, it wasn't a hard decision to make.  That line is blurring. Daily.

Ah yes, the wonderful Iranians. With their gay executions.

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« Reply #2387 on: January 15, 2016, 02:27:51 pm »
Saudi Arabia makes Iran look like Sesame Street...

I like what the President has done... he's given Saudi Arabia and Israel the middle finger....its very bold but its a very dangerous game to play and nobody knows how it will end up.. but for sure he's trying to realign the US away from its usual Israel/Saudi Arabia suckupage in trying to engage with Iran instead of buying into the Saudi/Israel "Iran is the devil" line...

But its a complex world and none of them are angels... the Saudis and their gulf allies, and Israel are ticked off as can be though....

Of course if the Republicans win we will fall back into old habits... if Hillary wins who knows...

I also wonder about falling oil prices.. I just don't buy that falling demand explains it adequately.. I think the Saudis are flooding the market to make Iran pay figuring Iran can't take it....it makes no sense to me how oil can be over 100$ a barrel a few years ago and now below $30....
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« Reply #2388 on: January 15, 2016, 02:31:39 pm »
I mean the price of oil right now might be the cheapest (adjusted for inflation) that it has ever been in my lifetime....sure I remember paying 87 cents a gallon but that was over 20 years ago....
the impact such a low price of oil is having/will have on these crazy nations is worrying..but I find it hard to think its a bad thing even though it could blow it all up..

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« Reply #2389 on: January 15, 2016, 02:38:01 pm »
It's down to $1.74 in my hood...that's as cheap as I ever remember it since the 90's
and I feel like adjusted for inflation possibly the lowest in my life time (b 71)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-gas-feels-cheapand-why-its-not-historically-speaking-1420217738

jez...at $1.57 in tappahannock va!
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« Reply #2390 on: January 15, 2016, 02:50:18 pm »
Filled up at lunch at $1.61. The Costco/Sams Club membership-discount type places I pass are down in mid $1.50s.
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« Reply #2391 on: January 15, 2016, 03:08:58 pm »
I also wonder about falling oil prices.. I just don't buy that falling demand explains it adequately.. I think the Saudis are flooding the market to make Iran pay figuring Iran can't take it....it makes no sense to me how oil can be over 100$ a barrel a few years ago and now below $30....

No, it's not just demand, though that is decreasing as cars are becoming more fuel efficient.  It's supply as America is flooding its own market with oil produced in America.  Thus the Saudi's have to find new clients and OPEC no longer has the stranglehold on price.  If the Saudi's want to find a new buyer of their oil, they have to be competitive and lower their price in Asia, because the last thing the Saudi's want (which the rest of OPEC doesn't understand) is for America to remove it's oil export ban and start selling to Asia.
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« Reply #2392 on: January 15, 2016, 04:59:11 pm »
What about that mannequin is plus size?

gurl . . . look at those hips.

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« Reply #2393 on: January 15, 2016, 08:05:28 pm »

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« Reply #2394 on: January 15, 2016, 10:23:12 pm »
not too be nitpicky, but Johnny Depp played Gilbert Grape.

killsaly

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« Reply #2395 on: January 15, 2016, 10:40:01 pm »
I believe that was part of the joke.  I did not make it so I cant tell the artist's intention...

walk,on,by

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« Reply #2396 on: January 15, 2016, 11:09:33 pm »
Artist?

killsaly

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« Reply #2397 on: January 16, 2016, 11:17:28 am »
Yes, the meme artist.  What do you call someone who makes memes?  A memer?  A comedian? 

shemptiness

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« Reply #2398 on: January 16, 2016, 11:32:15 am »
Yes, the meme artist.  What do you call someone who makes memes?  A memer?  A comedian? 

comemeian?

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« Reply #2399 on: January 16, 2016, 12:45:21 pm »
Yes, the meme artist.  What do you call someone who makes memes?  A memer?  A comedian? 

comemeian?
com,meme.ian
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