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Venezuelan President Chavez Warns of Higher Gas Prices if U.S. Strikes Iran

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posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 02:34 AM
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Originally posted by princeofpeace
Mr. Chavez needs to shut his pie hole and worry about his own little dictatorship he's running over there.



The Venezuelan president is elected by a vote, with direct and universal suffrage, and functions as both head of state and head of government. The term of office is six years, and a president may be re-elected to a single consecutive term. The president appoints the vice-president and decides the size and composition of the cabinet and makes appointments to it with the involvement of the legislature. The president can ask the legislature to reconsider portions of laws he finds objectionable, but a simple parliamentary majority can override these objections.


yes, that sounds like a dictatorship..


come on man, drop the media talking points, just because we've been conditioned to not like Chavez doesnt mean he is running a dictatorship down there.


By the end of the first three years of his presidency, Chávez had initiated a land transfer program and had introduced several reforms aimed at improving the social welfare of the population. These reforms entailed the lowering of infant mortality rates; the implementation of a free, government-funded health care system; and free education up to the university level. By December of 2001, inflation fell to 12.3% the lowest since 1986, while economic growth was steady at four percent. Chávez's administration also reported an increase in primary school enrollment by one million students.

en.wikipedia.org...

in truth the reason we hate him is because he refuses to let foreign companies plunder his countries natural resources, and he refuses to play along with the whole World bank loan scam. And for those reasons we want him out.
It was recently reported that venezuela has an undeveloped oil region that may place it above saudi arabia in terms of oil reserves. make no mistake, international oil tycoons what hold of that crude, and they are using various means to undermine the leadership over there to install a "business friendly" associate, as proven how many times in history now?




posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 03:26 AM
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Its an astute observation.

Every time someone farts in the middle east, oil prices go up.

If the US decides to do something stupid in Iran, then we can expect large rises.

Quite why this is percieved as Chavez "interfering" by some people is beyond me - if an American had said it would it be a problem?



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 03:46 AM
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Originally posted by rikriley
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The best source to extract or crack hydrogen from is good old H20 the world has more abundance of water then fossil fuels. Rik Riley



Where do we get the energy that is used to extract the hydrogen from the water? As it stands now, it consumes more fossil fuel to extract hydrogen than it actually saves by using it.

As to the original topic, I don't know why this is a big deal either. Chavez isn't personally going to drive up the cost of oil. An act of aggression by the US will cause gas prices to go up. Just like a rain storm will make the ground wet. This isn't exactly a prophetic statement.



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 06:30 AM
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en.wikipedia.org...


And Iran also Voted for Ahmadinejad for the president in 2005 - he stands for re-election in 2009.


whats interesting is that the US rejected the support from the previous president , Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani , a known moderate



posted on Nov, 19 2007 @ 12:10 PM
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Originally posted by Karlhungis

Originally posted by rikriley
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The best source to extract or crack hydrogen from is good old H20 the world has more abundance of water then fossil fuels. Rik Riley



Where do we get the energy that is used to extract the hydrogen from the water? As it stands now, it consumes more fossil fuel to extract hydrogen than it actually saves by using it.

As to the original topic, I don't know why this is a big deal either. Chavez isn't personally going to drive up the cost of oil. An act of aggression by the US will cause gas prices to go up. Just like a rain storm will make the ground wet. This isn't exactly a prophetic statement.


Your exactly right this is not a prophetic statement only facts. I did not say Chavez is personally going to drive up the cost of oil but world events can at anytime whether the U.S. starts a conflict, some other country starts a conflict or wheather related etc.

Here is a tid bit of information that shows there are cheap ways of extracting hydrogen from water. Go to www.princetonwww.com... This is a discription of an invention to split oxygen and hydrogen from water with zero input. After the .com/hydroenergy.html

[edit on 19-11-2007 by rikriley]



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by turbokid

Originally posted by princeofpeace
Mr. Chavez needs to shut his pie hole and worry about his own little dictatorship he's running over there.



The Venezuelan president is elected by a vote, with direct and universal suffrage, and functions as both head of state and head of government. The term of office is six years, and a president may be re-elected to a single consecutive term. The president appoints the vice-president and decides the size and composition of the cabinet and makes appointments to it with the involvement of the legislature. The president can ask the legislature to reconsider portions of laws he finds objectionable, but a simple parliamentary majority can override these objections.


yes, that sounds like a dictatorship..


come on man, drop the media talking points, just because we've been conditioned to not like Chavez doesnt mean he is running a dictatorship down there.


By the end of the first three years of his presidency, Chávez had initiated a land transfer program and had introduced several reforms aimed at improving the social welfare of the population. These reforms entailed the lowering of infant mortality rates; the implementation of a free, government-funded health care system; and free education up to the university level. By December of 2001, inflation fell to 12.3% the lowest since 1986, while economic growth was steady at four percent. Chávez's administration also reported an increase in primary school enrollment by one million students.

en.wikipedia.org...

in truth the reason we hate him is because he refuses to let foreign companies plunder his countries natural resources, and he refuses to play along with the whole World bank loan scam. And for those reasons we want him out.
It was recently reported that venezuela has an undeveloped oil region that may place it above saudi arabia in terms of oil reserves. make no mistake, international oil tycoons what hold of that crude, and they are using various means to undermine the leadership over there to install a "business friendly" associate, as proven how many times in history now?


well said!



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 04:56 PM
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All of which is also why he's been working towards reformations that would allow him to maintain office indefinitely, so long as the people keep voting him in. He's afraid that if he loses office, someone is going to skate in there with a mandate to sell his country out.

Personally, I think term limits are UNdemocratic. If the people want someone in office (and continue to vote for him) why should it matter how long he's been there? Term limits promote instability and make it hard for a country to develop since the leaders and agendas are constantly being forced to change.

It only becomes a problem when you've got unfair or rigged elections... and there's been no accusation of that in this case.



posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by Karlhungis
Where do we get the energy that is used to extract the hydrogen from the water? As it stands now, it consumes more fossil fuel to extract hydrogen than it actually saves by using it.

You get a cookie... and since I can't give you a cookie, you'll have to settle for a star. :p

Hydrogen, at this point, is just another scam like biofuel. It saves nothing. In fact, it uses more resources than to simply burn fossil fuels. Down the road, it may become a practical storage medium, but first we have to put a LOT of development into alternative/renewable energy production (solar, wind, wave, etc).

the Governator's plan to build the "hydrogen highway" is just another case of a rich man trying to get himself richer by playing off the ignorance of the masses.




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