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ATS.MIX: Above Politics Show 22

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 01:49 PM
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Above Politics Show 22


Martin and Justin talk about international events that could have an effect on the U.S. Presidential elections. ATS member Xpert11 wins this week's math intensive trivia challenge, inspired by the CIA Fact Book. No new trivia challenge is given this week. Martin tries to make the Lisbon Treaty sound interesting, while Justin insults The Queen. Scott McClellan's new book is critiqued, and a new show segment is unleashed. "The View from Canada," starring ATS moderator GAOTU789, a.k.a., Joey. Will the Canadians succeed with their new carbon credit plan? Does the Lisbon Treaty have any connection to the North American Union? Should Americans be prepared to pay more for gasoline? What high profile guests have been booked for future shows? Tune in, and found out!

Here are some of the threads we talked about in today's show:

Author: Budski
E.U., Ireland, and the Lisbon Treaty

Author: GradyPhilpot
Court Rules In Favor Of Second Amendment Gun Right



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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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We are proud to unleash a new show segment on an unsuspecting world. We're also pleased to report that we are looking for more material to push the boundaries of this format.



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 03:59 AM
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Martin,

You raised a good point on the discussions of the price of oil, that the ever increasing price is not just been driven up by demand, and that the price of oil is being speculated on, and a great deal of the speculation is on price of crude oil going up and not down.

Is this the price of a free ecomomy?



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 03:49 PM
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Hey guys, thanks for the chance to be involved with the show. Top notch outfit you folks are running.

If anybody else thinks they have an idea, just contact Justin or Martin and go from there. It's pretty painless and these guys are great to work with. The show will only benefit from some more member content.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 03:00 PM
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I think people need to understand that the every increasing cost of crude oil and hence the price of gas/petrol is not the fault of their government. While tax is charged on the fuel, I think people need to understand that the oil companies determine the base cost of fuel supplied to gas/petrol stations and then tax is applied to the base cost.

As I said in the show, some of the increase is due to an increasing demand and a static supply. Despite the fact the some members of OPEC have committed to increase supply of crude oil following the recent meeting in the Middle East.

The major reason for the increase in the cost of crude, is speculation on the price of crude oil and that this speculation is on the cost of crude continuing to increase, which is in the interests of producing countries as well.

The military activities in the Middle East only helps with the speculation.

What is interesting is that the price of gas goes up in line with increase in the crude price but the gas at the pumps was a leadtime of several weeks so the cost of crude was much lower when the refinering started, so it seems that the oil companies and our Government are making profits and taxes out of this.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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Gaotu789, welcome to the team and for all those wishing they could do a segment, just remember that Justin, Gaotu789 and I took the plunge.

And look where we are now.



posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 09:48 PM
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We're getting plenty of positive feedback about the news from Canada. Please post your suggestions for new show segments, and your participation, in this show thread. C'mon. Don't be shy. We'll make you famous....



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