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Iraqis pay .05 a gallon and we pay 2.00 plus

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posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:26 AM
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While we Americans are paying 2.00 + for a gallon of gas...Iraqis are paying only .05 a gallon. Isn't it great for us taxpayers to be such a help for the iraqi people? So much for America benfiting from increased exports of oil from iraq.

This article is in Rochester ...Democrat and Chronicle. I have no links but you have a computer.




posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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Hmmm, maybe the war wasn't REALLY about Oil like the protesting uneducated teenyboopers said it was.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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uhhh...I think with just a little bit of thought you can work through why this would be okie-dokie on a lot of levels.

1. It's their oil.
2. This is called giving a beat up, pissed on lot of people a little bit of a break.
3. Now we really would have something to bark about if the news was that the Iraqi people were having to pay the exorbitant gas prices right now, wouldn't we?

This is good news.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:30 AM
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I thought I might add this.

Filling a 22 gallon tank in Iraq of high test gas costs 2.75 with a tip.

Filling the same tank in Britian at 5.79 a gallon costs 127.00

For me in my area in NY costs 47.08

interesting and upsetting.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall

1. It's their oil.
2. This is called giving a beat up, pissed on lot of people a little bit of a break.
3. Now we really would have something to bark about if the news was that the Iraqi people were having to pay the exorbitant gas prices right now, wouldn't we?

Perhaps that is why they pay less
I agree with you Valhall.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:34 AM
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When all is said and done. When the people of Iraq are grateful for what we've done for them and realize what resources we've depleted I don't think we will get the same kindness.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:35 AM
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They only pay WHAT?

Those bastards! We should invade them for that!


[size=-3]...oh.. wait...



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by I See You
When all is said and done. When the people of Iraq are grateful for what we've done for them and realize what resources we've depleted I don't think we will get the same kindness.


A true act of kindness and charity expects nothing in return. It should be an unconditional act of love toward another human being.

I think you should take Philanthropy 101 ISY...it does a soul good.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall
uhhh...I think with just a little bit of thought you can work through why this would be okie-dokie on a lot of levels.

1. It's their oil.
2. This is called giving a beat up, pissed on lot of people a little bit of a break.
3. Now we really would have something to bark about if the news was that the Iraqi people were having to pay the exorbitant gas prices right now, wouldn't we?

This is good news.

Valhall, sometimes you make things just so easy to understand. Thanks!





posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:40 AM
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A true act of kindness and charity expects nothing in return. It should be an unconditional act of love toward another human being.

I think you should take Philanthropy 101 ISY...it does a soul good.


Your absolutly right about a true act of kindness and one does not need to take a course for that unless you really need it. Although we are not doing it as a true act of kindness if you didn't know that than I am sorry.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by Valhall
uhhh...I think with just a little bit of thought you can work through why this would be okie-dokie on a lot of levels.

1. It's their oil.


You know what I've been simmering on a while now but have so far held my tongue because I hate being called a commie...


Why the hell isn't Texas and Alaska OUR oil?

Wilderness reserves are for everyone but oil is for whoever gets their first? Some things about capitalism just stink. Maybe it's the American Indian in me, but I don't see how natural resources belong to anyone...and how they get to make a profit on me... Hop-a-long Taxpayer.

I want my own casino with a huge honking oil rig sticking out of it located on 40 acres of heaven the government gave me that I can ride my free mule Dusty around on all day long. And a radio station while were at it. It's my airwaves too!

You think I'm kidding? I'd settle for 51% of Montana. Just kick Ted Turner out and give me the keys.

[edit on 6-6-2004 by RANT]



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by I See You
I thought I might add this.

Filling a 22 gallon tank in Iraq of high test gas costs 2.75 with a tip.

Filling the same tank in Britian at 5.79 a gallon costs 127.00

For me in my area in NY costs 47.08

interesting and upsetting.


You're tipping way too much. No wonder you're upset. Your gas bill in Iraq is only $1.10; you're tipping them more than the cost of your purchase. You're making us look bad, because nobody I know tips their gas station attendant here in the US.




posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:47 AM
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That is a 1.10 for regular grade. The example for iraq only is for high test. The rest are for regular grade. sorry to confuse you.

[edit on 6-6-2004 by I See You]



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by I See You
A true act of kindness and charity expects nothing in return. It should be an unconditional act of love toward another human being.

I think you should take Philanthropy 101 ISY...it does a soul good.


Your absolutly right about a true act of kindness and one does not need to take a course for that unless you really need it. Although we are not doing it as a true act of kindness if you didn't know that than I am sorry.


See, I stick with my recommendation you take the Philanthropy course. On a personal level an act of charity is done for the growth and healing it causes the soul. The return is internal to the act itself.

On a political and geo-political level the same is true. The return comes in the act itself. The U.S. expects nothing in return from the Iraqi people. They hope for much, they expect nothing as a condition to the act. BUT, the U.S. DOES expect a return inherent to the act...it's called goodwill. It's the stuff that diplomacy is made of. And just estimating out of my number generator, it appears the return does NOT come through about 50% of the time...which shows the unconditional nature of continuing the attempts. That or insanity...lol.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:50 AM
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They hope for much, they expect nothing as a condition to the act. BUT, the U.S. DOES expect a return inherent to the act...it's called goodwill.


No No No it is called OIL..........Not goodwill



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:55 AM
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Here's a link that has the information you are quoting:
Cheap gas from the war? Only for Iraqis, not Americans

Their gas was subsidised way before the invasion BTW.
The US is just continuing the practice but they say that will end soon.

There's another article here that shows that many are paying more for gas on the black market because of shortages.
Oil-Rich Iraq Hit By Another Fuel Crisis


[edit on 6-6-2004 by AceOfBase]



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by I See You
They hope for much, they expect nothing as a condition to the act. BUT, the U.S. DOES expect a return inherent to the act...it's called goodwill.


No No No it is called OIL..........Not goodwill


You're talking out of both sides of your ass:

1. You're claiming an oil for war.
2. You're claiming we're giving the oil away to the Iraqi's.
3. You're bitching because we're giving the oil away to the Iraqi's instead of sticking with what you apparently have cognizant dissonance over - your theory that we're engaging in a war for oil.
4. You're ate up with greed over your $40+ fuel bill.
5. You're ate up with resentment toward people who don't have a $40+ fuel bill.
6. You're ate up with anger because you've decided to believe in a theory of war for oil when you haven't even got any proof of it.
7. You're ate up with irritation that you have proof against number 6.

Just observations from the peanut gallery *
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[edit on 6-23-2004 by Valhall]



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 10:01 AM
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There is NO anger from me on this at all. I have no problem paying for gas as I have the money and it is needed. I was merely stating what I've read and relaying it to you and the others here on ats. I do not wish to bicker with you thats not why I'm here for today anyway.

Your ignorant to think that our gov't will not want anything in return for our so called goodwill. They will get what they want and you'll be sure of it.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 10:02 AM
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Valhall... the war was to get WMD's. It became a goodwill mission when none were found.

As for the oil debate about whether or not certain US corporations benefit from installing a US friendly regime in Iraq, I defer to the wisdom of Cheney.

23 Jun 1998 "The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all things considered, one would not normally choose to go. But, we go where the business is." Speech, Cato Institute.

If it makes you feel better to think Bush and Cheney were thinking of rainbows and butterflys instead of oil when devising this scheme, then bully for you. But don't insult the rest of us.



posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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Thank you for the links....much appreciated.




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