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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:23 PM
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Gas prices rise. U.S. offensive in Afghanistan this spring. Coincidence?
With Dubya's approval ratings plummeting, this is the only reason I can see for gas prices to be going through the roof the way they are. The plan is to get Osama this spring. Once he is captured, gas prices will drop (not because Bin Laden really is holding the oil market hostage, Bush just wants it to appear that way) and Bush's approval ratings will rise.

The only thing I don't understand is why is this happening in the spring? Why not plan it closer to the conventions? And if Osama is captured this spring, what's Bush's October Surprise?
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:26 PM
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1. Gas prices are going through the roof....
...because the dollar is going through the basement.

If you figure the price of a barrel of oil in Euros, like OPEC *actually* does, it's stayed the same since 2002 -- about 24 Euros per barrel.

Bush is not in control of this anymore.
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-29-04 04:44 PM
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2. "Bush is not in control of this anymore".
God I hope you're right. It may hurt my pocket book, but people need to hurt so they can wake up and realize who's hurting them. If Bush has lost control, gas will continue to rise after Osama is caught, and maybe Americans will see the light. Otherwise, if the Oil Administration is still manipulating the market, we're headed for trouble.
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