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Old 04-28-2011, 01:05 PM   #16
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...mofinformation

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One of the last great riddles of the British political system was solved yesterday when the powers wielded by the government in the name of the monarchy were set down on paper for the first time. (published in 2003)
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Full list of the powers of the Queen

Domestic Affairs:

The appointment and dismissal of ministers;

The summoning, prorogation and dissolution of Parliament;

Royal assent to bills;

The appointment and regulation of the civil service;

The commissioning of officers in the armed forces;

Directing the disposition of the armed forces in the UK;

Appointment of Queen's Counsel;

Issue and withdrawal of passports;

Prerogative of mercy. (Used to apply in capital punishment cases. Still used, eg to remedy errors in sentence calculation)

Granting honours;

Creation of corporations by Charter;

Foreign Affairs

The making of treaties;

Declaration of war;

Deployment of armed forces overseas;

Recognition of foreign states;

Accreditation and reception of diplomats.
apparently they Royals still yield considerable power.

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Old 04-28-2011, 02:10 PM   #17
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Well we're going to have to figure something out some how , but..............these fuel prices are hurting bussiness and people NOW!!!. Two years ago when fuel went sky high some politicans dug their heels in on drilling with this argument "those wells wont help fuel prices for at least 2yrs". Guess what (2yrs later) we're paying thru the nose again for fuel so we can go to work.

There's no viable option for us to use right now so it doesnt make sense to me not to drill. We can help ourselves for 44yrs at least...thats a start. Besides this is just one more problem we can pass off on our kids and grand kids...........along with the debt.
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apparently they Royals still yield considerable power.

I beleave that when Scottland turned that terrorist over to libya it was reported that the whole deal had to be "OK'ed" by the royal family as scottland is still under their rule.
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The media covering their honeymoon also? Otherwise, who cares.
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On the subject of the royal wedding:

I for one cannot wait! I cannot wait for it to happen so I can stop hearing about how it's going to happen.

On the topic of drilling:
Any amount of drilling we do, will simply be offset by a reduction in production by OPEC. It will not lower the prices by a dime. There was an article discussing this a couple days ago: http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/25/news...ex.htm?iid=EAL

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The problem is this: While increased oil and gas drilling in the United States may create good-paying jobs, reduce reliance on foreign oil and lower the trade deficit, it will have hardly any impact on gas and oil prices.
That's because the amount of extra oil that could be produced from more drilling in this country is tiny compared to what the world consumes.
Plus, any extra oil the country did produce would likely be quickly offset by a cut in OPEC production.
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Somebody brought up the topic of "Spam" -
(I think they're trying to co-opt this thread!)
Spam?!
I like spam!
Spam - spam - spam - spam!!!
(Sorry, just kidding "Pernicious Rodent" - don't you have anything better
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I do like your ceiling - that's a winner!!!
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Not really, it's either this or I sit in the corner, staring blankly into space and drooling....

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Any amount of drilling we do, will simply be offset by a reduction in production by OPEC. It will not lower the prices by a dime
Thats fine at least my hard earned dollars will stay in the U.S. and not go to fund terrorisim.


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That sounds right but if we take 60% of their oil now and cut that to 20% they can cut production but they will also lose $$$ and it's clear that Arabs love their $$$
It would make the market more competative(sp) I dont understand how prices could stay the same for long.
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That sounds right but if we take 60% of their oil now and cut that to 20% they can cut production but they will also lose $$$ and it's clear that Arabs love their $$$
It would make the market more competative(sp) I dont understand how prices could stay the same for long.
You have to remember, Saudi Arabia alone has over 10 times the amount of oil we have. You didn't do any calculations about our oil, did you?

21 billion barrels of oil in US reserves and we consume over 6 billion annually. You do realize that that is less than 4 years if we used only our own oil, right? 4, not 14, not 40 but 4, four years.

Ours isn't going too last long whether we pump it slow or pump it fast. After that, the Arabs put the screws to us.

btw: our largest importer is Canada. We import about twice as much oil from Canada as we do Saudi Arabia.
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Man - we started talking about a wedding that's meaningless to most of us -
Now we're talking about trade, economics, global trade, balance of power, oil
reserves, etc.
What happened!!?!
(Interesting though!!)
Don't worry - It will get better (or worse!).

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So I guess we would be better off by doing nothing............that seems to be the consensus. If your right and we only have 40yrs worth of oil left, We'll be better off by paying $5gal for 40yrs till it's gone. I think I'm going to start breeding horses, I'll be ahead of the curve on this one.
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We'd be best off using the money that would be spent to drill new oil wells to find a new technology to power our cars. I don't think anything we've come up with (plug in electrics, hybrids, e85) is more than a step in the right direction, but is not the next "thing." The sooner we realize we can't rely on oil/gas in the way we do now, the better off we'll be.


As for them losing money cutting production, it doesn't work that way. Supply and demand control price. Demand is nearly constant with oil, so reducing supply will increase price - thus they make more money per barrel.
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So I guess we would be better off by doing nothing............that seems to be the consensus. If your right and we only have 40yrs worth of oil left, We'll be better off by paying $5gal for 40yrs till it's gone. I think I'm going to start breeding horses, I'll be ahead of the curve on this one.

$4/gallon? There have been reports on the news that if there is any sort of hiccup this summer in the oil supply, we'll hit $6/gallon.

and then when supply and demand actually does control the market, the sky's the limit. Heck, I know a lot of it is taxes but the last I heard, gas prices were around $8.50 a gallon in England.

to the mention of E85. That costs us more than 100% pure oil based gasoline. Not only is the government subsidizing that, fuel mileage is less than with straight gas and because it uses so much of our corn production, it has caused an increase in food prices.

and this is where I tell everybody to watch a movie with George C. Scott titled "The Formula". It involves a formula used to convert coal to synthetic oil. When the CEO of an oil company, which also has huge holdings in the coal production industry, is asked why he doesn't release the forumula now as it would flood the market with cheap fuel and all of the public would be relieved of the burdensome oil prices of the time, his simple statement was:

If we mine it now (referencing the coal and a time while there is still oil left to pump), it's coal. If we wait (referencing to a time we actually run out of oil), it's gold.

It's not a great movie as far as movies go but it speaks an eerie truth.

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/revi...51c1a966948260
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