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  •  And that's a threat (0+ / 0-)

    because..... how?

    Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

    by Sky Net on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:40:58 AM PDT

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    •  Because the agreement to sell (0+ / 0-)

      oil only in dollars keeps the dollar afloat as the world reserve currency, which in turn allows massive military spending by the US, which is their lifeblood.  Was that a snarky question, or did you really not know?

      •  Really (0+ / 0-)

        Just because of oil?  Guess what, hundreds of millions of people in Europe use Euros every day.  And lots of other people use a multitude of other currencies.  The dollar is the reserve currency because it's stable, not because of oil purchases.  Jesus.

        And it doesn't matter what currency is the reserve currency, the U.S. government collects taxes in US dollars and spends it in US dollars.  It wouldn't affect military spending in the slightest if people bought oil in Euros or pesos.

        Do you really believe that stuff you write?

        Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

        by Sky Net on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 02:35:56 AM PDT

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        •  So you really are ignorant (0+ / 0-)

          good, I thought you were just trolling.

          •  I figured (0+ / 0-)

            That would be the best response you could muster.  You can't actually explain any of what you believe, right?  You just believe it.

            Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

            by Sky Net on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:10:31 PM PDT

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