Romney and Ryan kick off Ohio bus tour
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Since: Mar 11
Rockin' USA ;)
#1 Sep 25, 2012
ONE QUESTION..WHERE THE FREAK was their bus made??
#2 Sep 25, 2012
Same place Obama's was.
#4 Sep 25, 2012
WAKE UP OHIO...UN ELECT THE RADICAL OBAMA ADMIN
#5 Sep 25, 2012
And vote for what?
Doucheman and the Boy Blonder?
If conservatives want Obama out, why not run a conservative against him.
Mitt Romney?? Really?? That is the best they have to save our country from the evil scourge of liberalism?
MItt's father took assistance from the government... In the 50s. No one needed help in the 50s.
What kind of family does Mitt come from?
#7 Sep 25, 2012
Willard and Lying Ryan are NOT conservative, they are fascists. Why else are Repugnants pushing voter suppression? Corporatists don't value at all the "will of the people".
#8 Sep 25, 2012
In which city will they lock Mittens outta da bus?
F. All of the above
#11 Sep 25, 2012
It's easy to forget about 61K in income. LOL
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#12 Sep 25, 2012
I think he is making his peasants ride the bus. He brought the plane to Dayton. Not sure if it has power windows. ;-) Seamus was on top of the bus.
#13 Sep 25, 2012
At least get a human.
Since: Feb 12
#14 Sep 25, 2012
Obama has a slim lead in the nine swing states, according to numbers distilled from the the past four WSJ/NBC polls.
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#15 Sep 25, 2012
The Romney Ryan ticket will win in November, because they are the only people with integrity. Obama surrounded himself with pimps, and street ladies, slumlords, and tax evaders. Then they want Americans to reelect them. Sorry, cannot happen.
#16 Sep 25, 2012
Oh yes it can. Obama can very well win this. Look at the empty chairs that have posted on this thread. 30 years ago I voted for carter. I, along with many Americans were fooled into thinking he would turn us around. Look at what we got.
High gas prices.
Turmoil in the middle east
An embassy ransacked.
And ambassador killed.
No longer the world leader.
The laughingstock of rogue nations.
But back then Americans were still proud and booted him out. Today they could care less about America and only what they can get for little or no effort. The selfish sheeple of today's democratic party go around just like the posters here. Calling names and twisting facts to support failed policies such as their failed leader's.
30 years ago Americans would be demanding justice. Today these people are just asking for entitlements.
#17 Sep 26, 2012
Not the people who are paying the bills. There are still more people paying taxes then taking taxes, and they are pissed. They are tired. They have had it with people who have money for beer, pot, and cgarettes, but who won't work to buy their own. Better getto the polls, and multi vote, because we can match you vote for vote this time.
#18 Sep 26, 2012
lord, how much BS can you cram in 3 sentences?
#19 Sep 26, 2012
Beijing - China National Offshore Oil Corporation continues its quest to purchase oil companies with ties to the United States, announcing on Monday a bid to takeover Canadian oil company Nexan.
In 2005 the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), China's third-largest oil company, bid $18.5 billion to buy U.S. owned Unocal Corp. At the time, many U.S. lawmakers were calling for China to crack down on intellectual property piracy and purchase more goods from overseas. Concerns over the potential effect on oil prices if China began hoarding oil for it's own use were also expressed. House and Senate members from both political parties demanded a review of the proposed Unocal deal under the Defense Protection Act to access potential economic and security risks.
During this same time there were tensions between China and the U.S. over Taiwan. The New York Times reported that during an official briefing Chinese Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu said :
"If the Americans draw their missiles and position-guided ammunition on to the target zone on China's territory, I think we will have to respond with nuclear weapons."
This raised even more national security concerns regarding CNOOK's bid to buy Unocal.
Unocal eventually sold out to Chevron Corp.
Oil platform in the North Sea.
Like this image2The proposed deal however raised questions within the U.S. Department of Treasury. During a Keynote address at the American Council on Germany Conference in January 2006, Treasury Deputy Secretary Robert M. Kimmitt said:
"Although the United States has long advocated such a policy, recent controversy over CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Unocal has caused some to question our investment policy and how the U.S. government monitors acquisitions to protect national security interests. Given the increasing number of cross-border transactions, it is important for U.S. and international businesses that the U.S. government operate in a manner that facilitates an open investment policy that both promotes foreign direct investment in the United States and addresses national security concerns. Of course, some of the most difficult cases we face involve state-owned or -controlled companies that seek to invest or expand in the United States while restricting investment and expansion opportunities in their home markets."
In January 2008, CNOOC entered into an agreement with Iran for 10 mm tons of liquefied natural gas according to GasandOil.com . The Financial Times says Beijing gave Cnooc the green light to sign a deal with Tehran immediately after the US agreed to sell arms to Taiwan.
Marcello Casal Jr/ABr
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ponders.
Like this image1According to a Wall Street Journal report says Wang Yilin, chairman of CNOOC, told rig workers via a video conference in May that
"Large-scale deep-water rigs are our mobile national territory and a strategic weapon."
#20 Sep 26, 2012
to a Wall Street Journal report says Wang Yilin, chairman of CNOOC, told rig workers via a video conference in May that
"Large-scale deep-water rigs are our mobile national territory and a strategic weapon."
The offer to takeover Nexan, if successful, would give China a number of footholds in the Gulf of Mexico, the Canadian oil sands in Alberta, the North Sea and the waters off Nigeria according to a New York Times article. Because Nexan operates in U.S. waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States will need to approve the acquisition. Depending on the timing of all necessary filings, approval of the transaction will fall to the Obama administration or, if Romney should win the Presidential election in November and the matter has not been settled prior to inauguration day, it would be up to Romney and his administration to decide on whether or not to approve the deal.
What makes this situation a bit more interesting is the fact that Romney is an investor in CNOOC according to released tax returns. Romney’s blind trust first invested in CNOOC in October of 2009, 4 years after statements were made about the use of nuclear weapons against the United States, and 20 months after CNOOC entered into an agreement with Iran. Romney has said many times that he has no control over decisions made by the blind trust. When confronted about investments made by Bain he stated:
"Any investments that I make are managed by a blind trust,. I don't make investments in Bain or anywhere else. That's done by a trustee who makes decisions that he thinks are correct."
In July Brad Malt of the law firm Ropes & Gray said:
"Each of these investments is in a blind trust.… This means the decision to make the investment was made by me, not by Gov. Romney."
However, in 1994 when he was challenging Ted Kennedy for the Senate seat, he said
“you can always tell a blind trust what it can and cannot do.”
He also criticized the notion that blind trusts are actually blind, calling it "an age-old ruse."
The fact that Romney invested in the company after it had made threats against the United States and entered into agreements with Iran, a country the U.S. State Department calls the world's "most active state sponsor of terrorism," may call into question the validity of his hard line stance against Iran. Romney has said he has a "zero tolerance" policy toward Iran obtaining the capability to build a nuclear weapon. The Huffington Post quotes Romney as saying:
"Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses. They want to know who will object and who will look the other way. We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel."
It also may soften the rhetoric Romney has expressed regarding China. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Romney said his plan for helping the middle class was to "crack down on cheaters like China." Project Syndicate says Romney is a proponent of free trade, but has said that he would be tougher on China’s trade practices and currency policies.
Whether the fact Romney was associated with CNOOC plays a roll in the decision of whether or not the proposed Nexan deal is approved is yet to be determined. Whether his investments in a company with ties to Iran plays a role how people cast their votes in November is something only time will tell.
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