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A "test" as to whether a small release will improve the political chances of the Dhimmicrats.

Spin all you want, Obamu-gabe, the real reasons are clear.

1 posted on 03/13/2014 11:20:50 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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Agreed, every time I hear an Administration is releasing strategic reserves, what I really hear is the sound of desperation.


2 posted on 03/13/2014 11:22:51 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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a “test” of “Now whatever shall we do” when Putin shuts off the EU gas and the Cherman self righteous tree huggers with their windmills expect us to ship them our gas


3 posted on 03/13/2014 11:23:25 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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“A “test” as to whether a small release will improve the political chances of the Dhimmicrats.”

Could be, but terrible strategy. That amount will be consumed before 95% of the dims get out of bed.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 11:25:46 AM PDT by WinMod70
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Ummm... this is a Watergate moment, as in “follow the money.”

The obvious guess would be that they are trying to establish the elasticity (and response duration) of oil prices for use in a future emergency, even if that emergency is only electoral.


6 posted on 03/13/2014 11:27:00 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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I’d rather someone tell me why the price of gasoline has nearly doubled since George “Get the Oil Men Rich Quick” Bush left office.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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Follow the money. Who gets the oil and at what terms? What political connections do they have? Who got advance notice that 5 million barrels of oil would suddenly hit the market all at once? What futures positions did they have?


9 posted on 03/13/2014 11:30:14 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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This is just blatant


10 posted on 03/13/2014 11:31:01 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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This isn’t the one AlGore bought is it?
Always thought something hinky about that.


12 posted on 03/13/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Petro Ping.


13 posted on 03/13/2014 11:33:10 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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He’s drawing them down for a reason. And it’s not for elections but probably has to do with suspending elections...


16 posted on 03/13/2014 11:34:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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If only the U.S. had a friendly neighbour; a neighbour who is ready, willing and able to deliver that much crude every week day.

Oh, wait. You do have such a neighbour, but Obama won't allow the delivery.

19 posted on 03/13/2014 11:42:09 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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bullmalarkey.. they don’t want that spike in prices.


22 posted on 03/13/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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Obama is getting desperate, he is bottoming out in the polls, his donors are not donating. make some cash to have some influce on the elections in Nov. nothing will help odumbo out, he is toast


23 posted on 03/13/2014 11:59:42 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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Symbolism over substance.

5 million barrels is enough to run the nation for 6 hours.


24 posted on 03/13/2014 12:00:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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It was 4 bucks a gallon in October 2012 and Baraq had no problem getting elected.


27 posted on 03/13/2014 12:04:53 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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More likely this is a “test” to see whether the “right people” (politically connected Rats) get to purchase the reserves at a discount and wholesale them out and make a quick profit.


28 posted on 03/13/2014 12:12:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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Follow-up inquiry:

How much of the TX and LA SPR volume is tied to Occidental Petroleum?


29 posted on 03/13/2014 12:15:16 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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Idiocy!

This should be tapped only as a last resort.

These clowns could not run a lemonade stand.


32 posted on 03/13/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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Why? Is Zero anticipating a war?


34 posted on 03/13/2014 12:22:51 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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Yep.


38 posted on 03/13/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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