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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by immortality, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. immortality

    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Fill up your cars gentlemen (and ladies). With the recent escalation of the tit for tat between the US and Iran in the middle east leading to the US assassination of the Iranian general we could well be looking at the next middle east war which will be convenient for the US president who can use this to distract the US voters from his political problems (nothing like a little war to boost the poll numbers right?).
     
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    Juice already up to $1.75 around my neck of the woods

    Can’t see it dropping anytime soon!
     
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    greenacc Searching for the billion

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    Dammit! I was driving past stations today that were 1.36, and plenty of them.
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    It's on like Donkey Kong!

    Iran has just fired a dozen ballistic missiles at 2 US bases in Iraq and crude oil prices have started to climb. Trump will no doubt retaliate as he very much has the school boy bully mentality... I'm awaiting for his next tweet telling us how his reprisal was "perfect"!
     
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    What a tool. I guess he's perhaps not got got long until either impeachment of election. Needs a good war to stoke up the nationalistic support.
     
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    Unlike his predecessors ?
     
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    War is probably the biggest money making business on the planet.
     
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    It's time the Iranian underground got really serious with the USA and turfed these religious zealots out of what is Persia and got things back to normality before the Shah was disposed by this lot now.
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Yep, it seems US presidents like a good war to pump up approval ratings and it's a great distraction from his impeachment proceedings. Ball is in Trumps court. If he strikes targets in Iran I bet it'll be on. Iran has called his bluff, and have threatened to strike targets in Israel and Dubai if he does and any location US strikes are launched from!

    Right now I'm calling it even odds that the US will try to drag it's allies into another middle east war by weeks end.

    edit: wrong middle east place...
     
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    Morrison will trot along like a little puppy dog. How can we help master, would you like another blow job?
     
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    Where do your allegiances lie? Do nothing Aussies or at least support your friends? I-ran has been asking for it for a very long time, and now they have openly attacked foreign territories. WWYD?
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Not this time. Limited support logistically perhaps but domestic issues will keep the government focused on rebuilding after the fires. Morrison's position is weakened at present because of the current approach to climate change and his personal bloopers. The fires have seen a big increase in acceptance of CC by the electorate and I really don't think Australians want to become embroiled any further in the Middle East than we already are. The ME is political poison and I doubt the government wants any more bad medicine at present.
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Asked for what?

    Technically they haven't broken any law. Why should the US dictate what Iran can and can't do? Iran sponsors terrorism, we'll so does the US depending on your perspective. the US liked Iran until different people came into power. Yes Iran is responsible for a lot of **** but the US doesn't exactly have a clean image either. How many counties has the US invaded because they didn't like the people in power? Sovereign nations yet when mass murder is been committed in Africa they turn a blind eye because there aren't any useful resources to worry about. America just assassinated a Iranian general in a foreign country and then gloated about it. Under US law I don't believe Trump has the power to unilaterally unleash the US military on anybody so it's an interesting conundrum for him. If he wants to go to war he actually need the US congress to declare war.
     
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    The world is going crazy, fuel prices up although we have been seeing 1.7x here for a while, they seem to be purely conditioning us for what's about to come. As mentioned above though still a few servo's @ 1.3x I noticed on the way home too.

    With the fires going on that will have a mammoth flow on effect from insurance and groceries as if it wasn't bad before, huge impact right there.

    I remember heading into the butcher for a decent size piece of meat to chuck on the smoker for Christmas, walked out with just BBQ stuff as the prices were just ridiculous.

    No doubt another tax for climate change.

    As for Trump well what is there to say, trigger happy much.
     
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    immortality No more smoky bacon :( Staff Member

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    Yep. My local servo went up 4c/L this morning. Now it's NZ$2.299 for 91 and NZ$2.649 for 98 and NZ$1.64 for diesel.

    Xmas prices are indeed a rip-off too, we try and get most things we need in early December before the Xmas tax is added. It really is highway robbery and makes what is already a stressful time for people even more stressful.
     
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    My allegiances are to Australia not the United States. They are going from war to war and dragging us along with them. The Iraqi government have asked the United States to leave their territory. The United States will leave when they feel like it because they can. As for attacking foreign countries Iran have attacked US bases in Iraq not the Iraqi's. If the criteria for deciding that a country is bad because they attack another country then look no further than The US. Where do you want to start? I do not believe that all of the countries that they have attacked have been for any other reason other than that they have oil.
     
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