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Mon May 17 19:05:55 MDT 2004
As oil prices hit and maintain record prices, the US strategic petroleum reserves have reached their highest levels. Stocks now measure 659 million barrels, just short of the 700 million barrel capacity. With true business acumen, the Bush administration has bought high and bought higher with no intention of selling to lower the market prices. And it is true business acumen if your interest is in raising and keeping prices high; if your business net income increased 98.3 percent between 2002 and 2003 due to higher prices, due to a "scarcity" surcharge, a terrorism premium. Scarcity is nothing but terror by other means, and so the Malthusians, the oil depletionists, consultants, geological politicians, arms merchants all join hands in the struggle for "security," resources, and most all, a percentage.
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