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  1. Sep 10, 2008 #1
    Government quite literally in bed with the oil industry. . .

    http://www.forbes.com/business/2008/09/10/sex-drugs-oil-biz-beltway-cx_jz_0909rik.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Sep 10, 2008 #2

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    Illicit Sex By Government Officials Probed
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94482311
    by Jeff Brady and Robert Siegel

    http://www.npr.org/latestnews/#MT94479814 [Broken]
    Our tax dollars at work, or play in this case.

    So how much of the royalties were not collected?
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2008 #3

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    Does anyone else think the timing on this was a bit convenient? Thay've been investigating for more than two years, and had nothing to report untill September of an ellection year?

    The news reports contain that quote that says this "can't help but influence" the debate about drilling. I'm not sure I agree. The curruption found in this ivnestigation doesn't alter our need for oil. But perhaps it might cast doubt on the reality of that need. Maybe people will think that htese currupt politicians hoaxed the energy shortage?

    Do you guys think the general public will see the two things as related?
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2008 #4

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    And in related news:
    http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/Extra/bribery-scandal-rocks-big-oil.aspx
     
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