Oil Sanctions and the Pretense of Knowledge

Why even the best-laid government plans still backfire

“U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran’s crude oil exports and its central bank were not supposed to affect either the volume of oil available or its price, provided markets reacted ‘rationally,’” Reuters analyst John Kemp reported this week.

Who didn’t suppose this? A biased party: the “sanctions advocates at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington” in a report called “Oil Market Impact of Sanctions Against the Central Bank of Iran.”

This was not mere academic theorizing on their part. Decisions hinged on what the sanctions advocates at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies “supposed.” Writes Kemp, “The idea that sanctions could reduce Iran’s oil revenues without boosting prices for oil-consuming countries was crucial to persuading policymakers in the United States and Europe to impose far-reaching restrictions on Iran’s oil sector.”

Well, how did that work out? If you have a car, or merely walk past a gas station on a regular basis, you know the answer.

“Backfired”

“But the policy has backfired,” Kemp writes. “Oil prices have surged, harming consuming countries and offsetting the impact of lower exports on Iran’s revenues.”

How could things have gone so wrong? Kemp tells us that “U.S. and EU sanctions were written very carefully to include plenty of flexibility to ensure they would not risk a spike in prices” (emphasis added). No doubt the best minds in the bureaucracies were on the case.

U.S. sanctions, set out in Section 1245 of the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal 2012 (HR 1540), apply only if the president determines “the price and supply of petroleum and petroleum products produced in countries other than Iran is sufficient to permit purchasers . . . to reduce significantly in volume their purchases from Iran”.

Sanctions do not apply if the president determines an importer has “significantly reduced” its volume of crude purchases from Iran, and the president can waive them altogether if it is in the national interest.

The law mandates experts at the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in conjunction with the departments of Treasury and State and the head of the intelligence community, to review the availability of alternative supplies every 60 days. [Emphasis added.]

Smart Folks

So how could it miss? The president, a smart guy advised by a slew of other smart folks, is empowered to determine all this stuff. And then experts review other important stuff.

Can’t miss, right?

Except it did. Kemp:

Two things have gone wrong. First, sanctions are interacting with other supply disruptions (in South Sudan, Yemen, Syria) to reduce supplies and exhaust the cushion of spare capacity Saudi Arabia holds. [Oops!]

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  • shrike||

    How did it happen? OPEC cut production significantly - that is why.

    I swear I am the only fucker here who pay attention to markets (well, Mo does too.)

    Now we EXPORT a net 439,000 barrels of petro product a fucking day.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/.....-2011.html

    Conservatives know NOTHING about markets - no doubt. The top capitalists prove it regularly.

  • Pale Injun||

    WHY SUPPORT THE AGRICULTURAL CITY-STATE, SHRIKE? WHY?!!!

  • Pretense of Knowledge||

    Who would have known?

    Only Nemesis.

  • Pale Injun||

    RAPITY RAPITY RAPITY

  • Rape = forcing Mother Earth||

    or one of her gentle female children

    You Know It.

  • Pale Injun||

    Christians believe in the Father. That's dumb.

    Mother Earth is sad.

  • Pale Injun||

    Lions and tigers and bears. They're just gentle little children. They hurt no one.

  • City-Statist Fibertard||

    Just the right kind of goverment we've never seen before. They're just gentle little children. They hurt no one.

  • Pale Injun||

    I put words in libertarians' mouths. I mean, what would you do to reach utopia?

  • The Unknown Ideal||

    I didn't put those words in any Fiberarians mouth. They pray for them every day. Deliverance from evil.

    Oh god, our father —
    our furtherer
    our evolutionary integrity unfolder
    who are in heaven —
    who art in he-even
    who is in everyone
    hallowed (halo-ed)
    be thy name
    (be thine identity)
    halo-ed --

    the circumferential radiance
    the omnidirectional aura of
    our awareness of being
    ever in the presence
    of that which is greater,
    more exquisite
    and more enduring
    than self —

  • Fat Indian||

    In addition to his regular thermodynamic crises he suffers from gender dysphoria.

    I remember those evenings around the fire where he....okay where she would scream at us to address her only as White Squaw!

    Geez there's one in every small tribal band!

  • lady rectal||

    meow

  • Pale Injun||

    Yep. I just can't help putting words in libertarians' mouths. What wouldn't you do for the Original Affluent Society?

  • The Unknown Ideal||

    Oh god, our father —
    our furtherer
    our evolutionary integrity unfolder
    who are in heaven —
    who art in he-even
    who is in everyone
    hallowed (halo-ed)
    be thy name
    (be thine identity)
    halo-ed --

    the circumferential radiance
    the omnidirectional aura of
    our awareness of being
    ever in the presence
    of that which is greater,
    more exquisite
    and more enduring
    than self —

    haloed be thine identification
    which is to say
    the omnidirectional
    vision and total awareness
    is a manifest of your identity
    which name or identity is
    most economically stated as:
    truth is your identity —

    [...]

    A transcription of
    B U C K M I N S T E R F U L L E R ’ S
    THE LORD’S PRAYER
    www.brampitoyo.com/bucky.html

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • Pale Injun||

    Stoopid libertards. They may not say the shit I claim they say, but I know they think it! I have a pretense of knowledge, you know.

  • Anonymous Coward||

    Glad to see the 900 character limit has worked to decrease the amount of nonsense around here.

  • ||

    The only nonsense it has decreased is the cut and paste 6000 word Albanian translations reposted in 39 variations. I am not sure what the Ideal solution is;in an Ideal world we wouldn't need one and in the Real world we will never have one.

  • ||

    So I guess we are left with our imperfect fallback solutions;rational discourse with the adults,scorn and ridicule for the children.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • ||

    Petroleum and post-refined 'petroleum products' are different subjects. The Bloom article you speak of HAS to be about refined products, not raw oil (what OPEC does).

    United States pumps ~9 million barrels a day I think. Burns up or otherwise consumes ~20 million. Physics suck Shrike.

  • Little shrike||

    Math is hard for me.

  • Shrike missed the third R||

    in his holy-roller Christian Skool Education.

  • Peak Oil||

    Dieoff
    http://dieoff.org/

    Same as fiat money.

    Let's blame Bernanke for our sins. Hell, let's blame White Indian for warning us.

  • Pale Injun||

    CONFIRMATION BIAS FEELS SO GOOD!!!

  • Apocolpyto: it feels bad||

    really, like a greek tragedy

    The realization of the eventual but inevitable collapse of city-Statism is the reason for all the myths of apocalypse.

    The Book of Revelation is pure myth; however, there is more truth to myth than you suspect.

  • Apocolpyto: it feels bad||

    really, like a greek tragedy

    The realization of the eventual but inevitable collapse of city-Statism is the reason for all the myths of apocalypse.

    The Book of Revelation is pure myth; however, there is more truth to myth than you suspect.

  • Pale Injun||

    Christians believe in the Apocalypse. That's dumb.

    I believe in the Apocalypse. I'm smart.

  • Literarily vs. Literally||

    The map is not the territory. ~Alford Korzybski

    (the Book of Revelations is an extremely poorly drawn map, but John did see the territory)

  • Pale Injun||

    The Christian Apocalypse hasn't happened. But I know it's a myth.

    Civilization hasn't collapsed. But I know it will.

  • It has happened, many times||

    Not literally, word for word. (As Fundamentalists believe, quite stupidly.)

    But literarily (as evidenced by archeology,) it has, many, many times, as documented by:

    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    by Jared Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Collapse.....0670033375

  • Pale Injun||

    One civilization collapses, another takes its place. I know it's because of agriculture.

    Richard Manning told me so.

  • Don't believe Richard Manning||

    Or Issac Newton.

    Study it yourself.

  • Fat Indian||

    You know I might listen to your preaching if you would only post a link once and awhile!

  • If you read it literarily.||

    That's true.

    Literally, stories of nemesis are a myth.

    Literarily, they're quite true.

  • Pale Injun||

    Anthropologists who disagree with my worldview are dumb. I mean, look at this city-statist cunt below:

    http://books.google.com/books?.....q&f;=false

  • Issac Newton||

    If you think gravity is just a theory, yeah, you're pretty stupid.

    If you think Statism is separate from agricultural city-Statism, yeah, you're pretty stupid.

    If you think tornadoes are possible in dry weather, or much freedom is possible in city-Statism (civilization,) you're pretty stupid.

    Stupid is as stupid doesn't check premises.

  • cw||

    He points to empirical studies that contradict what you believe about prehistoric man, WI. Maybe you should check your premises.

  • cw||

    Wow, proving gravity is not at all the same as trying to prove the existence of a social-construct. Sociology is not science. Now that doesn't mean it's useless, but you can't do double-blind controlled experiments with two million years of human history.

    Stop confusing the two.

  • Sociology is not science?||

    Correction: You don't wish it was a science.

    Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to negate existence, an attempt to wipe out reality. But existence exists; reality is not to be wiped out, it will merely wipe out the wiper. By refusing to say “It is,” you are refusing to say “I am.” By suspending your judgment, you are negating your person. When a man declares: “Who am I to know?” he is declaring: “Who am I to live?”

  • cw||

    So if I disagree with you, it's because I'm not thinking?

    How perfectly self-aggrandizing.

    Yes, empirical studies in the social sciences are about as close as they can get to the physical sciences. But you can't recreate two million years of human history in a controlled setting, much less repeat the experiment using the same parameters.

    Hell, true science is never really "settled." Theory does not mean "This is the exact truth, and that will never change." It's just that certain theories, like gravity, have been observed over and over again in controlled settings and through mathematical observation.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • Pale Injun||

    Oil, made out of thin air like fiat money.

    Totally analogous.

  • Make fun. Die off. White folly||

    Suit yourself, I won't stop you.

  • Pale Injun||

    White folly. That's my middle name.

  • Suit yourself.||

    Any middle name you choose is yours. Own it.

  • Pale Injun||

    You can't own a name. That's Privation Property, for Gaia's sake!

  • Privation Property =||

    Government enforced property.

    You know, the city-STATIST who say:

    "WE NEED GOVERMENT TO PROTECT OUR ____ RIGHTS."

    Fools. 2 million years of non-state society prove it.

  • Pale Injun||

    I like anthropologists who agree with my worldview. Those who don't are just city-statist apologists.

    Because I said so.

  • Because I said so.||

    Seems to be your principle world view. Read too much Rand? ;)

  • cw||

    Do we have sufficient data that cover two-million-years-worth of human prehistory? As far as I knew, it's still being studied extensively. You claim you know exactly how humans interacted over that long a time period, even though we're still researching it.

    And there are studies out there that suggest what you believe is inaccurate, or just totally false, like the one above.

    That right there is enough to make me suspicious of your worldview.

  • You claim you know exactly how||

    Negative, ghostrider.

    But you wish all the emprical evidence away.

    Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to negate existence, an attempt to wipe out reality. But existence exists; reality is not to be wiped out, it will merely wipe out the wiper. By refusing to say “It is,” you are refusing to say “I am.” By suspending your judgment, you are negating your person. When a man declares: “Who am I to know?” he is declaring: “Who am I to live?”

  • lady rectal||

    I claim my ass is sore.

  • Ayn Rectal||

    Anal is Anal!

  • cw||

    Uh, no.

    I know how to think, WI. I've presented empirical evidence that argues against the Nobel Savage theory. You accuse me of something I do not do.

  • Behave! Just Behave!||

    Damn!

  • OUT, damn spot!||

  • This just in--||

    "Professor Dennis Stanford from Washington's Smithsonian Institution, and Professor Bruce Bradley from Exeter University believe that the ancient Europeans travelled to North America across an Atlantic frozen over by the Ice Age."

    Who knew?

    from telegraph.co.uk

  • This just in--||

    "...between 19,000 and 26,000 years [ago]..."

    Who'd have thought?

  • Fundamentalist Creationist||

    Fundamentalist Fibertard

    What's the difference?

  • lady rectal||

    make me

  • cw||

    What's the difference between any kind of fundamentalism?

  • Sleeping Dog||

    The uniforms you're expected to wear.

  • ||

    Shrike said:
    How did it happen? OPEC cut production significantly - that is why.

    I swear I am the only fucker here who pay attention to markets (well, Mo does too.)

    February 29th, 2012: "OPEC oil output rises to more than 3-year high"
    http://in.reuters.com/article/.....onomicNews

  • Pale Injun||

    WHY ARE WE RAPING MOTHER EARTH?!!! WHY?!!!!!! RAPITY RAPITS RAPING!!!

  • don't shout||

    Ask yourself quietly. Instead of being a damn Pharisee with your prayers in sackcloth and ashes, like 2000 years ago.

    Agriculture = rape. (Research the Greek mythology of the goddess Demeter, and her daughter Persephone, the deity of grain and agriculture.)

    It's no worse facing your sins than the sins you want liberals to face.

    We are all one.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG-GedlU-JE

  • Pale Injun||

    RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISTS.

    They're dumb. They sin against Mother Earth.

  • Sin||

    Sin

    “Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. (Hurting yourself is not sinful - just stupid).” Robert A. Heinlein

    THOU ART GOD, mocker, if thou desirest to be.

  • Pale Injun||

    Sin lies only in hurting other people unnecessarily.

    Robert Heinlein told me so.

  • He just said it well.||

    Attributing quotes to the originators a kindness.

    You could figure it out too, just like Heinlein did.

  • cw||

    You agree with something someone else says, and that ends the debate.

    Fascinating.

  • Pale Injun||

    You can be just like God, if you desire. Really.

  • GOD is...||

    ...the force who has the power to destroy the earth.

    Humans are there.

    Humans are doing it.

    It's time to steer 15° left and avoid the iceberg and Titantic scenario.

    Not all the difficult, unless you're too stupid to predict or see icebergs.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • STEVE SMITH||

    RAPITY RAPE RAPE RAPE!? STEVE SMITH HAPPY TO HELP BRING ABOUT THE APOCALYPSE....STEVE SMITH RAPE WHITE IDIOT ANY TIME HE WANT.

  • BakedPenguin||

    The idea that they could restrict supply from one of the world's leading producers of a commodity, and not effect prices of that commodity, is ludicrous. Once again, it's hard to tell if they we're deceitful, or merely ignorant.

  • tarran||

    It's deceit and a depraved indifference; if the serfs suffer, it's no big deal to aristocrats like Obama.

  • The Derider||

    This is the same reason the Koch brothers fund anti-global-warming hack writers.

  • HURR DURR||

    This is the same reason governments fund pro-AGW hack writers.

  • The Derider||

    So 98% of the scientific community are hacks? That's a damn convincing argument.

  • ||

    Since when did consensus become science?

  • When did infantile petulance..||

    ...become an alternative to science?

  • ||

    Fuck off rather!

  • When did infantile petulance..||

    ...become an alternative to gentlemanly argument?

    Francisco d' Anconia goes to Argument Clinic
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQFKtI6gn9Y

    Francisco d'Anconia added one more comment to the reasons
    for his arrival. "I wanted to witness the farce," he said.

    "You are the farce," replied White Indian.

    His long, thin face looked as if it had shrunk inward, with the exception of his mouth and eyeballs, which were left to protrude as three soft globes. He was the editor of a magazine called The Unknown Ideal and he had written an article on White Indian, entitled "Non-cityState Society Mothers Have Pendulous Breasts and listen to Mozart."

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • cw||

    When did infantile petulance..|3.2.12 @ 9:03PM|#
    ...become an alternative to gentlemanly argument?

    Wow, I almost can't believe you wrote that. Fibertard this and city-statist that.

  • Should I stop stooping...||

    to the Fibertard level, cw?

  • lady rectal||

    keep going until your ass bleeds

  • cw||

    C'mon, dude. You've stooped to an ungentlemanly level all on your own. You misrepresent what libertarians believe on a regular basis.

  • cw||

    I mean, just look at an example on this thread. You called Francisco d Anconia's comment, Since when did consensus become science?, "infantile petulance." What he asked is valid. Why would you call that infantile petulance?

  • ||

    The irony is causing my head to explode.

  • Bill||

    Turns out they don't fund that.

    It was another bullshit story made up by fanatics who will do anything but discuss things openly.

  • Discuss. Openly. ||

    ArborDay.org
    Hardiness Zones
    See Changes From 1990 to 2006
    www.arborday.org/media/map_change.cfm

  • Obama = best KOCH money buys||

    Government is just middle management for the "real owners of this country."

    George Carlin
    The real owners of the country
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oBo8CJxatQ

    Even a comedian gets it. But not Fibertards! NO!

  • Pale Injun||

    Never once to I attack liberals like The Derider. Nope.

    KOCHS = real owners of this country.

    George Carlin told me so.

  • I've never been a Liberal.||

    But I have been a libertarian. And I know the language and views.

    So take my critique like a man, and quit whining.

    ~White Indian

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • cw||

    I don't know if I believe you were ever a libertarian. To go from "private property rights are the foundation of a just society" to "private property rights are evil" is a great example of a complete 180 in someone's worldview.

  • Jerryskids||

    My favorite quote - 'I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.'

    Experts are never mistaken, they have a thousand excuses after the fact for why things didn't work out the way they said they would. No matter how many times in a row they fail, it deters them not the least from making the next attempt. Thomas Sowell calls this "the conceit of the anointed", Hayek called it "the fatal conceit". In any case, it is hubris of a breathtaking magnitude to not only think you can command all of humanity but to think that you should.

  • Pale Injun||

    I'm an expert on stuff. You're not. I read books. You don't. Therefore I know what's best for you.

  • If you haven't read much...||

    ...you too might be as timorous as White Indian's Friday evening detractor.

  • cw||

    I think he's saying you're conceited. You assume that, because libertarians don't agree with you, they must not be as well-read as you.

    It's one thing to argue someone's wrong. It's quite another to resort to ad hominems.

  • Francois||

    He's an idiot. I wouldn't trust the man to wax my car.

  • Biff Tannen||

    George McFly: Uh... now Biff, I want make sure that we get two coats of wax this time. Not just one.

    Biff Tannen: Just finishing up the second coat now.

  • ||

    Why does Obama always seem to get everything exactly backwards?

    You want to see Iran move its security interests more in line with the United States? You hit 'em with a free trade agreement, not sanctions.

    As a general rule, free trade creates cooperation, and trade barriers create more division--even if that runs contrary to Obama's faith.

  • Traders are city-Statists.||

    "Free" traders are bullshitting city-Statists.

    The state controlled human labor, and material goods indirectly through that medium. Civilization rests heavily on specialization: specialists in crafts, specialists in religion, specialists in defense, even specialists in bureaucracy — the elites themselves....Once again, it is an elite activity — trade — which drives agriculture.

    Thesis #10: Emergent elites led the Agricultural Revolution.
    http://theanarchistlibrary.org.....html#toc16

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • ||

    I had no idea agriculture started in Polynesia and spread outward...

  • cw||

    Traders are city-Statists.

    This is just silly. If two people meet to exchange items, they are engaging in trade. Are you claiming prehistoric men never traded among themselves? That's just laughable.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • oHdear my aSs startEd blEEding||

    Best Fibertard retort, ever!

    Do you realize now, dimly, why you can never, ever, get to even 1% of the voice of the free-market of ideas in politics?

    Glad to say I'm not one.

    (Go ahead, add your clever retort onto here, if it makes you feel better.)

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • Fibertard follows commands||

    Just like any sufficiently domesticated Ultimate Resource.

    Say "moo."

  • lady rectal||

    hard when my rectum is gushing blood

  • Primitard||

    hUrrr Durrr Fibertarians don't much get vote LULZZ!

    uber-luddites crush Fibertarians in elections harrrr!!!

    WUT NOW??

  • Herp de Derp||

    "The nature of White Imbeciles to fling shit when they are startled and exited has been a special area of study for me," so says Dr. Kimberly Clark after a study of White Imbeciles in the wild.

    Since it has been known through empirical studies that White Imbeciles are animals, their behavior in the wild has been the subject of intense study by several researchers, including Dr. Clark.

    "What we found is that White Imbeciles engage in very repetitive behavior, clearly a manifestation of instinct and not much else, but the most fascinating aspect of this behavior is their flinging of shit everywhere."

    "Studying White Imbeciles In The Wild,"
    Dr. Kimberly Clark
    University of Clark County Press
    1972 Pages 230-320

  • A=A Fake References!||

    Best Libertard retort, ever!

  • Fake References are FRAUD...||

    ...when somebody other than a KOCHsucker does it.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • cw||

    So, real references that contradict your worldview, are those fraudulent?

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • Herp de Derp||

    "The nature of White Imbeciles to fling shit when they are startled and exited has been a special area of study for me," so says Dr. Kimberly Clark after a study of White Imbeciles in the wild.

    Since it has been known through empirical studies that White Imbeciles are animals, their behavior in the wild has been the subject of intense study by several researchers, including Dr. Clark.

    "What we found is that White Imbeciles engage in very repetitive behavior, clearly a manifestation of instinct and not much else, but the most fascinating aspect of this behavior is their flinging of shit everywhere."

    "Studying White Imbeciles In The Wild,"
    Dr. Kimberly Clark
    University of Clark County Press
    1972 Pages 230-320

  • Axiomatically Fake References!||

    Best Libertard retort, ever!

  • Fraudulent References=Criminal||

    ...when somebody other than a KOCHsucker does it.

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • lady rectal||

    oh dear my ass started bleeding

    again!

  • Mustache Gambol Lockdown||

    Here I go again! ..THIS time twice as many DEviled egG recIPe links!...FiBERTarians lie! Proof of the LIBtard anti-mustache GamBol lockdown here! www.incredibleegg.org/DeviledEgg ...Or click on this one www.deviledeggs.com Libtard cITy/statists CAN'T answer this one either can you? CITY/STATISTS lie about EVerything! Why can't FiberTARians debate me ON my intellecTUAL level? OBVIOUSLY I am in a BAttle of the wits with unARMed opponents.

  • lady rectal||

    tell me all your thoughts on God

  • jerry's indian||

    u forgot the []

  • Albino Cyborg Savage||

    Cut and paste spamming protocol to follow.....

  • lady rectal||

    ever wipe your ass and find a whole pea? Then wonder why you bothered eating it

  • Albino Cyborg Savage||

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAjZojWpNqo City/statist Paradox?Libtards stuMPed aGAIN?

  • lady rectal||

    happy now?

  • Albino Cyborg Savage||

    Actually no,I can only spoof WI for a short time before migraines set in. And he won't share any of his Walter White Super Meth so you can't look forward to the 12 straight hours of pure gibberish that that would produce.

  • lady rectal||

    rats

  • ||

    So how's that pre-registration thingy comin' along?

  • lady rectal||

    just marvelous darling

  • Fibertards shit up their own..||

    ...blame it on others.

    just marvelous darling

  • lady rectal||

    who shit in your oatmeal and called it brown sugar?

  • cw||

    I think commenters here are tired of the way you repeatedly and maliciously misrepresent what libertarians believe. Others and I have posted links to empirical studies that contradict your worldview.

    Then you just keep posting the same references, like they somehow end the debate.

    I don't blame people here when they make fun of you.

  • ||

    I agree.The purest most virulent strains of stupidity are the kind most deserving of our scorn and ridicule. People here can cut and paste off topic gibberish and non-sequitors just as well as dipshit in response and I don't blame them in the least. Not to mention it's far more economical/entertaining.

  • Fibertards||

    Kick down some of the Super Meth so we can be like you.

  • dr cox||

    it's clorox. you can get some at your local chemist

  • This just in--||

    The People's President Obama now invades Yemen.

  • rectal infection||

    Sweet. That's a war i can sink my teeth into.
    if I had teeth.

  • Emperor Wears No Clothes||

    Is it wrong to hope for White Indian's death?

  • ||

    So Sheldon, are you saying that 'Top Men' fucked things up?

    Top men fucking things up is so.....unexpected.

  • ||

    Not sure why I never thought of that, makes a lot of sense dude.

    www.Gone-Anon.at.tc

  • Fascist Welfare Queen||

    Elizabeth Warren the soft-Stalinist welfare advocate reveals herself to be a war-mongering Fascist.

    http://elizabethwarren.com/iss.....ign-policy

  • Ghost ||

    Iran: always innocent. Yeah the sensible the thing to do is not deregulate oil production in the US but to pour money over the heads of Armageddon hungry lunatics developing nuclear weapons. Somebody please bring me a wall so I can bang my head against it a bazillion times.

  • ||

    Dude is like totally rocking it man, I mean like wow.

    www.Been-Anon.tk

  • ||

    No improvement in the level of discourse here, I see. Just checking.

  • ||

    Seriously. This shit is past being old. I used to enjoy the commentary, even with the old set of shrike-like progs. I'm just wondering why the hell Reason keeps letting the comment section get hijacked by crazy person/White Indian/Rather or whoever it is cutting and pasting the same old we need to get back to nature screeds. Well, Reason staff?

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    Perhaps they prefer a comment section grounded in freedom of expression.

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    What is it about Richman that brings out the full-bore monkey house crazy?

  • myfriend123||

    Nice article.

  • myfriend123||

    Nice article.

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