This must be some alternate universe I find myself in today First up, news from Russia The Moscow Times - Presidium Moves to Raise Oil Output Hmmm, lets see, the Russians notice a drop in oil production, combine that with skyrocketing oil prices and they figure out that if they cut taxes to promote exploration they will increase production and keep their energy costs low. Now for how we are gonna solve this same problem in the US, which is much worse than is Russia due to our pigheaded politicians and treehuggers refusing to let us get our oil out of the ground. [ame=http://youtube.com/watch?v=PUaY3LhJ-IQ]YouTube - Maxine Waters threatens to nationalize U.S. oil industries[/ame] Yep, if you watched that garbage, you heard it right. The esteemed, and I use that word very loosely here, democrat Maxine Waters is threatening the oil companies with nationalization. She actually let slip the word socialize and stopped for a bit looking for the word nationalize, which of course is the same thing. Oh and shes a proud liberal too. What a joke. How can someone that holds such a marxist view be voted into office? How can it be that Russia is going about this the way we ought to be and we are trying to pull some thug dictator marxist trick out of a bag like Hugo Chavez.