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Old 15 January 2013, 04:16 AM
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United States America, the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow

We pay a lot of attention to revolutions when they emerge suddenly and violently, but when a transformation arrives gradually and peacefully it's easy to miss.

Let's stop for a moment and take a look at a slow-motion development changing the world as we know it: The United States is giving up its addiction to foreign oil.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/14/opinio...rgy/index.html
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Old 15 January 2013, 04:45 AM
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Sounds almost too good to be true.

And given what's responsible for the shift, including frakking and offshore drilling, I'm thinking that it probably is.
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Old 15 January 2013, 06:21 AM
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Maybe by "Saudi Arabia of the Future" it means mostly uninhabited desert.
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Old 15 January 2013, 10:14 AM
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When I saw the thread title I assumed it would be about the theocracy angle.
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Old 15 January 2013, 11:20 AM
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Me too. Sometimes I think we're already well on our way there.
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Old 15 January 2013, 11:58 AM
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I thought this would be about forcing women to wear long concealing clothes and veils.
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Old 15 January 2013, 08:41 PM
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When I saw the thread title I assumed it would be about the theocracy angle.
Theocracy, institutional conservatism, capital punishment, armed populace. This all ran through my brain.
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Also, extreme concentration of wealth.
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