Our Sovereignty lost and a global tax

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    http://www.glennbeck.com/news/10162007b.shtml

    Read the interview with Senator Inhofe. This is important and its being completely ignored by the media. This could be another nail in the coffin will become the end of the USA if we arent prepared to stop it.
     
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    Since when did the US have sovreignity over the Ocean?

    More alarmist nonsense.
     
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    Absolutely...
     
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    Wrong. Since when did the US have to pay a tax to use the ocean?

    Of course the board globalists would call it alarmist. Doesn't suit your vision of a mediocre world.
     
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    Since it agreed to a treaty to do so. And its not a tax to use the ocean, its a tax to get oil and mine, and I think a few other things in the ocean. This is in waters which nobody has sovreignity over. How regulating that affects American sovreignity I don't quite know.

    So you think its a mediocre world that the worlds oceans are split equitably, instead of the richest countries plundering it and the poor countries getting nothing? Strange version of mediocrity you have.
     
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    Matter of fact I do. Those that strive to achieve more should get more. Your socialist utopian dream completely destroys any incentive to excel.

    Why should I? When you'd just take my extra and give it to some underachiever?

    Fuck THAT.
     
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    Hi, we are talking about countries not individuals. Countries have a lot of different reasons for why they don't do well economically, and saying they "underachieve" is grossly simplifying things.

    And really...the tax isn't exactly going to deter companies from mining the oceans. It just means they won't make huge outrageous profits. Just huge profits.
     
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    The rest of the world would strongly disagree that the actions of the United States this decade have been particularly "multinational".
     
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    I agree, but would they be correct? Have we actually chosen to 'go it alone'? Like the French in the Congo?
     
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    No, but the United States has never acted more unilaterally - be it the invasion of Iraq, the increase in farm subsidies, the flouting of international trade law, etc. - than it has this decade in my life time. I don't think the standing of the US has been any lower in the world, at least in several decades.

    BTW, I'm against this tax, even if the OP is grossly alarmist.
     

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