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By the same standards (and at least Gazprom are negotiating properly) has  Iraq been described in an FT headline as a "Haliburton Oil Grab"

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:04:49 PM EST
if it's a grab from us is the message I get. But maybe I'm an extremist or something.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:11:04 PM EST
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I agree, but am having trouble dredging up something suitably sarcastic to comment on the Headline with.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:24:41 PM EST
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"since when is 'grab' used to describe the highest bidder?"

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:30:18 PM EST
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only if you are aflicted with "Bad loser syndrome"?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:35:05 PM EST
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"in my circles, only sore losers use the word grab to describe the highest bid"

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:36:36 PM EST
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I buy, you deal, he grabs.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:42:31 PM EST
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or perhaps I liberate the country, you join the coalition of the willing in the hopes of sharing the spoils, he Grabs.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jan 5th, 2008 at 12:45:31 PM EST
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