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General Interest => General Discussion => Topic started by: NuclearDruid on July 17, 2008, 09:36:07 am

Title: US tells one of its former territories to suck it up and go dark
Post by: NuclearDruid on July 17, 2008, 09:36:07 am
Fuel rationing may not have reached the mainland yet, but don't worry: The goobermint is here and their not going to help.

Marshalls' Are Going Dark As Funds For Fuel Run Low
 (http://www.pacificmagazine.net/page/features/marshalls-energy-crisis/)

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The ability of the Marshall Islands to overcome its current energy crisis depends on whether the U.S. government will play ball with the Marshall Islands, Foreign Minister Tony deBrum told a government-business forum last week.

But the initial response of U.S. Interior Department officials to feelers from the RMI government about possible use of Compact of Free Association infrastructure or other U.S. funds to solve the current crisis has not been positive, increasing the worry about the likelihood of power rationing or worse.

Where the MSM on this? [/crickets chirping]

ND
Title: Re: US tells one of its former territories to suck it up and go dark
Post by: Secret Six on July 17, 2008, 12:05:05 pm
Time for a Declaration of Independence !
Title: Re: US tells one of its former territories to suck it up and go dark
Post by: Slaphappy on July 17, 2008, 05:46:02 pm
The Marshall Islands have been independent for almost thirty years.  Why should the United States solve their energy crisis when we can't even solve our own?

By the way, the article that is linked explains that the biggest drain on the nation's finances is actually the government's payroll and other expenses.  According to the article, there have been offers of assistance from Asian banks and companies if the government would agree to financial reforms... which it hasn't.