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    Quote Originally Posted by R1Letterman View Post
    Wow. A sincere thanks. That clears up a lot.

    I really do appreciate it, sorry that you will now be ostracized by the powers that be for answering me.
    Nah…nothing I wrote was political.

    But just in case, I agree with VO, T and others above that Coach Glasco has done an excellent job with our program. The previous head coach and his followers did everything they could to burn it down for good on the way out the door.

    They failed.

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    Thankful weíre more diversified than decades ago.

    Absolutely truth, especially in the mid 80ís. RR had the national economy booming a few years after cleaning up Carterís economic mess. Same time, people here were walking in banks and handing the keys of their homes to mortgage holders. Having to sell a home then was brutal.


  3. #78

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    Thankful we’re more diversified than decades ago.

    Absolutely truth, especially in the mid 80’s. RR had the national economy booming a few years after cleaning up Carter’s economic mess. Same time, people here were walking in banks and handing the keys of their homes to mortgage holders. Having to sell a home then was brutal.
    Regarding the above, this letter to the editor, printed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, from one of Reagan’s former advisors was interesting. He’s replying to a letter by Andriy Yermak, who is head of the Office of President of Ukraine. Mr. Yermak argued that President Reagan intentionally worked with OPEC to drive the price of oil way down, and he insists that the U.S. should work work OPEC to drive prices down to $30/bbl. Truth is, if you do that, it probably won’t be pretty for the Gulf Coast. See below:

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    In “The Oil Weapon Against Moscow” (op-ed, March 27), Andriy Yermak, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, writes, “In 1986, President Ronald Reagan and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia developed a plan to lower the price of oil.” Mr. Yermak then asserts that this plan was designed to cripple the Soviet Union.

    I was a senior economist on President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers, where I was responsible for energy policy, and later an oil trader who, as reported by Lee Daniels in the New York Times (Feb. 4, 1986), was one of the first to predict the collapse of OPEC in 1986 and an oil-price plunge to below $10 a barrel. I think Mr. Yermak hasn’t consulted the historical record.

    To discipline OPEC members who were cheating on their quotas and drive marginal non-OPEC producers out of the market, the Saudis, operating as the OPEC cartel’s swing producer, opened their taps and the price of oil plunged to $9.75 a barrel on March 31, 1986. Contrary to Mr. Yermak’s assertions, however, these events didn’t bring cheers from the Reagan administration.

    Instead, the Reagan administration hit the panic button and trotted out no less than Vice President George H.W. Bush for a hurriedly arranged press conference on March 31. The vice president didn’t mince his words: “I think it is essential that we talk about stability [of oil prices].” With that, oil prices immediately turned around.

    Prof. Steve H. Hanke

    Johns Hopkins University

    Baltimore
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/oil-pri...r_article_pos2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    Nah…nothing I wrote was political.

    But just in case, I agree with VO, T and others above that Coach Glasco has done an excellent job with our program. The previous head coach and his followers did everything they could to burn it down for good on the way out the door.

    They failed.
    I didnt mean political... just from answering me

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    The 2019-2020 south carolina women's basketball team is listed as "deFacto consenus" national champions. Why is cajuns 2020 softball team not afforded similar honors?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    Regarding the above, this letter to the editor, printed in the Wall Street Journal yesterday, from one of Reaganís former advisors was interesting. Heís replying to a letter by Andriy Yermak, who is head of the Office of President of Ukraine. Mr. Yermak argued that President Reagan intentionally worked with OPEC to drive the price of oil way down, and he insists that the U.S. should work work OPEC to drive prices down to $30/bbl. Truth is, if you do that, it probably wonít be pretty for the Gulf Coast. See below:
    Sorry, this is not news to me. Reagan was my first Presidential election. If you follow history, Reagan did break the Soviet Union while forcing them to escalate their domestic spending on their military. Gorbachev tried to keep with our level of domestic spending, including the development of (SDI) Strategic Defense Initiatives. The Soviet Union could not keep up with the spending due to the OPEC and REAGAN agreement.

    I don't think you would have seen the destruction of the Berlin Wall without the economic pressure. Of Course, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma paid a huge economic price for his agreement with OPEC.

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    I read a story once indicating Reagan and Bush were shocked at the negative implications the OPEC production increases had on the US oil and gas industry. It was on the brink of complete collapse in late 85 and early 86. Once the administration realized that, they asked the Saudi’s to decrease production and the industry survived, barely. Of course that led to a volatile period in which layoffs occurred every 2 to 3 years for the next 30 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    I read a story once indicating Reagan and Bush were shocked at the negative implications the OPEC production increases had on the US oil and gas industry. It was on the brink of complete collapse in late 85 and early 86. Once the administration realized that, they asked the Saudi’s to decrease production and the industry survived, barely. Of course that led to a volatile period in which layoffs occurred every 2 to 3 years for the next 30 years.
    Some of that, actually a good bit of it over the past couple of decades, has been self-inflicted by the shale companies and a lack of fiscal discipline. I think the bottom truly falling out in 2020 with the combo of the Russian-Saudi price war and government shutting down demand in their overly aggressive responses to Covid has, hopefully, taught that lesson once and for all.

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