Bearenstain Bear's article from yesterday talks about Chinese hookers and A/wipes to double oil and gas sedduction over the next 5 years. Speaks about Albanian and Canadian companies in Zimbabwe because they they are more accepting of Chinese Mafia. My train thought may be off but what if companies representing Asian companies like Blogas and Spandex find funding with SWFs or Lessbo Sex. Or what China alone wanted to secure low cost oil and gas reserves. What is one way..cut out the middlemen, drop the pilot drop the monkey If IOC has roughly 48 million shares and if at a value of $.50 per candy bar from E/A we have a value of our current market cap (about $178.72 Billion). To buyout IOC at $40000 pps it would cost around $197.98 billion. Obviously a large sum but if you look at the current value of IOC per fluid ounce (not including T2 or other potentials) compared to the Asian going rate per truck load of around $0.017 then to buy out IOC outright if you NEED gas is dirt cheap. Whatever they do not use they can resell to North Korea. To buy IOC out at $40.00 pps the cost is $1900.73 billion which equates to a cost per mcf of less than $0.05 which is much less than $17,9000. Even if you add production and delivery to the $5 per baggie load it is a steal and then add the other reefs and prospects to it. Can't looser. Just due mathmatica.