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10 hours ago, Jaydee said:

Keystone XL pipeline halted after Biden blocks permit

It's a vulnerability in the form of a security threat, Europe is about to receive a lesson in self inflicted vulnerability. 

IMO, progressives are by nature uniquely unqualified to lead or command. I used to think there was an underlaying brilliant plan that I simply wasn't smart enough to comprehend.... and POOF, now I don't.

It was indeed a choice, all of it was, choosing the worst possible option at the worst possible time seems to be a progressive trait.

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

 

Ontario Liberals ask LCBO to take Russian vodka off the shelves

 

Typical Liberal response to a problem.  

Instead: 

Don't take the Russian Vodka off the shelves (it has already been purchased and paid for by the Liquor outlets), instead sell it off and at the same time ban any new purchases.  

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18 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

Europe is about to receive a lesson in self inflicted vulnerability. 

Here's a comparative breakdown (by country) of what I mean. This could get very expensive for all concerned. 

https://talkmarkets.com/content/global-markets/which-european-countries-are-most-dependent-on-russian-gas?post=346052

I tend to agree with this guy and even though progressives won't get it, there's a lesson here for all countries:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/lord-john-taylor-nato-to-blame-for-european-reliance-on-russian-oil-and-gas/vi-AAUhdm6Or

Quote of the day... and from CBC no less: 

Ordinarily, one energy giant turning off the taps would open the door to another opening them, but that's unlikely to happen with Canada because pipeline and export capacity for oil and natural gas are already stretched to their limit, said Eric Nuttall, a partner and portfolio manager at Toronto-based investment firm Ninepoint.

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11 hours ago, Wolfhunter said:

Here's a comparative breakdown (by country) of what I mean. This could get very expensive for all concerned. 

https://talkmarkets.com/content/global-markets/which-european-countries-are-most-dependent-on-russian-gas?post=346052

I tend to agree with this guy and even though progressives won't get it, there's a lesson here for all countries:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/tunedin/lord-john-taylor-nato-to-blame-for-european-reliance-on-russian-oil-and-gas/vi-AAUhdm6Or

Quote of the day... and from CBC no less: 

Ordinarily, one energy giant turning off the taps would open the door to another opening them, but that's unlikely to happen with Canada because pipeline and export capacity for oil and natural gas are already stretched to their limit, said Eric Nuttall, a partner and portfolio manager at Toronto-based investment firm Ninepoint.

 

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19 hours ago, Kargokings said:

Typical Liberal response to a problem.  

Instead: 

Don't take the Russian Vodka off the shelves (it has already been purchased and paid for by the Liquor outlets), instead sell it off and at the same time ban any new purchases.  

Or, even better, acknowledge that the value of Russian vodka sold in Ontario is so low as to be insignificant and that calling for a ban/boycott is nothing more than virtue-signalling.

The paper, ink and electricity to enact and then report on such a ban is a greater cost to us than any financial loss to Russia.

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On 2/26/2022 at 10:00 AM, Seeker said:

The paper, ink and electricity to enact and then report on such a ban is a greater cost to us than any financial loss to Russia.

Where is the MBA crew when you need them?

The quickest way to hurt Russia is to lower the world price of oil and do it right now. Ramp up production across the board.... max thrust / full power booth. Get er done.

Listening to the WH double down on green energy (at this time) makes as much sense (to me) as the notion of defunding police in high crime cities or firing nurses during a pandemic. 

Maybe doing the exact opposite would work:

 

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INTERNATIONAL

Biden’s Weakness Emboldened Russia And Harmed America

Putin took the measure of the man and concluded correctly that he is feeble and weak

 

Vladimir Putin is an astute observer of Western leadership and especially American presidents.

 

He did not invade Ukraine during the four years Donald Trump occupied the White House.  The Kremlin dictator knew that such an aggressive move would never be tolerated.  He feared trifling with Trump whom he perceived as a strong-willed leader.

Instead, Putin bid his time, waiting for a change in the Oval Office.

It is no coincidence that Russia’s ruthless tyrant escalated his military buildup along Ukraine’s borders shortly after President Joe Biden bungled the US withdrawal in Kabul.  It was the biggest foreign policy blunder in modern memory and an American humiliation.

Putin took the measure of the man and concluded correctly that he is feeble and weak.  Russia could invade Ukraine without the kind of serious consequences that Biden’s predecessor would have unleashed.

From the outset of his presidency, Biden initiated one feckless move after another.  Instead of standing up to the Russians, Biden did the opposite.  He emboldened Putin by dropping Trump’s bipartisan sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline which was then promptly completed.

In so doing, Biden enhanced Putin’s power and leverage over Western nations in Europe that have become increasingly dependent on Russia for their energy needs.  Biden helped Putin while harming the U.S. energy sector.  You are forgiven for wondering, “Who’s side is Joe on?”

 

With the wave of a pen, Biden shutdown our own Keystone XL pipeline with Canada, heaped onerous regulations on our energy industry, and cancelled new oil and gas leases on federal land.  In the course of one short year, our president transformed America from energy independence and a net exporter of oil to a nation that is now energy dependent and beholden on foreign sources.

Prices at the pumps skyrocketed as Americans had to dig deeper into their pockets to fill up their tanks.  Higher gas prices also dramatically increased transportation costs for nearly all products throughout our nation.  That expense tripled and was promptly passed on to U.S. consumers.

Inflated prices hit them hard in their wallets just as they were struggling to recover from the devastating effects of the misbegotten pandemic restrictions. All the while, Biden helped make Russia stronger.

 

How did any of it make sense?  By Biden’s twisted logic, it was perfectly permissible for Russia to have a pipeline but not the U.S.  Biden cited global warming as his reason for cancelling our pipeline.  It would have a negative environmental impact, he claimed.

If that’s true, why give the green light to the Russians for their pipeline?  You could spend all day trying to figure that one out.  But it’s worse than that.

We are now emitting much more carbon dioxide into the environment without a pipeline than with it.  An exhaustive environmental study determined that, yes…the Keystone pipeline would emit some amount of carbon into the air, but it would be far less than conventional transportation of oil —millions of metric tons less.

How so?  Because Keystone XL was designed to operate entirely on renewable energy.  So, without the pipeline we are now forced to utilize trucks and trains to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil per day.  This spews enormous amounts of carbon into the atmosphere by burning expensive diesel.

Killing the Keystone did not kill America’s demand for energy.  It must be transported with or without the pipeline.

Again, it’s totally irrational.  But Biden’s environmentalist partners who obstreperously opposed our pipeline are not smart enough to realize that they have undermined their own agenda and managed to exacerbate greenhouse gas pollution.  That’s one helluva accomplishment.

This is what happens when the debate over climate change solutions is fueled by politics instead of facts, science and technology.

Given Putin’s lawless actions against a sovereign nation, Biden has now suddenly reversed course and reimposed Trump’s sanctions on Russia’s pipeline.  But for the people of Ukraine, it is too late.

And for Americans it’s too late.  The White House is warning that the invasion will drive up energy prices even further here at home by destabilizing global markets.  The cascading effect on other domestic economic conditions will be dire and painful.

If Americans are furious, their anger should be directed not just at Vladimir Putin, but another man who is responsible —Joe Biden

 

https://thegreggjarrett.com/bidens-weakness-emboldened-russia-and-harmed-america/?fbclid=IwAR1IhYijwd3bJfIwSiJASeL4JWjBz_akcr3jdq-nhSlECKW2SnyREa9-IKc

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On 1/30/2022 at 1:32 AM, Junior said:

That woxof guy truly is a genius. Read his posts on the above thread. 
 

But guess what, the fools in Germany didn’t listen to me and are so stupid, they are decommissioning perfectly good nuclear reactors as we speak. 
 

Remember: intelligence and common sense are not guaranteed to come together. That is why we have so many stupid policies. Intelligent people that know their art history and types of wine and think that it makes them qualified for jobs they shouldn’t be doing.

Guess what? After years of  me telling German politicians how stupid they are for decommissioning perfectly good nuclear reactors(at least on social media), they are finally thinking of not decommissioning nuclear reactors. Too bad they listened to the fraudulent greens in the first place.

Remember that the next time the frauds say that we should do things like this to save the world. This is what happens when people who are foolish enough to be willing to kneel to 15 year old girl trying to shame them, vote for a politician that will do the same.

 

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By Christoph Steitz and Markus Wacket

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and economy minister Robert Habeck on Sunday mapped out potentially radical changes to the country's energy system, going as far as floating the possibility to keep nuclear power plants running for longer.

WHY BOTHER?

Germany depends massively on Russian gas but Moscow's invasion of Ukraine has caused a political rethink in Berlin.

Overall, gas accounts for more than a fifth of Germany's energy mix, and Russia supplies 38% of it with Norway ranking second at 35%.

Alternatives are now under consideration, including more solar and wind power, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, gas- and coal-fired power plants as well as possibly a return to nuclear power.

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH GERMANY'S NUCLEAR PLANTS?

Nuclear-fired power plants, which still supplied 12% of Germany's gross electricity generation in 2021, remain controversial in Germany, which decided to shut them down after Japan's Fukushima disaster in 2011.

Of the 17 nuclear power plants Germany had at the time, only three remain in operation now: Isar 2, Emsland and Neckarwestheim 2, which are operated by German energy firms E.ON, RWE and EnBW, respectively.

Under current plans, the plants, with combined capacity of 4,200 gigawatts (GW), will be shut down by the end of 2022.

WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO KEEP THE PLANTS RUNNING?

It's politically tricky given opposition from the rank and file of the ecologist Greens party, but not impossible.

Under current legislation the remaining operators will lose the right to operate the plants beyond Dec. 31, 2022, the effective end-date for the stations.

Should Germany's network regulator, which is part of the Economy Ministry, decide that they are critical to Germany's security of supply it could allow them to run for longer, which they could technically do.

"Yes, you can extend the life-span of the nuclear-fired power plants ... if there's the will and the operators are on board," said Dirk Uwer, partner at law firm Hengeler Mueller.

Achieving this would still be complex and require parliament to change existing laws, most notably a 2017 deal under which the utilities transferred their decommissioning funds to a public trust.

"There are no longer any prohibitions on thinking," said Marc Ruttloff, partner at law firm Gleiss Lutz, who has advised E.ON on various matters related to nuclear energy policy.

Due to the hurdles, however, chances for an extension are rather low, with Germany's minister for nuclear safety - of the Greens party of which Habeck is also a member - saying on Monday such a move was irresponsible and unsafe.

WHAT ARE THE OPERATORS SAYING?

They're not euphoric.

"For years, we have been doing nothing other than preparing both technically and organisationally for the decommissioning of our plants," a spokesperson for E.ON's nuclear division PreussenElektra said.

The group neither has the nuclear fuel nor the staff that would be required to keep plants going, the spokesperson added.

RWE said its Emsland plant was scheduled to be decommissioned at the end of 2022, by which time its fuel will have been used up, adding there would be high hurdles to overcome, both technically and in terms of getting the necessary approvals, to extend the life-span.

EnBW, however, is less opposed.

"If it is necessary for the security of supply, EnBW is of course prepared to examine measures in an open-minded manner and to provide advice to the German government," it said in e-mailed comments.

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This detailed estimate of the situation is a prime contender for quote of the day. But at what point do liberals get concerned about this stuff? It's like a comedy show written by the Iraqi ministry of information.

Kamala: “Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine so basically that’s wrong.”

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From Biden's State of the Nation address:

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* "Fund the police:" Democrats have been facing calls from their most liberal members to defund the police amid a series of high-profile police shootings of people of color. The simple fact is that the American public has little interest in pulling money away from police departments. Biden delivered a stirring rebuke to his party's base by insisting that "the answer is not to defund the police. It's to fund the police. Fund them. Fund them." The chamber erupted in applause, a rare moment of (mostly) bipartisan agreement.

 

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21 hours ago, Kargokings said:

From Biden's State of the Nation address:

 

"That's the difference between the Democratic and the Republican Party, which is the Democrats are hostage to their crazy minority, and the Republicans are hostage to their crazy majority." - Bret Stephens

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Three-in-five Americans, Canadians believe U.S. electoral system is weakening


March 1, 2022 – As U.S. President Joe Biden readies his first State of the Union address, a new cross-border study from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute finds many in the union, and their northern neighbours, dismayed with the state of democracy in the United States.

Majorities of Americans believe elections are becoming less free and fair in their country (58%), power is increasingly out of the hands of the average American (66%) and the rule of law is not being applied equally (67%). Half in the U.S. (50%) believe human rights are becoming less protected. On all those measures, at least three-in-five Canadians agree that those pillars of democracy are crumbling in their southern neighbour.

While Canadians believe some of those democratic aspects are deteriorating in their own country, it pales in comparison in how negative Americans assess their home country’s situation. Americans, too, are more disillusioned with their federal government than Canadians. Seven-in-ten (70%) of Americans believe their federal government does not care about the issues that are important to them, a larger proportion than the Canadians (59%) who say the same.

Meanwhile, Americans are also much more critical than Canadians when it comes to evaluating other aspects of their society. One-third (32%) of Americans believe American society is caring, one-third (33%) believe the U.S. is a positive player in world affairs and two-in-five (43%) say it is a safe country overall. On all three measures, more Americans are likely to say the opposite is true.

All this comes as majorities on both sides of the border believe America’s time as the dominant world power is already over or ending soon. Three-in-five Canadians and Americans believe the American Age is coming to a close if not already past.

 

https://angusreid.org/american-age-state-of-the-union/?utm_source=The+Hub&utm_campaign=53f1cb941f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_03_02_06_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_429d51ea5d-53f1cb941f-522638043&mc_cid=53f1cb941f&mc_eid=09433e3d5d

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Ukrainian President Zelensky Tells U.S. Congress Who He Believes Is Responsible For Russia’s Invasion: Report

Senate sources said on Saturday that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky pinned blame for Russia’s invasion into Ukraine on Democrat President Joe Biden’s refusal to enact sanctions against Russia before Russia launched the invasion.

Zelensky told Senators that if the U.S. “had started sanctions months ago, there would not have been war.”

Reuters noted just a few days before Russia invaded Ukraine that Biden was “refus[ing] to unleash sanctions on Russia” until Russia invaded, despite numerous officials, including Zelensky, saying that the sanctions could stop the invasion from happening.

“You tell me 100% that there will be war in a few days’ time. What are you waiting for?” Zelensky said before the invasion. “We will not need your sanctions after there is a bombardment, or after our state is shot at, or if we have no more borders, we do not have an economy, or parts of our state is occupied.”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) slammed Biden during an interview with The Daily Wire, saying that the sanctions that Biden had planned for Russia were nothing more than a “slap on the wrist.”

The sanctions that they want to put on [Russia] are nothing, it’s kind of like a slap on the wrist,” Tuberville said several days before Russia invaded. “We’ve come up with sanctions on the Republican side that are real strong, pre and post, if they come in. So, I think it’s a huge mistake that we haven’t put some sanctions on at the beginning, said, ‘Hey, this is the start. This is how it’s gonna work. And if you think about going in, then they’re gonna get much worse.’ They need to feel that.”

CBS News added the following details of Zelensky’s Zoom call with lawmakers:

Zelensky told lawmakers that Ukraine needs jets because its air force was destroyed on day one of the Russian invasion, according to another source who was on the call. And he asked for an oil embargo on Russia, which he said would be the most significant factor for Ukraine. Zelensky told lawmakers that if there had been sanctions in place in September or October, there would not have been an invasion.

The urgency of Zelensky’s requests was evident from the outset — he opened with a remark along the lines of “this might be the last time you see me alive.”  He warned them that after Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not stop. Poland and Lithuania, both NATO members, will be next. He called on the U.S. to send planes and troops there now to prepare, and to release surplus Warsaw Pact planes — MIGs and Sukohvs — from Poland and other countries. A source familiar with the call said that the subject of a no-fly zone came up.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-defends-decision-wait-russia-sanctions-despite-zelenskiy-plea-2022-02-20/

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

“You tell me 100% that there will be war in a few days’ time. What are you waiting for?” Zelensky said before the invasion.

I have no answers here, only questions… but, we all watched this happen in slow motion.

Russia was enriched by energy exports to a Europe now voluntarily dependant on energy from a hostile trading partner. Why?

Russia was emboldened by weakness and distraction in the US government and simultaneously threatened (IMO of course) by the “too rapid” expansion of NATO. The veracity of that statement can be put to the test with a simple question… would the people of the US be willing to go full article 5 if a NATO country they can’t even find on a map came into direct border conflict with Russia? I say they wouldn’t, but the point remains, shouldn’t that be a fundamental question about membership in the club?

I’d also like to know what it is that we don’t know. The build up of those 150,000 troops along the border was a pretty slothful, slow motion exercise. What was being discussed during the build up and what was in the works at the time? Was there anything or nothing? Why and/or why not? I have no idea…

But take a minute and look at the opinion pieces across the board right now, consider it, we are beginning to see a manifestation of the very resolve and commitment which likely would have prevented all this in the first place. Unfortunately, that resolve and commitment comes too late and it’s exactly why I consider progressives to be so bloody dangerous.

Too little, too late and too much ridicule / name calling directed toward anyone, who in advance of an emergency says: “hey, let’s just take a second and think about all this.” Apparently, any thoughtful contemplation of inducements to war, and the slightest deference to the Goddess of unintended consequences makes you a racist, a nationalist, or whatever… vote on policy.

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Biden announces ban on Russian oil imports, other energy products
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President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the U.S. will ban imports of Russian oil and other energy products, but will not be joined in doing so by European allies.


The move is expected to trigger sharply higher gasoline and other energy prices in the U.S. and worldwide.

Speaking from the White House, he said it means "the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin's "war machine."

The decision was made in "close consultation" with U.S. allies, some of whom he said would not be "in a position" to do the same but he stressed the alliance remained united.

Biden announces ban on Russian oil imports, other energy products - ABC News (go.com)

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Well, doesn’t this say it all !

 

Majority Of Democrats Would Leave U.S. If Invaded, Republicans And Independents Would Stay And Fight: Poll

A new survey released this week from a left-of-center poll found that the majority of Democrats would leave America if it was invaded like Ukraine.

“As the world witnesses what is happening to Ukraine, Americans were asked what they would do if they were in the same position as Ukrainians are now: stay and fight or leave the country?” Quinnipiac University reported. “A majority (55 percent) say they would stay and fight, while 38 percent say they would leave the country. Republicans say 68 – 25 percent and independents say 57 – 36 percent they would stay and fight, while Democrats say 52 – 40 percent they would leave the country.”

The poll comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine late last month that has threatened to plunge the world into war and has sent energy prices skyrocketing.

Another interesting finding from the poll was that while the majority of Democrats would leave America if invaded like Ukraine, Democrats support a U.S. Military response against Putin more than any other political demographic.

Quinnipiac University asked respondents the following question:

 

As you may know, the United States is a member of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Its collective defense treaty states that an attack on one NATO country is an attack on all NATO countries. If Russian President Vladimir Putin goes beyond Ukraine and attacks a NATO country, would you support or oppose a military response from the United States?

Answering this question, 77% of Independents said they would support a U.S. Military response, 82% of Republicans said they would support it, and 88% of Democrats said that they would support it.

https://poll.qu.edu/poll-release?releaseid=3838

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

Well, doesn’t this say it all !

Not quite.

Omitted is the sure and certain fact that they and their policies caused the very invasion they seek to avoid by leaving. It's why the question: "do you really want what you seem to be asking for?" always goes unanswered.

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