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Old 01-04-2012   #61 (permalink)
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The only way alternative energy would have a chance. Is the President and Congress mandates that all presently operating gas stations, t stops etc. Install stations to recharge electrical vehicles. The same thing would have to apply for those driving vehicles that work on natural gas.

Then every licensed gas station would have to have a battery changing statiins. That peoole could change their batteries. Of course a battery changing technician could be required to do the actual changing if the batteries.
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Instead of giving billions in financial aid to China. To support it's political re education efforts. Why not use those billions for our own economic survival. Let China finance their own political reeducation efforts.
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Instead of giving billions in financial aid to China. To support it's political re education efforts. Why not use those billions for our own economic survival. Let China finance their own political reeducation efforts.

Not sure why any country would still today be giving financial aid to China in light of them having one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world today.....pretty stupid if they do!
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Not sure why any country would still today be giving financial aid to China in light of them having one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world today.....pretty stupid if they do!
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Not sure why any country would still today be giving financial aid to China in light of them having one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world today.....pretty stupid if they do!

Lawmakers criticize US (Obama's Administration) aid to creditor China - Boston.com

Lawmakers say it's an insult to the American people: The United States is borrowing money from China only to give some of it right back as foreign aid. And that, they say, is bolstering Chinese businesses that compete with American companies in hard economic times.

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., said U.S. foreign policymakers were out of touch with taxpayers. He said it was "an insult to the American people" and that aid should only go to democracy organizations in the communist-controlled country.

The panel's Republican chairman, Illinois Rep. Donald Manzullo, claimed the clean energy program would boost the competitiveness of Chinese manufacturers at the expense of U.S. manufacturers and jobs, and in a sector where the U.S. has protested to the World Trade Organization over Chinese state subsidies.

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Not sure why any country would still today be giving financial aid to China in light of them having one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world today.....pretty stupid if they do!
Sure is yet we have a large portion of the population sticking with the status quo to ultimately our demise. Go Obama!~
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Sure is yet we have a large portion of the population sticking with the status quo to ultimately our demise. Go Obama!~
Is the WTO dictating to the US to give financial aid to China?
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It’s well known that America’s dependence on foreign oil forces us to partner with some pretty unsavory regimes. Take, for instance, the country that provides by far the largest share of our petroleum imports. Its regime, in thrall to big oil interests, has grown increasingly bellicose, labeling environmental activists “radicals” and “terrorists” and is considering a crackdown on nonprofits that oppose its policies. It blames political dissent on the influence of “foreigners,” while steamrolling domestic opposition to oil projects bankrolled entirely by overseas investors. Meanwhile, its skyrocketing oil exports have sent the value of its currency soaring, enriching energy industry barons but crippling other sectors of its economy.

Yes, Canada is becoming a jingoistic petro-state.

OK, so our friendly northern neighbor isn’t exactly Saudi Arabia or Venezuela. But neither is it the verdant progressive utopia once viewed as a haven by American liberals fed up with George W. Bush. These days Canada has a Dubya of its own. And judging by a flurry of negative press from around the world—the latest: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other African leaders are taking out newspaper ads accusing Canada of contributing to famine and drought on the continent—it seems anti-Canadianism could be the new anti-Americanism.
Canadian tar sands: Is our neighbor to the north becoming a jingoistic petro-state? - Slate Magazine
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Envy of other, more successful countries while witnessing the demise of your own empire might have that effect.

Guess we better start building up our military!


Canada As Superpower? | The Mark

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How Canada will become a superpower, making the Northern Rim the envy of the world


I fully expect more Canada bashing to come in the future due to this....
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Envy of other, more successful countries while witnessing the demise of your own empire might have that effect.

Guess we better start building up our military!


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I fully expect more Canada bashing to come in the future due to this....
I'm sure it's only the beggining ..Once the enviromentalist wackos on the left get done with y'all will be the worst thing that ever happened to the planet.. robbing mother earth and making a profit making energy for cars and the lights come on and our homes warm.. SHAME ON YOU...
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Envy of other, more successful countries while witnessing the demise of your own empire might have that effect.

Guess we better start building up our military!


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I fully expect more Canada bashing to come in the future due to this....
From Slate, I thought it was kind of surprising. But the political shift discussed in the middle of the article was interesting.

Then, of course, we are still the big consumers with no room to talk:

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But Americans should think twice before attempting to reclaim the moral high ground from the country up north. Even without Keystone XL, America is by far the largest consumer of Canadian oil.
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I think his bias is showing....a lot.

And I think he is twisting things quite a bit, too....like his claim that:

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Given that the Alberta tar sands already account for more carbon emissions than 145 entire nations, one would think Canada would have a hard time meeting international environmental standards.

His link (the star.com ?? ) actually says:

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And for good reason. In a list of 207 nations ranked by greenhouse gas emissions, Alberta's oil sands come out higher than 145 of them.

Are those countries anywhere near as big in area? Do they have oil or any manufacturing or industry? I am betting not. The stat sounds impressive but is in actuality quite meaningless.

Not to mention that while it is true output is scheduled to go up, overall the emissions rate has gone down in the past decade, with them improving the processes all the time.

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So, if we want to ensure that we minimize the impact our industries have on the atmosphere, then paying close attention to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the oilsands has to be a priority. And it is: According to Environment Canada’s measurements, the oilsands has reduced its per barrel GHG output by 29% since 1990.

Despite massive expansion of oilsands production in the last two decades, Canada’s oil companies have managed to cut their per barrel carbon output by nearly a third.

Funny how you never hear about these improvements from the environmentalist 'side', huh?

My uncle works at one of the plants in Fort Mac where they are using new technology to extract the oil in a much 'greener' way.....these things are happening and will continue to happen....yet no one cares, since it is much easier to just paint it as dirty and stick with that approach.


And many of the negative environmental impacts have been exaggerated by some, or once studied, found to not hold water.

Report says oilsands don't deserve bad reputation | CTV News
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hahahaha, yeah, their bias is showing
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hahahaha, yeah, their bias is showing
Do you have a link to show their being bias ? or is this just another of your uneducated opinions ?
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I think his bias is showing....a lot.

And I think he is twisting things quite a bit, too....like his claim that:





Funny how you never hear about these improvements from the environmentalist 'side', huh?

My uncle works at one of the plants in Fort Mac where they are using new technology to extract the oil in a much 'greener' way.....these things are happening and will continue to happen....yet no one cares, since it is much easier to just paint it as dirty and stick with that approach.


And many of the negative environmental impacts have been exaggerated by some, or once studied, found to not hold water.
Would they continue to "happen" if the enviromentalists were absent.
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