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  • This is what finally puts an end to Australia

    08/03/2022 4:40:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3 Aug, 2022 | Viv Forbes
    Australia survived booms and busts, two World Wars, and the Great Depression only to run aground on pure ridiculousness. There is an ominous buzz in the new Australian Parliament — Albo and the Greens are planning to pass 40 new bills, quick smart. Each bill will probably need 100 new regulations and 200 new inspectors, auditors, and enforcers plus many new taxes and fees. They will not deliver "Net Zero" — they are "Net Negative." They will divert labor and capital from productive activities to bureaucracies and green energy speculators. Where are the 40 old bills that Green-Albo will repeal...
  • 'We don’t have to pretend anymore': Greens ready to bail on D.C. (only 8.59 years left)

    07/02/2022 8:30:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/01/22 | Zack Colman
    The climate advocates who cheered President Joe Biden’s arrival at the White House last year are preparing to give up on Washington. Instead, environmentalists and many of their Democratic allies are starting to shift their focus to state capitals as the places to press for action on climate change - going back to a strategy that they employed with some success during the Trump era. The flight from D.C. is in large part a response to 18 months of frustration with major setbacks to Biden’s climate agenda, capped by Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that hobbled the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority...
  • US levels of crude oil production in 2021 third highest in history, and unmatched globally (20%), but US refining capacity falls to lowest mark in 8 years, partly due to push to go "Green"

    06/30/2022 6:05:21 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 13 replies | Jone 30, 2020 | daniel1212
    The data shows that there were 4,082,478,000 barrels of crude oil produced in 2021, an amount that is greater than any time in American history, except 2020 and the peak in 2019. 2017: 3,415,257,000 Barrels of Crude Oil2018: 3,993,288,000 Barrels of Crude Oil2019: 4,485,635,000 Barrels of Crude Oil2020: 4,129,563,000 Barrels of Crude Oil2021: 4,082,478,000 Barrels of Crude Oil ( Despite this drop from 2019's peak, the levels of production in 2021 were unmatched globally. "The United States is the number one oil producer in the world," Weiner said. "We produce more oil and gas than any other country in the...
  • As Twitter Takes to Blaming Tucker Carlson for Shooting, Suspect's Manifesto Confirms He's No Fan of Fox News

    05/15/2022 7:55:21 AM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 5/15/2022 | rebecca downs
    On Saturday afternoon, 18-year old Payton Gendron allegedly shot several people, killing 10 at a Tops Friendly Market located in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. He has been arrested and arraigned on 10 first-degree murder charges. Trends over Twitter to do with Gendron's motives included "Great Replacement" and "Tucker Carlson," as some took to blaming the Fox News host for the shooting. It's worth emphasizing, though, that the suspect's own manifesto not only included no mentions of Carlson, but attacked 21st Century Fox for hiring Jewish people. The suspect expressed many anti-Semitic views, from what screenshots and...
  • Putin's war in Ukraine puts Germany's Greens in a tight spot

    04/03/2022 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Deutsche Well ^ | April 3, 2022 | By William Noah Glucroft, Jens Thurau
    Anti-nuke, anti-war, pro-planet: These are tough days for Germany's Greens, who have long stood for disarmament and renewable energy. Now governing in a crisis, they find themselves needing to go the opposite way. It's not easy being Green. No one feels that these days quite like Robert Habeck, the environmentalist party's former co-chief. Now, as Germany's economic affairs and climate action minister, he oversees weapons exports and works to secure energy supply for the country. That was before inflation and energy prices, both already reaching all-time highs, bounced even higher as a result of the war and the West's dramatic...
  • Germany Suffering ‘In the Most Brutal Way’ Over Russian Gas Addiction – Minister

    03/31/2022 1:49:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Mar 2022 | PETER CADDLE
    Germany’s addiction to Russian gas has come to backfire on the European state, with one minister saying that the country is now suffering ‘in the most brutal way’ thanks to the policymaking of previous administrations. Annalena Baerbock, a senior member of Germany’s Green party who is now serving as the country’s Federal Foreign Minister, has said that her nation is now suffering “in the most brutal way” as a result of its addiction to Russian gas. Baerbock’s comments come as German authorities prepare for Russia to cease its supply of gas to the country, after the G7 nation outright refused...
  • How Russia Reportedly Funded Attacks on U.S. Energy Independence

    03/29/2022 4:05:42 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    As an American 501(c)(3) foundation, Sea Change must disclose what funds it received from the Bahamas, but a Bahamian company or trust is not required to disclose the source of its funds. The Banks and Johnson letter states that: “According to Sea Change’s tax filings, in 2010 the group received $23 million, half of its annual contributions, from a Bahamian shell corporation linked to the Russian government. Sea Change then passed that money on to groups like the Sierra Club and the Center for American Progress that lobbied politically against fracking (…) In 2020, the Center for American Progress donated...
  • Flashback: Presideo Partners (Eminent Domain Corruption between Pelosi, Gorbachev...)

    04/02/2011 11:08:59 AM PDT · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 15, 2006 | Judi McLeod
    "Investigative journalists doing their jobs should dig deep, into Pelosi's role in the controversial, $280-million, federal-funded Hunters Point Shipyard affair - in relation to her alleged role as an investor in a real estate investment called PRESIDIO PARTNERS. Look past the fact that the 936-acre site, of which about 443 acres are not polluted - Hunter Point is the largest tract of undeveloped land in San Francisco. Roll Call stated that in early 2004, Murtha “reportedly leaned on U.S. Navy officials to sign a contract to transfer the Hunters Point Shipyard to the City of San Francisco” and that “Laurence...
  • Republicans call on Yellen to investigate whether Russian money financed USA green groups

    03/12/2022 5:38:07 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | 03/12/2022 | Marisa Schultz
    EXCLUSIVE: The head of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) has called on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to launch an investigation into whether Russia secretly funded U.S. green groups that advocate against domestic oil and gas production. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., led a letter to Yellen Friday that cites a 2015 Washington Free Beacon report that suggested the California-based Sea Change Foundation may allegedly be a conduit for Russian oil interests in funneling money to groups like the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club and the Center for American Progress.
  • Fifteen climate activists glue themselves to German motorways

    02/07/2022 11:06:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    Reuters via KFGO ^ | February 7, 2022
    BERLIN (Reuters) -Fifteen climate activists glued themselves to the asphalt of motorways in Germany, causing rush hour traffic jams on Monday, in the latest protests demanding a law against food waste and cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. A total of 252 protesters have taken part in a series of road blockades over the past two weeks, 69 of them fusing themselves to the asphalt to make it harder to remove them, according to German climate activist group “Last Generation”. A Reuters video showed frustrated motorists held up on the capital Berlin’s main A100 motorway on Monday getting out...
  • Germany's Olaf Scholz pushes for stronger EU, issues warning to Russia

    12/08/2021 8:04:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2021 | rs/msh (dpa, Reuters, AFP)
    Germany’s incoming government, led by the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), were pressed to clarify their foreign policy priorities at a press conference on Tuesday. Having officially signed a three-party coalition agreement, Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz and the rest of his Cabinet members are expected to take office on Wednesday after a vote and swearing-in ceremony in the German parliament. Scholz put Europe in focus as he fielded questions on Russia, China and the United States alongside Greens co-leader and incoming vice chancellor Robert Habeck as well as Free Democrat (FDP) chief and incoming Finance Minister Christian Lindner. Strengthening the European Union...
  • EUROPE IN TURMOIL - Sweden's first female PM resigns hours after appointment

    11/24/2021 2:43:13 PM PST · by srmanuel · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/24/21 | BBC
    The first Woman Prime Minister in Swedish History lasted less than one day, she resigned about 12 hours after becoming Prime Minister....Her coalition partner quit after her budget was defeated in Parliament. The budget that passed included the Anti-Immigrant Far Right Party (according to the BBC), the Green Party refused to go along with a budget that included the Far Right....
  • Coal Makes Comeback In Europe As Gas Prices Explode

    10/05/2021 11:49:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Oil price ^ | Oct 05, 2021 | Gerald Jansen
    With coal demand increasing across the planet, the supply tightness has seen European coal prices follow the global appreciation trend. The recent allure of coal also showcases the deficiencies of the carbon pricing mechanism. The current coal demand surge should force the European Union to reconsider its position on coal. As European gas prices have continued their surge throughout the past couple of weeks, the role and importance of coal has sparked a new wave of discussion across the continent. ... Europe’s coal exports have been hovering around the 12 million tons per month mark for three months already, moving...
  • Germany: Two transgender women win parliamentary seats

    09/27/2021 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.27.2021 | ar/rt (dpa, Reuters)
    Two transgender women won seats in the German parliament following Sunday’s federal elections. Tessa Ganserer, 44, of Nuremberg in southeastern Bavaria and Nyke Slawik, 27, of North Rhine-Westphalia are both members of the Greens. The party finished third in the election. It recorded its best-ever result with 14.8% of the vote and is set to play an important role in forming the next coalition government. […] Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1969 in Germany and in 2017, gay marriage was legalized. However, a 40-year old law known as the Transsexuals Act makes it possible to only change one’s name and gender...
  • Coal Prices Surge In The Global Energy Crunch

    09/25/2021 9:54:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Oil price ^ | Sep 24, 2021 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    European coal prices have hit a 13-year high as coal supply to Europe remains constrained and utilities fire up more coal power plants amid surging natural gas prices. The price of coal for delivery next year to the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub has risen by 2.6 percent to $137 per metric ton, ... The prices are at their highest since 2008 as more coal is added to Europe’s electricity output these days amid record-high gas prices, and as supply and stockpiles are scrambling to meet demand. “Stock levels across Europe are low, and as on the gas market, coal supply from...
  • Germans Will Choose A New Government As Angela Merkel Steps Down As Chancellor

    09/25/2021 8:00:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    NPR ^ | September 25, 20217:07 AM ET | ROB SCHMITZ / Esme Nicholson
    BERLIN — Millions of Germans will head to the polls in a federal election on Sunday that will determine who will succeed Angela Merkel after 16 years as Germany's chancellor. According to the latest polls, Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party is narrowly ahead of Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian partner, the Christian Social Union. They're closely followed by the Greens, the far-right Alternative for Germany and the libertarian Free Democratic Party, all holding onto double-digit poll numbers going into Sunday's election. Josef Janning, a senior associate fellow with the German Council on Foreign Relations, says the...
  • “I don’t care!” Fury as Churchill portrait removed from New Zealand parliament

    08/12/2021 4:06:03 AM PDT · by RandFan · 45 replies ^ | Aug 11 |
    The removal of a portrait of Winston Churchill from the New Zealand parliament building has sparked fury with opposition leader Judith Collins saying she was “disgusted” by the move – but prime minister Jacinda Ardern insisted she “didn’t care”. Collins, who leads the National Party in New Zealand tweeted an image of Britain’s wartime leader being pulled from its position, reportedly called for by the parliament’s Art Committee, chaired by Green MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere. “Sir Winston Churchill, the greatest anti-fascist leader of the 20th century is removed from the walls of Parliament because the Greens don’t like him,” tweeted...
  • How the Greens Are Taking Down Big Energy From Within

    06/16/2021 7:33:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The left exploits the Green Revolution to further its ecological agenda of destroying the present economic system. Its special target has long been Big Oil, which plays a dominant role in the global economy. Bolstered by the support of Big Media, Green activists are trying hard to bring the present system down. The Greens’ relentless war on oil and gas usually involves a battle of data and reports. For decades, the left has presented the inconvenient truth of dire hockey-stick-graph predictions that are constantly pushed back when doomsday fails to arrive. The oil companies defend themselves by pointing to their...
  • Construction of Europe’s Biggest Mosque Highlights Turkey’s Expansionist Aims

    05/25/2021 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 25, 2021 | Solène Tadié
    Construction of Europe’s Biggest Mosque (in France) Highlights Turkey’s Expansionist AimsThe project, undertaken by the radical Muslim organization Millî Gorüs in the French city of Strasbourg, headquarters of the Council of Europe, has generated concern up to the highest spheres of French politics. Political and Symbolic StakesPARIS — A national scandal erupted in France after the municipal council of Strasbourg (located in the northeastern region of Alsace) voted March 22 to grant 2.5-million euros in funding to the construction of a mosque led by Islamist movement Millî Görüş.By virtue of the 1918 Concordat, the Alsace-Moselle region is not subjected...
  • New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros as AECOM Wins $48M Study Contract

    04/29/2021 10:31:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Engineering News-Record ^ | April 5, 2021 | Stephanie Loder
    A $48-million contract awarded March 23 to AECOM to study impacts of widening 34 miles of the most rural southern part of the 117.2-mile New Jersey Turnpike has upset state environmental activists who say the project conflicts with the state's push to combat climate change; officials say construction remains at least five years off. The contract is the latest step in the overall $1.1-billion turnpike expansion plan outlined last year that focuses on addin a third lane in each direction to the section stretch between exits 1 and 4 through Camden County. But it also renewed criticism from advocates who...