Category Archives: politics

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Trump

“President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election.” See Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claimWow! Just when we thought we’d heard all the nonsense possible from Trump, … Continue reading

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The Only Good Murdering Bastard Is A Dead Murdering Bastard

“A sniper in the Canadian special forces shot and killed an Islamic State (IS) fighter from a distance of 2.1 miles (3,540m) in Iraq last month.” See Canadian sniper ‘kills IS militant two miles away’It used to be thought by some … Continue reading

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Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

“Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. It already gets 83 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 per cent renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule. To … Continue reading

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Whoosh! The Air Goes Out Of Trump’s Balloon…

“The Senate was nearly unanimous on Thursday passing a bill that would slap Russia with new sanctions and give Congress the power to review any White House attempts to roll them back.” See Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against … Continue reading

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Here We Go. Trump Destabilizes Middle East. Foments War In The Gulf.

So, Trump visits with the leadership of Saudi Arabia and is celebrated at a big conference in Riyadh. Of course, Trump will give his blessing to Saudi Arabia for whatever punishment they wish to give to Qatr for promoting democracy … Continue reading

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Canada Waking Up To The Potential Of EVs

“So far, electric vehicles — small cars packed with expensive technology — are not a big money-maker for the car companies. They prefer the profit margins on thirsty SUVs containing technology paid for decades ago. No wonder Canadian electric car sales … Continue reading

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Trump, Here’s The Right Way To Help Excoalminers

“the American arm of Goldwind, a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, announced the free training program. More than a century ago, Carbon County was home to the first coal mine in Wyoming. Soon, it will be the site of a new wind … Continue reading

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USAian Political Power Modelled After Animal Farm

“They fired Sally Yates. They fired Preet Bharara. And they fired James Comey, the very man leading he investigation. This does not seem to be a coincidence,” Schumer said shortly after the announcement, calling for a special independent prosecutor into … Continue reading

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US SCOTUS May Get Another “Right To Keep And Bear Arms” Case

“Peruta is asking the courts to put that option back on the table in CA and everywhere else it has been denied, and basically make “shall issue” the law of the land. If the court takes up this case, we’ll find … Continue reading

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Yes, We Can Live Without Fossil Fuel

On this blog, I’ve promoted use of renewable energy as possible, practical and efficient. Still, the doubters rail on about how it’s not even possible. Here’s the thing. A country that has depended on coal for more than a century … Continue reading

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The Bewildered Wilbur Ross

Here we go again. Every few years, US lumber businesses demand US Department of Commerce apply countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber to thwart illegal/unfair subsidies. Problem is, there are no subsidies. In Canada, the federal government, the signatory to … Continue reading

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Sublime To Ridiculous Regulation

“the rate of pedestrian fatalities per registered vehicle for HVs and EVs is not larger (and is in fact smaller) than that for ICE vehicles. Using 2008 data, the fatality rate for pedestrians in crashes with HVs and EVs is … Continue reading

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