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Started 20/3/22 by Apollonius (Theocritos); 2200 views.
drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

13-Sep

Get me a scientific research about the (so-called) global warming catastrophe throughout the centuries, and I'd read it, and discuss about it!

    The planet we are all living on Is a volcano ! volcano

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Guard101

From: Guard101

14-Sep

Canada speaking tour. The first event is next Tuesday March 15 at the 3 West Club in New York, hosted by the Federalist Society. Check the side-bar at right for full details of the event and

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AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

5-Oct

I agree with Scott Robinson, he said:

"Same "people'" same ilk who have killed thousands of Americans with ineffective and dangerous COVID policies. Who are these people? They deserve to have their home electricity and gas shut off. Maybe even their water."

Guard101

From: Guard101

5-Oct

Scott Robinson is right on.

Yes, for sure he has seen what everyone else has missed!  

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At this website, I try to give readers a steady flow of the latest instances of official energy madness, the ongoing efforts of our politicians, bureaucrats, academics and journalists to undermine and destroy the energy infrastructure that is the basis for our prosperity and our comfortable lives.  But if you just read these examples one by one, however outrageous they may be individually, you can lose track of the overall picture.  In the big picture, our government, aided and abetted by academics and journalists, is conducting a full scale war on the energy sector of the economy. 

Menton introduces us to a recent book by Joseph Toomey which outlines in detail the disastrous policies of an administration bent on the destruction of the country, perhaps civilization itself.  As Toomey puts it:


Assured of the righteousness of that cause, the Biden team has begun paring back the supply of CO2-emitting fossil fuel output today, decades before the multi-exa- joule-producing low-carbon infrastructure is in place, which will presumably act as a substitute. They have driven us into “the energy transition’s looming valley of death” without a compass, a map, or any idea of how to escape.

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I have recently returned home from a three-week trip to Germany (and Prague).  Part of the reason for going now is the assurance that by this time next year things are going to be pretty grim in Eruope.

While Germany lucked out with a warm summer and fall (we experienced beautifully sunny weather the whole time we were there), their over-dependence on solar and wind power and imported natural gas leaves them highly vulnerable.

Heating and fuel costs are already way up, sometimes by more more than 300% over last year.  I hear that the U.K. is faced with similar rate hikes.  Even France, which has retained its nuclear energy generating capacity, is by no means unaffected by certain large increases in energy bills, both for industry and for private consumption.


So by this time next year it could easily be too late to do a trip like we did.  As tourists and travellers we did not have to deal with the shortages that are already plaguing Europe.  This article details some of the truly catastrophic cutbacks and shutdowns that are already affecting industry:


 

Feeble politicians have condemned the working class

. .. To put it simply, if it stays on its current course, Europe is looking at years of economic contraction, inflation, deindustrialisation, declining living standards, mass impoverishment, and shortages — and this without taking into account the terrifying prospect of an outright military confrontation with Russia. How can anyone think Europe can survive this without plunging into anarchy?

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Green policies have crippled Europe. They will do the same to America
 
 

So what are the origins of the current energy crisis? When did it really begin?

Let’s play a game. Guess which year these headlines are from: “Curtailed ammonia production in Antwerp and Ludwigshafen.” “High natural gas prices lead to a shutdown of British fertilizer plants.” “Diesel Shortage Amid Soaring Prices: Truck Stops Resort To Rationing.” If you guessed 2022, you’d be wrong. Those are all from September 2021.

The truth is that the energy crisis began to take effect late last year. A combination of post-Covid demand rebound, a wind drought in Europe and depleted fossil fuel storage on the continent all collided to put serious pressure on the world’s industrial systems. Add the longstanding overinvestment in unreliable renewables, nuclear plant closures across the world in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and a global drop of more than 50 percent in oil and gas investment — from $700 billion to $300 billion — between 2014 and last year, and you have everything you need to kick off a global energy crunch. Russian tank treads running from the Donbas to Kyiv just made it all worse.

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Biden doesn't just want to weaken Russia

All of Europe is suffering as a result of the energy crisis, but for the continent’s largest economy, this is more than just an economic crisis — it’s an existential one. Once hailed as Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany is now being labelled its “weakest link”.

A recession next year is now considered almost certain; industrial production is down 9% on last year; inflation has soared to double digits for the first time since the Second World War. Given Germany’s deep-seated inflation-phobia, all this is problematic enough. But even more traumatic for the country is the fact that Germany is now running a negative trade balance — the first time this has happened in more than 30 years. This is a very tough pill to swallow for a country where export-led growth is more than just an economic model — it’s part of its national identity.

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