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RNG

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  1. I'm disappointed in cSheer, again. He badmouths the Liberals, something I do often, about their "tax" costing Joe Average X dollars per year. But when he inflicts cost on corporate emitters here, does he really think the extra cost will be swallowed by the corporations? Trickle down works on expenses, but not profits.
  2. My understanding of the situation in Singapore is that they assume that all the electricity is generated from coal and they input large inefficiencies in the movement of the power from the power station to the vehicle. The Road and Track reporter who wrote the story strongly implied that the government there was being prejudiced against Tesla since other electric cars there get subsidies. http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a28417/singapore-government-fines-tesla-model-s-owner/
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    The Budget

    At present, we are using 10% of federal revenue to service the debt. What happens when the interest rates finally succumb to all the QE the west has been "enjoying" recently? Low or no debt is still the safe way. Why should my grandkids have to pay for Trudeau's vote buying today?
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    The Budget

    What fictitious inflation rate had to be assumed to come to that conclusion? Several economists I have read disagree with your economists.
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    The Budget

    And many economists have said that Canada's relative mild affect of the toxic asset meltdown was due to Paul Martin's regulations and the Harper government's guidance.
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    The Budget

    Thank you for bringing up a point that the Koolaid drinkers always miss. The performance of the economy during a particular government's rule is greatly affected by the overall world economy. Harper had the misfortune of guiding things through an horrible period. Now, in total, he made some grave mistakes on the social side, but economically he is golden, IMO of course. Trudeau is becoming the opposite.
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    The Budget

    A politicians promise delayed is a politicians promise broken.
  8. Except that the US is still a large net importer of oil. And natural gas. It's just that for some areas, it is cheaper to export here and import there depending on logistics. Last month, the US imported about 8 million barrels per day and exported about 300 thousand barrels per day.
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    The Budget

    THIS is an op-ed from Neil Macdonald of the CBC. The way the CBC dumped on Harper as soon as he cut their budgets made me think this budget would have made the CBC kiss Trudeau's nether regions, but I guess he didn't get the message. Some interesting excerpts.
  10. Thank you for a well thought out and excellently presented post. The misconceptions and misinformation the media spews about the oil industry is a constant source of frustration for me.
  11. Not yet. Try flying on renewables. How much can the railroads spend on extension cords? And you do realize that virtually everything you buy has long haul trucking in it's past. We need to develop renewables intelligently, but oil is far from dead unless some eureka discovery is made.
  12. Although I respect the intent of the gender parity, I equate it to affirmative action in the US. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The unindtended consequences can hurt. Wouldn't it make more sense to choose approximately in ratio to the numbers elected, assuming the number of "stars" are proportional? Or just not worry about it and choose the best people?
  13. The timing of that response is the very questionable thing. First we grieve, then we analyze. My fear is that often "understanding" is used as shorthand for appeasement.
  14. The sad fact is that attack ads are very effective with the low information voters.* *TM by Rush
  15. I still maintain that what Gosnell is on trial for and abortion are not related. And I strongly echo the statement that increasing the number of restrictive laws, or worse yet outlawing abortion would just encourage the establishment of more of these types of charlatan's basement clinics.
  16. Now there's a bit of Canadian and Liberal history I wasn't aware of. Chretien being communist stooge. I love it.
  17. I am just cynical enough to fear that the NDP now are developing a hidden agenda. This CBC story suggests Mulcair is trying to move them to the center. But given what I know about him I suspect it is far from a change in his political philosophy but a blatant admission that they aren't that popular and this is a means of attracting more votes. Removing the word Socialism from their constitution would make a lot of older NDP/CCFers spin. From CBC, rest of article here
  18. I would be very scared to have someone, in fact anyone implement solutions to what are at present imaginary problems. In my experience the futurists have had an abysmal track record. All changes have some negative effect. A "good" change carries with it a small, short-term negative effect and results fairly quickly into an improved situation. For example replacing a terrible boss with a good boss. There is still uncertainty and having to learn their particular traits. I won't both wasting your time with examples of bad change. I think most of the younger generation now realize that the old truths so many of us grew up with, for example that you got a job and stuck it out and that led to a comfortable pension is not a given anymore. Hell, even governments are cutting back and letting people go in the current environment. So hopefully we won't have to do much since the population is becoming more and more aware of these things being operative and have some type of contingency plans.
  19. Firstly, isn't the controversy surrounding this situation the fact that some fear the location of the meeting could be construed as defacto acceptance of Israel's claim to that territory? And it often appears to me that Israel is as inflexible on its demands for peace terms as any other player in the region. Israel is imperialistic.
  20. For a long time, immigration quotas were determined by the number of new tax payers needed to continue the various Ponzi schemes the government runs. EI, healthcare, OAS and till recently CPP required an influx of high birthrate immigrants since the multi-generational Canadians were showing a progressively lower birth rate. Finally the education and employability of the applicants are being given more weight, and sob-story inclusion of barely connected relatives is being curtailed, but it is still a matter of funding unsustainable government gimmes.
  21. And I thought I had problems. And I like that phrase. Low information voters. When did Rush get so PC?
  22. It's fairly normal for a leadership convention to cause a short term blip in the polls. Check it three months down the road.
  23. And your statement that a young-un couldn't do such a thing wasn't speculation, it was hard proven fact, was it?
  24. Ever seen some of the convoluted computer hacks perpetrated by teenagers?
  25. That very much depends on definitions. For example, without the very intensive farming methods being used which many extreme environmentalists complain about many in the world would starve. Like most things there is a cost and there is a benefit. That is true of egg farms, oil pipelines, cars and planes. I personally think all irrigation should be banned for a period of 20 years to see if the drop in steady state concentrations of water vapor in the atmosphere would help control global warming and to see how much the environment and biodiversity of various river and lake systems would improve. That would be a great benefit. The cost would be many people starving to death.
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