Canada's oil imports from Saudi Arabia on the rise


Tecumsehsbones
#361
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Isn't that the same arguments as your swing states have with the EC?

So what if it is? The formation of the U.S. was an artifact of the place and time, and many compromises were made that in my opinion either weren't good ideas to begin with (like slavery), or are outdated and no longer relevant.

In case you missed it, my opinion is that democracy is "one person, one vote." I also favor direct national popular election of the president.

And you still haven't answered any of my questions, so I guess we're done here. Y'all have a real nice winter solstice now, hear?
 
petros
+1
#362
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It simply no longer made sense to build vehicles in Regina for the four western provinces.

That's a lie!
 
Hoid
#363
I copied it out of your article
 
spilledthebeer
#364
Quote: Originally Posted by Girth View Post

Probably because he is a Canadian living out a fantasy of being a lawyer from Washington. I don't trust anyone who did not cry, when Billy found his brother Frank's body on the reservation, after he committed suicide, in the movie "Running Brave."




So you are okay with some lunatic who YOU THINK............................................. ......


is only pretending to be a foreigner................................


lecturing Cdns and interfering in our affairs?????????????

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#365
Don't shut in Canada's oil yet: We just got a wake-up call on how important our oil actually is

Quote:

Just three days into a new decade Canadians woke up to a new geopolitical reality. The U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has raised fears that an escalation of the U.S.-Iran conflict could disrupt world oil supply. Policy discussions have suddenly pivoted from weaning the world from fossil fuels to hard questions about global and energy security. Some analysts argue *****Iran will back attacks on oil infrastructure in the Persian Gulf and the rest of the Middle East and maybe even on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure if tensions escalate sufficiently.
The political and even military disruption that could ensue could be considerable. The oil supplies and economies of almost every country could be affected, including Canada’s. We still buy Middle Eastern oil despite our considerable domestic supplies and, of course, if the world price of oil rises, that affects everyone. The airstrike has reminded us — and it seems many of us had forgotten — that oil and gas resources are still geopolitically important.
The current Iranian regime has disrupted many countries with “proxy wars” — supporting opposing sides in conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, involving itself in disputes in Bahrain, Lebanon, Qatar, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Morocco, and competing more broadly in North and East Africa and parts of south and central Asia. In addition to direct disruption of Gulf infrastructure and shipping, Iran might well step up its foreign adventurism.
Over the past decade a lack of awareness or maybe even just forgetfulness about the depth of Middle East conflicts has allowed us the luxury of contemplating our own deliberate disruption of this country’s massive fossil fuel reserves. We have entertained overstatements about “climate emergencies,” we have examined scientific data only superficially and we have welcomed world-famous activists to lecture us on climate “truths.” To go along with UN climate edicts, we have politely declined to question the high real-world costs of their unrealistically tight timelines. We have indulged ourselves in setting climate targets that would severely tax our industries and workers — mainly, it seems, as a form of global virtue-signalling. And we have diverted money to a federal government that has bold climate goals but only the vaguest and most ill-defined plans for achieving them.
All that may change following the death of Gen. Soleimani. Canada’s wealth of natural resources now suddenly looks a lot more useful and valuable than it did just weeks ago. Especially since we can develop them responsibly while being mindful of carbon efficiencies and with excellent environmental stewardship. One thing that hasn’t yet changed in 2020, is that Canadians — especially Western Canadians — face the reality of vulnerable jobs, capital flight, increasing household debt, increasing government deficits, and big changes in the workplace. Climate-change initiatives that tax the average Canadian and now endanger our energy security have been a lot to ask in this kind of environment.
Perhaps the start of 2020 is an inflection point at which we pivot from climate alarmism to realistic discussions of energy development and security, in addition to environmental stewardship. Energy resources are geopolitical and Canadians are uniquely equipped to manage them responsibly. So, here’s to a new focus and a more balanced discussion of all these matters at the start of this new decade.

 
spilledthebeer
+1
#366
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Don't shut in Canada's oil yet: We just got a wake-up call on how important our oil actually is




As I have said before - there are a lot of people who would prefer to buy Cdn oil..................


because we will use the oil revenue to pay for health care..................................


rather than the Iranian habit of using oil revenue ................................


TO BUY WEAPONS AND THREATEN THE NEIGHBOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#367
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

As I have said before - there are a lot of people who would prefer to buy Cdn oil..................


because we will use the oil revenue to pay for health care..................................


rather than the Iranian habit of using oil revenue ................................


TO BUY WEAPONS AND THREATEN THE NEIGHBOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately they still vote liberal for other reasons .
 
spilledthebeer
#368
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Unfortunately they still vote liberal for other reasons .




Oh.................the foreign people who want to buy Cdn oil....................................


ARE NOT THE SAME ONES GRABBING LIE-beral carbon tax gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And AINT IT FUNNY.....................................


HOW MANY CIVIL SERVICE UNION HOGS WILL LAMENT GLOBAL WARMING...............................


AND THEN HOP IN THE TRUSTY SUV AND GO RIPPING UP HIGHWAY 400 AT 120 KLICKS TO THEIR COUNTRY HOME...........


AND AFTER A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP THEY WILL HOP ONTO THEIR 300 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED SEADOO..............


AND GO SCREAMING DOWN THE LAKE ENJOYING THE TRANQUIL NATURAL WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



AND WHEN THEY RETURN TO THE CITY - THEY WILL BITCH ABOUT ALL THE SLOBS WHO DRIVE TO WORK.........................


INSTEAD OF USING THE DILAPIDATED AND OVER CROWDED PUBLIC TRANSIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#369
How come Ont. and Que. residents don't pay Carbon tax on imported Oil?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...ules-and-taxes
 
spilledthebeer
+1
#370
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

How come Ont. and Que. residents don't pay Carbon tax on imported Oil?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...ules-and-taxes




THAT IS A VALID QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Too bad there ARE NO LIE-berals HONEST ENOUGH TO GIVE AN ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!