Itís Official. Trump Just Withdrew the U.S. From the Paris Climate Agreement.


petros
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Eating cabbage and rice in order to pay a mortgage is not happiness.
 
DaSleeper
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#152
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Eating cabbage and rice in order to pay a mortgage is not happiness.

And cabbage increases flatulence and you get more greenhouse gas...
 
petros
#153
Asian "Canadians" couldnt give a rat's ass about global warming from cabbage let alone hydrocarbon emissions.
 
Murphy
Conservative
#154
If there is a need to reduce emissions, private business will do it. They will do it because it is good for business, not because some politician tells them to start.

Time to start spanking some of these politicians.
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
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The spanking really needs to be delivered to the willfully stupid that buy into the BS and lies told by the political class.

I say kick the shyte outta both groups
 
Murphy
Conservative
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I subscribe to the theory that people view the government as some benign organization, whose primary reason for existence is to look after everyone.

It never used to be that way, but for the good that governments at all levels have managed to provide, there is, IMO, an equal amount of damage, graft, and theft. It's difficult to find out exactly how much and how deep this runs. The government has created checks and balances to keep the average citizen out of their affairs.

"Trust me. I'm from the government."
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Can't remember the last time that the Cdn Feds deposited $500 million in one company's corporate bank account (think Solyndra)... Then again, there is Bombardier but last I checked, they weren't mining coal or producing oil



You poor wee lamb... You ought to demand that tater tot provide a special safe place for snowflakes on the interwebs.


Great, an ecotard lobbyist website that attempts (quite successfully with you) to interchange tax breaks with cash subsidies.

... Works on the weak minded I suppose (no offence)

The question is when. Even tater tot referenced decades or in 50 years.

Sorry, CM, but none of your supposed answers refute anything I posted. The oil industry has been receiving subsidies since the time of John D. Rockefeller. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the history of the industry you champion. And your feeble attempt at wit indicates that you realize how weak your arguments are.

Exxon and Conoco Reiterate Support for Paris Climate Deal

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ighs-pact-exit
 
petros
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Do you know what a Capital Cost Allowance is?

Beside, they will be under 200 feet of water by 2013.
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Sorry, CM, but none of your supposed answers refute anything I posted. The oil industry has been receiving subsidies since the time of John D. Rockefeller. I suggest you acquaint yourself with the history of the industry you champion. And your feeble attempt at wit indicates that you realize how weak your arguments are.

All those words and nothing really said.

No, I won't be working to prove a negative re; your statement(s).

As far as the history is concerned, we're talking today bud, not yesteryear

Do yourself a favour and take Petros' advice in educating yourself on those issues you elect to comment upon before you state your facts.

Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Exxon and Conoco Reiterate Support for Paris Climate Deal

Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

Solyndra.

PS - Conocco and Exxon supporting something means nothing relative cash subsidies
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

The spanking really needs to be delivered to the willfully stupid that buy into the BS and lies told by the political class.

I say kick the shyte outta both groups

What are you waiting for?

Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

I subscribe to the theory that people view the government as some benign organization, whose primary reason for existence is to look after everyone.

It never used to be that way, but for the good that governments at all levels have managed to provide, there is, IMO, an equal amount of damage, graft, and theft. It's difficult to find out exactly how much and how deep this runs. The government has created checks and balances to keep the average citizen out of their affairs.

"Trust me. I'm from the government."

What's your frame of reference for "it never used to be that way?" Are you proposing that if the good and harm governments do are equal, we'd be just as well off without a government?
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

All those words and nothing really said.

No, I won't be working to prove a negative re; your statement(s).


Do yourself a favour and take Petros' advice in educating yourself on those issues you elect to comment upon before you state your facts.

Solyndra.

I guess I win then. You protest but are unable to provide any credible evidence to back up your beliefs. But not surprise there; you really are not very good a providing concrete evidence for anything.

Petros? Now I understand why your arguments are so weak.

Solyndra. Great you have one example - I have a 150 years of examples concerning the oil industry.

But Solyndra doesn't really matter does it? Green energy is forging ahead despite negative attitudes like yours and you are helpless to stop it.
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by Musky View Post

So you are dodging.

...be vague.

cowards do that.


You'd know what they do..............................for sure!
 
tay
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The United States of Dumb and Dumber



It's hard to figure out who's dumber - the president of the United States or James "Ooker" Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier Island, Virginia in Chesapeake Bay.

The island boasts that its people voted 87% for Donald Trump last November. They're true believers or, as I tend to call them, Gullibillies.

Ooker went on CNN to plead with Donald Trump for help as his island, home to a minuscule population of 450, is hit by the triple whammy of subsidence, sea level rise and coastal erosion.

Mayor Eskridge was out on the water when he got word that his president wanted to have a word. When Eskridge got on the line, Trump's message was "don't worry, be happy."

"He[Trump] said not to worry about sea-level rise," Eskridge said. "He said, 'Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.'"



And that's good enough for Mayor Ooker Eskridge. Besides, his problem is erosion, not sea level rise.


Apples and oranges, right?

"The sea level rise, I just don't see it," Eskridge said. "The reason we're focused on erosion is because we can see it. Erosion will take us away long before sea level rise will."


Still, he'd like the feds to pony up $30 million for a nice sea wall. That's thirty million of real free enterprise, capitalist money, not thirty million dollars of that socialism money.

Of course what Ooker doesn't get is that he's the poster boy for a bunch of communities up and down America's eastern seaboard where sea level rise is inflicting both inundation and erosion, just as it is on Tangier Island. And, if Congress gives Ooker $30-million it will have to cut cheques for a lot more for many other communities along the east coast.





www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKih6nRw2d8
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
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Highball
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The US had agreed to pay 2/3 rds of the total costs as the bait to entice many Third World countries who couldn'yt see beyond what their leaders stole from those peoples. Now we have a clean slate and begin talks again if we feel it is needed. Obama 's give-a-ways were endless!
 
TenPenny
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"The island boasts that its people voted 87% for Donald Trump last November. They're true believers or, as I tend to call them, Gullibillies.

Ooker went on CNN to plead with Donald Trump for help as his island, home to a minuscule population of 450, is hit by the triple whammy of subsidence, sea level rise and coastal erosion."


So, they voted for Trump, and all his policies, except they don't want him to use his policies that they don't like. Reminds me of the town where they all voted for Trump, and they're now upset that the guy who owns the local restaurant is under threat of being deported because he's an illegal immigrant.


This is what you voted for, why are you surprised?
 
EagleSmack
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