On his first day, President Biden put our nation at unacceptable risk when he dealt a blow to the energy industry. The consequence of which means we will once again be dependent on petroleum from foreign and hostile countries. But in this case, it’s a Two-for. It also gives Canada a poke in the eye to their economy too. Brilliant geopolitical move by President Biden.
“Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said in a different statement that he urged Trudeau to tell Biden that “rescinding the Keystone XL border crossing permit would damage the Canada-US bilateral relationship.”
To refresh your memory, Under President Jimmy Carter, The ‘Department of Energy’ was instituted on August 4, 1977. Its purpose was to lessen U.S. dependence on foreign oil. During Carter’s malaise there were long lines for gas at the gas stations. Prices were high.
Today, and for a few years, China owns and or operates both sides of the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. Given the cozy relationship the Biden family has with Communist China, I’m sure Joe doesn’t see how that could be a problem.
So what difference at this point does it make? It doesn’t take a genius to see the consequences of such a move, given the ever increasing presence and pressure from China wanting to rule the world.
The United States is the largest user of the canal; the second-largest is China. Approximately 60 percent of all the cargo that passes through the Panama Canal either originates in or is destined for the United States.
Losing thousands of good paying and mostly union jobs, and an industry, while making us vulnerable to Communist China, is not looking out for America and our interests.
So whenever China wanted, they can choke the U.S. right out of product, including fuel. The alternate route is around South America. But Hunter is doing OK, and the environmentalist wackos are celebrating. Biden family first, America Last.
Links: With a pen stroke, President Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL pipeline project | Commentary: Expansion of the Panama Canal benefits global trade | Canada pleads case for controversial Keystone oil pipeline with Biden administration
Pulling out of the Paris Accord is best for America. The anti-capitalist anti-American community are pushing the narrative that man-made global warming is going to kill the planet, and that the United States is responsible, and should set the example by agreeing to it.
The [agreement] promises to damage the economy while surrendering American sovereignty over climate policy to yet another international, largely anti-American enterprise. Our climate policy — which incorporates health and economic policy — would be mandated by the terms of this agreement. It is a hard-and-fast agreement that targets the United States as the primary culprit and requires the United States to carry the primary burden in fixing what isn’t broken, in stopping what isn’t happening: Man-made climate change.
We are setting the example already, and don’t need to shift trillions of taxpayer dollars from our side of the planet to the other. Get back to me when the rest of the world, including China and India, can run their industrialized economies as efficiently and environmentally friendly as we do. Then tell me what the global temperature should be, and how to keep it from changing.
— Mark Steyn (@MarkSteynOnline) June 1, 2017
You can’t blame Mexicans to want to escape their country, where the average wage is $4 per day. Venezuelans and Chinese are also flocking to enter the United States, legally.
Why is that? Corruption isn’t the only reason Mexico is in sorry shape. It’s their quasi-socialist economic system. It doesn’t sustain, it doesn’t work. Mexico, like Venezuela, is rich in natural resources, like oil. Nothing a little capitalism can’t fix. What else can explain why the disparity on one side of the border is so great?
Mexicans are not happy with their government and the corruption in it. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s approval rating is 12%. But it’s their problem to fix.
A U.N. (Useless Nations) tribunal has ruled in favor of the Philippines in a case against Chinese claims to rights in the South China Sea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration said there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources. And, true to form, China called the ruling “ill-founded” and says it will not be bound by it. See that middle finger?
As foreign relations and global security goes, where is President Obama on the stealing of the South China Sea by China? It’s a rhetorical question. He’s at the same place he was when Russia stole Crimea from Ukraine.
Looking back, the U.N. Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling from The Hague against China may become the most discernible symbol of the failure of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. The U.N. ruled. China ignored. It is a pattern that leads to a weaker America, which is a feature, not a bug, of Obama’s foreign policy.
Because this move by China will have a major impact on the entire region, trade routes, air space, and common defense, this should be big news. China is claiming all the surface and air space as their own, including lands owned by other countries in and around the South China Sea. And hardly a peep out of the media about it.
The shootings in Dallas and elsewhere consume all the media. To the exclusion of that, and to the exclusion of Hillary Clinton’s illegal activities surrounding her email handling. How lucky for them is that?
A few weeks ago, the business channels were noticing stocks rise for defense contractors and asking why that would be? Here’s one reason.
On May 1, the Royal Australian Air Force boasted a fleet of no fewer than 93 Boeing-built F/A-18 fighter jets, with 12 more on order. The country also has orders in for a dozen more F-18-derived EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft from Northrop Grumman — and 100 of Lockheed Martin’s fancy new F-35 stealth fighters, with two already in training.
And here’s another. Today, while President Obama visits Vietnam, we learn this.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that the United States would begin selling weapons to the communist nation of Vietnam, a final shift four decades after the two countries engaged in war.
China approves far-reaching counter terrorism law. Virtual control and access to all internet and electronic communications, to be able to get terrorists who use encryption.
The term, according to Xinhua, is “defined as any proposition or activity — that, by means of violence, sabotage or threat, generates social panic, undermines public security, infringes on personal and property rights, and menaces government organs and international organizations — with the aim to realize certain political and ideological purposes.”
“However, some analysts feel that the purpose of the bill is aimed at control of the Chinese population, rather than curbing domestic and international terrorism.”
BINGO! Well, it’s a twofer.
I tell you. This is the kind of stuff that makes Obama envious. He and Hugo Chavez (Venezuela) were soul brothers. That is, in a political sense. Watch for China’s president, Xi Jinping, to be visiting The White House. Oh wait, Xi Jinping was there in September, 2015.
It’s pretty obvious that China wants a part of everything their people do. And sets the standard for what “terrorism” is, to include un-friendly sectors of the country. Like the (ethnic minorities) Muslim sectors.
In the U.S., it would be an Obama wet dream, to have government-mandated access to watch what you do. Especially those bitter clingers you know. IRS, DOJ, EPA . . . imagine the thrill of government intimidation by a visit from some of those letters of the Executive branch. Xi Jinping and Obama have a lot in common in their idea of government and its role. China doesn’t have a Constitution and Obama will not follow the Constitution. Going by China’s definition, it’s not a stretch.
Actually, Obama already uses those letters to intimidate political opponents. Using China’s definition of what terrorism is would make it more fun (from his perspective) and easier to do.
The War On Weather, or if you prefer, Man-Made Global Warming, is not going so well. Not near as good as the War on Terror. What?
- So far, the pilots have failed to make a noticeable dent in carbon emissions
- “This is still a market created by policy,” Kong said. “The policy needs to follow the market at some time.”
- Starting in 2013, China set up the seven pilot markets in the country’s largest cities – Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing and Shenzhen – as well as the industrial provinces of Guangdong and Hubei. Since mid-April, the seven markets have traded a total of 31.2 million tons of carbon. The European market in its first year traded more than 10 times that amount of carbon.
And about the time the President was telling the graduates at the United States Coast Guard Academy how man-made climate change was the greatest threat to our country, the CIA shut down its program to use its spy satellites to look at the weather.
Sacrificing strategic natural resources in exchange for cash and campaign contributions is not new to the Clintons. Bill helped China, with scarce low-sulfur coal, when he was president. Hillary did it with uranium, helping Russia.
After Bill Clinton’s second run for President, it was learned of a Chinese connection in illegal campaign contributions. Back then, Bill Clinton created a 1.8 million acre monument in southern Utah. On its face, an innocuous move, making environmentalists (also contributors) happy. Everybody feels good about a new park. What wasn’t mentioned was the coal reserves located in that 1.8 million acres.
The effect of creating that ‘monument’ was to take our country’s largest deposit of low-sulphur coal off of the market and out of bounds from mining. Now a quick mineralogical lesson. There are only two known low-sulphur coal reserves in the world, one of which is under this land in Utah that was blocked off by Clinton and the other of which is in China. We then see the Rhiady family, acting as intermediaries between Clinton and the Chinese government, which was making illegal donations to the Clinton campaign.
Declaring the oil-rich coastal plain, which was set aside for oil exploration and development in the first place, a “wilderness area,” Obama is effectively preventing any access to it for the purposes it was originally intended. Oil and gas exploration and development.
Time for a refresher on ANWR. ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 101
Shutting down energy resources by declaring wilderness areas is nothing new where Democrat Presidents are concerned. Bill Clinton shut the low-sulfur coal industry completely down by declaring all of it (1.8 million acres) in the United States a “monument.”
For Clinton though, it was more sinister. It was a twofer for Clinton. By declaring the lands where all our low-sulfur coal exists in the United States a “monument,” he hands a world monopoly to a big campaign contributor of his, the Chinese Rhiady family,
Now a quick mineralogical lesson. There are only two known low-sulphur coal reserves in the world, one of which is under the land in Utah that was blocked off by Clinton. And the other is in China. Thanks to Bill Clinton, the U.S. energy sector can buy low-sulphur coal from China, because now, they have to.