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Everything posted by brenthutch

  1. Admiral Rachael Lavigne is surly an inspirational role model to all women and girls. She is a living, breathing example of what can be achieved through hard work, determination, and chopping off ones penis.
  2. Apparently it has spread to College football games as well, I think there is even a rap song
  3. If true, that is hilarious. If not, the lefties will set us straight. OMG! I just Googled it and it IS true. (Can we say “let’s go Brandon” on this forum?)
  4. “China is now digging up nearly 12 million tons of coal each and every day. If they keep this up it will be a “One Billion Ton” quarter, and potentially nearly a 4-billion-ton year. That’s about 8 times Australias entire annual production and about six times the US’s.” Anyone who thinks we can mitigate global CO2 emissions with some traffic circles while China burns BILLIONS of tons of coal is engaged in magical thinking.
  5. The notion that anything the US does will have any impact on reducing global CO2 levels is nothing less than magical thinking.
  6. I’m not worried about venture capital not cashing in. I’m more concerned what the average American pays at the pump. BTW your article is dated, with $100 a barrel oil at hand the oil patch will do just fine.
  7. What is up with this “let’s go Brandon” stuff?
  8. Under Trump the US was an EXPORTER of oil and gas, we didn’t need to finance a State sponsor of terrorism to fill our gas tanks.
  9. Not only is it rarely needed, it would be counter productive. In the hot Texas summers, heat is the enemy and turbines made for cold winters would overheat in the hot Texas sun.
  10. I don’t recall you predicting a global energy shortage
  11. “The vast majority of California’s backup power generators – those low buzzing boxes located at internet server farms, hospitals, police stations and other facilities – are powered by diesel. The state wants to achieve a 100% clean energy future, investing billions of dollars in renewable energy, while at the same time steadily building a fossil fuel powered shadow grid. In addition to carbon dioxide emissions, diesel releases significant amounts of particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide. These pollutants create smog and exacerbate respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer, especially in children and older adults.” Diesel generators NOT gas turbines
  12. The tax cuts should have come with offsetting spending cuts. The care and education of children is the responsibility of the parents first, the local community second, the state third and the federal government never.
  13. If only someone could have predicted this……..
  14. Yeah, that low unemployment (record low for minorities) and rising real wages was proof of the failure of trickle down economics.
  15. “In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered companies owning backup diesel generators to operate them nonstop when electricity demand is high in order to avoid rolling blackouts…the places that are furthest along in transitioning to renewable energy are today facing a crisis of power shortages, sky-high electricity prices, and rising carbon the share of renewable energy grows in places like California, the technical challenges associated with scaling up renewables become more difficult. Once the share of variable renewable energy (i.e., solar and wind) begins to approach 20 percent or so, it swamps the electrical grid whenever the sun is shining and the wind is blowing. Surges of wind and solar power at particular times of the day not only undermine the economics of other power sources on the grid but also undermine the economics of adding additional wind and solar. This phenomenon, called value deflation, is already eroding the economics of wind and solar in California…New facilities combining solar generation and battery storage are also being developed much more slowly than the planners’ Pollyannaish assumptions, not least because of the unrealistic amount of battery storage required in the state’s generation plan over the next three years compared to current global battery production capacity.” We should all thank California for “taking one for the team” and showing us the folly of “going green”
  16. There is no free money to buy up stock prices. If a company wants to increase share holder value through stock buybacks they use their own money, not someone else’s.
  17. Why wasn’t the GI Bill offered to everyone? BTW we still have the GI Bill. Want “free” college? See your recruiter.
  18. Trey Gowdy +++ The problem is the press is not done with Trump. I believe there was a postmortem done on the 2016 election and it determined Trump received more than a billion dollars of free exposure from all spectrums of the press. As long as Trump is the big shiny object, he will continue to suck up all of media bandwidth. That said, I earnestly hope you are right.
  19. End result? Skyrocketing energy costs, shuttered factories, inflation, and higher CO2 emissions. Big difference between “will”(as might be sometime in the future) and “is” (as what is actually happening now)
  20. No, BBB LITERALLY wants some to pay for others “free” stuff. Free child care, free college, free this, free that…..
  21. “absent from mainstream news headlines, was the steady ascent of coal prices, past US$100 (£72) per metric tonne in June and then past US$130 in mid-July to over US$170 today. This is almost four times the price last September. The rise in prices can be attributed squarely to a resurgence of demand after the depths of the pandemic – especially in emerging Asian markets such as China and India, but also in Japan, South Korea, Europe and the US. Electricity demand, which remains closely linked to coal, is expected to have increased by 5% across 2021 and a further 4% in 2022.” It looks as if the fossil fuel industry will have to change its motto from “drill baby drill” to “dig baby dig”
  22. Isn’t that the cornerstone of Biden’s Build Back Better? Make the productive class pay for “free” stuff for others?