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Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas
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Quote:Obama EPA kills power plant, 3,900 jobs in Texas

Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project.

“Chase Power … has opted to suspend efforts to further permit the facility and is seeking alternative investors as part of a plan of dissolution for the parent company,” Chase CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. “The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” he said.

Looks like Canada will probably be selling its oil to China, India, Japan and Australia because he'll probably kill Keystone as well.
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Fortunately, not to Australia.

This is important since Canada will go down together with the rest of the West but Australia may yet survive.
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I doubt that, MV. Australia is very much plagued by liberasty, as told to me by my Australian friends and contacts. It's a weird blend of the American West of sorts and European self-destruction.
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If you go by attitudes, yes, albeit Australia needs only a few nukes on the East Coast to cure this problem.

I'm going by the the Debt/GDP ratio, here are a few numbers to consider:

Australia 30.3
Canada 83.5
United States 73.0 (CIA) or 103 (IMF)
France 86.5
Germany 82.0
Greece 165.3
United Kingdom 86.8

In other words, Canada is in the same situation as Europe core, but Australia shines. Very few western countries have similar score.
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Australia is economically prosperous, there is no doubt of that. Culturally, it will rot like the rest of the West.
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(01-26-2013, 07:54 PM)mv Wrote: If you go by attitudes, yes, albeit Australia needs only a few nukes on the East Coast to cure this problem.

They don't have nukes ... and don't seem to be moving to get any (this sort of thing usually takes a while ... Iran is devoting enormous resources and it's still taking them over a decade to pull off). Out of curiosity, why would you put them outside of China's sphere of dominance? I'm sure they'd put up a fight, but if I were China I would view them as a much closer more convenient version of Africa ... only with less people albeit with lighter complexions ... and the civilian population is already (almost completely ... and conveniently disarmed) ... seems like it would be easy pickin's ...

WB,
Regarding petroleum sales, you already have closer, friendlier and less threatening customers ... please, please don't screw me over, you supply about 100% of my imported oil! I love you guys!!
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Quote:Out of curiosity, why would you put them outside of China's sphere of dominance?

I don't.

And I think if they decide to get nukes, they can do this much faster than Iran. Ditto for Japan.
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(01-26-2013, 05:50 PM)Gunnen4u Wrote: I doubt that, MV. Australia is very much plagued by liberasty, as told to me by my Australian friends and contacts. It's a weird blend of the American West of sorts and European self-destruction.

Wait!, you'd better be careful there Tait. Using Liberasty doesn't apply there unless you are talking about the Right wing. I suspect you are referring to "Labourasity" instead, right.

Remember the two major parties in Australia are:

Australian Liberal Party: The true right wing party. They use the word correctly Down Under. Note they are not the Tories/Conservative party, as in GB. They are what the real definition of what Liberal is.

Australian Labour Party. These are the squishy Euro-Socialists, i.e., the Left wing party. They are currently in power, but if the Liberals would get their act together, they will get back in the driver's seat again.

You get your words mixed up, because of this American Idiocy about words. Only in the US can liberal, responsibility, self-governance, mean the opposite of what it really is.
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I am going to keep using these "wrong" terms till you have an aneurism over the tedium of the terms.

No one really knows or gives a damn about what the terms are for Australian political parties, and it is much easier to synthesize it for the audience in N. America to have a general understanding of what I am driving at. While I do know what the proper parties are, I do this for the sake of easier conversation here. If this were an Australian forum, I would use the proper terms.

My point about Australia still stands.
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As of 2012 Canada’s combined federal and provincial debt to GDP ratio is 57.9%, while Canada’s federal debt to GDP ratio is 34%. The federal deficit will probably be eliminated by 2015-16 fiscal year. As for provincial deficits; unfortunately, we have several Obama clones for Premiers. In fact, as of this evening, Ontario now has an openly gay female premier. She will be given the boot very shortly. Most people in this province as fed up progressive bull shitters.
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The data for all countries, 2011, is here. It would be very odd for Canada to retire so much of the debt in one year.
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Wikipedia isn't the most reliable source of information. Try Forbes or the January 25th, 2013 article by the CBC.
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Wikipedia gives the same numbers as the CIA factbook, which tends to be reliable on issues like this one. here is CIA factbook ordered by debt, showing Canada as the 18th most indebted country.

Where the Forbes columnist is taking his data is not clear entirely, possibly his ass?
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The CBC article was one day old; equally important, the CBC is the most ardent Left leaning news broadcaster in Canada. It does everything in its power to discredit the Conservative government.
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Oh, I'm not going to argue with you that Harper is the best thing that happened to Canada since Jesus' legions took Rome, or that O'bambi is destroying the US... the point is that Canada is still doomed just like the rest of the West, and indebtedness attests to this.
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Quote:Canada's unemployment rate drops to 4-year low

Craig Wong, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 8:36AM EST
Last Updated Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 2:18PM EST
OTTAWA -- The Canadian economy created 40,000 jobs in December -- all of it in full-time work -- and drove the unemployment rate to its lowest in four years, Statistics Canada said Friday.

Forty thousand jobs. Canada's population is 1/10 of that of the US, what do you think the chances are the Obama administration creating 400,000 jobs over the next several months. Canada's method of calculating unemployment statistics is different than the US method, had we used the same method our rate would 0.9% lower. There is a site that explains the difference, but I've yet to find a link to it. I will keep searching for it.
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Canada Debt Clock vs. USA Debt Clock $17,335.44 vs $52,286 per citizen.
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(01-26-2013, 09:55 PM)mv Wrote: And I think if they decide to get nukes, they can do this much faster than Iran. Ditto for Japan.

Why would you think for a moment that Japan doesn't already have them?

They have plenty of material ...

They have proven liquid and solid fuel delivery capability ...

They are certainly clever enough to have already developed a deliverable device ... (I would not be surprised if we haven't already shared our own designs ... decades ago).

They haven't raised their capability to the 'ambiguity' level ... yet, but I would be absolutely astounded if they weren't a few hours ... if not a few minutes away from a launch .... in a pinch.
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We don't know, but it is entirely possible they do. On top of what you said they cooperate with India in defense, and who knows how far this goes.

Still, if I had to make a bet I'd say they don't have them, but have a rapid development program prepared and waiting.

Still, check this.
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(01-27-2013, 12:57 PM)mr_yak Wrote:
(01-26-2013, 09:55 PM)mv Wrote: And I think if they decide to get nukes, they can do this much faster than Iran. Ditto for Japan.

Why would you think for a moment that Japan doesn't already have them?

They have plenty of material ...

They have proven liquid and solid fuel delivery capability ...

They are certainly clever enough to have already developed a deliverable device ... (I would not be surprised if we haven't already shared our own designs ... decades ago).

They haven't raised their capability to the 'ambiguity' level ... yet, but I would be absolutely astounded if they weren't a few hours ... if not a few minutes away from a launch .... in a pinch.

BINGO!! Even if they hadn't before, this little tiff with PRC may have been the trigger. Who knows, but they know a lot about nuclear power, and they have lots of enriched fuel lying around.
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