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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 23, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »
You were giving figures on gasoline prices.  Summer blend is more expensive.  Whenever there is a drop going into the cold season, part of the drop is due to the lower refining costs of winter gas.  Also demand for gasoline drops, relative to the summer vacation season. 

I have no idea what "gasoline distillates" are.  Diesel, kerosene and heating oil are not gasoline distillates, nor was I addressing them.  Did you mean petroleum distillates?  There are different market forces on those, than on gasoline, in terms of seasonal demand. 

Obama supported fracking.  The restriction of fracking on public lands was not in opposition to fracking generally, and his administration saw great increases in fracking on private lands in such states as Oklahoma, North Dakota, et al.  The restrictions were actually seen as "toothless" by Green opponents of fracking.

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The U.S. was pumping just 5.1 million barrels per day when Obama took office in January 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Fast forward to April 2015 and the U.S. produced 8.9 million barrels per day. That's an incredible 74% increase. In fact, in 2015, the U.S. pumped the most oil in 43 years.
- CNN Business

Also...under Obama and the GOP-led Congress, the U.S. also removed the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, potentially allowing production to increase once prices rise.

So your negative picture of Obama regarding fracking is not congruent with the facts.




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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 23, 2018, 12:14:17 PM »
What's also saddening is to have popular public intellectuals like Jordan Peterson engage in the dog whistling.   He doesn't overtly deny the Holocaust but has said stuff in lectures (widely followed on YouTube)like Zyklon B was primarily used in work camps as a delousing treatment, most workers died from overwork and there wasn't enough nourishment because the Allies had blocked food supply lines,  etc.   IOW, he drops lots of breadcrumbs to lead listeners to think it wasn't that bad and few were deliberately killed.   

It's mindbending that Peterson is a respected clinical psychologist and Jungian theorist,  and chooses to go down this road.   


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 23, 2018, 10:36:05 AM »
Low fuel prices are fine for motorists but they result from global economic problems. The price of oil reflects that investors fear a long slump.  Also,  summer blend fuel is more expensive to make,  so production cost of gas always tends to drop as we move into the colder season.   Those two factors are driving the recent drop in pump price.

Energy independence and shale extraction  have been supported by every recent administration. 


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:31:42 PM »
Just want to wish Ruth BG a speedy recovery and a healthful future life of CoQ-10, Omega-three fatty acids,  vitamin K2, rich antioxidant shakes,  and the special transfusions at the Swiss longevity clinic are on me.   

"14th century technology for 21st century issues...."

Pithy.   I may want to borrow that phrase.   And where's that moat full of alligators* that Edward III promised us?   


* crocodiles - the new world was undiscovered at that timep

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Science / Re: Science
« on: December 22, 2018, 12:14:19 PM »

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:31:02 PM »
"Godspeed" is one word you sanctimonious nitwit.

Actually was 2 words (God spede) in its initial 15th century usage.  Not sure why the amendment was made.

When faced with such questions just ask yourself WWNCD -- what would Noam Chomsky do?   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 21, 2018, 01:01:16 PM »


"....hasn't been tested by a major national security crisis.."

Heh.

Recall....

"How can we have this nut with his finger on the (nukes) button...?

Aren't we supposed to be in WW3 by now?


Aren't we supposed to have N. Korea dismantling all its nukes and missile launch sites by now? 

No college degree required to understand facts that don't fit with Trump's vanity-driven self-image. 

The argument that you essentially make, "the fact that we have not had a global thermonuclear war shows that Trump is doing okay as President," is possibly the least persuasive one I've read here. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 21, 2018, 10:10:40 AM »
Josh,  major spam attack in Business and Tech thread.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 21, 2018, 09:57:29 AM »
Anyone notice that when the forum was discussing Trump's Putin-friendly NATO-fucking Kurd-sacrificing foreign policy and resignation of Mattis,  Red was completely silent...and then resurrected a week-old topic,  already thoroughly discussed,  of Kavanaugh's ethics panel?   


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 20, 2018, 07:12:19 PM »
The self interest of Trump has never seemed more obvious than it does today.   And I just caught Whiskey's Wallace Stevens reference.  Ha.  If the emperor of ice cream wants to visit Trump,  I'm okay with that.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:40:03 AM »
That Charlie Brown analogy works.  Expect some crickets chirping from Redstate's direction.  Trump doesn't seem to grasp that isolationism is an ideology that can't be implemented overnight.  If he were a Boy Scout, he would be the one that helps old ladies halfway across the street and then leaves them there. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 20, 2018, 09:30:46 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/19/politics/kansas-legislature-republican-democrat/index.html

Three Kansas legislators have shifted from the GOP to become Democrats.

Nice to see three elephants make asses of themselves. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:17:36 PM »
Turkish delight on a moonlit night.

Backing off on Saud accusations sounds like a good guess.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 19, 2018, 02:29:47 PM »
I'm smelling Stroganoff. 

And the Sealed v.  Sealed case is getting interesting...

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/12/19/18147495/mueller-grand-jury-mystery-country-a

Rosneft?   Douchebank?  VTB?   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:02:19 PM »
Best headline this week (from WaPo):

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A blind, wormlike amphibian that burrows underground has been named after Donald Trump




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