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Politics And The Markets 05/01/22

May 01, 2022 12:00 AM ET348 Comments
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Henry Miles profile picture
This will send rightwingnuts right over the top. www.mendocinobeacon.com/...
David Crosetti profile picture
Commodity markets tied to global renewable energy development have been roiled by inflation, supply chain issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Even as project demand has stayed high, industry profitability has declined because of these factors.

“One of the problems with this industry as a whole is that, since at its very foundation it is based on government subsidies and government mandates, its market value is never truly known,” Daniel Turner, the executive director of Power the Future, told the DCNF in an interview.

“It’s a big lie when the environmentalists say, ‘it’s cheap’ — we don’t know what it actually costs,” Turner continued. “It may be, I’m not denying it could be, but the fact is we don’t actually know what wind and solar cost.”

“The whole thing has been sort of a government created industry, from the get go,” Dan Kish, a senior fellow at the Institute for Energy Research, told the DCNF in an interview.


But the lefties here thing Green Energy is wonderful. Yeah. Like getting an STD is wonderful.
Entropy4Free profile picture
Less than 340 comments today.


That's sub-optimal.
Ben Gee profile picture
@Entropy4Free Spring has sprung. Now I spend 4 to 6 hours working in my garden. During the winter, I spend maybe an hour removing snow.
techy46 profile picture
@Namron Damron

Sky's falling?

"Putin is inching towards his nukes, threatening to annihilate the world if he fails to capture Ukraine, says foreign affairs expert"


Will US try to trump up 1st strike justification?
Namron Damron profile picture
@techy46 there you go again.
@techy46 LOL. "This "foreign affairs expert" is none other than Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Nice try to get Ukraine to lay down their weapons. How stupid do they think we are? Yahoo is fake news.
@techy46 all the intel starting to come to a convergence unless there’s a big surprise
Ping introduce him he’s in love
Somebody in YouTube or Google must of.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is considering invoking war powers to expand the state's authority to manage the southern border by officially declaring an "invasion" - verbiage which would comply with a clause in the US Constitution that says states are prohibited from engaging in war except when "actually invaded."

Top lawyers for Mr. Abbott and for the Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, met this month to debate the move, which would put the state in a head-on collision with the federal government by allowing state police to arrest and deport migrants, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Mr. Abbott says he remains open to the approach, but he has expressed concern about unintended consequences. -NYT

"If we do use this strategy, it could expose law enforcement in the state of Texas to being prosecuted," said Abbott during a recent press conference. "Is it something we’re looking into? Yes," he added.
Chart Rider profile picture
@PaulM_2 Migration isn't invasion, Gov Abbott needs a dictionary
@PaulM_2 Abbott is a fool of the first order, more prone to stunts and pompous pronouncements than in good governing. And Paxton is worse.
schizoidmantoo profile picture
@Chart Rider Over 2 million people, some with automatic weapons and many importing illegal drugs is not a migration. Birds migrate, these people are not planning a temporary stay.
The neighbors and ping have fully accepted and recognize embracement and that it’s a civil rights issue
DD thank you for taking care of garbage 🗑 on both sides and your sacrifice
Pinguino Investments profile picture
If you missed Jordan Klepper's "Hungary for Democracy": www.youtube.com/...

Orbán is representative of what the modern elected strongman looks like. The playbook is about instilling a fear of foreigners, and once elected, take control of the media and enact restrictions on the opposition so as to win reelection.
May 1st is International Workers’ Day, also known as Labor Day in some countries, is a celebration of laborers and working classes promoted by the international labor movement, socialists, and communists. It occurs every year on the first of May. The day was chosen to honor rioters who killed seven policemen during the Haymarket affair and was promoted by the international communist or socialist movements, which during the 20th century killed at least 94 million people.

That’s right, during the 20th-century, communism, and socialism murdered at least 94 million people. The reason for using both communism and socialism is they are both based on Karl Marx, are bloody, and many Communist regimes call themselves Socialist.

Per the detailed analysis in “The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression” (which should be required reading by every student in America), the number of deaths caused by Communism and Socialism was estimated at 94,360,000, broken down as follows:

• USSR — 20 million
• China — 65 million
• Vietnam — 1 million
• North Korea — 2 million
• Cambodia — 2 million
• Eastern Europe — 1 million
• Latin America — 150,000
• Africa — 1.7 million
• Afghanistan — 1.5 million
• Communist and Socialist movements, parties not in power — 10,000

These estimates were made twenty-five years ago, in 1997. Imagine how some of the socialist and communist regimes have added to their total since. And let’s not forget the full name of Hitler’s Nazi party - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National-Socialist German Workers’ Party).

Despite Nazism’s big-government policies and control of businesses and the economy, most liberal writers vehemently oppose the idea that Nazism is socialist. But in his tome, “In the Lost Literature of Socialism, “historian George Watson presented a compelling case that Hitler spoke like an anti-Socialist in public but admitted he was a socialist in private. Sounds like a modern politician.

Socialism is part of the Democrat Party agenda. Some examples include the idea that parents should have no role in their children’s education, control of the energy industry, the fight to remove state laws protecting against voter fraud, and the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

And don’t forget the President and his son Hunter’s economic relationship with the Chinese Communist Party.

There is, however, a difference between Socialists and Democrat-Socialists. Socialists take away people’s rights. With Democrat-Socialism, the people vote to give away their rights. Based on recent polls, it seems as if the American people want their rights back.

Communism and Socialism are deadly governments. The United States is fighting against it right now, and the mainstream media doesn’t care. But we must keep up the fight.
John Wilson profile picture
@PaulM_2 Let's never forget that Marxists are closet communists.

They are not even trying to hide it anymore. Their desperate power grab for censorship shows it.
Henry Miles profile picture
Wonderful memorial service today for Senator, Vice President, Walter Mondale. "Fritz", as he was called, and my mom graduated law school together. He was a close friend of our family. He loved to swim, and as dad was cooking up BBQ, he would send me down to the lake with the Senator / VP, 'just in case'. Afterwards, they would talk trade deals. A gentle moderate who always had the best interests of the country at heart.
crademan profile picture
@Henry Miles Politicians used to be colleagues not enemies. I am sad to see Mondale’s generation go.
John Wilson profile picture
@crademan The RINOs (Romney, McConnell, Graham, et al) and Democrats are still colleagues.
Henry Miles profile picture
@crademan @John Wilson

An acid test for voting this year -- Whether right / left, can they get along and work with others left / right?
Old school standard
The lack of got us into this situation
relospecialist profile picture
For Russian troops it couldn't get any worse.

Reports of mutinies are multiplying.
Russian Colonel Yuri Medvedev was run over by a tank and killed at the hands of his own brigade.
60 Russian paratroopers sent to Belarus to deploy to Ukraine staged a mutiny and refused to be deployed.
Intercepted phone calls of Russian soldiers paint a picture of troops that hate their officers and are despondent and hopeless about their future.

Russia has been loading up its front lines with troops from the poorest and most remote regions of Russia. Ethnic minorities like the Tuvans and the Buryats are more expendable to Putin than ethnic Russians from places like Moscow and St Petersburg.

Chechen soldiers are never on the frontline. They always remain in the rear as "barricading detachments." Their task is to ensure the units of conscripts maintain active military action. That is, to open fire on those who are trying to retreat.

Things came to a head when the Chechens decided to keep all the loot the Buryats had already looted. A firefight ensued.

An army that leaves behind its wounded but never leaves behind it’s loot is not worthy of the republican party's praise and support.
Henry Miles profile picture

Do you know, has Moscow Mitch flown in to confer with Vlad?
@relospecialist But they seem to be getting enough mild praise if not open encouragement by some on the right except for Tucker and Tulsi who out and out want us to be isolated while Putin and Xi play footsie with the rest of the world.
This is what was just said “after this level of commitment from the United States, if Ukraine collapses the United States position in Europe will be fatally undermined”
relospecialist profile picture
Trump sycophant Bartiromo, in text messages, told Meadows she would request Trump, in his first post-election interview, to explain why the vote had been rigged against him. (For the record, it wasn’t.)

Along with other questions and the direction she wanted the interview to go was this gem of a request. "Pls make sure he doesn’t go off on tangents."

Now that real journalism.

@relospecialist Bartiromo is a real sleazy piece of work. She used to be a decent financial reporter but....
@techy46 there comparing and discussing 1954 Geneva conventions
@techy46 they have to win this by midterms
"Biden is just a front man. Obama, April 21: social media censors “don’t go far enough,” so the government needs to step in to do the job. Six days later, Homeland Security rolls out the ‘Ministry of Truth’ (aka Disinformation Governance Board)." twitter.com/...

— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) May 1, 2022
@PaulM_2 We are lucky to have Tulsi on our side. Hopefully she can save our jobs.
@Pavel_M2 Tulsi is the Kremlin's side piece and she is not going to save you.
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