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War in Ukraine

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by HairyAss, Feb 24, 2022.

  1. HairyAss

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    Biden announced the US not purchasing any more oil from Russia - that's huge.
     
  2. Boots

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    It's nice to see the world dropping economic bombs on Russia. Putin has decimated the Russian economy in record time. Sucks for the Russian people but hopefully this causes them to rise up and toss Putin out the door.
     
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    It's about time.
    Wasn't there someone that was telling him that he needed to do a little while ago? :scratch:

    Oh that's right I remember now it was #45 President Donald J Trump :usa: hmmm I guess he was right. :bounce::lol2:

    But seriously it is LONG overdue
     
  4. Boots

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    Current Russia situation aside, I don't really agree with spending money on the military with all the more pressing issues we are facing.
     
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    Biden also flew to Saudi to talk about buying more oil from them instead of building Keystone XL - That's HUGE
     
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    A country needs a military and a well supplied one, I know you don't agree but our troops don't even have proper gear and under staffed.
    The country is in a mess and the military is part of the problem that needs to be fixed on a very long list.
     
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  7. Boots

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    Seems silly to bother with a pipeline. The insane gas prices are just going to speed up the transition to renewables. I get not wanting to invest in infrastructure with a questionable future. I just hope Alberta puts some money in the bank during this oil boom for a change.
     
  8. Grifter

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    Turning some savings over to the people. Dropping the tax on gas sales to help relieve the price at the pumps.
     
  9. David Puddy

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    bombing hospitals now. fucking ruthless
     
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    Alberta can do this with a windfall surplus looming

    NS can’t because we need that money for infrastructure
     
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    I couldn’t care less about keystone xl

    let’s put energy east back on the table
     
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    Why not both?
     
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    And throw in Northern Gateway while we are at it.
     
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    sure

    but energy east first, then investing so we can refine our own fuel and then we can start dealing with exporting
     
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  15. Grifter

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    I thought you guys all hated Alberta oil? And aren't pipelines bad?:lol:
     
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  16. Boots

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    Alberta oil is great. The absolute mismanagement of it as a resource is my issue. You don't use a finite resource like that as a never-ending cash cow, blow all the money and let the companies make off like bandits. You use it to put yourself in a position to prosper when that resource winds down. Prepare for what comes after oil because it's coming!
     
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    I’ve never had an issue with pipelines.
     
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    Not going to change in our lifetime if we're being real. No one is going to stop driving cars or lubricating them. Hydrogen is being heavily explored to supplement. May keep scaling back yes. But I'm going to support it while I can.
     
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    Wasn't referring to you as an individual. Just rare to see support from anyone other than a select few is all! :lol:
     
  20. Boots

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    Obviously it's never going to go away completely but it's use is going to plummet especially as new, greener technologies that don't even exist right now come online in the coming decades. In 30 years we could all be on completely electric vehicles that are charged from electricity from nuclear fusion.
     
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    Yeah same, no disillusions to oil being around for a very long time...it's just not the cart I would be hitching to and major investments should not be going in that direction.
     
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  22. Grifter

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    Nope. I'm not denying it at all. Definitely not making any investments either. But I am just going to continue to collect my pay checks from it and hope it improves. Glad to see some surges in oil prices and would love for Canada to not import any oil from foreign markets and be self sufficient.
     
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    It's almost comical watching all the greasy used car dealers attempt to polish themselves up and step up on the EV holier than thou pedestal. I see so many ads around now for these guys to try to push how virtuous and responsible they are.

    They'd sell their own mother if they could make a buck.

    EV or alternative is on the way but around here it's still just a political/image movement imo.
     
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    The environmental impact of mining is kept on the down low, for sure. Not to mention the ethical impact on the miners themselves (ex: cobalt in the Congo).

    To be sure: there is no silver bullet. Both the extaction of oil and mining for minerals (for batteries and everything else) have their impacts on the world, the only difference is the general public are only 'aware' of the costs of one of the two methods.
     
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  25. Grifter

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    :clap:
     
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    look into what happens what happens to solar panels when their life cycle is over. Spoiler: it’s not pretty and there is a massive wave of them coming to the end of their lives really soon

    lithium battery raw materials are extremely problematic, from an environmental and moral standpoint. They are far far worse for the environment than conventional lead batteries. Lead batteries are 99% recyclable and the one in your car had been a battery probably a dozen times in its previous life
     
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    Let's not forget the windmills. They don’t work. They’re too expensive. They kill all the birds. They ruin your landscapes. And yet the environmentalists love the windmills. And I’ve been preaching this for years. The windmills. And I had them way down. But the windmills are the most expensive energy you can have. And they don’t work. And by the way, they last a period of 10 years and by the time they start rusting and rotting all over the place, nobody ever takes them down. They just go on to the next piece of prairie or land and destroy that.
     
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    People keep leaving them on and it gets really windy in the area as a result.
     
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  29. Grifter

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    Don't forget how loud they are. Legit. Not joking.
     
  30. Grifter

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    This may have been pulled

     
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  33. Grifter

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    Thanks for the update. Didn't go back and check the article after the initial report.
     
  34. Boots

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    War during the social media era is dangerous. There is so much bullshit flying around right now it's unreal. Wouldn't be surprised if we all get nuked because of someone's Facebook post or a Tweet.
     
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  35. Grifter

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    Is Reuters now social media? That's where I got the news and posted the link to it.
     
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