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bristolboy

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  1. In other words we should be providing screen shots but not you? You made the claim. It's incumbent upon you to provide the proof. You do it and and then I will show the first 5 pages I get from my google search.
  2. Actually, most of the countries in Western Europe, including all the most developed ones, are rated by the World Bank as very easy to do business in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ease_of_doing_business_index
  3. The point seems pretty obvious but as usual it seems to be beyond your grasp. So I'll spell it out for you: If you dispossess people of their land, and subject them to unequal treatment under the law, they will do whatever is in their means to fight back.
  4. The same kind of violence occurs over and over again in colonial situations where the locals are massively outgunned. Nothing unique about what's happening in the occupied territories.
  5. This condemnation coming from an ardent Trump supporter. Double standards much?
  6. No, that's not communism. That's called taxation. You clearly don't have a clue as to the meaning of communism. Here's a definition for you: political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
  7. I can't believe someone would be so foolish as to make a claim so easily disproved. I googled fox news and on the first 5 pages found one result for CNN. Trump supporters truly do live in an alternate reality.
  8. Well, for one thing, the President of the United States didn't speak out on her behalf whereas he sure did for Pirro.
  9. Maybe Trump could do something to lower the cost of manufacturing autos in the USA? Like rescind the tariffs on steel?
  10. Do you recall that it was on this very thread that you wrote this? "If we need to overthrow a crap government to get more oil, go for it. If you are a two bit dictator in a country and its in our interests to get rid of you, we will. What is the world going to do about it?"
  11. Actually, out of all the OECD natons, on the basis of GNI (gross national income) the USA ranks lower than all the fully economically developed members except South Korea. And it's amazing after all the reverses the USA has suffered in its military adventures since the 1960s to see someone so ignorant as to still maintain their effectiveness. It's like watching a dinosaur come back to life.
  12. Nonsense. The Chinese actually are very inefficient at investment and are massively subsidizing their coal industry. Anyone who knows anything about how the Chinese economy works knows that the government lavishes huge subsidies on state run businesses and their suppliers. https://www.chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/9458-China-coal-subsidies-undermining-renewables-investment In India banks are refusing to finance coal plants because the cost of solar energy has made them uncompetitive: https://www.ft.com/content/b8d24c94-fde7-11e8-aebf-99e208d3e521 For example, the Australian Climate Council states that over the 5 years between 2009–2014 solar costs fell by 75% making them comparable to coal, and are expected to continue dropping over the next 5 years by another 45% from 2014 prices.[43] They also found that wind has been cheaper than coal since 2013, and that coal and gas will become less viable as subsidies are withdrawn and there is the expectation that they will eventually have to pay the costs of pollution.[43] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_electricity_by_source The World Bank has stopped financing coal plants because renewables are now cheaper. "The World Bank (World Bank) President Jim Yong Kim agreed on 10 October 2018: "We are required by our by-laws to go with the lowest cost option, and renewables have now come below the cost of [fossil fuels]." [41] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cost_of_electricity_by_source
  13. And as you fail to note, increased heat has a very deleterious effect on cereal crops. "Each degree Celsius increase in global mean temperature is estimated to reduce average global yields of wheat by six percent," said the report. Rice yields would be cut by 3.2 percent, and maize by 7.4 percent for each degree of Celsius warming (almost two degrees Fahrenheit), it added.Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-08-climate-crop-yields.html#jCp And while CO2 will increase the yield of water stressed crops that only works up to a point. Rising global temperatures are already leading to large scale desertification. You can't grow soybeans in a desert.
  14. It also occurred to me that even if CO2 emission levels are brought down drastically, they will still be rising for some time. And another factor you conveniently left out is heat. https://phys.org/news/2017-08-climate-crop-yields.html Not only does excess heat alone have a negative impact on crops but since water evaporates at a higher right at higher temperatures, more water will be needed. It's already in short supply in lots of locales.
  15. Not long ago he was touting the impending prosecution of AOC for $850,000 in campaign money fraud. I couldn't find that one on Fox. Not even on Breitbart. So whatever sources he does get his information from, you should probably get vaccinated before you enter them.
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