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The Intentional Auto Congestion Of Silicon Hills

October 2, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Urban schizophrenia is running rampant in the United States. Urban politicians seem oblivious or even hostile to rural neighbors who supply their food and energy while punishing their own residents for the sins of their alleged grandfathers. Often the short-sightedness in one city causes negative impacts far beyond the city’s boundaries. Austin, […]

Push Against Hydrocarbon Cars Shows Contempt For Rural America And The Developing \World

September 25, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ America’s big auto companies, less than 15 years since they were bailed out of bankruptcy following the Clinton-Bush recession of 2008, are betraying the American people out of their greed for government cash and favor. Their “net zero” plans – in conjunction with the globalist dictators and the Biden Administration – include eliminating huge […]

“Fueling” A Counter-Revolution In Europe: Can It Happen Here?

September 15, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Shades of Emanuel Macron! California Governor Gavin Newsom has horrified his core constituency by announcing his state will NOT be shutting down the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. The state legislature, perhaps remembering that power outages two decades ago led to Gov. Gray Davis being recalled, voted to extend the life of the plant until […]

Modern-Day Marie A Says You Cannot Even Have Cake

September 10, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Out in Nancy Pelosi’s California, the ice cream queen’s protégé announces an end to gasoline-powered vehicles a day before he also discourages charging electric vehicles (EVs). Meanwhile, French president Emmanuel Macron (a true son of Marie Antoinette) announces the end of abundance. Macron, who not that long ago announced the forthcoming closure […]

Net-Zero Is The Real Climate Catastrophe

September 2, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Maybe Vladimir Putin SHOULD get the Nobel Peace Prize after all. To be sure, Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine is an affront to humanity, given his targeting of civilians. Russia even fired upon medical and humanitarian aid convoys and is using a nuclear power plant as a shield for his military operations. […]

Electric Vehicles A Tool Of Tyranny

July 11, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ First, don’t blame the vehicle. It is a tool that might be just what Los Angeles needs to cope with inversions. Electric vehicles are also very good as airport shuttles and for other locations where short, repetitive routes are the primary use. Some may even be fun to drive (except when they catch on fire). […]

The Dam Against Nuclear Energy Is Cracking

June 5, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Longtime anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman got a lot more than he had bargained for in response to his latest diatribe, “Say No to Nuclear Power,” published—of all places—in The Progressive. The scornful comments, mostly (one presumes) from the rag’s leftist readers, provide further anecdotal evidence that the dam against nuclear energy is […]

The Electric Vehicle Bad Dream

June 2, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While some are certain of the inevitability of the impending demise of the internal combustion engine (ICE), others are far less certain. Cristian Agapie points to market pressures due to increased demand for electric vehicles have raised prices and operating costs as well. Another writer calls out electric vehicles, even Teslas, as […]

Fintech Firm Financing African Dreams

May 28, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ How do you grow a middle class across the African continent? The answer should be simple: support entrepreneurship that multiplies the available capital in the economy accessible to ordinary working people. That’s what worked in the West, and more recently in the Pacific Rim and even in the  People’s Republic of China. Emerging […]

The Arctic: Focus Of Future Fuel Fights

May 26, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Still the playground of polar bears, the lands and waters north of the Arctic Circle are home to some of the world’s largest fish stocks, massive oil and gas resources, and an abundance of rare minerals that will become more accessible if Arctic temperatures rise, as northern sea routes are the shortest distance […]

Human Coyotes Destroy Habitat, Washington Yawns

May 18, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Anticipating the end to Title 42, tens of thousands of cartel coyote customers await their opportunity to fan into the United States from south Texas to California. Many of these will join the estimated 400,000 “getaways” in fiscal 2021 who were not even processed by federal officials to enable them to receive […]

European Hypocrites Return To Fossil Fuels

May 8, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ At the beginning of March, Frans Timmermans, the European Union’s Executive Vice President for the European Green New Deal and European Commissioner for Climate Action, announced that EU nations planning to burn coal as an alternative to Russian natural gas are not out of line with the EU’s climate goals. The news […]

Things To Do Before The Climate Catastrophe

April 15, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Eight years ago the World Economic Forum warned that a climate catastrophe was a “real possibility.” And last August, Politico’s informed us that, “Climate catastrophe is here!” Choi based his conclusion on the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which […]

EV Mandates Disqualify Other Contenders

April 6, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The new Washington. First in insurrection. First in woke greenness. Making America last. Washington State, home to the CHAZ (later the CHOP), has now adopted legislation that envisions that “all passenger and light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 or later be electric vehicles.” This mimics the deadlines set by several European countries […]

Biden’s Electric Boogaloo: Pumping Air Into The Inflationary Balloon

March 18, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ God help us if it pops! Taken from a 1960s dance craze turned into a 1984 cult sequel, the term “electric boogaloo” has come to refer to what Wikipedia calls “a mocking subtitle for real or imagined sequels perceived as unnecessary, strange, or just ‘too much’.” What better way to describe the […]

America Is In Danger From Sea Level Lies

February 21, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The media will not tell you this, but China’s heavy reliance on coal and other fossil fuels is part of Xi Jinping’s grand strategy to flood U.S. ports, overwhelm river basins, and drown millions of Americans. India, too, represents an increasing threat to U.S. coastlines. The horrific news was unveiled by the […]

Putting The Brakes On EV Folly

February 14, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ BMW CEO Oliver Zipse has a two-word message for those demanding an all-electric vehicle fleet and the outlawing of internal combustion engines. “Slow Down!” We would add three more. End. The. Mandates. Zipse, noting that IC engines power the large majority of vehicles on the road today, says that ditching them willy-nilly […]

Biden Hitwoman’s Poison Pen Stops Twin Metals Mine

February 4, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ News flash: January 26, 2022. Headline: Biden Administration Cancels Twin Metals Leases. Did Joe Biden lie to American miners during the 2020 Presidential campaign, or did the lie come from zealous “reporters”? Two weeks before the election, one reporter cited “three [unnamed] sources familiar with the matter” to claim that Biden’s support […]

Russia Moves Into The Arctic As The U.S. Withdraws

January 23, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Biden Administration is proving to be the willing lackey of Russian President Vladimir Putin. At his January 19 press conference, Biden, perhaps aware that Putin’s forces have already surrounded Ukraine, acknowledged that Russia is very likely to undertake a “minor incursion” into the country where his son once held a powerful […]

The View From Mount Olympus

January 17, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Time flies. Mount Olympus has become hideaway retirement home for retired Greek gods. It’s not that they got old. They are, after all, immortal. Nah. They got hooked on Saturday Night Live, then realized the show was getting boring. The “real” world is much more laughable. More tragi-comedic, really. But the Greeks […]

Europeans Clash Over Nuclear Energy

January 16, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Even as construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) is nearing completion in nuclear friendly France, their German neighbors have declared all nuclear energy technology to be “dangerous.” Moreover, the Germans, along with Austria, Portugal, Denmark, and Luxembourg, are loudly objecting to a proposal by the European Commission to allow nuclear technology […]

Biden Policies Unnecessarily Pit Development Against Nature

January 9, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The Biden Administration, in a mad and ineffective rush to stave off climate catastrophe, is confounding those who seek protection of threatened and endangered species and habitat. Two recent federal agency decisions champion “sustainable” development over species and habitat protection; an appeal of a third may yield the same result. In a […]

China Laughs As The “Woke” West Self – Implodes

January 7, 2022 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ As China builds more and more coal-fired power plants, consolidates its stranglehold on rare-earth metals vital for 21st century economies, and extends its influence into America’s backyard, “woke” Westerners are marching like lemmings toward the energy poverty cliff. CNBC reports that climate activists and campaign groups are demanding an immediate end to […]

ZEV Subsidies Fail Equity, Economics, And Environmental Tests

December 20, 2021 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ Many have been saying for years that subsidies for zero emissions (electric) vehicles pose unfair burdens on working Americans. Subsidizing (and mandating) an unwanted switch away from internal combustion vehicles (ICVs) while imposing diktats that have brought higher gasoline prices and record inflation also seems out of kilter with the widely championed […]