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89376 No. 89376 ID: 697c94 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Keystone XL, a pipeline proposal to pump Canadian oil sands through the heart of America, has alarmed environmentalists and become one of the most contentious issues of the Obama presidency. But there is a “Plan B” to cut the United States out of the picture, and it is championed by one of Canada’s wealthiest business dynasties.

Since 2012, the billionaire Irving family has been advocating a proposal called Energy East. The 2,858-mile (4,600-km) pipeline would link trillions of dollars worth of oil in land-locked fields in the western province of Alberta to an Atlantic port in the Irvings’ eastern home province of New Brunswick, north of Maine, creating a gateway to new foreign markets for Canadian oil.

The $12 billion line, which would pump 1.1 million barrels per day, would include about 1,865 miles of existing natural gas pipeline converted to carry oil. The rest would be new construction, most of it along the banks of the Saint Lawrence River and into New Brunswick.

The industry is keen. Pipeline company TransCanada Corp, which is also backing Keystone, unveiled plans in August to build and operate Energy East by 2018. Customers as far away as India are lined up to take the oil, according to New Brunswick provincial officials. Canadian oil companies, frustrated by Washington’s dithering on Keystone, say they have seized on it as a viable alternative to the route through the United States.

“The genesis of this is really the Keystone XL pipeline, and the continuing political obstacles to getting approval for it,” said Frank McKenna, former New Brunswick premier, Irving family friend and vocal advocate of the project.

The Energy East proposal began with the Irvings, people familiar with the project say. If it is built, it will stop with them, too, at a $300 million marine terminal they are planning to build in Saint John, New Brunswick, to service the project.

The Irvings also would be among the top beneficiaries. A study commissioned by TransCanada and prepared by Deloitte calculated that the pipeline’s access to cheaper crude from the west would save as much as $1.2 billion per year for a refinery owned by the Irvings, while creating 121 direct long-term jobs in sparsely populated New Brunswick.

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Alberta’s oil minister, Ken Hughes, whispered into the ear of his counterpart from New Brunswick, Craig Leonard. Never before, Leonard remembers Hughes saying, had he seen so many of the major oil sands players together in a single room. And they were listening keenly.

“It was like a light bulb turned on,” said Leonard. “It was very clear from the reaction that this was an idea that had tremendous potential.”

According to Leonard and others at the meeting, Mike Ashar, at the time the CEO of Irving Oil, outlined how a pipeline east across Canada to Saint John could help get Alberta’s oil efficiently to the world market, paving the way for higher prices and the potential for expanded production.

Ashar said the pipeline could provide a reason to build Canada’s first oil sands upgrader – a facility that processes tar sands into a product that can be more easily refined into gasoline, diesel and other fuels – on the Atlantic coast. There, lower labor costs and easy access to imports could reduce the facility’s multi-billion dollar price tag by 40%, according to an attendee who asked not to be named.

The need for a new route for Canada’s oil was acute, say industry experts. While the United States delayed Keystone, Canadian supply mounted and prices dropped. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce estimated the glut and lack of pipeline capacity had cost Canada $25 billion in oil revenues in 2012.

“The value destruction as a result of not getting our crude to market is a staggering cost to Canada. It needed a solution,” said former New Brunswick premier McKenna, who is now on the board of oil sands producer Canadian Natural Resources.

As Irving Oil prepared to make its sales pitch to TransCanada and the oil sands producers, it stepped up its lobbying efforts in Ottawa. Irving Oil executives held more meetings with Canadian regulators and office-holders in 2012 than in the two previous years combined, according to federal lobbying disclosure documents reviewed by Reuters. These included repeated meetings with Joe Oliver, then Canada’s natural resources minister, the ministry’s director of oil sands, advisors to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and environment ministry officials.

Now Energy East has the public support of Canada’s conservative government and the government of New Brunswick, where much of the new pipeline construction would take place. The project has also moved much more quickly, from conception to requesting regulatory approval, than its all-Canadian rival, Northern Gateway, which would transport oil over the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast.
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By early 2013, at Irving Oil’s headquarters in Saint John on the fog-shrouded Bay of Fundy, the plan to ship crude across the Canadian continent was proceeding apace.

Under a corporation named 658273 N.B. Ltd., the family consolidated land holdings on Mispec point in East Saint John, taking small plots of land they had already purchased from local residents and bundling them into larger lots, according to registry documents.

Blanketed in forest, Mispec is home to Irving Canaport, a large industrial facility already receiving crude supertankers. It is also the site of a shelved refinery project with energy giant BP, for which Irving still holds a valid Environmental Impact Assessment.

Irving Oil has declined to comment publicly about the possibility of building an upgrader on Mispec point. But a former Irving official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the idea was being studied.

Former premier McKenna said Irving Oil was assembling the pieces for what could become a petrochemicals hub.

“If we can get a million barrels a day coming to the East coast, it takes some of the stranglehold away that the U.S. market has on us,” he said. “Let’s face it, for Canada, developing our raw materials in our own country is probably in our best interests.”

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>> No. 89380 ID: b338a2
Um, you realize you can just post the title and a link?

The formatting here is NOT good for wallposts

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88814 No. 88814 ID: 316361 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.

According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination.

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, garnered 15%, with longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering another bid for the White House, at 11%.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is the only other Republican tested in the survey to crack double digits.

The poll's sampling error means that statistically it's not a win for Paul, but his finish is a breakthrough for his family.

A national Quinnipiac poll found Paul tied with Ryan in January for the top spot. That appears to be as close as either Rand Paul or his father, Ron Paul, has ever come to nabbing first place all by himself in any national poll.

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>> No. 89254 ID: f22e61

That's true, and if there was a decent candidate I would have voted for them instead of Gary Johnson.
>> No. 89255 ID: 1e01c0
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Gary Johnson WAS the "decent politician with a chance". A chance for a third party to obtain 5% of the presidential vote, and thus securing public funding for that and the next election.

Romney was not in any way decent, if that is what you happened to be implying.
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What decent politician?

Man I tell you Romney and Obama were totally different politicians. I mean one supported bullshit convoluted health care reform, draconian gun control, further expansions of government intrusions into peoples lives, and are connected to a kooky religion that treats women like shit and the other, wait which one was I talking about again?

Joking aside, 5 percent isn't a chance, it isn't a chance for that election and not for the next even with public funding. 5% is like a fat kid with kankles and thighs that smack together when he walks quite loudly being in a race. Yeah the two professional runners are doing performance enhancing drugs and getting all kinds of corporate sponsorships, they are real scum of the earth types while Fatty McMantits is a pretty nice guy who's only drug of choice is butter.

Being a nice guy or honest doesn't mean he is going to win though, he' still a fat kid with his fat boy boobs flapping in the wind trailing way, WAY behind the two actual competitors. Doesn't matter if he takes an hour to run the race or 55 minutes, the actual runners are doing the race in a minute or so. Yeah at 55 minutes he might be doing a little better then taking an hour but he is still getting creamed like the frosting on his cup-cakes.

Gary Johnson is that fat kid and no matter how many times he runs that race with fat belly jigglin' and his boobs flopping, he's not going to win.

And you can respect him for continuing to run that race, standing up for his principles and all that bullshit but you are deluded if you honestly think he has a chance.
>> No. 89257 ID: b338a2
Yeah but the candidates don't really fit that analogy, it's closer to live angry rattlesnake in the hand versus a bucket of chicken wings in the bush
>> No. 89278 ID: cca4cd
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>Gary Johnson is that fat kid and no matter how many times he runs that race with fat belly jigglin' and his boobs flopping, he's not going to win.

Oh, watch out. Displaced Paulstinians will be taking to their keyboards so quickly that a tornado of cheeto dust will kick up and going on and on how "that's a self-fulfilling mentality! of course he can't win if you don't think he can!"

I've said it before and I'll say it again: voting third party and trying to get third party to work on a national scale when it has been going on this long isn't going to work too well. Instead of spending so much god damn time and energy and money on these candidates that will get 3% of the vote... get involved in primaries and get better politicians into both parties. Help get current Senators/Congressmen unelected. Try to convince people that we need term limits.

Do THAT. Don't fucking push for Forgettable McNoface that the mass media (which low information voters flock to) will make out to be a nut and a loon and won't win.

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88819 No. 88819 ID: f10410 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
>The President signed an Executive Order Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation In Ukraine. This new authority expands upon E.O. 13660 by providing the ability to target officials of the Government of the Russian Federation, any individuals or entities that operate in the arms or related materiel sector in the Russian Federation, and any individual or entity that is owned or controlled by, or provides material or other support to any senior official of the Government of the Russian Federation or any person designated pursuant to this order.

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>> No. 89139 ID: 7bba5b
Its like the London of the US; over inflated sense of self worth ruining things for the rest of the country.

I fukken hate London. Except for Lizzie's house and the IWM.
>> No. 89189 ID: 388632
Hahaha! C4MB reference. Awesome!
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>> No. 89253 ID: dc93e4
>The resulting firearm is then sold on the civilian market, either to be used in violent acts here at home or smuggled across the border into Mexico

That's it, huh? WASR-10s are for violence and drug trafficking. 10/10
>> No. 89261 ID: fbb0c8
Which were sold to the cartels by the DoJ no less.

Hopefully the obvious dot-connecting of F&F guns with these claims will keep most politicians from backing this.

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89192 No. 89192 ID: e9341d hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>A man is being isolated in Saskatoon after coming to Saskatchewan with a hemorrhagic fever and other symptoms.

>The province's Health Ministry has issued a news release saying a man who recently travelled to Liberia in western Africa came to Saskatoon seriously ill, suffering from a dangerously high fever and other symptoms.

>A diagnosis hasn't yet been confirmed, but Dr. Denise Werker, the deputy chief medical health officer, says Ebola has not been ruled out. Ebola virus, which is a kind of hemorrhagic fever, has been spreading through the west African region recently, killing nearly 60 people in the nation of Guinea.

This is literally the worst thing that could happen.
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>Scientists tackling an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea believe they have identified the virus as the Zaire strain, the most lethal of all that "raises the already high level of concern", according to France's Institut Pasteur.

>At least 59 people have died after contracting a mystery illness in southeastern Guinea since early February. Six cases have been confirmed as Ebola, a haemorrhagic fever with a fatality rate of as high as 90 percent.
>> No. 89204 ID: 3c34d9
It is not Ebola as was previously believed, it only has a few ebola symptoms which led to misdiagnosis. It may be different enough to need its own name.
Spread by skin contact or by objects infected by a persons sweat. Has a death rate of 70% where ebola has 90%. Kills people a lot slower than ebola though, this is bad because it allows the thing to spread. Ebola isn't much of a global threat because it kills its victims before they pass the thing on, a sort of blessing in disguise.
It's currently spread to several countries (Guinea to Sierra Leone to Liberia to Canada) within two days. First case March 22nd.

IMHO this thing isn't a huge deal because at this stage it can easily be contained, UNICEF/WHO seems to be on top of it and they haven't let any infected slip past quarantine.
>> No. 89206 ID: f640fe
>ass bleeding
are we sure it did not originate in ukraine?
>> No. 89208 ID: 8a9272

Well, there's always Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever!
>> No. 89247 ID: 5509cc
>>Ebola Zaire
>>Not being mobilised in aerosol dissipators against tradeshow attendees in the US
Goddamnit, extremist hippies, you had one job to complete the plausibility of the later quarter of a deceased neo-con's wet dream. ONE JOB.

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89163 No. 89163 ID: b72266 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Major General Gagandeep Bakhshi—a combat veteran of many skirmishes on the Line of Control and counterterrorism operations in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab—is the editor of the monthly journal Indian Military Review, focusing on security issues. Among other honors, Bakhshi has received the Sena Medal and has written over 26 books. His latest book on India’s national security crisis will be coming out at the end of this month. The Diplomat’s Tyler Roney interviewed Bakhshi about China-India military relations, including the possibility of an arms race.

China’s military spending dwarfs that of India to the tune of $36.3 billion to $112.2 billion. Do you think India has any plans to close that gap? Also, recently, China announced a 12.2 percent raise in its military spending, turning that $112 billion into $131 billion. Should this be a cause for concern for China’s neighbors?

China’s current defense budget is $132 billion —even that does not reflect the true scale of its defense spending, including R&D. If you add all that, it is really in the region of $160 billion. This gap is opening serious windows of vulnerability. The current UPA government is singularly responsible, and we are hoping the next administration in Delhi will speed up critical arms acquisition projects. We may not be able to match China dollar for dollar but a safe proportionality has to be maintained. This is why there is an urgent need for deeper strategic cooperation between India, Japan and Vietnam.

Indeed, China has mocked some of India’s hardware, including the Agni-V in 2012, calling it a “dwarf.” Given India’s diplomatic advantage with the West, is there any real reason for India to want to keep pace with a growing and increasingly aggressive China?

The aim is to deter China from any kind of adventurism. In 2008 they were following a cautious policy of “hide your abilities—bide your time.” But, in 2009 there was an abrupt and significant change. China’s military felt that, with DF- 21D Missiles, it had the answer to the U.S. Carrier Battle Groups, and its anti-access strategy became workable. Since then, China has turned very aggressive against all Asian neighbors—including Southeast Asian nations, Japan, Vietnam and India in particular. The Agni-V is not such a dwarf; it puts Beijing in range and the Chinese know that well. It is time for India to pay China back with the same coin for its highly provocative support of the rouge state of Pakistan. For this, we need to pull out all stops and cooperate closely with Japan, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.

Noticeably, Japan and India have been seeking closer ties, with many assuming it is to ward off pressure and power from China. What does India hope to gain? More specifically, is there anything to gain for India in the intractable island disputes between China and Japan?

India has the advantage of buying th
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Pakistan Army dose it best
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die muslim scum
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88995 No. 88995 ID: 316361 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
phred phelps iz ded
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recent counter-demonstration
>> No. 89154 ID: c565c4
Boy, I sure am glad we have an expert here to clear all this up!

Thanks, SNM!
>> No. 89155 ID: 8b884a
If they are burying him, How long before his headstone gets smashed?
>> No. 89156 ID: 90a126
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You're welcome, D-bag Dick. However I never said that ignoring them was the best strategy for dealing with them, merely agreeing with Tiggle's statement that being mad only helps them and stating why its a bad idea.

Forgive for not just linking to your earlier post, I was not aware that you a monopoly on saying the Phelps are a bunch of greedy bloodsuckers and also lawyers. Such a faux pas, surely I must commit seppuku to bring back honor open my ancestors who I shamed with the most grievous offense.

Seriously dude, no need to come off as a know it all douche just because I repeated some of what you said earlier. Everybody knows counter-trolling the Phelps works but guess what, so does ignoring them. People just ignore them they no longer get money, they don't get free press, nobody to sue and just become so other random backwards religious cult npobody gives a shit about. They become a non-entity for all intents and purposes, all the power they have is what power the public gives them.
>> No. 89157 ID: cca4cd
>You're welcome, D-bag Dick.

We're on /n/. And I don't think "Repeating Randy" really warrants a "Douchebag Dick" response anyways.

>However I never said that ignoring them was the best strategy for dealing with them, merely agreeing with Tiggle's statement that being mad only helps them and stating why its a bad idea.

It doesn't help them at all, so I fail to see how it's a bad idea.

>Forgive for not just linking to your earlier post, I was not aware that you a monopoly on saying the Phelps are a bunch of greedy bloodsuckers and also lawyers. Such a faux pas, surely I must commit seppuku to bring back honor open my ancestors who I shamed with the most grievous offense.

I'm sorry, but when you're saying the same thing - paraphrased - as I did while making it seem like you're trying to argue against me (which you are, as per later in your post), it seems rather patronizing.

>Seriously dude, no need to come off as a know it all douche just because I repeated some of what you said earlier.

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89073 No. 89073 ID: a9197b hide watch quickreply [Reply]
New Ukrainian PM Yatsenuk:
>If there is a vacant seat in G8, we are ready to take it.
>> No. 89108 ID: fe3f5b
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>> No. 89135 ID: 49aebd
The next president of Russia is a troll.

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88941 No. 88941 ID: 4830d6 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

Isn't Estonia in NATO?

I don't want to sound like its happening…but wouldn't that trigger a massive armed response from Europe or the US?
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>> No. 89103 ID: 8a9272

AT was the second guess. Makes sense.


Crye, Ops-Core, etc, etc. Same thing, but it's an obvious copy. NTTAWT.
>> No. 89105 ID: 385f49
>Oh, idk... maybe because they've been routinely trying to pull their former satellites back under their control?
Maybe the reason is that when Russia clearly using economic pressure to do such a thing - which is perfectly normal situation - they respond with political and military aggression, which seems to be normal for NATO itself, but actually unacceptable for international law.

Also, US supporters of new regime totally ignore(not that it is something unintended) the fact that Europe will never accept Ukraine as part of their economy, because 45 million of new members will totally derail their economy. The third option, attempting of isolation from both Europe and Russia, means actual destruction of country.
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An interesting patch this guy has on his helmet...
>> No. 89114 ID: b338a2
>maybe because they've been routinely trying to pull their former satellites back under their control?
lol do you realize Russia was one of the first countries to break from the Soviet union? But this is ancient news and not applicable to current situation anyway, you need to use more realpolitik when analyzing what's going on

The only reason Russia even pays attention towards baltics is because they've joined NATO and are in position to field NATO missiles, otherwise the areas are of no importance
>> No. 89124 ID: 44129e
Aids in removal of chechen snow-kebab

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89013 No. 89013 ID: 13dbd1 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Fuck, they aren't even trying to hide it any more:

>> No. 89015 ID: d2bab6
I have a feeling that's going to blow up back in the Atty-Gen's face.
>> No. 89017 ID: e28d25
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State rights when it suits them.
>> No. 89023 ID: 13dbd1

Are you implying this should be a states rights issue yourself?
>> No. 89026 ID: e28d25

I am telling you how the dem's will play it.
>> No. 89037 ID: e28d25
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It is actually the states responsibility to engage the nullification process in this scenario, but it is NY/NJ so backwards pants on head so they will use our own argument against us.

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>SAN DIEGO – With a search warrant in hand, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confiscated computers, customer lists and the questionable polymer 80 percent lower receivers from four Ares Armor store locations throughout San Diego County over the weekend.

>“There were women and children inside our retail establishment when the (ATF) agents came in with guns drawn,” said Ares Armor Executive Officer Dimitrios Karras. “They came into our manufacturing facility with their guns up like they were invading Iraq.”

>The raid happened three days after Ares owner was granted a temporary restraining by a judge to stop ATF agents from searching their stores.

>The ATF confirmed they were investigating the stores for federal firearm violations.

>The case stems from the sale of what is called an 80% lower receiver, which gun enthusiast use to build their own rifles and guns.

>Building a rifle with specific versions of the 80 percent receivers is legal. The polymer lower receiver appears to be manufactured differently with two parts, making them a firearm and illegal sell, according to the ATF.

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>> No. 88973 ID: 2a6916
Yeah we saw it, there is a thread already in /k/ Weapons (not really sure why it got placed there).

>> No. 88983 ID: 0008f5
Is there even one person in that organisation that still thinks 'over all we are the good guys'? Could anybody think they bring a net benefit to american society?

Sad stuff. Hope the court gets butt hurt and decides to slap them silly.
>> No. 88987 ID: b338a2
You could count the straight cops in that organization on one hand
>> No. 89020 ID: e38105
Of course they do if they're crazy anti-gun. They do this shit out of "noble cause" kind of corruption.

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