Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sarah Palin's Spite Comes Home to Roost in Alaska

The not too commonsense conservative Sarah Palin endorsed the not too bright Bill Walker in this past 2014 Alaska Gubernatorial election.

In a close race, and with the help of Democrats, the not too bright Bill Walker won by a narrow margin.

What I fount interesting with Palin's endorsement was while the not too commonsense conservative Sarah Palin was attacking Obama on Obamacare, her choice for Alaska governor Bill Walker was embracing the medicaid expansion found in Obamacare.

The medicaid expansion that the Susan B Anthony List fought diligently against.


  • Medicaid Expansion – The Affordable Care Act incentivizes states to expand their Medicaid programs for the poor by raising the eligibility limits for lower-income residents based on family size and structure. 
    • Slightly more than half of the states have chosen to expand their Medicaid rolls and roughly two thirds of these states pay for elective abortions for their Medicaid populations.  As a result, millions of uninsured women in these states will become eligible for state tax-paid abortions as a result of Obamacare. 
    • These state tax funds will be paid directly to providers filing claims and not merely to insurance companies providing the coverage. 
     
Everyone who was paying attention to the candidates, knew Walker was going to do this and when Walker came out with the expansion, Planned Parenthood let everyone know in a press release.

So there you have it - Palin endorsed a candidate that supported expanding Obamacare.

This comes as no surprise as she continued to support candidates like John McCain and her endorsement of Walker was done out of spite because Parnell smartly eliminated Palin's ACES with SB21.

The irony is Palin gets hit twice by Walker. He's keeping SB21 because it is working and bringing in more revenue than ACES did at the current price of oil and he has sided with a provision in Obamacare.

A provision that the Susan B Anthony List fought against.

One has to ask if Palin will be invited to speak at a breakfast with the group and explain her endorsement of Walker while her spite comes home to roost in Alaska.


Friday, September 12, 2014

How Turkey Neutered A Member of NATO

The Middle East and North Africa are areas that the U.S. has failed to change; a lesson learned by Russia - and NATO has involved itself in liberating Libya from Gaddafi only to see the Libyan Parliament take refuge in a ferry.

NATO punted on Russia invading Ukraine and now Turkey a member of NATO has decided to not allow the U.S. to use it bases to attack ISIS

On September 6th, I posted a thread that was related to ISIS and the responses from people in Turkey.

From the responses, Turkey has some serious internal problems and as such, a civil war could erupt in Turkey.

Moreover, an issue on energy has emerged where ISIS is smuggling oil into Turkey.

For the moment, Turkey has neutered the U.S. who is a member of NATO.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alaska Gas My Ass: Putin vs Parnell and Walker

A catchy Alaskan phrase I decided to use to play off of the slogan Canada My Ass, Its Alaska's Gas.

I have written extensively about Gazprom, Putin and how Alaska will not, will never, even if hell freezes over, compete with Russia when it comes to selling natural gas to Asia whether it be Japan, China or some remote chain of islands in the South Pacific named Vanuatu.

It's a political season and you have Bill Walker pimping an all Alaskan pipeline pumping LNG to Asia - and Sean Parnell pimping a pipeline pumping LNG to Japan.

Both are wrong and a LNG pipeline built to pump LNG to Asia will fail. It will fail even when it will have to be heavily subsidized by the PFD.

Here is why:

Bringing Alaska North Slope Natural Gas to Market  (US Energy Information Administration 2009)

The LNG option is further undermined by the fact that there are large reserves of stranded natural gas elsewhere in the world that have a significant competitive advantage both because of their proximity to large consumer markets and because they would not require construction of an 800-mile supply pipeline through difficult terrain. Although there is definite interest in the LNG export option in Alaska, current advocates of the project have not yet secured letters of intent from potential buyers to purchase the LNG, nor do they have ownership of low-cost AD reserves, extensive experience in the management of large-scale projects, or strong financial backing. Finally, if shale deposits in the rest of the world turn out to be as rich in natural gas as those in the United States, worldwide demand for LNG could be reduced considerably from the levels that were expected just a few years ago. 




China and Russia’s US$400-billion natural gas deal ‘complicates’ new LNG projects

Japanese Lawmakers to Lobby Abe for Russian Gas Pipeline

Japan's LNG imports fall

Japan spot LNG contracted in June falls to $13.80/mmBtu (June 2014)

Japan spot LNG contracted in August falls to $11.40/mmBtu  (August 2014) 

What about Putin's use of energy as a weapon: 

Poland stops reverse gas flow to Ukraine, Kiev blames Russia

Russia’s Gazprom Cuts Poland Natural Gas Supply

There is no way in hell any Governor in Alaska going to go head to head with Putin on selling gas.

Moreover, not much attention was placed by Alaskans on Ukraine - too bad, because it shed light on how strong Putin is - sanctions by many nations didn't deter him - and he has proven himself to be ruthless.

Alaska gas? My ass - there isn't enough people in Alaska to pay for a failed gas pipeline before it is even built and a Governor smart enough to take on Putin.













Saturday, September 06, 2014

@PutinRF_Eng gets Visited from Turkey via Twitter Retweets


I had sent a tweet out on Jun 11th - in the past few days it was picked up by people in Turkey and retweeted to @PutinRF_Eng - 




 

Religion and Patents

Mother Jones has a bogus study trying to equate religion and education.

While Universities in the US have come up with bogus studies on public vs private schools, a study in Canada which is not considered a religious country, shows how Catholic schools compare against public schools.
One is a Catholic school, for instance. And it’s scoring significantly higher than the other on Ontario’s standardized EQAO tests.

The trend isn’t isolated, as this Spectator analysis of EQAO scores at more than 140 local elementary schools shows.

From one end of Hamilton to the other, Catholic schools are achieving higher pass rates on standardized tests than nearby public schools, despite being part of a single, publicly funded provincial education system designed to level the playing field for all kids.
 As for patents issued in 2013 the US had 147666 patents China had 6597 - the study is clearly bogus.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Founding Framers of Alaska's Constitutional Convention Were Not All Sons of Alaska

For anyone to criticize U.S. Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan of being an Outsider or an Ohioan, is to mock the founding framers of Alaska's constitutional convention.

Vic Fisher - came from Outside not born in Alaska nor considered a son of Alaska as Mark Begich likes to portray himself. 

Robert Roland Armstrong - came from Outside, not born in Alaska -

Dorothy J. Awes - came from Outside, not born in Alaska

Lucien "Frank" Barr - came from Outside, not born in Alaska

Go through the list of delegates who were born in Alaska - you will find a few like Bill Egan, Jack Coghill and Ada Wein, but you will find many who were not.

So Begich needs to keep his mouth shut about being the son of Alaska and using his father's name as a political maneuver.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Alaska Governor Wannabe Bill Walker Speaks From Two Vaginas

You can find how Governor wannabe Bill (war on women) Walker feels about a conservative woman's vagina and a liberal woman's vagina.

Here Bill Walker states according to potty mouth Mudflats who is a liberal woman:

Reproductive Choice

When asked what he’d say to pro-choice Alaskans who feel they no longer have an advocate, Walker said, “I believe in the laws as are. I am not going to change anything on social issues. I’ve made that clear throughout that’s not what brings me to the campaign.” He has said he would veto any measure coming to him which further restricts a woman’s rights.
Here Bill Walker if he had a vagina would be considered a conservative woman when he states:


Q: Under what circumstances, if any, should abortions be permitted or funded under state law?


I am pro-life but the reason I am running for governor is to grab the reins and steer Alaska from financial ruin. I will follow a long line of pro-life governors. The Alaska Legislature has had a conservative Republican majority in recent years that has grappled with this issue. It is not on my radar screen to introduce new legislation in this area.

As for Alaska being in a financial ruin- if he is elected Governor, he will turn Alaska into one Big Detroit.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Top Foreign Countries Visting This Blog

Back in January I noticed that visits from Russia had dropped off to where there where no visits - I posted the significance in dropped visits  here. At the time when Russian visits had dropped off, a huge spike in visits from the Ukraine took place - a few weeks later Maidan took place.


For the past two weeks visits from Ukraine continue but China and Turkey are the two top countries where people visit this site.

I would say that there are some major issues over energy (pipeline from Iran going through Turkey and China may have some interest in this) and the issue with separatists that will be coming to light.

Update: Since the time of this post - visits from Turkey have dropped off the map.