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.




Thursday, August 21, 2014

Comments From Robin Mitchell About Mark Begich and Veterans Administration

Tom,

I was on the Rick Rydell show this morning and before my voice was even off the air thanks to the sound delay the Alaska VA was on the phone. Promising me that if John needed medical care they couldn't provide the VA would pay for him to fly to VISN 11. They refused to put it in writing and according to VISN 11 no one entered ANY notes agreeing to that but, if it shuts a disabled wife's complaints up until Begich gets reelected promise her anything.

Here are some facts about Begich's Alaska VA.

1) That female vet that lives right by the Kenai clinic? Still waiting over a year for her FIRST appointment.

2) That promise that if you live more than 40 miles or they can't provide medical care the VA will approve outside care? NOT ONE PERSON I CAN FIND KNOWS HOW TO DO THAT. Leave it to Begich who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to be part of a smoke and mirror fix.

So, in Alaska we have a VA that cannot answer another VA in THREE months on how they are going to bring a long time Alaskan back to Alaska...even with that outside VA willing to work with the Alaska VA to arrange and provide ALL of that care if the Alaska VA will only send him (and a companion) back twice a year so they can provide that care. You would think the Alaska VA would jump on paying for two tickets over a neurologist, ENT, low vision specialist, vestibular therapy, etc. VISN 11 just literally offered to take up the slack for Alaska and in three months the Alaska VA can't get their act together enough to even answer their email.

This is what Begich is so proud of? Maybe his VA liaison who the DC office admitted is in Alaska right now should focus on more than quick cover-ups. Instead of calling quick with a lie you know will never pan out have the Alaska VA do their job and answer their sister VA's emails.

I am not falling for more lies Begich. I have heard more than enough out of your mouth from the dog and pony show at the Loussac Library to C-SPAN. I had to sell my car in order to get my husband medical care when the Alaska VA refused to. Dr. Joe bragged about her kid getting medical care in Seattle while not allowing a 100% service connected disabled veteran to get medical care in Anchorage. Maybe the answer is firing everyone at the Alaska VA and replacing that care with federal BC/BS and letting veterans get the same quality medical care the public servants do.

Somehow I don't think Begich "I voted for Obama Care" would vote for that.

Robin Mitchell


Editor's Note: A FOIA request has been made with regard to an email sent by Mark Begich's office to the VA.