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Old 08-08-2019, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Your support for a hugely white population with massive oil wealth is duly noted. Racist.
True, just saying Norway makes one a white nationalist racist unless he/she is saying how horrible they are....which I am.

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:00 PM
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https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...-a7065616.html

Norway is increasingly seen as the envy of the world. It is FIRST place in the world happiness index. It is #5 in median income (U.S. is behind at #8). It has a debt-to-GDP ratio of -90.5 percent. In other words it has a national surplus, not a national debt.

Norway has obviously made a lot of good decisions. Now they are making another good decision by banning the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2025. Not the 2030 plan of Gov. Jay Inslee, which was seen as way too ambitious and radical but 2025.

Can someone please explain to me why we are not following Norway's lead????
We are not following Norway's lead, first of all because we are the United States of America, and we REFUSE to FOLLOW any other country's lead no matter how much sense their lead makes, nor how much validity there is to their claim.

Secondly, we currently have a President who cannot differentiate the pollution margins of coal vs natural gas. Never mind the fact that Our existing President is seemingly possessed by an overt mission to undermine and overturn anything and everything accomplished by Our 44th President, regardless of how well and rightly purposed it was. It begs to ask, how informed might our existing POTUS be regarding the cost of processing coal and its inherent contribution to airborne pollutants?

I've worked in power generation for 34 consecutive years. I've combusted everything from gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels, including coal and Municipal Solid Waste. By far, the most process intensive and dirtiest fuel I've ever dealt with was coal (be it bituminous or sub-bituminous). This is one line of fuel Planet Earth is better off without especially when natural gas supplies are cheap and abundant. Anyone arguing against the obvious and confirmed has willingly buried their head in the sand, POTUS included.

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Old 08-08-2019, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Memo to self: Don't move to Norway, they wouldn't like my cars.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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It's ironic that so many on the Left want us to be more like the Scandinavian countries, which are overwhelmingly White.
Race has nothing to do with it. Their quality of life is head and shoulders above ours, because their government actually takes care of the populace rather than just paying lip service and claiming they do. That's the difference between May 17 (Constitution Day) over there and July 4 over here - Norwegians actually have a real reason to celebrate. They're in a place where the US could be but isn't and probably never will be.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Race has nothing to do with it. Their quality of life is head and shoulders above ours, because their government actually takes care of the populace rather than just paying lip service and claiming they do. That's the difference between May 17 (Constitution Day) over there and July 4 over here - Norwegians actually have a real reason to celebrate. They're in a place where the US could be but isn't and probably never will be.
Race and culture (as well as a giant ocean of oil) has everything to do with it. Yes their QOL is high thanks to polluting the planet with their huge oil revenues....if they really want to make a statement, **** down their oil fields now.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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I will pay for me and not for thee.
This attitude is why the US will never be #1 in quality of life or standard of living. The "hooray for me, to hell with you" mindset never built a successful society.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:33 PM
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This attitude is why the US will never be #1 in quality of life or standard of living. The "hooray for me, to hell with you" mindset never built a successful society.
What make you think we care about that? We just want our freedom.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:19 AM
 
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And in Norway, Bernie Sanders would be a Center Right politician!
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:33 AM
 
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Isn't Norway sits on a huge oil reserve and one of the largest exporters of oil?
Yep. One of Norway's largest (if not the largest) sources of revenue is North Sea oil drilling.


So they are going to give up those drilling rights and revenue, too...….right???
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:49 AM
 
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Cool more oil for the US.
Who's next?
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