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JERRY POURNELLE has a new, WordPress-powered site.

CNN says Chevrolet Volt tech is “obsolete” compared to Toyota Prius Plug-in

No brainer, base price $10,000 less and highway mileage 51mpg vs. 32mpg..

China Interested in Canada’s Oil

While the U.S. dithers with concerns about “dirty oil” from Alberta’s rich tar sands, energy-hungry China makes Ottawa an offer it might not refuse. Memo to Washington: Pipelines can run west as well as south.

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Ticket for the Wuhan matchmaking event for the rich and powerful costs 99,999 yuan, 60 beautiful women compete for attention in bikinis

Strategy of Oil

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 Rubes…………by Dan Friedman If you still get your news from the trained seals of the left-leaning lamestream media then you’re to be excused if you haven’t heard about the first “World Without Terrorism Conference” in – wait for it – Tehran over the weekend.

Curiouser still is the guest list, which included a number of prominent “US allies” who have been mega beneficiaries of American blood and treasure. As MEMRI reports, “the conferees included Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Pakistani President Asif ‘Ali Zardari, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.” Andrew McCarthy also has details and commentary at National Review Online. I guess this “conference” wasn’t a big story because it creates a nasty case of dissonance in the pea-size brains of our newsmen. When everyone’s ox is gored it’s hard to find the liberal slant. First and foremost, the event highlights the utter failure of Obama’s “engagement” policy, and what a pitiful sucker the President has willfully chosen to be at America’s expense. It also turns the spotlight on the ungrateful Muslim basterds and the neocons who love them. To think, our very own spawn are betraying us even before the last American has died on their behalf. Then there are the rosy cheeks and white shoes that make up our corps of sophisticated diplomats and spooks. Portraying them as nothing more than bewildered tourists on a tour of the Kasbah is hard when your job is protecting the White House. H/T: Ruthfully Yours Dan Friedman

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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