His CCP buddies trained and enabled another useful idiot, this King of Entitlement American Traitor for about 50 years; and still he doesn’t have enough ill-gotten gains in his greedy hands; so goes on playing into the hands of America’s main adversary, China; being the greedy maniacal stooge who is selling America out down the river!
Who do you think is extracting all the lithium and other rare earth minerals out of the earth in Afghanistan with extensive slave labor, so they can manufacture all the batteries needed for green energy cars and battery back-up systems for solar panels to sell here in the US!
That botched or (planned) withdrawal from Afghanistan was sure a win for our enemies in more ways than one! Really now; Build Back Better; is that China’s Rebuild?
Here are some very startling data that I complied in a previous post.
“The climate community has noticed. To keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, 100 million electric vehicles should be added to our roads globally by 2030, stated the 2015 Paris Agreement. This means a 50-fold increase from today’s numbers.
Paradoxically, realizing this goal could inflict unintended harm, on both humans and the environment..
Batteries powering electric vehicles are forecast to make up 90% of the lithium-ion battery market by 2025. They are the main reason why electric vehicles can generate more carbon emissions over their lifecycle – from procurement of raw materials to manufacturing, use and recycling – than petrol or diesel cars. Three factors account for this.
BEV: Battery Electric Vehicle, PHEV: Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
International Energy Agency, Global EV Outlook 2017
Firstly, producing an electric vehicle contributes, on average, twice as much to global warming potential and uses double the amount of energy than producing a combustion engine car. This is mainly because of its battery. Battery production uses a lot of energy, from the extraction of raw materials to the electricity consumed in manufacture. The bigger the electric car and its range, the more battery cells are needed to power it, and consequently the more carbon produced.
Secondly, once in use, an electric vehicle is only as green as the electricity that feeds its battery. A coal-powered battery is dirtier than a solar-powered battery. Governments can help by speeding up their transition to greener energy.”
“Thirdly, while an electric vehicle has a higher carbon footprint at the beginning of its lifecycle; it is typically cleaner once in use. Over time, it can catch up on the combustion engine car. The point at which an electric vehicle’s lifetime emissions break even with a combustion engine car also depends on the car’s mileage.
Search for Afghanistan minerals and you get dozens of articles written in the last few days quoting a magical $1 trillion number including gems like The Taliban are sitting on $1 trillion worth of minerals the world desperately needs (CNN), Afghanistan: Taliban to reap $1 trillion mineral wealth (Deutsche Welle), Biden Just Handed Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth to China (Newsweek), China Eyes Afghanistan’s $1 Trillion of Minerals With Risky Bet on Taliban (Bloomberg) and so on.
All the one trillion dollar articles are derived from a breathless June 2010 New York Times front-page story and interview with General David H Petraeus during which the commander of US forces in Afghanistan referenced a US Dept of Defense “internal memo”.”
“The story of how “the vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists” by the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist James Risen’s opens with a bang (emphasis added):
“The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.”
“The previously unknown deposits including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.”
Demand for EVs is set to soar, as government policies subsidize the purchase of EVs to replace the internal combustion engine of gasoline and diesel-driven cars and as owning a “clean” and “green” car becomes a moral testament to many a virtue-signaling customer.
Yet, if one looks under the hood of “clean energy” battery-driven EVs, the dirt found would surprise most. The most important component in the EV is the lithium-ion rechargeable battery which relies on critical mineral commodities such as cobalt, graphite, lithium, and manganese. Tracing the source of these minerals, in what is called “full-cycle economics”, it becomes apparent that EVs create a trail of dirt from the mining and processing of minerals upstream.
A recent United Nations report warns that the raw materials used in electric car batteries are highly concentrated in a small number of countries where environmental and labour regulations are weak or non-existent. Thus, battery production for EVs is driving a boom in small-scale or “artisanal” cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo which supplies two thirds of global output of the mineral. These artisanal mines, which account for up to a quarter of the country’s production, have been found to be dangerous and employ child labour.”
“As most ordinary people mindful of keeping within modest budgets choose affordable gasoline or diesel-powered cars, experts and policy advisors the world over have felt compelled to tilt the playing field in favor of EVs. EV subsidies are regressive: given their high upfront cost, EVs are only affordable for high-income households. It is egregious that EV subsides are funded by the average tax-payer so that the rich can buy their EVs at subsidized prices.
Cobalt and Lithium Two Demons That Will Haunt Climate Change Activists for Decades to Come
With a push for a greener future due to climate change, mining of cobalt and lithium has increased by many folds, leading to huge environmental and social impacts.
Build back better my ass! Biden and the radial left along with the globalist elite are strangling societies to sink their fangs in and drain every ounce of life out of any of us all for their own power and glory! Biden has been on board with the WEF NWO Cabal from the start!
All this while these same power mongers like Soros, Gates, Biden, Pelosi, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Klaus Schwab, Xi Jinping, Putin and the list goes on to all the greedy A-HOLES of the world who will still be flying around in their private gas guzzling jets and huge gasoline powered, “GAS GUZZLING SUV’S” with bullet proof glass no less making them much heavier and less fuel efficient, yup; while “they dictate” to all of us “get your damn Vaccine and Passport or you can’t walk around as a free human being or even have a job to survive!” In other words “they want us to be their “SLAVES;” YOU GET IT DON’T YOU? Let’s tell them to Shove it; like Governor DeSantis is telling Biden and the Whole Stinking Rotten Democrat Party!!!
As they say “Follow the Money Honey!!!” The rich and powerful are so damn corrupted they are walking talking “SIN PERSONIFIED” and they don’t give a damn what happens to anyone, as long as they keep getting more; “POWER!~”
That’s the closing my my long previous article but I think you find it of value if you read through the entire piece!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
You have to ask yourself: Whose side is Joe on? Just kidding. That’s not a question; it never has been. ~
Joe Biden has been in politics for over 50 years. He’s amassed an incredible record of accomplishing absolutely nothing noteworthy during his entire career! I don’t know if that’s some sort of record for politicians, but it sure helps explain where we find ourselves today as a nation.
With both the Senate and the House passing the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, our economic woes will not get any better. A Biden economic advisor, when pressed by Fox News, recently admitted the legislation would only reduce inflation by 3/10 of a percent! I’m shocked — shocked — this is all this legislation will do to get America back on its feet, and at a cost of only $750 billion!
$350 billion is being thrown at climate…
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