Fantastic. China, Canada reach quick deals on oil, uranium

posted at 11:35 am on February 9, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Last month we discussed the rather alarming news that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was planning a trip to China to discuss possible natural resources deals with the economic superpower. It seemed no coincidence that the trip was announced close on the heels of Barack Obama’s decision to kick the can down the road on the Keystone XL pipeline yet again. But at that time, I retained some hope that perhaps this was just a warning siren to Obama which would remind him that Canada had plenty of other options should we decide not to do business with them.

Apparently Harper hasn’t cared much for what he’s been hearing out of Washington and found a very willing ear across the Pacific because it seems that some deals have been struck already.

China and Canada declared Thursday that bilateral relations have reached “a new level” following a series of multibillion-dollar trade and business agreements to ship additional Canadian petroleum, uranium and other products to the Asian superpower.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Chinese leadership said Thursday the economic co-operation agreements — and billions of dollars in new private-sector deals — signed by the two countries over the past few days are unprecedented and will open the door to additional trade and investment.

Harper announced Thursday, following meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Vice-Premier Li Keqiang, that the countries have struck an agreement that will allow Canadian uranium companies to “substantially increase exports to China.”

“We expect to see similar success stories in Canadian energy exports to China, once infrastructure is in place.”

Harper has said building pipelines to the West Coast — such as the proposed Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline and a separate one for liquefied natural gas — is a national priority as Canada looks to ship its vast resources to Asia.

This just gets better and better, doesn’t it? Not only do we have to keep an eye on the Canadians building a shorter pipeline to their western coast to ship all of their oil overseas, but now they’re going to aggressively up the ante on delivering uranium to the Chinese. Oh, I know… you probably think I’m being an old worry wort, right? I mean, China would only use the fuel for peaceful, energy production purposes and would never “lose track” of any of it, right?

Yet again we see that elections matter, and decisions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. can have both immediate and long term effects not only here at home, but across the oceans as well. Harper’s deals wont be finalized until the Canadian legislature approves them, but they would be foolish indeed to turn it down with no assurances of a market in the U.S. There was never any doubt that Canada would pursue their own best economic and national interests and find a buyer for their resources. It was only a question of who would strike the right deal. And – again – I do not place any blame on Harper for this. He has to look out for Canada’s interests first, not ours. The fault here lies with the White House for playing politics with such a critical issue.


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Way to avoid the issue at hand.

angryed on February 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I’m not even a Romney fan but this thread is about obambi and the XL pipeline fueling china. And you bring up Romney. Get a clue.

VegasRick on February 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

new=knew

Bmore on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The fault here lies with the White House for playing politics with such a critical issue.

No, the fault lies with Pubs. for doing nothing on this issue in the House and Senate. Obama is not the dictator we make him out to be. At least not yet. What has the Pub. controlled house done on this? NOTHING! What has the Pub. POTUS wannabe’s said about this? Have we heard squat in debates about this? NO

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Can we recall Obama ?

J_Crater on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

There’s no nice way to put it: Obama is a clueless ahole. The guy is pathetic and purposely hurting us at this point.

tyketto on February 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

But it’s for your own good. Green energy is the future.

gh on February 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Obama has set a new record: after centuries of peace with countries at our very borders, he has alienated both of them. Flooding Mexico with guns and shunning energy from Canada, which now has a better relationship with China than we do!

PattyJ on February 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Don’t forget how he treats our good friends in Great Britain.

banzaibob on February 9, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Or the Israelis. Or the Dali Lama.

But when it comes to Muslim nations and terrorist organizations, this man can’t bow deeper or be more accomodating.

In all seriousness, Barak Obama has done damage to this nation that those behind the 9/11/01 atrocities could only dream of accomplishing. He has done it from the inside with the willing cooperation of Democrats and other domestic radical traitors. And to top it all off, Obama is about to surrender this nation’s interests to the Taliban on behalf of America and in the name of whatever God he worships.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Harper’s deals wont be finalized until the Canadian legislature approves them,

Not quite. Party members elect a leader at a convention. The leader leads his parties elected members in the house. The leader of a majority in the house is the power. These are trade deals, solid as signed. There is no vote on these in Parliament.

It’s time we invade Canada!

Deafdog on February 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM

You know we will go all Taliban on ya. But with more style. ;)
200th anniversary of one attempt this year.

I suspect when/if you come to your senses there will still be oil to buy. It is a big deposit.

BL@KBIRD on February 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Time for another racist ad thanking 0bama for selling our future to China in exchange for a few leftist votes.

pedestrian on February 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Pffft….silly wingnuts. We don’t need no steeenking oil – we’ll be running our cars off of switchgrass by the end of the next Obama administration! /

The Count on February 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

No, that’s what we will be eating. I’m so roan-ree!

mechkiller_k on February 9, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Hmmm. I guess we’ll have to open ANWR now. obama is the worst person ever to be prez. he is stupid. We all knew this would happen. obama cares only about himself.

ConservativePartyNow on February 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I heard that Prime Minister Harper was singing this song about Obama yesterday:

“Gonna Get Along Without You Now”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=746lOmgpw74

We’re all going to be singing it next January.

MichaelGabriel on February 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

No, the fault lies with Pubs. for doing nothing on this issue in the House and Senate. Obama is not the dictator we make him out to be. At least not yet. What has the Pub. controlled house done on this? NOTHING! What has the Pub. POTUS wannabe’s said about this? Have we heard squat in debates about this? NO

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Huh? They did something. All they could do…if you want better then work on the senate.

tinkerthinker on February 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

No, the fault lies with Pubs. for doing nothing on this issue in the House and Senate. Obama is not the dictator we make him out to be. At least not yet. What has the Pub. controlled house done on this? NOTHING! What has the Pub. POTUS wannabe’s said about this? Have we heard squat in debates about this? NO

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I noticed you excused the Rat Senate.

Myopic much?

fossten on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

What happens to Obama’s reelection campaign when gas prices at the pump spike next summer?

Dr Evil on February 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Huge congressional hearings on BIG OIL???

BigWyo on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

No, the fault lies with Pubs. for doing nothing on this issue in the House and Senate. Obama is not the dictator we make him out to be. At least not yet. What has the Pub. controlled house done on this? NOTHING! What has the Pub. POTUS wannabe’s said about this? Have we heard squat in debates about this? NO

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Lol. I really don’t know what to say to something so nakedly partisan as this. Doesn’t matter for a single second that SCOAMF could have just simply said yes to the pipeline, does it? Doesn’t matter for a single second that his administration did two environmental impact studies and both gave the green light to the pipeline yet he still said no, does it?

BTW, the House tried to force the issue, but the House doesn’t control the Senate.

NotCoach on February 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I noticed you excused the Rat Senate.

Myopic much?

fossten on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I can’t even follow the pretzel logic he uses. It is like an Escher drawing with words.

NotCoach on February 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Another day, another Epic Fail by Dumbo.

Worthy of The Double Facepalm.

search4truth on February 9, 2012 at 11:47 AM

*facedesk*

This President is so corrupt and incompetent it’s criminal.

Yakko77 on February 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Can we impeach Obama now for treason??? Please, pretty please…

SWalker on February 9, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Funny, I seem to remember the MSM boasting how “green” the Chinese were. I wonder why they need these resources? Oh yeah, that’s right, because “green” is a sham. I agree with what someone else said above. The Obama admin is intentionally hurting us at this point.

One of the biggest mistakes the west ever made was making deals with communist countries.

robertlbryant on February 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Obama: “Mission Accomplished!”

Meanwhile the Republican party is doing a “who’s on first” routine trying to pick a winner from a 3 Stooges line-up of candidates…

albill on February 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

And Obama’s deal bonus from his Chinese employer will arrive just in time, right before the election. How many anonymous credit cards with $198.23 on them will it involve?

Archivarix on February 9, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Nice job Obama. //s

Is it November yet?

rightConcept on February 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Best thing that ever happened to the Republican Party. But, like everything else, they’ll screw that up too. They literally are letting a Marxist President go on TV and claim he’s created jobs and cut taxes in spite of all evidence.

HopeHeFails on February 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

You know we will go all Taliban on ya. But with more style. ;)

BL@KBIRD on February 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

If Canada were to attack the United States they would do it with a rearguard action from their population centers. Simply put, Canada would invade the United States in February from Florida and the Gulf Coast.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I can’t even follow the pretzel logic he uses. It is like an Escher drawing with words.

NotCoach on February 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

No way, Escher was great at something, this one well………

Bmore on February 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Oh those evil Chinese capitalist. Buying oil that should have been ours. /sarc/

multiuseless on February 9, 2012 at 11:54 AM

A-a-a-h-h-h so. But what really counts is that Warren Buffett’s little oil-carrying railroad (which is so much safer than an underground pipeline, you know) is safe from competition.
Because Warren pays a LOT of taxes, you know. Er…wait. He would pay a lot if he’d pay the ($9billion he owes in back taxes.)

Solaratov on February 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

And funnily, they will. Drop them from Stanley Cup instead, that’ll show the b@stards.

Archivarix on February 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM

All I can picture in my head is Homer Simpson sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office saying…

“D’oh!! Stupid Canada!”

gravityman on February 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I wonder what Dear (union) Leaders will say about this?

herm2416 on February 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

It’s Canada’s fault? You need to pay better attention.

VegasRick on February 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Uh, I’m confused. Is Canada considered a Middle Eastern country, ripe with radicals and terrorists?

Oil right next door and Obama flunks the rational decision test once again. Is there any question anymore that he is out to destroy America?

fogw on February 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Meanwhile, liberals are still arguing about the number of specific jobs that will be created.

Easy answer: more than Solyndra.

BuckeyeSam on February 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Who needs a stinking pipeline?
I’m waiting to get my energy from Solyndra and those other companies! Wait till you see the electric car some company in Sweden is going to build me! The car is going to be cheap! The media told me so! I can afford it now, since JugEars has been paying for my mortgage…and stuff! I love him!

OT

fossten on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

(there’s a name I haven’t seen for a while…good to see it!)

KOOLAID2 on February 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM

No worries – we will simply invade Canada when we need their (our) oil.

AttaBoyLuther on February 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

That blue-water capable navy is being built with the United States in mind, and it ain’t to deliver pizzas. kung pao chicken.

BlaxPac on February 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Solaratov on February 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Where the f—heck have you been?

-Canada wanted to send it to us
-the %#@& unions wanted us to get it
-the reps passed a bill to get it

cozmo on February 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

why are some on here upset at canada??? you have neighbors who vote with their heads up their @$$es, a president who hates this country, and a leadership in the republic party that basically wears diapers. i am glad canada basically told the USA to go f_ck themselves.

GhoulAid on February 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

A relatively free populace who votes for such charlatans and their carnivals deserve them.

Schadenfreude on February 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Of course it wasn’t a coincidence. The US was screwed once again because the jug-eared bastard needs to pander to tree huggers for votes in November.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM

It’s not just that. He really doesn’t want us to have energy. Because he doesn’t want us to be a super-power, or to be prosperous.

He wants other nations to do better, because that is more “fair.”

Alana on February 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

When the crap hits the fan we can always bombard the Chinese with Chevy Volts. It would be their most effective and econimically efficient use to date.

Oxymoron on February 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I thought we quit using firebombs?

lakeman on February 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

As to cutting off trade. We need Canada a lot more than Canada needs us.

You know it is almost as if 0bama is deliberately trying to take down the USA.

jukin3 on February 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Great idea. That would certainly help our trade situation, wouldn’t it?

DarkCurrent on February 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Thank you dear leader

cmsinaz on February 9, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Lol. I really don’t know what to say to something so nakedly partisan as this. Doesn’t matter for a single second that SCOAMF could have just simply said yes to the pipeline, does it? Doesn’t matter for a single second that his administration did two environmental impact studies and both gave the green light to the pipeline yet he still said no, does it?

BTW, the House tried to force the issue, but the House doesn’t control the Senate.

NotCoach on February 9, 2012 at 12:26 PM

LOL. Partisan. The problem with Pubs. is that they(I am a conservative, not a Pub.)is that they never want to accept any blame for being wuzzies. Have the Pub. wannabe POTUS candidates made this an issue. NO! Have the Pubs in the Senate raised holy hail about this? NO. I know they don’t control the Senate, but when they did, it did not stop the dems from raising hell and getting much of what they wanted. I have no use for Obama, but let’s quit making him out to be a dictator. He is not! He’s an easy scapegoat for Pubs. being about as liberal as he, and being too weak to get anything done. Boehner should have invited the Canafdian Prime Minister to come and address the House re. this pipeline. Boehner is useless. Obama rides rough shod over the House and Boehner lies down and plays dead. Have we given de facto dictator power to Obama? Looks like it.

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Since there are major refineries in Calfornia (19) and Washington State (5), I assume this shorter pipeline will benefit them, too?

Terp Mole on February 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I don’t know how I’m gonna get that unicorn to fart into my gas tank. Where can I get some of those big round rocks that Fred Flinstone built his foot powered car with? Need to acquire fast – before the stone cutters union gets wind of my plan.

red villain on February 9, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Say. Wouldn’t it be great if Canada could get the Chinese to build this thing, then ship all the oil to our 19 California oil refineries.

ssshhhh!

Terp Mole on February 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Canada is not “striking back” at America, it’s simply finding a market. It isn’t about you.

BL@KBIRD on February 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Terp Mole on February 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

You keep saying that like you think it will happen.

Must be nice.

cozmo on February 9, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Just another day in making fundamental changes in the way things are done in America. Surely we don’t think that the President enabled this decision by Canada by his poor choices just to please the enviro’s?
This is just another step in leveling the international playing field.

RAN58 on February 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

cloward- piven at work.

Not sure what grade the kenyan recieved when he took this class but he should have been teaching it rather than taking it. He’s in a class by himself when it comes to wrecking an economy.

Even the treaty of Versailles can’t do the damage this guy has done in 3 years and our economy was much stronger than post war Germany.

acyl72 on February 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

All I can picture in my head is Homer Simpson sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office saying…

“D’oh!! Stupid Canada!”

gravityman on February 9, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Funny because I can’t picture Obama sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office at all. Not a whole lot of golf courses or vacation venues in the West Wing.

Happy Nomad on February 9, 2012 at 1:19 PM

How much longer are we going to sit passively by and let this Muslim SOB ruin our country? We caring citizens need to take matters into our own hands against this proxy president, along with his lunatic senate leader, who obviously want to bring down this country. They’re motives are real and his jovial mannerisms are just play acting shams.
Our words of anger get us no where, it’s time for action. Revolution seems like the only answer.

gunter on February 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM

It’s time for Canada to invade the US.

The Resolute Desk on February 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Deafdog,

It’s time we invade Canada!

Take their oil and pasty hotties.

Leave them Quebec.

Mike Honcho on February 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

help us canopfor, you are our only hope!

cmsinaz on February 9, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Harper memo to Obama… Two hands showing, palms facing Canada, Two fingers on one side bent, one thumb and one finger on the other side bent.

fistbump on February 9, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Best thing that ever happened to the Republican Party. But, like everything else, they’ll screw that up too. They literally are letting a Marxist President go on TV and claim he’s created jobs and cut taxes in spite of all evidence.

HopeHeFails on February 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Given that Obama supporters functionally control the media, how does anyone stop him from doing this?

The media is blatently covering up most of Obama’s failures and confabulating successes for him. They are spreading outright lies in Obama’s favor. How do Republicans/Conservatives/Libertarians fight the entire media establishment?

talkingpoints on February 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Why anger at Canada. We turned them down. They wanted to work with us. the anger should be at Obama.

Monkeytoe on February 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

@ETAB

He(Harper)is probably the best Prime Minister Canada has ever had – and has gained great respect around the world.

Obama is a non-entity in comparison, a non-entity who is doing great harm to the USA.

Why you dirty hatin’ racist.

GrassMudHorsey on February 9, 2012 at 1:44 PM

As if this is not bad enough, we sent billions to Brazil for oil exploration and now they too are going to be selling their oil to China. Lets face it, we better start drilling now and help Mexico with future exploration or we are going to be stuck with the Saudi’s for a long time.

DDay on February 9, 2012 at 1:46 PM

As it looks today with an ascendent Santorum, we have five more years of Obama’s stupidity to look forward to. Just great.

thuja on February 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM

What have the Rs done to counter?

Nada

Schadenfreude on February 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Given that Obama supporters functionally control the media, how does anyone stop him from doing this?

The media is blatently covering up most of Obama’s failures and confabulating successes for him. They are spreading outright lies in Obama’s favor. How do Republicans/Conservatives/Libertarians fight the entire media establishment?

talkingpoints on February 9, 2012 at 1:32 PM

it is a serious problem…you know it is when they brag about how many points that they can give to their favorite candidate (Evan Thomas thinks the press gives 15 points to Obama

The media, I think, wants Kerry to win and I think they’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards I’m talking about the establishment media, not Fox. They’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there’s going to be this glow about them, collective glow, the two of them, that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.)

and then there’s Marc Ambinder of The Atlantic who says the media just can’t get enough of that hatin’ feeling about those uppity tea partiers

http://www.yourish.com/2010/09/17/12157

between the lies and cover up they seriously control the narrative on many things

r keller on February 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Sigh, we have no energy policy other than to screw over everyone to go “green”. Look at what they’re doing to the Klamath River Dam in S. Oregon/N. California. We’re shutting down coal plants due to EPA rules and taking out hydro to save the salmon.

oryguncon on February 9, 2012 at 1:59 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

So if you had a product to sell, and your neighbor refused to buy it (and you had other buyers), you wouldn’t try to sell it somewhere else? You would just go bankrupt because your neighbor was too stupid to buy your product?

I don’t think you thought through your post…

right2bright on February 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

You ^think^ this guy will build pipelines to Canada?

angryed on February 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

There…yes, I do read minds….but only in my spare time.

Carry on.

timberline on February 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Meanwhile, our Republican leaders are screaming about this? They are no where to be found.
Every single Republican should be publicly attacking this fool, Obama…

right2bright on February 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I live just a few miles from the Canadian border. It’s getting close to the point where I’ll head over and won’t look back as I do.

moo on February 9, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Carney: Someone call Hillary, we need a reset.

Plouffe: On Canada?

Carney: No on the President.

D-fusit on February 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM

In your dreams. Carney and Jugears are closer than stink on chit.

timberline on February 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

What happens to Obama’s reelection campaign when gas prices at the pump spike next summer?
Dr Evil on February 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Huge congressional Senate hearings on BIG OIL???
BigWyo on February 9, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Fixed. Although Waxman and Markey will no doubt try.

iurockhead on February 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Another victory for Obama as he sells America down the river.

Axion on February 9, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I used to live in Calgary 12 years ago. I have a job lined up over the phone, took me 60 seconds to get it. I am moving in May, and what is encouraging, is the fact that the oilsands project is to double in 8 years. W00 H00!!

royzer on February 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Jeez, Is the President planning on Ed Morrissey taking down another Canadian government?

juanito on February 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Sigh, we have no energy policy other than to screw over everyone to go “green”. Look at what they’re doing to the Klamath River Dam in S. Oregon/N. California. We’re shutting down coal plants due to EPA rules and taking out hydro to save the salmon.

oryguncon on February 9, 2012 at 1:59 PM

The only way to convince us to go all-green/renewable is to remove the alternatives. See how simple that is?

iurockhead on February 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

As it looks today with an ascendent Santorum, we have five more years of Obama’s stupidity to look forward to. Just great.

thuja on February 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Santorum can win. He just has to refuse to go into discussing sex and bible issues whenever the media tries to bait him, and the socons have to stick with him even though he stops throwing them red meat and starts reassuring the squishy middle that he isn’t going to try to cram socon legislation through against the wishes of the People.

…..

Yeah, I guess you’re right. America is toast.

fadetogray on February 9, 2012 at 2:15 PM

I read Rebar’s linked story….

It mentions three refineries in the Northeast are closing. Why…regulation?

PattyJ on February 9, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Wonderful! Oblama is out campaigning while Canada and China sign oil deal.

JayMac1 on February 9, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Good for Canada. If only we had a leader who cared about Americans as much as Harper cares about Canadians.

I can dream.

fadetogray on February 9, 2012 at 2:21 PM

One,s the states call for a convention the feds are out and the states are in charge

logman1 on February 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I agree. Can you imagine the looks on their faces in Washington when the people finally take their country back?

tmontgomery on February 9, 2012 at 2:28 PM

We are not going to stop these people by electing a new Pres.or new members of congress.Even new members get corrupted when they are around all that power.Constitutional amendments take too long and have to go through congress.I know a Constitutional Convention posies some dangers but i think it,s our best shot to take power away and set term limits on these fools.Also it is a chance to bring the out of control federal courts back in line.One,s the states call for a convention the feds are out and the states are in charge

logman1 on February 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM

It’s called an “Article V Convention.” Nothing dangerous about it. That’s just what the tyrants in charge want you to believe. The way to get the ball rolling is outlined right there in the constitution. And I say we start with repealing the sixteenth and seventeenth amendments.

gryphon202 on February 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM

What happens to Obama’s reelection campaign when gas prices at the pump spike next summer?

Dr Evil on February 9, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Call for hearings on the 1% speculating and manipulating oil prices. Release oil from the strategic petrolium reserves and blame Republicans for obstructionism in financing alternatives to carbon-spewing price-volatile oil.

John Deaux on February 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I do not place any blame on Harper for this. He has to look out for Canada’s interests first, not ours.

So when your dealing with the enemy its ok to make money off of them? If Canada dosent recognize the military build up and bilegernce in the south china seas of China then they have a very narrow focus on the balance of power shift thats occurring. And evenutally that comes home to roost. The real question is wethere Canada thinks we(USA) will ever go back to representative democracy or simply does not think the wait will be that short (11/2016)n

nicknack60 on February 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Funny, I seem to remember the MSM boasting how “green” the Chinese were. I wonder why they need these resources? Oh yeah, that’s right, because “green” is a sham. I agree with what someone else said above. The Obama admin is intentionally hurting us at this point.

One of the biggest mistakes the west ever made was making deals with communist countries.

robertlbryant on February 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Hey we could be a green country too if a huge percentage of our population lived in bamboo huts with no power or water…..

Announcement of new Green Bamboo Hut technology in …3…2…1

Lily on February 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Behold! The Obama Energy Plan!

Ukiah on February 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM

“If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM”

Ragshaft – you aren’t making any sense. As others have pointed out to you, Obama REFUSED the Canadian oil. Got that? Refused it – even though the pipeline had been studied for three (3)years to ensure environmental safety; even though the Obama-Unions had supported it – he REFUSED it.

So, Harper certainly wasn’t going to allow the Canadian economy to stagnate. Unlike Obama. Harper will ship it to China.

Harper, unlike Obama, is focused on increasing the Canadian private sector’s capacity to produce wealth. Obama is focused on increasing the public debt; Obama borrows money. Harper enables Canadians to make money. Get the difference?

Oh – and your suggestion of closing the border to Canadian goods, by all means. Canada is busy expanding its foreign markets. And are you aware that the US economy requires, absolutely requires, exporting goods to Canada? If you shut down this export business to the US businesses – you’ll assist Obama in further destroying the American economy.

ETAB on February 9, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Turning point.

Priscilla on February 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Yes they do. Which is why we can’t elect Romney. He is as much of a green extremist as Obama.

Just days after his 2002 election, Mr. Romney hired Douglas Foy, one of the state’s most prominent environmental activists, and put him in charge of supervising four state agencies.

Gov. Mitt Romney and Douglas Foy at a March 2006 event.

Mr. Foy had initiated a lawsuit that led to the cleanup of Boston Harbor and had worked to protect fishing grounds and seashores. Once in the Romney administration, he served as the governor’s negotiator on a regional climate-change initiative and put emissions caps in place for coal-fired power plants.

With Mr. Foy by his side, Mr. Romney joined activists outside an aging, coal-fired plant in 2003 to show his commitment to the emissions caps. “I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people, and that plant, that plant kills people,” he said.

You this guy will build pipelines to Canada?

You this guy will build pipelines to Canada?

angryed on February 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Your hatred of Romney is too much. You can’t even form a sentence.

VegasRick on February 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Typical dirt bag Rombot. Knock the guy’s grammar as opposed to the display of factual information. Keep sticking your fingers in your ears and doing the “na na na na can’t hear you” crap. These are things that Romney actually DID, not more unicorn fart based pandering to try and win the votes of the ignorant.

I know which I will be listening to.

preallocated on February 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

nicknack60 on February 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

That’s like sayin’ the US gets to treat Canada like crap and all they get to do is say: yes Sir!

Canada doesn’t have battered woman syndrome, she’s too smart for that.

cozmo on February 9, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Aiding and abetting the enemy.

Rohall1215 on February 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

You mean Obama?

Yeah, he is.

You-Eh-Vee on February 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

If that is what Canada wants to do, fine. I would stop all commerce between the U.S. and Canada. Let them get all the stuff they get from us for China.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on February 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Facepalm.

You-Eh-Vee on February 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM

The President of the United States intentionally makes his own country weaker.

Dem voters are OK with this.

Sad.

visions on February 9, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Enviro-whackos: What? Canada is still going to build a pipeline? Even after Obama said “No”?

Bitter Clinger on February 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Yet again we see that elections matter, and decisions coming from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. can have both immediate and long term effects not only here at home, but across the oceans on our northern border as well.

FIFY.

davisbr on February 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Behold! The Obama Energy Plan!

Ukiah on February 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Yeah. What kind of MPG can you get on a wind-powered car?

Bitter Clinger on February 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

they lie on February 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

So you’re mad at Republicans for doing something but being stymied by the Senate and the President…

OK.

NotCoach on February 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Vegas Rick – you are being totally illogical.

There is nothing wrong and everything RIGHT with cleaning up the Boston Harbor. There is nothing wrong with reducing the pollution (which is not CO2) from coal-fired plants. That’s being responsible and is not environmental extremism.

Oh, and it is strategically clever to hire an extremist into your govt, where you can control him, rather than allowing him to fester, froth and fume outside of the power-bloc where he will engage in constant attempts to make trouble for your govt.

ETAB on February 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

PM Harper really knows what time it is. If China buys Canada oil they will be less likely to by as much Iran oil. He knows what Iran is and how dangerous they are. It is Canada’s best interest to sell to whoever will buy it. He is the best leader in the west to Israel and the best leader Canada can have at this time.

tjexcite on February 9, 2012 at 3:04 PM

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