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  1. While Trump has supported the coal industry he is working against renewables.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 8, 2018

      From 2010 to 2016, the number of solar jobs in America nearly tripled, roaring from about 93,000 to more than 260,000.

      In 2016 alone, the solar industry grew 17 times faster than the resat of the U.S. economy.

      And by the end of 2016, there weren’t only more solar workers than coal miners; there were more people working in the solar industry than were employed by every oil, gas, and coal-burning power plant put together.

      In 2017, the number of workers in the solar industry shrank by 9,800. Not only has the growth disappeared but the industry has gone into decline.And there’s more to come. The Solar Energy Industries Association, predicts that trump’s tariff on solar panels will cost another 23,000 jobs.

      All this despite 90% of Americans supporting renewable energy.

      Disgraceful.

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      • Grimm

         /  June 8, 2018

        Nearly all solar panels are made in China. That’s because the Chinese govt saw an opportunity to subsidise the local industry, thereby importing all solar panel manufacturing to China. It grew massively. Now, they are withdrawing the subsidies (maybe they saw sense in Trumps move) and the industry is falling over.

        Solar is a government plaything and suits virtue signalling politicians and rent seeking crony capitalists. It’s fortunes will ebb and flow with subsidies.

        As a realistic source of energy? Not a chance.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 8, 2018

      The main renewable Trump’s interested in is himself – on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

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  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  June 8, 2018

    Rudy Giuliani on the subject of Stormy Daniels

    If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation. …The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight.

    Rudy, the pinnacle of morality. He’s been married three times, the first time to his second cousin. He cheated flagrantly on wife #2 and announced they were getting divorced in the NY media before bothering to tell her. Wife #3 recently gave him the boot.

    And we’re listening to him opine about women he does or doesn’t respect for why?

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 8, 2018

      More vileness from Rudy Giuliani. Michael Avenatti has his own issues but he nails Giuliani to the wall in this interview.

      It wouldn’t surprise me if trump falls to Avenatti and not Mueller.

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      • MaureenW

         /  June 8, 2018

        Nothing that surprises you, would surprise me. Trump won’t be taken down by either Stormy Daniels or her grand-standing lawyer. Stormy is another non-story that desperate progressives are clinging to, hoping they won’t be rinsed in the mid-terms. (It looks like they will be though).

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 8, 2018

    Your usual load of crap, Joe:

    Solar developers completed utility-scale installations costing a total of $6.8 billion last year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Those investments were driven by U.S. tax incentives and the falling costs of imported panels, mostly from China, which together made solar power competitive with natural gas and coal.

    Other developers are forging ahead, keen to take advantage of the remaining years of a 30-percent federal tax credit for solar installation that is scheduled to start phasing out in 2020.

    Trump’s tariff has boosted the domestic manufacturing sector as intended, which over time could significantly raise U.S. panel production and reduce prices.

    Panel manufacturers First Solar (FSLR.O) and JinkoSolar (JKS.N), for example, have announced plans to spend $800 million on projects to increase panel construction in the United States since the tariff, creating about 700 new jobs in Ohio and Florida. Just last week, Korea’s Hanwha Q CELLS (HQCL.O) joined them, saying it will open a solar module factory in Georgia next year, though it did not detail job creation.

    The solar panel tariff was announced 22 Jan 2018. So the industry fall in 2017 had nothing to do with it.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 8, 2018

      But the falls in 2018, 2019, and 2020 certainly will

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 8, 2018

      And if you bothered to read what I wrote you will see I never said the 2017 job losses came from trump’s tariff

      As usual you’re just a frothy righty full of lies and distortions and trumpy jibber-jabber

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 8, 2018

        I did bother (silly I know). You didn’t bother to point out the fall had nothing to do with Trump but implied the opposite. As usual.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  June 8, 2018

      Honesty to the frothy right is like sunlight to vampires.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  June 8, 2018

        That’s all the thanks I get for quoting (the bits you accidentally missed out) from your own link?

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  4. Patzcuaro

     /  June 8, 2018

    Talk of Trump pardoning himself looks to have backfired in the polls, both Trump’s “Job Approval” and the Generic Ballot have spiked on the disapproval side for the Job Approval and Democrats on the Generic Vote.

    Trump Job Approval https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

    Generic Ballot
    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/2018_generic_congressional_vote-6185.html

    Rasmussen is 10 points out of kilter with other polls.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 8, 2018

      Each poll seems to run its own track. Rasmussen reports “likely voters” so differs from those who poll everyone or those who poll all registered voters.

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  5. MaureenW

     /  June 8, 2018

    IG Report on Clinton Email Investigation being released June 14 .. Trump’s birthday!!

    https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/justice-department-to-release-comey-report-on-trumps-birthday/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=twitter_app

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  6. MaureenW

     /  June 8, 2018

    Still obfuscating over providing the Trump/Russia documents to congress. Gee you’d think they would be falling all over themselves to expose some dirt on Trump .. maybe there isn’t any?

    https://saraacarter.com/doj-reneges-commitment-to-provide-trump-russia-docs-to-congress/

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  7. sorethumb

     /  June 8, 2018

    Soros Demands Europe Give Africa 30 Billion Euros a Year to Prevent Collapse of the EU
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/06/07/soros-demands-europe-give-africa-30-billion-euros-year/
    Sounds like an admission?

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  8. Gezza

     /  June 8, 2018

    Austria’s government said on Friday that it is closing seven mosques and plans to expel imams in a crackdown on “political Islam” and foreign financing of religious groups.

    Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting a hardline Turkish nationalist mosque in Vienna and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community that runs six mosques.

    The actions by the government are based on a 2015 law that, among other things, prevents religious communities from getting funding from abroad. Interior Minister Herbert Kickl said the residence permits of around 40 imams employed by ATIB, a group that oversees Turkish mosques in Austria, are being reviewed because of concerns about such financing.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/104581900/austria-to-close-seven-mosques-expel-imams-in-crackdown-on-political-islam

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    • Corky

       /  June 8, 2018

      Excellent. Our Muslim Association needs looking at.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 8, 2018

        That won’t happen until more people start looking at the Koran and Hadith.

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