We just gave China a chunk of the global Lithium supply (and more rare-earth metals too)

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Returning to power in Afghanistan after a 20-year absence, the Taliban have regained control of natural resources that a former mines minister of the country once said could be worth up to $3 trillion.

That estimate was made toward the end of the last commodities supercycle in 2010 and could be worth even more now, after a global economic recovery from the coronavirus shock sent prices for everything from copper to lithium soaring this year.

Afghanistan is rich in resources like copper, gold, oil, natural gas, uranium, bauxite, coal, iron ore, rare earths, lithium, chromium, lead, zinc, gemstones, talc, sulphur, travertine, gypsum and marble.

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 6, 2021 at 11:16am

Big Tech paid off “conservative” media outlets in an effort to wipe out criticism for CENSORING conservatives
https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-09-06-big-tech-paid-off-conservati...

Comment by Kenneth Capron on September 6, 2021 at 10:09am

I doubt Biden will ever be impeached. He seems too healthy to die from health issues. It is obvious that he isn't too smart on his own. SO we are stuck with his advisors who are driven by self interest.

Is it too soon to start planning the 2024 elections? Or should I ask, is it too late? What are the odds that China will make its big power play sooner? China has one advantage that Germany didn't - billions of people loyal to their empire.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 6, 2021 at 8:36am

China became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 11 December 2001 - Clinton left office in January 2001.

But Sleepy Joe was there, and had been since 1972 and still remains there today. Always in the background, with at least a family connection. And now folding (bowing) to this country without trying to make it obvious. "He" is the China Connection and possibly more connections are looming in the background. Promoting China to build the Green Scheme Machines into the future. 

Comment by Willem Post on September 5, 2021 at 6:21pm

It is much better to look at the BIG PICTURE, starting with China.

Remember, it was Bill Clinton who "welcomed" China into the WTO, plus agreed China would have the status of a "Developing Nation", just like India, etc., plus the UK gave Hong Kong to China.
China and India differ like night and day.

China already mines almost all rare metals consumed by the world.
China has an open door to Russia's mineral wealth, and now, also the mineral wealth of Afghanistan.
China aims to be No.1
Dem/Progs telling China what to do are being laughed at.
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/09/03/beijing-demands-us-fulfill-w...

In the meantime, the US overseas-MILITARY bases are being put to use to house illegal Afghanis, many of whom with fake, or no documents.

They will be distributed to swing states to tilt them forever towards centralized command/control by Dem/Progs.

Coddling of unwanted “refugees”, is dividing the US in various ways. Dem/Progs can get way with it, because they perpetrated a hugely fraudulent 2020 Election, as will be abundently clear, as soon as the Arizona forensic report will be published.

NOTE: Here is an example of preparing 286,000 mail-in ballots-in-envelopes, in BethPage, Long Island several months PRIOR TO THE 2020 Election, for use in Pennsylvania,  just in case, Trump would be too far ahead.

The US Media and the USPS (Pelosi famously promised $20 billion before the 2020 Election to "buy cooperation") were mis-used by Dem/Progs to steal the 2020 election, with universal ballot mail-in ballots, and universal ballot harvesting, to grab absolute power over the US government.
Read the URL
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/preperation-of-288-000...

When Dem/Progs continue to have total command/control of the federal government, there will be all sorts of:

1) Dem/Prog, MANDATES for teachers and others to abide by, such as making pupils and others pay homage to CRT, BLM, Antifa, open borders for illegals.

2) Wasteful Build-Back-Better shenanigans, including GREEN-NEW-DEAL-style scarce-mongering to “fight global warming”, i.e., tilting at windmills.

The same command/control impacts will be true for the rest of the US.

The Dem/Progs plan for businesses to be over-taxed/over-regulated, i.e., castrated to weaken it, so they will be subservient to Dem/Progs. That will cause the US to become incapacitated. China, etc., will smile and eat even more of our lunch.

The Dem/Progs know the power of the US Media.
Dem/Progs do not like the US Media being such a dangerous/powerful rival.

The US Media will get their turn in the barrel, so they too can be screwed over by the Socialist/Communist Dem/Progs currently running the US Government.

After just a few Biden-in-the-basement months, Dem/Progs have managed to cripple the US economy into ruination, such as divisively goosing illegal immigration, to unprecedented heights, to alter the US demographics in favor of Dem/Progs

Handing these extremist-Dem/Prog folks $3.5 TRILLION, primarily for far-reaching social programs, plus $1.2 TRILLION, primarily for "infrastructures", plus whatever else, to play their ill-fated/wasteful, Build-Back-Better games, would be suicidal for the US.

A united effort is required to take back the House and Senate in 2022, to derail this un-American freight-train.

Obsequious, RINO-run businesses will be threatened as well.
Hopefully, they too will see the handwriting on the wall.

NOTE: The GREEN NEW DEAL will have no effect on World or US climate.
Water vapor controls the climate and CO2 has no significant influence, as stated in peer-reviewed papers.
The sun matters, because it provides the energy to drive the water vapor into the atmosphere.
http://thelightfootinstitute.ca/imglib/Earth_temp_paper.pdf  
In other words, the non-condensing GHGs are passive, and do not affect Earth’s temperature, because they are always rendered ineffective (relegated to a minor role) by the vastly larger warming by water vapor.
The increase in temperature over the decades mid-1970s to 2011 was caused by an increase in water vapor in the atmosphere. It was NOT caused by an increase in CO2.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338805648_Water_vapor_vs_C...

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 4, 2021 at 11:18am

It is no secret that the Red Chinese have had their eye on Afghanistan's mineral deposits. Just two weeks before the American surrender, a Chinese delegation met in Kabul with the Taliban. Although the mainstream media have protected and covered for Joe Biden, reports of information contained on Hunter Biden's laptop and emails exchanged between his partner, Tony Bobulinski, and Hunter, are damning proof of illicit wheeling and dealing by the Bidens to provide access to the White House while Joe was vice president.
Is China, by way of a domestic proxy, now dictating American foreign policy? If so, where do we go from here?

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/afghanistan_fiasco_may...

Comment by Kenneth Capron on September 4, 2021 at 10:36am

Probably not a popular though but I think we need to retake Bagram and call it West California. We must have a presence in Afghanistan if we are going to keep future problems to a minimum around the globe. It is going to take at least a couple generations for a true Democracy to settle in and for the native population to develop the BALLS it takes to defend their country. We need to stay beyond the current generation of Taliban.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on September 3, 2021 at 5:06pm

Lithium needs cobalt for batteries. 
Most of China's Rice comes from the U.S.
A lot of other food resources come from outside of China.
Chinese Steel comes from other nations scrap to be recycled. 
Even China does not use Chinese Steel.

There are many things China depends on the rest of the World for, Now to grow a set of Trump sized balls. World Compassion only goes so far.

Comment by Kenneth Capron on September 2, 2021 at 9:25pm

Question: Does anyone else get the sense that China is getting close to WW3 against the World?

Enhanced soldiers.

Biological attacks.

Modernized Navy.

Space Exploration.

Domination of Scarce Chemicals.

...

Comment by Kenneth Capron on September 2, 2021 at 9:16pm
john droz, jr.
physicist
North Carolina
1) COVID-19 Report #1 (some background about the Medical Establishment's poor handling of COVID-19)
2) COVID-19 Report #2 (explains the dereliction of duty that likely caused an enormous number of unnecessary deaths)
3) COVID-19 vs Climate Change (one-pager showing how the COVID-19 situation is part of a larger problem)
Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 2, 2021 at 4:49pm

Media Doesn’t Hide Their Disappointment That Joe Rogan Survived Covid-19 by Taking Ivermectin
https://thelibertydaily.com/media-doesnt-hide-their-disappointment-...

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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