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Oveturning Roe is a huge problem for Republicans. Trump gets it and has been privately saying that this decision will hurt Republicans. Mike Pence is already calling for a national ban on abortion, something that is only supported by 13% of the electorate, but by over 22% of GOP voters and more of the base. As a result of the insane gerrymandering and candidate selection processes, GOP politicians will be in the awkward position of having to defend themselves from the 'ban abortion' challengers in primary contests, taking broadly unpopular positions, then having to pivot to the center or defend their inaction on this file. This could well blow up the GOP voter coalition. There are already 19 GOP senators that are cosponsoring a bill to ban abortion nationwide. Every GOP senator will now have to take a position on this issue and be held to it by their base, without the shield of Roe to protect them.
 

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That is precisely why Democrats are doing nothing to fix the problem and introduce a law regulating abortions. Every single other country on earth has abortion regulated by legislatures. Why would US be any different?

Last week's decision puts US in exactly same situation as every other country in the world

Sadly because of the reason you mentioned above, Democrats will sacrifice women so they can virtue signal until midterms rather than actually solve the problem. Unfortunately, they are still likely to lose - they really suck that much, so getting to 60 vote threshold which is very doable now, might not be so easy after midterm.
But who cares? Politics > birthing people
 

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' Last week's decision puts US in exactly same situation as every other country in the world'
In every country in the world, abortion is not a constitutionally protected right.

There isn't a law regulating it because legislators CHOSE not to regulate it - that is a choice of lawmakers.
Now lawmakers in US will also have a choice. Unless federal government steps in, the choice will be done on state level. If federal government decides to step in, the choice will be on federal level.

It really isn't a complicated concept. Until last week US was the ONLY country in the world where abortion was 'constitutionally protected'. Now it is the same as every other country - lawmakers make decisions on abortions
 

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The Christian fundamentalists (religious extremists) in America are really out of control. They exist in Canada as well, especially prevalent in Alberta and the prairies.

In fact, Harper and many people in his Conservative government were evangelicals [fundamentalists, some were extremists]. Through people like Scheer we got glimpses that they are still a significant force in the Conservative party.

These people threaten our modern values. They want to turn the clock backwards, going towards their vision of older patriarchal society and power structures. Worst of all, they want to impose their religious beliefs on all of society.

And they are quite organized. For example, Canadian anti-abortion religious groups organized during the Conservative membership drive to exert power and influence in the party. As an organized group of radicals, this is how they can force the Conservative party to serve the interests of religious extremists.

Additionally, fundamentalist churches were helping organize the convoys and attack on Ottawa. Materials, equipment, and money were being organized through churches.

The Christian fundamentalists are a minority in our country, but they have a dangerous amount of power. They've already put PMs in power. I think we need to create a 1-800 tip number to report the barbaric practices of these extremists. We cannot let them take over society or influence our politics..

In the US, evangelicals and religious extremists got behind Trump, who promised to stack the Supreme Court to overturn women's rights. This is a great example of how dangerous this group can be. Many on the religious right supported Trump as a means to an end (banning abortion)... and they succeeded.

I think many Canadians don't quite understand the power of the Christian fundamentalists. Trump very clearly promised, back in 2016, to cater to what the religious extremists wanted. Since then, evangelicals have been commenting that Trump is a flawed/bad man, but notice they always use wording such as ... "evil must be stopped" or "God works for us through Trump". This all sounds cryptic to most people but it's what Christian extremists have been up to for many years.

Biblical prophecies belong in Church.
Qur'an commandments belong in Mosque.

Not in government!
 

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That's another lie, James. Stacking the court means adding additional justices. Trump never said he'd do that, he only appointed justices when a replacement was required just like every other president has done.
 

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“Germany has, as a consequence, declared an ‘alarm phase’ second stage of its emergency gas plan, aimed at managing supplies and supporting its storage requirement of 90 percent by December. Phase 2 involves Germany restarting old coal-fired plants, as well as introducing incentives - such as a credit line of €15 billion ($15.86 billion) - that rely on market fundamentals to cushion the loss in gas supply,” Pang added.

“Austria and the Netherlands are setting out plans to rely more on coal-powered plants, while France and Italy are likely to follow suit in the coming days, aided by a slew of measures to manage gas consumption and storage,” Pang went on to say.
 

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“Germany has, as a consequence, declared an ‘alarm phase’ second stage of its emergency gas plan, aimed at managing supplies and supporting its storage requirement of 90 percent by December. Phase 2 involves Germany restarting old coal-fired plants, as well as introducing incentives - such as a credit line of €15 billion ($15.86 billion) - that rely on market fundamentals to cushion the loss in gas supply,” Pang added.
I remember the video clip of Trump telling Germany not to rely on Russian gas and they openly laughed at him.

Under Trump gas was $2.20 a gallon in the US. Now it's $5 and they have the worst inflation in decades. Congratulations US, you got what you voted for.
 

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Even if Trump was in power, the gas wouldn't be $2.20.
It would be lower than today, but not by much.

The difference would be mostly felt in natural gas market. This one is rather quick to ramp up and without recent decisions from Biden in regards to permits and federal lease process, production could have been increased more quickly. Which would be absolutely massive, especially for Europe,

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In oil sector, the difference of Biden's policies will be felt in a next year or two
 

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I remember the video clip of Trump telling Germany not to rely on Russian gas and they openly laughed at him.

Under Trump gas was $2.20 a gallon in the US. Now it's $5 and they have the worst inflation in decades. Congratulations US, you got what you voted for.
Did the 2.2 a gallon had have anything to do with a global pandemic? So Trump caused COVID? Thanks, Donny.
 

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When I look at politics in the US and the world, and then think of our own government.......my chest swells with national pride.

I got the front porch decorated, the Canadian flags flying, and decor in place.....and waiting to celebrate Canada Day in the greatest country on earth.
 

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“Germany has, as a consequence, declared an ‘alarm phase’ second stage of its emergency gas plan, aimed at managing supplies and supporting its storage requirement of 90 percent by December. Phase 2 involves Germany restarting old coal-fired plants, as well as introducing incentives - such as a credit line of €15 billion ($15.86 billion) - that rely on market fundamentals to cushion the loss in gas supply,” Pang added.

“Austria and the Netherlands are setting out plans to rely more on coal-powered plants, while France and Italy are likely to follow suit in the coming days, aided by a slew of measures to manage gas consumption and storage,” Pang went on to say.
This seems to be the most viable option to ween Europe of Russian gas. Although not the most environmentally friendly, the reliance should be temporary and will avert the looming energy crisis. Reports are coming out of the EU on conservation advisories such as opting for hang drying clothing and hand washing dishes over using appliances. Unfortunately, some countries are experiencing hotter temps and face potential drought.
 

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