Lithuania Scares Away Its Only Shale Gas Suitor
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  • BobSykes

    If a woman has a right to an abortion, then she can have it done for any reason she likes. Bans on sex-selective abortions are absurd and cancel the basic right. If you don’t like sex-selective abortions, then you should oppose all abortions.

    By the way, most abortions in the US are performed on blacks and Hispanics, and there is an implicit design to limit black and Hispanic numbers. In the case of Margaret Sanger and the early Planned Parenthood, the design was explicit.

    So why don’t we restrict race-selective abortions.

    • Corlyss

      “By the way, most abortions in the US are performed on blacks and Hispanics, and there is an implicit design to limit black and Hispanic numbers.”

      What’s your evidence? According to the Guttmacher’s most recent data, the numbers are:

      • Non-Hispanic white women account for 36% of abortions, non-Hispanic black women for 30%, Hispanic women for 25% and women of other races for 9%.[6]
      http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html
      And most of the white abortions are by middle class and upper class women. That’s why you occasionally hear people say “the wrong people are having abortions.” After all, more babies are a minority woman’s ticket to more welfare since 2006 when the Dems obliterated the welfare reforms instituted in 1996.

  • Corlyss

    Enquiring minds need look no further than the EU for Lithuania’s decision. The EU is rabidly opposed to fracking and shale gas production because it is heck bent on proving that fossil fuels are a dead end (even if it has to be achieved by policy rather than nature) and alternative fuels are THE only game within the EU’s borders.

  • GeraldWilhite

    I believe the United States is the only country in the world that allows ordinary citizens to own the mineral rights under their land. Perhaps that is one reason why the US has been so successful
    in increasing its energy supply through natural gas and oil coming from fracking and horizontal drilling.

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