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In The Tank ep312: COVID-19 Authoritarianism, EU's Energy Crisis
1:32:12
September 16, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode #312 of the In The Tank Podcast, recorded LIVE at noon CT on Thursday, Sept. 16. This week, the ITT crew talks about Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley’s secret calls to China, the vaccine mandates in the U.S., COVID authoritarianism in Australia, and Europe’s self-inflicted energy crisis. Its been a busy week. OPENING CHIT CHAT Washington Post – Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/14/peril-woodward-costa-trump-milley-china/ COVID AUTHORITARIANISM The Federalist – In Fascist Move, Biden Administration To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/in-fascist-move-biden-administration-to-force-vaccine-mandates-on-private-companies/ (video) – Teachers march against Vaccine Mandate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g521LRLFJZo Reason – Can Biden’s Vaccination Rule for Private Employers Survive Judicial Scrutiny? https://reason.com/2021/09/15/can-bidens-vaccination-rule-for-private-employers-survive-judicial-scrutiny/ The Federalist – Pursuing ‘COVID Zero’ Has Turned Australia Into An Authoritarian State https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/pursuing-covid-zero-has-turned-australia-into-an-authoritarian-state/ BBC – Covid: The lives upended by Australia’s sealed border https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-58540905 NYT – Covid Zero Is No Longer Working for Australia https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/opinion/australia-covid-delta.html CLIMATE ALARMISM CONSEQUENCES WSJ – Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing https://www.wsj.com/articles/energy-prices-in-europe-hit-records-after-wind-stops-blowing-11631528258 WSJ – Europe’s Climate Lesson for America https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/europe-climate-lesson-for-america-energy-prices-fuel-wind-11631655375 Fortune – Europe’s Ambitious Net-Zero Pledges Hit Home – with Eye-Watering Energy Bills https://fortune.com/2021/09/10/europe-net-zero-energy-bills-nord-stream-2-russia/#:~:text=Europe's%20ambitious%20net%2Dzero%20pledges,with%20eye%2Dwatering%20energy%20bills&text=Subscribe%20to%20Fortune%20Daily%20to,been%20years%20in%20the%20making. [Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]

1:32:12
September 16, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, Jim Lakely, and Nate Myers present episode #312 of the In The Tank Podcast, recorded LIVE at noon CT on Thursday, Sept. 16. This week, the ITT crew talks about Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley’s secret calls to China, the vaccine mandates in the U.S., COVID authoritarianism in Australia, and Europe’s self-inflicted energy crisis. Its been a busy week. OPENING CHIT CHAT Washington Post – Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new book says https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/09/14/peril-woodward-costa-trump-milley-china/ COVID AUTHORITARIANISM The Federalist – In Fascist Move, Biden Administration To Force Vaccine Mandates On Private Companies https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/in-fascist-move-biden-administration-to-force-vaccine-mandates-on-private-companies/ (video) – Teachers march against Vaccine Mandate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g521LRLFJZo Reason – Can Biden’s Vaccination Rule for Private Employers Survive Judicial Scrutiny? https://reason.com/2021/09/15/can-bidens-vaccination-rule-for-private-employers-survive-judicial-scrutiny/ The Federalist – Pursuing ‘COVID Zero’ Has Turned Australia Into An Authoritarian State https://thefederalist.com/2021/09/09/pursuing-covid-zero-has-turned-australia-into-an-authoritarian-state/ BBC – Covid: The lives upended by Australia’s sealed border https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-58540905 NYT – Covid Zero Is No Longer Working for Australia https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/08/opinion/australia-covid-delta.html CLIMATE ALARMISM CONSEQUENCES WSJ – Energy Prices in Europe Hit Records After Wind Stops Blowing https://www.wsj.com/articles/energy-prices-in-europe-hit-records-after-wind-stops-blowing-11631528258 WSJ – Europe’s Climate Lesson for America https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/europe-climate-lesson-for-america-energy-prices-fuel-wind-11631655375 Fortune – Europe’s Ambitious Net-Zero Pledges Hit Home – with Eye-Watering Energy Bills https://fortune.com/2021/09/10/europe-net-zero-energy-bills-nord-stream-2-russia/#:~:text=Europe's%20ambitious%20net%2Dzero%20pledges,with%20eye%2Dwatering%20energy%20bills&text=Subscribe%20to%20Fortune%20Daily%20to,been%20years%20in%20the%20making. [Please subscribe to the Heartland Daily Podcast for free on iTunes at this link.]
 
1:32:29
September 2, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Chris Talgo are joined by Isaac Orr and Robert Bryce for episode #310 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew talk about why electric vehicles are lame and why the public policy pushing for mass adoption is wrongheaded and disastrous. CotAE – Robert Bryce: It’s time to unplug the hype over electric vehicles https://www.americanexperiment.org/robert-bryce-its-time-to-unplug-the-hype-over-electric-vehicles/ CEI – Would More Electric Vehicles be Good for the Environment? https://cei.org/news_releases/new-cei-paper-asks-would-more-electric-vehicles-be-good-for-the-environment/ Forbes – Toyota To Launch Hydrogen-powered Prius And Corolla In 2023 https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlyon/2021/08/29/toyota-to-launch-hydrogen-powered-prius-and-corolla-in-2023/?sh=4e2398252fa1 Yahoo Money – 1 in 5 electric vehicle owners in California switched back to gas because charging their cars is a hassle, research shows https://money.yahoo.com/1-5-electric-vehicle-owners-164149467.html Green Car Reports – California heat waves prompt alerts about EV charging habits, energy conservation https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1132685_california-heat-waves-prompt-alerts-about-ev-charging-habits-energy-conservation CEI – California’s Rolling Blackouts Cast Further Doubt on Electric Vehicles’ Future https://cei.org/blog/californias-rolling-blackouts-cast-further-doubt-on-electric-vehicles-future/ Green Car Reports – How will California get to all-electric by 2035? https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131024_how-will-california-get-to-all-electric-by-2035-it-starts-by-breaking-down-barriers Los Angeles Times – Editorial: For the sake of the planet, don’t remove California’s governor https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-30/newsom-recall-climate-change WSJ – GM’s Chevy Bolt Recall Casts Shadow Over EV Push https://www.wsj.com/articles/gms-chevy-bolt-recall-casts-shadow-over-ev-push-11630246736?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/i8ubXx8iEL Forbes – GM’s $1.8 Billion Chevy Bolt Recall Shows Why Automakers’ EV Rollouts Could Be ‘On Fire’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/08/22/gms-18-billion-chevy-bolt-recall-shows-why-automakers-ev-rollouts-could-be-on-fire/?sh=5b2a9d1a5f14 Minnesota Reformer – Reliability problems stall transition to electric buses https://minnesotareformer.com/2021/08/31/reliability-problems-stall-transit-agencies-transition-to-electric-buses/ Bloomberg Law – States Adopt California Car Rules Amid National Standards Debate https://news.bloomberglaw.com/environment-and-energy/states-adopt-california-car-rules-amid-national-standards-debate
 
2:30:10
August 19, 2021
In our seventh in this series previewing The Heartland Institute's 14th International Conference on Climate Change -- Oct. 15-17 in Las Vegas -- join us LIVE on YouTube Thursday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) as Derrick Hollie, president of Reaching America, gives a sneak peek of his presentation. In this preview, Hollie will discuss "How Biden’s Energy Policy Harms the Poor." An overwhelming share of the public (81%) believes that it is critical to maintain U.S. energy independence and not rely on foreign oil. Such an agreement is exceedingly rare in a polarized country. It is heartening to see Americans of all political stripes and ideologies embrace energy independence and reject reliance on foreign countries. Unfortunately, the new Biden administration has taken every step imaginable to reduce America’s hard-fought energy independence – from canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, to banning oil and gas exploration everywhere it can. The result of Biden’s “green” energy agenda will be more California-style blackouts and higher prices to heat and cool your home, fill your gas tank, and purchase anything that needs to be shipped by truck (which is just about everything you buy). Derrick Hollie has testified before Congress several times on the need for policies that counter energy policy, one of the least-talked about economic strains on the poorest Americans. Learn more about the conference (including ticket information) here: https://climateconference.heartland.org/
 
8:50
July 31, 2021
California told their citizens to stop charging their electric vehicles due to an electricity shortage. This was largely due to the failures of supposedly "green" energy. Add this to the growing list of indictments on electric vehicles and renewable energy. Climate Realism channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbmCa21x4NgjyNXkMj-jAw
 
1:08:55
July 15, 2021
As The Heartland Institute is getting ready for our big climate conference in Las Vegas October 15-17 (ICCC-14), we wanted to offer you some sneak previews of what the program will look like. And how better to do that than to invite our speakers to give previews of the presentations they are preparing? In our fifth in this series, broadcast LIVE on YouTube Thursday, July 15, Amy Oliver Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of the John Locke Foundation, gave a sneak peek of her Las Vegas presentation. In this preview, Cooke will discuss "Want to Go Green? Then You Need to Go Nuclear." Spoiler alert. If people want low carbon emissions from the electricity sector and still want to live in the 21st century, the affordable, reliable, environmentally friendly way to do it is nuclear power. Period. It’s that simple. Learn more about the conference at this link. https://climateconference.heartland.org/
 
8:43
July 13, 2021
Heartland Institute Board Member Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com, was a guest recently on the Ingraham Angle on the Fox News Channel to talk about the eco-left's desire to stop you from using air conditioning and install "smart meters" in your home so they can control your thermostat.
 
1:30:14
June 24, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and a special guest to present episode 300 of the In the Tank Podcast. The ITT crew reminisces about the last 299 episodes. After this, they discuss a handful of articles that show how terrible solar energy is. Last, they talk about a potential trend of large investment firms buying up houses across the country. OPENING CHIT CHAT – 300th EPISODE In The Tank ep1 https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/in-the-tank-podcast-outdated-laws-colonies-on-mars-and-candidates-with-beards Give away – For viewers that comment their favorite moments/segments/interviews of In The Tank https://www.amazon.com/Socialism-Evil-Moral-Against-Radical/dp/0999735527 SOLAR IS TERRIBLE Shellenberger – Why Everything They Said About Solar Was Wrong https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/why-everything-they-said-about-solar The Conversation – Stop removing your solar panels early, please. It’s creating a huge waste problem for Australia https://theconversation.com/stop-removing-your-solar-panels-early-please-its-creating-a-huge-waste-problem-for-australia-160546 PV Tech – Built solar assets are ‘chronically underperforming’ and modules degrading faster than expected, research finds https://www.pv-tech.org/built-solar-assets-are-chronically-underperforming-and-modules-degrading-faster-than-expected-research-finds/ GREAT RESET/ WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM State – Investment Firms Aren’t Buying All the Houses. But They Are Buying the Most Important Ones https://slate.com/business/2021/06/blackrock-invitation-houses-investment-firms-real-estate.html Bloomberg – America Should Become a Nation of Renters https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-17/america-should-become-a-nation-of-renters WEF – Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better https://web.archive.org/web/20200920085124/https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/shopping-i-can-t-really-remember-what-that-is/
 
4:46
April 23, 2021
Heartland Director Steve Milloy, proprietor of JunkScience.com, joined "The Ingraham Angle" on Fox News Thursday to talk about President Biden's climate summit on Earth Day. "There is a reason why Earth Day and Lenin's birthday are on the same day," he said. "This is just a totalitarian power grab." The world's poor will suffer most under Biden's plans.
 
9:21
March 3, 2021
Texas recently went through a record breaking winter storm. The media is blaming climate change, but the truth is, progressive policies promoting wind power is why so many Texans went days without electricity. Learn the real story in this video. Media request? Email media@heartland.org
 
1:02:29
February 18, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr and Brent Bennett in episode 282 of the In The Tank Podcast. Brent Bennett, a policy director at the Texas Public Policy Foundation joins the show to talk about the recent snowstorm, cold weather, and the resulting blackouts that recently occurred in Texas. Just how much of this problem can be attributed to renewable energy penetration in the Lone Star State? TPPF - Here’s How the Texas Energy Grid Fell Short https://www.texaspolicy.com/heres-how-the-texas-energy-grid-fell-short/ TPPF - Correcting the Record: Why Texas’ Blackouts Occurred https://www.texaspolicy.com/correcting-the-record-why-texas-blackouts-occurred/ Austin American-Statesman – Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas power output, state’s electric grid operator says https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/02/14/historic-winter-storm-freezes-texas-wind-turbines-hampering-electric-generation/4483230001/ Austin American-Statesman - Texas power grid operators start rotating blackouts as state sets record high power demand https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/02/14/texas-weather-rolling-blackouts-power-outage-winter-storm/4485015001/ Forbes (Robert Bryce) - This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2021/02/15/this-blizzard-exposes-the-perils-of-attempting-to-electrify-everything/?sh=6b3211327e15 Reason - Renewable Energy Is Not the Chief Cause of Texas' Power Outages https://reason.com/2021/02/16/renewable-energy-is-not-the-chief-cause-of-texas-power-outages/
 
1:36:39
January 29, 2021
Heartland Institute President James Taylor was a guest on C-SPAN's flagship morning program, "Washington Journal," on Friday, January 29 to talk about President Biden's climate and energy plans. Taylor explained how and why canceling the Keystone XL pipeline was a bad idea, talked about how so-called "green" energy would actually cause enormous environmental damage, and took questions from C-SPAN's famously eccentric callers.
 
2:37:55
January 28, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 279 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew examine the amazing story of GameStop stock trading on Wall Street this week -- which pitted huge hedge funds shorting the stock vs. regular "retail investors" who teamed up using Reddit and social media to move the stock the other way. The result: the hedge funds took a bath worth billions, and the power of the system moved in to bail them out. They also discuss President Biden’s moves that put the U.S.’s energy independence in jeopardy. OPENING CHIT CHAT - GAMESTOP Reason - Elizabeth Warren and the SEC Should Let the GameStop Lulz Go On https://reason.com/2021/01/28/elizabeth-warren-and-the-sec-should-let-the-gamestop-lulz-go-on/ PRIMARY TOPIC – BIDEN’S ENERGY MOVES Competitive Enterprise Institute – Has the Honeymoon Already Ended Between Biden and Trade unions Over Keystone XL? https://cei.org/blog/has-the-honeymoon-already-ended-between-biden-and-trade-unions-over-keystone-xl/ World Oil – Biden prepares to end new oil and coal leases on federal land https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/21/biden-prepares-to-end-new-oil-and-coal-leases-on-federal-land Wall Street Journal - Biden’s Order to Freeze New Oil Drilling on Federal Land: What You Need to Know https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-impact-of-president-bidens-oil-drilling-freeze-on-federal-lands-11611677934 KOB 4 - Oil and gas leaders say Biden moratorium on new drilling will hurt New Mexico https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/oil-and-gas-leaders-say-biden-moratorium-on-new-drilling-will-hurt-new-mexico/5989233/#.YA5XDPa3DCc.twitter SECONDARY TOPIC – WILL BIDEN DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY? The Hill – Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535811-schumer-suggests-biden-should-declare-climate-emergency NYT – New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/climate/fema-climate-spending-biden.html?searchResultPosition=14