Alaska COULD Provide US With Resources We Need, But Politicians Want It CHEAP From Other Countries

Alaska COULD Provide US With Resources We Need, But Politicians Want It CHEAP From Other Countries

you got you guys went to alaska it’s like an energy project right you know so i sort of like just let me let me like in alaska yeah i want to preface real quick uh just to prime this we went from being energy independent to dependent in the blink of an eye in the blink of an eye and there’s there’s a lot that contributes to it but then you get you know joe biden’s releasing the sanctions on nordstrom 2. you get uh there’s there’s other pipelines they’re trying to do from central asia and the middle east up into into europe they you know the biden administration shuts down keystone they ban uh fracking on federal lands then the press has the gall to come out and say biden is not causing high gas prices i just want to make sure there’s a few things that are clear before we get into this when you shut down the keystone pipeline and ban some fracking speculators say wow supply is going to be strained it’s a good time to buy because in a few years it’s going to be worth way more that instantly drives up prices that hits you when you buy a gallon of gas so uh so you weren’t necessarily doing an energy project or or you know you were yeah i mean yes it would yes or no it was that but also more than just that and so when we look at these discussions like afghanistan the middle east rare earth minerals these elements that china is gobbling up around the world one belt one road uh the petro dollar so you know which obviously bitcoin is a huge hedge against right all of these various discussions that go on then we never seem to turn around and actually have the discussion of well why does all of that stuff matter so much why are we so beholden to all of these various things is this really the best way to run our country what if you know and i say this on twitter and i’ve been saying it more since i got back from alaska is what you know i don’t want to go straight full fortress america right you know i want to have commerce obviously we want to have trade but at the same time is are we running our country in a way that’s most beneficial for the american people who live here now today and are we developing our own resources for the benefit of our people versus putting ourselves at the mercy of these cartels like opec which is a cartel literally the actual mexican cartels etc etc and all of these other various things because we’ve gotten ourselves head over heels for these international agreements rather than just looking internally seeing what we have here and helping the people of this country what if we spent two trillion dollars and deployed our military to alaska to nation build in alaska the resources the potential energy i know what if we did that would be you would have you would at least have a 10-fold return on your investment you have a city yeah yeah you have a city of americans we’ve been mining copper as a human race for about 5 000 years this was a great statistic that we learned about this potential copper mine we’ve been mining copper for about five thousand copper is the big thing they’re talking about in afghanistan yeah i’ve got tons of copper lithium right copper and lithium right the amount of copper we have mined over the past 5 000 years we will need twice that if we are going to all drive electric vehicles by the year 2030. wow assuming that we use copper wiring graphene part of graphene is that and and if it works as a technology fascinating but right now we use copper yeah right so industries we need copper you’re your hybrid vehicle your your prius and it’s going to come from somewhere has about 80 pounds of copper and well now we have a mandate and that’s just the prius right the bigger ones and the buses have up to 300 pounds of copper that’s for the electric motor that’s all for that’s all part of the battery that’s the battery yeah the chords the coil the the coil phone yeah excuse me um we all we’re going to need a lot of copper where are we going to get the copper from that’s just a a legit question right we’re going to need an awful lot of lithium we’re going to need cobalt cadmium nickel gold graphite china understands all of this by the way very well one state that has all of these things wow but it’s our playground and and rich white and i won’t even say liberals because it’s a lot of conservatives who look at alaska as like oh it’s so pretty we shouldn’t do anything there and the reason why we wanted to do this trip is because when you meet alaskans who say i would really like a job because there’s nothing going on here but if we open up this mine i could maybe do something right and we’ll do the mine responsibly because we are so so wait let me tell the story about how you actually get us to the mic right this is this is like the you know we wake up and we’re in anchorage and he said jack we’re gonna go see the you know and it’s not a mine now it’s it’s it’s the deposit because not you know wow it has been it’s been tested but right now there are no you know there’s no holes nothing being dug nothing no there’s there isn’t even a shovel in the ground there right been waiting 17 years and so see we’re going to check it out it’s all right here check it out or whatever daniel whatever you want to do right so i got my coffee and then we and then we drive out to uh there’s so uh alaska is big right you know and and that i don’t mean that as an understatement alaska is massive the size of texas i think it’s i think it’s more like three and a half text sizes it’s it’s massive absolutely mexican this is taxi anyone in the lower 38 who’s never been there cannot appreciate the scale of alaska we just have nothing else like it on the map it gets squished right the northern hemisphere let me i pulled up an overlay image yeah and it stretches from central michigan to central minnesota the aleutians go if you’re in alaska you uh in the easternmost point you are in florida and the westernmost point you’re in sacramento right whoa yes yeah the main landmass i think it would it would be fair to say florida to new mexico yeah wow so so we get in an airplane from anchorage we fly about about an hour right and then we fly about an hour so we’re going across uh two bays to get to this this tiny little remote middle of nowhere village village that’s just sitting there it’s a native village and then and he says all right we’re gonna hang out here for a little bit and then we’re gonna get a helicopter i said what do you mean we’re not like we’re not here already right and we’ll talk about the village in a minute but they said no no we’re gonna get a helicopter okay fine so we get on the helicopter and then the helicopter is what another 40 minutes or so so now you’re in the helicopter you’re going 40 minutes and you’re just out and there’s no roads right so aviation is actually huge in alaska because it’s so big um i think they have like one of the highest per capita of private aviation and pilots licenses and everything you have to because you have to you just if you want to get from point a to point b the roads are you know they’re not great or they’re not they don’t exist in many cases and so you’ve got so we’re in the helicopter and a new zealand pilot actually kiwi and um told to look out for bears you told look out for babies look out for bears because they attack you know i was petrified we get out of there number one totally i’ve done this so many times i’m i’m afraid of bears it took us four no no no we weren’t armed but we did a helicopter though um so we get all the way out there and we’re flying and it’s and i’m look i’m waiting for like these we all you you see all those like those ever it feels like every other reality show is like set in alaska right so i’m looking for the rivers and the streams and we flew over some like at one point but then for most of it it’s just it’s just barren yep it’s just barren desolate uh because it’s tundra you know a lot of this is just tundra so it’s it’s frosted over rocks a little bit of grass no trees and i’m like i’m like all right daniel you made me wake up at six in the morning to get all the way out here and it’s for this one second i gotta see this it’s the same thing as what i was imagining right and i’m like what is this and daniel looks at me and he says jack underneath your feet right now is over a trillion dollars in copper and in six months that’ll be 1.3 trillion yeah exactly exactly and and i’m like and i’m looking at them like did we bring shovels let’s get the comfort daniel what are you doing you know and and he’s like we’re not allowed like who says washington mm-hmm and then and that’s what kind of word the story and i’ll eat it but that’s kind of where it blows your mind that you’re just out in and by the way that’s only one valley right you could go to the next and the next one over and there could be that’s all we know about right i understand uh you know environmentalism for sure sure but we’re not talking about taking a a this is not a national park of yeah fifth of alaska and blowing it up we’re talking about probably what is a square mile or or what is even in that is it even that oh it’s yeah it’s probably probably square mile that’s probably another square mile in alaska which is and could i i’m just i’m sorry i would it was not it is not literally it is not a postage stamp on a football field what if we just took that 2 trillion over 20 years instead of afghanistan and said hey i got an idea let’s nation build in our nation and uh i mean not even alaska we got wyoming and montana how about that the reason why we’re doing it is not environmental reasons that’s that’s the facade is environmental reasons environmental concerns the reason why which is why i started this organization and got into the business because the people who own copper rights in other countries fund groups like the sierra club and the national resource defense council and and earth first and environmental defense fund they fund these groups to say we have to protect the earth because they own the mineral rights in chile afghanistan the taliban is going to now sell them all to china right on they own this this is the big trees this is the big thing with the afghan that is the taliban and china so china going in all those photos you’re seeing around of of china meeting with the taliban leaders right this is all about the copper and the lithium deposits in afghanistan and i’m sorry the 17 year old like kids like with the tambourines and the hacky sac who are saying we got to protect the earth you are a puppet so you’ve never been there you are a puppet of a huge conglomerate that does not want 1.3 trillion dollars worth of copper on the market because it will affect commodities prices and so they want to keep it in places that have no osha have no imagine a copper miner which by the way this is going online in indonesia i would encourage you to look up copper mine chile waste copper chile waste giant strip mines massive pools of like this colored liquid that’s apparently super toxic i mean you don’t think that and chile is there making sure that so you’re saying there’s no like there’s less regulations that’s the reason why we like to mine in other countries because you and you can use eight-year-old girls right have have the in let’s talk about where that cobalt’s going and the congo right the largest cobalt producer the mines are owned by china but they’re in the congo 30 000 children slaves work there right now i’m guilty i have cobalt in my iphone as we talk so you admit it absolutely it turned out you know but we just we just pretend we it’s not happening now we could mine cobalt in other countries but it would be expensive so let’s just use the slave children in the congo because no one cares about the slave children in the congo so when we want to open up a lithium mine in alaska or a cobalt mine or a gold mine or a copper mine rather than hurt prices we hire a bunch of hippie kids to say protect the earth and we start a group called moms against asthma and we fund all of these different people and they go and they bang and they cry and they talk about raping the earth and it is all just one but it is all there’s another piece there’s another piece to this slide so it’s after we get back from there and i’m i’m just and you have that idea right and plus if you actually look at the history of alaska um so alaska was a territory for a very very very long time since like post civil almost 100 years like post civil war on out and people didn’t want to make it a state originally because they were concerned that it wouldn’t be self-sustaining because they they’re thinking hey this whole area is just a wasteland why should we give them statehood we’re going to have to completely carry them they’re going to pay their way on the way this is before but then oil is discovered up there and so in the 1950s it’s 59 um well they get the the statehood yep so they get state and they say wait a minute okay now you have the ability to sustain yourselves there is a reason we are going to give you statehood because then that will give us access to the resources down here that we need in the lower 48 so the whole idea of alaska was that you will be given statehood and that we will then be able to develop these resources for the betterment of the american people throughout the country right these will be our goods this will be america we’ll put actual americans to work we don’t have to worry about this all these trade issues and you know the kids in the congo etc we can do it all right here uh and we can set it to our standards and do it just the way we want then so afterwards i’m sitting there thinking and it’s it’s it is you kind of get that like gold bug a little bit when you’re sitting there i still have it a little bit where i’m like there’s a trillion dollars like there’s a trillion dollars in copper i just want to go can i just get like a nugget like a little bit you know you know my wife she could use some copper jewelry maybe right you know and um she didn’t come with us to the you know the wasteland and um but then he took us to the village and i got to tell you that of everything that we did and we went also went up to prudo we did some of the touristy stuff while we were up in alaska but this this village that we went to the native village i i can’t get some of the images out of my head and i can’t get some of the stuff that so we met with the leaders of the village and i can’t get some of the stuff that they told me out of my head the amount of poverty that they live under 60 unemployment in these towns right they and and the towns are all and they’re dying because there there’s no job it’s so remote so people understand it’s so remote they have one little building where they have that you know that’s the school they don’t have there’s and you want to talk about infrastructure right you know uh correct me for one but there’s no there wasn’t even a doctor there no like a doctor like not i’m not saying that wasn’t a doctor’s office there wasn’t even a doctor a couple people had cell phones but there’s no internet yeah there was like a physician’s assistant i think was the closest they came and then if you wanted to see a doctor you’d be better be able to afford a plane ticket right um there’s no bridge across the main lake to get you anywhere yeah and the flight to anchorage was about 500 a person so if you need to yeah go to get your braces well you gotta on top of that you need to pay the 500 flight to attack how long of a flight does it take about an hour and it reminded me of um just some of the some places i’ve seen in south like southeast asia um places that have been to it but this is america this is the united states of america these are american citizens the government is kind of like oh i asked you this before the show you guys that they forgive like they basically are ignoring these people because they’re the descendants of natives i don’t think that’s why but that is also what that’s how also what’s happening because they’ll now what’s what’s different though is and daniel you know this better than me the they don’t have the same type of i should i guess i could say agreements that were made between the us government and the natives that you would see that you’re more that you’re more used to seeing in not that natives are treated well throughout you know u.s history but i’m just saying that it’s a different situation that you would see like reservations etc throughout uh the west in the u.s in the lower 48th the contiguous us in alaska they don’t have that this is because alaska was formed as a state after all these reservations yeah right so what’s the difference like how are they are they abused in like some sort of specific way i mean obviously it’s all economics and you know god help you if you need police and if there’s some emergency that goes on there’s no cops i think if you are an alaskan native and you are on your uh ancestral land no you there’s not gonna be amazon fulfillment center right no one’s gonna move a factory there so what do you do if you want to stay on your land what what opportunities do you have well natural resources seem to be the most obvious but we’ve banned timber right the governor told us we had dinner with the governor he said rhode island has a bigger timber industry than alaska does wow right because because why because alaska right alaska the largest state and the smallest state is it because temperature it’s because it’s it’s our little private park so here’s a lot of rules here’s a line here’s a line that somebody said and uh that we met up there and they were like a lot of there’s a lot of transplants to alaska um you know from the low 40 people go up there and i i can’t wait to get back honestly this i go to look i travel a lot for um from my work i go to i’ve been to i think 43 44 states plus guam and uh i loved alaska i absolutely loved it i can’t wait to go back i get it i totally get it just you know there for a week and i get it but so we met somebody who had previously been a dc staffer and one thing she was saying was what a lot of people think of alaska is this is this giant beautiful national park that i might like to visit someday and so i’m going to oppose every single effort to do anything that might disrupt my potential dream of being there someday because i have nothing no idea what i’m talking about but every time i’ve watched a you know a documentary or a reality tv show they always show these and there are some beautiful um parts of alaska that i do agree should be preserved right um and we’re not talking about those areas we’re that we’re not talking about those national parks we’re talking about these wastelands deserts and and essentially deserts right right it’s tundra is it is a type of desert um arctic deserts that have resources that are incredibly valuable to our people number one to our development to our progress and add additional benefit we don’t have to deal with china we don’t have to deal with the taliban we don’t have to care about any of this stuff anymore because it’s right there and we can do it with environmental stewardship we can do it with respect for the earth and and native communities and we get the taxes and we get the jobs i mean the fact that the president was on the one hand closing down anwar leases and then saying we want opec to produce more oil you say well wait a second why if you so you’re you’re acknowledging that global climate change is a myth because if opec is producing more oil then that’s global climate change so so right off the bat your arguments about climate change you’ve dismissed them by this statement but if opec can produce the oil why can’t america produce the oil why can’t we get the jobs why can’t we give you tax revenue beyond that real quick i mean there there are many we have hyper centralized in many cities in the united states why aren’t we investing in some of these dying towns before you we get off or new places like alaska you got to talk about the general store oh and just the prices of you know just tell a story yeah i mean just uh we we go to this little store um which is i’m going to the store the store that’s the store in town i remember everything so what time was this the little town is called illyanna alaska how do you spell this ili uh it was out there and it’s next to the beautiful name isn’t it yeah yeah it’s one of the largest lakes in america actually is lake ileana the lake it’s one of the largest freshwater lakes um [Music] in in america i’m like where’s where’s the disney movie right where’s where’s you know uh you know the kingdom of iliad treasures trading co that’s the store is that the store that was probably the name of the store the store yeah so i did take some photos a little bit i should be able to in advance so i could show them to you so this this um box you got like everything there has to be brought in but he has to show you the pictures because he would not believe him this box of apple jack box boxes apple jacks 10.58 cents 10.58 cents box family size frosted mini wheats oh 10 bucks 22.50 cheese half gallon of milk 16 bucks 13.49 one of the women talk about food shortages this is where one of the women said that’s food shortage soda is cheaper than milk and she said and when you are seeing american moms put sprite in a baby’s bottle because they can’t afford milk we have a problem as a country and then but we’re saying but you can’t open a pebble mine because it’s bad for the environment but the local native women who are literally putting sprite in their kids bottles because they can’t afford milk that’s not my problem thanks for checking out this clip from the tim cast irl podcast if you want to see the full show come back to this channel youtube.com tim cast irl monday through friday at 8pm where you can leave comments and super chat 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Alaska COULD Provide US With Resources We Need, But Politicians Want It CHEAP From Other Countries

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