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by neverfail
Sat May 25, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happened to Australia's climate change election?
Replies: 49
Views: 488

Re: some ruminations on climate change.

You are right again. That is the third time in the row we agreed on something. We just don’t know for sure one way or another. Human activity does have an impact but we don’t know how much. It could be negligible. We know that earth had in the past been warmer than now without human activity. Yes, ...
by neverfail
Sat May 25, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Whatever happened to Trump's 4% annual growth rate?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Whatever happened to Obana's never over 2% annual growth rate?

The Atlanta FED seems to be saying "gone with the Wind!" Trump ignores macro cracks as trade tensions flare President Trump has said repeatedly that the United States economy is doing well while China’s is doing badly. “Our economy is as good as it’s ever been, perhaps better than it’s ever been,” ...
by neverfail
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happened to Australia's climate change election?
Replies: 49
Views: 488

Re: some ruminations on climate change.

Sometimes the modern Greens movement reminds me of the flagellants of the Gothic Middle Ages: http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/flagellants.htm The flagellants were a popular movement in the Gothic Middle Ages that erupted in the wake of the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) plague epidemic that alleged...
by neverfail
Fri May 24, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: Whatever happened to Trump's 4% annual growth rate?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Whatever happened to Trump's 4% annual growth rate?

The Atlanta FED seems to be saying "gone with the Wind!" Trump ignores macro cracks as trade tensions flare President Trump has said repeatedly that the United States economy is doing well while China’s is doing badly. “Our economy is as good as it’s ever been, perhaps better than it’s ever been,” ...
by neverfail
Thu May 23, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happened to Australia's climate change election?
Replies: 49
Views: 488

Re: when will they ever learn?

It is also news to me too. I am against subsidies of any kind. Let the market decide which energy is cheaper. Don't waste taxpayers' money on subsidizing either coal or green energy. Let them compete and the cheaper energy prevail. I understand your point better now Cassowary and agree ABSOLUTELY 1...
by neverfail
Thu May 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Indonesia erupts in violence.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Indonesia erupts in violence.

Hahaha. That’s not as bad as in US or even worse Indonesian politics. I guess Australians are a better lot. :) Well, let me put it to you this way cass: We may not be a better or a worse people than either of the above-mentioned: but our mainstream political parties are a lot more gracious in the w...
by neverfail
Thu May 23, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Indonesia erupts in violence.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Sense of entitlement?

Cassowary, this explainer that was published today in the Fairfax press explains something I did not know before" https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/why-are-indonesians-dying-on-the-streets-of-jakarta-a-month-after-their-election-20190523-p51qcr.html The winner of the election, incumbent Joko Wido...
by neverfail
Thu May 23, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Indonesia erupts in violence.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Indonesia erupts in violence.

I agree with you, Neverfail, on both comments. Both Democrats and Probowo’s party are sore losers. I suppose I should be grateful for small mercies cass. After our election on Saturday when the incoming results late that evening foretold an unexpected win by the incumbent Coalition government; Bill...
by neverfail
Wed May 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happened to Australia's climate change election?
Replies: 49
Views: 488

Re: the controversial Adani coal mine is back in the news.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/23/galilee-basin-mine-next-to-adani-put-on-hold-amid-doubts-over-future-of-thermal-coal?fbclid=IwAR2AtKgwztYPo0VVtzWSrD3dwCHR7QgkvRJeDNxvWrPcYMaqzUhDdscgiks The backer of a massive coal proposal in the Galilee Basin, adjacent to Adani’s Carmichael min...
by neverfail
Wed May 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happened to Australia's climate change election?
Replies: 49
Views: 488

Re: What happened to Australia's climate change election?

It is also news to me too. I am against subsidies of any kind. Let the market decide which energy is cheaper. Don't waste taxpayers' money on subsidizing either coal or green energy. Let them compete and the cheaper energy prevail. I understand your point better now Cassowary and agree ABSOLUTELY 1...