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  • in reply to: Debt Rattle Sep 9 2014: The Black Swan Of Scotland #15068
    chettt
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    So if Scotland leaves they get to start fresh? With no debt? If that’s the case then England and Wales should also leave and let the Irish pay off all that national debt.
    Seriously, how does the debt get divided?

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Apr 21 2014: The Twilight Of The Rising Sun #12460
    chettt
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    For me the surprise from Japan is the complete buffoonary being displayed in the reaction to the Fukushima accident. My impression of the Japanese prowess in science and technology was set in the late 80s when the country seemed unstoppable. I was absolutely sure that by this time a new breed of industrial robots would have completely contained the multitude of problems and would now be scouring every square inch of soil collecting all remaining contaminated. Boy did I miss that call.
    I guess 25 years of depression can really take a toll on a nations phyche. There are just too many issues going on in Japan to hope for a soft outcome. A significant cultural revolution now seem inevitable.

    chettt
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    Assuming that the euro survives is one huge bet

    chettt
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    European view? How civilized. More precisely it’s a “Why doesn’t Europe run the world?” point of view. The notion that future problems of resource scarcity, overpopulation and climate issues will be cordially work out between nation states is delusional. The planet gets smaller every year. And sure, I can see how sinister a one world government could potentially be but the task is not to dismiss the concept out of hand but to find a way to make it work.
    Each year technology makes it easier and easier to destroy life on earth as we know it. A century ago no single or combined entity was capable of destroying the earth. How many single entities are capable of it now? How many more in 20 years?
    Hoping that reason will prevail is certainly one strategy but I fear that rising that far above our human nature has long odds indeed.

    chettt
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    While you are a tad cynical yourself Raul, you do not start with the conclusions before you do the analysis. I appreciate that.
    A review of past publications from LEAP2020 show their analysis to be primarily anti-american hyperbole and a poor predictor of future events. I only wish that the US were as cunningly effective at world domination as the folks at LEAP seem to think. Unfortunately it seems the priority for the US and everyone else is myopic self preservation. The world needs and will eventually have a world government. It’s the only way the big problems can possibly be addressed. The question in my mind is how do we get from here to there.

    chettt
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    How can this one sided rant masquerading as objective analysis be taken seriously? There is no master plan. I wish there were.

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