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  • in reply to: How Our Aversion To Change Leads Us Into Danger #24283

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    Anyone thinking RU’s involvement in Syria was timed for maximum aggravation of the refugee crisis? I can’t think of a better way to stick it to the fools in the EU for the sanctions. They are sinking their ship from both coasts as fast as possible…I hope they are just as entertained watching us Yanks grow donkey ears…

    in reply to: Europe, The Morally Bankrupt Union #19756

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    “Non Americans can never fully grasp how belief in American superiority is absolute for perhaps 75% of Americans.”

    I’m thinking you may need to modify that to “75% of still employed Americans still living the the BAU feelgood bubble”. I’m guessing the shine is long off that concept for the majority of citizens of, i.e., Ferguson, and a growing share of the long-term unemployed who don’t even rate inclusion in the % any longer…

    I mean, what we’re all circling here, is that the obvious political trajectory of most of the world involves a loss of legitimacy of most institutions in a growing number of citizens, until we have political collapse. Hopefully I get to watch that before the biological collapse, I expect to get a lot of dark entertainment out of it on the ride. If you lived in Arizona, you’d have a front row seat (although thirst may upend the musical chairs rather sooner than later with California legally owning most of the rio Colorado). The amoral antics of our new ice cream CEO governor have already got a recall petition going a month in 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Pass the popcorn!

    Desert

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Sep 9 2014: The Black Swan Of Scotland #15072

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    “…reduced carbon uptake by the Earth’s biosphere. The scientists at the WMO are puzzled by this development”

    They clearly aren’t aware of how much of the arctic has been burning lately, and how much methane it’s burping out…


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    Shale drilling…helped the U.S. supply 84% of its energy demand last year.

    Ok, can we vote on worst howler in an energy piece **ever** now? Why not double down – it “helped” with 100%, duh! Wait, even economists might raise an eyebrow at that…

    Desert


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    <repost from Fri>

    Say, anyone notice ASPO seems pretty invested in the MH-17 party line? i.e. …”Moscow’s continuing efforts to destabilize Ukraine and its lack of candor about its involvement in the shoot down of the Malaysian airliner.”…”To counter this assault Moscow has undertaken a major buildup in military equipment along its border with Ukraine”…

    I find this rather interesting for an outfit peddling critical thinking with regards to peak oil…

    Desert

    in reply to: Friedman and Kennan? ‘Fraid So #14406

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    Say, anyone notice ASPO seems pretty invested in the MH-17 party line? i.e. …”Moscow’s continuing efforts to destabilize Ukraine and its lack of candor about its involvement in the shoot down of the Malaysian airliner.”…”To counter this assault Moscow has undertaken a major buildup in military equipment along its border with Ukraine”…

    I find this rather interesting for an outfit peddling critical thinking with regards to peak oil…

    Desert


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    “the effects of climate change, which will ripple throughout the U.S. economy

    Priceless. We can’t understand anything without a price. Price love you greedy ba$tard$. Make my day.

    Like he just kinda said, “if you ain’t a bank, don’t worry, the government ‘solution’ to global warming won’t be reaching your zipcode any time soon.”


    desertrat
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    Poetry sir. That opening rant really resonated today…


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    Forget the penalty. The insulation on my walls was a much better investment than watching my 401k get smaller every year since I started working…this is my third bubble now, and the 401k falls off a cliff every time, while the mutual fund companies send out 40 page glossies advocating ‘patience’. I think I’m about out of patience. The world has gone mad with greed. My back is my only pension now, until it isn’t. At least there’s no more false sense of security. You’re about better off taking the penalty and putting the cash in a matress to battle with inflation now, if you have a real investment in mind for it (as in no stocks/bonds involved), so much the better…

    Desert

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Feb 11 2014: Coups and Constitutions #11243

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    @Orlov:

    “Hell, what a planet I landed in…..All the best, Ugo ”

    I wake up to that thought every morning.

    Desert

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Jan 30 2014: No More Humming Along #10921

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    Good to see you Craig! You haven’t found any new haunts with the kind of high-level discussions we used to have on TOD have you? Guess we’ll have to hijack TAE, but the troll count seems a bit higher here, and the overall b/w a bit lower 😉 I admit, after most articles, I’m like, “yeah, what Raul said” – I’m having a hard time finding anything more useful to add at this point…things are no very good in fantasyland. Back to tending the garden, I guess.

    Desert

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Jan 27 2014: When Bubbles Bite #10845

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    “From ‘Glut’ To Panic: Natural Gas Soars”

    God, I wish those fools hadn’t shut down TOD. I’d be able to hear the laughter coming all the way out from my router.

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Jan 21 2014 – Animal Exuberance #10673

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    Wow, man! Those graphs are strangely zero-sum (although I’m sure it’s somewhat worse than that in reality) to my untrained eye…

    in reply to: Debt Rattle Jan 21 2014 – Animal Exuberance #10669

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    “Like when the Kremlin fell, there they all were, sitting on the curb, hands out, with not a clue how to take care of themselves.”

    I think Orlov had a slightly different take, but whatever…

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