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Wed Apr 29

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:58 AM

Re: Ulta-low or negative interest rates:

Low interest rates don't only "borrow demand from the future", they also make demand possible that would otherwise not exist.
For example, low capital costs are KEY to solar power investments, which are mostly up-front.
A solar [more]

Fri Apr 17

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Climate Change board. 2:45 AM

Re: Massive Government Failure


So why didn't private companies prepare for that? If it was so predictable, where are the private industry solutions to the water crisis? In your link, all those proposed desalination plants were being built using state subsidies and taxpayer
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Tue Mar 24

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Words, Words, Words board. 2:39 AM

Re: Non-contract compliance

I was kind of hoping I could get "non-compliance" in there somewhere, but I suppose I'll go with Sheila's/Wessex's solution.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:38 AM

Re: Liquidity crisis is already brewing...

But in this case, I am mystified, because the myopic greed isn't there - people are buying bonds, even long-term ones, that will very likely not earn them much of a real return for years, even decades. I just don't get it. The stupidity is clearly [more]

Sat Mar 21

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:12 AM

Re: Energy Subsidies- Who gets the $ ?

Political magazines like Der Spiegel, that support nuclear and coal power generation, are not reliable sources.

"Der Spiegel" is a weekly German magazine. Politically it is center-left. It is NOT a political propaganda organ [more]

Fri Mar 20

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:19 PM

Re: More New Goals

The following NY Times Q&A excerpt explains why I am so insistent on trees as a countermeasure against greenhouse gas emissions:

I guess we should start with shooting all the elephants, as they're responsible for keeping large [more]

Thu Mar 19

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:22 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

But all of this is being discussed in the context of Israel being forced to do things that it wouldn't allow of its own accord. The issue of the Right of Return wasn't resolved in Taba - IIRC, Taba called for the implementation of UN 194, not its [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:13 PM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation

Personally, I think that any policy not paranoid about inflation is bad policy.

DEFLATION, of course.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:53 PM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation


1. don't be paranoid about avoiding deflation (possible subtext: or use it as an excuse for bad policy),


Personally, I think that any policy not paranoid about inflation is bad policy.


Sure once the bubble is [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:14 AM

Re: Cheap natural gas


The world is bountiful with cheap fossil fuels. Climate change here we come. More coal and nuclear plants will need to shutdown with all the gas and wind turbines churning out cheap electricity.


NG and wind turbines complement [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:38 AM

Re: BIS: CBs too fixated on fighting deflation

... the real danger are stock and real estate bubbles - incidentally fostered by cheap credit supported by CBs. Who would have thought? Pretty brave statements there given CBs own the BIS:

Fighting stock and real estate bubbles with [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:36 AM

Re: OT: Pursuing Your Dreams

That's it. I'm calling a top.

Sorry for being cynical :)

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:03 AM

Re: Israel lost


"will cost him?"

I thought the current meme was that Israel hasn't got a friend in the world except American neocons and xtian fundies.


This election is essentially an Israeli referendum to officially become an [more]

Wed Mar 18

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 9:54 PM

Re: A question to the conservatives on the board

That guy is in there because time after time he has re-posted something here that someone sent him in email without bothering to check to see if it is real or not. And many times, before p-boxing him, it turned out to be bogus. Bogus stuff is [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 9:51 PM

Re: A question to the conservatives on the board

I'm happy to revise my opinion (again). At the time of the Iraq War, I was convinced along with the rest of you that WMD or at least active programs existed. The problem is that I haven't seen anything to substantiate my former belief.
What I saw [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 1:04 PM

Re: A question to the conservatives on the board


I guess he knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, when every other world leader, including Bill Clinton, thought Saddam was hiding his weapons.


I'm sure he thought there were WMD there.
That's not what [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:45 AM

Re: A question to the conservatives on the board


I for one am not bothered. I am not auditioning for the Harvard Speech and Parlimentary Debate Society nor am I trying to be a reporter.


No, but you are a voter. If you don't care what the truth is, democracy cannot work.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:11 AM

Re: Witness 101: Brown had his hands up.

Witnesses are depressingly unreliable. The car came from the left, the car came from the right, it was blue, it was black, it was a sedan, it was a hatchback, the driver got out, no, a passenger got out, blablabla.

And that's what you get [more]

Tue Mar 17

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:21 PM

Re: so tired of EPA getting in my business


Dems like to complain about Reps trying to rule [their Uterus]....seem to be OK with Big Govt being everywhere else....

now they want to know how long i shower?

i am a short shower person, but, that is MY Business....if a
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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:15 PM

Re: A question to the conservatives on the board

"If you like your medical insurance, you can keep it."

That was a lie, unequivocally.
And it does bother me. The rationalizations made up by the White House are bullsh1t.


"The stimulus will keep [more]

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