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WilliB replied to the Climate Change board. 4 hours ago

Re: More Frequent, More Severe

hiatus?

No one ever predicted that there would be a steady, uninterrupted rise in temperature. And the "hiatus" has been over quite a while now.

Bumps in the graph mean nothing. Look at the trend lines for the whole graph, [more]

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WilliB replied to the Climate Change board. 4 hours ago

Re: More Frequent, More Severe

No one predicted that there would be an increase in the number and intensity of hurricanes hitting the U.S. coast in any given year. It was predicted that the trend would be for a world-wide increase in the intensity of and number of hurricanes. We [more]

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WilliB replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 5:26 PM

Re: Surface=iPad Customer Satisfaction

Now that they are getting out of the phone market, I wonder whether they might add phone functionality to the next surface pro. I keep wondering why no one is adding phones to tablets; I suppose Apple does not want to compete with themselves, but now [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:14 AM

Re: Abolish MinWage for Gauranteed Basic Income?

Here is another, new, paper on the relationship between poverty and mental illness, among other things.

Poverty linked to epigenetic changes and mental illness:
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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: Living with parents now the single MOST comm

Later marriage probably is a big factor.

In this area, the big factor is the high rent (and high cost of home ownership).

Our kids (daughter and her husband) even tried living in Baltimore for a while, where you can rent a row [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:58 AM

Re: Lake Mead suffers record-breaking decline

Desert (Our sun has been going through warming and cooling periods for eons.) Dave

And I know that you are pretty well informed on this subject and have seen the graphs that compare all factors, including sun variability, against the
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Tue May 24

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:17 PM

Re: Settled Science

AD HOMINEM AWAY

That is not what ad hominem means.

But I'm tired of sorting through this trash.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:14 PM

Re: Abolish MinWage for Gauranteed Basic Income?

It's a two way street--poverty frequently precedes mental illness, but mental illness can certainly lead to poverty. There's a lot of scholarly work on the relationship.

As for prostitutes working for money, I'm sure a few do, [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:35 PM

Re: Abolish MinWage for Gauranteed Basic Income?

You are both right. Even with GBI, some people will wind up in cardboard boxes.

The difference is that welfare is a trap and GBI is not. Staying on welfare requires people to remain poor and unemployed, and they can't move to a new home [more]

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

Re: Obama Signs Bill Bans ‘Negro,’Or

I've often wondered why people put up with this game.

When I was a kid, we told people we were Florida crackers. No one saw anything derogatory about the term "cracker."

"Redneck" is an insult to some people, but [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:25 AM

Re: Lake Mead suffers record-breaking decline

There is a simple language problem here. You are confusing "theory" with "science" and "experiment and application" with "technology." Geology is a science. A stone axe is technology. A "rocket [more]

Mon May 23

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

Re: Abolish MinWage for Gauranteed Basic Income?

GBI is not designed to prevent or encourage any particular sort of behavior. It is designed to prevent people from living in cardboard boxes and foraging garbage cans.

The point is to stop requiring people to live in poverty in order to [more]

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

Re: 407,000 Teamsters lose pensions...

Then it doesn't matter if the employee changes jobs, or if the company (or pension fund) no longer exists because of a bankruptcy or a merger or whatever.

And what is guaranteeing that the 401K fund itself does not go bankrupt or lose [more]

Sun May 22

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:59 PM

Re: Be careful what you ask for.

I honestly think what we need are more live-in grandparents.

So I became one.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:47 PM

Re: 407,000 Teamsters lose pensions...

I don't know the law, but making 400,000 teamsters very angry does not strike me as a really wise move.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:07 AM

Re: Interesting Factoid

We had the same detector requirement when we upgraded the electrical service. We had to replace plug-in detectors with battery powered ones.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:52 AM

Re: This could be the 'black swan' for the econo

Climate change is not a black swan. It is an ELE. If you are younger than 40 years old, what you need is a survival plan.

Sat May 21

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:39 PM

Re: This could be the 'black swan' for the econo

Maybe. It's hitting 124 degrees now in Western India.

On the local front, we've set a record for rainy days in May.

The jet stream has gone nuts.

Problem is, once it stops being subtle, it is too late.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:37 PM

Re: This could be the 'black swan' for the econo

high tide washing over the front porch

This is already happening in Miami and the Florida keys, and yet people still just think it is a passing, solvable problem.

Most people still think that the waves of refugees from the [more]

Fri May 20

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:15 PM

Re: Trump's taxes

What's ridiculous is that so many people expect Trump to revise the tax code in a way that would cost him money.

That will never happen.

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