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desertdaveataol replied to the Free For All Economics board. 11:27 PM

Re: Global warming believers are like a hysteric

Moreover, the most important aspect of this now is the risk management... not the scientific information. We have "good-enough" knowledge of the science to evaluate the costs of mitigation vs the possible costs of being [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:14 PM

Re: OT: The $3500 shirt

Speaking of skivvies:

When archaeologists pulled up the floorboards during extensive restoration work at Lengberg Castle in Austria, they found a space filled with dry organic material, including branches and straw, processed wood, leather, [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:10 PM

Re: OT: The $3500 shirt

So, 7 hours for sewing, 72 for weaving, 400 for spinning, or 479 hours total to make one shirt. At minimum wage - $7.25 an hour - that shirt would cost $3,472.75.

And that's just a standard shirt.


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desertdaveataol replied to the Free For All Economics board. 4:40 PM

Re: Chilly Fallout Between Putin & His Oligarch Pals

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The 21 most affluent people in the country lost a total of $61 billion last year, a quarter of their combined fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Free For All Economics board. 4:33 PM

Re: Expedia Acquires Travelocity

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The deal follows a 2013 marketing agreement in which Expedia Inc's technology powered platforms for Travelocity's U.S. and Canadian websites, while Travelocity drove [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Free For All Economics board. 4:28 PM

Re: Pollution In China

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And refining for the rest of the world, in addition to a boost for labor, as there will be no, "well, I will move the work th China" option across the table [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:19 PM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

It's a 3.5 year old article. Maybe he got a raise since then.

No, he retired:

James D. Sinegal was Chief Executive Officer of the Company until his retirement on December 31, 2011. He was also President until February 2010 [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Free For All Economics board. 2:57 PM

Re: Pollution In China

The scale for all countries stops at 250 (micrograms per cubic meter). Everyone who has spent time in Beijing or other bad-air cities knows what it is like with readings of 500 or above. Even Shanghai had a 600+ "airpocalypse" this past [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Free For All Economics board. 11:51 AM

Pollution In China

Beijing and other parts of China have already become notorious for their incessant clouds of smog, which present very real health risks to these cities' and regions' residents. Unregulated dumping in various rivers throughout China is fairly common, [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 11:39 AM

States can make more $$ with hunters ...

Yellowstone begins transferring bison for slaughter
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At least 73 bison have been killed by state-licensed and tribal hunters after crossing the park's border, according to wildlife officials.

Montana has tried to increase [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 AM

Re: The Obsession with Alaska

The only thing I watch on that station is "WKRP in Cincinnati", ...

Ah yes, WKRP in Cincinnati; where it's always raining, but not in your part of town.

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:01 AM

Re: OT - Rear Ended by a 2015 VW

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Now she drives a grayish Toyota Highlander, has had several close calls and loses it in parking lots.

She is right. Light grey, like silver, is very hard to
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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:40 AM

Re: OT: Pass this on to any students you know

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Something I've found useful is pretending you're explaining it to someone else.

Yes, that works for me too. When I try to explain things to myself I often [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:35 AM

Re: Understanding the oil market

I've actually been helping him invest for over five years and he very much enjoys the results from companies such as AltaGas, BMO (up 22% the year he bought it), TRP, BNS, Bell Aliant...

Sounds like he's doing OK.

He is [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:31 AM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

Your link requires a subscription...couldn't read the article.

Try this link to the Washington Post. Its the one I quoted:
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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:48 PM

Re: OT - Rear Ended by a 2015 VW

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I got rear ended early last year. ... She actually had the nerve to call my insurance company [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:35 PM

Re: The Obsession with Alaska

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I could tell whenever J-ville was getting heavy rain because we would lose the sat [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:27 PM

Re: Understanding the oil market

He has another one that is twice as much and wants me to help him invest both of them. }};-O

Wow. Run away from that "opportunity" as fast as your little feet can carry you. If anything ever went wrong, you would never hear
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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:11 PM

Re: OT - Rear Ended by a 2015 VW

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I know what you mean, I have a 2004 Vue, bought it new, and have gotten more deer with that than [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 PM

Re: OT - Rear Ended by a 2015 VW

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I'm temped to start painting kill scores on the side of the driver's door for the cars that the [more]

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