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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:23 PM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

PSU: I don't think that will work so well in less populated areas.


Agreed.

But the cost of owning and maintaining and insuring a private vehicle will push people away from less populated areas. Farmers, tourist industry [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:16 PM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

No to fossil fuels... but there'll still be more vehicles on our highways burning hydrocarbons than not

Quite likely, especially if we can find/develop very efficient bacteria that photosynthesize hydrocarbons -- probably methane. [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:51 PM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

goofyhoofy -- I agree on most points but disagree on the big picture.

I think it is NOT a question of individuals replacing their individual hydrocarbon fueled cars with electric powered cars (I agree that this won't happen except [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:03 PM

Re: The Slave Trade & Obama Administration,

Realpolitik, both international and within our own national shark tank, means dealing with reality as best you can. Obama did the TPP because he and his analysts were convinced that not doing it would have been worse. They may be wrong, but exactly [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:56 AM

Re: BSA goes gay

Hooray!

I have no problem with their allowing religiously sponsored troops to continue to discriminate on leadership -- they will do so anyway, and this escape hatch will not change the direction of the flow.

And now the Mormons are [more]

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flyerboys posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:48 AM

CRISPR & Medical Revolution

Found this article at Atheist Fools and decided it should be posted here as the effects could be -- make that will be -- big and quick and important.

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Mon Jul 27

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:54 PM

Re: Sea levels could rise 10' in 50 years

I led off with West and East Bengal for a reason:

West Bengal (Calcutta and environs): 91 million people, mostly living underwater with only 5 meter rise

Coastal East Punjab: 51 million people, majority underwater with 1 - 2 meter [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:22 PM

Re: Pulse event could kill most of us

We have built a very complex society in a very short time that is utterly dependent on technologies that interact in ways that we do not understand and has multiple vulnerabilities that are "unknown unknowns". Climate change, plagues [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:12 PM

Re: Stiglitz on Greece

I'll never forget Pinochet's thugs, nor those USAian politicos and economists who endorsed him, nor those who looked the other way at the destruction of the oldest continual peaceful democracy in the Americas (USA had that civl war thing).

A [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:42 PM

Re: Achilles and Gunter

yttire

This terrific 'post' of yours, correct in its time has now, after over 4 years of ripening events, sprouted lintels and beams and become an Ionian Temple of yttirean prophecy!

Have anything to add? Warnings to modern [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:03 PM

Re: Stiglitz on Greece

Thank you SB!

Hope you can find the source, as your little "skit" is stunningly well written, and seems an accurate portrayal from what i can make out from so far away....

....so so far away, except so much the same is [more]

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flyerboys posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:21 PM

Greece Post #%$!

Turns out that Varoufakis did have "something big in his pocket", but Tsipras wouldn't let him whip it out. A Evans-Pritchard scoops again.


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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:08 PM

Re: Greatest Threat to US Military Forces

it's not like we really have any of the money in the first place

Maybe so, but nevertheless, wasting (another) $1.5 trillion of pseudo-money on pseudo-defense to fund political payoffs and flyboy fantasies is .....

.... [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:05 PM

Re: Sea levels could rise 10' in 50 years

The stunning fact is that tens of millions of people will HAVE to move; Bangladesh and neighboring Kolkata (Calcutta), comprising agriculturally historically culturally rich East and West Punjab, would be a total nightmare; despite their ancient [more]

Sun Jul 26

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:30 PM

Re: Sea levels could rise 10' in 50 years

Tim --

Trying to bridle this beast for METaR purposes I propose discussion on this interesting ENTIRELY HYPOTHETICAL question:

IF, for some unknown, unspecified, and Not To Be Discussed Reason

glaciers were [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:19 PM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

qaz:

technology wins are incremental, one thing opens a pathway to another.

Yes,


And

Rapid advances in utilizing breakthrough technologies are often unforeseen, even by the individual innovators [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:16 PM

Re: Interesting France v. Gremany info...

A big rec and a

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qf6Sv3A9zs

"Very Interesting..."


(...and yes, the clip is wonderfully accurately vague as the exact [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:06 PM

Re: Stiglitz on Greece

OP's linked article is also the first quality review of how the Greek oligarchy is benefiting from the Troika.


Quote:

"The important reforms that would curb the Greek oligarchs are largely left off the agenda — not a [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:56 AM

Re: Trend: Decline of motor fuels

With electric cars is important to remember the other "moving parts" in the "technical advances impacting society" mechanism:

self-driving vehicles
uber/shared vehicles
downward trend in car ownership in [more]

Thu Jul 23

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:05 PM

Re: WatrHub on the 'Problem with Water'

Tim, I'm with Hound -- bring on the marine interdictions and sea food!!!


Short note: my late Aunt loved fish of all sorts and kept aquariums from her college days until she lost her mind with Alzheimers. When she had to shift to "a [more]

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