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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 47 minutes ago

Re: More solar

When most people read something like this, it makes the idea of using solar seem trivial. But when I read it I instantly see that the author has no idea what he is talking about. The proper unit of measure would be megawatt-hours, not [more]

Fri Apr 18

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jaagu posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:11 PM

Good News on Keystone XL

U.S. to delay Keystone XL decision

The U.S. State Department announced on Friday it is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move that likely postpones a final decision on the controversial project until [more]

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jaagu posted to the Climate Change board. 5:47 PM

Euro wind chief slams UK attitude

Wind energy is going to be a big political issue in the next elections in UK:

Chief executive of the European Wind Energy Association, Thomas Becker, claimed the UK was missing out on a valuable energy source.

In an interview with [more]

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jaagu posted to the Energy & Utilities board. 5:34 PM

Ikea likes wind energy

The Swedish furniture and home-furnishings retailer Ikea said last week during a congressional task-force hearing on climate change that it’s making its first wind-energy investment in the U.S. through the purchase of a 98-megawatt wind farm in [more]

Thu Apr 17

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:00 PM

Re: Paging the Ukrainian Valet...

P.S. Estonia: Don't worry. Your citizens don't speak Russian, do they?

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Couple of points:

About 30% of Estonia's population is Russian. These Russians were brought in by the Soviets to Russify Estonia. [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:48 AM

Re: Energy News From Japan

The Japanese government recently approved an energy plan that includes nuclear power.

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... April 11, the Japanese cabinet approved a new energy plan that designates coal as an important long-term energy source, [more]

Wed Apr 16

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:37 PM

Re: Eastern Ukraine Situation

Ukraine will be annexed by Russia 'for the good of the people'.

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I would not bet on all of Ukraine being annexed. The only part in play is Eastern Ukraine.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:35 PM

Re: Eastern Ukraine Situation

I don't have a dog in the fight, but it seems that at this point, the pro-Russian Eastern Ukrainians have an easy opportunity to move to Russia by just going South into Crimea, where the weather is warmer and Russia is now committed to pour money [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:23 PM

Re: Still stirring up trouble in Ukraine

As was offered on this board weeks ago, the Ukrainians should have taken a page from the book the Czechs used and let the people vote.

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Ukraine is not the same as Czechoslovakia. The Czechs and Slovaks did not have [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 PM

Re: Still stirring up trouble in Ukraine

Let the Ukrainians have their referendums and enjoy their supposed right to self-determination.

That is the only sure route to peace, prosperity, and happy investing times.

Ed.

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If the vote is [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:07 AM

Re: Burning Coal Still Popular

If the Keystone XL pipeline gets built, maybe that would free up enough capacity on the BNSF rail lines to get more coal to the power plants? That scenario is not good for CO2 emissions ...

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So not building the KXL is [more]

Mon Apr 14

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jaagu posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:37 PM

How much energy do we use?

Energy is such a major component of our economy. It is essential to know how it is growing, why it is growing and where is it growing. Some of the answers are noted below:

Americans used more renewable, fossil and even nuclear energy in [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 6:39 AM

Re: Fracking saves the planet

If developed on a large scale, I wonder how vigilant the Chinese companies will be in fixing every little methane leak in the extraction and distribution systems?

- Pete

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You could also ask [more]

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

Re: OT shooting in Ukraine

Russians are testing the waters to see how far they can go with their old propaganda schemes about protecting and supporting ethnic Russians that are really from Russia. The world sees the phony claims by Russia.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:19 AM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

I am also in the USA

Sun Apr 13

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:39 AM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

How long ago did you watch it?

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About 3 months ago.

Something wrong with your searches and discussions with Netflix. I just added it back on my Queue.

Thu Apr 10

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:27 AM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

Call them up and they will resolve your problem.

Tue Apr 8

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:47 PM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

Weird? I had no problem. Do you have an account? Netflix knows I like foreign movies.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:22 PM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

My parents, doing ancestral research, discovered that a favorite "Swedish" ancestress, a brash young sea captain's daughter who literally "jumped ship," swimming ashore in San Francisco Bay in 1871 (!!!), was actually an Aaland [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:51 PM

Re: OT: Finnish movie worth seeing

I cannot find it anywhere in Netflix ...

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Just put into the Netflix search box the following:

Finnish movie Ambush

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