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jaagu posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:20 AM

Oil pipeline leaks in Montana

Jan 19, 2015
GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of ... oil, roughly 50,000 gallons, has officials concerned about the town’s water supply.

Montana officials have notified Sidney, Mont., [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:04 AM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

Renewables generate more electricity than nuclear in 2014 for the first 11 months:

1. Renewables produced 140.4 TWh of electricity.

2. Nuclear produced 83.3 TWh of electricity.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 AM

Re: Democracy in Action

What is Greece decides to cut Germany loose. The Portuguese, Spainish and French could get together and tell Germany to go home.

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Not going to happen. It will be a no nonsense staying together because the [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:34 PM

Re: Your car engine sound is a LIE

It is also a safety feature. I have been surprised by hybrid cars coming up behind me while I am walking in a parking lot. You just can not hear some of them. One can easily step in front of a car without realizing a car was right behind you. When [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:25 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

The worry is that Germany will decide to cut Greece loose because they believe that if they allow Greece to "get away with it" ...

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Who is worried about that? Germany? Is there any credible [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 10:17 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

Well 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

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Germany is 3 out 3 - and much better than the rest of the world!

Look at how badly these other countries are doing:

US - West Virginia and Kentucky coal [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:54 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

The Portuguese banks took a hair cut on the Greek debt that they held at the time ...

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Most of the Greek debt was held by the German banks.

Portugal is another minnow along with Greece and Ireland. [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:06 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

Have fun correlating

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Easy - Sweden wins hands down.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:24 PM

Re: How much are German/Swiss SDBs?

Not many people are in the 1,000,000 Euros accounts. So the safe boxes will not be a business opportunity!

Lets look at the ordinary people and their accounts:

"In July, the average German interest rate on a one-year fixed [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:58 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

The PIIGS, Belgium and France are closer to Greece than they are to Germany, in terms of their unemployment and debt.

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Public Debt as a Percentage of GDP in Countries Around the World:

Japan [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:27 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

... the risk the last time was not Greece, it was France via a chain of debt through Portugal,Spain and Italy.

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There was no real risk of actual bankruptcy or collapse of France, Spain or Italy because of [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 4:16 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

Pete,

You got it all wrong again. Germany is reducing coal consumption.

Germany consumption of coal, in million tonnes of oil equivalent:
2003 87.2
2004 85.4
2005 82.1
2006 83.5
2007 85.7
2008 [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:58 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

I have been noticing a lot a really big boats for sale at good prices in Europe. They might get real cheap real soon.

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That is only because the governments in Greece and Italy are finally cracking down on [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:54 PM

Re: Democracy in Action

Greece not that important in world economics or European economics.

If West Virginia went bankrupt that would not mean that the United States or the dollar would collapse.

The turmoil associated with change makes the markets [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:37 PM

Re: Billionaire says we need to cut back

Americans are adjusting to having less in many areas:

Conserving gasoline by buying more fuel efficient cars
Conserving electricity by buying better lighting and appliances
Conserving energy with more energy efficient [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:27 PM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

Building like mad for 15 years, at no small cost, Germany has managed to get renewables up to a combined BUT UNRELIABLE total that looks sorta-like it could add up to what the Nuclear provided in the same period. Adding everything up as though it [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 1:57 PM

Re: Billionaire says we need to cut back

What the Kochs and Waltons (for example) are doing is also hypocrisy in the other direction of waste.

Their mantra:
Do not conserve
Consume as much as possible

In California we are already trying to conserve water. [more]

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

Re: Understanding the oil market

The implications for late 2015 and 2016 are interesting.

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Good article and I think Yergin is correct.

Couple of comments:

1. Yergin writes: "Over all, the fall in oil [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:32 AM

Re: Billionaire says we need to cut back

Jeff Greene - he owns a $195 million palace in Beverly Hills, which has 23 bathrooms and a rotating dance floor, as well as four other blue ribbon properties, and is famous for throwing wild parties on a 145-foot [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 2:05 AM

Re: EU Renewables Often Improperly Sited

You should have the combined all renewables for comparisons - wind, biomass, geothermal and hydro with solar.

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They don't have this graph for 24 January yet, but here is the [more]

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