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jaagu posted to the Energy & Utilities board. 12:16 AM

PG&E goofs

Brian Cherry, vice president of regulatory relations at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., was terminated after violating rules governing how companies communicate with California's Public Utilities Commission, the company said. Tom Bottorff, the [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 11:03 PM

Re: No Net Cost To Tackle Climate Change

SP,

We are making progress in reducing diesel exhaust pollution in California:

The clean-truck programs launched by the neighboring ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2008 encouraged the use of heavy-duty trucks powered by [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:40 PM

Re: Ebola and my fancy new Algebra

Your model does not account for variations in local conditions, movement of the virus and certain people who will be immune.

The numbers should be much less than you show.

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

Poll: Scotland vote

Will the people of Scotland vote YES or NO?

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

The options are out there for committed parents. The problem is of course that not every kid has a comitted parent.

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I doubt there are these options for the lower 20 to 40% of our country due to poverty in [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: top 25 US defense contractors

Raytheon "protected free speech", motivated the government into giving them a development contract to produce their own system...and in true USian defense industry tradition, has been milking the development contract [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 4:42 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

U.S. total carbon emissions fell by 6% in the space of two years from 2010 to 2012, without us making any real regulatory changes at all.

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Aging coal power plants, threat of more regulations (federal and state), [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 4:36 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

You are correct.

It also looks like another case of EIA and IEA numbers not being consistent.

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Tue Sep 16

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:15 PM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

It's sometimes about "the things". Then they built planetariums and science labs and hired science teachers. Now we build football stadiums with exploding scoreboards and highly paid football coaches.

You get what you pay for, and [more]

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jaagu replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:18 PM

Re: Whither Scotland's Empire?

It's a little more complicated than that. Joining the EU as a new country is exploring new ground. Countries that wish to join the EU require a 5 year waiting period.

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Very true but Scotland has been under the [more]

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jaagu replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:26 PM

Re: Whither Scotland's Empire?

The same would apply if Texas split off. Texas would not be as strong economically if it wasn't part of the USA.

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I can see that Texas would be hurt by leaving the USA.

But I can not see it for [more]

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jaagu replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:21 PM

Re: Whither Scotland's Empire?

Loren,

Here are my 2 cents worth of thinking:

On my visits to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, I have found the Gaelic people being derided by the Saxons in many little nasty ways. Also the Gaelic people seem to feel mistreated [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:53 PM

Re: Slowing climate change makes economic sense

Why Goddard and folks who channel Goddard should be ignored.

That is what the experts says on the climate change board.

[more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:56 PM

Re: Slowing climate change makes economic sense

So could the world actually agree to shift Trillions (with a T) to a different type of economy? If they could how do we get ahead of this and be on the receiving end of some of that largess?

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These future [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 1:26 AM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

It would be faster, easier and cheaper to build coal plants but they are on a nuclear building spree (as indicated in the wiki). They're also on a solar building spree ...

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China's electrical production more than [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:04 AM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

In my opinion, it is the people. Inspire the best students to become teachers and the best teachers to stay teachers and you will have your problem solved. Get rid of all the gimmicks, learning system of the year, incessant standardized testing, and [more]

Mon Sep 15

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 AM

Re: Engineering for K-12 needed

You're going to have to fix a broken American system before you can accomplish this.

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You are right - before anything can be done with the American educational system we must fix America. [more]

Sun Sep 14

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jaagu posted to the Nuclear Power board. 3:04 AM

Another one bites the dust

At the graveyard wherein resides the “nuclear renaissance” of the 2000s, a new occupant appears to be moving in: the small modular reactor (SMR).

This is a statement that might have appeared nonsensical even a year ago. SMRs looked to be the [more]

Sat Sep 13

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jaagu posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:38 PM

Engineering for K-12 needed

Arnie Duncan Makes Pitch for More STEM Teachers and New Classroom Technology:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Tuesday afternoon that the American public education system needs more

1. science, technology, engineering [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:03 PM

Re: Felix Salmon says Scotland' will vote to split.

People in Scotland do not like the conservative government of UK. They want a more liberal government. IMO they will split from England. Scotland will benefit while England will not benefit.

IMO Scotland will eventually join the EU, adopt [more]

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