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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

Re: Mish: Belarus is in trouble

Belarus is tied to Russia and always has been. The problems in Belarus are not a surprise.

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Tue Dec 23

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

Re: From real candles in the 1900s

The first documented use of a tree at Christmas and New Year celebrations is in town square of Riga, the capital of Latvia, in the year 1510. In the square there is a plaque which is engraved with "The First New Year's Tree in Riga in [more]

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jaagu replied to the Climate Change board. 7:47 PM

Re: Nat Gas Flaring

January Henry Hub gas futures recently dropped below $3.20.

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This make natural gas combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants even more economical and hurts nuclear power hopes of being economical. [more]

Mon Dec 22

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:49 PM

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

The energy producers, their lenders and their workers are a big enough minority that the economic pain they suffer is enough to blunt the positive effects of the energy price drops.

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I totally [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:40 PM

Re: 10 lesser known Ancient Civilisations

I would have added "Hellenistic"

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It is on the list.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:19 AM

Re: Lithuania converting to Euros -

Lithuania is doing the rational thing in joining the Euro Club.

Poland and Czech Republic will be the next countries to adopt the Euro.

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:07 AM

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

So it makes perfect sense even to a dummy like me that the markets aren't going straight up due to energy prices going down the tubes. Not everybody is sharing in the benefits.

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It makes perfect sense [more]

Sun Dec 21

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:41 PM

Re: 10 lesser known Ancient Civilisations

Also see:

A Study of History is the 12-volume history book by British historian Arnold J. Toynbee, finished in 1961, in which the author traces the development and decay of nineteen world civilizations in the historical record. Toynbee [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:37 PM

Re: This time is different as were all the other

Overall, I think the sustainable rate of growth for any society to grow an economic pie without producing a bogus gold rush then bust is probably about 2.5 to 3 percent per year.

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How would your statement [more]

Sat Dec 20

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jaagu replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:46 PM

Re: Arguing with the Pope

Specifically, what could happen if Likud loses the upcoming election in Israel and it is replaced by a government more inclined for peace.

...my view is that hard liners on one side are generally empowering of the hard liners on the other. [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:20 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

It certainly appears that "popularity" is important to you, even though you note that getting rid of a tyrant is a difficult thing to do (and it fails far more often than it succeeds.) So what does "popularity" have to do with [more]

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jaagu replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 1:45 AM

Re: Poll: To be or not to be nuclear

Paul,

I try to do my bit as a retired 72 year old. I write letters to the editor, and I send letters to my federal, state and local representatives. I also send letters to the California PUC and the California utilities. From my past [more]

Fri Dec 19

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:03 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

I don't "forget" at all. That's why I am so amazed you are focused on whether they are "popular" or not.

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Goofy,

You came in in the middle of a discussion and you [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:20 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

Even if they were less than wonderfully popular, it still took guys like my dad and his 155 howitzer to go in there and pry them out. The Germans didn't get rid of them.

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Most of the prying [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:13 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

The Russian Revolution was in 1917. Mao took over China in 1949. Both of those countries reformed AFTER, not before the US engaged, and AFTER, not before we started working with them economically.

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I have [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:07 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

Stratfor had an article about Russians & economics. A viewpoint you may or may not agree with.

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I usually agree with Stratfor, but not on this analysis. Friedman is getting a lot of Putin [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:04 PM

Re: Krugman on Putin

The Nazis had their scapegoats for all their problems.

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The people of Germany were at first deluded by the Nazis. But when the German people started to suffer the effects of the Nazis, then the Nazis [more]

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

Re: Krugman on Putin

So based on actual history, it appears that dealing with them, opening their citizens' eyes to the wonders of capitalism and the products and services it offers, and the political freedoms which come along with does much more than ignoring them and [more]

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jaagu replied to the Energy & Utilities board. 12:14 PM

Re: Poll: To be or not to be nuclear

Below are the links to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) website. You can see that Georgia PSC has done nothing in their newsroom section to alert the public or media about the cost and schedule problems of Vogtle 3&4 [more]

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jaagu replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:55 AM

Re: Krugman on Putin

You are confusing popularity with dictatorship. In the past regimes have lost the popularity contest when it hurts the people in their wallets and no change in their economy is in sight.

Scapegoating may help popularity, but scapegoating can [more]

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