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jgc123 replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 8:02 PM

Re: Lunch Today

apple slices, pistachio nuts, Kashi bar and green tea - but I was at the base of a beautiful waterfall in the Shenandoah National Park.

Thu Apr 16

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 12:02 PM

Re: Massive Government Failure

Stillwater may be mistaken to put all the blame on 'government' and he may be wrong to ignore the additional potential influence of climate change which may increase the intensity and duration of droughts out west, but there were some awful droughts [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:40 AM

Re: Massive Government Failure

sw: "This is a MASSIVE FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT, CLEAR TO ALL EXCEPT LIARS."

It is my opinion that you are calling bj and other honest people liars when you simply do not comprehend what they are saying.

In this case, the [more]

Wed Apr 15

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:47 AM

Re: Gov Brown is correct

These guys say it better than I do - as do bj and bt. Trenberth agrees:

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:35 AM

Re: Gov Brown is correct

bj: "Basically what I am pointing out here is that the CA "era-of-heat" is not a "NEW" thing but something we brought back. Lots of data which tell us that the drought and heat go together, though not enough to be dead sure [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 8:31 AM

Re: Gov Brown is correct

btresist: "Unchanged frequency of low precipitation years combined with higher frequency of high temperature years means a greater likelihood for years associated with both low precipitation and high temperature, i.e., drought [more]

Tue Apr 14

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jgc123 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:07 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"I started driving in 1961."

Well then, 8% inflation would equate to a doubling in price every nine years. That would put gas at $12.80 by 2011. No?

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jgc123 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:43 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"When I started driving, gasoline was about $0.20 a gallon for unleaded 102 Octane gasoline"

Wow. When I started driving in 1972, gas cost about .30 per gallon. I thought gas last sold for .20/gallon around WWII.

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:52 PM

Re: How Overbought Is The Stock Market?

As for utilities, my two main holdings are down by 6 or 7% on the year:

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:43 PM

Re: OT? (Maybe not) This will go over big :-)

I think Jeff and I could have a conversation on the merits of the claim without taking sides, but on this board I also am willing to FA his post, my post and the entire thread given the history of past threads on this topic.

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:39 PM

Re: Gov Brown is correct

Isn't the question of increased weather events too complicated to answer yes or no at this point?

A few decades ago scientists hypothesized that climate change might or would increase the likelihood of extreme weather events. But even if [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:56 PM

Re: Folks needing dividends...

"And they do not feel better because their experience is that they are not even keeping up. If they published the true figures, people might feel better because misery loves company: they would not feel they were the only ones [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:45 AM

Re: OT? (Maybe not) This will go over big :-)

"Gov. Chris Christie is expected to call for reduced Social Security benefits for seniors earning over $80,000 and eliminated the benefit entirely for individuals making $200,000 and up, along with raising the retirement age to 69 from [more]

Fri Apr 10

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jgc123 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:33 PM

Re: The System Has Failed

"America was such a nice sweet idea...and our generation is letting it die."

I think the U.S. has had millions of authoritarian conservative, angry meant bigots for centuries. They fought the Civil war, they supported Jim Crow [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:25 PM

Re: The bachmann clown car starts

"What an evil, crazy creep Cheney is. He's describing his own, er, George Bush's presidency -- weakened position of world leadership, discouragement of allies and strengthening of enemies -- and attributing it to Obama. It's fukkinnuts how [more]

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jgc123 replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 1:25 PM

Re: Bees

"easily amused"

Birds of a feather? Great minds think alike?

A couple of days ago I was walking to lunch with a lawyer (retired judge) who was treating me to a birthday lunch. I stopped to watch a bumblebee couple [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:12 AM

Re: Half of Americans avoid the stock market

hound: "Even though a few of them each semester seem interested, I doubt that 1 out of 30 will actually bother opening a brokerage account. Some of the working students have access to a 401(k), but most of the rest seem to think investing is [more]

Thu Apr 9

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 6:44 PM

Re: 4000 Years of Temperatures From Taiwan

ajax: "I also wonder about the five individuals who clicked the Recommend button for your post. Are they perhaps maliciously encouraging you to make a total fool of yourself, day after day after day?"

It is weird. Ajax' posts don't [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:16 AM

Re: Strip-mining the upper-middle class

"If the upper-middle class, which includes many small business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs, continues to bear most of the burden without more help from the top 0.1% to 0.01%, it is reasonable to expect a deterioration of public [more]

Wed Apr 8

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jgc123 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:02 AM

Re: gun culture

"It went from being hunters and target shooters to people with serious personality disorders."

That's because the NRA was taken over by ALEC, the Koch brothers and the gun lobby for political purposes having nothing to do with [more]

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