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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:41 PM

Re: Does Anybody Really?

I can NOT spend more than $40 on a woman's top.

It's probably just me but I thought implants were more expensive than that.

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 6:06 PM

Re: Krugman on Climate and Solar

I doubt that the graph shown is correct. The units are cost per watt. But a watt of installed coal or NG is different than a watt of a solar module.

It doesn't say, but I'm guessing that a solar module ins't in a panel and isn't [more]

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

Re: Bloomberg: How Americans die

Good find

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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:57 PM

Re: Fuel from seawater

The Air Force already worked on a nuclear power plant back in the 1950s. You can visit it in Idaho: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear-powered_aircraft

The problem with [more]

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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:46 PM

Re: Fuel from seawater

It's like saying you have a solution for world hunger, making bread out of seawater. All you have to do is add flour...

And remove most of the salt

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Well that the unemployed are lazy moochers is a matter of faith among many people. Unemployment usually averages a third of your working salary. I wonder how many people can get along on a third of their salary?

brucedoe: You are [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:03 AM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Further Mike you can not read well or quote accurately at all.
(from a previous post)

Kind of ironic, your posts discuss only your opinions while leaving out the basic governmnet policy.


I hope I quoted you and your [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:09 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Actually it is obvious that you dont know much about econ.

Further Mike you can not read well or quote accurately at all.


My posts discuss policies and opinions while not making personal attacks.

Mike

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:35 AM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed


Times change, circumstances change. What do you do when things change, keep everything the same?


Adjust for inflation. Otherwise is is politicians competing by buying votes. And once you raised the benefits how do you undo [more]

Wed Apr 16

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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:41 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

Burning natural gas directly in vehicles is not a big win because clean diesel and Atkinson cycle gasoline are pretty efficient already,

Burning NG directly is a BIG win because it is a domestic supply and would reduce imports coming [more]

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mschmit replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:26 PM

Re: GMO's In Vermont

Something like 60% of all the corn stocks in the U.S. may be contaminated with some GMO corn

100% of all corn today has been genetically modifies over the past ~10,000 years via crude methods, survival of the fittest or non-fittest as [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:24 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Perhaps because you have little formal education in econ

Wow! And you know this because...

you say it is "your" or my reason for an automatic stabilizer

Again...YOU stated "The reason is [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:51 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

This does seem truthy.

But is it true?

If you could provide either a title or author for the study you mentioned I would very much like to confirm your claim.


If you just do a simple search "unemployment [more]

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:33 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

This entire debate is missing the reason for unemployment benefits in the first place. The reason is to off set the loss of income in the over all economy. Unemployment benefits are an 'automatic economic stabilizer". In the good times the [more]

Tue Apr 15

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mschmit replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:16 PM

Re: Those lazy, good for nothing unemployed

Unemployment benefits were cut off for the long term unemployed at the beginning of the year, on the theory that people were just sitting around collecting the checks and couldn't be bothered to look for work, or, if they found it, taking a [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 6:54 PM

Re: They're always wrong but still get airtime

LED lighting...

And it was a niche player compared to incandescents during those decades. LEDs are a better deal in the long run, but couldn't overcome the psychological hurdle of a high initial cost to crack the general consumer market. [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 6:43 PM

Re: The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

Ben: I agree those first items get a much higher priority.

Wait. Now you are talking sensibly :) Unlike others which just talk about the EOTWAWKI.

But, we do have an iron-clad case that business as usual poses a high risk [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:49 PM

Re: The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

Shouldn't we put the economic/regulatory structure in place to inform the marketplace of the negative externalities of fossil fuels?

Sure, in terms of externalities that are absolutely proven. This means, to me, a much higher [more]

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mschmit replied to the Climate Change board. 2:22 PM

Re: They're always wrong but still get airtime

>>Some technologies just require 5, 10 or 20 years to mature to the point where they become low hanging fruit. Take LED lighting, for example.

Keep in mind that LED lighting is where it is today because of government intervention [more]

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mschmit replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:58 PM

Re: The American Energy Revolution

The shorter those reserves last, the better. The more carbon we burn now, the worse things will be for coming generations. Maybe there will be only three more generation, except for a few outliers who will be enduring a miserable existance. Even [more]

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