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Wed Mar 26

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putnid replied to the Value Hounds board. 10:05 PM

Re: POT stocks

This thread caught my attention because I recently established an entry position in MOO (an agribusiness ETF):

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=MOO

It's a broad-based collection of [more]

Tue Feb 18

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putnid replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:29 PM

Re: Scandinavia

Is English a Scandinavian language? Well, kinda.

Here, for everyone's edification and amusement, is the official/authoritative history of the English language:

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 12:51 AM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

That is how I read it too, that is not a refutation, that is a confirmation. - jck101

It will come as no surprise to any rational sort that...wait for it...you read it wrong:

From [more]

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 12:15 AM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

Sheesh. Here we go again. If you're gonna quote AR5, why not do so with intellectual integrity and offer the full context? We've been down this road before:

Oh, how cute! Apparently some member of the Insane Clown Posse would rather [more]

Mon Feb 17

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putnid replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:22 PM

Re: OT: Unfortunate update.

Two steps forward, one step back. - Hound

Oh, jeez, so sorry to read that.

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 8:48 PM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

If I may quote the AR5... -DB@

Sheesh. Here we go again. If you're gonna quote AR5, why not do so with intellectual integrity and offer the full context? We've been down this road before:

[more]

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 8:42 PM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

In general, the climate science consensus was always for less blocking (more zonal flow) based on an increase in the temperature contrast at the tropopause in the vicinity of the polar jet. Blocking has reversed from a decrease in the 80's and [more]

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 3:53 PM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

Translation: we haven't found a link. - DB2

Well, I guess that would be a Denialist's translation. I simply accept what the Met had to say at face value:

"As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible [more]

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 2:35 PM

Re: UK Flooding: The Pumps Were Off

One of the Met Office’s most senior experts yesterday made a dramatic intervention in the climate change debate by insisting there is no link between the storms that have battered Britain and global warming. Mat Collins, a Professor in climate [more]

Sat Feb 15

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putnid replied to the Value Hounds board. 6:21 PM

Re: Target (TGT)

Everyone should get an Olympic gold medal and a Nobel Prize, not just the 1% that does gets them now. - captainccs

Are you implying that all economic elites are athletically gifted and/or intellectually superior!?!

Novel [more]

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putnid replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:24 PM

Re: Target (TGT)

Sorry, you can only recommend a post to the Best of once.

Lets pretend for a moment, shall we? Suppose the tax laws are tilted towards taxing labor more than capital, which means the rich get a break and laborers do not. How [more]

Wed Feb 12

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 11:50 PM

Re: Earth's 6th Extinction May Be of Our Making

I've not yet read the book, but I've watched a few interviews with the author and am intrigued. Here's another article regarding the "Sixth Extinction":

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 10:53 PM

Re: Get your ice skates out

You simply can't extrapolate local conditions to make global statements! - Phil

So true. Of course, that point's been made hundreds of times but it never seems to register in the minds of a certain few.

For a global overview, [more]

Mon Feb 10

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putnid replied to the Climate Change board. 9:00 PM

Re: English Channel sea rise

When William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, he landed at an old Roman fort on a small harbor island on England’s south coast. That location, now known as Pevensey Castle, is presently a mile from the [more]

Thu Feb 6

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putnid replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 9:24 PM

Re: My new bike!

I still bow in awe, MisterFungi. I've engaged in endurance athletics my entire life. I swam a mile/day throughout my college days (because I found it relaxing). I've been a long distance runner my entire adult life...until I ended up with no [more]

Wed Feb 5

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putnid replied to the Bicycling Fools board. 8:13 PM

Re: My new bike!

I'm delighted you enjoyed your new ride so much. That's pretty much the way I feel about my carbon frame road bike with similar gearing.

As for your Ironman-distance triathlon? You made my head explode. I'm a coupla years younger and can [more]

Tue Feb 4

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putnid replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:42 PM

Re: OT: Babette's Feast on TCM

One of my favorite films.

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putnid replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:36 PM

Re: Retirement Heist

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

I just read the thread that ensued from your post and it looked like it got hijacked into a "Government & Politicians are making promises they can't deliver on" [more]

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putnid replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:04 PM

Re: Retirement Heist

I haven't seen much discussion of this topic on this board over the last few years, so maybe it might be of interest to some. - Poz

My reaction to the book was pretty much the same as yours. Here's the thing: the subject was discussed [more]

Sun Feb 2

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putnid replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:11 AM

Re: Climate Change

"The warming has paused."

The warming has paused! The warming has paused! That meme has been repeated repeatedly by the Merchants of Doubt for the past decade. Denialists make the claim as if it were true. It [more]

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