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« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2018, 01:08:57 PM »
Re: Why it's black?
Because it's yet another American import by our markets to enhance prices = "back in black".
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« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2018, 01:23:48 PM »
Re: Why it's black?
Because it's yet another American import by our markets to enhance prices = "back in black".
Ah, as opposed to red as in bookkeeping? Makes sense only of it happens.
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« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2018, 01:37:14 PM »
It happened in previous years Pmt, seems to be happening again. A record-breaking sales success while increasing the prices must be a true dream for some.
http://www.ehandel.se/NetOnNet-Varje-timme-registrerades-det-nya-rekord,13786.html
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« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2018, 02:19:13 PM »
It happened in previous years Pmt, seems to be happening again. A record-breaking sales success while increasing the prices must be a true dream for some.
http://www.ehandel.se/NetOnNet-Varje-timme-registrerades-det-nya-rekord,13786.html
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« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2018, 02:40:59 PM »
Me too! (eh, was that another movement?)



http://www.ehandel.se/Nattens-BF-Okning-med-1700-procent-hos-betaljatten,13780.html
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However, the biggest increase was found among silver foxes, who apparently had no problems staying up. People over the age of 65 made 21 times more purchases during the first hour of the day, compared with an average day.
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« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2018, 10:40:11 AM »
My beloved Canada has arrested the daughter of one of China's most powerful oligarchs, and the Premier is far from amused.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-05/china-outraged-arrest-huawei-cfo-warns-it-will-take-all-measures

I seems as though bad things happen when Trump and Xi have dinner, last time it was missiles into Syria. This time the Canadians arrest the CFO of Huawei, and the daughter of it's founder, with the intent of handing her over to the Americans.
The normally very self contained Xi is enraged and has fired off demands to both Canada and the States.
The Loonie has fallen by ~2 cents and I think things will get worse in short order.

Why cant Trudeau stand up to Trump?
Damn!
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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2018, 05:44:53 PM »
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The climate emergency (sometimes less well described as climate change) is very much in the news

GW, CC, now CE
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« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2018, 06:37:02 PM »
My beloved Canada has arrested the daughter of one of China's most powerful oligarchs, and the Premier is far from amused.


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-05/china-outraged-arrest-huawei-cfo-warns-it-will-take-all-measures

I seems as though bad things happen when Trump and Xi have dinner, last time it was missiles into Syria. This time the Canadians arrest the CFO of Huawei, and the daughter of it's founder, with the intent of handing her over to the Americans.
The normally very self contained Xi is enraged and has fired off demands to both Canada and the States.
The Loonie has fallen by ~2 cents and I think things will get worse in short order.

Why cant Trudeau stand up to Trump?
Damn!
Terry

Damn is right.  Apparently this is over Huawei violating Trump's sanctions on Iran.  These sanctions really are stupid and counter-productive.

It really would have been better for everyone if Canada had "accidentally" neglected to arrest her.
Why can bureaucracies be inefficient when we need them to be?

Having arrested her though, I can't see that the Canadian government has any realistic option.
Trump is already very quick to punish Canada (for no rational reason whatsoever), and if Trudeau thumbed his nose at Trump by just releasing her, consequences could be seriously painful for quite a number of people, mostly in Canada.  He'll need to honor the extradition request.

Stocks and bonds are down another 2% today (as of now), and this arrest is cited as a major reason.

Just think, if that 2% of invested wealth were invested in renewable energy projects, we could probably close all US coal-fired plants within a year.  And even make a return on investment for those dollars.  Sigh.

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« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2018, 01:04:39 PM »
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American journalist Walter Lippmann observed, “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much!”
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« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2018, 01:20:54 PM »
Grief is not a disorder
American journalist Walter Lippmann observed, “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much!”
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« Reply #60 on: December 08, 2018, 02:33:21 PM »
Anger and grief:

Compare, compare, compare

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« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2018, 02:51:37 AM »
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I've heard these same hopeful messages expressed by Hansen and Mann, but what do that mean when they say that there is hope, that we can make a difference, that our governments, communities and families will come through this unscathed? 7:30 -


Their messages are clear, understandable and understood, until after painting a horrific picture of the horrors that are sure to come, they pirouette a few paragraphs from the end of their presentation and attempt to undercut everything they'd just finished speaking about by telling their audience not to worry.


I had a dear friend who was also my primary doctor. He couldn't bear to tell me that that I had cancer, and later that I had little chance of survival. That his withheld prognosis proved inaccurate didn't relieve him from his duty to level with me.


He moved to Louisiana and I to Canada, which was fortunate as we were uncomfortable in each others presence after the specialists leveled with me.


Perhaps Hansen and Mann have no professional obligation to be brutally honest. Perhaps people honestly can't be expected to behave responsibly when presented with a very bleak view of the future. Personally a dark truth is preferable to brilliant lie.
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« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2018, 10:40:33 AM »
63rd Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association, Nov 26 - Dec 1 2018:
Doctors in conversation with 'mystic', set of questions is in the video description.


what is truth

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« Reply #63 on: December 09, 2018, 02:30:48 PM »
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they pirouette a few paragraphs from the end of their presentation and attempt to undercut everything they'd just finished speaking about by telling their audience not to worry.

Gripes my cookie too.

1) Describe the problem (tick)
2) Ask for help in solving the problem (tick)
3) Motivate / Encourage participation (tick)
4) Describe the range of easy solutions (huh?)
5) Ask people to choose which applies to their situation (huh?)
6) Motivate Action (Ooops or hand out a Tesla 3 flyer)
7) To avoid addressing the overwhelming sense of powerlessness
say: "The future is still in our hands!" .... and smile a lot!

Yeah yeah yeah .... iow don't gwwwwumble, give a whisssstle,  dat'll fix it    :-\




Step 5 - Acceptance

Acceptance is often confused with the notion of being “all right” or “OK” with what has happened. This is not the case. Most people don’t ever feel OK or all right about the loss. This stage is about accepting the reality that who or what we cherished is physically gone and recognizing that this new reality is the permanent reality. We will never like this reality or make it OK, but eventually we accept it. We learn to live with it. It is the new norm with which we must learn to live. 
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edit: the above is from https://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/ I changed (plagiarized?) the words slightly to switch from "the loss of a loved one" - to "the loss" - as in planetary habitat CC impacts.


Until this step is taken (imo) - it's all but impossible to move forward into Action to build and grow into a new phase of 'life.' Those that refuse to admit that something of great significance has already been lost - they will (likely) remain stuck bouncing between Stages 1 thru 4 - Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression - backwards and forwards, round and round. (this is a known common 'psychological' difficulty that can manifest irl.)

When maybe up to half this world is firmly rooted in Denial that there even is a problem .... it's near to impossible to take both collective and individual action because there is no overarching AGREEMENT about what the direction/solutions are in the first place. 

blah blah blah ... face it, we are truly stuck ... little to nothing can really change until humanity as a whole (an overwhelming majority in agreement) become unstuck psychologically and get through the decades of denied Grief - our collective denial of what has been done here, and what the Loss truly is.

(oh shut up lurk, you're depressing and you're wrong as usual and you talk too much)

OK, true, no worries.  :-X
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« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2018, 02:14:15 AM »
Netflix Trailer

RUSSELL BRAND: RE:BIRTH
2018 Adult 1h 3m

Russell Brand gets loquacious in London as he ruminates on the state of the world and marvels over how his life changed the moment he became a father.

https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80187306


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« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2018, 10:17:13 AM »
One of the few benefits of increasing age is having read stuff written in the 20th Century.

Once upon a time I had a precious book, "The Sea Around Us" written in the late 1940's by Rachel Carson (yes - the author of "Silent Spring") and published in 1951. It was 86 weeks in the best seller list of the New York Times. I foolishly lent it to a "friend".

A stray memory took me to the library, and to my amazement they were able to find me a copy to borrow, and my memory was right. There is a chapter on Arctic Sea Ice and the changing to a warmer climate since about 1900. The basics are all there, retreating sea ice, melting Norwegian glaciers, fish and birds moving north, longer growing seasons and new sea routes open. The basic science is there concerning a layer of cold freshwater overlying warmer, saltier water. Which brings me to submarine waves and Otto Petersson, who published in 1912 a paper "Climatic variations in historic and prehistoric time".

His contention was that the strength of submarine waves depends on the gravitational force exerted by the sun, moon and planets which in turn depend on orbital variations, and that these submarine waves have a far greater amplitude than surface tides. He calculated the most recent major period of maximum tidal action as in AD 1433, the most recent minimum at AD 450 , and the next minimum at AD 2400.. He also calculated minor cycles every 9, 18 and 36 years.

This variation in tidal action was sufficient to force the major changes in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and from that the European climate.

Is it not possible that this science is still valid as a force that can enhance or reduce the effects of AGW? That mixing between that cold freshwater surface layer and deeper warmer, saltier water can be increased during periods of higher tidal action and reduced during periods of lower tidal action? And that in turn depends on variations in the orbits of the planets that are easily calculated using the mathematics of Newton?

Here is the link to Petersson's paper. Fascinating stuff, and think on the years it took to get all the data together.

http://www.mitosyfraudes.org/calen12/petterson_1.html
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« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2018, 10:48:08 AM »
When you mentioned Carson in February I downloaded it, no library nearby.
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« Reply #67 on: December 14, 2018, 10:59:27 AM »
When you mentioned Carson in February I downloaded it, no library nearby.
An awfully big thank you, Sleepy. (I had looked but did not find).
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« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2018, 10:18:07 AM »
Proactiveness

Greta Thunberg @GretaThunberg
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”You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to your children.”

Here’s my full speech in front of the UN plenary at #COP24.

#ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #SchoolStrike4Climate #ClimateJustice
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzeekxtyFOY&feature=youtu.be

Bernie Sanders @SenSanders 11h11 hours ago: "”You say you love your children above all else, yet you are stealing their futures right before their very eyes,” - This 15-year-old activist @GretaThunberg just called out world leaders for their global inaction on climate change."

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« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2018, 10:40:38 PM »
12/01/2018 was a dark day for Chinese technology giant Huawei.


The founder's daughter, Meng Wanzhou was arrested and now faces 30 years in an American prison. At 47, and considering that Federal prisoners serve every day of their sentence, this amounts to a life sentence with no possibility of early release or parole. Health care in American prisons makes it very unlikely that she would survive.


Her prospective dinner companion and family friend Dr. Zhang Shoucheng, whom she was flying to Argentina to meet with when arrested, apparently flung himself from a rooftop in the United States. The 55 year old might have become depressed after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States recently named him and his companies as targets of ongoing investigations.
Dr. Zhang was thought to be in line for the Nobel Prize in Physics, and one of his firms was providing start up funding in Silicon Valley even as it provided incentives for Chinese recipients to return to China with their budding firms.


Huawei's lead in the development of G5 mobile networks and the 7 nanometer process was dealt a blow when sub-contractor ASML's factory in Holland announced that a fire on the night of 12/01 would delay shipment of it's products.



A death, a fire, an incarceration in three different countries. What a day for Huawei.
Terry
edit/ Forgot to put in any links :-[
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2018/12/neocons-sabotage-trumps-trade-talks-huawei-cfo-taken-hostage-to-blackmail-china.html

Warning - Following either Huawei or Dr. Zhang down their respective rabbit holes may require tight fitting tin foil caps. :(
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« Reply #70 on: December 16, 2018, 12:19:36 AM »
Holding Mrs. Wanzhou for extradition to the US of A is a terrible position for Canada to find herself in. The Trumpster's Tweet indicating that the whole purpose of her arrest may be her usefulness as a hostage during trade negotiations makes Canadians appear either guilty of collusion in a criminal enterprise, or incredibly naive WRT foreign affairs.
If the timing of Dr. Zhang's death doesn't raise the hair on the back of your neck, you simply haven't been following American History - at least from the era of MK-Ultra through to the present.


The question I keep asking myself is how in the hell Canada can escape the wrath of at least one of her major trading partners.


Trudeau never should have replaced Dion, an accomplished diplomat, with Freeland, an embittered Neo-Nazi, but that time has passed. Following "The rule of Law" isn't appropriate if the charges weren't based in "law", but were based on Meng's value as an international hostage.


If we allow her to be passed into the tender grasp of the universally respected American Justice System, the Chinese will never forgive us. The stories of her martyrdom will be taught in Mandarin grade schools and reenacted in village squares for a millennium.
Our LNG, timber, ginseng and wheat will rot on our docks, forlornly awaiting Chinese ships that will never come. We'll cloth ourselves in American hand me downs and communicate by landline as Vancouver's housing market increasingly resembles Detroit's.


Can we allow her to "accidentally" slip through our fingers? Can we afford to tell the Americans that we won't be made a partner in their schemes? Can we tell the Chinese that though we've bent the rules for American hostages, we'll never do so for an oriental?


R.I.P. Dr Zhang
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« Reply #71 on: December 16, 2018, 02:05:58 PM »
 Top 10 countries the super-rich call home
Published time: 16 Dec, 2018

 Aggregate global wealth grew by $14 trillion, hitting an enormous figure of $317 trillion over the 12 months through the end of October, according to latest Global Wealth Report, revealed by Credit Suisse's Research Institute.

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Regional differences
The global mean wealth of USD 63,100 per adult masks considerable variation across countries and regions, as shown below.

Switzerland and Australia lead the pack
Switzerland (USD 530,240), Australia (USD 411,060) and the United States (USD 403,970) again head the league table according to wealth per adult. The ranking by median wealth per adult favors countries with lower levels of wealth inequality and produces a slightly different table. This year, Australia (USD 191,450) edged ahead of Switzerland (USD 183,340) into first place.

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The growth rate of nearly 4.6 percent was reportedly lower than last year, but higher than the average growth rate in the post-2008 era, the report states. Credit Suisse analysts noted that the overall number of individuals whose wealth exceeds $50 million also rose four percent, reaching 149,890 people.

Here is the ranking of the top ten nations where most of the world's ultra-wealthy people live.

https://www.rt.com/business/446570-top-countries-ultra-rich-citizens/

Only days ago it was reported that Global debt hits all-time high of $184 Trillion.
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« Reply #72 on: December 16, 2018, 07:51:59 PM »
There is a lot of stuff about how AGW is attacked on social media, including personal attacks on indviduals, e.g. Prof Mann.

There is nothing new under the sun. The attacks on Rachel Carson after "Silent Spring" came out were a wonder to behold, and many were mysoginist in character.. Mind you this sentence from the book probably raised a few hackles -
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“For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.”

A timely  reminder that AGW is not the only beast on the block

Herewith a link to an interesting website new to me.

http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/silent-spring/personal-attacks-rachel-carson
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The personal attacks on Rachel Carson as a woman scientist
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Miss Rachel Carson’s reference to the selfishness of insecticide manufacturers probably reflects her Communist sympathies, like a lot of our writers these days. We can live without birds and animals, but, as the current market slump shows, we cannot live without business. As for insects, isn't it just like a woman to be scared to death of a few little bugs! As long as we have the H-bomb everything will be O.K.

—Letter to the editor of the New Yorker [cited in Smith 2001, 741]

Opponents of Silent Spring attacked Rachel Carson personally. They accused her of being radical, disloyal, unscientific, and hysterical. In 1962, at the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, criticism of the United States struck many as unpatriotic or sympathetic with communism. Former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson wrote privately to former President Dwight Eisenhower that Carson was “probably a communist” (Lear 1997, 429). Velsicol’s threatening letter to Houghton Mifflin argued that if the public demanded elimination of pesticides, “our supply of food will be reduced to East-curtain parity [i.e., as inefficient as the Communist nations east of the ‘Iron Curtain’]” (Smith 2001, 736).

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« Reply #73 on: December 17, 2018, 05:57:56 AM »
Since What's True? was deleted in it's entirety:

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Continued from

Sadhguru
   about desire
   about bashing

Great storyteller
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