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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Russ wrote:
If "Godwin's Law" forbids learning from history, and people agree with that, then we are doomed to repeat it.

I suggest you read up on the Nazi philosophy. They were driven by envy of the rich, and they were unabashed socialists. Here's some Goebbels for you:

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We are socialists because we see in socialism, that is the union of all citizens, the only chance to maintain our racial inheritance and to regain our political freedom and renew our German state.

Socialism is the doctrine of liberation for the working class. It promotes the rise of the fourth class and its incorporation in the political organism of our Fatherland, and is inextricably bound to breaking the present slavery and the regaining of German freedom. Socialism therefore is not merely a matter of the oppressed class, but a matter for everyone, for freeing the German people from slavery is the goal of contemporary policy. Socialism gains its true form only through a total combat brotherhood with the forward-striving energies of a newly awakened nationalism. Without nationalism it is nothing, a phantom, a mere theory, a castle in the sky, a book. With it it is everything, the future, freedom, the Fatherland!


It's ok. I think Ireland meant it as a joke.


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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2013 4:42 pm 
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I was sure the comments were in jest, or satire


I meant every word of them. Socialism will destroy Western civilization as we know it, if allowed to continue.

If Europe is "lurching toward the right" it's because they've already been entirely too far to the left.

I watch my beloved country slipping into the socialist hellhole, and I fear for it.


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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2013 5:26 pm 
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If Germany is planning on building 60,000 wind turbines in the coming decades at current costs that would be between $180 billion and $240 billion. The turbine farms will cover vast areas of the country and pose a major hazard to all sort of flying animals, with the added eyesore of the all the towers topped by expansive spinning blades.

http://www.windustry.org/resources/how- ... bines-cost

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Most of the commercial-scale turbines installed today are 2 MW in size and cost roughly $3-$4 million installed. Wind turbines have significant economies of scale. Smaller farm or residential scale turbines cost less overall, but are more expensive per kilowatt of energy producing capacity. Wind turbines under 100 kilowatts cost roughly $3,000 to $8,000 per kilowatt of capacity. A 10 kilowatt machine (the size needed to power a large home) might have an installed cost of $50,000-$80,000 (or more) depending on the tower type, height, and the cost of installation. Oftentimes there are tax and other incentives that can dramatically reduce the cost of a wind project.


What scale of a MSR infrastructure could you create with about $200 billion in several decades, would it be enough to meet all of German's power needs?


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PostPosted: Sep 09, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I predict the Germany will start seeing tornados before too long. ;)

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PostPosted: Sep 15, 2013 11:41 pm 
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Now that they are investing/have invested in the wind, they could continue with private storage and gas. They could also restart their reactors if and when the courage and good sense overcome fears.


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PostPosted: Nov 29, 2013 8:11 pm 
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"Socialism will destroy Western civilization as we know it, if allowed to continue."

Socialism has made global warming a faith based doomsday religion.

Please see the very well made and thoughtful documentary,

“Global Warming: Doomsday Called Off”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi6HBGf ... redirect=1

Also see more record low temperatures

SEE:

http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/11/29/ ... e-the-u-s/


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PostPosted: Dec 01, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Kirk Sorensen wrote:
Socialism...a persistent, self-regenerating, unending plague on civilized society. Can it ever be stamped out permanently? Or will it always be regenerated in the rising generation---in the minds of despondent, unambitious, lazy, envious youth?



In a catch-22, without the financial and political support of government(aka socialism), nuclear power has no base of support from private capital. Nuclear power is perceived to be just too riskily.

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2013 3:43 am 
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Axil wrote:
Kirk Sorensen wrote:
Socialism...a persistent, self-regenerating, unending plague on civilized society. Can it ever be stamped out permanently? Or will it always be regenerated in the rising generation---in the minds of despondent, unambitious, lazy, envious youth?
In a catch-22, without the financial and political support of government(aka socialism), nuclear power has no base of support from private capital. Nuclear power is perceived to be just too riskily.
Buffalo muffins. It is the arbitrary nature of the socialist mindset that banks are concerned about.

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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Kirk Sorensen wrote:
Socialism...a persistent, self-regenerating, unending plague on civilized society. Can it ever be stamped out permanently? Or will it always be regenerated in the rising generation---in the minds of despondent, unambitious, lazy, envious youth?


Can society every get rid of people ? NO NEVER.
Can society every get rid of people that want to take other people's property? NO NEVER.

Can society every get rid of rich powerful people in government? NO NEVER.
Can society every get rid of rich powerful people in government that want to take other people's property? NO NEVER.
Can society every get rid of rich powerful people in government that want to take other people's property and give it to their friends? NO NEVER.

There are at least ??? types of socialists
the rich man in government socialist that wants more power
the poor man who thinks (the rich man in government socialist ) will help him
the middle class man who thinks that (the rich man in government socialist ) will help the middle class and the poor
the rich man in business that is friends with (the rich man in government socialist ) that will help his business

the last one scares me the most


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PostPosted: Dec 02, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Op Ed News just published an article I wrote, Climate Change and the End Times.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Climat ... 2-444.html

BTW I am concerned about the Federal Reserve's new chairman, Janet Yellen, due to take office in February. She is an advocate of planned inflation as a way to spur growth, which means printing up more unearned funny money to buy back Treasury Notes. This amounts to a free cash giveaway to Wall Street, the same people who caused the real estate bubble and crash, and who get bailed out, bribed, and paid off year after year after year by their own insiders in Washington. Is this socialism, fascism, or just plain stealing? You can label it anything you wish.

I wrote the Federal Reserve Board and expressed my opinion that we need to earn our money the honest, old fashioned way if we are to have a healthy economy that will last. The best way to start is through a sane and effective energy policy. Some form of terrestrial nuclear power (meaning no solar nuclear power schemes) is the only way to replace fossil fuels, lower the cost of energy, and create the cheap energy, low cost of living environment needed for the USA to prosper. Just dumping money into Wall Street from helicopters and creating a new stock market bubble, as is happening right now, is cheating the system and it cannot last. The new bubble will burst if it is based on trickery and the Washington-to-Wall Street theft connection. I didn't say that in my letter. I used respectful language and got a reply that showed interest in energy policy. I did suggest we immediately open up all of Alaska to oil drilling as a temporary measure to keep us afloat until a nuclear solution can be put in place. That is what the Alaskan's want, even the native aboriginal Alaskans. Why not let Alaska decide where we can drill in Alaska?

If anyone on this forum has a POLITE AND THOUGHTFUL opinion for the Federal Reserve, you can contact them at:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/cont ... dback.aspx


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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 1:05 am 
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Christopher Calder wrote:
BTW I am concerned about the Federal Reserve's new chairman, Janet Yellen, due to take office in February. She is an advocate of planned inflation as a way to spur growth, which means printing up more unearned funny money to buy back Treasury Notes. This amounts to a free cash giveaway to Wall Street, the same people who caused the real estate bubble and crash, and who get bailed out, bribed, and paid off year after year after year by their own insiders in Washington. Is this socialism, fascism, or just plain stealing? You can label it anything you wish.

I wrote the Federal Reserve Board and expressed my opinion that we need to earn our money the honest, old fashioned way if we are to have a healthy economy that will last. The best way to start is through a sane and effective energy policy. Some form of terrestrial nuclear power (meaning no solar nuclear power schemes) is the only way to replace fossil fuels, lower the cost of energy, and create the cheap energy, low cost of living environment needed for the USA to prosper. Just dumping money into Wall Street from helicopters and creating a new stock market bubble, as is happening right now, is cheating the system and it cannot last. The new bubble will burst if it is based on trickery and the Washington-to-Wall Street theft connection. I didn't say that in my letter. I used respectful language and got a reply that showed interest in energy policy. I did suggest we immediately open up all of Alaska to oil drilling as a temporary measure to keep us afloat until a nuclear solution can be put in place. That is what the Alaskan's want, even the native aboriginal Alaskans. Why not let Alaska decide where we can drill in Alaska?


I am going to do something really stupid, and reply!

The system is designed to give money to the people who own the fed, and their friends on Wall St. . It has been like that since 1913. Dumping money into Wall St. : helps corporations, raises GDP, re-elects presidents, and causes minimal inflation for the proles(aka middle class).

helicoptering money to Wall St. does not cause sudden massive inflation.

Helicoptering money to Main St.(the middle class) would cause an inflation the likes of which the world has never seen, and would never see again because the entire house of cards would lose the bottom level, collapse, and world markets would implode as inflation spirals out of control globally.


The world energy policy is now being set by the highest powers in existence.
The policy as I have determined is such:
Promote the myth of energy scarcity(petroleum based energy is 10x more abundant than previously believed).
encourage energy efficiency as a way to boost consumerism in costly things that will break sooner.
promote "green" energy that will funnel money into a few corporate hands (a vote for wind/solar is a vote for coal/natural gas)
raise energy prices by whatever means possible ( in order to stifle the middle class, and make massive money doing so)
ignore/attack nuclear because nuclear is the only cheap, safe, clean, SCALABLE energy
by ignoring/attacking nuclear make it extremely difficult for the massive population of india/china to gain a real foothold of world power status. the sole limiting factor of the chinese/indian economy is energy cost. the sole limiting factor of the chinese/indian economy is energy cost.

(I know this information is short and to the point, but please excuse me as this knowledge would take an entire book to write. although completely unsupportable by most academic means, these theories/observations/concepts completely predict the future energy policy of the western nations for the next 50 years)


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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 12:43 pm 
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One of the problems is that it is hard to tell if there is some sort of corporate conspiracy any more because there is noone on the world stage like the USSR that will go for the cheapest solution no matter what western capitalists want to happen.


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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 2:21 pm 
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By definition, inflation affects everyone who uses the currency being lowered in value. Inflation lowers the value of all of our savings in bank accounts, so creating inflation is a way to rob people, including the middle class and the poor. Inflation pushes Americans into higher tax brackets unless you already are in the highest tax bracket. If you are a Wall Street speculator, you can make money off inflation buy purchasing commodity futures, such as gold, food stocks, etc. If you have a low paying job or are homeless, inflation helps starves you to death. Inflation lowers wages automatically.

Federal Reserve pumping causes inflation if done long enough and big enough. It has been going on for a number of years and Yellen’s philosophy is that we should do more of it, not less of it, to intentionally produce inflation. This will make the cost of food even higher, and the cost of food has already been skyrocketed because of global biofuel production and generally bad energy policy that has driven up the cost of all forms of energy.

There are times in history when Federal Reserve pumping is called for. Now is not one of them. Now is the time to inflate the oil supply by drilling as much as we can. This will lower our cost of living, create jobs, reduce state and federal budget deficits, and lower the cost of food. We have the oil. It is silly and stupid to import it when we can produce it ourselves.



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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Christopher Calder wrote:
By definition, inflation affects everyone who uses the currency being lowered in value. Inflation lowers the value of all of our savings in bank accounts, so creating inflation is a way to rob people, including the middle class and the poor. Inflation pushes Americans into higher tax brackets unless you already are in the highest tax bracket. If you are a Wall Street speculator, you can make money off inflation buy purchasing commodity futures, such as gold, food stocks, etc. If you have a low paying job or are homeless, inflation helps starves you to death. Inflation lowers wages automatically.

Or you can buy stocks that will benefit from Wall St. investments.
Inflation is not equal across all purchasable items.
Inflation can vary, some things can deflate, and some things can inflate, it relates to supply and demand.



Christopher Calder wrote:
Federal Reserve pumping causes inflation if done long enough and big enough. It has been going on for a number of years and Yellen’s philosophy is that we should do more of it, not less of it, to intentionally produce inflation. This will make the cost of food even higher, and the cost of food has already been skyrocketed because of global biofuel production and generally bad energy policy that has driven up the cost of all forms of energy.


Inflation is caused when money is spent, not printed. If you print 10 trillion dollars and place it in a bank account, there would be no inflation until that money is SPENT.

Giving money to Wall St. puts it into bank accounts, bonds, and investments. (Inflation is not often used to refer to increases in these items).

Giving money to Main St. (and the middle class) puts money into consumer goods, food, energy, consumer services. This is the real risk for inflation, when the middle class starts spending the extra money, and prices start to rise.



Christopher Calder wrote:
There are times in history when Federal Reserve pumping is called for. Now is not one of them. Now is the time to inflate the oil supply by drilling as much as we can. This will lower our cost of living, create jobs, reduce state and federal budget deficits, and lower the cost of food. We have the oil. It is silly and stupid to import it when we can produce it ourselves.

One does not say "inflate the oil supply ", one usually says "increase oil production".

You say "our" cost of living (would be reduced by reducing the cost of energy), you mean the middle class mostly. The rich spend such a small percentaget of their income on energy it isn't worth mentioning. Only the middle class really care about the cost of energy, because it is a great proportion of their expenses.

A millionaire might spend 3% of their discretionary spending on energy, and the middle class person might spend 40% of their discretionary spending on energy.


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PostPosted: Dec 03, 2013 6:36 pm 
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I was making a point. We should inflate (expand) the oil supply, not inflate (which devalues) the currency.

The wealthy do not care much about the price of food or energy unless they are in the food production business themselves. Al Gore purchased a $8,750,000 ocean view villa in Montecito, California, in 2010. That is in addition to his 20 room mansion in Nashville. Do you think Gore ever steps inside a supermarket himself? The wealthy, including Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, almost the entire US Congress, the television media pundits, and everyone but janitors on Wall Street do not understand how high food and energy prices are killing the general public. Their attitude is let them eat biofuels. They are out of touch and oblivious.

I remember seeing an interview with a Wall Street speculator that complained that commodity prices were too stable. Then when prices shot up, he was happy. These people make money off inflation and they do not even bother to think for one microsecond that inflation robs the bank accounts of the majority of Americans and makes it difficult or impossible to make ends meet . They are totally selfish people, and even the big banks are corrupted. As you may know, Wells Fargo Bank was involved in a brazen stock market swindle themselves, and the biggest criminals in the USA as measured by the amount they steal rarely see jail, with just a few exceptions like Bernie Madoff. They let Madoff loot for years before pressure built up enough for them to stop him.

Only a very few people make money off inflation, and they are disproportionately represented at the Federal Reserve Bank. Very few homeless people can call up Yellen or any Fed big wig and get a reply.


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