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  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I think that the basic human thinking is still in the one-million-years-ago-mode. In that mode is is really beneficial to burn the grass from time to time. Unfortunately similar burning would mean a nuclear war in our current setting. I...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Yes. The EU structure is currently aiding Germany only, at least in the Eurozone setting. The Germans are completely happy with killing Greeks and Italians and other people in order to have the German economy up and running. Currently the...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    "Revolution when decent folk with constructive ideas are available is one thing, when dead-eyed sociopaths are waiting to rebuild,,, you shouldn't wish for it" Well, I have used quite a few years in trying to get a revolution done by...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    "And THAT is exactly how Adolf managed to get about 33% of the German vote in Jan 1933 ... after which it was too late. Even the Beige is better than this. Even grotty little petty-crook Juncker, from a "nation"...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I find it strange that so many people are appalled by Trump and his politics. Even a brief reading of economic and social history would have at least hinted that Trump and European nationalist movements are an unavoidable consequence of...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    No problem. We may be looking at different issues than getting different conclusions for that reason. I have been evaluating the Russian economy for some time. In my eyes the Russian economy is very flawed, but they have been surprisingly...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    //Chronist, you have a touching faith in Putin's probity as a politician: // //Vladimir Putin net worth come in the form of shareholding in some of Russia’s major companies. // It is estimated that he owns about 4.5% stake in...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    //To judge Russian industrial capability, I would //ask the following question: how self-sufficient //is the country in industrial production. Self-sufficiency and advanced industrial production are not the same thing. The length of supply-chains in modern manufacturing is not your friend...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Yes and no, I suppose. The Russian economy is too depended on exports of oil and gas for at least some time. Hence it is unlikely that they will stop exporting fossil fuels in a few years. But it does...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    //Russia is doomed because their current economy is about 60-70% //driven by fossil fuel exports. What passes for an agricultural //sector is going to shrivel and dry up thanks to climate //change; the melted tundra isn't going to replace it...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Regarding Putin and Russia... I find the fixation with Russia very strange. Russia has less than 150 million people and its economy is not that big. Russia has clearly been a danger to former parts of USSR, but Russia is...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    //I'm not sure how much "traditional" military capability Russia can //field and for how long. As far as I have understood, the countries with conscription armies are actually much more able to manage long conflicts than countries with professional...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    "I would not go as far as to call the USSR a monster (it had quite a few good sides, after all), and I still see it's collapse as a tragedy." I have mixed feelings for USSR. It was a...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    One of the funny issues in the Ukraine/Russia mess is that when USSR collapsed the purchasing power was the same in Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic States. Currently the purchasing power of the Russians is about three times more than...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Well, the history of Eastern Europe is a complete mess. I have relatives who were killed by ordinary Estonians even before the Germans could lend their helping hand. Soviet occupancy was minor issue compared to that. And Soviet occupancy was...
  • Commented on A reminder
    The more information has been provided on the nature of Mr. Trump's government, the more I tend to agree with OGH's opinion. The opinion being that Mr. Trump is at least somewhat in line with the fascist tendency. I do,...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Nah, yes. I assume that there is going to be a responsibility transfer to next generation. Such a transfer may very well be real, Mr. Trump is a bit old to have two full-time jobs. He might be taking the...
  • Commented on A reminder
    "Well, it does explain why male BNP/EDL supporters mostly appear to be stupid, fat, and bald / shaven-headed. Note, though, that the bottom fifth have generally been rejected by the military - for being too stupid, too fat, or too...
  • Commented on A reminder
    The situation in USA seems to provide a real show. A pity that it has not been condensed into a 2.4 hour movie. A couple of beers and some popcorn would do nicely. One interesting sidenote is that the result...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    "Is this a deliberate attempt to completely wreck this blog? [ By swamping & derailing & provocative language, hoping for a backlash? ] ??? I do hope not" I suppose that the right answer is yes. I have seen the...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Well, the idea of good jobs coming from "ma and pa" firms is, unfortunately, a pipe dream. The sad fact is that most of the jobs require modern technology and that tends to be expensive or complicated. If you want...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    One aspect is economical and the second aspect is related to politics. The funny thing with Brexit is that the people who voted for Brexit are actually more likely to be better off with falling Pound and outside the EU....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    I do not consider a great neo-fascist conspiracy plausible. I trust plain stupidity much more. Actually I do think that the western liberal parties (center-left and center-right) have failed their voters miserably. OGH proposed the term Beige Dictatorship, and I...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    "Stuff on the Pound's exchange rate" Are you serious? The Pound has not even got a hit. Drastic exchange rate changes are in the over 30% region (in a week). In the real life one Pound was about the same...
  • Commented on Nightmare Stacks competition results ...
    There is one issue with the book that troubles me. This has been pointed out in some of the other comments (in a form or another). I just cannot fathom how the elves' economy could work. I can very well...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    "In particular the widespread and non-trivial negative interest rates say we are most certainly not." Personally I think that to be in contrast to reality. If you consider the interest rate issue *without the emotional problem with zero*, then negative...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    "I may be wrong, but Le Pen has pledged that she is planning on holding a referendum on France's membership in the EU. What is your opinion on that referendum?" I support dismantling Euro. But I do not support killing...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Ah, sorry for not answering this before: "Re Jaju, post 11: So, do you also object to US federalism, a "superstate" over all those lovely independent states (and commonwealths)? mark" Well, USA has achieved at least some level of ideological...
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    I finally got enough time to read this (real world issues tend to eat up your time). Very good specimen of a boy meets a girl theme. I am old enough that Alex could be my son (I have a...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Something on my own response. FN is not perfect. I do not like the fascist tendency (now a minority in the party), but the alternatives are horrible. Sarkozy or Hollande? Please, this does not even make me laugh. I just...
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