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  • Commented on I can't even
    Re: 'This article is quite good on the topic:' I have a few questions to get a sense of how this party operates: Who are Labour's economists / economic think tanks? What are the up & coming new (growth, esp....
  • Commented on I can't even
    Re: '... yes, this is insider trading' The EU came out with a bunch of new rules/definitions pre-Brexit [see below]. The UK info I've found so far has next to no detail. Insider trading is a 'criminal offense' in both...
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    Re: 'Commons are in recess till the 10th October while the party conferences happen, so no votes for over a week ...' Thanks for the info! Maybe Truss is betting that some other disaster will distract Brits from what her...
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    Re: 'Representative democracies may sometimes vote in demagogues, ...' This starts at the local candidate selection level. If you're a member of a political party, it's your responsibility to go the local meetings, assess potential running candidates, etc. No idea...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... flabberghasted if the Swedish seismologists couldn't tell the difference.' A whole bunch of people are working on it. The timing might be a coincidence as far as access to some potential observational data goes. https://www.icos-cp.eu/event/1221 'ICOS is a...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Re: From the 'Tufton' article Ahh yes, a fine example of trickle down economics. 'As a result of the tax measures outlined on Friday, the Government is effectively handing £1 billion to just 2,500 people, each of whom have an...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Can someone email Him this?...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Just read the articles from Toby@16 and Charlie@19 - nightmare scary! If a bunch of independent journalists were able to uncover illicit political funding why didn't their gov'ts act? I have a hard time believing that all civil servants (the...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Re: 'Britain First or National Action or some other overtly fascist party' If by 'Britain' you mean that Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland will be vacating the UK as fast as they can (to join the EU?) - agree. Any insights...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... and the rest of the world' Back in June the World Bank's report on China - whose GDP growth rate had slowed down but was still healthy - said this: https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/china/publication/china-economic-update-june-2022 'There is a danger that China remains...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'A horrid reminder' So she and her friends are in politics because they hate people ... want to offer people up as sacrifices? I just saw a CNN interview with an economics laureate: who said that the Truss tax...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'International, near Bornholm' Thanks! Heteromeles @ 744: Re: 'helps them a bit more than it helps wealthy republicans' Usually the wealthy ones go to their other house to wait out the hurricane season. This may have changed a bit...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    RE: 'within Russian territory (sea/water limits)' Just noticed that one of the articles said these explosions occurred in international waters. A previous article I'd read before posting said it was within Russia's waters. Which is it?...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: underwater gas pipelines Tried to find which international (politically & economically neutral) body is likeliest to investigate this. The closest match so far is a UN org. While most of their work and policies are oil extraction but I'm...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... it could be that another Russian gas company was behind the explosions,' Ever read 'The Sovereign State of IT&T'? They played both sides in a few wars....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'Florida will take a week just to drain.' Yeah - I've been following it on news sites. The estimated damage just to communications infrastructure is horrendous. Repairs likely to take months. On a cynical note: how is this likely...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... what methane does to fish,' Oh crap! Folks - suggest you read this: http://www.offshore-environment.com/gasimpact.html Thanks - and please post any other info you find....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'METHANE - Emergency and Continuous Exposure Limits for Selected Airborne Contaminants: Volume 1' Thanks! The first sentence doesn't sound particularly encouraging unless you're a scientist looking for a research project. 'Little information is available on the toxicity of methane.'...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... 200,000 tonnes of methane' Thanks! I was mostly wondering about effects on marine life - from what I've found so far, doesn't seem there'd be much. (The news reports haven't mentioned unusual numbers of dead fish or sea...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I've been wondering how various climate change/global warming disasters have been impacting the insurance industry. Found this - Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction funded by Canadian insurers. https://www.iclr.org/ Probably cheaper for insurers to fund a few researchers and maintain a...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    Re: '... orthodox fasts, Lent, Ramadan' Or some foods got relabeled, e.g., birds (chickens, pigeons, etc.) were relabeled as fish so that English peasants wouldn't starve. Better they ate birds than poached a noble's game (deer). And since you brought...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... fishing vessels are all Polish,' Or could be 'registered in Poland' - I haven't a clue what the rates, taxes, etc. are for fishing boats country by country but do wonder whether foreign registration happens just like with...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... e.g. cost of tax cuts announced so far is around 50 billion, not 500' Any idea whether and how they're going to provide fiscal updates directly (and verifiably) tied to this? Also - will they be re-organizing how...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '"successes" of tax cuts... (paywall, but it never bothers me with noScript on firefox):' Unfortunately I'm unable to access this. Any chance of key points/quick summary? Most of the headlines that I've seen are focused on the stock market...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    What a time for a typo! S/b 800+ years ... sigh ... I'm going to take five....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... the crucial breakthrough was "double entry" accounting which appears in Venice in the late 1200s,' Agree. So 900 years hasn't been long enough for pols to learn anything about it?...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    The German debacle had me scratching my head - not just the politics but the accounting. So I looked up the history of accounting on Wikipedia to see what forms of accounting have been available to gov'ts in case the...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: '... previous attempts at 'dash for growth' to solve financial problems' I'm guessing the 'financial problems' here are the foreign trade deals and debts. Domestic growth can happen using very small injections (direct payments or no/low interest loans) to...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'Prior to 1948 Allied ...' Okay ... maybe ... I haven't finished reading the Sally Marks 'German Reparation' article yet. Comes across as though the members of the WW1 winning side didn't bother to work out what they wanted...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Re: 'Look at their treaty of Brest-Litovsk to see how hypocritical their whining was.' Hadn't heard of that one before - thanks! Yeah, lots of backstabbing and land-grabs. Wonder what the next treaty is going to look like. I'm guessing...
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