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Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 3 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 9,568
Posted By Firn
A year on and with a considerable amount of miles...

A year on and with a considerable amount of miles helped in part by an electric engine I it is time to look at the bigger economic picture.

1) In the EU, the key driver of high-end market, e-bikes...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,124
Views: 45,179
Posted By Firn
Good catch. The numbers actually don't sound that...

Good catch. The numbers actually don't sound that high if one considers the number of Russian troops involved, the intensity of some fighting and the duration of the occupation. The fallen and maimed...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 403
Views: 26,494
Posted By Firn
Indeed both Hitler and Stalin felt the urge to...

Indeed both Hitler and Stalin felt the urge to fabricate a farce to be able to 'shoot back', one in Gleiwitz, the other around Mainila.



From good old Wikipedia.



Sounds quite...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 87,912
Posted By Firn
i) A neat graphic about the Electric Car market: ...

i) A neat graphic about the Electric Car market:

http://i1.wp.com/gas2.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/electric-cars-infographic.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=900

ii) Germany's wholesale electricity prices...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 1 Week Ago
Replies: 717
Views: 87,936
Posted By Firn
I'm sure that today more Chinese eyes will be one...

I'm sure that today more Chinese eyes will be one the stock exchanges then on some small islands. There was much talk about the possibly superior ability (compared to decadent western democracies) of...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 623
Views: 47,500
Posted By Firn
I think I have said many times I have no idea...

I think I have said many times I have no idea where oil prices will be in a couple of months and the last year has proven it to me many times. They might hit 25$ or not, the ruble might roll to 125...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 2,320
Posted By Firn
Well there is no doubt at all that they saved...

Well there is no doubt at all that they saved many lives thanks to their quick thinking, personal bravery and decisive action. Honour where honour is due, and joy as well...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By Firn
Well there is no doubt at all that they saved...

Well there is no doubt at all that they saved many lives thanks to their quick thinking, personal bravery and decisive action. Honour where honour is due, and joy as well...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 623
Views: 47,500
Posted By Firn
I pretty much agree with your points, the main...

I pretty much agree with your points, the main thrust of the post was the great fall of Gazprom which executives once talked about a trillion market value to a mere 1/15th of such ambitions...

It...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 638
Views: 87,912
Posted By Firn
U.A.E. Removes Fuel Subsidy ...

U.A.E. Removes Fuel Subsidy (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-22/u-a-e-to-link-gasoline-price-to-global-markets-effect-aug-1) a long, long overdue move as we discussed many pages ago...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 623
Views: 47,500
Posted By Firn
Russia: Gazprom, a Behemoth No More...

Russia: Gazprom, a Behemoth No More (http://www.eurasianet.org/node/74501) tracks the fall of Putin's favorite geopolitical weapons. Indeed it was never a normal company, a mystery inside an engima...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 623
Views: 47,500
Posted By Firn
A nice update...

A nice update (http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-07-29/russia-can-t-help-being-a-gold-bug) on the current state of Russia's gold reserves.
...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
So I was wrong about being wrong, there was at...

So I was wrong about being wrong, there was at least some planning...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 07-28-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 13,808
Posted By Firn
Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at...

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skunk-Works-Personal-Memoir-Lockheed/dp/0751515035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438102544&sr=8-1&keywords=skunk+works),...
Forum: Law Enforcement 07-28-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 7,502
Posted By Firn
The Washington Post had an opinion...

The Washington Post had an opinion (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-iraq-i-raided-insurgents-in-virginia-the-police-raided-me/2015/07/24/2e114e54-2b02-11e5-bd33-395c05608059_story.html)...
Forum: Middle East 07-28-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 6,872
Posted By Firn
That would be my reading too. We will see in a...

That would be my reading too. We will see in a couple of months who bore the brunt of various Turkish activities and who got most of it's support. So far in years past that answer has been rather...
Forum: Africa 07-17-2015
Replies: 351
Views: 59,819
Posted By Firn
Don’t mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the...

Don’t mess with Grace Mugabe – she could be the next president of Zimbabwe (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/15/dont-mess-with-grace-mugabe-she-could-be-next-president-zimbabwe)



It is...
Forum: Middle East 07-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 3,110
Posted By Firn
Seems like a sensible solution with a pragmatic...

Seems like a sensible solution with a pragmatic road map with checks and milestones. Nobody knows what will happen but it looks like a worthy try.

There is still a regime in Iran but still I hope...
Forum: Europe 07-13-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
So I was wrong and Syriza had not Grexit as Plan...

So I was wrong and Syriza had not Grexit as Plan B and didn't prepare accordingly. With their bluff called and no more fresh money for the Greek banks with all the obvious consequences national...
Forum: Europe 07-04-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
So tomorrow is decision-day, at least sort of....

So tomorrow is decision-day, at least sort of. While the Greeks won't and can't know what oxi or nai will exactly mean the tensions are obviously running high with both sides pretty much tied....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 07-04-2015
Replies: 638
Views: 87,912
Posted By Firn
A nice Bloomberg piece...

A nice Bloomberg piece (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-10/the-three-seismic-shifts-that-are-shaking-up-the-world-of-energy) about some of the trends I have been writing about in this...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
The Greek Manufacturing PMI has fallen...

The Greek Manufacturing PMI has fallen considerably (http://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/003c7359aa0748999b0b0db5b6a7f680) since Syriza was poised to win the elections, reversing a...
Forum: Europe 06-30-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
It is not yet certain that there will be a...

It is not yet certain that there will be a referendum nor the exact question it asks is known, but the supporters of a Greek membership in the Euro turned out in large numbers...
Forum: Europe 06-29-2015
Replies: 519
Views: 85,698
Posted By Firn
It has been a black Monday for Greece after many...

It has been a black Monday for Greece after many dark years as the country nears an exit. Maybe this is exactly strategic goal the leadership Syriza was working on and their abrasive style, lack of...
Forum: Historians 06-28-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 10,127
Posted By Firn
The Economics of WWI (http://voxeu.org/WWI) is a...

The Economics of WWI (http://voxeu.org/WWI) is a great series of VOX with some fascinating and little known and yet important aspects. It's quite accessible, too.
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