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Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
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An interesting article...

An interesting article (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-24/there-s-pure-profit-sitting-at-the-top-of-u-s-crude-oil-tanks) about oil storage in the US gets filled up at a rapid pace.
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Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
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Views: 78,891
Posted By Firn
I fully agree with you and the basic logic is...

I fully agree with you and the basic logic is hard to deny. PV is booming for very good reasons, having become ever more cost-efficient per watt surprisingly quickly.

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Forum: The Whole News 1 Day Ago
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Posted By Firn
Sadly Occam's Razor points, like in the case of...

Sadly Occam's Razor points, like in the case of MH370 and others before, towards another deliberate crash (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/27/world/europe/germanwings-crash.html?_r=0). The BBC asks...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
The ruble recovered in recent months considerable...

The ruble recovered in recent months considerable against the USD and obviously more so against the Euro which push against inflation. Much depends of course on the commodity prices, especially oil...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 9,988
Posted By Firn
Just a personal thought on the Brennan paper: ...

Just a personal thought on the Brennan paper:

Studies like the one cited by david confirm it once again: the considerable degree of autonomy of the states, united within a large and wealthy...
Forum: Europe 1 Week Ago
Replies: 506
Views: 76,129
Posted By Firn
Die Akte Griechenland...

Die Akte Griechenland (http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/historische-schulden-die-akte-griechenland-13483054.html) is a highly interesting article about the bond debt Germany owes according...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 59,603
Posted By Firn
Posted before the latest assassination of a...

Posted before the latest assassination of a member of the opposition The Absurd world of Russian Public Opinion...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 59,603
Posted By Firn
After pretty much every prominent victim, beside...

After pretty much every prominent victim, beside the many not-so-famous ones , the similar stories seems to spread speedily. Not the man or his friends in power which have been subject to...
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Firn
My view has shifted to some degree towards a...

My view has shifted to some degree towards a great weighting of the internal logic of Putins quasi-regime compared to other political aspects in Putins foreign policy.
Forum: Europe 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 168
Views: 59,603
Posted By Firn
Indeed it seems that being against the policies...

Indeed it seems that being against the policies of Mr. Putin has been rather dangerous in and around Russia for some years now. I personally blame the Mossad, not the CIA despite what clever cui bono...
Forum: Europe 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
It will be rather interesting to see how, how...

It will be rather interesting to see how, how much and how quickly Russia continues to spend it's funds like the NWF. Aslund does seem to support an old opion of mine, that Putin thinks that he knows...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 02-16-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 50,046
Posted By Firn
Without knowing the circumstances one year does...

Without knowing the circumstances one year does seem indeed little, especially if his change in behaviour in prison brought him seemingly on the radar of the Danish security services. Lots of...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 02-16-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 50,046
Posted By Firn
Perhaps we will never know but I'm pretty sure...

Perhaps we will never know but I'm pretty sure this is a question which gets asked in Western security services.

The Guardian has a short profile...
Forum: Adversary / Threat 02-16-2015
Replies: 209
Views: 50,046
Posted By Firn
The Danish security forces are of course for...

The Danish security forces are of course for obvious reasons still stilent on many aspects of the latest attacks so there are many blanks yet to be filled. It seems that the terrorist was born in...
Forum: Europe 02-16-2015
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
Oil had a big rally...

Oil had a big rally (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-16/crude-oil-bears-betting-on-supply-glut-miss-market-rally-energy) recently. As I pointed out earlier the commodity markets and...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 02-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,940
Posted By Firn
I did some additional research before the second...

I did some additional research before the second run in Vail. Personally I still think that those guys have the best way to descend on snow but there are some interesting fatbike tests from Norway...
Forum: Equipment & Capabilities 02-12-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 3,940
Posted By Firn
Last year I was mostly switching between a 29er...

Last year I was mostly switching between a 29er fully with rather wide 2.4 tubeless tyres and my older 29er hardtail with a bit narrower ones with one or two rides with an older 26er ht thrown in....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 02-12-2015
Replies: 629
Views: 78,891
Posted By Firn
Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now...

Seven Reasons Cheap Oil Can't Stop Renewables Now (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-30/seven-reasons-cheap-oil-can-t-stop-renewables-now)

I like graphs so I had to go with that one:...
Forum: Europe 02-12-2015
Replies: 252
Views: 11,962
Posted By Firn
Big news of course in the last days: IMF...

Big news of course in the last days:

IMF announces $17.5bn loan for Ukraine (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/12/imf-announces-175bn-loan-for-ukraine) and a 'fragile' peace deal...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 4,468
Posted By Firn
Anabasis...

Anabasis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabasis_(Xenophon)) by Xenophon. A gripping story told in a manner which won early praise and great fame. The narration feels quite modern apart from the long...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-12-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 6,282
Posted By Firn
I was going to point that out too, there are...

I was going to point that out too, there are quite a few countries eager to join the EU. In fact that there are just no large European nations left to join the EU apart from Ukraine, Russia and...
Forum: Europe 02-06-2015
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
The human dimension...

The human dimension (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8X69f2FoxY) of the economic downturn and various new laws help to understand the motivations behind the stark numbers. This should have a...
Forum: Law Enforcement 02-05-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,843
Posted By Firn
I fear that any police officer on duty,...

I fear that any police officer on duty, especially those guarding or patrolling on food are potential 'sitting ducks' be they armed with handguns, tasers or potentially rifles...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2015
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
Number of Western Foreigners in Russia Drops by...

Number of Western Foreigners in Russia Drops by Half a Million (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/number-of-western-foreigners-in-russia-drops-by-half-a-million/515456.html).

Note in...
Forum: Europe 02-05-2015
Replies: 612
Views: 34,737
Posted By Firn
Krugman adds a fresh macro angle...

Krugman adds a fresh macro angle (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/?_r=0) to the debate:



Obviously the conyism is an old story, but it's mix is a new take on an old fallacy. Perhaps the worst...
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