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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Days Ago
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Posted By Firn
PAM 20-202 German Tank Maintenance In World War...

PAM 20-202 German Tank Maintenance In World War II (https://ia600902.us.archive.org/4/items/DAPAM20-202/DAPAM20-202.pdf) enriches that side of the story.


It is worth to point out that the...
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 33,380
Posted By Firn
I was surprised by the sheer amount of 'Chinese'...

I was surprised by the sheer amount of 'Chinese' roudbuilding in Burundi* and Ruanda when I was there. The relationships in question are certainly not free from tenstions but I was told in Uganda...
Forum: Middle East 2 Days Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 2,086
Posted By Firn
Years ago I actually planned to make a tour into...

Years ago I actually planned to make a tour into the larger region where so many human activities have left traces small and great. Destruction and war are nothing new, but I have to say that the...
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 613
Views: 37,536
Posted By Firn
Russian Cheese production ...

Russian Cheese production (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/russian-cheese-production-surges-30-after-ban-on-western-imports/521891.html) surged 30% in the first four months of the...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By Firn
After the fine Where Iron Crosses Grow...

After the fine Where Iron Crosses Grow (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Iron-Crosses-Grow-Military/dp/1782006257/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432137532&sr=8-1&keywords=where+iron+crosses) (now pretty cheap...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 6,490
Posted By Firn
Berkshire was a mighty success in the last fifty...

Berkshire was a mighty success in the last fifty year and any long-term shareholder's slice has become much more valuable. Two special letters...
Forum: Africa 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 347
Views: 56,253
Posted By Firn
Mugabe and his cronies had sadly many years to do...

Mugabe and his cronies had sadly many years to do their deeds, thanks in part to the principled support of thier (South) African neighbours for which only one thing or principle seemed important.
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 04-12-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
Posted By Firn
The move towards a 'smarter grid...

The move towards a 'smarter grid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_grid) with much complex physical and digital interactions should indeed naturally greatly increase the ability to input cyber...
Forum: Intelligence 04-09-2015
Replies: 129
Views: 34,156
Posted By Firn
Talk about mission creep on a gigantic scale....

Talk about mission creep on a gigantic scale. Over a year ago I wrote:



It sounds simplistic but kids in a brave new candy store fits better then ever. All those clever people could just not...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 04-02-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
Posted By Firn
Good questions which are usually not in short...

Good questions which are usually not in short supply regarding China...



Peak diesel demand just two years ago is a very bold prediction. A quick look at the commercial vehicle sales...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 04-01-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
Posted By Firn
China’s Fuel Demand to Peak Sooner Than Oil...

China’s Fuel Demand to Peak Sooner Than Oil Giants Expect (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-01/china-s-fuel-demand-to-peak-sooner-than-oil-giants-expect) makes for interesting reading....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 04-01-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
Posted By Firn
X-rays Reveal Secret Life of Batteries ...

X-rays Reveal Secret Life of Batteries (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lSTLRkKEk) offers amazing pictures and graphs on some processes inside experimental batteries. It is a public lecture and...
Forum: Middle East 04-01-2015
Replies: 171
Views: 28,537
Posted By Firn
I have no idea about the conflict but past...

I have no idea about the conflict but past evidence as in history suggests that such wars are quite easy to start but tend to be far harder to get 'won', in the sense that they fulfill their supposed...
Forum: The Whole News 03-29-2015
Replies: 214
Views: 19,626
Posted By Firn
I find that quote remarkable:

I find that quote remarkable:
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 03-26-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
Posted By Firn
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 03-26-2015
Replies: 635
Views: 81,604
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.

...
Forum: The Whole News 03-26-2015
Replies: 214
Views: 19,626
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 03-20-2015
Replies: 613
Views: 37,536
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 03-20-2015
Replies: 64
Views: 10,343
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 03-17-2015
Replies: 506
Views: 78,373
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 03-02-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 60,395
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 02-28-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 60,395
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 02-28-2015
Replies: 4,163
Views: 130,333
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 02-28-2015
Replies: 169
Views: 60,395
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 02-27-2015
Replies: 613
Views: 37,536
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...
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