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Old 15.10.2017, 15:46
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First casualty of Trump's anti Iran spiel could be Boeing!

Boeing is the only U.S. company that has been granted direct access to the Iranian market. It has a deal to sell 110 planes to two Iranian carriers for a price tag of $20 billion.
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Update on coal!

Utilities have announced the retirements of 12 more coal-fired power plants since Trump took office, including two massive ones in Texas added to the closure list on Friday.
Half of America’s coal fleet has been marked for mothballs since 2010, a total of 262 doomed plants.

As jobs go, coal mining is now a tiny sliver of the U.S. economy, employing about 52,000 Americans last month, down 70 percent over three decades.
By contrast, the solar and wind industries employed almost ten times as many Americans last year, and they’re both enjoying explosive growth.

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So if you were a rational, utility maximizing, growth oriented sort of person, why wouldn‘t you invest in wind and solar and phase out coal? Makes no sense.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

I found this article interesting.

Because Trump watches Fox News all the time, he has completely false expectations for the effects of his policies.

And then he gets angry when things don't go as the Fox fairy stories had told him they would. Of course, he would never think to either blame himself or Fox...

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...licies-do.html
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Old 16.10.2017, 13:15
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I found this article interesting.

Because Trump watches Fox News all the time, he has completely false expectations for the effects of his policies.

And then he gets angry when things don't go as the Fox fairy stories had told him they would. Of course, he would never think to either blame himself or Fox...
That's only logical. A modest person such as himself would never think he alone can make a significant difference.
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Old 16.10.2017, 13:32
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I found this article interesting.

Because Trump watches Fox News all the time, he has completely false expectations for the effects of his policies.

And then he gets angry when things don't go as the Fox fairy stories had told him they would. Of course, he would never think to either blame himself or Fox...

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...licies-do.html
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Congressional Republicans didn’t force Trump to cancel the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reductions he took that initiative himself — ostensibly, out of the delusional belief that doing so would force Democrats to negotiate over Obamacare repeal.
Trump did say several times this would force Democrats to negotiate over Obamacare repeal. I never did understand the logic behind his belief.
Likely the Democrats will stay well out of it and blame Trump and the GOP for all and any problems resulting from his actions.
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Trump did say several times this would force Democrats to negotiate over Obamacare repeal. I never did understand the logic behind his belief.
Likely the Democrats will stay well out of it and blame Trump and the GOP for all and any problems resulting from his actions.
If one were to assume that keeping the ACA takes precedence over letting Trump dig his own hole, and thinking only one step ahead, his claim may make sense.

But merely thinking the next step ahead, which is that Trump and the republicans will keep attacking ACA, shows that the best course of action not just politically but actually for the ACA is to let Trump rot in the hole he dug for himself.

Coming from a person who claims to be a top notch dealmaker this kind of shortsightedness is simply ridiculous. Thanks for the laugh, Donald.
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Old 16.10.2017, 17:29
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So if you were a rational, utility maximizing, growth oriented sort of person, why wouldn‘t you invest in wind and solar and phase out coal? Makes no sense.
Coal is not just used for power. It gets used for other things, such as steelmaking. In fact the coal that is used for steel is of a higher grade (and thus higher value) than that used for power.

Maybe one day the steel industry will survive without coal, but we're not there yet.

It would be very damaging to force a premature closure of the coal industry.
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Old 16.10.2017, 18:41
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Coal is not just used for power. It gets used for other things, such as steelmaking. In fact the coal that is used for steel is of a higher grade (and thus higher value) than that used for power.

Maybe one day the steel industry will survive without coal, but we're not there yet.

It would be very damaging to force a premature closure of the coal industry.
True but less than 2% of US coal production is metallurgical coal used for US domestic steel making and could easily be imported from China or India or any of the other major producers.
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True but less than 2% of US coal production is metallurgical coal used for US domestic steel making and could easily be imported from China or India or any of the other major producers.
I visitied a steel plant in the Netherlands several years ago and we were told about how they plan to reduce emissions from fossil fuels in the future.

http://www.tata.com/pdf/tata_review_...t_hydrogen.pdf
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Coal is not just used for power. It gets used for other things, such as steelmaking. In fact the coal that is used for steel is of a higher grade (and thus higher value) than that used for power.

Maybe one day the steel industry will survive without coal, but we're not there yet.

It would be very damaging to force a premature closure of the coal industry.
Yes. Metallurgical grade coal to create coke. Although, it seems there is some movement to replace coke with natural gas....an older article, but still.....

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/4...-replace-coke/


At any rate, this grade of coal still has its uses. But coal for power generation, perhaps not so much.
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Larry Flint puts a price of US$ 10 million on Donald Trump's head,

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ties-ever-work
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Larry Flint puts a price of US$ 10 million on Donald Trump's head,
Trump accepts

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/boro...is-impeachment
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Old 17.10.2017, 09:42
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Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) say that the government and its partners are only providing 200,000 meals a day to meet the needs of more than 2 million people. That is a daily shortfall of between 1.8m and 5.8m meals.

The scale of the food crisis dwarfs the more widely publicized challenges of restoring power and communications. More than a third of Puerto Ricans are still struggling to live without drinking water.

“There is no urgency in the government response to this humanitarian crisis,” Andrés (José Andrés founder of World Central Kitchen) said. “They have all the officials and armed guards at headquarters, but they have no information about the island. They don’t even have a map they can share about who needs food.

World Central Kitchen are delivering 90,000 meals per day in Puerto Rico; their contract ended yesterday and nobody knows when or if its contract will be renewed.
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Puerto Rico effect

Post-Maria, Trump's approval rating on hurricanes down 20 points, now the majority disapprove!

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Fewer Puerto Ricans have power restored than a week ago

Last Monday, 15% of customers were receiving power compared with typical peak load. Today, that number was down to 13.7%, according to Department of Energy and Puerto Rican government status reports.

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Trump: Military 'shouldn't have to be' distributing food in Puerto Rico 16Oct.

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Old 17.10.2017, 10:58
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

Alec Baldwin in Saturday Night Live

Best quote about gay marriage; the Bible says marriage is between a man and a woman and another woman and....

Also a sketch with Kellyanne where she says "Actually Hurricane Maria blew some houses back together in Puerto Rico".
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Rep. Tom Marino was President Trump's pick to be drug czar.
His decision to withdraw from consideration on Tuesday is a direct result of a groundbreaking investigation by The Washington Post and CBS' "60 Minutes."

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First example of "not fake news"
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Re: Will Trump be a Good President?

The rich are getting richer. But not Donald Trump.

The Forbes list of 400 richest Americans shows that the billionaire-in-chief's fortune fell by $600 million to $3.1 billion. As a result he dropped to #248 on the list, after coming in at #156 last year.

The magazine attributed his decline in wealth to "a tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign." Trump reached a $25 million settlement in a suit that claims that his Trump University real estate seminars defrauded students.

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Just needs a tax cut or two to fix that
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A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's latest revised travel ban one day before it was set to take effect.

Breaking story; more details later

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Trump tells grieving widow "he knew what he signed up for".

Yes, I'm sure he did, but his widow doesn't really need reminding of it right now.

Classy
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Trump tells grieving widow "he knew what he signed up for".

Yes, I'm sure he did, but his widow doesn't really need reminding of it right now.

Classy
Only people not being classy here are CNN for reporting on a story without comment from the family concerned.
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Trump tells grieving widow "he knew what he signed up for".

Yes, I'm sure he did, but his widow doesn't really need reminding of it right now.

Classy

Straight after he falsely accused Obama of not contacting berieved service personells families. Not just not classy but totally moronic! The man is a travesty.
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