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Comment Re:Drop the hammer on them. (Score 1) 1307

And thats a good thing. Because as it is now the euro is floating boat with a big hole in the bottom and people are trying to solve the problem with spoons that they use to remove the water from the boat.

The right way is to fix the hole in the boat. Remove the problem.

All EU countries which is outside the euro has a better economy then those inside it. Well except for germany - but germany got inside the euro just after the reunion with east germany so its economy was weak. Now when thats recovered. Germany are basically dragging everyone else behind them inside the euro.

Thats creating friction within the euro.

There is two ways to solve the friction.
1. Subsidaries from strong economies(germany duh!) inside the euro to the weak economies (read greece, spain, italy, portugal and france).
2. dissolve the euro.

Currently there is a very small subsidaries package within the EU for agriculture and development - where industrial countries like germany, sweden et al pays towards agriculture countries like france, poland et all. Its today about 2/3rds of the EU budget. The EU budget is about 1% of the total EU GDP. So its like 0.75% of GDP.

But its not enough for the frictions that exists in the euro. For it to take care of the frictions because of the euro that package needs to be expanded alot. And noone wants to expand the EU budget and increase it to something like 5-10 times more then today.

So the other option is the abolish the euro. Italy and spain leaving would help reduce the friction.

But with only greece leaving will help reduce the friction and the problems for now.

Spain is alot bigger then greece. Spain has nearly as big unemployment as greece... so its just a matter of time before more trouble will happen. The hole in the boat won't fix itself.

Meanwhile the officials in EU are saying - use the spoon to remove the water.

It wont work in the long run.

Comment Re:Austerity fails again (Score 1) 1307

If greece ever is gonna pay back any of the money they own. Greece needs a stronger economy.

Keynes showed how to get out of the great depression in the 1930-ies. Greece needs its own version of the New Deal.

Greece also need to strenghten the goverment to weed out corruption. Because of austerity alot of the market has gone grey. That need to be stopped. The goverment need to stop bribes and unreported income.

Greece will need it's own currency and a devaluation. That will make it costly to buy foreign goods. It will drive up demand for greece products and they can start to earn money and thus get a stronger economy. The biggest income are from turism (nearly 1/5 of GDP) and agriculture. With a weak currency in greece, more people from EU are going to want to spend their vacation money in greece.

Combine that with a reduction in the loans and a reduction of required payments towards interest and repayment of loans to about max 5% of total foreign trade and greece will survive this problem. With a stronger economy from an increase in turism and income from agriculture they can afford to start to pay back the loans.

Comment Re:Melting is normal (Score 3, Interesting) 293

"They spike up very quickly after the ice age ends, drop back down, and generally fluctuate a significant amount without any human input at all.

Not according to any the historical temperature graphs [] that I've seen. The temperature rises rapidly at the end of the ice age and then levels off an eventually begins to fall again. []
The graph in the page you linked to shows temperature doing exactly what I claimed it does."

Acually it does not. The spikes you talk about are changes of about 0.3 degrees Celsius during hundred of years. Check the diagram more closely and you will also see that. The last "downspike" is what's called the little ice age and is still just about a dip which is about half a degree during a couple of hundred of years.

Never before in history has the temperature changed with more then 1 degree over 100 years. Even the during the sharp raise in the beginning in the diagram was that the case.

Natural variation in temperature are very slow and does not change as fast as today. The variations in temperature we see today are unprecedented for the last 10 000 years. Thats why scientist are saying its AGW. We, humankind has caused it.

Comment Re:Yes he's right (Score 1) 214

Anyway, I also predict this thread will be full of wild claims about RMS many of which are flat-out untrue and demonstrably so. Because almost every thread involving RMS winds up that way.

So to start it off, you started with a wild claim of your own...

A prediction is not a claim. Its seeing the future and saying what one think will happen.

And that future are already here. So was a correct prediction too.

You are false data.