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On the contrary, they do not even understand what effects the current policies might have on electorates.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Tue Jul 7th, 2015 at 10:56:09 PM EST
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I don't think the two are mutually exclusive, but I do feel they're evil.
by ek hornbeck on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 12:10:20 AM EST
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I do too ek. The amount of stupid needed to enact policies like this would preclude even being able to tie your own shoelaces.

As for Berlusconi, I don't care what it would have taken, B had to go, for reasons too innumerable to count.

Renzi may be worse, but he's still the main driver of Italian politics right now. Hopefully not for too much longer!


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 03:59:36 AM EST
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Lots of perfectly intelligent people, well able to tie their own shoelaces, believe in a long list of immensely stupid propositions. cf religion, mysticism, racism, sexism, string theory et al.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 04:04:17 AM EST
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Point taken, but perhaps 'apparently' would be more accurate than 'perfectly', Colman.

If there is such a thing as perfect intelligence it would surely include/be built on compassion.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 04:08:31 AM EST
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there's nothing wrong with string theory.  I personally prefer Bosonic because you can never have enough dimensions.
by ek hornbeck on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 12:29:23 PM EST
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There's also nothing right with it.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jul 8th, 2015 at 12:33:19 PM EST
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