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by Kim O'Hara
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 35
Views: 1472

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

including E. Warren, whom I understand is a former Republican Correct, she was a Republican until year 1996. That's age 47 for her. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren (see info box) And Hillary Clinton was Republican too and even campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 POTUS race. Th...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: guerilla gardener in South Central LA

... Specialisation of labor and farming via economies of scale is a more efficient practice in terms of resources. :candle: That's a very narrowly economic view of things, Paul, and it's bad economics at that. When applied to food production, your economies of scale and division of labour lead to m...
by Kim O'Hara
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 36
Views: 517

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings Kim, anyone with a social conscience is now radical-Left as a consequence. I think you would need to define "social conscience" in order for this to be taken seriously, because the logical implication of your statement is that others don't have it. A quick Internet search gives a dictiona...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Well, you won't see solar panels on troop-carriers or fighter jets, will you? But ... https://www.coolaustralia.org/exploding-fuel-tankers-driving-u-s-army-to-solar-power/ and https://theconversation.com/how-solar-power-can-protect-the-us-military-from-threats-to-the-electric-grid-83698 and they ha...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

Here's an energy-industry exec's take on the state of play. Speaking on The Business program, Jeff Dimery, the chief executive of Alinta, which owns a portfolio of coal and gas generators, said the low cost of renewables would likely make coal obsolete. ... He believes the low cost and increasing re...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread
Replies: 140
Views: 19962

Re: Climate science and statistics - omnibus thread

Climate Whiplash: Wild Swings in Extreme Weather Are on the Rise As the world warms, scientists say that abrupt shifts in weather patterns — droughts followed by severe floods, or sudden and unseasonable fluctuations in temperature — are intensifying, adding yet another climate-related threat that ...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 36
Views: 517

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Comments on the above image: Screenshot_2019-11-18_07-13-06.png That's my experience, too, more or less. I have been leftish since my late teens but now I am further left - not "too far" of course, in my own judgement, but who is? I think many good people in USA are in the same situation: the polit...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: guerilla gardener in South Central LA

In my opinion, trying to grow your own food is very expensive and wastes a lot of resources unless you are a profession, Gardner. By the way, I am a failed Gardner. To grow your own food you have to have the knowhow. You can't be a gardener by watching Youtube videos. It's easy to grow some of your...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

... Space programs and the use of satellite utilized renewable energy and began decades ago by military, and yet, as far as i know, there is no wide scale use of renewables by military. While i admit that costs and climate change might not be at the top of military priorities, but reliability surel...
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

... As far as i know, the cost per kwh for renewable energy is still more expensive than fossil fuel if we take into consideration the cost of intermittency which requires stabilizing the current using other energy sources, storage which is still expensive and the costs associated with upgrading th...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

I think the focus of arguments against oil and gas now has more to do with its impact on the climate than the old arguments of it being a finite source. That's partly true, since new technology allows extraction of resources which wee previously impossible or uneconomic to extract. However, those n...
by Kim O'Hara
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

I had to look that up ... Saudi Arabia is pulling out all the stops to ensure the success of Aramco’s initial public offering after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman finally decided to offer shares in the world’s largest oil producer. The kingdom cut taxes on the company for a third time, revealed in...
by Kim O'Hara
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: (Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: (Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism

... is there scope for activism on the "libertarian half" of the political compass, whether left or right, and what exactly does it look like? :candle: Good question, and I have two answers. (1) On a personal level, activism consists or doing what one feels to be right, as far as possible, regardle...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 36
Views: 517

Re: Horseshoe Theory

The problem with the horseshoe theory is that although it describes the reality of the extremes becoming somewhat similar, it doesn't describe one's total political views. For example, one can be left or or right on economics but there is also another spectrum, that of the degree of authoritarianis...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 36
Views: 517

Re: Horseshoe Theory

...Perhaps what the horseshoe model does is oversimplify everything and try to drive people to the center / status quo / establishment? I think the model actually tries to describe what's going on rather than to encourage change. If I may try to elevate the conversation, the fact is, Paul, that you...
by Kim O'Hara
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 180
Views: 14258

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

:thumb:
“Trickle-down theory - the less than elegant metaphor that if one feeds the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith
:coffee:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 36
Views: 517

Re: Horseshoe Theory

I'm sorry, Paul, but I don't find refried garbage from the murkier depths of the alt-right swamp very appetising, and I'm sure it's not nutritious. Chacun a son gout, of course: if you enjoy it ...

:namaste:
Kim
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

I reckon that anyone with money in coal or oil ought to be getting it out asap, before they lose the lot. Also as a way of sending a signal that coal and oil are dying fast, and as a way of helping kill off the fossils even faster by sending their share price down. :jedi: Kim Here's the other big r...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change - politics and activism
Replies: 190
Views: 15861

Re: Climate change - politics and activism

A good overview of important developments - As New York Takes Exxon to Court, Big Oil’s Strategy Against Climate Lawsuits Is Slowly Unveiled Last week, in a historic first, the former CEO of a major oil company took the witness stand in a New York City courtroom and spent four hours defending his co...
by Kim O'Hara
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 93
Views: 7127

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

More on the Bloomberg bid ... ...With the rest of the gang mired in the single digits, the super-rich are beginning to panic. First, billionaire Tom Steyer and now, fellow plutocrat Michael Bloomberg decided to abandon the kingmaker facade altogether and get in the race themselves. Their desperate b...