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October 21, 2021 06:51 AM UTC

Thursday Open Thread

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  • by: Colorado Pols

“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.”

–John Naisbitt

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    1. That's twice in a row that Dave has actually said some thing significant with his daily bromide. 

      He now matches the relevance of a stopped clock. 

  1. Interesting study mentioned on Daily Kos from a source I've not read before:  Byline Times: Oil System Collapsing so Fast It May Derail Renewables

    By 2050, fully half of the energy extracted from global oil reserves will need to be put back into new extraction to keep producing oil. The authors have an interesting name for this self-defeating phenomenon: they call it, “energy cannibalism.”

    Using a measure of how much energy is used to produce and delivery energy is interesting — avoids the ambiguity of "dollars per barrel" or other economic / political measures.

    1. Wait a minute… in a free market "price" is the conveyor of all relevant information.

      Are you saying that the oil market is not a free market? 
      Or are you saying that subsidies and other factors distort the information available from price?

      You may or may not be aware, but I think you are now a socialist. Or godless commie – you choose.

      1. Between an extensive cartel able to influence supply and governments' taxing authority (and other decisions) to influence demand, I've not considered oil to be a free market commodity since I first debated the topic in the 1970s. 

        And I don't want to nationalize (or internationalize) the industry, which would be a logical first step for a classic socialist or historical "godless commie."  Given a magic policy wand able to make things happen, it would be great if governments could tax the industry into near bankruptcy AND stop granting exploration and drilling on government or internationally owned land. I think that would make me an odd anti-socialist, anti-capitalist — closest analogy I can think of is a civic religion Prohibitionist. 

  2. According to the Colorado Sun the Colorado Supreme Court will not hear Mesa County Clerk's appeal of ruling barring her from role in 2021 elections. She could appeal to the federal court but time is short for any kind of response. 

      1. The local CBS affiliate in Grand Junction just aired an ” exclusive” interview of Mesa County Clerk, Tina Peters.

        You gotta see it to believe it.

          1. Thanks to you both.

            Notice the station decided to run this story before they could include an interview with Griswold.

            The whole thing stinks. They give her a platform to try to sway public opinion on a case the Colo. Supreme Court refused to consider. This sort of rank partisanship from this news organization¬†doesn’t surprise me.

            Hard hitting journalism, it ain’t.

            1. They’re rookies, Duke, as we know. Barely out of school and wet behind the ears, they are lucky to manage all the equipment they need to carry along. If they spell the supers right it’s a bonus. Cut them some slack and watch for entertainment.

               

              1. I'm not disappointed in Logan Wilbur. He is one of the more lucid reporters around here.

                My beef is with the station mgrs., producers, and editors who authorized this stunt. You and I both know the point behind this piece of yellow journalism. Perhaps I missed something, but all I saw was the reporter lobbing soft balls to the clerk, so she can build her case publicly.

                We already know what the courts think.

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