Thursday Open Thread

“Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.”

–Charles de Gaulle

47 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    At least this revelation narrows down the list of candidates ….

    Herschel Walker Abortion Accuser Drops Another Bombshell (msn.com)

    My prediction:  tomorrow she will introduce herself at a press conference.

  2. Negev says:

    Anybody able to speculate the end game on Ukraine? How does this conflict conclude?

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Mitch and Ronna’s newest bff just can’t catch a break this week….

    Herschel Walker Abortion Accuser Drops Another Bombshell

    “But I guess it also doesn’t shock me that maybe there are just so many of us that he truly doesn’t remember,” she said. “But then again, if he really forgot about it, that says something, too.”

  4. Gilpin Guy says:

    Day four (4) waiting for Granahl to release her detailed plan by her "top" economists on how she is going to eliminate the income tax and still provide quality public services.

  5. ParkHill says:

    Saudi Arabia is not our friend. It's time to cutoff part supply for American weapons.

    The Saudis are allied with Jared Kushner, Trump and the Republican Party.

    PP was asking about the end game in Ukraine. It is coming into focus:
    NATO stronger,
    Russia weaker.
    Ex-Soviet regions seeking more independence.
    India moves away from Russian sympathy.
     

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      "It's time to cutoff part supply for American weapons"

      Definitely!

      And what can they do in return? Threaten to buy their weapons from Putin? 

      LMAOROFPIMP

  6. The latest move by OPEC simply proves that we shouldn't be looking at oil and gas for our future needs. Time to push for a renewable and electric transition – which not so coincidentally will also address some of the climate crisis.

    • Voyageur says:

      We should also sustain and expand nuclear.  The climate crisis has no idelogy.

      • ParkHill says:

        Cost-Benefit-Time tradeoff.

        Solar and Wind are by far the cheapest source. Nuclear may help bridge the transition, but is far too expensive to count on.

        • DavidThi808 says:

          And we need green Hydrogen as a battery to use when we have stretches of cloudy windless days.

          The best solution is all of the above – solar, wind, nuclear, geothermal, & hydro. That way you always have some that are working.

          • JohnInDenver says:

            Sorry … but the capital investment needed for nuclear, the lead time to get to production, and the uncertain costs — we STILL don't know the initial costs for disposal of fuel and facilities, let alone what the costs will be over the next 200 years (and that's only a good start on the timeline needed for maintaining control of the hazardous wastes.)  And of course, fission plants are heavily dependent on water for cooling — which means locations are going to be much, MUCH more limited due to heightened awareness of risks of earthquakes (much of California), hurricanes (Atlantic coast), and drought.

            We need fusion plants (still 10 years in the future, as it has been since the 1960s) and then we can assess production costs of that technology, fission power

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Given that we import essentially NOTHING from OPEC nations to the United States, the cut mainly will mean the world price of oil will go up.  We won't have a shortage (as we did in the 1970s, when OPEC _DID_ have US over a barrel. 

      Ever since I was a young college debater, the policy of making fossil fuels more expensive made good sense.  Had we matched the prices and taxes of fossil fuel in the EU or Japan, we would have been economically ahead.

  7. Voyageur says:

    The best answer to OPEC is to finally finish the pipeline from Canada.

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