Re: Who is being reasonable in the conflict?
More like 300000 actually, but that question is much beyond anything of importance.
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It's actually called the "Nordic model" and is one of the reasons Norway, Denmark and Finland have joined.
"The Nordic model comprises the economic and social policies as well as typical cultural practices common in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). This includes a comprehensive welfare state and multi-level collective bargaining based on the economic foundations of social corporatism, and a commitment to private ownership within a market-based mixed economy...".
One of the reasons the Nordics earn more per capita than the British I would claim is due to unions and rather stable work conditions.
Regarding Musk and his opinion on trade unions I think we have to remember he is a white South African who emigrated first to Canada and then to the USA.
One thing to remember is that unions aren't that often connected to some specific company and Tesla is not a big company in Sweden. I am not sure about what this is about among people working for Tesla.
Perhaps Musk is living in the age of Henry Ford equally keen to send gifts to the "Hitler" of today like Henry was.
I wish you understood to write about socialdemocracy and not socialism.
Social security and social behaviour are not socialist security ...
What we have in the Nordic countries (including Denmark) is sometimes referred to as the Nordic model, and a lot of it you find in many other countries too.
It's more or less only the Americans and many Brits who are mentally stuck in that socialist/communist swamp.
In a two party country everything becomes just left or right.
Some quotes from the Wikipedia on the Nordic model.
"The Nordic model comprises the economic and social policies as well as typical cultural practices common in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). This includes a comprehensive welfare state and multi-level collective bargaining based on the economic foundations of social corporatism, and a commitment to private ownership within a market-based mixed economy.
"All the Nordic countries are however described as being highly democratic and all have a unicameral legislature and use proportional representation in their electoral systems. They all support a universalist welfare state aimed specifically at enhancing individual autonomy and promoting social mobility, with a sizable percentage of the population employed by the public sector (roughly 30% of the work force in areas such as healthcare, education, and government), and a corporatist system with a high percentage of the workforce unionized and involving a tripartite arrangement, where representatives of labour and employers negotiate wages and labour market policy is mediated by the government. As of 2020, all of the Nordic countries rank highly on the inequality-adjusted HDI and the Global Peace Index as well as being ranked in the top 10 on the World Happiness Report.
I think this lady has a point.
"American author Ann Jones, who lived in Norway for four years, posits that "the Nordic countries give their populations freedom from the market by using capitalism as a tool to benefit everyone" whereas in the United States "neoliberal politics puts the foxes in charge of the henhouse, and capitalists have used the wealth generated by their enterprises (as well as financial and political manipulations) to capture the state and pluck the chickens."
We have to write about investments too.
Investing in tax cuts for the rich I think the Letice proved not to be a good investment, but investing in the industry could well be a good investment.
In this German case, who knows. Personally I would invest a lot more in Ukraine now.
"the Turbosail used on Jacques Cousteau's Alcyone"
Is exactly the same Flettner sail or Rotor sail we write about here.
I suppose they called it super sail to make it more selling and it seems to have worked with you quite well.
I had VisiCalc on a Apple II+ then, as some say, long ago.
I was impressed and I think it was the simplicity in it, clearly a new neat solution, that impressed me.
In between, I also had a chess program that I impressed showed to a few chess players, and that still makes me blush, regretting ever mentioning that program.
Many years later I had to help a few Windows customers with their spreadsheets.
Among them there was at least two who never quite got it. Both complained that when they run it the first time the result was wrong but when they run it again it was OK - and what is wrong with the program.
Trying to explain that you should not use a field before it's calculated and that the programm calculates from left to right line by line never seemed to reach them.
I am sure there are those who have similar experiences.
I am sure if the world's stock exanges could find something more efficient they would kick out Linux right away.
And I am sure you know that all top 500 supercomputers run Linux since several years ago.
And I am fully convinced that if Google & co could find something more efficient for their millions of processors running Linux they would also swith.
You live in the past with opinions from the past.
Linux is Unix done well (and constaltly) and by a large amount of competent people. More people than any company alone could employ.
Perhaps it's surprising but I have had a look at it from the very beginning and I am not all that surprised, perhaps.
Yes that is a god question.
We have unmanned aircraft called drones and also unmanned helicopters called drones and they are so very different but still still called drones.
I actually think it was the unmanned aircraft that were first called drones.
Personally now, I think a drone should be able to hover and move slowly and vertically, land and take off and so forth.
But the drones we now discuss do none of that.
Putting my back into the pocket.
As the USA has no land border to worry about, one has to assume, these "drones" are designed for a very different attack on the USA, (or used by the USA somewhere else).
They would fitt NATO too in certain scenarios.
I don't think there is any good reason to compare these "drones" to the ones used and needed in Ukraine today.
We all know that lapdog number one in Europe is Britain, proudly.
It's called the special relationship that Brits boast about and rely on for good reasons or not.
But I would add that Americans don't have the same view about the Germans or the French as many Brits have and assume are shared with other countries.
That was a very odd comment, mad in other words.
Vladimir Pentowsky was a Soviet/Russian diplomat, Ambassador, professor in history, politician and writer.
I cannot see him having anything to do with this story.
And about Spark try this.
PS. Andy Grove was Hungarian not Russian and escaped to the USA, and while he did work for Intel the history goes behind him.
I doubt there is one countrry not suffering from a serious lack of investment in infrastructure but your link referes to the "world competitiveness ranking".
And that you can ponder about here.
"Now we have Lynch"-
You would need guys like Lynch in government and not guys like Mogg and similar.
And you would need strong unions "with a high percentage of the workforce unionized and involving a tripartite arrangement, where representatives of labour and employers negotiate wages and labour market policy is mediated by the government."
To quote the Wikipedia on the "Nordic model".
But instead you have an outdated defunct idiotic political system with a two party system and a one party government kept in place with fptp.
And still a class society, the last in western Europe, with an ever growing wealth and income inequality and poverty.
But you will not all get it, apparently.
PS. Labour here doesn't referre to a political party.
The French have this for electricity production. Nuclear is of course stable.
The GB grid here.
The Swedish plus other Nordic countries and Baltic countries here, sadly with no separation of solar power.
The Finnish here:
Countries are different and that affects the electricity production too.
""and turned back into drinking water again"
I wonder if that is actually true.
Some countries are more lucky, of course, for instance the Nordic countries use very clean water from lakes and rivers (not sure about Denmark) and than that water is made even cleaner. Waste water is then cleaned before it's let into the Baltic
Could Britain be that different.
"using clean drinking water to cool and flush bogs: Stupidity."
Why would a water company provide anything but clean drinkable water. You seem to assume it's cheaper or easier to deliver both types of water.
I don't think it took anytime at all to accidentally mix that water.
But I could imagine there are countries where that could be true, but I don't think Britain is quite there yet, then again two taps instead of one is still so popular.
Reading these comments of water companies dumping shit in rivers and the sea to their owners delight makes me wonder if anybody is in charge.
One would think, and I am sure there are examples in many countries where the governments won't allow things like that at all.
And then one AC writes "be afraid", that is silly, rather do something about it, for a change.
ESA is cooperating with the USA since a long time in fields like
Earth science/ Earth observation (other than meteorology)
After the war countries like Germany, Japan and also Italy had to stat rebuilding the industry from scratch.
Meanwhile Britain fell a sleep content with an outdated industry and political system believing that once world leading is for ever world leading.
And there is more to it. It's all conserved in a guy like Mogg and similar.