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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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Keyboard soiling alert: The paper's title includes the words "irreducibly simple." Monckton is at least in his element.
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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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My pocket calculator says 0.8000001°C.
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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monckton joined the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in 2009 and became its chief spokesperson on climate change.
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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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Austria: Hinkley C nuclear subsidy legal challenge is imminent - The Ecologist

The renewables industry has bridled at what some see as double-standards in EU decisions last year denying state aid to renewable energy in Germany, while allowing it for nuclear in the UK.

"It's puzzling why the European Commission has decided to have a set of rules for one energy source and entirely different set for another", said European Wind Energy Association spokesman Oliver Joy.

"If we want a level playing field for all energy forms in the EU then we need common standards that allow all technologies to compete on an equal footing."

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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Best news I have seen in I don't know when! I will go to bed happy for the day.

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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Greeks Vote in Austerity Foes, a Major Shift  NYT
ATHENS -- Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity on Sunday and sent a warning to the rest of Europe as the left-wing Syriza party won a decisive victory in national elections, positioning its tough-talking leader, Alexis Tsipras, to become the next prime minister. With almost 98 percent of the vote counted, Syriza had 36 percent, almost nine points more than the governing center-right New Democracy party of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who conceded defeat. The only uncertainty was whether Syriza would muster a parliamentary majority on its own or have to form a coalition.

Syriza's victory is a milestone for Europe. Continuing economic weakness has stirred a populist backlash from France to Spain to Italy, with more voters growing fed up with policies that require sacrifice to meet the demands of creditors but that have not delivered more jobs and prosperity. Syriza is poised to become the first anti-austerity party to take power in a eurozone country and to shatter the two-party establishment that has dominated Greek politics for four decades.

"Democracy will return to Greece," Mr. Tsipras said to a swarm of journalists as he cast his ballot in Athens. "The message is that our common future in Europe is not the future of austerity."



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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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Lord Monckton breathes accuracy.

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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Syriza's historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe  Guardian
Voters handed power to Alexis Tsipras, the charismatic 40-year-old former communist who leads the umbrella coalition of assorted leftists known as Syriza. He cruised to an eight-point victory over the incumbent centre-right New Democracy party, according to exit polls and projections after 93% of votes had been counted.

The result surpassed pollster predictions and marginalised the two mainstream parties that have run the country since the military junta's fall in 1974. It appeared last night, however, that Syriza would win 149 seats - just short of securing the 151 of 300 seats that would enable Tsipras to govern without coalition partners.

"The sovereign Greek people today have given a clear, strong, indisputable mandate," Tsipras told a crowd of rapturous flag-waving party supporters. "Greece has turned a page. Greece is leaving behind the destructive austerity, fear and authoritarianism. It is leaving behind five years of humiliation and pain."

The result surpassed pollster predictions and marginalised the two mainstream parties that have run the country since the military junta's fall in 1974. It appeared last night, however, that Syriza would win 149 seats - just short of securing the 151 of 300 seats that would enable Tsipras to govern without coalition partners.

"The sovereign Greek people today have given a clear, strong, indisputable mandate," Tsipras told a crowd of rapturous flag-waving party supporters. "Greece has turned a page. Greece is leaving behind the destructive austerity, fear and authoritarianism. It is leaving behind five years of humiliation and pain."

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum!

Secure the support of the church and the military, Alexis.

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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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 He added: "If you accept the argument that Hinkley constitutes a 'market failure' as put forward by the Commission, you could apply it to all other means of electricity production, probably all other forms of energy conversion, and it might even apply beyond the energy sector. We think that the single energy market itself is at stake in this case."


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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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"In the case of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the more temperatures increase, the faster the ice will melt, according to computer model experiments by Penn State geoscientists."

Wow, these folks are geniuses ... and it took a computer model to tell then that ice melts faster at warmer temps.  Genius  .... pure genius !!!

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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With ~65% counted Syriza can still pull it off.  

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77,61% and 149 seats and 36,17%.

Votes for Syriza are still increasing, but for a majority they would need 151, and if the trend holds I would say 149-150. So coalition needed.

Got to sleep now, I'll see the results in the morning.

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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The wealthy/powerful are used to running the show and no puny election will change that. The bad guys will let the people celebrate for now ... whoop it up ,kids ... but in the end, they won't give an inch. So what is their ... the bad guys ... next move. They sure as hell aren't going to give in.

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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At the moment with the 66,74% of the votes conted the eKathemerini lists Syriza with 36,05 of the vites, corresponding to 149 seats.
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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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65% and 149 seats.

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When Blackwater (yes...) revealed a right-wing conspiracy it was Golden Dawn and the cops. The military is as far as I understand more left wing then the police.

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to be replaced by those opposed to neo-conservatism. In UK that will be greens, unless Labour can completely re-invent themselves

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on
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In Greece of all places...

Tsipras apparently said: "The new Greek government will prove all the Cassandras of the world wrong,"

Really? How can Cassandra be wrong?
The Very Serious People are the opposite of Cassandra. Constantly wrong, but always believed.

Really, Alexis...

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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How does the Greek military figure into this? I look at Egypt and see similarities. Who/what controls the military?

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In story: 26-27 January 2015

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"However, the new, simple model presented in the Science Bulletin predicts no more than 1 C warming instead - and possibly much less."

Haven't we already had around .8°C of warming?
How much more can you get while still being "much less" than 1?

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on
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Erhh.. India is building many more, and more advanced reactors than the US is. US companies are very good at operating nuclear reactors - Capacity factors and uptime without compare, but that sort of thing is rather harder to export than plant designs...
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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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Oh, at the same page there was number of seats (did they add that or did I miss it?).

Anyway, with 55% counted, Syriza has 148 seats. They have been trending slightly up during the count, don't know if that means anything.

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Well-lined closets were, and probably still are, comfortable.
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Soc-dems collapse, conservatives continue on.

Starts to look like a pattern, doesn't it?

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It seems he was one of the infamously hypocritical clerics who were well known for their gay private life but who consistently voted against any relaxation of anti-gay laws

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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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Indeed.

And the problem with ANEL is that they really are conservative nationalists, so all questions apart form anti-austerity would drive them apart.

If I get the graphics right at the Greek election authority Syriza has right now with 50% of the votes counted about 149 seats. This will be a nailbiter.



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The very name sounds like someone's idea for marketing something wankish.
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Mervyn Stockwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stockwood is remembered for his appearance on the BBC chat show Friday Night, Saturday Morning at the end of September 1979, with Christian broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge, arguing that the film Monty Python's Life of Brian was blasphemous. He memorably told John Cleese and Michael Palin at the end of the discussion that they would "get [their] thirty pieces of silver".[5]

That's the then very well-known Bishop of Southwark.

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He was unusual long before the internets.
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In story: Greek Elections Open Thread

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From all I have read about Potami, they do not sound like the kind of party you can rely on if things get though. They sound a lot like standard european social democrats, which have proven to be total cowards and sellouts everywhere.
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