Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Are you still interested in countdown diaries?

It's crossposted on dKos, as usual - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/3/24/184733/170

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 24th, 2006 at 07:16:20 PM EST
It has gone on for quite a while.  and does perhaps have a disadvantage that in a sense, it has to hit 100 someday.  So maybe it's lost some excitement.

Maybe there should be competitive countdowns--like when will the Dow set a new all time high, or will it?  It's at just under 11,300, and I know many on the site are expecting a catastrophe.  So we could be positive and have a countdown to 12,000 or higher,,,,,or we could predict American disaster and countdown to,,what?,,,8000?  That might add some excitement in the sense of which one would be achieved first--oil at $100 or Dow at 12000, for example.

Or maybe we should countdown the CAC 40 or Footsie 100.  I guess the advantage of the Dow is that's it's likely the most recognized financial index in the world.

by wchurchill on Fri Mar 24th, 2006 at 08:59:58 PM EST
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These are great factual diaries.  strung together they constitute a sobering, analytical journey through one of the great practical problems the world faces by someone who is a professional in the field.

These diaries have more than a value for shaping political opinions, a wise person who is shopping for a residence or business location would be very wise to consider all the passive heating/cooling measures available.  What looks a little expensive now may be very economical if the price of energy skyrockets.  In historical terms we have had amazing access to vast cheap stores of energy over the last century.  When its price reflects its long-range value we will need to tighten our belts.

Please keep up the diaries, it is an interesting tale told well.

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by NearlyNormal on Fri Mar 24th, 2006 at 10:13:47 PM EST
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Yes. These diaries present scarce and important information that has changed my thinking.

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by technopolitical on Sat Mar 25th, 2006 at 08:22:48 PM EST
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