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by Fran on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 03:08:17 PM EST
   

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 03:24:40 PM EST
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It is a well-known fact that Russia have long sought to become a major player in the peach growing industry, so this is hardly surprising. Unfortunately this also means Obama will have to rethink his campaign strategy, as this virtually guarantees Georgia's 15 electoral votes will got Vladimir Putin.

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror" - Oscar Wilde
by NordicStorm (m<-at->sturmbaum.net) on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 03:39:00 PM EST
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Are you suggesting Putin could be the Nader of 2008?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 06:43:54 PM EST
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Bush is already the Nadir of 2008. So this is just fair and balanced.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:18:54 AM EST
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The most revealing thing about this hilarious item is that the poster sought out Yahoo Answers rather than, say, cnn.com
by paving on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 05:23:49 PM EST
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(I think it is fake.)

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 05:36:42 PM EST
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It was up on Slashdot a few days ago.  Apparently completely real, or at least it was understood to be real when I read up on it.

And it is Georgia, after all.  Knowing Georgia, half the population probably thought it was the last war and were wondering when Jesus was going to show up.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 06:45:46 PM EST
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Arrggghhh! the news is still dominated by the caucasus crisis.

This is my last Salon until September 1st. Tomorrow night after my yoga class I am taking the night train to Prague and the meetup.

Hope you have lots of fun while I am gone. !

by Fran on Thu Aug 14th, 2008 at 03:27:57 PM EST
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have fun in prague, fran!

your salons have been getting better and better, btw.

we'll miss you

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 03:27:46 AM EST
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some of us are already here. It was hot yesterday, InWales and I were out till late seeing the sights (through a beer glass) and it was still plenty warm enough for a light T shirt.

Today we've had rain with forecast of more to come (which is why I'm not out yet)

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 03:42:10 AM EST
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for another year on the deck. I don't know what European Tribune would be without you. Enjoy your holidays.

I'm also on holiday over the next 2 weeks, likely on a lighter posting schedule... but unlikely to be completely away!

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

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 06:32:00 AM EST
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Thanks Jérôme!

I just realised that would be 3 years, since I started doing the Breakfast and later the Salon - amazing how fast time passes and how much happend during that time here on ET.

I also would like to use this place to say thank you, to all of you, who aid to make ET, ET!!! I learn so much from you all and even if at times I feel some of the stuff is a little beyond me, I enjoy reading what you people write. :-D

by Fran on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 08:15:30 AM EST
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Second Jerome's comments, Fran.  You have done as much as anyone to make ET a successful, vibrant, living community. Thank you!

We all bleed the same color.
by budr on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:01:58 AM EST
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really fran, you are a rock here at ET, upon which so much is built daily.

i can't thank you enough!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:11:29 AM EST
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Fran - you totally rock. (Or whatever the EU equivalent of that would be. :) )
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:20:54 AM EST
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Thank you, Fran, as everyday.  Have a great change of pace and keep an eye on those ´insurgent´ ETeers in Prague.  (;

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:04:53 AM EST
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if you can, tune into China vs. USA women's volleyball.

U.S. down 1 to 2 in games, winning 4th game 20-18.

looks like it wil be an incredible showdown in the 5th if the USA can take the 4th.

Cynicism is intellectual treason.

by marco on Fri Aug 15th, 2008 at 09:52:02 AM EST
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