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JohnStOnge wrote:Here's an interesting tidbit:

https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=39992
In April 2019, U.S. monthly electricity generation from renewable sources exceeded coal-fired generation for the first time based on data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly.
Also note this graph in the article:

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Trump is BSing about coal. It's not happening.
Not surprising. More and more renewables keep getting built. April is a shoulder month for load so a lot of coal plants go offline in April for planned maintenance. I don't know about wind nationwide but April is generally the month with the highest production for our wind units. A lot of snowpack and spring rains this year probably also pushed hydro up in April as well.

Coal isn't coming back. But that is more to do with federal subsidies and rate making policies. The subsidies on wind drive energy markets negative or below the marginal fuel cost for coal and nuclear units, making them unprofitable so utilities want to shut them down. Utilities with marginal units that are fully depreciated are more likely to shut them down permanently because they no longer gain any value from them. Building wind, and putting the capital cost in to the rate base, means getting a 10% ROE on the new investment so utilities have an incentive to build. It's a win-win for the utilities - shut down a "dirty" coal plant and build renewables to make you look good and increase your ROE. What should concern everyone is that this is not only impacting coal but is also impacting nuclear plants. If you believe in the climate crisis than we should not be shutting down nuclear plants.
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Welp, I went down the rabbit hole and started streaming the NBC feed of the Dem debates.

The entire Dem party is shooting itself in the foot on immigration.. and some of their hyperbole is so obviously false (an overriding implication that all this started with Donald Trump) that they aren't fighting for the nomination, they are fighting for the eventual defeat of the nominee

BTW no less than 3 of them have stated that Russia is our #1 geopolitical enemy... it is literally like opposite day. They are actually getting questioned about China and are diverting - saying "actually, I don't think its China... it's Russia".. (Mitt Romney sits back in his easy chair and smiles)

At least they haven't been doing all the ad hominem attacks that were the hallmark of the GOP debates
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CID1990 wrote:Welp, I went down the rabbit hole and started streaming the NBC feed of the Dem debates.

The entire Dem party is shooting itself in the foot on immigration.. and some of their hyperbole is so obviously false (an overriding implication that all this started with Donald Trump) that they aren't fighting for the nomination, they are fighting for the eventual defeat of the nominee

BTW no less than 3 of them have stated that Russia is our #1 geopolitical enemy... it is literally like opposite day. They are actually getting questioned about China and are diverting - saying "actually, I don't think its China... it's Russia".. (Mitt Romney sits back in his easy chair and smiles)

At least they haven't been doing all the ad hominem attacks that were the hallmark of the GOP debates
So you're arguing that truth in politics matter..?
What are you arguing here?

Because it sounds like you're confused about the importance of the actual truth

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Chizzang wrote:
CID1990 wrote:Welp, I went down the rabbit hole and started streaming the NBC feed of the Dem debates.

The entire Dem party is shooting itself in the foot on immigration.. and some of their hyperbole is so obviously false (an overriding implication that all this started with Donald Trump) that they aren't fighting for the nomination, they are fighting for the eventual defeat of the nominee

BTW no less than 3 of them have stated that Russia is our #1 geopolitical enemy... it is literally like opposite day. They are actually getting questioned about China and are diverting - saying "actually, I don't think its China... it's Russia".. (Mitt Romney sits back in his easy chair and smiles)

At least they haven't been doing all the ad hominem attacks that were the hallmark of the GOP debates
So you're arguing that truth in politics matter..?
What are you arguing here?

Because it sounds like you're confused about the importance of the actual truth

:lol:
I'm not arguing anything - I'm just observing that whether they are lying or not... they are doing the opposite of what they should be doing to win the next election - that is, don't go batsh!t crazy
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CID1990 wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
So you're arguing that truth in politics matter..?
What are you arguing here?

Because it sounds like you're confused about the importance of the actual truth

:lol:
I'm not arguing anything - I'm just observing that whether they are lying or not... they are doing the opposite of what they should be doing to win the next election - that is, don't go batsh!t crazy
Mmm... I see

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What goes around comes around. Live by the outrage mob die by the outrage mob.
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Pwns wrote:What goes around comes around. Live by the outrage mob die by the outrage mob.
I don’t get it
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It's based on a viral photo of a man and his daughter that drowned that's become a rallying cry (because no one died trying to make it to America under Obama).

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Well?

Did they let him play through?
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CID1990 wrote:
Pwns wrote:What goes around comes around. Live by the outrage mob die by the outrage mob.
I don’t get it
I'm saddened at the ending of political cartoons. No room for satire (from either side of the aisle) any more in the Age of Outrage. :ohno:
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GannonFan wrote:
CID1990 wrote:
I don’t get it
I'm saddened at the ending of political cartoons. No room for satire (from either side of the aisle) any more in the Age of Outrage. :ohno:
I’ve seen a lot more brutal cartoons than that, circa 1880. :nod:
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So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
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Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Quillette is one of the last outlets for 20th century liberalism. Eventually they will be marginalized as racist and misogynistic, just as the center right is marginalized by the far right as squishy and weak.

Quillette is not the outlet to watch - they are already labeled. The Atlantic and even Salon are starting to grumble a bit about the illiberal left - when they lose The Atlantic and Salon that's when you'll know the real pushback is beginning.

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Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
The Klukkers killed somebody in Missouri?
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"Liberal Democracies" question.

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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
Well, when the KKK has a march with literally about a dozen people I hear about it in new sites I read, so I'm assuming if this was actually something noteworthy I'd hear about it.
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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
Is that the one where the Klan leader was murdered by his own wife?
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Ibanez wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
Is that the one where the Klan leader was murdered by his own wife?
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My point is Pwns posts every thing he can dig up on Antifa... like he was working for AZ on the side

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Chizzang wrote:
Pwns wrote:So anyone else following the story of the journalist assaulted by antifa to the point he apparently had a brain hemorrhage?

I especially love people characterizing Quillette (who this journalist works for) as right-wing by Huff Poop and The Guardian even though it's about the consummate leftist outlet aside from not drinking the inersectionality kool aide on race and sex transgender issues.
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
There’s clitzy, right on cue, minimizing ANTIFA. It’s like he’s their PR guy... :suspicious: :suspicious:
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Chizzang wrote:
Ibanez wrote:
Is that the one where the Klan leader was murdered by his own wife?
ANTIFA farts Pwns snifs hard
My point is Pwns posts every thing he can dig up on Antifa... like he was working for AZ on the side

:rofl:
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Forum search says that's one mention of ANTIFA by me ever. The rest are in quote boxes. :lol:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Serious question:
Are you following the Missouri KKK murder..?

:lol:

Somehow I doubt it
There’s clitzy, right on cue, minimizing ANTIFA. It’s like he’s their PR guy... :suspicious: :suspicious:
I'm to ANTIFA what CID is to Trump...

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Well those 50 ANTIFA dudes really get around, apparently. ANTIFA graffiti all over Rome & Athens.
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