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Old November 5th, 2014, 09:09 AM   #28521
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Not true.
(Can't even take a nap around here....)
What is not true?
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:18 AM   #28522
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Belgium may face major electricity problems this winter. Several nuclear reactors are out of service and transmission grids are not sufficient to import the electricity needed from other countries (the Netherlands has several idling / mothballed power plants).

So it is quite likely Belgium will see rolling blackouts during the winter. They say they may even need to shut down the nationwide railroad network for the whole day in the event of a regional blackout.

So campaigns have started to get citizens to reduce electricity consumption to avoid extended blackouts.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 11:58 AM   #28523
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Close Senate race there.

There is an old saying in Chicago: "vote early, vote often."

But how do you spell urbani[s/z]ation?
Hehe, the biggest Czech/Slovak city at the time....
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Old November 5th, 2014, 01:00 PM   #28524
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Why not just increase the price? It's the free market solution!
Seriously, Serbia also had problems with their electricity plants during the winter 2 years ago and there was a massive energy conservation campaign on the media.
Luckily, the blackouts were rare, at least in my area.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #28525
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As someone who has worked in the print trade for 33 years now, I can categorically state that 'ism' is British & 'izm' is US. However, either are acceptable when using written English. There is no right or wrong.

Ass, color, neighbor etc are abhorrent examples of written English. Its arse, colour, neighbour etc. Get it right!
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:54 PM   #28526
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What is not true?
We do not spell "Communism," "organism," and the like, with a Z.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:56 PM   #28527
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The Russians do

Коммунизм - Kommunizm
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:57 PM   #28528
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We do not spell "Communism," "organism," and the like, with a Z.
But I think you say communize, organize, etc... I think Road referred that,
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Old November 5th, 2014, 02:58 PM   #28529
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Коммунизм - Kommunizm
And they know it best
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Old November 5th, 2014, 03:41 PM   #28530
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But I think you say communize, organize, etc... I think Road referred that,
Exactly. That's what I meant...
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Old November 5th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #28531
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Old November 5th, 2014, 04:03 PM   #28532
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gdp/capita in Europe from 1950-1990.

Showing how in 1950 differences were relatively small, and the impact of Marshall plan and free market against the USSR politics


http://dev3.cepr.org/meets/wkcn/1/16...erry_Klein.pdf
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Old November 5th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #28533
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It's nicely seen in the example of two neighbours, Austria and Czechoslovakia. In 1950 they had similar GDPs, but Austria's grew faster than Czechoslovakia's.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #28534
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In some cases the GDP per capita declined from 1973 to 1990, notably in East Germany.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 04:53 PM   #28535
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maybe because of oil crisis in 1973. In Yugoslavia gdp also dropped more than 10% in '80-81, and again in '90-'91. Inflation in '88 was more than 200%.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 05:42 PM   #28536
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Belgium may face major electricity problems this winter. Several nuclear reactors are out of service and transmission grids are not sufficient to import the electricity needed from other countries (the Netherlands has several idling / mothballed power plants).

So it is quite likely Belgium will see rolling blackouts during the winter. They say they may even need to shut down the nationwide railroad network for the whole day in the event of a regional blackout.

So campaigns have started to get citizens to reduce electricity consumption to avoid extended blackouts.
Fearmongering. I want to bet 100euro's with you there won't be even a single blackout. The thing is Dutch newsqpapers are eating the story like sugar.

There is a problem with power due to our nuclear powerplants, but it's not as dramatic as portrayed in the media. And certainly not as dramatic as portrayed in the Dutch media. It's like you guys are drooling over something like this to happen in Belgium
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Old November 5th, 2014, 05:48 PM   #28537
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In some cases the GDP per capita declined from 1973 to 1990, notably in East Germany.
East Germany and Poland. Romania had great progress.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 06:14 PM   #28538
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EU really needs to boost a continent-wide grid, especially if it wants to tap renewables.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #28539
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I've read Germany has a major problem with its grid, to get energy produced in the north to southern consumers.
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Old November 5th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #28540
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EU really needs to boost a continent-wide grid, especially if it wants to tap renewables.
That's would be too fragile against any possible security slip ups like getting hacked or a power buildup plus who's going to support such a infrastructure....
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