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  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

    Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering.

    http://bit.ly/1CU4B7f

    Renowned Princeton Physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘I like carbon dioxide’ – Warns ‘Climate experts have set themselves up as being the guardians of the truth…& that is a dangerous situation’

    Freeman Dyson - June 30, 2014 - IEEE Spectrum Video Interview:

    Q: Dyson asked if he is hoping we reduce Co2 levels:

    Dyson: ‘I like carbon dioxide, it’s very good for plants. It's good for the vegetation, the farms, essentially carbon dioxide is vital for food production, vital for wildlife.

    0800 min: Dyson: 'The effects of co2 on climate are really very poorly understood…The experts all seem to think they understand it, I don't think they do…Climate is a very complicated story. And we may or may not understand it better (in the future). The main thing that is lacking at the moment is humility. The climate experts have set themselves up as being the guardians of the truth and they think they have the truth and that is a dangerous situation.

    Q: Dyson is asked about reducing CO2 emissions just in case global warming claims are correct.

    0900: Dyson: 'I don't think that's sensible. It means you are doing huge damage to the environment…at cost of large amounts of money and very likely getting no benefits at all. I don't think its a good bargain no matter which way you look at it.'
    http://bit.ly/1CU4B7i
    Feb 20, 2015. 07:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Higher Soybean Prices Are Helping Renewable Energy Group's Margins [View article]
    "Robert, does the fact that REGI has its own blending/distribution arm mean that it can keep the entire $1/gallon credit for any gallons it sells through that unit? If so ... they'll get much more than $100M."

    I believe that is correct. By blending their renewable diesel with their biodiesel REGI would qualify as the "blender" and not have to share the $1 btc with an outside blender. Assuming that the Geismar plant reaches 75 million gallons, and they blend in 10% biodiesel, that should allow them to keep another $7.5 million. They also get 1.7 vs 1.5 RINs for the renewable diesel.
    Feb 14, 2015. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Government Won't Kill Bitcoin, Apple Or Some Other Corporation Will [View article]
    Tim Cook: Apple Pay designed for security
    http://yhoo.it/1vKUBjN

    "Only way to keep this alive is by commenting on your own flawed analysis?
    Give it up. You've lost and have been proven wrong. Again and again."

    Considering the Bitcoin recently traded below $200 and gold is collapsing, it looks like my analysis has been right again and again. Just look at the price.
    Feb 14, 2015. 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Renewable Energy Group Faces An Uncertain Regulatory Environment In 2015 [View article]
    Another well written article Tristan, much appreciated. One thing I've noticed is that feedstock have finally started to respond to market conditions.
    Yellow grease is at $23 and Soybean Oil is near $31, well off their highs.
    http://bit.ly/Z9vv6w
    Feb 10, 2015. 09:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    I've said this countless times:

    Flashback: Meteorologist Anthony Watts on ‘adjusted’ U.S. temperature data: ‘In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data’
    http://fxn.ws/1C8sibu

    http://bit.ly/1C8sjfD
    Feb 8, 2015. 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    Forget Climategate. This ‘global warming’ scandal is much bigger…
    http://bit.ly/16WTrGC

    BTW, if Climate "Science" was a real "science" they would have a "Control" on which to base all other comparisons. In Climate "Science" that would be air that is exposed to nothing but the impact of changing CO2, with the impact of other major greenhouse gasses removed, namely H2O, and no "heat island" or "urbanization" effect. The best example of a "control" would be the very very very dry cold air found near the center of the South Pole. That would be the control. One would expect that without H2O and without any other exogenous factors one would find a very tight fit between CO2 and temperature IF CO2 was the cause of the warming. The function becomes temperature is a function of CO2, and nothing else. Here is the chart of South Pole Temperatures and CO2. Clearly there is no relationship between CO2 and Temperature what so ever, in fact, if there is a relationship, it is an INVERSE relationship. No climate model or theory defines an inverse relationship between CO2 and temperature.

    http://bit.ly/16WTsue

    Here is the station:
    http://bit.ly/16WTrGG
    http://bit.ly/16WTsKw
    Feb 8, 2015. 08:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    The current warm period is no “anthropogenic product”, rather it is the natural result of a repeating 1000-year cycle that goes back far into the past. Today’s warm period does not even reach the temperatures seen in the past warm periods, which at times were 1 to 2°C higher. Moreover it is important to note that during both of the past temperature maxima of 1000 and 2000 years ago, the CO2 values were at 280 ppm while today they are at 400 ppm. This indicates that the earlier warmer periods likely were related to natural solar activity and not to a rise in CO2 because there was no CO2 rise during those warm phases. - See more at:
    http://bit.ly/16WQAO0
    Feb 8, 2015. 07:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin ETF Is A Way To Corner The Bitcoin Market And Create A Bubble [View article]
    Don't take my word for it, simply take the Winkelvi at their own words. The clearly understand the concept of hording an "asset" with an inelastic supply.

    The Winklevoss twins are creating the exchange while they seek approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The agency has been reviewing their filing since 2013.

    The twins anticipate that institutional investors, like mutual funds and pension plans, will be interested in a bitcoin ETF since they are not permitted to buy the currency itself.

    "Most bitcoin losses have not been due to theft or hacking," Tyler Winklevoss said. "It has been due to user error. It is people forgetting their passwords or losing their keys."

    "We have never sold a bitcoin," Cameron Winklevoss said.

    In essence, the Winkelvi are hoping to use the ETF and Pension money as a way to corner the Bitcoin market. They buy up Bitcoins now, and then manufacture demand through an ETF and Pensions as a way to spike the demand for their Bitcoins. The Winklevi are modern day Fisks and Goulds. I can't believe the SEC won't see through this scheme, but if they do, if economics has any value at all, this ETF should explode.

    Video:
    http://cnb.cx/1BlAIfe
    Jan 27, 2015. 08:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company
    Executives at a Bermudan firm funneling money to U.S. environmentalists run investment funds with Russian tycoons
    http://bit.ly/1yLT38b
    Jan 27, 2015. 06:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Big threat for Obama's climate efforts from GOP-run Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control of Congress this week. The GOP vows to move fast and forcefully to roll back his environmental rules and force his hand on energy development.

    The GOP's first order of business: the Keystone XL pipeline. The Republican-led House has repeatedly passed legislation to approve the pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada deep into the United States.

    http://yhoo.it/1HJyCLE
    Jan 6, 2015. 09:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Is Sinking Fast, So Are Hopes Of Bitcoin-Related Investments [View article]
    The bad news just keeps coming, my bet is 2015 will see the end of the Bitcoin.

    Major bitcoin exchange suspended after price plunge

    Bitstamp, the second-largest dollar-bitcoin exchange, suspended operations early Monday, signalling what some are calling a watershed moment for the cryptocurrency.

    The U.K.-based exchange said it would be halting withdrawals and dissuaded customers from making deposits following what it implied was a security lapse. Still, some have argued that this could be an excuse for a larger liquidity problem after the weekend's big drop in bitcoin's price.

    "We have reason to believe that one of Bitstamp's operational wallets was compromised on January 4th, 2015," the company wrote in a message on its website.

    http://cnb.cx/1rZzSq4__source=yahoo|finance...
    Jan 5, 2015. 09:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Is Sinking Fast, So Are Hopes Of Bitcoin-Related Investments [View article]
    "The #1 priority of eBay and any other merchant should be to protect the consumer so that they can continue to shop on eBay or any other store. Bitcoin fails miserably at that. EBAY, or any other merchant, should not be encouraging its customers to become high risk currency speculators, it should be developing a solution that works for the customer, not against them.

    The Bitcoin peaked near $1,200 and now trades near $260. Consumers that merchants encouraged to use the Bitcoin now have about 75% LESS purchasing power. Only the most foolish of merchants would want to bankrupt their consumers. As I've been saying in countless articles and posts, the computer geniuses in Silicon Valley need to put down their programing manuals and pick up a Money and Banking 301 Economics book. The Bitcoin never had a chance, never. Any 2nd year economics student could have told them that, at least those that understood how flawed the Austrian School's monetary theories are.
    Jan 4, 2015. 03:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Is Sinking Fast, So Are Hopes Of Bitcoin-Related Investments [View article]
    1) Best performing currency isn't something that is good for a currency. Stability is far far far more important than the investment returns of a currency. That is what Bitcoin followers refuse to accept.
    2) The Bitcoin used to trade over $1,000 and now trades near $250. That drop took about a year, so the annualized inflation rate of the Bitcoin for 2014 was about 400%. Really? 400%. That is a joke, and would have bankrupted any Merchant foolish enough to rely on it.
    Jan 4, 2015. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Is Sinking Fast, So Are Hopes Of Bitcoin-Related Investments [View article]
    Neil, thanks for your comments. My point isn't that Bitcoin isn't a masterful piece of computer code, it is, I totally accept that point. My point is that this masterful piece of computer code is based upon some extremely misguided and misunderstood economics. Everything about the foundation of the Bitcoin is flawed. It was claimed to be noninflationary, and has been proven to be just the opposite. The Bitcoin peaked at aver $1,000 and not trades around $250. That means that Bitcoin has experienced an inflation rate of 400% in a single year. That is absurd, and in no way better than the US Dollar. People simply wanted to believe in the absolute lie that this was a deflationary currency, better than the the US$ and that it was a better store of value than the $US. Now all those people are down 60 or more % on this Bitcoin investments. If Overstock had accepted Bitcoin and held them instead of converting to the $US dollar it is highly likely that Overstock would now be bankrupt. That is how dangerous this "virtual currency" is, and people seem to want to take those risks lightly. Be thankful Overstock never jumped head first into using the Bitcoin and be thankful most of your consumers use the $US. If Overstock really wants to promote the concept of a viable virtual currency they should copy the code of the Bitcoin, but make one adjustment, the Overstock Virtual Coin will be 100% backed by the $US. Basically make it a Virtual Gift Card that has a set value tied to the $US Dollar. Overstock sells the Virtual Giftcard and stands ready to redeem it for the Full $100 for any of its goods. The Virtual Overstock Gift card can then be traded and the people getting it know that they can always convert it back to $100 by shopping at Overstock. Personally I can't understand why Casinos haven't started issuing Virtual Casino Chips. It is a great way to bring people to their Casinos.
    Jan 4, 2015. 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bitcoin Is Sinking Fast, So Are Hopes Of Bitcoin-Related Investments [View article]
    Mark516, it isn't the technology that I'm interested in, it is the base economics. The code may be a masterpiece, but the computer scientist that wrote the code never bothered to take Money and Banking 101. The economics on which it is based are 100% misguided and the current Bitcoin trend is proving just about every point I've made 100% correct.
    Jan 4, 2015. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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