[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Trump - Isabeau - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:59pm
 
Things You Thought Today - Isabeau - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:58pm
 
David Bowie tribute show.... - Proclivities - Oct 15, 2019 - 1:54pm
 
Radio Paradise NFL Pick'em Group - katzendogs - Oct 15, 2019 - 12:58pm
 
Vintage Vinyl - ScottFromWyoming - Oct 15, 2019 - 12:43pm
 
Visual DNA – Another fine time-waster .... - ScottFromWyoming - Oct 15, 2019 - 12:42pm
 
Counting with Pictures - GeneP59 - Oct 15, 2019 - 9:22am
 
What Are You Going To Do Today? - GeneP59 - Oct 15, 2019 - 9:14am
 
Positive Thoughts and Prayer Requests - GeneP59 - Oct 15, 2019 - 9:02am
 
Ask the Libertarian - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Oct 15, 2019 - 8:26am
 
Syria - sirdroseph - Oct 15, 2019 - 8:24am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - Coaxial - Oct 15, 2019 - 6:34am
 
Words that should be put on the substitutes bench for a year - miamizsun - Oct 15, 2019 - 6:21am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Oct 15, 2019 - 4:42am
 
Tesla (motors, batteries, etc) - miamizsun - Oct 15, 2019 - 4:35am
 
Graphs, Charts & Maps - KurtfromLaQuinta - Oct 14, 2019 - 8:13pm
 
Would you drive this car for dating with ur girl? - KurtfromLaQuinta - Oct 14, 2019 - 8:05pm
 
The All-Things Beatles Forum - Steely_D - Oct 14, 2019 - 3:54pm
 
King Crimson - Steely_D - Oct 14, 2019 - 3:51pm
 
HomeKit HomePod AppleTV - Steely_D - Oct 14, 2019 - 3:33pm
 
Amazon Echo/Alexa stream not working - BillG - Oct 14, 2019 - 1:53pm
 
Manbird's Episiotomy Stitch Licking Clinic - KEEP OUT - miamizsun - Oct 14, 2019 - 1:12pm
 
kurtster's quiet vinyl - miamizsun - Oct 14, 2019 - 12:43pm
 
YouTube: Music-Videos - SeriousLee - Oct 14, 2019 - 9:41am
 
What are you listening to now? - SeriousLee - Oct 14, 2019 - 8:35am
 
'Til Death - miamizsun - Oct 14, 2019 - 7:54am
 
Immigration - ScottFromWyoming - Oct 14, 2019 - 7:24am
 
Anti-War - sirdroseph - Oct 14, 2019 - 7:04am
 
Political Humor Images - buzz - Oct 14, 2019 - 6:18am
 
Living in America - miamizsun - Oct 14, 2019 - 6:05am
 
When I need a Laugh I ... - miamizsun - Oct 14, 2019 - 5:27am
 
Baseball, anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Oct 13, 2019 - 7:24pm
 
We are all hostages of 9/11 - Ohmsen - Oct 13, 2019 - 1:14pm
 
Name My Band - Ohmsen - Oct 13, 2019 - 10:25am
 
Thanks RP! - Ohmsen - Oct 13, 2019 - 9:11am
 
Remembering the Good Old Days - FourFortyEight - Oct 13, 2019 - 8:25am
 
What did you have for dinner? - Antigone - Oct 13, 2019 - 8:24am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - miamizsun - Oct 13, 2019 - 7:09am
 
Poetry Forum - Antigone - Oct 12, 2019 - 4:28pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - haresfur - Oct 12, 2019 - 1:40pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - BillG - Oct 12, 2019 - 10:44am
 
Eclectic mix not working - BillG - Oct 12, 2019 - 9:22am
 
Celebrity Deaths - miamizsun - Oct 12, 2019 - 7:07am
 
Dialing 1-800-Manbird - haresfur - Oct 12, 2019 - 2:18am
 
RP is not available Echo - WestMidsMatt - Oct 12, 2019 - 1:57am
 
Roku Update Wishlist - BillG - Oct 11, 2019 - 7:36pm
 
Lyrics That Remind You of Someone - buddy - Oct 11, 2019 - 6:41pm
 
Which Five Guests? - buddy - Oct 11, 2019 - 6:37pm
 
Top Lists - R_P - Oct 11, 2019 - 4:02pm
 
Derplahoma Questions and Points of Interest - Red_Dragon - Oct 11, 2019 - 1:11pm
 
Climate Change - miamizsun - Oct 11, 2019 - 12:11pm
 
Canada - westslope - Oct 11, 2019 - 8:28am
 
Gotta Get Your Drink On - Isabeau - Oct 11, 2019 - 6:49am
 
Outstanding Covers - rhahl - Oct 10, 2019 - 6:22pm
 
5 words for Barack Obama - miamizsun - Oct 10, 2019 - 4:13pm
 
Tech & Science - miamizsun - Oct 10, 2019 - 4:06pm
 
Suggestion: Americana Mix - davekrug - Oct 10, 2019 - 3:20pm
 
New Music - R_P - Oct 10, 2019 - 3:16pm
 
• • • Clownstock • • •  - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:47pm
 
Advertising Gone Mad - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
 
Old Time and Folk - miamizsun - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:13pm
 
HALF A WORD - miamizsun - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:04pm
 
Mexico - R_P - Oct 10, 2019 - 12:52pm
 
Things that make you go Hmmmm..... - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 11:54am
 
Trump Lies - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 11:48am
 
HALF A WORLD - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 10:46am
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Oct 10, 2019 - 8:38am
 
Party planning advice - Proclivities - Oct 10, 2019 - 6:53am
 
FLAC stream - black321 - Oct 10, 2019 - 6:07am
 
Cuban, Venezuelan, DR music - miamizsun - Oct 10, 2019 - 5:18am
 
Interview: Samuel L. Jackson - Egctheow - Oct 10, 2019 - 1:29am
 
Best Radio Station in the World - KurtfromLaQuinta - Oct 9, 2019 - 5:07pm
 
Radiohead - ScottFromWyoming - Oct 9, 2019 - 4:42pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Oct 9, 2019 - 2:18pm
 
Ecuador - R_P - Oct 9, 2019 - 2:00pm
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » General Discussion » Business as Usual Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Post to this Topic
ScottN

ScottN Avatar

Location: Half inch above the K/T boundary
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 5, 2014 - 4:35pm

 RichardPrins wrote: 
I am troubled by the absent reporting of Mozambique.  And is France under-reporting or is VF cooking over-time?  {#Think}
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Jun 5, 2014 - 4:29pm

Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires that allow state surveillance | Business | The Guardian

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: May 20, 2014 - 10:54am

Royal Dutch Shell has dismissed the possibility that its proven oil or gas reserves will become unusable as a result of climate change regulation, saying fossil fuels will play a key role in global energy to 2050 and beyond.

Environmental campaigners, activist investor groups and some lawmakers have warned that financial markets could be overvaluing companies with large fossil fuel assets, such as Shell, thereby creating a "carbon bubble" and putting at risk trillions of dollars in pension funds.

Shell, however, played down such claims last week in a letter it said was in response to shareholder inquiries on the issue of "stranded" assets, referring to large investments in fossil fuel reserves that could become unprofitable if governments pass laws to curb runaway growth in greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to reduce the impact of climate change.

"While the 'stranded asset' notion may appear to be a strong and thought-through case, it does have some fundamental flaws," JJ Traynor, Shell's executive vice president of investor relations, said in the letter posted on the company's website, dated May 16.

Traynor maintained that the world will need oil and gas for many decades to come, supporting both demand and prices.

"As such, we do not believe that any of our proven reserves will become 'stranded'," he wrote.

"There is a risk that focusing on 'stranded assets' or the concept of the 'carbon bubble' distracts attention away from the reality of a growing population, increasing prosperity and growing energy demand."

DEMAND GROWTH

Shell said it believes that climate change will continue to rise up the public and political agenda, but it estimated that energy demand growth would allow fossil fuels to continue play a major role and account for 40-60 percent of global energy supply through to 2050 and beyond.

Shell also pushed carbon capture and storage - a technology that critics say has not yet been proven - as a key tool to help to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, a threshold deemed dangerous by scientists. (...)


Manbird

Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: May 17, 2014 - 8:53pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Was it a six bottles of whiskey for the pain card? Because if it was.....

 
vice versa or maybe the other war around
BlueHeronDruid

BlueHeronDruid Avatar

Location: planting flowers


Posted: May 16, 2014 - 7:58pm

 Manbird wrote:


 Business as Usual


 
Was it a six bottles of whiskey for the pain card? Because if it was.....
Manbird

Manbird Avatar

Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2014 - 5:59pm

I'm making my very last inventory of things to sell on craigslist to try and pay the.
rent. Unfortunately, everything I have that I haven't already sold  is too large to be mailed
except for a few book rare book and comics. It's amazing how little there is left.
So I have to advertise in the local google. I hope both people read the ads.

The last item to go will be Tessy. I can't really sell India as I'm the only
one who can handle her due to her avian version PTSD. The human version has
come back to haunt me with screaming nightmares and paralysis But I'm fighting
back. I'm already out levithyroxine and mirtazapine but neither of them seem to have
any negative affect when I stop taking them - as far as I can tell.

Yesterday I was able to get 2 sides of one of the mews up which was amazing
but the pain last night was also amazing. A borax bath and a fantastic foot
rub with loads of arnica from mag and a pain pill helped a little. Man, I would
give anything for a foot rub every day especially the broken foot.

Then someone in my told me that they heard a rumor about me that I was spending
all my money (money?) on pot and pills and alcohol. I may be crazy but Hunter
Thompson I am not. But what was weird was that the rumor had travelled far and
wide and through the falcon community. Weird because I don't know anyone.
It's me and mag trying hide away in the mountains and do what we love. Then
mad said it was probably the donation page. One guy, or lady, commented - So, I want to buy
a new house and and all I have to do is put up some fake website and every on the internet
pays for it? Cool! And while I'm ranting I'll just mention how much I miss my Father.
At least once or twice a day when something strikes me as worth writing about
I start composing a an email to my dad before I remember. In the end he had dementia
but only for a year or two. I could ask him what to do about surviving the avalanche
of problems. Everyone has an opinion but I would especially like to hear his. It was
just the last 10 year that we had gotten close and I realized how brilliant he was and that his
flaws were no different than anyones elses. He wasn't the best dad in world but he did his
best - like he did with everything in life.
I'll in heaven when I get my SSI. I already got a form from my doc saying I am
permanently disabled and cannot not be rehabilitated. I had an advocate for our
autism helping us through the insane process but he quit on me half way through,
re reaffirming misanthropic view of the world. I friend sent a really cool card. One of my
best friends in the world. {#Hug} 

 Business as Usual

kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2014 - 6:09am

 sirdroseph wrote:


My main man Theodore is going to rise from the grave upon his steed and charge you with sabre in hand!{#War}{#Mrgreen}

 
I do admit to considering Teddy and for a minute JFK as the only others with major cajones given their circumstances while in office.

There is so much bogus shit going down right now and its all I can do to hold back a major rant. 

So for now, I'll just try and restrict my rage to a few exhibits of drive by sarcasm.

I do have some space left before I boil over.  My blood pressure last week was 104 over 54.

Yep, business as usual.   
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: May 16, 2014 - 5:06am

 kurtster wrote:

My dear Richard, there are no conspiracies ...

Down here in the states we once had this monster phone company called AT&T.  The US government waged a war against it and broke up its monopoly and effectively killed it. 

There once was an empire called the USSR.  The US government waged a Cold War against it and effectively killed it ... 

These are just coincidences.

This country has been unremarkable since Jefferson.  He was the last US president with any real balls, imo
 

My main man Theodore is going to rise from the grave upon his steed and charge you with sabre in hand!{#War}{#Mrgreen}


kurtster

kurtster Avatar

Location: drifting
Gender: Male


Posted: May 15, 2014 - 4:57pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
saw this earlier

at first i was a little bothered

but then i thought hey it may be just a coincidence...
Clearly a coincidence. What else could it be? {#Mrgreen}
(...) My dear, and recently departed, Washington friend, John Judge, liked to say that if you want to call him a “conspiracy theorist” you have to call others “coincidence theorists”. Thus it was by the most remarkable of coincidences that Arseniy Yatsenuk did indeed become the new prime minister. He could very soon be found in private meetings and public press conferences with the president of the United States and the Secretary-General of NATO, as well as meeting with the soon-to-be new owners of Ukraine, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, preparing to impose their standard financial shock therapy. The current protestors in Ukraine don’t need PHDs in economics to know what this portends. They know about the impoverishment of Greece, Spain, et al. They also despise the new regime for its overthrow of their democratically-elected government, whatever its shortcomings. (...)


 
My dear Richard, there are no conspiracies ...

Down here in the states we once had this monster phone company called AT&T.  The US government waged a war against it and broke up its monopoly and effectively killed it. 

There once was an empire called the USSR.  The US government waged a Cold War against it and effectively killed it ... 

These are just coincidences.

This country has been unremarkable since Jefferson.  He was the last US president with any real balls, imo

R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: May 15, 2014 - 1:20pm

 miamizsun wrote:
saw this earlier

at first i was a little bothered

but then i thought hey it may be just a coincidence...
Clearly a coincidence. What else could it be? {#Mrgreen}
(...) My dear, and recently departed, Washington friend, John Judge, liked to say that if you want to call him a “conspiracy theorist” you have to call others “coincidence theorists”. Thus it was by the most remarkable of coincidences that Arseniy Yatsenuk did indeed become the new prime minister. He could very soon be found in private meetings and public press conferences with the president of the United States and the Secretary-General of NATO, as well as meeting with the soon-to-be new owners of Ukraine, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, preparing to impose their standard financial shock therapy. The current protestors in Ukraine don’t need PHDs in economics to know what this portends. They know about the impoverishment of Greece, Spain, et al. They also despise the new regime for its overthrow of their democratically-elected government, whatever its shortcomings. (...)

miamizsun

miamizsun Avatar

Location: (3261.3 Miles SE of RP)
Gender: Male


Posted: May 15, 2014 - 1:06pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
The youngest son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, has been appointed head of legal affairs at Ukraine's largest private gas producer — a move he said would benefit Ukrainians and the country's economy.

In a statement published Monday on its website, Burisma Holdings announced Hunter Biden would join its board of directors and head the company's legal unit.

"As a new member of the board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine," Hunter Biden said in the statement.

Burisma owns several Ukrainian oil and gas companies, including Esko Pivnich and Pari, Lenta.ru reported Tuesday. The company also has assets in Ukraine's Dnepr-Donetsk, the Carpathian and the Azov-Kuvan basins.

Burisma produced 11,600 barrels of oil equivalent, or boe, in 2013 and was planning to increase its production in Ukraine by 35-40 percent in 2014, U.S. financier and member of the board of directors Devon Archer told newspaper Capital in late April.

Hunter's father, as U.S. Vice President, has repeatedly rebuked Russia for its reported involvement in Ukraine and has pledged to support efforts to reduce its dependency on Russian energy.

 


saw this earlier

at first i was a little bothered

but then i thought hey it may be just a coincidence...
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: May 15, 2014 - 12:59pm

The youngest son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, has been appointed head of legal affairs at Ukraine's largest private gas producer — a move he said would benefit Ukrainians and the country's economy.

In a statement published Monday on its website, Burisma Holdings announced Hunter Biden would join its board of directors and head the company's legal unit.

"As a new member of the board, I believe that my assistance in consulting the company on matters of transparency, corporate governance and responsibility, international expansion and other priorities will contribute to the economy and benefit the people of Ukraine," Hunter Biden said in the statement.

Burisma owns several Ukrainian oil and gas companies, including Esko Pivnich and Pari, Lenta.ru reported Tuesday. The company also has assets in Ukraine's Dnepr-Donetsk, the Carpathian and the Azov-Kuvan basins.

Burisma produced 11,600 barrels of oil equivalent, or boe, in 2013 and was planning to increase its production in Ukraine by 35-40 percent in 2014, U.S. financier and member of the board of directors Devon Archer told newspaper Capital in late April.

Hunter's father, as U.S. Vice President, has repeatedly rebuked Russia for its reported involvement in Ukraine and has pledged to support efforts to reduce its dependency on Russian energy.

But Archer coyly acknowledged the potential benefits of having him on the board in the April 23 Q&A.

Question: “In the American media you are often linked to the immediate circle of the U.S. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and the Vice-president of the United States Mr. Joe Biden.”

Archer: “American journalists really think so (smiles). I do know them.”


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Apr 26, 2014 - 7:38pm

Bangladeshi factory collapse survivor: 'Do Americans want us to die?' | Al Jazeera America
(...) A few hours later, the roof collapsed onto the building, and Khanam was trapped under a machine for 12 hours.

“When I was crushed, I was terrified,” she said. “I didn’t think I was going to live anymore.”

The petite 20-year-old began working in the garment industry when she was 14. Seven days a week, 120 hours a week and for $125 per month, Khanam sewed loops onto pants – the loops many of us likely pull our belts through every day.

Khanam now has a head injury, a chest injury and hip injury. Once the breadwinner in her family, she can no longer work.

“If my mom didn’t work, then we wouldn’t be able to get by at all,” she explained. “My brothers and sisters can’t go to school anymore. We can’t buy as much food as we used to.”

More than 1,200 people died and more than 2,500 were injured in the collapse. (...)


oldviolin

oldviolin Avatar

Location: esse quam videri
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 16, 2014 - 10:19am


sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 14, 2014 - 10:19am

 RichardPrins wrote:
Medicine is just for those who can afford it
Why don't pharmaceutical companies develop drugs for the poor?
 
 

Now this is the type of thing that needs to be addressed in healthcare reform.  As long as healthcare cost are astronomical, it doesn't even matter who is covered by what, the premiums or bill for subsidies are going to always be outrageous.


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Mar 14, 2014 - 9:33am

Medicine is just for those who can afford it
Why don't pharmaceutical companies develop drugs for the poor?

Medicine is expensive, sure, but have you ever asked yourself why? The pharmaceutical industry will have you believe that without high prices, we don't get new drugs. The reality is, with high prices we don't always get new drugs we need either. If a new drug is developed and nobody can afford it, where is the benefit from it?

Limiting access to the products of pharmaceutical innovation is nothing new to me. I've seen it for the last 15 years as a doctor with Medecins Sans Frontieres. In one of my first field missions in Uganda, I watched young children with malaria die because the best treatment to give them - artemisinin - was not available and I was forced to use less effective drugs. It was tragic to witness.

I was outraged at remarks made in December, but widely reported only in late January, by the CEO of German pharmaceutical company Bayer, on one of the company's cancer drugs. CEO Marijn Dekkers said that Bayer "didn't develop this product for the Indian market; we developed it for Western patients who could afford it." I was shocked at his candour: Dekkers' comments sum up everything that is wrong with the pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) industry today.

As it currently stands, patents create long monopolies, which allow pharmaceutical companies to charge the maximum price they can without fear of competition. Patients and health providers are put in a near-impossible predicament: Either they pay the market rate, or they wait until the maximum profits have been squeezed out of a drug and its patent expires. Waiting in many cases means dying.

The current system also means some drugs just don't get developed at all; there are some diseases for which there have been no new drugs developed for half a century or more. It's because - while the need is there - these drugs just aren't profitable for the pharmaceutical companies to do research on them. (...)


R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Mar 4, 2014 - 9:16am

 RichardPrins wrote: 

via
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 20, 2014 - 8:21pm


Mugro

Mugro Avatar

Location: 1,000 shades of green (Ireland)


Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 4:30pm

 RichardPrins wrote:
Journalism Fail: All the Sources in Stealth Jet Story Are PAID to Praise the Plane
The only people ‘60 Minutes’ bothered to ask about a HUGE government program are—wait for it—government employees

 
{#Lol}
R_P

R_P Avatar



Posted: Feb 19, 2014 - 4:27pm

Journalism Fail: All the Sources in Stealth Jet Story Are PAID to Praise the Plane
The only people ‘60 Minutes’ bothered to ask about a HUGE government program are—wait for it—government employees
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next