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#1 FTA: The gas differential with Europe and Asia will narrow gradually over time but there is no genuine global market for [natural] gas. Prices are local, dictated by pipelines.
Maybe US lawyers can still put a stop to all this nonsense, and shut those pipelines down, to save endangered dung beetles or whatever.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-10-30 02:08||
#2 Head should be "Europe leaves itself behind..."
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-10-30 04:37||
#3 I knew it was the Telegraph when I read the headline.
This is nonsense. Germany for example has never lost its industries and is in fact moving head. Jobs return home from China. Green energy is on the rise (not so much solar, but wind). Coal is getting "cleaner". Energy costs are rising but large energy consuming industries get tax exemptions in order to stay competitive.
The U.S. need to push for the return of highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-10-30 09:37||
#4 ..for that it needs highly skilled workers which our union based education system does not generate. No/low standards, punish the gifted and reward the unmotivated, stovepipe the system for college rather than vocational training, and orient the system for rewarding the administrators are the orthodoxy of the 'professional' educators.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-30 10:43||
#5 Procopius, you nail it.
And instead of millions of undocumented immigrants who get a free pass, highly skilled people from non-Muslim countries find it hard to move to the U.S., legally.
Posted by European Conservative 2012-10-30 14:52||
#6 "millions of undocumented immigrants who get a free pass"
Please don't go all PC on us, EC.
The words you're looking for are ILLEGAL ALIENS.
Posted by Barbara 2012-10-30 16:04||