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Re: “Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Jack London earned a reputation early on as the "Boy Socialist" and for the most part he was all talk. He was in favor of women's sufferage but was patriarchal toward the two women who were his wives. Later, he lived the life of a gentleman farmer at Beauty Ranch. He was like most people whose actions fall short of their words.

Posted by Patrick Carroll on 02/23/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Oakland’s Most Iconic Tree Is Named After A Socialist Firebrand: Jack London (Of Course)

Jack London was a champagne socialist who lived on a ranch in Sonoma County. Hypocrite.

Posted by Patrick Carroll on 02/22/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “When Will We Go Green?

I found it rather disturbing that Paul Gipe would suggest that California should make more aggressive use of the feed-in tariff in order to jumpstart CCAs, and to point to Europe as an example.

Spain aggressively supported green power through the use of the feed-in tariff, but it was only able to do so by giving massive government subsidies and incentives. This did not create new green jobs; according to one study, Spain lost 2.1 jobs for every green job that was created. The green power program blew a hole in the Spanish economy that helped to send it into a deep recession that threatens to drag down the entire Eurozone.

Here in the US, we have only to look down I-880 a few miles to see the remains of another green dream, Solyndra, which foundered despite a government guaranteed loan of over a half billion dollars.

Green power is a chimera, it is a mare's nest that has not and cannot make a return on investment. It is a recipe for disaster that will help to bring down the California economy, as surely as it brought down Spain.

Patrick Carroll

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Posted by Patrick Carroll on 06/01/2012 at 12:55 PM

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