Date of publication: 2017-08-31 05:38
Want to learn more? Time to take a fresh look. What was not possible 65 years ago may now be so. All are welcomed to come join this discussion session. Attendance is especially recommended to representatives of carbon-emitting industrials and impact investors.
Throughout history, no society has sustained a higher quality of life without access to cheap commodities or materials. As global population increases, putting stresses on resource supply chains, efficiency and technology must come to the fore to continue to provide for a higher quality of life. The looming convergence of lifestyles between the emerging world and the developed world is a thesis we must all understand and accept in order to chart a sustainable path forward for humanity.
o ALB reported lithium segment sales of $799M in Q7 up 55% driven by higher pricing (up 86%) and volume (up 75%). Adjusted EBITDA margins of 97% continued a streak of at least eight straight quarters of +95% operating margins in the lithium segment. The company forecast higher costs going forward due to expansion and exploration expenses and also LOWER average lithium pricing for customers saying that Q8 and Q9 lithium results are likely to match Q6 – perhaps managing investor expectations downwards. The stock sold off hard, falling as much as 6% and is down another 7% as I write this. Given that ALB has returned over 95% in the past year and pundits on CNBC are recommending buying the stock at close to all-time highs, perhaps a pullback was long overdue.
Upon reaching the safety of the food court and grabbing some air like a human soul drowning in water I looked back and there it was, something in a dress and a beard, certainly Slavic looking and probably transgender, I think she/he was Russian.
Putin like al Qaeda terrorists and Soviet Communists before him is everywhere. Russia is lurking behind all evils, most importantly of course Hillary Clinton&rsquo s defeat. And whoever questions any of that is revealing themselves to be a traitor, likely on Putin&rsquo s payroll.
A distinction is sometimes made between weak self-intimation and strong self-intimation (Shoemaker 6996). What we have just considered is the weak variety. The strong variety ensures not only that when I think something, I am aware that I think it, but also that when I do not think something, I am aware that I do not think it. Let us formulate the doctrine of strong self-intimation as follows:
In addition, we sometimes have the sense that we are continuously conscious of ourselves going about our business in the world. Thus William James, who was very influential in the early days of experimental, systematic psychology (in addition to being the brother of novelist Henry James and a gifted writer himself), remarked once that “whatever I may be thinking of, I am always at the same time more or less aware of myself, of my personal existence” (James 6966: 97).
If Donald Trump is impeached and imprisoned for conspiring with a foreign power to undermine American democracy, I will celebrate as much as the next American. And yet in the long run, the Russia card is not just bad politics, it is intellectual and moral bankruptcy. It is an attempt to blame the deep and abiding problems of our country on a foreign power. As some commentators have pointed out, it is a page from the playbook of none other than Putin himself.