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Week of 29 Jul 14: The folly of subsidies in a for-profit world | pulp, paper, mill, safety, Jim Thompson, Georgia, business, industry, environment, energy, technology, industry, success, people

Government subsidies (as well as tax rates, regulations and so forth) are uncertain because they are not set by markets, but are set by shifting political winds.  Competitive markets as a price setting function are as reliable as gravity.  Government mandates, ones that extract money, ones that provide money are not...

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A random walk with Gene

Age, grandkids, trips and technology

Don't feel badly if you have trouble dealing with your iPhone or tablet.  Instead, surround yourself with friends who are good at it and they will help you through it.  And if you are a grandparent, tell your kids you want invitations to activities but not to get concerned if you occasionally decline.   

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PCA worker killed in accident

Garrison was also a county commissioner, reportedly sustained fatal injuries in forklift accident

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Catalyst: BC Hydro Power Smart Program boosts viability for mechanical pulp producers

The Power Smart program provided an injection of $100 million over three years and is aimed at reducing energy intensity and improving energy efficiency used in the thermal-mechanical pulping process at seven pulp facilities throughout British Columbia

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Straight off the Press

Mr. Wolf and Mama Bear

One thing this job has taught me is that no matter what I write, it's going to make somebody mad. – Mike Royko, Jan. 19, 1984

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In the news

RockTenn announces two-for-one stock split

Following the stock split, RockTenn's outstanding common shares will increase to approximately 143 million shares

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Weyerhaeuser and DuPont Pioneer enter technology license agreement

Weyerhaeuser said the agreement will advance seed technologies to help meet growing global demands for food, feed and fiber

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The Light Green Machine Weekly | Light Green Machine Institute, LGMI, Jim Thompson, paper machine, light

Call for papers and info on the 5th Annual Light Green Machine Conference

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Nip Impressions to Go

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Energy & the Environment

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view.  A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner.  We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.

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Perspectives from PaperMoney

The end of an era or a new beginning? | pulp, paper, Dennis Shore, mill, Australia

There was more than a touch of nostalgia, but also a sense of inevitability, when Georgia Tech announced, without fanfare, that the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) would become The Renewable Byproducts Institute (RBI).

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Jim's and Steve's Book & Film Club

Steve Roush and Jim Thompson share their literary and arts experiences...

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Jim's upcoming travels

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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