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Comment So he's more than 35 years behind .. (Score 1) 340

The first electric plane to cross the English channel was in 1981.

On July 7, 1981, the aircraft flew 163 miles from Pontoise – Cormeilles Aerodrome, north of Paris, France to Manston Royal Air Force Base in Manston, United Kingdom, staying aloft 5 hours and 23 minutes, with pilot Stephen Ptacek at the controls. Currently the plane is owned by the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum.

And the Solar Impulse series can charge it's batteries enough during the day to fly to the next dawn. It did a non-stop flight from Japan to Hawaii.

And Airbus has a jump on them as well.

Comment Re:I guess I haven't understood this (Score 1) 38

Their base (fundie crazies) are a dying breed. This is just more proof that they have to resort to extreme tactics, rather than do the sensible thing, which is tell their base to stop screwing around with the fundamental principles of democracy. Their policies have done so much to wreck the economies of the states where they hold power - it's a question of how long the fools who vote for them before they realize they've been voting against their own self interest.

Comment Re:I guess I haven't understood this (Score 1) 38

The courts have already ruled that a couple of districts were illegally gerrymandered to rig the vote in favor fo Republicans. A previous ruling has allowed states to act against gerrymandering . Republicans opposed this too ...

pre and more, they're the usual culprits. Same as the "Carson has returned to Florida" crap.

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