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Comment: Re:Time (Score 1) 213

by mrchaotica (#49611247) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

I can see self-driving technology, but all-electric powertrains? Other than aircraft, long-haul trucks seem to me to be the hardest things to run off batteries. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that even the future of "green" trucking is standard Diesel engines running on biodiesel or synthetic diesel, not electricity.

Comment: Re:Not Actually $3500 (Score 1) 212

by mrchaotica (#49611017) Attached to: Tesla's Household Battery: Costs, Prices, and Tradeoffs

A microwave users much less power than a conventional oven, that's part of the point. A 1kW (electrical power) microwave should be fine for most households and you only use it for a few minutes at a time.

Wait, are you suggesting to replace an oven with a microwave? You do realize that an oven can do things microwaves can't, right?

Comment: Re:"Tax the rich" canard (Score 1) 373

by PopeRatzo (#49608637) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

well, nice to know we can still throw around insults unjustifiably and misrepresent my views on things....

Now brother, you know I wasn't endorsing any 100% taxation policy, and yet you purposely tried to represent my comment in which I specifically said I wasn't endorsing said policy as supporting it.

I get a little touchy.

100% is ridiculous. As we've seen during the prosperous 1950s, 90% is a perfectly good top tax rate, and with the steadily falling deficit, we'll be OK as long as we don't elect Hillary Clinton or any of the Republicans. Because make no mistake, either of those alternatives will lead us back to war and recession before the cement is dry at the Obama library.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 261

I didn't mean to make light of your insightful and informative comment about the telescope project and the effects of inequality on Hawaiians.

However, I bet Monsanto can give you lots of studies about why GMOs would be a miraculous boon for Hawaii and Dole can cite studies showing that a lower minimum wage in Hawaii would be terrific for poor Hawaiians.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 261

That said, they did an economic study here on what would happen

So, the Army did a study saying that if the Army had to leave Hawaii it would be just awful for Hawaii.

I get it (^wink-)

I'm about to embark on a study which will show that if Scarlett Johansson doesn't sleep with me, it'll be a horrible outcome for Scarlett Johansson, possibly costing her $1.3 billion.

Comment: Re:They are burning down a city (Score 2) 185

Blah, blah, blah.

I have one word -- just one word -- that renders your entire argument moot. You want to know what it is? Alright, here it comes:

EUROPE.

Somehow, the police in Europe manage to deal with the same kinds of crime we have here, yet manage to do it without killing nearly as many people as our police do. One statistic I've heard is that American police killed more people in March than the UK police have since 1900. That's one month vs. more than a century. (And I don't care that the US population is higher; it doesn't matter -- we're talking orders of magnitude here!) There is no explanation, other than American police having a SYSTEMIC problem of incompetence, corruption, and needless brutality.

Also note that, while bad cops are bad cops, "good" cops that cover for bad cops are bad cops too. The problem in Ferguson and Baltimore is not that one bad cop fucked up, it's that one bad cop fucked up and all the other bad cops -- namely, the vast majority of the cops in those jurisdictions -- defended him!

In other words, it's "only" 99% of cops who make the rest look bad.

Comment: Re:The problem is Big Government (Score 1) 172

by PopeRatzo (#49607229) Attached to: FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption

Sorry, but that is a highly anti-scientific approach.

Wait a minute. How is THIS an "anti-scientific approach"?

This is the entirety of my statement:

I would highly recommend people google "Trevor Loudon" and make their own decisions about him.

All I'm recommending is that people google "Trevor Loudon" and read his articles and watch his YouTube videos and decide about his evidence for themselves. What's wrong with that approach in your eyes? It's exactly what you recommended in your comment about him.

If you google "Trevor Loudon" you will find the first couple pages of results are entirely articles that praise Mr Loudon from important sources such as The Blaze, gulagbound.com and investigatingobama.blogspot.com. The very first search result is Trevor Loudon's own blog. Why would you be afraid of people finding that out?

You're a fucking nutbag, you are. You don't even want people to read Trevor Loudon's actual writings when you are here promoting him?

Comment: Re:"Tax the rich" canard (Score 1) 373

by PopeRatzo (#49607183) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic

and how do you plan to

Dumbshit, what part of, "I'm not endorsing that policy, only pointing out that blockquote you decided to put in bold face, was in fact, boldly untrue." do you not understand?

I'm not in favor of taxing millionaires at 100% any more than you're in favor of allowing felons to own guns or legalizing rape.

Oh wait...

Comment: rahvin112 needs to put up, or STFU! (Score 1) 373

by sgt_doom (#49607035) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
So all those SEC filings I've perused over the years, all those GAO reports, and various other books and reports and filings on deferred income and hedge fund managers and hedge fund people and private equity types is all lies?????

I think not, mofo! So how's about putting up or STFU! And to those ignorant of forensic finance, the super-rich and the hedge fundsters and private equiteers routinely give themselves "loans" from their offshore monies, which means they transfer their money back themselves in not taxable form, since their so-called "interest" they pay is not only non-taxable, but is really just transferring more money offshore!

Comment: Re:Can he win? (Score 1) 373

by sgt_doom (#49606991) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
Contrary to your ignorance, there is a parliamentarian procedure (I believe it is called "mediation") which allows the Executive branch to invoke it and therefore allow for a one-vote only majority on financial legislation, as opposed to the usual two-thirds majority required. (This only applies to financial legislation.)

This was invoked many, many times during the George Weasel Bush administration, but has yet to ever be invoked during Obama's time in the White House.

Comment: Re:Sanders amazes me (Score 1) 373

by sgt_doom (#49606973) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
Excellent points, overall, his record is the best, it is on a few individual items where he falters, i.e., voting down the food stamp legislation and then stating he had second thoughts about that vote, and not being VOCAL ENOUGH about jobs offshoring and the use of foreign visa replacement scab workers!

Comment: Screw skepticism, it violates the law! (Score 2) 373

by sgt_doom (#49606935) Attached to: Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate and H-1B Skeptic
Sanders is very skeptical of the H-1B program, ...

Huh???? It ain't about skepticism, and if Sanders, a congressional critter, and supposedly with a law degree, still CANNOT figure out that it is AGAINST THE FRIGGING LAW!!!! American workers cannot be replaced unless it is proven that no qualified workers can be found, AND SINCE THEY ARE in the effing position to begin with, that goes against the law.

Which is why the next two videos are soooo fundamental and sooo important: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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