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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 274

by AK Marc (#49368373) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail

. And you aren't thinking clearly, you are defending a politician.

You are lying again. Attacking people emotionally attacking politicians is not "defending" the politician.

Who cares if it was illegal?

All the Hillary haters, evidently. They keep calling it "illegal" not "wrong" or "bad"

keeping a private email server [is] against the law

Apparently you care about the legality. Then lie about it a few posts later, like we can't see what you just wrote.

Comment: They can lower it all they want. It will not matte (Score 1) 236

by WindBourne (#49368163) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
The reason is that the liberals in the west are allowing all other nations, ESP. CHINA, to continue growing their emissions. Even if America went to ZERO EMISSIONS TODAY, it would not change anything.

The ONLY way to solve this is to have ALL NATIONS STOP growing their emissions, and esp. stop building new coal plants.

Comment: Re:So she can do to the US... (Score 1) 265

by AK Marc (#49368075) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

Take Social Security for example. Rather than do something minimal like removing the income cap for taxation, or raising the tax by 2% to cover the long term demographic driven shortfall, they want to burn the whole thing down. We would be better off lower the retirement age than raising it, but the debate has already been pulled so far to the right you can't even talk about improving social security, you can only argue about how big the cuts *MUST* be to save the program.

Of course, you can shut them up with a "what do you do about the old person targeted by scammers who steal all her savings, so she's left penniless at 80, with no means of income or self support? She'll lose her home, and die starving on the streets if nothing is done. What would you have done? Yes, but what if the donations don't cover that? Is there any safety net at all?

That usually gets them on a 6 hour rant about personal responsibility, and some blaming the victim and such. But never an answer.

Comment: Re:Fukushima and Chernobyl not worse case failures (Score 1) 77

How about coal plants that have been spewing more radioactive particles per unit energy than nuclear plants IN ADDITION to mercury, arsenic and a host of other heavy and neurotoxic metals, into the atmosphere? Because of the bloody coal plants you can't safely give salmon and other large fish to babies, while it used to be one of the healthiest foods and most recommended for babies and toddlers, some 30-40 years ago.

Comment: Re:So she can do to the US... (Score 1) 265

by AK Marc (#49368051) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

In my mind 'getting government to operate withing budget' == Fiscal Conservative,

I'm a rabid left-wing radical, and apparently a fiscal conservative as well.

That's the problem with the current definitions. Everyone labels with the intent of shaming, not describing. I want a small government that does nothing but protect the rights of people from anyone who would impinge on them, from private or governmental sources.

A Libertarian wants a government that doesn't defend rights, but defends contracts. If property has rights, and people only have rights assigned to them by their property, then you are libertarian. If you believe people have rights, and property is one of the lowest rights in the hierarchy, then you are liberal. If you believe money has rights, and people don't, then you are a conservative.

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 274

by AK Marc (#49368017) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail
Nobody was saying we (or they) should be doing what the others are doing. But that the global definition of "center" puts the US firmly in the "right" category. That was all, not that we should be more or less like someone else.

That the US is likely not in much better shape, it's not like we have found the magic answer.

Comment: Re: Oh goody (Score 1) 265

by AK Marc (#49367565) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
The right to vote is Constitutionally guaranteed to citizens, but not denied to residents (legal or illegal). A state could allow residents to vote. A state "grants" most of the rights of citizenship. So ignore the feds. The most they'll do is pass a law that takes away the state's highway's funding if they don't enforce laws the feds can't enforce. Like how they set 55 as the NMSL, 21 for the drinking age, and tight laws on drunk driving.

Comment: Re:Oh goody (Score 1) 265

by AK Marc (#49367507) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

Prior to the 26th Amendment lowering the voting age to 18, many States already allowed 18 year olds to vote in non-federal elections, and the Supreme Court upheld that Congress had the right to regulate the minimum age in federal elections, but not at the state and local level.

What's odd is that Congress would have been able to require 21+ to vote for a congressman, but not for president. The presidential elections are not federal elections. Congress could require the electors in the Electoral college be 25+ or whatever they like, but not the ages of the state voters selecting them, that's a local election, not a federal one.

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 274

by AK Marc (#49365653) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail

If you're not a Hillary fan, why are you defending her so emotionally?

Stating facts is "emotional"? Since when is "emotional" an insult. I guess that's considered a feminine trait, and the misogynist in you that makes you emotionally hate Hilary so much makes sure you try to take as many subtle jabs as possible. So subtle that if you are called on them, you'll deny them. But your words are there for everyone to see.

But you're stuck on this one, with such strong emotion, so you must be a Hillary fan.

Nope. I argue on others. That you have a selection bias doesn't change reality. Though that would be nice for you to support your bias and misogyny. After all, if you aren't a woman-hater, why do you emotionally hate Hillary so much, when you have no facts that support your irrational and emotional rants against her?

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 274

by AK Marc (#49365617) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail

Fine, but you're a well known radical leftist troll.

"well known"? that's a laugh. For one, nobody knows me, for another, I'm center. When I go to places outside the US, I'm a radical conservative troll. Given that I get accused of being a radical from each side, I must be doing something right. I'm a libertarian. That's right to the left, and left to the right. And no, I'm not a US neo-liberal Libertarian, but a classic one.

Comment: Re:led costs $22????? (Score 1) 152

by WindBourne (#49365037) Attached to: Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon
exactly right. I have not changed a burned out bulb in over a year. As I wrote elsewhere, we have less than 12 bulbs that are NOT LEDs and these are not changed due to economics (not on long enough / week to justify it). I will replace them down the road when they burn out.

But for a business, the costs of replacing bulbs can be ENORMOUS. In fact, higher than the costs of the bulbs. But by going to DECENT LEDs, you will get at least a decade. Even the cheap ones (pretty much everything that does not have a Cree or Philip LED) will normally last 2-3 years.

I will say that I bought 1 from Lights of America and another from GE about 5 years ago. Both burned out in less than 1 year. I was NOT impressed. In addition, both burned me on the warrenties. Not impressed.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil

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