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Comment: Re:Help me out here a little... (Score 2) 277

by Impy the Impiuos Imp (#49505403) Attached to: Utilities Battle Homeowners Over Solar Power

Keep in mind with no viable storage method, we are basically asking the utilities to keep the same number of power plants case of clouds...while getting a massive drop off in income.

What fraction of a bill currently is the plant and lines and personnel vs. coal or gas or oil?

Comment: Re:no need (Score 2) 294

Security was decentralized on 9/11. After 9/11, the security was centralized, i.e. taken from airlines and private companies, to the federal government. Congress had to be seen doing something.

Had this been the state on 9/11, it would have been decentralized. Dilbert covered this management back and forth flip flop fraud in a more generic sense even earlier.

Comment: But...but...! (Score 1) 143

"the Spanish government passed a law that set extreme fines for protesters convening outside of government buildings. In response to the controversial Citizen Safety Law"

If anyone wonders why the Founding Fathers wrote in absolutist terms in the First Amendment, this is why.

They knew charismatic demagoguery and outright sophistry were easy tools to use to override rights.

"Congress shall make no law...abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Comment: Re:Nothing surpricing really. (Score 1) 143

Astounding this is modded troll, but the GP is modded insightful, when the exact opposite is the case. People commit crimes, not corporations. Throw people in jail. And dragging corporations into a discussion of basic civil rigts shows trollish (and boorish) behavior.

User hostile.