If you give up that right, anything you do will be held against you in a court of law.
I submit they are, and you are simply a member of the growing disenfranchised.
Notice, I did not offer a defense for a goofball like Barney Frank. I'm defending his goofball constituency.
One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river. The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn't see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.
Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream. "Hellooo Mr. Frog!" called the scorpion across the water, "Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?" "Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?" asked the frog hesitantly. "Because," the scorpion replied, "If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!"
. Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. "What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!" "This is true," agreed the scorpion, "But then I wouldn't be able to get to the other side of the river!" "Alright then...how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?" said the frog. "Ahh...," crooned the scorpion, "Because you see, once you've taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!"
So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog's back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog's soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.
Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog's back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs. "You fool!" croaked the frog, "Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?" The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog's back. "I could not help myself. It is my nature." Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.
Oh, so you've narrowed this down to a problem that is unique to the U.S. ?
Idiots that say that sort of thing and actually mean it.
Yes, I see your point after all.
And neither do I. You climate whores gotta realize, we want you to die. Every time i read a global warming article i recharge my A/C and vent the freon into the atmosphere. Then I change the oil in my car and pour it down the storm drain. Then i buy some gas and burn some garbage in the front yard.. sometimes i fill up the bathtub and think about how fucked i would be if i lived in Oakland. Then I laugh.
The real problem is, in an infinite, probabilistic universe, even the smallest chance that God exists is a certainty. Of course, there is no shortage of conflicting, self defeating pseudo-science airheads that will believe anything else rather than making an attempt at living a Christian life with a little less ego.
You are not preaching to the choir. You are just part of a brainwashed generation that demands to have everything you want paid for AND given to you, not only for free, but with zero effort on your part.
Oddly enough, to its credit, it was a liberal, social program that set up the public library system. It was an appeal to social responsibility that "millions of taxpayers" funded research like this. For time immemorial, it has been engrained into societies that the excess of the rich should be allowed to dribble unto the plate of the poor. That farmers should not chase the gleaners from their lands. But liberal philosophy has been hijacked by sloth. You sir are too lazy to show up at the field to glean. You are the modern liberal who sits at home and demands to be serviced. For five measly dollars, you couldn't be bothered to support a researcher on a topic you are so keenly interested in! You probably don't have an online account with your local library, (which is connected to the entire national system). You are a buffoon.
Listen, my conservative brethren, do not misattribute this malady to Liberalism. Liberalism is a worthy attitude, a temper to the steel backbone of good hard working people who reap what they sow. Recognize sloth for what it is. An evil, a sickness, a slow death of spirit. Personally, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
There are a lot worse ways to go than being wiped out by an asteroid. Each day we are a little shorter of breath and one day closer to death. This is probably why, for me, I am oppossed to abortion, yet staunchly Pro Choice. If you don't want to have a baby, you are not required to. Choice begins at conception. DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING, DID YOU?
Let's assume that you had some sort of battery that could store the same amount of energy as a full airplane fuel tank
New york to San Fransisco 259,840 Kwh (7,000 gallons of jet fuel) equates to about 3,000 Tesla batteries
and was light enough to not cause issues.
with a weight of 3.5 Million pounds.
Such a system wouldn't work for cars
Such a system works very well for cars. What it doesn't work for is airplanes.
Assume what you will. But don't suspend the laws of physics.
Note: this is moderated down automatically, because normally I would have written 2 paragraphs of scathing criticism of ignorant liberal global warming types, rather than typing bits of boring facts that normal people can figure out when they aren't spending time dreaming about what other people should do.
Almost anyone quoting the bill of rights as on expression of their freedom is n absolute dumbass.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So I'll do as I damn well please, and you paper waving fascists can go fuck yourselves. We wiped you out once and we just might do it again.
We have a hard enough time legislating how human inteligence interacts. Spare the hypothetical falsehoods of thinking about whether it is moral to enslave a hypothetically intelligent machine as a prelude to allowing them to marry. No matter how well intentioned, liberal thought experiments are never a substitute for engineering sweat. When you come reasonably close to creating artificial inteligence, hell, just give me a sufficiently advanced autonomous machine that can independently choose what it wants to do that day, and I'll listen to your bizzare arguments
Then of course, there's the fact that most rocky planets have no water at all. Then of course, there's the fact that the U.S. no longer has a space program. We are traveling through space fast enough, Andromeda will get here soon enough. Anything we do faster will just increase entropy.
I gotta hand it to the guy, blowing all your money on a sure loser is something i would like to do one day. I'm pretty sure he knows he has *zero* chance. Hat's off.