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Comment Greenspan (Score 1) 2 2

Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard.

I'm all for the social safety net that is actually paid for, not lied about via borrowing. However, those into recreational genuflection have bought off on a medicare/social security plantation.
My recommendation is returning power to the states, where budgets are "balanced". The scare quotes acknowledge the speciousness of calling state budgets balanced when the public sector pensions aren't properly funded, and Janet's constantly yellin' for more printing at the Federal Reserve.

Biotech

Want To Fight Climate Change? Stop Cows From Burping 239 239

sciencehabit writes: A simple supplement to a cow's feed could substantially decrease a major source of methane, a planet-warming greenhouse gas, a new study suggests. Each year worldwide, the methane produced by cud-chewing livestock warms Earth's climate by the same amount as 2.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide, a little more than 4% of the greenhouse gas emissions related to human activity. That makes cows tempting targets for methane reduction efforts. In a new study, researchers added the chemical 3-nitrooxypropanol, also known as 3NOP, to the corn-and-alfalfa-based feed of 84 milk-producing Holsteins and monitored their methane production for 12 weeks—the largest and longest such trial of its type in lactating cows, the scientists say. For cows whose feed included 3NOP, methane emissions dropped, on average, by 30%.
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Journal Journal: OK, joke's on me 8 8

I have no business being surprised that the usual /. suspects are
as sheepish on how stupid the Iran deal is
as they are sheepish on Planned Parenthood
as they are sheepish on anthropogenic global warming
as they are sheepish on pretty much everything else.
Sweet lambs!

Comment Re:Not Your Win 3.1 Solitaire. (Score 4, Informative) 281 281

PySol Fan Club Edition is free (GPL 3), installs easily, and has a lot of features.

From the webpage:

PySolFC is a collection of more than 1000 solitaire card games. It is a fork of PySol Solitaire.

There are games that use the 52 card International Pattern deck, games for the 78 card Tarock deck, eight and ten suit Ganjifa games, Hanafuda games, Matrix games, Mahjongg games, and games for an original hexadecimal-based deck.

Its features include modern look and feel (uses Ttk widget set), multiple cardsets and tableau backgrounds, sound, unlimited undo, player statistics, a hint system, demo games, a solitaire wizard, support for user written plug-ins, an integrated HTML help browser, and lots of documentation.

Comment Re:Interesting argument (Score 1) 115 115

Congress decided by giving the FCC the authority. In a nation of over 300 million people no legislative assembly could ever hope to directly deal with every possible permutation of policy decision or interpretation. I doubt there has been a legislaturw since the rise of the nation state that could.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 53 53

Again: what is "the deal"?
Cough up the actual details about what's going on, why don't you?
The Iran deal is a 100% "stuck in fupid" waste of time. I hope that the Secretary of Stumped got a lot of freaky flier miles. Iran is doing what it's going to do. We have stated that, not only do we refuse to oppose them, but we're going to blow off sanctions. I guess it proves what morons we are. President Jarrett must be all giggly.
Then there's you and your brother d_r on here trying to be apologists for the idiocy.
What an inverted day we live in.

1.79 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight -- it's not just a good idea, it's the law!

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