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Comment: Re:I'm looking now (Score 1, Flamebait) 108

by WindBourne (#47733637) Attached to: Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
First off, this is in a part of Iraq that the Iraqi gov does NOT control. They probably would have little issues with us taking it out.
Secondly, W has already shown that CONgress can be conned into anything.
Third, while I am in favor of blowing this to bits (along with the recruits), it does ZERO good, unless the iraqi gov and army is ready to defend itself AND if the gov. is ready to change. The iraqi regime that is in control is Shias and they have not been willing to work with the Sunnis. In fact, they did to Sunnis, what SUnnies did to them for many decades. What is needed now, is for their military to take back that region (with the west's help), and then grow up and act like a nation and not a religion.

Comment: Time to build a cruise missile and send it over (Score 4, Insightful) 108

by WindBourne (#47733617) Attached to: Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
Seriously, after that sawing off a live man's head, I have NO problem with blowing these assholes away. In fact, I would be happy to pull the trigger to launch.

Now, the real question is, did this interfere with an on-going operation? I would hate to think that showing them how easy it is to find out info from their propaganda would stop its flow.

Comment: Let's privatize the roads too! (Score 1) 334

by Phil Karn (#47733125) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike
Yeah, and we should also ban municipalities from building roads because they discourage private investment in toll roads. All the roads, including the street in front of your house, ought to be sold to UPS. You'd have to get their permission to drive your car on their roads. Since they'd be private property, they'd be within their rights to make any arbitrary rules they wanted. They could ban certain makes or kinds or colors of cars. They could allow you to drive only to certain pre-approved destinations. And don't even think about trying to create a package delivery service to compete with them.

Comment: Re:Actually, it does ! (Score 0) 365

by WindBourne (#47731187) Attached to: Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?
And China, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Burma, and Russia agree with you. They think that the west should get rid of ALL OF THEIR NUKES. And you know what. It would be a MUCH SAFER place. After all, we never ever see nations like North Korea invade places like South Korea, Or Pakistan invade India, or China invade Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Phillipines, etc. Or Russia invade say Ukraine.

Yes, it will makes all safer for the west to drop all of our nukes right away.

Comment: Skip the H1B, and change green cards (Score 1) 404

by WindBourne (#47731135) Attached to: Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
Seriously, H1B allows a company to LOCK IN SOMEBODY at a low rate. Basically, they are a slave here.
Likewise, more than 50% of our legal visas go to Mexico, and little of it is for those that can help America.

We need to solve the illegal issue AND CHANCE THE IMMIGRATION LAWS. Get rid of H1/2 B. It is a NIGHTMARE. And quit making visa be based on nations or who they know here. Instead, make the green card be based on what the person can do here (i.e. PhDs or expertise in needed areas). However, with a green card, it means that these ppl can move around to better jobs.

Comment: Re:Which shows that they are doing this wrong. (Score 1) 177

by WindBourne (#47726071) Attached to: How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?
You obviously do not realize. In this case, they do not have footings on those. Just a base. As such, they can do that elsewhere and bring it in via truck (have to reach the area via car, so, it is right on a parking lot). Taking this approach, they can cut the time needed in half, and possibly the money.

Comment: LOL; Utah and Google anybody? (Score 3, Informative) 334

by WindBourne (#47725141) Attached to: FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike
Because a city in Utah had already started a system and had it in place, they were able to lease it to Google, which Google did.
If anything, that shows that gov. helping its citizens, and then working businesses, goes MUCH FURTHER, than allowing large business monopolies.

Comment: Re:0.15 degree from a 3.7 kelvin... that's "cool" (Score 1) 38

No doubt that is what ppl like you said when the wright brothers flew about 100' just over 110 years ago.
And it is the same thing that was said by others like you when America made the lithium Batteries.
Or when Goddard flew the first liquid rocket.

It is obvious that important issues escape you.

Comment: Re:Manipulation of money (Score 1) 227

America's central bank HAS dumped $ over the last 3 years. That was to stop what these other nations were doing. Had they not been manipulating, then when we dumped our $, and if they kept theirs at a set amount, then the foreign money to the $ would have dropped (i.e. more $ to the ruppe/won/yuen/etc). That was NOT the case. Instead, it continued rising relative to the $.

Now, as to other moneys, NZ's dollar dropped because the one-way trade with US increased, combined with US$ dumping $ to stop these other nations from trying to sink America. And our central bank has HELPED NZ with that.

Comment: Re:Manipulation of money (Score 1) 227

When it is considered the main money of the world, no, you can NOT manipulate it easily. To throw China and others off, we DID dump $ on the market, but we also helped allies to overcome the issues with it. OTOH, China, India, Vietnam, etc are suffering massive inflation due to their manipulation.

How many weeks are there in a light year?