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Comment Re:Noooo, Seriously? (Score 1) 150

THANK YOU.

Nothing frustrates me more than when I hear the far left say that we should allow China to continue on their path. The right will scream that we are letting them get away with murder (of course, they do not mean it literally, but it is ), however, they refuse to put a tax on goods even though any company can easily get out of it: SImply have the parts manufactured in clean states/nations.

Now, to be honest, we should not do a tariff (which is a tax on goods that move in/out of a nation/state). Instead, it should be a tax on all goods that are consumed locally. And it should be BEFORE the retailer, or if mailed, as part of that. With this approach combined with real monitoring,and normalizing based on emissions / GDP, we can reward those nations that clean up, while going after those that are chosing to emit. In addition, if a nation does like China and manipulates their money by dropping its value, that is fine. It simply means more emissions / $ GDP. As such, it behooves nations to NO cheat at it.

Comment Noooo, Seriously? (Score 1) 150

I have been posting about the fact that China is gaming this pretty badly, and the far left just ignores this.
That is why the west desperately needs to put in a tax on ALL GOODS (local and imported) based on where the item and parts come from.
However, we need to make sure of what the actual CO2 is. Since so many nations, esp. the worst one being China, are gaming this, we need hourly sat photos over the planet to check how much is generated and absorbed in all areas. OCO2 is just one sat. OCO3 will be added to ISS early next year. With a couple of more sats, we can see everything and make sure that nobody is cheating.
In addition, we need to normalize this properly. CO2 is tied to GDP, not ppl. In general, ppl do not make the choices where large emissions come from. It is businesses and gov. that make those choices. In addition, when population rise massively, CO2 increases very little. However, when GDP increases, CO2 increases with it, and typically at a faster pace. So, we need to set this up for emissions / $GDP (real). In addition, to keep nations from cheating, it needs to be $GDP (real), not $GDP( ppp ).

Without such a mechanism in place, all nations will have a strong incentive to cheat. WIth this in place, there is ZERO incentive, since all can see the REAL data.

Sadly, the far left will fight it because it harms China, while the far right will say that it increases tax on all goods, which is not true.

Comment Re:Stop justifying SLS already, use many launchers (Score 1) 77

it is for that reason why a rocket company would be smart to develop their own tug/fuel depot on their dime.
Basically, build several sizes of tugs that have a common interface. In fact, LIDs while being big, would be ideal.
That would make it cheap to hook up to various sats, as well as Bigelow, ISS, tools, etc.

Who is really missing the boat on this would be rocketdyne since they have engines, but do not have active systems.
Another one would be Blue Origin. they have the money and the engines.

Comment Re:Pres Obama created this fight and wants it (Score 1) 71

LOL.
They flew a 4 segment SRB, and found many many issues with it.
In addition, it was obvious that there were so many flaws on this that it was going to require massive changes, and the NEXT flight, would not occur until 2017 (and some said, 2018).

That is why it was killed.

Comment CONgress was NOT displeased (Score 1) 71

The GOP, esp. the neo-con elements, are the ones working hard to kill off private space. IOW, it is a small faction of CONgress, and to be fair, it is a small CONTROLLING faction of the GOP that is really causing this.
What I find interesting is that the neo-cons like Shelby, coffman, etc would rather pay Putin MULTIPLE BILLIONS, than pay American private space, 1 Billion. It speaks volumes about the GOP.

Comment CONgress is screwing up. (Score 1) 96

Seriously, other govs are putting their scientists and even their money into projects here in the states. They will walk off with the technology from all of this.
Just as O and the dems did his AE subsidies , right now, the GOP should be working with O to re-start American nuclear R^D and esp. the Development.
WIth a 5B / year fund for say the next 4-6 years, invested into a number of start-ups, we could have multiple companies trying various approaches.
At the same time, we need to deal with the waste and old reactors that exists. Trans Atomic and Flible could have new reactors within 6 years, if funded.
CONgress needs to quit being the worst session EVER and start doing something.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 315

However, in our national interests, it actually made good sense in pushing Solar and Wind, along with small nukes, small hydro and geo-thermal. Yet, it was the GOP that continues to fight that. Worse, they push the manufacturing our of the nation and into China, while 'screaming' that China is destroying America. Go figure.

The neo-cons/tea* that run the GOP today do not give a flying fuck about what is happening, as long as they get theirs.

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