Ukraine has a strong military, for reasons I can not explain the media has been representing them as not being a match for Russia. Raw equipment and manpower does not win a conflict. There are far more factors to consider. Russia has a total military strength of ~775k. Of that 57% of them are 1 year conscripts (publicly pledged not to be used in combat last year).The other 334k professional soldiers and officers (how many do you think are required to keep the conscripts under control), what percentage do you really think they can commit to Ukraine's 129k+ personal force plus their 1 million reserves (who all had 18-24 months service). Do you think Russia will abandon the defense of the entire country to invade Ukraine? Because thats what it would take. Do you really think Russia can call up their reserves when draft dodging and desertion have them 225k men under their legally required minimum strength? Perhaps thats the plan spread Russia thin, militarily and politically.
Same in Minneapolis, for at least the last 8 months.
I am more interested in why Google Play Services transmits my fine location, wifi-scan, cell scan, and GPS data 24/7.... Although FB has perms for lots of stuff, the logs on my phone report that is SMS has never been accessed. If you are rooted install AppOpsXposed and see for yourself.
Find someone who can get 50mb+ cable/dsl that is near your subdivision and put up a mesh network connecting the homes with that site. Get a VPS that is geographically near you or in the normal path for your internet traffic with sufficient ip addresses that you tunnel back to your subdivision. Instant ISP, the cable/dsl guys will just see tons of VPN traffic and never know....
Does Canada have some form of energy assistance that Theo can apply for to keep the power on in his garage? Many US states have programs that cap power under 7% of your income if you are poor as I assume he is with the lack of donations paying his bills, surly Canada does as well.
Their demand to keep the servers in house when free space/power has been offered is stupid. If you think the NSA or any other determined adversary can not break into some bsd dev's basement, then I cant help you. This is dumb oss don't pee in my pool management.
I looked at several ethanol proposals back in the 2000's, every single one I took a pass on investing in because it was obvious that I would loose my shirt the second the government pulled the rug. These things, just like wind, have never been or never could be profitable without the subsidy. Anyone who was dumb enough to invest in these things deserves to lose their shirt. I completely gave up on renewable energy in 2008 when it was clear to me that no one wanted real solutions, just government handouts. I saw several technologies and processes never built because they were profitable on their own and everyone wanted something with a government handout attached.
Another major issue is with renewable power generation that isn't wind or solar. I can list off 10 projects that the utilities conspired to kill because they would be able to drive down the price of electricity in an area forcing them to shut down their legacy generation due to oversupply. The wind/solar mandate is the culprit in many of these cases as they have no choice but to buy X amount of wind/solar and they have to buy at the public market (electricity is traded electricity on a market based system in regional markets) so anything other than what they have and the feds require is a major threat for them.
People need to stop projecting their values and worldview on valueless lying politicians whose worldview is you could never imagine. Many smart and decent people assume that politicians (usually the ones on the team they support) are also smart, decent, and share their values. Where in fact they may be smart, they are not decent and care nothing for the greater good, only their own good disguised as the greater good, open your eyes.
Just imagine a person who looks completely normal but uses google glass as an assistive device for a cognitive disability. This will be the case sooner the later, are you going to support bans of legitimate assistive devices for the disabled? Such a person should visit this restaurant first.
Without *somebody* subsidizing new forms of energy development, we'd still be heating our homes and cooking with wood.
Truth by assertion and ad hominem responses are fallacies you should avoid in your arguments.
Exxon Mobil 2012 profit margin ~9%, tax rate ~6%, fairly common numbers across the industry. I bet I could find a case were it was inverted.
9% profit margin is hand over fist?
All production subsidies are bad.
Letting someone write off a oil well in one year (due to high failure rates) or adjusting the depreciation schedule as production declines (Depletion) are not subsidies they are needed parts of our tax system. Just as the other so called subsidies keep the price under pressure keeping oil profits (9% margin is considered great in that business) up by filling the strategic petroleum reserve and low income heating assistance, are really helping someone other than the oil co's.
Whenever someone says the GOP or the Dems are/dont/* it is usually clear they have no idea whats going on and are only interested in a false right/left paradigm and have failed to see that there is no difference between the two except the exact same set of lies.
If solar is doing so great then why does it need subsidies? Thats what the GOP doesn't like, not that such a thing exists, but that the government creates distortions in the economy by picking winners before the race starts. Old school republicans and libertarians both distaste government intervention. Solar will eventually become cost effective without subsidies, lets wait for that to happen.