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Comment: Re:Yep. Yer boned. (Score 2, Insightful) 162

by d34dluk3 (#32439506) Attached to: India Attempts To Derail ACTA

Voter apathy is ungodly high simply because we've been conditioned to believe that anybody not in one of the two parties isn't worth electing. When there is so little difference between D and R who can blame people for simply letting themselves get railroaded.

Uh, me? The people have the power to vote in whoever they want. The fact that they choose not to use it is their own fault.

Comment: Re:Have to laugh (bitterly) (Score 1) 604

by d34dluk3 (#32432292) Attached to: 'Peak Wood' Offers Parallels For Our Time

This is just FUD. As GP pointed out, the resources are available. We just don't have our backs against the wall yet. When that happens, nuclear will be unavoidable. Not to mention some of the promising advances in renewable energy that are happening right now.

People have been saying that the sky is falling since at least the time of Christ. No, actually, it's not.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_

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