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Comment: Re:yes but (Score -1) 296

by udachny (#47416051) Attached to: Wireless Contraception

Since I hit the posting limit wall on my first account, I am going to reply to you from my backup one. ...

False choice! HL NEVER TOOK ANY FREEDOMS AWAY from anybody, government took freedoms away from HL. HL compensating their employees in currency rather than in whatever government tells it to compensate employees in is a freedom that HL AND employees must have and that government must not be able to steal.

Freedom to negotiate a contract between 2 parties is an essential freedom that cannot be impeded by government and nobody should lose those freedoms regardless of whether they become an employer or whatever.

By the way, thinking that HL is 'dictating choices' is a gigantic misconception! HL is not coming to anybody's house and not looking for contraceptives they don't like and not preventing people from buying the contraceptives with the MONEY THAT HL PAYS THEM. This is a huge lie perpetrated upon the population stupid enough not to understand the simple concept: you get paid and then you buy the products you want regardless of what anybody thinks.

Comment: Re:WTF rich people? (Score -1) 1307

by udachny (#47364553) Attached to: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

WTF rich people?

- just because somebody is rich it does not mean that they should be forced by the government (and thus guns and prisons) to pay for your life. You can buy your own goddamn contraceptives and as to 'welfare kids', there are private charities for that and welfare shouldn't exist in the first place.

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 3, Interesting) 380

by danbert8 (#47327649) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Roundabouts are a good solution as you said in rural areas and also in residential neighborhoods. In low traffic situations, they work great to prevent having to stop in most situations. But yes, go to Carmel, IN (north side of Indianapolis). Try to go east or west through the town during rush hour (most traffic going north or south). You can't. Block a roundabout with traffic going one way, and all ways come to a dead stop, probably backing that street up to clog up another roundabout and you get a chain reaction from intersection to intersection.

Comment: Re:waste of time (Score 1) 380

by danbert8 (#47327183) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

They still get 0 miles to the gallon technically... Plus even if they aren't running the engine, it probably doesn't turn off the radio/AC/accessories, so they are running on some sort of energy that will need to be recharged. Regardless, better flowing traffic with minimal stops is much better for everyone. Longer battery range for electrics, better fuel economy for gas cars. Sadly, pretty much every city has lights that are poorly timed for rush hour that really screw everyone over for the other 22 hours of the day. Not to mention every residential neighborhood that has stop signs instead of yield signs, or 4 way stops when they should be 2 way stops. So much energy savings could be had with some good design, but it's the government that would have to fix it, and they have no incentive to do so...

Comment: Re:records go back to 1880, very funny (Score 1) 547

I agree, when people say "what will we do with cities like Tampa and New Orleans?" and I reply, 200 years ago, they were just a few maybe 2-3 story buildings. How many cornerstones in those cities are marked pre-1814? Not many important ones. People migrate over time due to the environment, it's a natural process.

Comment: Re:records go back to 1880, very funny (Score 1) 547

Deeper water, increased flow. Both add thermal mass and the increased flow velocity could slow or halt freezing on the surface. I'm not saying anything about temperature differences, just pointing out that there is a scientific argument to be had that dredging a river could make it less likely to freeze given constant temperature.

Comment: Re:It's about time (Score 1) 547

My problem is with 7... The assumption that a warmer climate will be catastrophic or even net harmful to humanity. Even worse is number 8, the assumption that we can or should attempt to keep the climate where it has been throughout the very recent period of human societal development.

Comment: Re:Everybody is wrong... (Score 1) 270

There is perfect competition in the fuels market, that's not to say the oil market has perfect competition, it does not. The price changes in the oil market have an effect on fuel prices, but it does not affect the marketing and competition among the sellers of the refined product. This is why people think there is collusion, because the price of gas is very similar at all stations in a given region and that is actually because the competition is so fierce for customers.

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