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Comment Strange in that recent research shows F/M skew (Score 1) 435

The bizarre thing is that recent sociological research shows that in fact there are many more college educated women than men, in some places (like NYC) it's up to 3:1 F:M.

However, maybe the myth that they "want to cheat" might be what's at odds.

I'll just be over here on Tinder where the real ratio matches the sociological research.

Comment Re:I doubt... (Score 1) 106

The fundamentals of the US economy are looking great in comparison to what? Are you seriously content because "at least we're not in as bad shape as Greece!"? Housing prices are starting to come back - that's a good thing right? That no one can afford a house unless they sell their and their children's future into usury? Because a fundamental gauge of the economy is the PRICE OF YOUR HOUSE. No, that's only good for bankrupt americans who have no equity at all except the meagre slice they are forced by the banks to have if they buy a house. Buying a home then selling it is not a valid "business model". It's speculation. And just like any other speculator, one day honey you are going to get screwed.

Comment Re:Wrong solution (change energy source better) (Score 1) 134

Have to agree.

Carbon sinks and carbon reductions are generally the wrong choice, in that you can run the plant clean while the inspectors are there and run it dirty the rest of the time.

What works is moving off of fossil fuels entirely, by putting more cash into actual built alternative energy like cheaper wind and solar that are verified and measured.

Crush the subsidies and exemptions for fossil fuels, and work on the capital need for new energy systems like wind and solar (10 year low cost loans at 1 percent for example).

I bought four solar units through our Seattle City Light program called Community Solar. Only cost me $300 per unit, instead of $7000 to get it installed on my home, since they built it as part of a new building and got economies of scale. Now I own part of the Aquarium, the Zoo, and a Low Income Apartment Complex solar panels. Capital cost is cheaper for me, and people using the Aquarium or Zoo know it's green while people living in a low income apartment know they're using green power they couldn't otherwise afford (due to the capital cost).

Comment Re:What does Science have to say about this? (Score 3, Informative) 583

There is proof however that people who claim to have "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" mysteriously cannot explain why they can get "sick" even when the source of electromagnetic radiation is turned off. Apparently the mere sight of a router/electrical transformer/pylon is enough to make them "sick".

"You need tender loving care once a week - so that I can slap you into shape." - Ellyn Mustard