You are correct that overall stocks are increasing (or were up to the latest date in the report). But it's not because any particular site is more productive, it's because of decreased harvest and more land being dedicated to growth.
Nothing in the report you link refutes what I say. That report inventories stocks, but makes no statement on yield per acre per time, or growth rates over time. It does conclude that overall volume of tree stocks are growing on a per region basis, but indicates this growth is due to decreased harvest, not increased growth rates.
Paper is a renewable resource
This is one of the most frustrating and pervasive narratives still circulating. Paper, and other fiber products, are not any more renewable than oil. Harvesting the cellulose source is so destructive to the growth matrix that yields per time and yields per acre have been steadily decreasing for the last 500 years, and would return to previous productivity levels only a little faster than the earth will make more oil, and that only if we left them completely alone for the duration. This is especially true of wood sources, but hemp and other sources, with greatly reduced impact, are not immune to this effect. Further, to grow sufficient volume to supply current paper needs would require a serious imposition on food growing lands, or widespread destruction of forested lands, which brings us back to that severe degradation of the growth matrix where the trees were growing and preventing erosion, and cycling nutrients, and preserving soil strata, etc.
The energy return on incineration is dubious. Most, if not all, incinerators use additional fuel (oil or natural gast) to get the thing to burn at all, and often, if not always, the energy return is so low it ends up costing more than just burning the supplemental fuel.
This is not to say that incineration is not a useful option for waste disposal in some circumstances. But it's disingenuous to promulgate the process with promises of a net energy gain.
to know how this thing will operate. Whether there needs to be an agreement, and what needs to be in it, must be decided by some folks who have some decent idea of how these relationships operate.
The unfortunate part is that no one involved is doing anything to establish their credibility with regard to my interests. The people involved are plenty smart, but most of their words and actions seem to indicate that they have little to no consideration of my interests.
Are my interests more important than yours? Of course not. Neither are yours more important than mine. And most importantly, neither are the authors' more important than ours, collectively.
It would be nice to see some attention paid to that fact.
There might still be some good office furniture, though. Also maybe some flashy, repo'd cars.
Representative Democracy. The worst system ever devised, except for all the others.
. . . under the dictatorship of Obama - and we will make sure that all the supporters of dictator Obama will get booted from the Capitol Hill
Wait, is this sarcasm? You're gunning for the funny mod, right?
Because, A., the PATRIOT Act (writing the word "patriot" in reference to these orwellian measures makes my stomach turn, but that's not what I'm talking about here) was promulgated by Cheney Rumsfeld Bush and Co., and passed under their stern, wagging fingers, and, B., Obama operates from the White House, whereas it is the Congress whose building is Capitol Hill.
I'm confused because Paragraph 2 is an accurate representation of the current state of affairs. I mean, Obama is a far sight short of his promises, much like most Democrats these days, and totally wrong on this issue, but he is way less of a totalitarian/authoritarian than CRB executive was. And, at least one or two of his policies are meant for the benefit of the Plebs.
They're doing this. Granted, there's no iOS car version yet, but Carplay is a solid step in that direction.
Too bad they've taken down most of the towers in the broadband network.
if this article is to be believed.
Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Windows chief: “We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10. .
Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems, has clarified the company's plans were not changing for non-genuine users . .
A little smelly. And just when I thought MS was working it's way back to cool.
...but rather with sloppy practices and corner cutting.
True for so many things, from automobile failures to nuclear power plants. If everyone at Fukushima had been doing their job, it would have been merely unfortunate, rather than disastrous.
I don't know if sloppy practice explains the earthquakes in Oklahoma, though.
I think more important is that they gave up all their own intellectual property to whomever.
My guess is that they were required to do this as part of settlement, and the hope on the other side is that somehow grooveshark users will be swayed to change their behavior based on this statement.
As regards the statement itself, it appears crafted by a gifted communications expert, but the smell of PR/inauthenticity is not completely masked. Or, it was crafted by the groovesharks and encoded with a little Wayne's World style snark ("It certainly does suck. .
Most people did not record on 8-track, but cassette and 8-track were largely coincident formats, kind of like betamax and vhs. 8-track offered playback convenience and maybe a little quality bump in the beginning, cassette offered size convenience (until we got auto-reverse).
True audiophiles back in the day would record to reel-to-reel.
To return to the thread, pirated music goes back a long, long way. It was just sheet music before performance recordings. And before that, bards copied each others' songs. And before that, Grog beat his rocks just like L'hurd.
Isn't the USB-C reversible?