A quote without attribution is plagiarism,
I see no difference between someone looking at me in public and someone taking a picture of me in public. I have no expectation of privacy in public. Public is the oposite of private. If you don't want to be photographed while in public it is up to you to obscure your identity and not up to me to be sure I don't capture your image.
I hadn't the slightest objection to his spending his time planning massacres for the bourgeoisie...
Who would the bourgeoisie want to massacre? Are you sure you didn't mean "massacres of the bourgeoisie"?
"Yes" and "no" are the only ways you get to vote on a bill.
Before a bill is voted on there is a discussion phase where amendments can be introduced. The ACLU has not suggested any concrete amendments.
You don't see that here, because that's not what this story is about,
I referenced and read the ACLU's letter on this subject.
They point out quite clearly what needs to be addressed
But they do not state clearly how they would like it to be addressed. That is the problem. Without a solid solution all they are doing is pointing out problems and not really helping. What is stopping the ACLU from making concrete amendment suggestions?
Being part of the process is much more than "Wrong, try again". The ACLU has some very bright people. How about coming up with solutions rather that problems.
Is the only things the ACLU can say is "Yes" or "No"? Instead of saying "I respectfully urge you to please vote “no” on this legislation" perhaps say something like "I respectfully ask you to amend the legislation as follows". It is easy to point at legislation and say "bad bill" but it is much more difficult, and productive, to say how the bill can be fixed. They make some oblique suggestions but they are not set out so that the can be easily added to the bill. For example, one of their issues is retention length but they never states how long they consider optimal. If the bill was amended to have a retention time there is a good chance that the ACLU would object because it is too long or too short. Become part of the process instead of an obstructionist.
As a tester my response usually was "I did it and if I can do it so will someone else".
There are still many places where Marine One can not go.
The Beast is used to transport the President from where Marine One can land to where the president needs to be. It also needs to go from where the C-17 can land to where Marine 1 can drop off the president. Those miles can add up. For international visits Marine One may not even be available.
The article states we could do it now but the fact that the Beast is so heavy, due to its armor and other features, for batteries to be an effective power source. Keep inventing and when heavy battery power vehicles can match the performance of heavy IC vehicles then we can switch. Now is just not the time.
At 0100, say "talk to you tomorrow" which actually means perhaps 2100 that same night...not technically solar OR calendar-day tomorrow,
Not really as tomorrow is after the sun next comes up so it is solar based. How do you resolve the "I'll get that for you on Tuesday" when there are two parts of the Tuesday workday that are 20 hours apart? Even if you say "Tuesday afternoon" are you talking sloar noon or clock noon?
It works extremely well the way I describe it.
It may work extremely well for you but it would not work well for me.The following would be completely confusing to me;
1. Having the date change while I am up and the sun is still up.
2. Eating lunch at time other than around 1200
Another example of where time zones are useful is scheduling TV programs. Shows are broadcast in defined time slots based on solar time. Adult shows are generally shown after 9PM. Without time zones that time would be different for every area of the world and there would be no way of deciding where to adjust what is broadcast. The noon news hour would have a different time depending on latitude. In BC the noon news hour would be at 0400. In Arizona it would be at 0500. But wait without time zones how would we know when to change the broadcast time? There are too many things that happen based on local solar time
The thing is that we would still need time zones to translate work days. For example, an international company has a set 8-5 work schedule. With time zones we can easily convert the work day of another location into local time. Without time zones we would have to remember the start/end time for every location. Standard conversion tables are always easier that enumerating large amounts of data.
Most stores are open at least 9-5 local time Chains usually have a set schedule. No matter if I am in Washington State or New York State I know that Staples will be open at 1000 on most Tuesday. Without time zones that is no longer true. Do I now have to remember what that translation is for everywhere I go?
It is not a matter of "just getting used to it". There are unsolvable issues with doing away with time zones.
.the only obstacle to overcome is the anal retentiveness of everyone who has not yet gotten used to it
Before clocks we worked by the sun. After clocks we worked by local time based on the sun. After we started doing long distance commerce we need a way to translate local times which brought us time zone. Now you want us to throw away any sun reference and call us anal retentive. Sorry but that epithet more fits the one who wants to follow an arbitrary clock.
Humans, and most animals for that matter, work by the sun and not an arbitrary clock. Clocks are used so people can coordinate with each other but we still pretty much work on solar time. Time zones are there to get the clock to closely follow the solar day. With calendar days changing in the middle of solar days things get complicated. Here are a few example;
1. See you Tuesday. Is that the Tuesday from 0:00 to 4:00 or the Tuesday from 20:00 to 24:00?
2. See you tomorrow. Is that tomorrow calendar day or tomorrow solar day?
3. See you in the afternoon. Is that after 1200 or after the sun is highest in the sky?
Having to qualify time references with "solar" or "calendar" is confusing at best. Taking calendar day out of sync with solar days is a moronic idea as that is not the way people work. People are not computers. We have been using time zones for over 100 years and it works great. DST is another issue.
From the article we are discussing;
The deal would phase out coal companies over 10 years,
I am all for leaving coal in the ground but I don't think we can afford to replace all coal produced energy in the next ten years as the article indicates is their time frame. Therefore, theirs is a flawed plan.
We have to manage a long-term sustainable plan.
Exactly, and "get rid of coal producers now" is not "a long-term sustainable plan". It may be part of a long term sustainable plan but alone it causes more issues than it fixes. The biggest issue being electricity shortages. We are having a hard enough time keeping up let alone throwing away current working capacity.