Sometimes I think some of the enviro-nutjobs, won't be happy until we are all back living in caves, eating sticks and berries.
Old Tom Selleck Movie with Gene Simmons of KISS, 1984....Runaway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Look for one of the "entertainment giants" to pick up the scraps, rebrand it and sell it somehow.
Sure is a lot different these days. Back in my youth, in the mid 70's, I worked in a television repair shop. We'd get tv's in that the "women of the house" could hear the flyback transformer whine. Usually around 15k in frequency. Sometimes I could hear it, sometimes I couldn't. Only thing you could do back then was to swap out horizontal output or horizontal oscillator tubes, hoping to get one that was just right, so the person couldn't hear the whine.
Oh, I can see it now...late night tv....The newest solution to weight loss The microb-pill, guaranteed to help you lose 20 pounds a week or your money back. Act now and we'll double your order, just pay for processing and handling.
It's simple math. The price spiked up and stayed high a few years ago, when has lead to the boom of (USA) domestic oil production in the Dakota area, and more oil available on the market, caused the price to drop, and exports from OPEC to drop. OPEC, wanting to sell more oil, lowers the price, pumps more, and floods the market with even more oil. This causes the speculators to drop the price on the open market. With the price lower, drilling for oil becomes cheaper, less return on a barrel of oil, versus the cost to extract & refine it, making domestic companies, investors stop or reduce drilling because of little or no return on that investment. You just can't stick a pipe in the ground to drill for oil in the USA anyway. You must get 3,103 different legal things sorted out, EPA, environmental impact, the hardware & people required to extract it, shipping it etc. So, once the domestic drilling slows or stops, and the "glut" of oil evaporates, then OPEC slows delivery of oil on the international stage, and BOOM! The price skyrockets again. By the time the domestic production ramps up again, it will be months if not years, thereby insuring a huge windfall for OPEC. Alternatives are ok, but, nothing will stop the use of petroleum products. A lot of anti-oil people forget, there are a LOT of medical discoveries, and cures available today, if not for the petro-chemical industry.
Every laptop I've owned, if it had a web cam, also had a piece of black electrical tape over the camera.
I'll take free market capitalism over socialsim/communism ANY DAY! At least in a democratic form, you have the ability to do better. Under socialism, there is no reward, for doing better, and you become LAZY, quality of work, goods & services suck.
Tell everyone "HEY! your clock is off
.03 seconds"...the scientist's heads would explode. ;)
OMG! It wasn't mans fault the last time the last time the ice melted?? Stop the presses! Call Algore!
Yeah, want to really get them going? Oil, is a NATURAL RESOURCE.
Oh this one will drive the conspiracy nuts wild! After that scanner is finished, where does the data go? Is it deleted, is it stored, shared? Oh the possibilities with that data...
But, it ain't my money...
Climate change is just another attempt to dissolve nations, cause the industrialized ones to give money to the U.N. (useless nations) Climate change is called SEASONS for most INTELLIGENT people. The SUN controls our climate, not man, but, the "scientist" and pinheads in academia who couldn't hold a job in private industry, so they just "teach" (those than can do, those that can't, teach) only know what is in a book, and most of them are non believers in God, so they just spout their garbage.
Nope, not buying it. With the subsidies, tax breaks, under the table deals, the PART TIME that the wind blows, the amount of birds killed, the disruption to the wind patterns around or near a wind "farm", wind is NOT cheaper than coal, gas or oil.