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Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 483 483

the absolute production of kWh from solar, wind, and natural gas are up and the production of power from coal is down. Cleaner sources of energy are displacing coal globally at an unprecedented rate. Even at the present rate we will change over the majority of the energy infrastructure in mere decades, considerably faster than it took to build out in the first place.

Comment Re:No it is not (Score 1) 351 351

Modern marketing techniques are designed for people like you. They're specifically made for people who don't pay attention to ads.

Is there any evidence to support this claim? It is often encountered in these threads. I remain skeptical. Probably my skepticism comes from the same frame of mind that prevents marketing from gaining an unearned column in my purchasing decision matrix...

Comment Re:Needs to be more convenient (Score 1) 654 654

Sure I was arguing with the extreme cold and extreme heat, which do not happen and certainly with no regularity anywhere in the US. However, 90F at 7AM is not very common in Tusla either. For example it has not happened in the last 2 years...

Comment Re:Needs to be more convenient (Score 1) 654 654

So much for common: Nothing close to 90F at 7AM in the last 2 summers. There are only 13 days where you reach 90F since 5/1/2013. I'm not looking through more data. Your remembering is obviously wrong. The other point is not what was stated, but last winter there was nothing remotely close to -15F. 5 to 10 days is not accurate.

Comment Re:Needs to be more convenient (Score 1) 654 654

Midwest city 90F at 7 AM? -15F with 6" of unplowed snow? These are extremely rare events for any city of 500K + in the Midwest. Planning your commute around something that happens once per few years doesn't seem reasonable. On the other hand planning your living situation around public transport can be exceptionally convenient.

Comment Re:Cars are investments. (Score 1) 654 654

Time is worth more than anything else we have, which is why I like to take the light rail so that I can do other things with my time than avoid the destruction of my overpriced, quickly depreciating, expensive to operate asset (and potentially health) by some clown not paying attention.

Comment Re:A small part of me (Score 1) 591 591

why else would they have written and passed the largest corporate handout in the history of government?

I am curious about this claim and the numbers attached to it compared to prior corporate handouts by the federal government. There have been some very big ones. Can you fill me in?

Comment Re:Power is the problem, not Money (Score 1) 233 233

All the that money and the open corruption in the 1800s, despite the more limited government, does what to your anti-big government theory?

Sorry to inform you that money in politics had higher ROI than R&D or quality employees 200 years ago too.

Comment Re:Police prefer it if citizens are easy to kill (Score 1) 609 609

.50 caliber rounds will penetrate an inch of steel + sand + human flesh? From wikipedia:

Instead, the M2HB Browning with its .50 caliber armor-piercing cartridges went on to function as an anti-aircraft and anti-vehicular machine gun, with a capability of completely perforating 0.875" (22.2 mm) of face-hardened armor steel plate at 100 yards (91 m), and 0.75" (19 mm) at 547 yards (500 m).[7]

Not quite, but still mighty impressive.

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