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Comment: I Agree But... (Score 1) 529

by rebmemeR (#46506233) Attached to: The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
I totally agree that US should fast-track high performers. The rest of the world does it. Because we do not appropriately reward performance, unemployment is increasing. That said, I can understand why some feel no love for the gifted. Successful kids turn into successful adults. The top 0.1% make bundles of money which does not trickle down enough. We need to put big taxes on the rich, not to punish them, but to keep our society functioning. The alternative will be social breakdown, which could get very ugly.

Comment: Re:What a nonsense post... (Score 1) 1030

by finkployd (#45496713) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

I'm all for nuclear, I guess the part I don't get is why solar has no part. Maybe not from an industrial power grid scenario but I know two people who are supplying most (in one case all) of their home's power via solar. Are they doing something wrong? Is this hurting the chance for nuclear somehow?

Comment: Re:What a nonsense post... (Score 1) 1030

by finkployd (#45496459) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

> But because of people like yourself--who are too lazy to figure this out for yourself

Ok, did I miss a declaration of a douchbag contest? Did I accidentally click on youtube instead of facebook? Get over yourself and participate in the conversation like an adult, all I did was ask some questions I'm not out on the street marching against your views.

Interesting information, a bit overshadowed by unnecessary dickishness.

Comment: Re:What a nonsense post... (Score 3, Insightful) 1030

by finkployd (#45493713) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

> Solar accounts for 0.17% of our electric production in this country, tripling it won't make any difference.

Is this counting only energy company production or people/companies reducing their consumption from the grid by augmenting it with solar? If so, how?

> The sooner environmentalists get off the solar kick and focus on reality, the sooner we can replace fossil fuels with something else. (Which in this case is nuclear, since it is the only option left)

There can be only one?

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