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Comment Re:In other news... (Score 1) 462 462

I was merely pointing out that there were HVDC lines coming in from the north which you didn't appear to know about.

As far as coal power in California I believe that all of the states utilities have been mandated to eliminate any coal power from their portfolios and although that is not complete yet they are well on their way to the goal.

And for the CONUS as a whole the amount of coal power has been dropping, largely as a result of increasing natural gas generation and I think in 20 or 30 years coal will be a miniscule piece of the nations energy supply.

Comment Re:Legislate 50% less consumption? Good fucking lu (Score 1) 462 462

Don't forget the low flow toilet you have to flush three times.

I replaced a toilet about 3 years ago that was plugging at least once a week with one recommended in Consumer Reports. It cost me about $260 plus installation. The new toilet uses 1.28 gallons/full flush and 0.8 gallons for a partial flush. I've had it for 2.5 years now and it's only plugged once in all that time. And I never have to flush it more than once (except the time it plugged where I let it sit for an hour or so and flushed it again which cleared the plug). So, if you get a quality low flow toilet it works just fine, if you go cheap expect problems.

Comment Re:Just like Teacher "Grades" (Score 1) 245 245

School is about learning things, not some fuzzy concept of "learning how to learn".

I completely disagree with this. It's like the old adage "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Same thing with learning --- unless you think the only place that learning takes place is in school.

Comment Re:Seriously... (Score 1) 245 245

Sorry for the messed up formatting. That should have read:

Every individual has different strengths and weaknesses.

This is an important point. Standardized tests assume everyone is like a cog coming off an assembly line. Good education should be tailored to needs of the student, not the needs of an industrial education system.

When some people discover the truth, they just can't understand why everybody isn't eager to hear it.