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Comment Re:Or let us keep our hard-earned money (Score 1) 571 571

In some cases, there are concerns beyond market forces. Burning carbon fuels will always (or at least for the foreseeable future) be cheaper than generating electricity in another way. The cost is in the damage to the atmosphere, not the economy. The atmosphere is not subject to market forces.

Comment How Quickly we Forget (Score 1) 275 275

Oh Neil. Poor sweet, stupid genius. Are we forgetting the original purpose of the space race? It was not some good-natured, friendly competition between two great nations seeking to further the cause of science for the sake of science. It was part of an arms race for global supremacy that resulted in hundreds of millions of people being irradiated by thousands of above ground nuclear bomb tests which only ended because of corruption and economic collapse of one of the nations involved. We are very fortunate that it didn't go sideways and end up with nuclear winter.

Comment Re:One small problem (Score 1) 509 509

A group has no rights, period. Individuals have rights, those rights extend to where there are groups (see First Amendment). The idea that groups have rights is simply the mistake of the far left wing, and their "Group Politics", and a big reason why Civil Rights Movement has failed.

I forget, who was that said, "Corporations are people my friends." Was that some far left-winger? Corporations are groups of people. A corporation is an entity designed to indemnify the individuals of the corporation against personal liability. Yet, corporations are now provided some of the same rights as individual people. It's like reverse double jeopardy.

Comment Re:FTYF, Submitter (Score 1) 532 532

It goes hand in glove with the medical insurance industry all attempting to fleece patients for as much as they are worth. Try asking a care provider how much a service will cost if you happen to be uninsured. I've only been told, "we cannot tell you how much it will cost without insurance." WTF?

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