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Comment Re:Senator Obama on raising the debt ceiling (Score 3, Insightful) 305

|Congress controls the spending. Btw, "Bush's wars" propaganda is getting boring. Democrats overwhelmingly supported them (unanimously in case of Afghanistan) and it was Clinton admin that set the stage for Iraq war with regime change policy (Iraq Liberation Act 1998). You can argue whether it was right or wrong but you can't blame just one side for it - they all had the same intelligence. Same applies with the current administration. Would they really cut the spending if Republicans weren't fighting for it all along.

Comment Re:Just to get this straight... (Score 1) 196

Looks great to me but that's subjective. However, 300 mile radius v 208-265 comparison is irrelevant. One can be refueled everywhere in 5 minutes for another 300 miles, the other takes 8 hours unless you find one of the supercharging stations which are still very rare. That is a HUGE difference for anybody who needs to drive that distance occasionally (say LA-Bay Area or LA-Vegas).

Comment Re:A shining success (Score 1) 50

Programs like this need to incorporate things like comfort, convenience, price, durability etc., you know, things we all look for when buying stuff, that are comparable with or superior to the current norms, and not just energy efficiency. It is easy to make things more energy efficient; we can all live in huts, give up our cars for bicycles, throw out our washing machines, driers and air-conditioners, drink filtered rain water and grow vegetables in our backyards. But we don't want to give up things which make our life easier, safer, more pleasant and convenient, that's what civilization is all about.

Comment Re:Nonsense. (Score 1) 158

You don't understand Ran'd philosophy (even if you had read her books, which I doubt) and you cannot explain why reading them would make you a emotionally stunted. Yet you claim that you can. That's dishonesty and, by the way, your dumb 'jokes' are not succeeding in covering up your ignorance.

Comment Re:Confused (Score 1) 377

If that was fraud, it was also committed by the government as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were mandated by law to issue subprime mortgages (i.e. mortgages to bums who didn't qualify and couldn't be expected to pay them). 30% of all mortgages backed by those two government-controlled organizations were subprimes and 40% of all subprimes were backed by them.

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