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Comment Re:More money not always the solution (Score 2) 548

No grade school should be teaching about evolution or creation, probably not even the high schools. They should instead give the students some fundamentals, reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, general sciences, history and critical thinking so that they can study things like evolution or creation later in college when they can make an educated choice to do so.

Too many school are pumping out total nitwits that know nothing but evolution and sex education. They leave schools not knowing basic math, half of them think an innuendo is an Italian suppository, but they know how to masturbate and put on condoms like experts. Money isn't going to fix the problem. Giving them the skills that they can build on will.

Comment Re:GPS Enabled Cars (Score 1) 506

Funny how in the end you still leave it to where money can be raised by the government.

Modify your plan to protect the privacy of the driver by:

Require all cars to have a GPS system that is always on, calculates the car's speed, checks the car's location against a database of published speed limits and keeps the car from being able to exceed the posted speed limit.

That would eliminate the need to report anything to the government.

The only downfall is no more revenue from speeding tickets.

Comment Re:Hmmm (Score 5, Informative) 937

That 440,900 tons equals 399,977,751,866 grams

If one gram = 7,500 gallons of gasoline that the equivalent of 2,999,833,138,995,000 gallons of gasoline.

  In 2009, the U.S. used 126,773,388,000 gallons of gasoline. http://americanfuels.blogspot.com/2010/04/2009-gasoline-consumption.html

Which means that the US supply of thorium could provide the equivalent of 21,751 years of gasoline usage in the U.S.

I think it's plentiful enough.

Comment Re:Meteors impacting the moon?? ... Oh wait, (Score 1) 43

Natural language communications? Hamper is a verb which means to hinder or impede. Will the moon be impeding or hindering the shower? Nope. The shower will still be happening in full force. The view of the shower will be hindered or impeded by the moon. Grunts and clicks were once considered natural language, it's too bad we keep regressing when it comes to the spoken or written word.

Comment Meteors impacting the moon?? ... Oh wait, (Score 1) 43

The headline had me thinking that the moon was going to be intercepting all those meteors. Turns out they meant "Viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower To Be Hampered By Full Moon"

If that would have been too long of a headline then perhaps "Full moon will hamper viewing of Perseid Meteor Shower" would have been better

Same number of words as original headline and much more accurate.

Who writes these things?

Comment Do they still work? (Score 1) 108

Also I guess we have to define what it means to still be working. Did the UK make the conversion to all digital yet like the US, or are there still analog broadcasts?

If they haven't gone all digital, then it's possible that this set can still receive programming, whereas a set bought in the U.S. only a few years ago doesn't work without the addition of a converter box.

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