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Comment Re:Leftist regulation run amok. (Score 1) 555

I do think there is some Fed overreach in controlling for example "illicit" drugs, who the fudge is the Federal Gov't to tell me what I can and can't put in my body.

Because it's not OK for you to get high as a kite, or drunk as a skunk, and get behind the wheel of a car and kill a family. Your freedoms don't extend to involuntary manslaughter.

Submission + - Radio Shack brand again in bankruptcy.

BarbaraHudson writes: Bloomberg is reporting that the "new" Radio Shack is preparing to file for bankruptcy.

General Wireless Operations, the RadioShack successor created by a partnership between Sprint Corp. and the defunct retailer’s owners, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to people familiar with the matter.

A filing could happen within the coming days and will probably result in liquidation, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the process isn’t public. The beleaguered company, which does business as RadioShack, operates outlets that share space with Sprint’s retail locations, as well as franchising the name to other stores.

Investors had thrown $75 million in lines of credit and term loans at the business, which was used for "renovated locations and updated inventory". That's less than $60,000 per store — chickenfeed in today's world, where renovating a McDonalds can run between $500,000 and $2,000,000, and you're not trying to pivot.

Submission + - The rising cost of decommissioning a nuclear power plant (thebulletin.org)

Lasrick writes: A look at cost estimates of nuclear power plant decommissioning from the 1980s, and how widely inaccurate they turned out to be. This is a pretty fascinating look at past articles in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that consistently downplayed the costs of decommissioning, for example: 'The Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Rowe, Massachusetts, took 15 years to decommission—or five times longer than was needed to build it. And decommissioning the plant—constructed early in the 1960s for $39 million—cost $608 million. The plant’s spent fuel rods are still stored in a facility on-site, because there is no permanent disposal repository to put them in. To monitor them and make sure the material does not fall into the hands of terrorists or spill into the nearby river costs $8 million per year.'

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