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Comment Re:Buried lead (Score 1) 379

Depends on whether it was parked correctly; and, if not is the car or you at fault? Tim S.

If my Tesla Model S is parked on the street, and some truck smashes into it, sending my car onto the sidewalk where it rolls over a pedestrian... is it Tesla's fault?

This article reads like a hit piece.

Comment Re:Last useful thing the US will do (Score 1) 47

Wow, I missed France leaving the EU or France turning over their nukes to UN control. This is ignoring the nukes that the UK has. Tim S.

If the usa forces it's laws and culture on the world, then why isn't the rest of the world is more civilized?

The EU doesn't have nukes to launch, there nukes are under control of the UN.

Comment Re:Control (Score 1) 693

GATT really meant a Gentleman's Agreement to Talk and Talk. That is likely why the WTO came into being. Tim S.

I feel the same about the World Trade Organization. Why are THEY making decisions for Americans?

The WTO is the successor to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This was an attempt to set international institutions in place to regulate international trade in order to make it easier to get trade moving. It was an attempt to provide an international framework in which countries could sort out their differences on trade matters peacefully without resorting to trade wars, protectionism, and to prevent a repeat of the same economic conditions that ultimately led to two world wars.

Does that answer your question?

Comment Re:define your terms first (Score 1, Insightful) 180

I agree with the below quotes; but, it might be easier to find the best of classic Science Fiction and Fantasy books instead. Tim S.

You need to define best, greatest, and classic before you can go further in your quest.

And not in the least decide what the definition of the term science fiction is (it's not as easy as it sounds).

Comment Re:This is either blackmail or a confession. (Score 2) 354

I believe the Saudi Arabia does NOT need our American military equipment. They really do NOT have enough trained native people to support all that they have purchased. I think the real reason they buy it is to bribe the US Government to defend their country in case they need it. And, to have equipment on hand for US troops to use when we send them. Tim S.

I'd say "Sell them, and you'll never buy another piece of American military equipment again, and there won't be a single US soldier within your borders within six months."

As oil's importance fades, I think the response to anything from Saudi Arabia should "Fuck you, fuck you very very much."

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