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Comment nonsense (Score 2) 75

I was a graduate student under a very famous biologist
and he often remarked, of all the physicists who have gone into biology, only one or two have made a substantial contribution - their minds don't work the right way
True, we need math for clinical trials, and omics, but for biology you need a feeling for the organism

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 843

sigh
what do you mean
QE is fed, independent of potus
what did obama do, stave off a second great recession ?
you have gone to st louis fred data base downloaded private sector job growth for obama vs reagan (yeah population is larger, but older)

you know that ted cruz and a republican rep from, iirc, WA, posted onfacebook, send in your ocare horror stories ?
and they got back no horror stories, but hundreds of posts along the line of thank god for ocare, i can now afford medicine for me or my family and have money for food ?????
is that really so awful (ps cost ocare much less cost of trump tax cuts to 1%)
???

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 843

hillary is corrupt
but trump is as corrupt and sleazy ?
you do know that most of corrupt liar is gop fantasy (benghazi, vince foster) ?
Do you think the NIH (war on cancer), NTSB, National Parks are good ? Trump tax cuts, goodbye to all that
There are about 10 million people on ocare, many of whom no doubt are on chemo
you stop ocare day one, who pays for the chemo ? we just let them die ?

but lets stipulate to your ideas about clinton; is the man who goes on a 3am rant about ms universe really better ?
really ?
look at argentina: they voted in a trump (peron) and they went from nearly a 1st world country to nearly 3rd world

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06...

Trump U targets grieving army war widow:
The sales pitches seeking to separate Cheryl Lankford from her money began during the recession as she struggled to get back on her feet after the death of her husband, an American soldier serving in Iraq.
Two of them were from companies that have boasted the Trump name.
One was Trump University, the real estate sales seminar that Donald J. Trump promoted as a way for average people to profit from opportunities in the housing market. Ms. Lankford said she spent $35,000 from an Army insurance payment to learn Mr. Trump’s secrets.

also
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06...
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08...

Comment taxes are a red herring (Score 1) 843

trump supporters - I know most of you, no the vast majority are neither stupid nor racist
yet whenever we point out trumnp flaws, the answer is always hillary !! benghazi !!!
how about addressing trumps issues for once ?

1) look at how he was unable, totally unable to resist clintons needling him in the debate and his ballistics wierdness on ms universe
is he gonna go ballistic if putin dumps on him ? is that really what you want next to the nuclear button ?

2) Trump lies constantly (I really shouldn't have to provide a url for this), he is a sleaze who stiffs small businessmen (a) and he is a con artist (a)

3) he draws the support of the small number of people who are crazy (c) or racist (read alt ride blogs)

4) his policies are stupid: there are fewer coal jobs cause of *technology* (same amt of coal today, fewer workers); the oil companies didn't bid on gulf cause fracking is cheaper; 20 years ago, trade and offshoring were issues; today the issue is robots and automation

5) he is really gonna round up 11 (no, not 20) million illegals ? what if all the us born kids file lawsuits demanding to stay and demanding care as orphans ? can you imagine the clusterf ? mass deportation - the lawyers employment act

6) his economic plans, to the extent he has any, are huge tax cuts for the rich
do you like national parks ? the FDA ? the nih, NTSB, ? they are in for huge cuts

7) as pointed out in ny times editorial, his infrastructure program proposal is based on double dip accounting, it is a stupid proposal

8) virtually every GOP economist who served with bush I, bush II, mccain or romney thinks trump is stupid
nearly every one

9) you all seem to distrust the mainstream media, but far as i can tell, benghazi and vince foster are gop delusions; no there there
okay, the email thing was stupid, but i bet dollars to donuts that if a gop person did the same, the right wing meme would be, the gov't classifies way to much stuff ,mainly to hide govt errors !! and i bet you can probably find wall str journal or national review articles to that effect !!

10) when ever he looses, he whines. is that a winner ? is that really what you want as commander in chief ?

11) trashing the constitution and banning muslims (who are, this is true, *one percent us population*!!) ain't gonna help terrorism (why don't we ban ex soldiers - after all, T McVeigh ???)
Terrorism is either quasi state actors (ISIL) which requires stronger democratic states , or lone wolf teen guys - and teenage males are always with us and some are wierd; i bet if you track killings by teen age men, it is constant, what changes is their motivation whih is solely driven by wht they read in the news; if terror is big in the news, the teenager fantasizes about terror; if going postal is big, he fantasizes about terror
answer is jobs
a
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06...

Trump U targets grieving army war widow:
The sales pitches seeking to separate Cheryl Lankford from her money began during the recession as she struggled to get back on her feet after the death of her husband, an American soldier serving in Iraq.
Two of them were from companies that have boasted the Trump name.
One was Trump University, the real estate sales seminar that Donald J. Trump promoted as a way for average people to profit from opportunities in the housing market. Ms. Lankford said she spent $35,000 from an Army insurance payment to learn Mr. Trump’s secrets.

also this one
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06...
and
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08...

b
https://www.washingtonpost.com...

Comment information wants to be free (Score 1) 204

has to be the stupidest slogan of all time
information doesn't want anything
by 2nd law, it costs something to produce, analyze, store, organize and deliver information
what the slogan means is I, the speaker, want something that cost someone else money, but I don't want to pay for it, and I don't have the guts to say I want it for free, so I am hiding behind this slogan, where an abstract idea (information) takes my place

l

Comment lets count the ways this is idiotic (Score 1) 242

1) Fusion powered airplanes; right
anytime anyone on /. makes a comment about how some other group of people are stupidly wasting time on some idiotic idea....

2) Garbage patent
to secure a patent,the invention has to be "enabled"

3)counterpunch is the absolute bottom of the barrel in webcrap
if you can't write, and you have a particularly stupid piece of inane word salad you want on the web, counterpunch is where you would go after your essay was rejected by everyone else (ok National Review on line and Mark Levin are worse, but they are both pathological)

Submission + - Elon Musk recieved billions (billions) in tax subsidys (middleclasspoliticaleconomist.com)

cinnamon colbert writes: Elon Mus is frequently praised by techies and slashdotters as representing a cutting edge entrepreneurial fellow who uses the might of the profit motive to create technology.
However, it would appear that his companies are thriving due to billions in tax dollars, aka corporate welfare."both Tesla and Solar City have received over $2 billion each, if you count the value of the subsidies their customers have received for buying Tesla vehicles and Solar City installations. This is more significant in the case of Solar City (about $1 billion) than for Tesla (about $321 million). Even without these sums, the companies have directly received about $3.5 billion, most notably for the new Gigafactory in Nevada and for a solar panel facility in Buffalo, New York."

These sums represent transfers from taxpayers to the 36th wealthiest man in America.

Comment hillary haters are sad... (Score 2, Insightful) 676

they bring up Benghazi, a non story (1)
there are some minor scandals, like travelgate (2)
there are some deranged fantasy arguments like vince foster suicide (3)
that all you got ?

maybe she has some small skeletons, but you compare her to the crazys (T Cruz , R Paul) the right wing guys who want us all to be underpaid slaves (S Walker) the retread of the past (J Bush)...HIllary stands head and shoulders over these midgets

1) the republicans in congress *created their own committee* which they *ran*
and the committee investigated and found ....zilch

2) ok, innuendo aside, someone fired a few timeservers in the whitehouse. Bush started a war for no reason that killed 4,000 americans, cost well north of a trillion, and destabilized the mideast...

3) If you think this is an issue, I have a special white jacket for you

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