Requiring IDs for voting before you actually have a national ID program is putting the cart before the horse.
In fact, 46 people who were close to the Clintons have died during their 3 decades of political power.
In what world is that weird? The Clintons must have had thousands of people working for them over the past 30+ years. That 46 of those people have died should surprise nobody.
As of May 2012, SpaceX had operated on total funding of approximately $1 billion in its first ten years of operation. Of this, private equity provided about $200M, with Musk investing approximately $100M and other investors having put in about $100M (Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson,
NASA does take major risks. One of those risks was paying for SpaceX launches long before SpaceX had a track record.
A one solar mass black hole will have the same gravity well as a 1 solar mass star, won't it? Isn't that what "1 solar mass" means?!!?
The (1/10 of one percent) rich have what at most 500 billion dollars in assets? You could kill all the undeserving rich, take all their assets - and how long would that last 2 months? Yah. Feel the Bern.
You're way off in your calculation. The top 1% in wealth starts at > $15 million (this was in 2007, it's certainly higher now). So, even assuming a totally flat distribution above 1% (which is *definitely* wrong), we're talking 15,000,000 * 0.001 * adults_in_USA. I don't know what population number they use for these calculations, but plug in any reasonable number for the USA and you're looking at a minimum of several trillion dollars.
You're absolutely bonkers if you think the top 0.1 % of the the wealthiest Americans only have combined assets of $500 billion. You could probably get to $500 billion *easily* with the top 100. That leaves a few hundred thousand left to go.
That being said, I do not endorse killing and taking the money of anybody, be they rich or poor =)
Developing missile defense technology would *increase* the chance of nuclear war, since someone might think they have a temporary advantage, or worse, think they're going to soon be at a disadvantage.
Why not put your effort into building better models and learning from them directly?
Because the goal is to train a network that can be used in the real world, and our cameras don't capture models, they capture pretty pictures. We can't just use real-world data directly, because we don't have ground truth for real world data (e.g. that pixel is part of a human, and that pixel is part of a car, etc...)
One-party State - His party controls neither house, and has very little influence over either of them.
Dictatorship - See Totalitarianism.
Militarism - No more than any other US President. Sure, there's the drone strike thing, but Obama has also been extremely reluctant to bring the US into the conflict in Syria... so I think calling him militaristic is a massive stretch.
Mixed Economy - I don't know what to tell you. The US has been a mixed economy for a long time, and is less of a mixed economy than many modern states. Obamacare is still primarily private, certainly less of a mixed economy than most healthcare systems.
The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn't been asleep.