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Comment Re: Extrapolation? (Score 1) 540

The problems occur when multiple trends collide. Automation has indeed both created new jobs and massively destroyed old jobs. With the explosive population growth has been the parallel growth in the remaining non-automated technology. We won't have that parallel effect this time around as even the most menial jobs get automated. The icing on the cake is now automation doesn't require massive scale to be economical; smaller employers will be able to make use of it. Those were the backbone of the parallel jobs growth

Comment Re:Scott Ritter (Score 1) 201

No, i'm refering to Chalabi aka Curveball.

Or the documents experts said were forged and shouldn't have fooled anyone? linky

Which can only mean the CIA is inept...or wanted a particular outcome

of course the biggest example is the multitude of subsequent 'explanations' for why we went into Iraq. i.e. it totally wasn't the WMD.

Comment Re: Also too early to spend trillions of dollars (Score 1) 201

How about the numerous reports indicating that the CIAs reports were completely wrong. They had a single expatriate source that had serious credibility problems bit the directive was go at all costs. So it was ignored. Cheney would go on talk shows claiming that leaks in the media confirmed the Govs position. When the Gov had been the original leaker.

Comment Re: Cure now, Gym later (Score 1) 345

linky here's an article trying to decry how deadly turbines are...and yet buries the lead with this paragraph:

And, according to a 2013 report from scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and FWS, stray and outdoor pet cats kill a median of 2.4 billion birds and 12.3 billion mammals, mostly native mammals like shrews, chipmunks and voles, annually.

emphasis mine

Even if you go with the more recent figures of almost a million turbine bird deaths, it's still more than a thousand times more.

Turbines are far safer today than they were just a decade ago. They spin slower and use gearing to increase generated power, rather than just having faster blade rotation.

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