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Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1) 141

If a company gets $1 when the taxpayers lose $1000, it's still pure profit.

By that standard, every war by every nation that went to war would qualify. What makes the US the exception to be dumped on? What about Russia's invasions of Ukraine and Crimea?

Such fickle and flexible 'standards'!

Strat

Comment Re:Top 3 promising fusion concepts: (Score 1) 141

Anyway: you get a much quicker return on your money by invading a country like Iraq than you do investing in longer term clean energy.

Yeah, I'm pissed off! Where's all the riches and oil we were supposed to get from Iraq after we invaded? The US got snookered on that deal. We went and invaded Iraq and everything, and all we got was a deficit increase!

Or...maybe you're full of shit and spouting lies like a typical Leftist useful-idiot that is only capable of repeating the propaganda fed to you because you're too stupid or lazy to search out the truth yourself, or just so filled with hate and so caught up in your political/ideological pissing contest that truth doesn't matter, as long as you can *hurt* those you are told you're supposed to hate.

Strat

Comment Re:radiation was detected (Score 1) 72

Renewables are cheaper than nuclear since years.

You're pushing pure bullshit. In some cases the cost of wind and solar are even worse. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gen costs of wind and solar are between 0.32kWh and 1.5kWh(that's $1.50kWh aka one dollar and fifty-cents per kilowatt hour) depending on where it is and who's getting the payment. Installation wise, per GW nuclear is still cheaper. Hell I live a literal stones throw from the 2nd largest nuclear generating station in the world.

This is the exact same thing that's happening in US states like Illinois and Minnesota as well. "Green energy" is not cheap, is damned expensive. Around here it's drive the "peak energy" costs from 0.07kWh to 0.18kWh in less then a decade.

Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 1) 90

Ah yes, I forgot that criticizing someone's views means that you think they shouldn't be able to express them.

Random idiot makes a strawman out of people he disagrees with, news at 11.

Quite frankly, I could not give two shits about their views because their "views" are based on racism, hatred, and lies like 'hands up don't shoot'. Views, opinions, etc are like assholes...everyone has them and most stink.

What I *do* care about are the criminal acts they commit like inciting and committing acts of violence and murder. Dead cops and random white people assaulted do not a strawman make.

If you are unable to differentiate between the two you need to seek psychological help, as you are a danger to yourself and others.

Strat

Comment Re:radiation was detected (Score 0) 72

And YES we DO need to develop renewables to replace fossil AND nuclear, but nuclear is in fact the safest of all our current options.

Renewable will never replace nuclear(both fission and fusion) as a reliable source until it costs pennies per kWh. And right now, the cost if it is nearly $1kWh for it. That in turn will likely never happen unless there is a gigantic solar ring around the earth.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 459

That proves your stupidity. Those are core values of all religions Abraham. That would be Jews Christians and Muslims all have the same core beliefs and foster a us versus them attitude.
Seriously Christians believe women should be fully covered though they replace burkas with bonnets.

Sorry, you're proving your stupidity. They *were* core religious beliefs of Abraham religions. Both Jews and Christians have for the most part moved far from those. You want to show outside of the samll and I do mean very small minority who believe that they should even wear bonnets? I'll wait. Because that group is smaller then even moderate muslims.

Please actually look up your Christian beliefs some day. You might be depressed to know that woman rights are secondary to men. That slaves are allowed from neighboring countries and a few other things these are not just Islamist but fundamental beliefs of all religions of Abraham. Since they all share parts of the same book it makes sense. Yes the Koran and the Bible borrow and are heavily influenced by the Torah and other Jewish teachings.

Sorry, I don't *have* Christian beliefs. It might surprise you to know though, that in the West which uses several of the main tenets of Christian and Judaic beliefs as foundational law--this is untrue. Unlike your muslim ones(see how easily I did that?). But now we can get to the good part. Between Christiand and Muslims and Jews, which out of the three still openly advocates the keeping of slaves and holds under tenet of law that a womens worth is less then a man.

If you answered anything other than Islam, you know far less of the world then you realize. FYI: Don't take a job in the UAE -- slavery is still legal there.

Comment Re:Says a man or woman (Score 2) 291

Supply and demand DOES apply to the labor force. Since tech labor salaries are not rising rapidly it is clear that those who say it is in short supply are LYING (or misinformed, we must remember that not every one who says something that is demonstrably wrong is evil, some of them are just stupid).

Comment Re:Says a man or woman (Score 1) 291

The south did not "abandon real slavery". It was taken from them after they lost a war.

However, the evidence suggests that paid workers are more productive than slaves. For that matter, fairly compensated workers out produce even "wage slaves". Companies which employ people who can better themselves by doing a better job, even if that means they leave the company and move on, produce more profit for their owners than companies which bind their employees to the company and give them no chance to improve their lot (either by advancing in the company or by acquiring skills which allow them to leave the company and become self-employed).

Comment Re:Welcome to the Trump future... (Score 1) 459

Pre-Obamacare, there were many plans that had a low annual cap.

That's because those rotten insurance companies didn't mandate their plans for males include pregnancy and breast exam coverage!

The sexist bastages!

Now, every male covered under Obamacare can rest easy knowing they're covered in case they get knocked-up. If it costs more that's OK because after all, all wealth is the property of the government and we're lucky they generously allow us to keep some of it for our own selfish needs like shelter, food, etc.

Strat

Comment Re:Wow, just... I mean, wow. (Score 0) 291

I see, so now Uber, who you basically just said yourself is *saving people from starvation and death* is a husband who beats his wife?

So what you are saying is that the wife that is being abused is actually unable to survive without the husband, is that what you are implying? So is it the economy that makes the wife unable to survive or is that only something that exists in her (your) head?

You are now comparing people, who are driving for Uber to wives that take a beating but cannot leave their husbands because *they believe* they cannot survive in the world without the husband?

You see, I wouldn't make claims similar to yours, so I wouldn't put myself in such a precarious position in a conversation.

I think that people driving for Uber are not on the brink of starvation and hunger death, they have other choices, *you* implied that they are starving and cannot survive without Uber.

I think that they are making a conscious decision to drive for Uber because it works for them better, maybe it gives them extra income, maybe it gives them the flexibility, maybe they like not going to an office and like being treated as independent adults who are perfectly capable of making their own life choices.

You, on the other hand, are implying all sorts of things about these people that I think cannot stand to any type of scrutiny. These are not starving people, they are driving cars, they wear clothes and they have mobile phones and they are able to afford all of that and still they can eat something (or they wouldn't be driving).

You should stop attacking companies simply because you think they are not providing the type of work conditions that you expect them to provide, instead maybe (if you think you can do it better) you should run a competitor to Uber or to WalMart or to McDonalds or to Apple or to whatever and see if you can do better and if you can provide those jobs under the conditions that you are promoting here.

Comment Re:Couldn't be because... (Score 1) 90

typical libertarian slashdot nerd hates free speech, news at 11

I'm all for free speech.

I am not for inciting violence, anarchy, and murder. Especially not based on race. There are laws against it for very good reasons. Would you want to see the KKK out there calling for people to murder blacks like BLM does regarding police/whites?

Hypocrite, much?

Strat

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