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Comment Re:Hopefully it will cut down on affiliate-link sp (Score 1) 532

One of the reasons we are able to get things so cheaply on Amazon is BECAUSE they have lower operating costs. If they have to pay taxes, and if we have to pay sales tax on such things, it increases the costs for everyone.

And how is buying from an Amazon affiliate the same as buying from a brick and mortar store? Two completely different concepts!

We should try to keep thinks cheap.

Comment Global warming? (Score 2, Interesting) 512

I'd be concerned with maybe its effects on the weather, maybe global warming. Also, this could affect radio communications on Earth. Or perhaps not, since it probably would operate off of a different frequency. Personally I think that geothermal energy is still a method of energy production that has yet to be tapped on a more massive scale. Why put up satellites and beam power back to Earth when we have excellent sources of power here?

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