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Comment Re:The end is near? (Score 1) 481

Because it is not that economically viable in the long term, the price of solar and wind has been dropping tremendously in the last few years and is expected to continue to do so. Nuclear has to deal both with a lot of regulations (and rightfully so) and is simply more expensive with the current trends. I have nothing in itself against nuclear, but its simply more expensive. This will hopefully change in the longer run with fusion.

Another point is why would you switch your country from being dependent on another foreign country with oil to replace it with uranium when you can become completely energy independent by using solar combined with the developing energy storage options, or fusion in the future.

Comment Re:Thoughtcrime (Score 0) 414

There is no evidence that viewing child porn causes the consumer to commit more child abuse, and some evidence that it is preventative.

I'll invite you to name your sources. In 2006 a documentary aired on the Dutch national television that made the case that viewers of childporn have a tendency to view worse and worse forms of it as well as try to create their own as well

Not to mention the fact that often access to childporn on these sites is obtained by submitting your own original content, which was the main driver behind one of the recent largest abuses in The Netherlands

So I call bullshit on your claims to be honest

Comment Re:The priesthood has spoken (Score 1) 249

You don't actually understand science, scientific reasoning, or particularly the scientific method. What you do is simply what you are told. You're like a soulless golem, desperate to just prove your conformity by repeating mindless talking points.

Mate you need to have a long hard look in the mirror. Not even sure why you are on Slashdot if you cannot understand the basic science behind climate change

Comment Re:Do you now realize why Trump won? (Score 1) 600

Well keep in mind that most borders are pretty artificial constructs often only decades or a few hundrerd years old where modern day humanity has been around for millenia. Ofcourse it makes some things a bit more manageable, but there is something inherently funny in thinking your responisiblity lies just with those 300 million people in the same zone while thinking 'Screw them' about that community a 100 k away just because they happen to be in a differently named zone. Humanity at its finest

Comment Re:And Obama once again is a blatant liar (Score 1) 534

As you could've read from my reply, irrespective of who is a presidential candidate running for an important office or irrespective of who's actually sitting in office making decisions about presidential pardons, there are basic common values to uphold: Disclose the numbers in the first case, tell the truth in the second. I'm able to see the hypocrisy of Obama saying he can't order a pardon for Snowden. Are you even able to do the same for the president elect's financial disclosure and tax payments considering his statements in the past?

Comment Re:And Obama once again is a blatant liar (Score 1) 534

His responsibility does not disappear though with just being able to say 'My lawyer doesnt want it', it doesn't work that way or at least everyone who desires transparent governments and reponsible politicians shouldn't

You're candidate for a public position representing over 300 million people
You decide to run for president fully knowing it is a custom to release these returns
You're aware that your tax returns have been under audit for the last 15 years

If you decide to run fine, but don't come with the I'm sorry theyre under audit excuse. You chose to go down the road, then be a man and own up to it.

Comment Re:And Obama once again is a blatant liar (Score 1) 534

It's not 'good schmuck bait', it is a perfectly valid point that people want to know the financial situation of a presidential candidate. Not that another hypocrisy would've mattered for most of his voters, it is healthy to worry about the financials of a man taking one of the most important government positions in the world in the same way it is perfectly healthy to weigh the words of your President on truthness (ergo the "can't pardon him" is a lie).

Comment Re:Looking in the mirror are you? (Score 1) 395

TPP: was already dead in the EU
More shale production: Holy crap if you see that as a good thing
Ethics reform: You have a at best discutable guy becoming president without knowing his financials, and you mention ethics reform? Again, holy crap.
Two regulations etc: Nice words, often leads to undesirable results. Not bad in principle, but only the actual implementation matters here.
Energy grid: Having a good energy grid is vital but its symptomatic that the right wingers sell it 'against attacks' where you simply want a good grid that is capable of dealing with outages etc. The warmongering sits deep in them though :-)

The overall tone of your post is hilarious, have you ever even travelled outside the US?

Comment Re:Proof (Score 1) 160

This fucking forced march into a new Cold War is fucking stupid. The clowns that have been pushing for it since the collapse of the Soviet Union need to be imprisoned at the very least.

Its quite the opposite from a march to a new Cold War, what the stories are implying (and we'll see from January onwards how much meat there is to it) is that Trump and Putin will passively work together to cover eachothers asses. Putin hacks and flamewars the opposition in the US, Trump will let Russia do what it wants. Not stating this is as a fact but based on the events we've seen this looks like the direction we're heading.

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