Jun 17, 2014 at 09:13:43
“Um... I'm not blaming the 3 year old or the dogs. Dog's do not have the mental capacity to reason. If i were really to do detective work, i would point out that the child was attacked at her grandfather's place by her grandfather's dogs, and since Americans do not have universal health care, someone or the other has to be on the hook for her medical bills, probaby the grandfahter and/or his insurance ( if he has any)... and now her grandmother is claiming harassment .. perhapslooking for a few bucks to help with the payment, eh?”
Jun 16, 2014 at 12:04:44
“It just doesn't seem right. Having dined in KFC (too much, unfortunately), guess I'm just more attuned to the type of employees there. How long could an employee watch a tiny girl's face before complaining?
Fast food servers don't come to tables. Was the three year old waiting in line while the employee ignored the other people ahead of her in line to stare at her? Or did he look at her instead of the grandmother during the couple minutes they take to place the order? Did he jump out from the counter, cross to their table and complain? Doesn't make sense.
Fishy fishy fishy.”
bluesunday10 on Jun 16, 2014 at 17:59:45
“good job on your detective work there mikey. you should be the one who writes a article on the menacing 3 year old pitbull attack victim that has been harassing the peaceful grease eaters of kfc!”
Shaun L on Jun 16, 2014 at 12:23:57
“Unfortunately Americans are a lot more demanding as consumers and Canadians seem to mind their own business more. I can see someone complaining to the employee about it.
I once was in an IHOP and was speaking in french to my friends and the people next to us asked to be seated somewhere else.....”
Jun 16, 2014 at 09:28:47
“It just doesn't seem right. How on earth can a minimum wage employee at a fast food restaurant say "Her face is disturbing other patron's?" Fast food employees stand behind counters, they do not bring food out to diners, so are in no place to listen to other patron's complaints. Did several other patrons leave their tables and come to the counter and complain?
Fast food restaurant patrons are looking for a quick meal, they are not going to sit there like a high class restaurant and savour their meal. The entire story seems made up. I think the grandmother may be looking for a quick buck.”
cansail63 on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:57:23
“He sees her. Doesn't like her look and takes it upon himself to say something...doesn't seem too far fetched to me.”
Jun 3, 2014 at 11:51:47
“That brings up a more contentious issue, exactly what second language should one learn? If someone learns French as a second language - as is common in Canada, ( for example) - isn''t that depriving oneself of the advantages of learning Chinese, Spanish.. etc.? There simply are far too many languages for one person to learn. Better to be fully fluent up to an fully expert level in one language and fully appreciate its literature, poetry drama etc instead of having a ordinary everyday level of that language and a smattering of another language.”
mrein on Jun 10, 2014 at 18:44:59
“the schools should present other options too. In my school the options were: French - English and Spanish. However, that was a military school - English I started at the age of 11 in a private English school. On the other hand, in the University there were other options: German, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish and Latin and Greek academies... The problem is that public schools are bad and the governments cut money for education but never to support wars! who will pay for the teachers then?”
anton123 on Jun 3, 2014 at 13:12:13
“I would say it depends on how much you going to use this additional language.
If you have strong connection to other country - work, frequent trips and etc. Of course - the deeper level is preferable. But if you want to have enough knowledge to go by in several different countries - without a need in deeper immersion - then ordinary everyday level or even "smattering" on few languages should suffice.”
“"Our terrorist adversaries now have a strong incentive to capture Americans. That incentive will put our forces in Afghanistan and around the world at even greater risk," they said."
Um.... don't the terrorist adversaries already have a strong incentive to kill Americans? Wouldn't capture be better? At least there is a chance the prisoner will get home one day. The risk is lower, not higher.”
May 30, 2014 at 14:19:36
“Not the same scale, I imagine. Hiring an electrician to connect the new panel with the replacement would certainly cost much more than a general labour guy for asphalt.
Global warming and other environmental impact will also be affected by the insane amounts of pollutants spewed into the air by massive factories making thousands and thousands of square kilometers of panels.
Also, where do we dispose of the old panels? Asphalt can be reused, can we reuse the materials, wired, circuit boards etc used in these panels? We already have massive spew-offs into our waters from pollutants by tiny electronic waste disposal, how much more would be there from these hundreds of thousands of square miles of worn out panels?
There still is a lot to consider before saying that " these panels are a panacea to all our woes"”
Phil Boswell on May 30, 2014 at 18:01:33
“Actually, the intention is that a new module can simply be dropped into place, bolted down, and reprogrammed using something like a TV Remote…all by one person. I understand this was a big part of the reason they moved to small modules from the original 12×12 foot panel!”
May 30, 2014 at 13:17:39
“Extremely interesting point about the braking and turning performance on glass. Wonder if anyone would have thought of that point. Probably we have to re-engineer car wheels. and re-train drivers. and if we do, what about the transition period, which could be decades. what will happen when the modified car and retrained motorists drive from glass onto the usual asphalt.”
May 30, 2014 at 13:11:28
“I read the article before commenting . My comment was intended to start a discussion amongst technically minded people, "technical discussion" being something that you may not be familiar with. That's why there are comments and replies to comments on Huff Po, so people can start debating and discussing. Merely parroting is hardly a productive use of time.”
“Change the laws, no more free money. Why blame people from taking advantage of your lax laws? Blame the politicians who made these laws in the first place, or the apathetic voters who won't vote them out.”
“Yet another "Hunger Games" event. Thousands of participants fight for the "Honour" of getting asylum. a few lucky ones will make it, the rest will not. many will die.
Come on Europe, change your laws. Stop giving asylum to people like these. Everyone of them should be deported back, no migration centre, no process, nothing. That's the only way to stop these horrifying spectacles. Make it a law that if anyone wants asylum, they should apply from their own countries. Give your assistance exclusively to the people who apply from their own places only.
If these people are well enough to travel hundreds of miles, they surely are well enough to stay in their own homes, waiting for a response from officials.”
May 30, 2014 at 10:43:13
“It doesn't seem the project is well thought out. They fail to mention the huge costs. Not only the initial cost is a factor. The environmental impact of manufacturing these huge quantities of panels will be considerable. What about maintenance? How often do these panels need to be replaced? Do we need specially trained people to do that? What infrastructure will collect electricity from these roads to deliver to the grid and how to maintain it?
Better to start small, on select parking lots and roofs of buildings. Then, when the bugs have been ironed out, can we start thinking of large scale installation”
ac1986 on Jun 1, 2014 at 12:00:25
“Their website presents a few answers that the article fails to"
- The panels are designed to last between 20 and 30 years
- Panels are modular and only weigh about 110 lbs, making maintenance easier than current asphalt roads. It also takes minutes to replace a panel allowing for faster maintenance, and the road will tell them that it needs to be replaced.
- I cannot imagine that connecting a road based solar panel to the power grid will be any more difficult than hooking a house based solar panel to the power grid.
- They have been working on this project for several years and have done small scale projects as with anything it starts small. Why would anyone think they would start ripping up all the roads at once and replacing them with these ones?”
alsm9 on May 30, 2014 at 16:27:49
“"The environmental impact of manufacturing these huge quantities of panels will be considerable."
Because the environmental impact of petrol filled cars and tar based roads isn't? And the project was well thought out because they are starting small to answer the exact questions you're asking.”
Chasarsis on May 30, 2014 at 15:15:39
“The questions are actually answered on the Solar Roadways website in their FAQ section.”
Maryanne Slater on May 30, 2014 at 14:21:21
“The thing is, it doesn't have to be done all at once. A couple of corporate parking lots here, a city street there. It can be incorporated as repairs are made to the grid and to city streets.
What's the cost of doing your driveway versus, say, 10 years of electrical bills? And possibly selling extra back into the grid.”
DarrylBrowne on May 30, 2014 at 14:15:00
“The environmental impact of manufacturing???? Really!!? What is the environmental impact of refining and processing and polluting our environment with pavement? We could possibly shut the tar sands down once and for all with an innovation such as this! And that would be one of the best things we could ever do for our earth. I think you're reaching with all your negativity. I'm sure they have considered all of the things you mention and more in their development of this product. The media isn't able to print the entire study and research in one story! This is a good idea, and new things come from good ideas. This is a good start to reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, and that's big! If you can only see what the negatives may be, you will always be in the dark.”
paulpauliepa on May 30, 2014 at 14:02:22
“make it so!!!! improve as we go!!! don't ya know”
Liberalismisbest on May 30, 2014 at 13:58:24
“and current roads don't need maintenance, aren't costly to build, don't need special equipment and expertise? and what is the cost of not doing this seeing as global warming will cost more and more money due to extreme weather events, droughts, food shortages, etc”
Charles the Great on May 30, 2014 at 13:44:31
“The batteries are the main issue, on something like this they would need to be replaced a lot ! and in Canada, it would just cost too much!”
Simval on May 30, 2014 at 13:11:44
“Exactly, if solar panels were all that great, every single house would have a roof made of them for decades. After all, it's easier to have solar panels on a roof than on a road, more light makes it to the panels, there is no regular heavy load on them and they don't require as much maintenance as roads. Yet, only a few people do it currently, because solar panels are much more expensive than typical roofs and they don't even make sense financially as the revenues from the electricity they generate is less than the additional cost they impose.
Solar panels also have a limited lifespan, every 20 years or so. Repaving roads with these panels wouldn't only be expensive initially, but also expensive over time as you'd need to keep replacing them over and over.
As a traffic engineer, I also have concerns about the braking and turning performance of cars on glass.”
Naturally Skeptical on May 30, 2014 at 13:03:00
“The environmental impact of manufacturing these huge quantities of panels will be considerable.
That was my first thought. The manufacture of solar panels has a significant environmental impact. Your suggestion re: parking lots and roofs is excellent.”
EdNargocat on May 30, 2014 at 11:53:01
“READ THE ARTICLE!”
punnedit55 on May 30, 2014 at 11:27:35
“Did you read the article? That's what they are planning to do - start with parking lots. This is at a very early stage yet and there are lots of questions.
They are raising the money to work on answering those questions.”
JefPalf on May 30, 2014 at 11:19:36
“My concerns exactly. This seems like a good idea but the cost. That 'trench' that carries the cables and wiring looks very expensive. This must cost a lot to maintain. What about the energy requirements to manufacture these plates? It must be huge. Great concept but it must be cheaper and simpler in my opinion.”
May 15, 2014 at 09:06:37
“er.. you may have replied to the wrong post...”
Ronan879 on May 15, 2014 at 16:56:45
“I didn't reply to the wrong post... Hudak wants to eliminate 100K jobs in Gov't.. makes no difference if it is Fed or Provincial, my point was, people always complain about the frontliners, both lvls, why put them out of work?.. so people can scream n complain about crap service n no one working, why have not Hudak and the likes take a pay cut?.. no, that'd be too easy, tired of these politicians making these people, people YOU rely on for licenses, Health Cards and so on, the scapegoat for 'cuts', and for the record, I don't work in public service, but, for 31 years, I have seen the effects, enough with people like Hudak,”
MJWood on May 15, 2014 at 16:26:57
“Yes he did, but the comment was good a good one!”
May 14, 2014 at 16:19:49
“Doing nothing... why not have a slave driver with a whip at their backs, just to make sure they don't slack off.
And about your tax dollars.. lets see, if 100,000 are fired, how much of your tax dollars will go back into your pocket?”
Kevin Mulvina on May 21, 2014 at 09:54:44
“All Public servants are paid by people who work in the private sector, as such they are no different than welfare recipients. Public servants like politicians are hired to do our work, not us to do theirs. The paternalist nature of these people who call themselves Liberals, exposes them for the fraud that they represent. Public Servants vote for the name they love, even if the owners of the name are fixing the finances of this province, by deliberate financial suicide. In the end the Public servants in love with a name, who can't even see the legacy it is supposed to represent, will be handed bankruptcy notices in place of their security and pensions and a severance package they believe is written in stone.”
Sweeper1968 on May 15, 2014 at 12:27:43
Ronan879 on May 14, 2014 at 19:47:29
“My Mother worked for 31 years for CRA, n I can guarantee, she made less than 6 figures, she raised 3 kids on 41,000 a year, it humours me to see how many people lump those on the frontlines with those in Management and upper roles... no where close, she did the job of 5 people thanks to Canadians who thought 'cutting those jobs would save a ton', hardly, as we see, all that did was put people on EI, enough with blaming hard working people for the nonsense politicians spew, grow up and ask someone who actually does the work in these buildings what they make, and what they do.. it may surprise you ..”
“These tragedies in Africa would have been easily avoided if only the African leadership had not decided to cling on to the artificial borders created by the Colonialists. The tribal/religious/whatever groups could have held referendums and separated peacefully.”
“You, my dear sir, are not a nice person at all. I've read the books long before the TV show, and I would never reveal anything. Just to let you know, I'm an extremely fast reader, and when the next book comes out, I hope I see you online somewhere and tell you the whole plot before you've even read a single chapter.”