“You win bonus 'missing the point' points for that one. He is, he always has been, and always will be. But those who only get their news from sources representing one side of the issue apparently can't digest that.”
“Wow. That is the epitome of having blinders on right there. Conservatives NEVER insult or disregard reality!
Politics is a dirty game. And now that some Liberals are returning fire with like fire, suddenly it's a problem for the Reich. Boo hoo!”
RSK1177 on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:28:03
“anderson...when was Obama attacked as Bush was? Remember Pelosi, Reid, Durbin, Schumer, et al attacking Bush? If the Republicans attacked Obama as Bush was attacked almost daily, you liberals would be going beserk! Yes, politics is a dirty game.”
Washers that need to be replaced after a two years, Fridges that need new compressors after 3 years, freaking Kitchen Aid mixers that blow their transmissions after 18 months.
The new washer replace a relic from the 70's, passed down through family, The fridge was a Kenmore elite and the kitchen aid.. that's teh one that pisses me off the most. My Aunt is still using my grandmother's kitchen aid from the late 60's without a single issue, while my "new improved" needs to be held into gear to keep speed.”
“These days, DSL actually works well past 3 miles in most cases, but rarely at more than 7Mbps past 2mi from a central office or remote DSLAM. Remote DSLAMs however are being placed all over, significantly expanding both the reach and speeds of DSL available to customers.
The optic fiber fed DSLAMs offer as much as 40Mbps to users close by. Such DSLAMs are actually offering greater connection speeds in some cases than those wired directly out of the secondary central offices.”
Q: Deregulation of what system brought us the mortgage meltdown through phony derivative trading?
Q: Deregulation of what utility market brought us the blackouts and ultimate demise and criminal prosecution of top executives at Enron?
Q: Deregulation of what medium brought us just a few mega-conglomerate corporations dominating broadcast markets?
To answer your question, MORE regulation would have, and will help to prevent future monopolies, unfair trade practices, and abuses of customers and the commons that WE THE PEOPLE both funded through tax subsidies and ultimately still own.”
One only need to view a history of gold pricing over the last 40 years to recognize that we are facing a repeat of what happened in the late 70's and early 80s. It's now a sucker's bet for long term gains. It took nearly 30 years for gold prices to surpass that previous peak.”
“Unfortunately I think it's naive hubris to believe that going somewhere else will solve any of our problems. History has proven in every instance that such growth merely expands our ability to harm.
I believe one of the points of this craft is to improve efficiency of trans-continental flights, making such success a noteworthy step forward regardless of whatever ability it may bring toward venturing further out.”
jsarets on Jul 18, 2010 at 12:26:51
“Progress is a double-edged sword. It expands our ability to do both good and bad.
Rocket propulsion has no practical applications for *efficient* transport (unless you count the rocket-inflated escape slides on modern airliners). Rockets are by nature substantially less efficient than turbofans (since they have to carry their own oxidizer) and only excel at going faster and higher than air-breathing engines.
If you want to travel efficiently, you have to restrict equivalent airspeed to below the speed of sound, because once you reach the critical Mach number for the airframe, the Oswald efficiency number collapses by around 40%, significantly increasing the induced drag due to lift and decreasing fuel efficiency.
Modern high-subsonic airliners with high-bypass turbofan engines optimized for 30-45 thousand feet are not too far off the maximum practical efficiency for long-range passenger transport. The Airbus A380 is actually more efficient per passenger mile than a 2010 Toyota Prius.”
FerrisValyn on Jul 18, 2010 at 12:22:09
“But see, thats not what those of us who see the potential in space development believe - that just by going somewhere, we'll solve our problems. what it is is that we see our resource base will expand, by having access to the resources that are available in the solar system.
And I would submit that we have gotten slightly better, as we've expanded our sphere of interaction. I won't claim we are 100% better or anything, but I do believe there is a noticeable improvement.”
NineLives on Jul 18, 2010 at 12:16:14
“The unfortunate part is it still is impossible to leave this miserable planet to those that think like you do. You're also right that our planetary problems will never be solved due to greed and the need for some to dominate others or their lives are not complete.
This is just another example of science versus religion.”
Jul 18, 2010 at 10:58:53
“Perhaps dennerline just sees the reality of the half-full/half-empty glass that appears to most of us as a fallacious premise to begin with. One just needs to expand their definition of what the glass actually holds! ;)”
Sep 9, 2009 at 09:58:58
“Mr. Zirin completely ignores the fact that the other athletes mentioned in hockey, NFL, etc. are 'professional' athletes. That means that unlike Blount, they are paid to tolerate a certain level indiscretion on the field, court, etc. Blount however is a University student first. He violated the student code of conduct and is being punished justly for it. If this is really all about being drafted to the NFL, then I suggest that no such athlete truly has a place in the collegiate athletics system to begin with. STUDENT FIRST. Athlete second.”
RobinSeattle on Sep 10, 2009 at 01:40:45
“Oh shove off!
If some guy came up to you, no matter if you were student or not, and taunted and pushed you, you would look to tear his head off. Either that or, "here kitty kitty."
Live int he real world people!
Look, I don't like hooliganism in sports, either. But Blount got screwed while the instigator was allowed to walk away with no consequences for his actions at all.”
“What 'Teabaggers' don't get is that they are really just alienating the public from being able to have a real discussion of the issues. The congress members get it though. They know that a bunch of children screaming at a meeting don't represent the nearly 3/4 of the nation that actually wants change on health care.
orion52 on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:00:38
“That or they enjoy waiting to see how much there medical insurance is going to cover there medical bills
OR they really enjoy having premiums raised every 6 months? Or they REALLLY love the idea of being denied healthcare because of a pre-existing condition like Athletes Foot. Or maybe they like having there parents pay WAY to much money on medicine. Who knows but they FEEL rich and important on a 60 thou year salary. HECK maybe even a 100K salary.”
oldngrumpy on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:00:20
“To the typical uninformed American watching the evening news the handful of protesters appear to be just citizens voicing their opinion and they appear to be in superior numbers. It would be interesting to scan the videos of several events with some face recognition software to see how many attend multiple events.”