“Right, because putting Americans out of work while the Chinese are planning over 900 new coal fired power plants makes lots of sense.”
katiec1963 on May 31, 2014 at 12:05:53
“That's what innovation does: It creates unemployment.
You don't stop innovation for this reason.
You create a guaranteed jobs program, and use a reserve army of the employed as price anchor for our dollar.
Instead of using a reserve army of the unemployed as we do now.
So, you put people to work building a smart grid.
This isn't rocket science, and we used to understand that money needs a buffer stock: Gold, corn, barley, shells, 6% unemployment as we currently use, or a jobs guarantee and labor units as our anchor.”
crichloa on May 27, 2014 at 18:47:13
“So we should do what others do?
What would you recommend?”
katiec1963 on May 27, 2014 at 14:17:30
“Then you should support America being at the leading edge of renewable energy.
Why do you think America did so well for so long? Pretty sure it had to do with supporting creativity and technological advances, not by clinging to outdated tech.”
Andrew956 on May 27, 2014 at 13:30:20
“it's shifting from an antiquated industry to a modern one”
ythri on May 27, 2014 at 13:27:42
“Shutting down coal fired plants makes all kinds of sense. It's not like we won't need to replace them with other energy generation options, which also provide jobs.
We can create more jobs, if we really wanted to. There are plenty of things the need to be done; infrastructure, schools, science, all of which have been cut to the bone in the last 20 years. We've just decided as a nation that the most important thing is to preserver the wealth of a handful of richest people, and job creation is only worthy of lip service.”
“Well, as the pro-choice crowd like to tell us, it's a woman's body, it's her choice... unless she wants to rent it out on Central Ave on Friday night, in which case it turns out not to be her body after all.”
“Is it offensive because it's in English? The meaning of "Oklahoma" is "Red People" in Choctaw, is that offensive? Is it the inclusion of a particular color, red in this case, because no one seems to have an issue with "Colored People" in NAACP, would it be okay to call them the Washington Red People? Many headlines, even here at HP, refer to "Blacks" and "Whites", what is that defining other than a general, and assumably politically correct, term for the color of their skin. But the term "Redskin" is offensive? Ah, but then again, it's election season, time to get silly.”
“Here, on our Earth, we have a book named the Bible also, it has many variations but they all contain something referred to as the Book of Daniel (some Jewish guy in Babylon) in which Michael if referred to THREE TIMES, but that's here, on this planet.”
Moti on May 13, 2014 at 22:03:50
“No, amigo, in the original Hebrew, not later translations.”
Kittie King on May 10, 2014 at 16:12:05
“Oh my gosh Mordy - I am laughing.”
Alyssa MacVeigh on May 10, 2014 at 03:33:01
“Yes, in later translations - just like Livingston said.”
“Like the VA already does? Naaah, couldn't happen, I mean look how well the government runs the post office and Amtrack.”
harmlesstree on May 1, 2014 at 10:22:37
“Anyone who refers to the VA in the context of ACA is ignorant. The ACA is a reform of the private insurance industry. The VA is health care system the is administered by the government: it is like the British NHS. And, incidentally, I saw a poll a few years ago that indicated VA patients were more satisfied than their counterparts. Of course Republican austerity policies over the past few years may have changed this.
I run a small business that utilizes the Post Office everyday. I have literally sent out 10's of thousands of packages all over the world, with very few problems.
Amtrak... The U.S is well behind other developed countries in terms of high speed rail, but is the fault of the right-wing of this country.
And please do not bring up the profundity argument, things like the Post Office and high Speed rail are not supposed to make a profit. They serve function that are important to a modern society.”
So sad when you guys have to resort to lies to support your claims.”
Sean Audley on Apr 28, 2014 at 13:11:30
“And what is your source that he is a democrat? Have you seen his voter registration information? His most recent campaign contributions have been to Republicans. He has not donated to democrats since 1992.”