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U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 12:26:47 in Green

“Free will only applies when one has the ability to choose among different alternatives.   ”
Bill Clinton's Labor Economist Warns Against Big Minimum Wage Raises

Bill Clinton's Labor Economist Warns Against Big Minimum Wage Raises

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 12:24:53 in Politics

“Holzer only warns about LOCAL increases in the minimum wage, which can have a negative impact on the LOCAL economy because they may cause employers to move jobs to an area close by that is not affected by the increase.

In other words, rather than LOCAL increases in the minimum wage, we need a NATIONAL increase in the minimum wage.”
Susana Martinez: 'Nuh Uh,' I'm Not Interested In Running For Vice President

Susana Martinez: 'Nuh Uh,' I'm Not Interested In Running For Vice President

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:43:20 in Politics

“You can expect whichever white male gets the Republican nomination in 2016 to do whatever he can to win.  Putting a token Hispanic female on the ticket, especially one whose record in office surpasses that of Sarah Palin, is likely to seem like an attractive proposition. ”
Susana Martinez: 'Nuh Uh,' I'm Not Interested In Running For Vice President

Susana Martinez: 'Nuh Uh,' I'm Not Interested In Running For Vice President

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:40:57 in Politics

“I didn't say that I support her, but the most recent approval ratings among New Mexico voters that I saw seem to indicate that she is likely to be reelected in 2014. ”
U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 21:29:02 in Green

“Every form of energy generation has its drawbacks. However, using the wind and/or sun to produce electricity has fewer adverse impacts than conventional (oil, coal or gas) sources of energy.”

MJ galt on Dec 6, 2013 at 21:39:55

“wrong for wind, correct for solar
details are important”
U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

U.S. Offers Wind Industry Permits For Eagle Deaths In Effort To Balance Costs Of Renewable Energy

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 21:19:31 in Green

“If by your comment you mean the miner has the choice to do something else other than being a coal miner, the same logic applies to the eagle because it easily can fly over or around a single wind turbine or even a large number of them.”

Americangal7 on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:52:27

“A miner is a human being with free will, Eagles are smart but not that smart.”
Tom Tancredo Leads GOP Field For Colorado Governor Amongst Republicans, Despite 2010 Loss

Tom Tancredo Leads GOP Field For Colorado Governor Amongst Republicans, Despite 2010 Loss

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 20:50:10 in Politics

“Most voters who don't live in the midst of a large metropolitan area are opposed to "gun control." However, they support "gun safety."

A political candidate doesn't have to be a genius to decide which slogan to use.”

voyagervan on Dec 6, 2013 at 22:55:48

“if they ask tancredo if he'll repeal pot, that will be the end of that”
Patriot Act Author Jim Sensenbrenner: DNI James Clapper Should Be Prosecuted For Lying To Congress

Patriot Act Author Jim Sensenbrenner: DNI James Clapper Should Be Prosecuted For Lying To Congress

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 20:35:12 in Politics

“I seldom agree with Sensenbrenner, but in this instance I have to admit that I think he is correct. Clapper should be prosecuted because he knowingly lied while testifying to Congress.”

LouDischler on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:38:42

“He came to the same conclusion as Rand Paul, but it took him six months longer.”
Thad Cochran To Run For Reelection

Thad Cochran To Run For Reelection

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 13:50:41 in Politics

“This sets the stage for a potentially ironic result.

If the TP candidate had not announced a challenge to Cochran based on Cochran's vote to end the government shutdown, there is a significant chance that Cochran would have decided to retire, in which event the TP candidate most likely would have taken his place. Now, it's likely that Cochran will prevail in the primary, thus denying the TP another seat in the Senate.”

TheHighForester on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:15:12

“Cochran, when the votes are counted in the Senate, is no better than a Tea Party member.”

Logical Mark on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:01:08

“My first thought, too.”
Allyson Schwartz Signed Onto Bill Expanding Social Security After Third Way Panned It

Allyson Schwartz Signed Onto Bill Expanding Social Security After Third Way Panned It

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 13:12:27 in Politics

“Signing on a co-sponsor of the bill shows that she is willing to pay lip service to what her constituents want.

However, the fact that she did not resign from the Third Way board tells you what she really believes.”

Rustum on Jan 23, 2014 at 20:54:33

“She shortly after this did resign, am fairly certain I read that article. Here is the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/allyson-schwartz-third-way_n_4654563.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
Poll: Immigration Ads Sour Latinos On GOP

Poll: Immigration Ads Sour Latinos On GOP

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:45:40 in Politics

“The purpose of advertising, including both commercial and political advertising, is to have an impact on the target audience.

Therefore, nobody should be surprised when an advertising campaign actually has such an impact.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:00:21 in Business

“We get the point. The House is willing to pass anything that the Chamber of Commerce wants, and the Senate isn't willing to go along.”

alhbundy on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:01:13

“no, Prince Harry won't even let anything come to a vote.”
This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

This Is How We Became Plagued By Perpetual Inequality, In 1 Flowchart

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:22:35 in Business

“There are many who believe that our current levels of income and wealth inequality are unlikely to be "perpetual," as the headline appears to predict.”
Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:17:44 in Business

“If you are referring to the loan made to Solyndra, that initially was approved during the Bush administration.”
Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:16:34 in Business

“Read the article more carefully. It very clearly states that the reason the price of milk will go up if the current Farm Bill is not replaced is because older laws that remain in place will result in farmers selling their milk to the federal government at a highly inflated price rather than to the public at the market price.”

Ben Estaville on Dec 6, 2013 at 15:08:37

“taikan:

Corperate welfare!”
Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Milk Prices Could Rise If Congress Fumbles Farm Bill

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:13:45 in Business

“ThirdAccount's comment did not mention inflation, but instead referred to the Cost of Living Index, which is maintained by the Census Bureau.

However, ThirdAccount's comment incorrectly states that food and energy costs are not included in the Cost of Living Index. Grocery Items constitute 13% of the cost of living, and utilities and transportation, both of which involve energy, account for a combined 22% of the cost of living.”
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter: 'It Is Part Of The Middle Eastern Culture' To Lie (VIDEO)

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter: 'It Is Part Of The Middle Eastern Culture' To Lie (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:51:47 in Politics

“Lying is a part of the political culture everywhere, including the Middle East and Washington, DC.”
Some Guy On The Internet Reckons Obama Might Resign Next Year

Some Guy On The Internet Reckons Obama Might Resign Next Year

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:48:48 in Politics

“In the entire history of the United States only one President has resigned, and he did so only when it became clear that he would be impeached if he failed to resign.

Therefore, it's hard to believe that anyone would trust even a single dollar to a brokerage that has a managing director foolish enough to think that there is a 10% chance that a President would resign simply because a program he supported turned out to be a fiasco.”
Wall Street Is Delusional, In 2 Charts

Wall Street Is Delusional, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 21:04:19 in Business

“It is not surprising that 59% of the industry's members appear to be self-delusional. However, it is amazing that 46% of the public think the financial services industry can be trusted to do the right thing.”
What If It's Not Hillary? Meet The Democrats' Plan B Team For 2016

What If It's Not Hillary? Meet The Democrats' Plan B Team For 2016

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 17:48:38 in Politics

“It is ridiculous to identify NY Governor Cuomo as the only potential 2016 nominee out of a group of 20 Democrats currently serving as Governor. As for former Governors, Bill Richardson probably would have a better chance than Howard Dean.”

Voice of Reality on Dec 2, 2013 at 18:34:08

“Another name recognition do-nothing - another zombie of the 21st Century”
Alison Lundergan Grimes Will Have To Step It Up To Beat Mitch McConnell

Alison Lundergan Grimes Will Have To Step It Up To Beat Mitch McConnell

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 14:05:05 in Politics

“Grimes and her team need to shape her campaign so that it attracts Kentucky voters without unduly alienating Democrats in other states from whom she needs to attract campaign donations.”
Tom Corbett Signs Pennsylvania Transportation Bill

Tom Corbett Signs Pennsylvania Transportation Bill

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 20:59:02 in Politics

“In a very short passage, this article explains the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Despite knowing that it would boost a Republican Governor's chances of being reelected, a significant number of Democrats supported a bill because they believed it would be good for the state. By contrast, during Obama's first term the Republicans in Congress opposed everything they thought might boost his chances of being reelected with absolute disregard for whether it would be good for the country.”

MSaxe on Nov 27, 2013 at 00:20:16

“Very well stated, Faved.”
The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 20:53:29 in Business

“"Many of the best-run states in the nation benefit from an abundance of natural resources." In other words, the author is equating "well run" with having built-in advantages.

Rather than simply comparing economic statistics, which also have an impact on crime rates, the author also should have given significant weight to such factors as infant mortality and life expectancy.”
Walmart's CEO Pick Seen As An 'Indictment' Of U.S. Business

Walmart's CEO Pick Seen As An 'Indictment' Of U.S. Business

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 20:15:45 in Business

“By relentlessly pressuring manufacturers to lower their prices so that it could bring low priced goods to middle and lower-class American shoppers, Walmart caused of those manufacturers to shift production-related jobs overseas.

Now, Walmart is moving the focus of its sales operations overseas because the people who took the off-shored jobs can afford to shop at Walmart, whereas the Americans who lost those jobs no longer can afford to shop at Walmart as much.

How ironic.”

Chudye on Nov 25, 2013 at 20:23:27

“this too will pass. even the Chinese don't have as much buying power as they did. In case so many didn't notice, the economic collapse (or Great Recession) didn't just affect the USA; it affected the entire planet!!”
Rick Santorum Says He'd 'Do It Differently' In 2016

Rick Santorum Says He'd 'Do It Differently' In 2016

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 19:56:54 in Politics

“Actually, the difference was 543,895 rather than a million (50,999,897 to 50,456,002). 

In any event, presidential elections in the US are won by getting the most electoral college votes, not by winning the popular vote.  I still believe that if Gore had been more personable he would have won enough votes in Florida to avoid both a recount and the litigation that enabled the Supreme Court to hand the election to Bush. ”
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