FNN: Another example of Trumpism as the wave of the future?
Felix: Shareholders seem to lease a part of public companies, not own any part. In lots of ways, stock isn’t far different from cash. It’s arguably as cheap to get in and out of stock as it is to exchange cash for things, what with the 3%-ish charges often made on purchases. An employee is more affected by what happens with a company, and has more power over what happens with a company than a stockholder. This seems especially true, given that “stockholder” ; may mean funds that...
Steve Rogers 42: “The weapon did not fail.” And neither did the Browning machine gun.
Tim Gilley: Bob, Good analysis. Do you live near Columbia , TN?
Bob Sykes: The fundamental defect of solar and wind is the capacity factor. The best sites yield a wind capacity factor of 35% or so, but 10% is more common. Solar systems are typically less, often around 20% even in deserts. This means that each kW of installed wind/solar requires a kW of backup conventional power. Wind/solar is a tiny part of total electricity production, and for now it survives by parasitizing the excess power of the conventional systems. Because of the need for quick startup of the...
Lucklucky: There is no clarity possible, Graham. Sometimes it works; sometimes it does not.
Asta Kask 77: The problem is that countries like Finland do the opposite and are way ahead, according to the OECD, as well as Taiwan. Charter schools and current schools are a joke. We might want to look at examples of other places that are doing way better than us and see what they are doing right and make adjustments here.
Lu An Li: KSM was four or five times given the rough stuff for a total of 170 doses of the water cure. But no more than ten seconds each time. CIA officers [allegedly] have to go through the procedure themselves just to know what it feels like and say no one can stand it for more than fifteen seconds.
Graham: At this point I no longer know what to think about the enhanced interrogation program. There is a vast body of people out there with ostensible credentials or even relevant experience who claim it accomplished nothing. I can’t see clarity emerging.
Graham: In TOS Star Trek, there are some scenes that imply the federation has many religions. The episode with the parallel Roman Empire Planet implies that Christianity is still among them. In TNG era Star Trek, religion gets almost no play among Federation characters. In Deep Space 9, it seems clear that every other race has some sort of religious framework, even if played for laughs (Ferengi religion is based on getting rich enough to buy entry to the Divine Treasury). Only humans have none. At one...