As we are learning in our own country, laws don't mean what they used to mean. Somebody says we are simply not enforcing this law and it goes away. Easy as pumpkin pie.
If it becomes a hit in the rest of the world, EU will certainly change the rules. People will demand it. Or, more likely, they will find a way to purchase them on the black market. What are the EU governments going to do? Go into people's houses and confiscate their phones. I don't think so. Are they going to prevent them from entering the union? I don't think they could control that.
I would be impressed if they had issued a buy rating when the stock was at two bucks. Why can't I pick this calendar year? During that whole period (in which the stock has doubled) they have had a negative rating on the stock.
Stephen Henry Schneider (February 11, 1945 – July 19, 2010) was Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University, a Co-Director at the Center for Environment Science and Policy of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Schneider served as a consultant to federal agencies and White House staff in the Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations.
His research included modeling of the atmosphere, climate change, and the effect of global climate change on biological systems. Schneider was the founder and editor of the journal Climatic Change and authored or co-authored over 450 scientific papers and other publications. He was a Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group II IPCC TAR and was engaged as a co-anchor of the Key Vulnerabilities Cross-Cutting Theme for the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) at the time of his death. During the 1980s, Schneider emerged as a leading public advocate of sharp reductions of greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming. In 2006 Professor Schneider was an Adelaide Thinker in Residence advising the South Australian Government of Premier Mike Rann on climate change and renewable energy policies. In ten years South Australia went from zero to 31% of its electricity generation coming from renewables
On the first anniversary of Steve Schneider’s untimely death, it is worth reflecting on his contributions at the intersection of climate science, policy, politics and media in the public communication of climate change. Schneider’s views on this topic are infamously characterized by his 1989 statement (page 5 of the link):
On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but — which means that we must include all the doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands, and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.
Yes, they've had that negative rating out for quite a while now and the stock has doubled this year, so I wouldn't put much into their rating.
I have been here a while and I have never heard the term hemiablation used before today. Is this a new procedure where HIFU can be used? Does this expand HIFU's (EDAP's) potential patient base? I always thought that HIFU had a limited potential patient base in that it could only be used to treat tumors of a certain size. Does this change that? Any urologists out there that can explain what a hemiablation is?