Yeah since laws don't work, we should take down the 15 MPH speed signs in school areas.
Two things jumped out when I read markpark's past posts, complains about losing money on investments, makes right wing political statements and obviously doesn't want to hear an opposing view. Maybe you lose money because you hear what you want to and disregard the rest?
Not sticking up for Obama, but how do you change Christian values? That is a personal thing if anyone changes their values because of a what a P. does or says, then those values weren't rooted in the first place.. And he can't beat gw Bu__Sh__ for the worst P ever, not possible.
energ is an idiot anyway, he has to be one of the worst financial and political annalist there is, his input won't be missed.
The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal
by Katherine Eban
June 27, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT
"Quite simply, there’s a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn."
The far right R. don't respond well to truths, truth to them is like what light is to a vampire. In some cases it probably isn't their fault, since childhood they have been brainwashed by relentless right wing misinformation blitz, critical thinking isn't what they learn, parroting is what they have been programed to do. It could possibly be in their DNA now. Because of their agenda a logical discussion of things isn't possible with the political right, the fact that they have resorted to stealing elections exposes them to the reality that most of America rejects that agenda, but with the help of D. who are actually R., they persist because they are winning, and the only way to stop them is to fight back. It will be a long Battle not one that can be won in a single election, it will take at least a decade, probably longer. Hunker down for long and bitter fight, don't lie, because the truth will win in the end. Don't become what you are trying to defeat.
I suppose when 98% of the Muslims who aren't our enemies unite against us, don't get your hopes up because that isn't going to happen. Most Muslims hate ISIS as much and even more if that is possible than most of the world does. Apparently you haven't noticed ISIS is killing mostly non radical Muslims.
The fact is that didn't happen. When ATF agents were interviewed they said they absolutely did not sell guns to anyone in an attempt to track them. I read the report and facts were constantly taken out of context and flatly lied about. If I can find the report again I will post it. I sent the report from the ATF agents to CNN because they kept reporting it as you did, they did not retract the story but they should have.
J. lost it in Hotel Hanoi, I would too if I had been hung for hours from the ceiling by my elbows, that pops the shoulders out of their sockets, and the reason why he can't lift his arms as high as normal.. At least he has a good reason to be crazy, unlike many of the other R. like cruz and trump for just two of the many examples right wing nuts. Of course I have to water this down a bit, because the D. with some exceptions aren't much better.
As I pointed out before I have a NV Concealed Carry Permit. In order to get one you have to pass a back ground check, and demonstrate at a firing range that you know how to use and handle it in a safe manner. All common sense stuff to me, yet the NRA throws a fit at the thought that something like that may become Federal law.
Everybody has been back ground checked, when you apply for a job you more than likely were back ground checked, when you apply for credit you are back ground checked, if you join the military you are back ground checked, it you work for the government you are back ground checked, yet the NRA bristles when it is suggested that gun buyers be back ground checked, that defies sensibilities.
It is actually Citizens Committee For The Right To Keep And Bear Arms, (CCRKBA).
I'm for the stand your ground law. I have a NV CCW got it because I'm a conservationist I live in an area of far right wing nuts, Cliven Bundy types infest this area of northern NV. I'm not that far from Burns Oregon and was a volunteer to clean up the militias messes.. You know the rest of the story, the jerks were harassing Bureau of Land Management employees, law enforcement officers, their families, and of course anyone else who don't hold their views.. One of the last things I will do is pull my weapon, the very last thing I do will be to use it. Not because a threatening person doesn't need killing, I just don't want to be bothered with the paper work.
rpjerg- I agree and disagree with some of your points. I've had a gun since I first was given one by my step dad at age nine, 62 years. I belong to the Peoples Committe for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Past memeber of the NRA, quit them because they begged me for money to defend my right to own a gun, they made it sound like they werre desperate for money, but they used it to build a new grand building.
There is two changes I'd like to see in gun laws, 1) back ground checks and 2) people should have the right to keep open carry off of their property if they so desire. In AZ they no longer can demand that, bad decision since open carry in certain places like family resturants will definatly cause a loss in busness, and there isn't anything the owner can do about it. And that is as far as I go on it. I'm not for illiminating assualt rifles or restricting the size of the clips or how many clips one can own. Most LEO say that back ground checks are helpful, of course no law covers all bases, but that doesn't make them irelivent. .
As Oil Industry Fights a Tax, It Reaps Subsidies
By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
"According to the most recent study by the Congressional Budget Office, released in 2005, capital investments like oil field leases and drilling equipment are taxed at an effective rate of 9 percent, significantly lower than the overall rate of 25 percent for businesses in general and lower than virtually any other industry.
And for many small and midsize oil companies, the tax on capital investments is so low that it is more than eliminated by var-ious credits. These companies’ returns on those investments are often higher after taxes than before."
Solar and wind pricing will fall further, as economy of scale and tech advances kick in.
OK and NV have changed their laws on buying power,. Look them up if you want a full understanding of the reasoning behind their change.
What isn't subsidized? It begs the question if all subsidies were dropped which energy source would win? If oil wars and the cost of our military securing oil was factored in gasoline would be over 5 bucks a gallon.
Coal plants, I thought you were talking clean coal? Retrofitting or building new so called clean coal plants isn't cost effective in the US.
China has shut down a number of coal fired plants and are building so called "cleaner" ones and retrofitting others. They have a very serious pollution problem, a google search of China pollution will turn up a pictorial testament to their nightmare.
As a side note, US businesses relocated to China not just for cheaper labor, but because they could save money by not having to account for their pollution.
TESLA and GE among other companies with their home storage battery systems will insure that you get your electricity day and night.
In fact TESLA's home storage Power Wall battery system greatly exceeded Elon Musk expectations. The power of economy of scale when producing many of the new energy devices has yet to manifest itself, meaning cheaper and more efficient devices are on the way.
TSLA plans at least two more mega factories, one in China and one in Europe, and other companies like GE are gearing up for the home storage battery market.
Solar and wind have hardly left the development stage, with much more efficiency and cost savings in the pipeline.
New Process Efficiently Uses Solar to Produce Hydrogen
by RP Siegel on Friday, Jun 3rd, 2016
"Now, a company called HyperSolar claims to have developed a commercially-scalable method of producing hydrogen using only sunlight and water.
The photoelectrochemical process, which HyperSolar claims was inspired by photosynthesis, uses a self-contained hydrogen generator: Water flows through, and hydrogen and oxygen are extracted at the cathode and anode, respectively, while sunlight enters from above."
The reason US coal isn't king anymore is because of cheap Ng. It is far cheaper to build and run a Ng plant than it is to build and operate a so called clean coal plant. Then there is solar and wind that is becoming competitive with fossil fuels. In some countries it is already competitive. Don't make the mistake and think wind and solar have reached their limits, because advancements are steadily being made and cheaper more efficient devices are in the pipeline.
If you add in the costs of climate change then the Keystone XL isn't economical, that's how it hurts.