I agree with you. I also believe that any sort of renewables, whether it be water, solar, wind or bio will benefit greatly by exploiting kinetic energy to solve the off time problem. An example would be if an area used say 10 megawatts of power a day..(just a number) and the grid was built to produce 50 megawatts a day, and while that extra 40 mw is produced during daylight, those 40 mw pump water uphill or conveyor belt sand uphill, or lift a given weight, etc. and then during evening and nightime hours, that stored kinetic energy is tapped and through turbines using the water or weight driven generators are employed, then the problem is solved. After all, you can see actually how many acres of US ground would be needed with solar panels to produce 100% of the energy the US uses and it is smaller than you think. After all, I have a measly I guess 320 sq ft array and it produces between 25-40% more than I consume and my home is all electric..no gas and two refrigerators. It is nothing more than a willpower game. There is more than one way to store energy. It isn't always mandatory that it be batteries. My system also doesn't take advantage of tracking the sun.
Read the headlines from the daily beast article. I see what it says further down...I was going by the headlines. Please contact daily beast and have them change them. I only copied ( as you do continually) an article. You know...when you claim to not really believe the article and therefore not your opinion but rather the author's opinion. I can print the headlines again for you if you like.
"Mr BS & Dakine to say that folks go underground to get or keep Gov benefits is yet another attack on the Poor and without any truth at all."
You are living in a dream world. I work with homeless and many work under the table jobs, never declare a dime, and then they keep their benefits. For you to act that it doesn't happen is just ignorance on your behalf.
I see a couple of them several times a week. I know where they work and how they are paid in cash and don't lose one bit of their cash or ebt card money from the govt. The employer loves it, because he can pay them cash, no paperwork, no SDI, no SS payments withheld and still gets the job done knowing the taxpayer will fund their free medicaid medical and the taxpayer will wind up paying for their EBT card that gets them free food. My point to BS was that a sales tax zaps both sides...the job provider and the under the table worker every time they spend a dime. If you don't think there is a significant portion of the poor gaming the system, you really live in a dream world. If they don't declare the under the table money, they get subsidies for rent, free medical and food subsidies. Some, even on unemployment and not homeless stay working for cash and collecting the unemployment check also. Wake up to the real world.
It didn't look like the link worked too well so I went back. Maybe you should contact the Daily Beast and tell them about Vermont. Perhaps with your pushing they might recall the article. Ya think? Anyhow, here is from the article. Enjoy
"First in Heroin, First in the Nation to Vote
New Hampshire’s drug problem is so dire, candidates stumping in the state have been forced to address the issue, whether they’re ready to or not.
A savage drug epidemic has seized New Hampshire, home of the presidential race’s first primary election. And that’s created a potent 2016 campaign issue—one that top candidates can’t afford to ignore.
In the past decade, the state government reports, the number of people admitted to state-funded treatment programs rose by 90 percent for heroin and 500 percent for prescription opiate abuse.
“We have in New Hampshire some of the highest per capita rates of addiction in the United States,” Tym Rourke, chairman of the New Hampshire governor’s commission on drug abuse, told The Daily Beast. “So we are very, very much at ground zero for addiction… Right now, we are having an overdose death every day.”
"No, you have New Hampshire confused with Vermont, Bernie Sander's adopted state."
I just took my info from the headlines here. Sorry. it didn't meet with your approval. Take it up with the daily beast.
"If New Hampshire can do it, so can the rest."
I am not sure New Hampshire can do much right now, as although they are the first in the nation to vote, they also are first in the nation with heroin abuse and overdose statistics, and these have risen phenomenally in the last few years. It doesn't look pretty, and I bet it would be difficult for those folks with the addictions to qualify for any pool breaks
"Perhaps the economy is actually doing a lot better than everybody thinks, it's just that a lot of the income has gone underground so individuals can qualify for government hand outs."
Again, this just validates the reason for sales taxes and abolishing of income taxes. If that is what is happening, those folks you pay greenbacks to under the table, will now pay taxes when they purchase anything, and those taxes can go fund that "free" medicaid they were scamming. That way they pay their fair share, and you lose any ability to write off anything anymore, so any labor you have done is no longer a write off for you, and yet whenever you purchase something, you pay into the kitty. There just won't be an underground or it will be very very very small.
In the example provided in which you said the company that put in the bid didn't have any issues.....we just don't know. We don't know that the strip club put in their bidding process what kind of a business they were, so we don't know if it was the strip club or the cleaning business that may have been at fault. If the strip club defined their business prior to bidding, then yes, the cleaning company owner should have found a way to clean it if his/her company won the bid. However, the cleaning business' owner, if he/she didn't object, should make sure they hire employees who would not object either. As I said, the LA Dodgers did not use Sandy Koufax as a pitcher in the lineup on Saturday games or Jewish holiday games. Perhaps, they could have forced Koufax, but again, perhaps they would have been infringing on his religious freedom.
Too many people in America think we are an exceptional nation. They badmouth everyone else and love to do so. I think this for president of GS hits the nail on the head from his article.
“And the Chinese want to have a seat at the table, as a peer. China is the rising power and the U.S., by definition, is the relatively declining power,” says Thornton. He notes that this is a tough role for the United States because our "central animating myth is that we're an exceptional country, different than anyone else. And I think it's hard to get our mind around the idea that there may be another country that might not only be our equal, but in economic terms, will surpass the U.S. during our lifetime.”
This is where I got my information. Perhaps it could be wrong, but it is what it is. Anyhow, as you can see, it states $2613 for an E-3 with dependents. I don't really know if that is even taxed. One can also look at what percentage of military personnel are actually put in hostile situation. Of the over 1 million military people, what % of them are in Afghan land, Iraq, Syria, or Libya? If you sign up to be a ground pounder jughead and you want that, then don't be surprised if you wind up in dangerous situations. Remember, those housing allowances are for anybody in the military. All I was stating was that it isn't too difficult to see why the country is broke with these kind of pay rates. It is fine if you want to point out somebody that monitors a pilot boat wake in a channel. Remember, pilots don't operate that pilot boat but rather boat operators with a six pack license operate it. They just ferry a pilot to and from the ship. Also, if the coast guard spent a little more time watching all the small boats and their operators, there may be far fewer small boat catastrophes, but remember, you can drive a car but legally only with a license, and the same can be said for an airplane, but you can go to a boat show, buy a boat and immediately go on the water after putting your case of beer on there and then go play on your new toy...without any license at all. Just go to a place like LA harbor on a foggy day and look at your radar and see all the lawyers on jet ski's and small boat operators running around in circles totally incoherent of what to do, but if they are involved in an accident with a ship, the lawyer will sue the shipowner, because the captain is the only person with a license and thus can be held responsible, where the boat owner, too stupid to realize that you can't see in the fog, puts people at risk.
"Say you're the owner of a strip club. You send out some requests for bids on contract to various cleaning companies. You hire the lowest bid, everything's good to go. The first day the cleaning company staff shows up to do their job, they walk off on religious grounds. What do you do? "
You bring up something interesting, but as one who believes that a person who owns a business should have the right to refuse service to somebody with exceptions of emergency/life threatening conditions, I would propose the following. I said before that businesses should be required to post in public who or what they wouldn't serve, and your above case could certainly mean that a christian cleaning organization should be required to post that they don't do cleaning services in strip clubs or brothels or gambling casinos if those things seem off limits to the cleaning business owner. That being said, the owner of those "vice" businesses should be required when they put out bids to state what business they are, and that said christian cleaning business owner should not bid on those entities unless he/she doesn't mind cleaning them.. The same might be said when a business hires employees. They should find out if there are any religious objections to what their job would entail. That is why the Los Angeles Dodgers, after at first balking, did not put Sandy Koufax, a practicing Jew into the pitching rotation on a Saturday, because Koufax refused to work on the Jewish sabbath.
Mr. Ryan would have to be doing a real naughty to the conservative states' rights folks, because most states did not have pools for high risk folks. They were just priced out of the market by their insurance company and that was the EOM. Ryan would have to put forth a federal law demanding each and every state to fund the high risk end, and yet let the private sector insurance companies then cherry pick only the healthy and become "premium collectors" with greater profits. I would advocate that if the federal govt. is going to mandate the "high risk" coverage, then they should also mandate everything to be single payer option with a movement to grant free education to anyone wanting to be a medical doctor with stipulation they must practice ten full years or pay back the cost of the education. In other words, get equal healthcare for far less money as is done in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Taiwan, France, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, etc. I doubt this will happen as Ryan is paid for by the pharmaceutical industry.
I have heard rumors from different folks like you, but as of yet, I have not met any person who said they were "recruited" by the social services people in another state to go to Hawaii. If it is true, I have not seen it, and I go in to the homeless parks and work with them several days of the week. If you actually have some proof, I would be interested. I do know that Oahu has been known to relocate folks to the big island, as renting rooms for them is drastically reduced, so the state can save money by putting them on another island.
I think you are a little out of perspective. It takes far far far far far far less time and education to become an E-3 than it does a ship master. I am not sure where you got your housing allowance figures from, but the one I put down was directly from 2016 rates and a Honolulu zip code. Since you brought up that we have now flagged out our merchant marine, and you can count the number of $100K/year shipmasters that work in the US as far less than the crew of one destroyer in the Navy, it is a moot point, unless you are hinting that it might be better to go to Afghan land and Kurdistan and hire those young kids for $500/mo and a free college education and let them do the fighting. Why not?
Google basic housing allowance and put in zip code for Honolulu, and you will see that an E-3 with dependents receives $2613/mo in basic housing allowance. Of course this doesn't include cost of medical, free college, grocery subsidies, etc. As you said, E-6 is a gimme grade, and you don't want to see what E-7 and up get in these housing allowances or what officers receive. A person working a 40 hour week would need to earn over $15/hr just to earn the basic housing allowance for an E-3. I also don't think, but I am not sure if Social Security taxes are withheld on basic housing allowance, but it is withheld for a worker. I will stick by my guns that it costs $100 grand/year at least to pay for an E-3. After all, when you add pension contributions, medical, dental, education, etc. etc, I imagine an outside job would need to pay $50/hr to equal what an E-3 gets in overall benefits. No wonder we are broke.
My comments should hardly have brought on your scathing rebuttal. All I was saying was to observe the huge fall that Hastert has taken. He was 2nd in line to be president of the US if the president and vp were disabled. He is now an admitted child molester on his way to jail. It has nothing to do with being on the right or the left, although I will say that sexual crimes are crimes the far right ( you know....God's moral bunch) love to throw out on democrats. Remember Gary Hart? There are no party lines on this one, although apparently you are liking to see them. You must admit, it is usually conservatives that consider liberals as immoral evil non Christians. Trump is kinda correct in calling Cruz...Lyin Ted with his bible in one hand and lying through his teeth. Even Trump sees it. There is no ideology here, as NY's old congressman Weiner was another sad case, and he is a liberal, but I doubt he was like Hastert that went after Clinton on impeachment with his own hideous past.
Wow...from being longtime speaker of the house after following Tom Delay, another crooked Texas politician, brother Hastert is now going to do time. Is this activity by the moral majority?
People are not going to be needed in the future. Nobody wants to address this. After all, look at this.
It is just a short time that AI will be used everywhere. My son has a masters in EE, and he already agrees that all these engineers are busy designing their jobs out of existence. Computers will be talking to each other and robots will do the production. Whatever you do will not be needed by you in the future Mr. oro, unless of course, you are an undertaker. Soon, I will expect 3D printers in WalMart to make all the junk they sell right in the store. Just bring in the plastic, hit a button, and that's it.