O'Reilly also claimed he was in a war zone which he is not. He was just covering a riot same as a thousand other reporters are doing. None of these other reporters claim they were in war zone.
O'Reilly has video proof he covered the Falkland war in Argentina capital which is 1,500 miles away from the actual war zone. This is nothing new or special, every other news outlets got reporters in the Argentina capital at that time.
It is false that private industry can do everything. Private industry tends to look for ways to make the biggest profit in the shortest period of time. Private industry would not have spent the many billions needed for the research and development to move solar energy from being just an idea to being a profitable industry. Solar energy is now becoming profitable only because of the huge amount of initial investment money that governments around the world sunk into its initial development.
Many other industries such as electronics, computers, fracking, fusion energy, etc. follow this same trajectory. They become important and profitable after government underwrites their initial research and development costs and then provides the fruits of this research to private industry for further development.
SCTY is a vertically integrated solar company. It does residential solar installations but it also is now building the world's largest solar plant in NY state.
Apple is now the world leader of technology. Apples current investments will point to the direction of near future technology. So far, Apple has invested big in solar energy, data centers in Europe, electric cars and cloud computing. This indicates Europe is not as bad as one might think and the hot technologies for at least the next decade will be solar, electric transportation, and cloud computing.
The exit from Iraq is one of the best move ever by the president. The US got out just before Iraq entered the next phase of its civil war. If US troops had remained in Iraq, they would just become target practice with hundreds more killed or maimed. This new deployment in Iraq is a much more limited move in a mostly non-combat capacity. While the US might still suffer causalities from this new deployment, it would not be anywhere near the causalities suffered from the earlier deployment under Bush Jr. It is a good sign that this new Iraq civil war has been ongoing for several months but there is yet no US troop casualty. Hope Obama keeps up the great work.
It is so nice to know that you have now become a Russian stooge trying to explain away all of Putin's expansionist and imperialist policies.
Al Sharpton does not owe any taxes unless there is a definitive court judgment against him. So far, there is no such judgment. In any case, why harp only on Al Sharpton's taxes. Why not harp also on Mitt Romney's taxes? Mitt is such a tax cheat that he even refused to release his tax returns while running for president.
The moon only seems stable because of the necessarily short period that people live the Earth. It is still unstable and the moon eventually will break away from the Earth. In any event, the moon's orbit around the Earth is but one tiny factor that maintain life on Earth as we know it. The Earth itself is constantly changing in myriads of different ways. Life is constantly evolving based upon the always changing Earth environment. Societies and species that assumes a constant balance in Earth environment always eventually become extinct. Without this constant change, there will be no life on Earth.
The assumption in your post that 'The universe is kept in balance through a series of caring forces' appears patently false. The truth seems to be that everything in the universe is inherently unstable and always subject to change. One might better argue that life does not occur because everything is kept in balance as you imply but life occurs because everything is unstable and change is constant. Without change their will be no life.
I am no patent expert but I am sure Solyndra has lots of patents before it went bankrupt.However, there is no doubt now about the viability of solar energy in the US with the announcement by Apple yesterday that it is building its own solar power plant. The US sending people to the moon and back is a fact unless you are a nut case who thinks otherwise. This event does not happen without all the government spending and all the new knowledge that must be gained. Same for fracking, it is a fact that the government spent billions on fracking research before fracking itself became a viable idea. Fracking as an idea has been around for over one hundred years but was never viable until all the spending and research that was done to make the idea viable.
The total cost of Solyndra is a lot less than $500 million. The US will probably end up making a big profit from Solyndra. The payback from investments like Solyndra is not the immediately profitability or failure of the company but the new knowledge gained about solar energy. This new knowledge can be used to develop a viable solar energy industry within the US. Solar energy investments appear to be paying off big time, solar energy is well on its way to being viable and profitable in the US. Just look at the announcement yesterday by Apple to build its own huge solar power plant in California.
Early government investments in solar energy firms is no different from previous government investments which end up paying off big despite what appears to be initial investment losses. The government spent many billions to gain the technological knowledge to send people to the moon and back. This initial investment is all a big loss for the government. However, the knowledge gained from this effort spurred the growth of huge new industries such as computers, information technology, plastic manufacturing, satellite communications, GPS, etc. Each of these industries by itself is employing millions of people. The same can be said for fracking, the government spent billions initially to try making fracking viable. The effort initially failed and the billions spent appears to be lost. However, the new knowledge gained coupled with increasing oil price eventually made fracking very much a viable and profitable industry.
There is no reason for Democrats to attend a political fund raiser for the GOP.
Brian Williams might end up leaving NBC News. That is because NBC News cares about the integrity and honesty of its news anchors. The story is obviously different at Fox News (aka Fake News). The Fake News channel anchors lie all the time without any consequences. In fact, if you don't lie while working for the Fake News channel, you will soon be fired.
The GOP are little kids with more important things to do than worry about the national security of the US. They only want to lie and whine over fake scandals they made up such as Benghazi, IRS, etc.
Strategic patience is a great policy. That is after all how the Cold War got resolved. The US does not have the inclination or the resources to fix every major problem in the world by itself and all at the same time.
A nuclear Iran is Bush Jr's legacy. Iran was well on its way toward nuclear weapons way before Bush Jr. left office. Iran certainly got lots of help from Bush Jr. when he destroyed Iran's biggest enemy which was Iraq.
Yep, just another roller coaster day in the wacky world of biotech investing. This day too will pass with better days still to come.