Chances are that President Obama is the reason you are not in soup lines and sleeping in drain pipes. If he could run for a third term he would win in a landslide. You must be the author of your own problems.
Why is it that in such posts our up-front, inherently corrupt Pay-To-Play political system is never mentioned ? Do most of us think that that is just the way the universe is made so it's not worth mentioning ? ??
Is there a way of breaking out the sales of other makes of imports to China at the same price level?
So don't complain if we end up a North American Banana Republic - the Republican Party platform.
California has always been subject to water shortages as are many western states. That's why the laws regarding water rights are so well developed.
Actually, a faculty member at UC Berkeley a few years ago worked on rain and temperature variations in California back for hundreds of thousands of years and found many times when the state was hotter or colder than presently or wetter or drier. Activists at Berkeley ran him out as soon as he could retire. He didn't clear his pronouncements through them and they felt that he compromised the single message we idiots in public land were supposed to hear about (regarding global warming). If they didn't like a story in the daily Berkeley paper they would follow the trucks around and confiscate the whole edition. They had plants on the staff and always knew. I haven't read of such activities for years, however. Maybe the activists got enough gray hair and triple bypasses that they
There is no more reason to listen to the fiction writers at Berkeley than there are the ones on Fox or wherever. However, it is not possible to ignore realities like the changes in Arctic ice, or glacial retreat, movements of species, tundra thawing out, etc. There really is no question that change is taking place. Billions are being invested, taking advantage of the Arctic thaw over time.
Perhaps separating coping with and planning for the changes from assigning blame for them would allow rational response to continue.
Dams are part of water planning but only go so far. This winter there was rain, though not as much as forecast. But there wasn't for the five years before. Some reservoirs were empty and more dams wouldn't have helped. Big reductions in water consumed by landscaping and suburban sprawl are possible, best achieved by real pricing of water and fuel fundamental to the economy - patterns of settlement and commerce now "artificial".
“The funniest part of it is, she doesn’t need his $2 million,” Fisher says. “She’s from an extremely wealthy family. We spend that on clothes.”
That quote, if it is one, should be on posters, TV ads, and so on, all over without adding anything else except who paid for the distribution.
I don't know anything about the state of the art in inflatable partners, why not write a survey post on the subject? Do they come with names?
It's the Republicans endlessly claiming that Washington's debt is over 1X US GDP. As you point out, in reality the debt owed the public is really around 3/4 US GDP, a high but manageable amount and the price of dodging a Bush II Depression. So you are really advocating lying about the "debt" until after the election, then writing it off. Then paying off most of the remaining debt in inflated dollars. Inflating the dollar (M3?) will be a different form of Trickle Down "Economics" and the 99% will likely end up with a declining standard of living fairly quickly. If something like that were actually done, people would be buying up investments in the gold space. Did you get all that from gold bugs?
QE did the same thing, more or less, but did not inflate the dollar probably because of the strong deflationary forces - QE may have saved the day since no one seems to know how to maintain business or an economy in strong deflation. The price of deflating commodities, of course, deflates most everything else so QE kept the price of "stuff" more constant than it would have been. We see the most inflation in "stuff" detached from the commodity prices. The currency was more closely tied to deflating commodities than, say, gold, and it seems to have worked.
It is true that a 'strong' dollar is actually a weak dollar if the dollar gets overvalued and the trade deficit unsustainable (eg, 2001-2009).
You are proposing a spin on QE?
Of course they can all oppose abortion if they wish.
But none of them can enforce their ideas in taxpayer paid for medical facilities.
Many or most of the organizations opposing abortion will attempt to make contraceptives unavailable if they get abortion. They won't help support some of the birth results of their policies or children in general either.
After all, while there are a few religious people sincerely opposed to abortion, most of the opposition is a fight over the status of women. Many young women today take their relative freedom too much for granted and don't realize how recent it really is.
In your story, do you fantasize about being McMahon or Clinton?
No problem. Just go find a picture of Moscow around 1959.
So Eleanor Rigby was Stalin's mistress? Did the USSR Navy really have Yellow Submarines?
We have Donald Trump as a candidate for US President, so we can believe pretty much anything. Alice said we should believe six impossible things before breakfast and we haven't even started...............
The lack of water has been beyond building a few dams. There are also fights between agriculture interests and the growing population (~39 million), especially in Southern California. The LA area is naturally a somewhat arid environment, scrub and Manzanita, but some of the suburbs there are artificial jungles, most are green. Look up what happened years ago to Owens Valley - ultimately that's the fate of the Imperial Valley. There are already farms there that have sold their water allocation. Of course, over years the Imperial Valley will salt up anyway from the irrigation.
It's surprising you have so abandoned any hint of your Libertarianism in this. That is, bringing up some concept of social justice rather than market determination of water use. Already suburban lawns are outbidding growing food. Much of that suburban use is maintaining a completely artificial environment in a semi desert.
It's very possible that Clinton's email server was more secure than the State Department's regular email. State is known to be a computer museum and Congress had refused to fund upgrading it. The Pentagon is alleged to have the best systems but have been hacked according to the news. What public system did Colin Powell use? AOL?
Whoever is pushing that point of view, do not send them any money - not a dime. Don't get conned and panicked out of your retirement money.
However, if you can convince people that blue aliens from nearby in the Galaxy are coming to take them away, have fun.....
If that fault is true either there is something wrong in setting up the cars, or Tesla engineering / testing needs a few people canned and some formal reorg. Either way there is no excuse for it. Some field testing is required, though, to make sure there really is a problem. There's too much money now in Tesla both having and not having problems.
B Clinton left the back door open. The Republicans burglarized the house.
Bush II programs included the Ownership Society ($400 billion+), the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, and the follow on for people with bad credit (!). They couldn't get it to crash fast enough.
Given the racist views you have expressed here, that post is entirely inappropriate. You are part of the problem, not the answer.