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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 44 minutes ago

Re: GoT 042014

Nerds have to have something to talk about on the internet besides math.

They figured out whether Star Wars is better than Star Trek?

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2 hours ago

Re: Compromise is possible

Who would have thought the capitol of the reddest of the red states would be leading the way in green urban development. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:13 PM

Re: Oklahoma destroying freedom

Why don't we just go back to the days of utility monopolies then?

Because it's not necessary to go that far. All you need to do is make sure that utilities are treated similarly - even the ones that claim that they're not actually a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 5:39 PM

Re: GoT 042014

Better folk than I could have written something that falls shorter than a rape than as presented. Would have worked as well as what they wrote.

I don't think I understand. He raped her in the books as well. The only difference is that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 4:05 PM

Re: GoT 042014

Except for looking for solace and comfort in a time of grief, and for something that supposedly in the past seemed so right to both of them and which actually resulted in the object of that grief.

The creative folks could have come up
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albaby1 replied to the Television Banter board. 3:38 PM

Re: GoT 042014

I don't get why it would have been that hard to play it as written in the book, or what they thought they gained by leaving out Cercei's verbal consent.

HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.....







I think they [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:35 PM

Re: Great News for Wealthy Elites from Supreme C

It's going to be interesting too to see the results of this decision as it pertains to spots being held FOR white students so that Asians not be in the majority at a university/college.

That raises an interesting point. Several [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:15 PM

Re: Oklahoma destroying freedom

The immediate concern, as you pointed out, they are installing systems that don't conform to the particular utilities regulations ranging from how much of their generated power can be "controlled" as not to overload the system and/or [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:28 AM

Re: Oklahoma destroying freedom

That tis true, but the possibility of them not having to pony up for that expense, while at the same time, expecting revenue for "their contribution", once storage improves via batteries or whatever, could entail them deciding "when [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:08 AM

Re: Oklahoma destroying freedom

In the case of Solar City, what the utilities fear the most is an Enron scenario, where they are held captive to when they are able to buy that "stored" energy, when and if the battery situation is rectified, and/or having to pay for [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:13 PM

Re: Oklahoma destroying freedom

I think it's going to be fascinating to watch all this play out in regulated industries.

For years, technology has been disintermediating countless industries - cutting out the middleman in sectors from airline tickets to music to [more]

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albaby1 posted to the Climate Change board. 5:30 PM

2 deg - how the world failed on climate change

An interesting piece in Vox on the origin of the "2 degrees" target for limiting warming, and thoughts on what to do in global climate talks now that it seems incredibly unlikely that we will meet that target.

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:18 PM

Re: Bjorn Lomborg on the latest IPCC Report

This article paints a very different picture than that described by some here. What accounts for the difference? Are his numbers wrong?

No, they're not wrong. The difference lies in timing and presentation.

As for timing, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:31 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

I seriously question whether anything like education can be done in the healthcare sector for host of reasons. Obamacare imo is completely unsustainable financially and politically.

I don't see why not. The British National Health [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:22 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

It is a one size fits all education system that does not adequately(undertatement) cover the diverse ways students learn.

Regardless, it is an example of how the government has provided universal access to a good or service. I think [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:56 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

Not sure how that can be accomplished acknowledging increased prices and scarcer resources.

Well, the easiest example is childhood education. Here in the United States (as with most developed nations), the government provides free [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:38 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

Except government intervention nearly always makes resources scarcer, while inflating the price. So I am not sure what good you are accomplishing.

Well, you're accomplishing universal access. That's not something markets can achieve, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:10 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

And to believe government can make markets more perfect is being naive.

They don't believe that. Markets - even perfect ones - do not provide universal access to a good or service. That's not what they are supposed to do. If you want [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:51 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

You need to look at this not at a patient level, but a macro level in the healthcare sector.

The same is true at the macro level - the entities that are the analogs to "firms" in the healthcare sector (either individual [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:09 PM

Re: Healthcare question for progressives

"why would someone object (often in high moral dudgeon) to the allocation of scarce health-care services by prices and market competition but, at the same time, believe it acceptable for scarce health-care services to be allocated by the [more]

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