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11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought

JDAustin Re:But but but (311 comments)

Yet where would you build such a plant. The CA coast is filled with NIMBYS who wouldn't allow it.

yesterday
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

JDAustin Re:FUD and kneejerk reactions (209 comments)

And yet IRS has been used for political gain and private citizens tax information have been turned over political operatives. This was illegal under federal law, but still happened with no consequences.

What makes you think that this will not happen with private citizens medical info?

about a week ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

JDAustin Re:Wait. Are gov't regs good or bad? (280 comments)

The problem is the progressives who brought us the attitude that a fetus is not a person are now contemplating that a baby is not a person until its a few years old.

about a week ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

JDAustin Re: How is that startling? (413 comments)

You do know that neither Romney nor Nixon were conservatives right?

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

JDAustin Re:More to this than just that. (1128 comments)

And you didn't say anything about the 3 blacks on the grand jury...why?

about three weeks ago
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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

JDAustin Re:Owning stock (203 comments)

These lawyers wont go into defending average vermin...that is beneath a Harvard grad. These vermin (as that is what lawyers are) will end up either on Wall Street or a radical SJWs...

about a month ago
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The Military's Latest Enemy: Climate Change

JDAustin Re:By electing a Republican President (163 comments)

We already did (US ground troops in Liberia)...and Republicans had nothing to do with it.

about a month ago
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US Midterm Elections Discussion

JDAustin Re:News For Nerds? (401 comments)

You might want to look at all the bills that Reid has stopped in the Senate first. And the reason why the filibuster is being threatened so much is thats the only tool the Reps have. Reid has prevented the Reps from submitting any changes/addendums to bills. In other words, you have bought the Dem party line...hook, line and sinker.

about a month and a half ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

JDAustin Re:After the first five minutes (286 comments)

I have to fly to Hawaii on business (yea, I know it sucks)....5.5 hours of ocean gets boring fast.

about 1 month ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

JDAustin Re:Needs better proof (235 comments)

Of course, figuring that the head of CBS News is the brother to one of the Obama admins National Security Advisors also plays into things.

about 1 month ago
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Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer

JDAustin Re:What are you talking about Willis? (235 comments)

It's a prison where horrible things had to happen to prevent ever more horrible things from happening.

about 1 month ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

JDAustin Re:Theory vs reality? (172 comments)

Had we signed on and actually meet the goals in Kyoto, individual CO2 emissions would have to be at the level they were in 1850.

about 2 months ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

JDAustin Re:Theory vs reality? (172 comments)

A few points of order though.
- Clinton signed Kyoto but never sent it to the senate. The reason being is it never had support from either party and would have died by about 90 votes.
- Second, W could have withdrawn from Kyoto with a stroke of a pen as the President can cancel treaties.
- And finally, treaties inherently do not have the force of law behind them. They do not supersede Federal, State or even individual rights (see the recent Bond v US ruling). Now the Obama admin doesn't agree with this as they argued that a treaty trumps everything....but as we know with Obama/Holder, just because he says its doesn't mean its true.

about 2 months ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

JDAustin Re:Republicans Control Michigan (294 comments)

This is like Republicans being anti-ethanol in general unless they are from Iowa....

about 2 months ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

JDAustin Piketty is wrong. (839 comments)

I'm not only saying this...a survey of top economists are saying this.

http://www.igmchicago.org/igm-...

– “Theoretically and empirically the case that r-g is a major determinant of inequality or even top inequality is weak.”

– “Many other factors affect inequality including technological change, globalization, increasing returns to education, and others.”

– “Don’t find r-g a particularly useful summary of anything (doesn’t really capture role of technology, training, tax policy)”

– “A glance at the biographies of the truly rich shows most came from upper middle class families. Good luck and some skill produced the wealth.”

– “Argument has poor theory & negligible empirics.”

– “Is this an inside joke? BEA estimates show little change in rate of return.”

about 2 months ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

JDAustin Re:Ebola threat (478 comments)

What happens when it spreads to central america? The have poverty and customs there that would aid in the spread of ebola also. And with the current administrations immigration policies, there will be a deluge of immigrants coming here from central america to get away from it and they will bring it with them.

about 2 months ago
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California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

JDAustin Re:Brown is a right winger (115 comments)

College Costs - this has more to do with the easy federal loan money that hook young people into debt for decades. As money gets easier to come by for colleges, they raise costs.
CA Single Payer - you mean the plan that would cost more then the states current annual budget to implement?
CA Budget - this has more to do with the coastal are of the state able to shit gold in even a crappy economy. Although, I will give him some credit here (he'd get even more if he would drop support for the useless highspeed rail, as the only on getting rich off that is our esteemed senator Feinstein)

about 3 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

JDAustin Re:Tesla should come to the EU (335 comments)

Sorry...but that would probably require a corporate inversion and the our draconian IRS cannot allow that.

about 3 months ago
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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

JDAustin Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (335 comments)

Off topic...but yea. The late 90's Lexus' can be had for under 5k and are great buys for cheap cars.

about 3 months ago

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CNN Anchor wonders if asteroid is result of global warming.

JDAustin JDAustin writes  |  about 2 years ago

JDAustin (468180) writes "Proving that idiot anchors are not just on Fox News, a CNN anchor posed the question: "Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”"
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