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Comment Re:A very good more basic question (Score 1) 723

There is a cost to raising children, I know, trust me.
The money, usually DOES come from the parents income. What planet are you from?
Parents get some tax brakes, but that assumes you dont make much money (this all depends on which country you are in though).

You're right, there might be something of a child surplus given to the parents for the children. But the children do not need the full UBI. They do not and cannot contribute to society... yet.

For the same reason the tax cuts parents get when they have children do not equal a full adults salary.

Comment Re:And how is this not a legitimate point? (Score 1) 243

But then the popular vote would make the bigger states more important than the smaller states.

Small swing vote states are that way because they have an electorate that vote on the issues, and sit on the fence between the 2 parties every election.

Many if not all the large states are mostly slanted 1 way. It would be the same with the popular vote.

You do remember that the USA is a republic and that states come first, then the union.

Comment Re:And how is this not a legitimate point? (Score 1) 243

So... the top 8 or 10 states should have ultimate control over the other 50?

Popular vote means people living in over half the states geographically would have no say in the election.

The EC makes sure realities in different parts of the country are taken into consideration.

What goes for NY might not be what Iowa needs.

Comment Re:cost (Score 2, Informative) 201

All power plants, all over the world, have a strong history of incidents. Because they are major undertakings and they generate... POWER.

The French incidents have had no fatalities and have been dealt with efficiently.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

In fact, there are very few, historically, nuclear incidents with fatalities. Not so with ANY other power generating technologies, including solar and especially Wind.

Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 1) 693

Senator Whitehouse
AG Loretta Lynch
17 AGs from 15 states, the Virgin Islands and DC
Bill Nye
Michael Mann
Some representatives of the California state legislature
AND scientists:
Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Barry Klinger, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Paul Schopf, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
David Straus, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Edward Sarachik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Michael Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
William Lau, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Vasu Misra, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Ben Kirtman, University of Miami, Miami, FL
Robert Dickinson, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Michela Biasutti, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Mark Cane, Columbia University, New York, NY
Lisa Goddard, Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY
Alan Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT

Comment Re:But not climate change research (Score 1) 81

So you are basically saying. You have nothing to prove your assertion.

Because I do not believe your blind assertion, I do not qualify?

The supposed consensus is about the earth warming and it "possibly" being caused by humans. And even that consensus is shaky at best.

There i NO concensus at all, about your assertion of thing being really bad or catastrophic, except in the media and young brainwashed eco greenies.

So again, show me the consensus that proves your assertion. Your word, does not count.

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