David L

David L

  • Commented on Radio silence
    As for the trains operating, that sounds weird. So far as I know, all the bridges between the islands were blown up, many harbors had been mined or otherwise rendered nonfunctional, and starvation was imminent if not already happening. I...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    It's worth noting that although an invasion of Japan was a gung-ho alternative option, it wasn't the only option. Japan had completely had it, with pretty much no capacity left to do anything to any effect, warlike or otherwise. The...
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    The other thing to remember was that until LBJ, the southern bigots all voted democrat, not republican. The whole Southern Strategy thing started with Nixon. Drop the word bigot and I'll agree with you. In many southern states registered D's...
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    So Confederate nationalism is pretty deep in the Plains states. Important to know. What about rural ... {any state} ... Race relations and all related issues are about the same in most every state in the US. The main difference...
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    Note: Followed by a state of emergency, suspending the constitution, "temporarily" ?? I see something like this here on AP periodically. Not sure where this comes from except it seems to flow from the other side of the big pond....
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    I think not. To be honest it doesn't mater what you think. People have dug deep into the numbers and this was a non trivial factor in DT's win. Not a deciding factor. There were none of those. But one...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Not sure I even understand people like David anymore. ... No idea - he's certainly not reading anything I type, so who gives a fuck. Well in this post I actually skim you somewhat, but yes, for most of your...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    World Bank spend on Aral Sea 'solution' was under $100 mil. Snapchat is valued at $29 billion. Given your self proclaimed brilliance I can't understand why you thing those two measurements of value are interchangable....
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Must say I would have liked to be there to see it when they broke the canal. Reminds me of all the dam breaches I experienced diverting streams on the beach as a kid. I could have sworn to have...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    And to pile on. While the President is the commander in chief in charge of US "regular" armed forces there are laws and decisions by the Supremes going back well over 100 years saying the military can't get involved in...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Salton Sea ... they're completely fucked, so whatever you do to them now can't really make them worse; and they are below sea level. So... why not dig a canal to the real sea and let that flow in until...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Way back in the ancient history of the mid to late 70s I said something to my father about leaf blowers. This in no way eco freak said he'd rather not make airborne all the crap that's sitting as dust...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Just don't forget the solar charger, cables, and get non of it wet or broken in a drop or fall. Most phones or whatever will not last long without a big battery if running GPS on a regular basis. Well...
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    Sorry. Nearly 1 month....
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Though I note that the "Salton Sea" appears to be a partly- artificial construct (?) Yes. No. Maybe. Depends on your time horizon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_Sea#History...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    And even then, "close to a road" it might not do you any good. Here's one. Survived 2 months only 2 miles from the trail she couldn't find. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/us/missing-hiker-geraldine-largay-appalachian-trail-maine.html...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Since we're past 300, if I may ask. 4 of us will likely be in Ireland end of August / first of September for 4 or 5 days. We plan to drive Dublin to Cork/Kinsale to Galway to Shannon or...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I would think that there's a group of originalists who want the Salton Sink to return to being dry as it was before modern people poured all that water into it. Not that I would agree with them. After 100...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Read/saw that some US and UK areas are considering re-/introducing beavers to help manage their water and green spaces. Any likelihood of Cal doing the same? The problem with beavers is that they don't read property maps and don't understand...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    From my brief dipping-toes-in experience of the building industry the customers are if anything more conservative than the builders. It's very hard to sell a spec house that isn't an environmentalists nightmare. ... shiny In residential new home construction in...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    As for Bosco Verticale, I'll give my opinion on it in 10 years, after the units have been through a couple of owners, the building through a couple of storms, and maybe an earthquake or two. It's easy to get...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    1. Cities have square miles of unproductive rooftop that's just out there soaking up heat and contributing to urban heat island effects, and why not use some of the energy they're wasting to do something useful? When I see urban...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Carbon scams. Apartment complexes claiming to be low or neutral in carbon and charging 10% or so more in rents to people who want to be green. And it's all fake....
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    That's because you have fallen into the trap the other way! I don't think so. You and a few others seem to have a big bias against electronics. I see this in people saying still today "watch out for SSD,...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Around 70 or 71 I was in a car with someone who went to grade school with my grandfather. My grandfather was born in 1985. While he was driving he kept shifting from 1st to 3rd. (3 on the column.)...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    BetaMax though. Quite the opposite. An arguably superior technology lost out to a larger installed user base. Your measurement of superior was on video quality. But the market was voting based on length of recording time. VHS was the first...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Ordinary citizens can do the math and even ask themselves... Yep. Every time. Sure. Right. Check roger....
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    Just to give an idea of how the complexity of HOAs works, we moved out of a townhome in a development that had an HOA into a house that allegedly had an HOA. I have also both of those situations....
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    people who claim it isn't fair to have the HOA restrictions placed on them didn't read the papers they signed... I have little sympathy for their position. In a free and fair world I'd agree with you. But you're talking...
  • Commented on Help Wanted at the Climate Policy Sausage Factory
    I gather your response is roughly 'Mass Transit won't work with my current lifestyle, therefore it won't work'. A pretty standard response from people who want to have their cake etc. A lot of inference wrapped up in that statement....
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