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by clonan
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Didn't I tell you about this? Once Again I am correct.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Please re-read my comments. I said: Marriage has nothing to do with paperwork. It has everything to do with a promise between two people and god. While I didn't define what I meant by 'commitment' I did provide an example: Say a couple married, remained faithful and committed for their entire lives ...
by clonan
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Didn't I tell you about this? Once Again I am correct.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Tell me, where is the Marriage certificate of George Washington? Abraham Lincoln? How about anyone of note before 1850? These are public documents and could be found if they exist... They don't Common Law Marriages (marriages without a license) were the common form of marriage in the US until about ...
by clonan
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Didn't I tell you about this? Once Again I am correct.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

No Marriage is NOT a piece of paper. Just having a marriage certificate does NOT make you married... Just ask Brittany Spears and her 3 day marriage. But, like through most of history, a couple who have committed to each other ARE married, even if there is no paperwork filed anywhere. Say a couple m...
by clonan
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Didn't I tell you about this? Once Again I am correct.
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Diogenes, I normally don't bother with the General forum but you put up an interesting graph and I find the need to demonstrate exactly how incredibly biased it is. First the title. Why are are children born out of wedlock or to future divorced parents rejected? My own nephew was born out of wedlock...
by clonan
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Room-temperature superconductivity?
Replies: 1893
Views: 320804

It is a waste of time to argue with tomclarke since like most theoretical physicists he is standing with his feet solidly anchored in the clouds. As an example: Consider a muon twin paradox. One is muon set is kept stationary. the other set of muons is fired to the moon at high speed, reflected and...
by clonan
Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Is Mankind ready for "cheap and clean" energy?
Replies: 9
Views: 10328

Arthur C Clarke wrote a few sequels to 2001. One of them speculated on vacuum, or zero point, energy becoming available. The theory was that global warming became rampant not because of CO2, but because thousands of gigawatts of electricity in various uses led to gigawatts of heat waste being put i...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

I really don't see the connection between "getting off oil" and "dismantling our highway system"? If anything, getting off oil would expand the requirement for an extensive system. Hell, if I had an all electric car (i.e. the Leaf or much better yet the Tesla Roadster), I wouldn...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

If we are not going to dismantle our highway system when we get off oil then it is not a subsidy. It is a cost of doing business. The highway system was a choice not a requirement. Eisenhower could have decided to do a rail system but he didn't. National high speed travel IS a "Cost of Doing B...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

Do you have any idea how long it takes to change a major system like our oil system? About 100 years. It depends on the demand. Most of the infrastructure is already in place via existing powerlines. If gas wasn't so cheap there would be a strong push for implementing a new system. Supply and deman...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

This is all so tiring. I can address each of your points which are all in error but I just don't have the time. Lets just take this at face value. The US Interstate Highway System is complete. There are NO federal tax dollars being spent on it. Using figures from a couple years ago might be conveni...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

Once we get off oil we won't need paved roads. Brilliant. And there may be other reasons than oil for Iraq. Iran comes to mind. And in the main whose oil flows are we protecting in the Gulf? Europe, India, China are the biggies. If the US didn't protect the flows what would happen? Well a Naval com...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

I'm sorry but you just will need to convince me of your facts since I did a study of this years ago and found no such thing as subsidies to gas companies. Gas is taxed very heavily. Rail is subsidized very heavily. You can tell yourself it's otherwise but those are the facts. Example 1. Gas compani...
by clonan
Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

Sorry but you've got your story a bit backward. Mass transit is what gets subsidized. Auto users in the suburbs are who get taxed. Amtrak hasn't operated in the black since it was nationalized four decades ago. Yes, roughly the time the heavy subsidies for oil companies began which drove down the p...
by clonan
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Initial Responses
Replies: 123
Views: 69448

Mass transit assumes you have a mass to transit. Forty years of development may not change that. And given the rate cities are dying (Detroit?, Los Angeles?) and dispersing to the hinterlands, the idea of mass transit looks less likely in 40 years. Of course that could be fixed with internal passpo...
by clonan
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Fusion vs. Fission
Replies: 30
Views: 20041

Plus you can burn DT in a Polywell and use the neutrons to burn up the waste. Even if it does kill the other reactor types a Polywell could reduce the fuel radioactivity directly.

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