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Utah's AG

says he'll go to the Supreme Court, which would be Justice Sotomayer. I wish him luck there, he's gonna need it.

I'm surprised

it's that cheerful, actually. Given that I don't think the Chinese are going to go quietly into that good night, I'd expect a land grab and major war (possibly with more nukes now that the cat is out of the bag) to follow.

The science toys

are always the ones with 2 inches of dust on them as well. It is, as you said, very sad.

As a kid, I would have loved a solar powered teaching guide to basic circuitry. Instead, I had to learn it as an adult, in the gutter.

And dollar bills

Exactly what is a dollar bill "worth" anyway? OK, so it has the backing of the US Government...um, to do what, exactly?

By those lights, the tomatoes I traded for corn were a bubble. Those durned things will rot eventually, you know, and have no intrinsic value...

They'd hate me

There's a bank of solar chargers on southern and western windowsills, happily and cheaply recharging batteries of all types and styles.

In an additional kick in the butt to Western corporations, I built most of the chargers myself, many from scrap parts from things that were built poorly and broke.

I have no particular objection to them charging per kWh dumped onto the grid, as long as they do that to all power generation stations, including gas, hydro, oil and coal. Because last time I checked, I paid a hookup fee and transmission fee on my bill already.

No we're not FKY.

Let's see, that's over $1,500 per American per year for the last decade. Over fifteen thousand dollars just gone and "nobody knows where."

Per tax payer over that period, it's considerably higher. I'm too depressed to do the math, however.

Putting just that into perspective, the American government could have sent every single American a friggin' check for $1,500 to spend as we saw fit, providing a gigantic boost to the economy every single year for the last decade.

And that's just what was "lost." Scare quotes because I'm sure there are plenty of people who know exactly where it went and made a great living either on it or getting it there.

Wow, that's bad

It reads like it was written by a second grader (not that I'm any great shakes, but I could probably do better than that given a bit of time).

And he's all unique and stuff like that for being...a Tenther? Please.

Trivialization was the point

He's reduced these powerful, dynamic, intelligent, and very outspoken women into these flat, wasp-waisted, busty, oversimplified figures.

The point he's trying to make is that there's so much more to women (and men) than being a Disney Prince(ss).

30 Billion is correct

The galaxy in question would have been much closer when that light was emitted, closer even than 13.1 billion light years. However, the space between us has been expanding while the light traveled.

It's a difficult integral, but all things considered light requires 13.1 billion years to cover far less than 13.1 billion light years--while always moving at exactly the speed of light.

At the present date, said galaxy is now estimated at 30 billion light years away, outside of our current visible universe. But when that light was emitted, it was inside our visible universe.

In retrospect,

You'd think he'd just head for the Large Print section. Or Books on Tape since there have to be plenty of batteries lying around to run a player...
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