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by Carl White
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 95752

EDIT: nevermind. I'm going to try to maintain an open mind.
by Carl White
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Mine, I'm entitled to it
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Ida May Fuller worked for three years under the Social Security program. The accumulated taxes on her salary during those three years was a total of $24.75. Her initial monthly check was $22.54. During her lifetime she collected a total of $22,888.92 in Social Security benefits. Alright, I looked h...
by Carl White
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: It's Mine, I'm entitled to it
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

I'd like to know what you are proposing as an alternative. I think one of the comments sums it up well: "As an individual who paid into SS for 47 years at maximum rate (4.7 times the minimum quarters) and Medicare for 40 years I believe that I should receive, am entitled to, the benefits curren...
by Carl White
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it just me...
Replies: 39
Views: 3950

I understand what Skipjack is getting at. If you took someone from 1900 America and dropped him into 1950 America, he'd be a lot more disoriented than someone taken from 1950 and dropped into 2000. Some real miracles in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture and even life extension are in the embryoni...
by Carl White
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

So what does that mean? Prices rise until an object of desire is just barely affordable. You want more disposable income? Live in a smaller house. That can be hard to do actually, at least in some places. The developers are all set on building closely-packed McMansions instead of cottages. And the ...
by Carl White
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

So what does that mean? Prices rise until an object of desire is just barely affordable. You want more disposable income? Live in a smaller house. That can be hard to do actually, at least in some places. The developers are all set on building closely-packed McMansions instead of cottages. And the ...
by Carl White
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Two lies in two sentences and one sentence without relevance. "Lowering taxes on the rich certainly hasn't worked for us." We've scarcely done it yet, and to the extent we've done it, it worked out just fine. We are plainly on the confiscatory side of the Laffer curve. It was done in the ...
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

The problem with the dot com boom and later the housing boom was that they were bubbles. They were the creation of the illusion of wealth, not actual wealth.

The U.S. (and Canada) needs to create new industries. Like the manufacture of fusion generators, perhaps? Hopefully.
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Republicans are stupid thieves.
Replies: 222
Views: 28039

This law should only apply where public transit is a reasonable (repeat, reasonable) alternative.
by Carl White
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tax The Rich, Kill Your Paycheck
Replies: 19
Views: 2564

Lowering taxes on the rich certainly hasn't worked for us. The rich have gotten richer and everyone else has either stagnated (while working longer hours) or lost ground. The concentration of wealth in the country is reaching levels not seen since the twenties. The rich were also quick enough to dem...
by Carl White
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Sun Catalytix
Replies: 48
Views: 6681

Sun Catalytix

MIT chemist Dan Nocera has formed a startup company, Sun Catalytix, with the aim of applying home solar PV arrays (30 square meters) to the generation of a 30 KWh equivalent of hydrogen during four hours of sunlight. This is apparently done using a cobalt-phosphate catalyst to split water through &q...
by Carl White
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cabin Fever
Replies: 15
Views: 2084

Then, I remembered gamboling about during afternoon tea parties at Great Aunty Ethel's while the growed-ups sat about on folding party chairs sipping and nibbling wearing big hats. I think I am going to need some sort of therapy after this flashback.... 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre ...
by Carl White
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update
Replies: 96
Views: 9861

Mach Effect Propulsion Research Update

Kindly provided at:

http://nextbigfuture.com/2010/02/mach-e ... pdate.html

I wonder whether keeping the barium titanate caps deeply cold would help to preserve their function during operation.
by Carl White
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Welfare in action.
Replies: 60
Views: 6700

EDIT: nevermind. I should know better than to post about political issues.

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