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  •  corporate greed n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    splashy, ivote2004, Loose Fur

    -7.75, -6.05 And these wars; they can't be won Does anyone know or care how they begun?-Matt Bellamy

    by nicolemm on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 07:31:02 PM PST

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    •  And for the aqueous sodium, newness. (3+ / 0-)
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      They are like when people were first starting to price email accounts and web domains. Too little was known about the intrinsic value of the web domain to accurately price it, and faced with the possibility of underpricing the service and causing who knows what as a side effect, they priced web domains high - and that very much slowed the advance of personally held web domains into the population until the registrars could see what should be proper pricing and such.

      Same thing with the aqueous. They should really be local municipal things, I think, because of their longevity... But everybody wants their own stuff, it's just the way people are. So they're going slow with introduction in order to feel out the parameters of the market.

      It's safe to trust a sane person with the keys to nuclear weapons, but it's not safe to trust an insane person with the cleaners under the kitchen sink. The answer is not gun control, it's people care.

      by JayFromPA on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 10:35:06 PM PST

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      •  I concur: mass storage probably has to be... (0+ / 0-)

        ... heavily government-underwritten to launch initially, probably government-owned/operated  to have effective and adequate penetration among all socio-economic groups.

        Solar, wind, low-head hydro, etc. in combination on most days will be sufficient (when broadly deployed) but storage is the biggest hurdle to be overcome.

        When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

        by Egalitare on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 05:11:09 AM PST

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    •  If it worked very well, corporate greed makes (0+ / 0-)

      it ubiquitous.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 11:30:07 PM PST

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      •  No, not if it would take market share away (1+ / 0-)
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        from the the (greedy, corporate) incumbents.

        #3: ensure network neutrality; #2: ensure electoral integrity; #1: ensure ecosystemic sustainability.

        by ivote2004 on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:30:03 AM PST

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