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  •  Seriously? Who has the "petty filter" here? (9+ / 0-)

    My point is that I hope there are no similar battles for amyzex to celebrate, and that instead s/he will be celebrating events of notable benefit to the human race instead of thousands of lives lost on "The Longest Day".

    I think it's great that the English veteran was able to make it to the commemoration and I discussed this with my father who's almost the same age as this guy and who's also a WWII veteran (though not of this battle).  I see no words trying to diminish this veterans accomplishment on either day - only a wish that our fellow Kossack never need to commemorate a similar occasion.

    Scientifically impossible?  Right now, my two suggestions are not possible.  100% efficiency in anything is pretty improbable, I'll grant you, but I wasn't predicting those things (reading comprehension is important here) are possible now.  My point was that not only was I hoping that amyzex would be alive for those discoveries but that they'd live for an extra fifty years beyond them (implying that they'd occur fairly soon rather than some fifty or more years in the future, at which time amyzex would be over a hundred years old.  I submit that a revolutionary power source that would eliminate the need for carbon and nuclear pollution would ultimately benefit humanity and the current life on the planet as much or more than the battle that opened the third front against the Nazis.

    •  If anyone was offended by by reaction ... (7+ / 0-)

      Sorry, I couldn't resist the Republican apology - what can I say, I'm weak.
      It wasn't apparent to me that this wasn't a snarky belittlement of his accomplishments. I gladly stand corrected. I don't want to get into a semantic argument about the science - let's just say I'm pretty sure we're on the same team here.
      As for Nazi's - man, I HATE those guys!

      Is this the right room for an argument?

      by Drone From7G on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 01:05:52 PM PDT

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        •  For what it's worth.... (3+ / 0-)

          The way you phrased it does allow for the possibility that you meant to diminish D-Day. You wrote "something more positive than a war battle". And to have something more positive necessarily requires the 'war battle' to be considered as less-positive.

          Sure, you didn't mean it that way, but in all fairness your phrasing left an open door to it being read that way.

          And, by the way, there has been a discovery of how to make solar panels 90+% efficient, and has been demonstrated in the laboratory to work not only in direct sunlight but to function even on cloudy days. Pair that with the aqueous sodium battery that would run a car for a million miles before wearing out, and it could be entirely possible to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the avoidance of calamitous climate change, in the late 2060's.

          MLK Jr 1968 "Maybe we just have to admit that the day of violence is here, and maybe we have to just give up and let violence take its course. The nation won't listen to our voice - maybe it'll heed the voice of violence."

          by JayFromPA on Fri Jun 06, 2014 at 05:54:59 PM PDT

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