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  • On Mon, 2 May 2016, 3:56pm PDT in Will Sanders' supporters flock to Trump?, curious2 said:

    thunderlips11 says

    Jill Stein

    I love Jill Stein, but this year the Libertarians will probably be the only independent party on all 50 states' ballots. If former Governor Gary Johnson gets the Libertarian nomination and Bernie Sanders doesn't get the Democratic nomination, then Gary might draw a significant number of Bernie voters.

    Donald Trump is the only candidate who speaks candidly about Islam. Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that lethal terrorism "is clearly rooted in Islamic thinking," but her policies have tended to unleash more of it (for example in Iraq, Libya, and Syria).

    Meanwhile, the only way to make the 2016 campaign more entertaining would be if somebody chooses Gary Newman as a running mate and campaigns on euthanizing short people.

  • On Mon, 2 May 2016, 3:02pm PDT in Why are U.S. trains so bad, curious2 said:

    Patrick says

    trains are more efficient than cars.

    ...only if you are willing to travel slowly, at freight speeds. Otherwise, autonomous cars would be more efficient. People who call trains efficient tend to forget the cost of building and maintaining the tracks, which are mostly empty most of the time, unlike roads that can accommodate many different types of users all the time.

    In my opinion, the really interesting thing is the subsidies for the incredibly inefficient "high speed rail," which illustrates yet again the pattern: if you are trying to sell a product that nobody is willing to buy at the price it would cost to build, then you hire some politicians to organize a patronage network and subsidize or mandate it.

    Hyperloop might work efficiently for people who want speed, and air travel can also be efficient for people who want speed, but speed comes always at a price in terms of efficiency. I'd be happy to ride a freight if they had WiFi; even without WiFi, I could read a book. I find it amazing that many people want to hurry home so they can sit and watch TV.

  • On Mon, 2 May 2016, 2:28pm PDT in Want to live well. Move away from the coast, curious2 said:

    tovarichpeter says

    Want to live well. Move away from the coast
    ***
    The newly discovered worlds are now the most promising targets in the search for life among the stars—and the race to take a closer look at them has begun. The robot telescope settles on its target, a star that sits closer than all but a tiny fraction of the tens of billions of stellar systems that make up the Milky Way.

    I think it's great that tovbot wants to move away from the coast and find another planet to live on. Tovarichpeter, how soon can you set sail?

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