We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"The debate comes amid a global energy crisis that has seen supplies of traditional fossil fuels such as coal and gas run low - causing prices to soar while countries such as China and Lebanon suffer blackouts and rationing."
It's always been ironic to see CO2 labelled as a pollutant, when it's the very molecule that causes the photosynthetic green in the first place. And it's good to see the official mouthpieces finally starting to come around on nuclear. Hopefully they will learn to stay out of the way when it comes time to regulate them.
There is no hydrocarbon shortage; there is a shortage of delivery infrastructure, which has been delayed mostly because of environmental posturing and obstructionism, and partly because low prices have stymied economic justification for investment.
feeblemind: It occurs to me that when Columbus set out sailing west to go east, the science was settled. The Earth was flat and he was destined to sail over the edge.
Except that scholars had known for thousands of years that the Earth was round, but believed it was much larger than Columbus claimed it was. Columbus thought he could reach the Indies (East Asia). But, as it turns out, the scholars were right. Long after everyone had recognized the New World, Columbus continued to insist he had reached the Indies.
The court geographers knew the Earth’s diameter quite well, they didn’t know that there was a continent between Europe and China. They correctly pointed out that the oceanic distance between the two was so large that Columbus and crew would starve to death long before reaching the Orient.
I can see how they reasoned that because nobody ever came west across the Atlantic but it was still a failure of imagination to not think there might be something in the way, especially since the Vikings had been in Greenland for several hundred years with a couple of side trips to North America.
Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI's probe into Hunter's finances, experts say
I'm assuming these experts are world champion paste-eaters and that's where they earned their expertise? You've got a better chance of Hillary Clinton being indicted for JFK's assassination than that Joe Biden ever gets associated with any taint of corruption.