>The 700 billion dollar bailout is on one of the “slipperiest slopes” I have seen since well.. The Iraqi War buildup.
It’s basically on this premise: The Economy will fail if we don’t do this.
We have seen that with every bailout in recent history. And somehow we are still buying it
I would like to counter it with this: The Country will fail if we do this.
- Seemingly no matter where we get the money (except from taxes), it’s going to increase inflation, which means prices on food and gas are going to go up, which means harder economic times for everyone but the rich.
- From there the path is set for the classic Rome empire failure. Economic and political troubles within and an unmanageable and overextended military situation abroad.
Oh, I guess I forgot the part where it doesn’t actually solve the problem it was made for. It misses it completely, we use the credit system too much in the US. It has us expanding it, when the market wants to cut it back.
My Crazy Idea: Let the people who have the mortgages refinance, with the 10-30 cents on the dollar that the goverment would get in the 700 billion dollar plan.
What does this do?
- Helps the people owe 1/10 to 3/10 less in mortgages than they do now.
- Let’s the “bottom” form in the housing crisis
>Crosses fingers for OpenOffice 3.0 making it into Intrepid.
You can grab the OOo 3.0 rc2 here (not for production systems)
Bug Report for OOo 3.0
OOo 3.0 Schedule (looks slipping)
I for one, think that including an RC of 3.0 is fine, we included a beta version of OpenOffice in a previous release after all.
>Not an “electric car”.
Some Wikipedia Definitions:
“A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle.”
“The term most commonly refers to Hybrid-electric vehicle(HEV) which includes internal combustion engines and electric motors.”
The Chevy Volt is more towards the electric side of things, perhaps we could call it “gasoline assist”, instead of the usual “electric assist”. It has a gasoline engine to power the electric motor after the 40 mile electric battery runs out.
The range of the Chevy Volt Hybrid is 40 miles on pure electricity (from 2008).
The range of the GM EV1 Electric Car was 160 miles (from 1998).
This is American Progress. Enjoy.
>Here is an excerpt from my recently updated Okcupid profile:
The six things I could never do without
space without : can not exist
time without : can not age
freedom without : can not choose
dreams without : can not hope
hope without : can not love
love without : can not live
OkCupid is a match making site that does things a little differently than the norm (they built their own open source web server, they only use word of mouth for advertising). More complete list: http://www.okcupid.com/faq/#1.7
If you want to join, use this link to be my friend.