Dec 21st 2012 8:29AM In order to protect the right for hunters, collectors and even those who just enjoy guns, you need to have defined rules that help avoid catastrophic events and usage, This should not be a pro-gun versus anti-gun argument, as that is far too simplified and extreme. Look at it like a car and the right to drive. They take away your right to drive if you're drunk, blind, hurt someone, etc and take your car off the road if it's too dangerous. You can even own a radical car, like a rocket-powered one, but leave it in the garage for a 14 yr old to drive and you're partially responsible for the results.
Everyone needs to put their energy towards a solution, not radically oppose each other.
Actually, guns don't protect anyone. Own a lot and a nut case will just poison or bomb you. Just ask the army fighting in Afghanistan..
Also, a little more help for the mentally unstable, the socially bullied and those with festering hatreds would make our world a bit safer.
Positive working solutions require solution-oriented people, the rest is just negotiated detail. This is where we need to start.
Mar 30th 2011 10:44AM Einstein had a remarkable memory and recall ability plus several planes of sub-conscience thinking capability, which allowed him to analyze and hypothesize off the data he absorbed. This child appears to have a very strong memory and recall plus several conscious levels of thought above the evident sub-conscious ones. The conclusion that he has an IQ higher than Einstein is an assumption but a logically accurate one.
I wish him all the best in life, which will be difficult as there are many out there who would love to capitalize on his abilities and may his parents and friends have the wisdom to help in the social areas where his hyper-intelligence can often be a drawback.
Feb 15th 2011 10:10AM I hope you have the strength to keep trying. Answers may be out there somewhere.
Remember that rare conditions very seldom get grants and support to find cures but there are some truly dedicated doctors and scientists out there that have seen the suffering and dedicate themselves to answers. Sometimes the answers are in foreign languages, obscure medical publishing and small university texts/ white papers that never got to the testing or publishing stage due to lack of funding. Perhaps some of your helpful followers can help with foreign language searches.
Best of luck. My heart hurts for you.
Jan 25th 2011 9:13AM Something appears to not add up here. I simple math, $90m/yr guaranteed carries a lot of debtload payment, far beyond what is noted. It superficially looks like she is unwilling to make the sacrifice to give up a lavish lifestyle to cover or guarantee her position.
Most start-up business-people put everything on the line, which helps them push towards success. You can't expect success by "dabbling" when you are the "newbee".
Dec 1st 2010 6:54PM Please everyone, lets not be convinced absolutely that these two are nuts yet. While it might be 99% possible they are, there is also 1% chance they are accurate. Claiming something is 100% is something you should never do until you are absolute at 100%, which is usually never.
Smart people realize how little they actually know. So far, we have been told ghosts, ufo's, werewolves, life on other planets doesn't exist but actually we do not know this for sure.
There is a potential someone is out to get them and the merely have misinterpreted the source. Being a little off does not mean you are always wrong but it does mean if someone does want to do them harm, it would be easy to get away with because they are a bit off.
Nobody believed Japan would attack the US or a few militants would attack the US and do so much damage either. I'm sure they called the ones who warned ahead of time a bit off as well.
Been there, was proven right but too late and speaking from experience here. And yes, I too am a bit different.
Oct 30th 2010 1:53AM I don't think a lot of you all get it. It isn't about the US or even the oil companies. Just China and India alone have nearly 10 times the US population and when they start affording more cars and trucking of consumer goods, they will use huge quantities of oil. Only 5% of the world population lives in the US.
From a gas standpoint, we are fortunate that our own consumer spending has slowed down as a lot of purchases are from other countries. This has slowed their jobs down and thus reduced new car buying and fuel consumption.
We can't blame oil selling countries for getting as much as they can. They are trying to help their people just like our government tries to do for us. (underline tries).
Everyone needs to hang on as India has the TATA, which sells for $2,500 and China also has a cheap car. I would guess that fuel economy is not the priority and electronic controls are minimal so lots of fuel may be consumed soon.
The worst is yet to come and we need to find alternative fuels and methods or face the huge rising prices. Oil companies grabbing a few extra percent or an extra grab to cover silly government spending is nothing compared to what world demand can do to prices.
Radio-active materials the size of a dime have enough energy to power a car and your home for 100 years, if we only knew how to harness it and use it all so it doesn't create bad waste.
We all have to become pro-smarts here, not try to blame. United you win, divided you fail.
Imagine if pickup trucks became popular in China.
Sep 30th 2010 6:57AM Alex is right. While not perfect, we should be looking at the times it works, not the few failures. Bravo to Volvo for trying and to the lives it might save. However, we should never need this feature if we always focus on our driving but in the real world of cell phones, distractions and impairment, I hope every manufacturer makes it standard.
Sep 29th 2010 5:54PM I would thunk that in order to actually fly, the wings would have to create a downward force greater than the force created in the opposite direction. A solid wing would put equal force in both directions or close to it so how does it create the motive force to lift 200+ pounds. Using a couple of hundred square feet of flaps acting like check valves, closing on the downstroke and opening on the upstroke, could possibly create a force differential thus create lift although it still has to overcome the air resistance caused by the upper solid surfaces. Birds accomplish this with their feathers then rely on air dynamics to create lift and glide.
Sep 14th 2010 6:54AM The best to them in life in their marriage and best of health to Steve.
Eryn, you kept your Dad alive through your efforts. As a father myself, I know the importance the day would be to him as I have waited 35 years for this moment myself. If it were humanly possible, and thankfully it was, I can understand how your father would do anything, absolutely anything, to make sure you had a good day on your wedding.
I truly hope your Dad gets to enjoy his grand children.
Thanks for making my day.
Nov 26th 2009 4:11PM #3 is obviously a trailer for "STAR POURS"