RE: Nomenclature (was) Chemicals R Us

2009-11-19 Thread Dan M
me.  Sounds like the opposite would be inorganic gardening. Like organic food...as though non-organic tomatoes were carbon free. I like to think of it as Amish gardening...getting back to the 19th century. Unfortunately, there is a lot of that going around. Dan M

RE: Lifestyle changes better than drugs

2009-11-18 Thread Dan M
and then go to meds at the next visit when the weight is either unchanged or increased. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

Richard: Dark Matter / Energy in Doubt

2009-10-24 Thread Dan M
by gravity and moving in a straight line, ah, light is bent, and it has no massbut it has relativistic mass. FWIW, although one can do it either way, the convention now is to call rest mass mass and to just see relativistic mass as E/c^2. Dan M

RE: Br!n: Dark Matter / Energy in Doubt

2009-10-22 Thread Dan M
neutrinos alone will probably not provide enough dark matter by themselves to explain the behavior of galaxies, galactic collisions, etc. However, they are dark matter as long as they have rest massand the evidence keeps on piling up that neutrinos are massive. I hope this helps. Dan M

Knowledge of Complex Systems and Ecconomics

2009-09-05 Thread Dan M
the range of possibilities for intervening or not intervening. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

First, do no harm

2009-09-03 Thread Dan M
events in medicine. For example, even with the most common surgeries, there is a chance the patient will die in surgery. Thus, if we first do no harm, we never do surgery. Clearly, I'm not arguing with you here, its just that your point made me reflect a bit. Dan M

RE: Why not discuss the topic?

2009-08-12 Thread Dan M
that governments had not regulated, so one would need to show how government regulations where they didn't regulate caused it. Your writings are consistent with the viewpoint of one who knows government is the root cause of all that is wrong a priori, and needs not look at data to look at the truth. Dan

The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-12 Thread Dan M
system was necessary. John, would you agree that some sort of community system, like the courts, are necessary to resolve disputes over true ownership of property, contracts, and the like? Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: The Role of Government in a Libertarian Free Market

2009-08-12 Thread Dan M
the law, think about the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights is a _very_ simple document. Its interpretation has been varied, subtle and complex. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Libertarian Morality--Up with good King John, down with Robin Hood.

2009-08-07 Thread Dan M
clearly. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Br!n: Libertarian Morality--Up with good King John, down withRobin Hood.

2009-08-07 Thread Dan M
libertarians assume that, in a free market, those that create wealth get to keep at least a tenth of a percent of the wealth they create? I've got a trillion dollar counterfactual that I've discussed here before for that argument. Dan M. ___ http

RE: WeChooseTheMoon

2009-07-18 Thread Dan M
to several sources. So, were talking about Medicare and Medicaid making up roughly 35% of total costs. How did you get 1.2 trillion for Medicare and Medicaid? Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Why not discuss the topic?

2009-07-18 Thread Dan M
thisI'd just say that they'd have a parallel feel for the moral requirement to do so). Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Why not discuss the topic?

2009-07-18 Thread Dan M
a priori to be the cause of all problems in the market? That one cannot look at multiple cases with small and large regulations, and compare them to get a decent rough estimate of the effect government regulations? Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com

RE: WeChooseTheMoon

2009-07-17 Thread Dan M
pay for the care they need not to die. I have A Modest Proposal on this. The free market would be part of evolutionthose who cannot afford healthcare would be considered unfit until all humans could afford it. :-) Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com

RE: WeChooseTheMoon

2009-07-16 Thread Dan M
could afford it. But, I think it very worth noting that we are not talking about a step that took the government less than a year not being on the privatae horizen after 5 years. There is something fundamental going on here, IMHO. Dan M

RE: Drinking Water From Air Humidity

2009-07-13 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of hkhenson Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 12:29 PM To: brin-l@mccmedia.com Subject: Re: Drinking Water From Air Humidity At 07:05 AM 7/13/2009, Dan M wrote: snip Because

RE: Drinking Water From Air Humidity

2009-07-13 Thread Dan M
water from unconventional sources. So, I asked. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Drinking Water From Air Humidity

2009-07-12 Thread Dan M
need to do was tap the tremendous energy in the heat of the atmosphere or the oceans. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: In despair for the state of SF

2009-07-12 Thread Dan M
because it used graphics to tell so much of the story. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: In despair for the state of SF

2009-07-12 Thread Dan M
literature and painting. Which has real potential, since, unlike pure art, hasn't been explored to death over the last few centuries. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Drinking Water From Air Humidity

2009-07-12 Thread Dan M
might think to pull the water out of the air. But look at how much water comes out as a by-product of airconditioning systems... And look at how big my electricity bill is to run it. :-) Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin

Population growth rate differentials and consequences

2009-07-11 Thread Dan M
that will be around will be busy taking care of the old folks (e.g. folks like me :-) ). Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Population growth rate differentials and consequences

2009-07-11 Thread Dan M
ten_ have fertility rates under 1.5. GB and France are the two main countries that are above the 1.5, with GB at 1.66, and France at 1.89. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

French tour etiquette

2009-07-06 Thread Dan M
to be there at the front when it is windy because anything can happen. If he wearing yellow, will he be expected to fetch bottles for Contador? My understanding is no. The team would/should let both stay up front, have neither fetch bottles, and let the mountains decide who the real leader is. Dan M

RE: Iran

2009-06-27 Thread Dan M
more militant members of the Republican guard are the most likely to have increasing influence. And, with predictions of Iran having the capacity for an A-bomb within a year, we will probably have tough sledding there for the next decade. Dan M

RE: Iran

2009-06-22 Thread Dan M
thousands to keep orderand I don't see anyone standing up to them in a fight. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Iran

2009-06-22 Thread Dan M
Supreme Ayatollahor that a faction of the National Guard that does will gain command and control of, say, 3 nuclear missilescause that's all it would take to virtually eliminate Israel. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin

New Uplift Universe question....

2009-05-08 Thread Dan M
is exponentially decaying, or will there be new novels? Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Texan Education

2009-05-07 Thread Dan M
far, we are grouping into ideological camps who each have separate sources of facts. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Texan Education

2009-05-07 Thread Dan M
, who use to be the local club champ in his youth...and kept on remembering his game as I got older and better. My mother suggested that my dad let me win occasionally, and we were both horrified by the though. It's OK to lose, its OK to admit a mistake. Dan M

RE: Impossible account security questions.

2009-03-09 Thread Dan M
(with Chase, who seems to have escaped the worse of the banking crisis so far). Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: On the Housing Market

2009-02-24 Thread Dan M
Houston is just below the live because of expensive downtown rentalsif we weren't hoping to leave soon, it wouldn't make sense to rent. Dan M. ___ http://mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l_mccmedia.com

RE: Galactic Effect On Biodiversity

2009-01-25 Thread Dan M
to be correct. So, I think you had been arguing more towards something of the latter, but if it is the former, than our differences are mainly semantic. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-23 Thread Dan M
. Remember, peak oil was first predicted to be within 5 years in 1920. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Which oil patch?

2009-01-23 Thread Dan M
that is only profitable if the latest spike holds. That's stupid beyond belief. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Galactic Effect On Biodiversity

2009-01-23 Thread Dan M
can empathize, not just sympathize with you here. :-) Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Galactic Effect On Biodiversity

2009-01-23 Thread Dan M
who are skeptical about evolution? :-) Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-18 Thread Dan M
- From: Dan M dsummersmi...@comcast.net To: 'Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion' brin-l@mccmedia.com Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 2:05 PM Subject: RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years? So, I'd say fund nanotech, not the present technology, which won't give us

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-18 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Doug Pensinger Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2009 10:33 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years? Dan M wrote

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-17 Thread Dan M
a fortune in oil in the last year, there is one who lost a fortune. But, that's a boring story, and wouldn't get CBS the ratings they needed. I'd argue that futures markets are the worst way to sell commodities, except for all the other ways that have been tried, of course. :-) Dan M

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-17 Thread Dan M
- From: Dan M dsummersmi...@comcast.net To: 'Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion' brin-l@mccmedia.com Sent: Monday, January 12, 2009 12:56 PM Subject: RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years? First, I got a not there when looking for the paper. Second, batteries

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-12 Thread Dan M
money, and we'll make as much progress in the next 10 years as we have in the last 10. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-12 Thread Dan M
- From: Dan M dsummersmi...@comcast.net To: 'Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion' brin-l@mccmedia.com Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 1:24 PM Subject: RE: Scouted: U.S. Heh! I'm aware of the math involved. Frex: http://www.gunaxin.com/chevy-volt-bmw-mini-tesla-roadster/4055 Worth

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-10 Thread Dan M
% of cars sold worldwide in 2019) in that time. But, I have no problem in placing chips on battery development, because the payoff from a given winner should be substantialwe just don't know which bet will pay off. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

RE: Metric Conversions

2009-01-09 Thread Dan M
Seems like a reasonable question to me, Max. How many litres are there in a liter? African or European? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-08 Thread Dan M
to make batteries denser and cheaper, and biofuels from non-food sources which produce aviation fuel far more efficiently than ethanol is produced, developing high efficiency massive energy storage, and a raise in the gas tax. But, you've heard that before. :-) Dan M

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-08 Thread Dan M
the auto show, but its not going to be produced for a year or more, and we all know how that can change things. Basically, who but a rich environmentalist would buy a car like this at 3x the price of a comparable gas engine car that gets 40-50 mpg highway? Dan M

RE: Physicists offer foundation for uprooting a hallowedprinciple of physics

2009-01-07 Thread Dan M
earlier is testable, but not yet tested. I'd bet on boring results, but that's physics. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-07 Thread Dan M
, at 2:58 PM, Dan M wrote: The few productive industries we have in the USA now (the auto industry springing immediately to mind) are in such sad shape -- in the auto industry's case, from putting more energy into fighting a phase c hange into a PHEV/BEV based market than they are into any

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-07 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Lance A. Brown Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 1:44 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years? Dan M wrote

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-07 Thread Dan M
. but there is some hope for a good fuel for Fuel Cells That is another possibility for energy storage for cars and there *will* be a long term need for diesels. More critically for biofuel: aviation. It will be a long time before a battery can power a 777 for 8000 miles. Dan M

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
of the population of Oz lives on the southern coast because the vast center of Australia is not a great place to put a lot of people. Is that accurate? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Irregulars question about Culture

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
:13 PM, Dan M wrote: With a few minor exceptions, the USA is running largely on momentum, which is finite. How does an economy grow on momentum? We've been migrating from a production-based economy to a service-based economy by degrees since the Bush I era, and we now manufacture very

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
:13 PM, Dan M wrote: And yet, you sing we're on the eve of destruction? Dan M. I guess part of my cynicism is frustration at having had to live in the wake of the Boomers most of my life, and survive on the scraps they missed, when it seems the only response to my getting closer

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
On an SF list you forget Aerospace? I thought of it and meant to include it; does that count for partial credit? :-) Good catch. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-05 Thread Dan M
to the US is not the only country of worth; many other folks in many other countries have done good things. Furthermore, we're all dependant on the good work of those who came before us You have now forced me into the following response by this action sir: I agree with you. Dan M

RE: Israel to collapse in 25 years?

2009-01-04 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Doug Pensinger Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 6:56 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Israel to collapse in 25 years? Dan M wrote: So, can

RE: Experts

2009-01-04 Thread Dan M
the experts were clearly in the right. Thus, we seem to have a good example of taking expertise with a grain of salt, instead of totally disdaining them. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Irregulars question about Culture

2009-01-04 Thread Dan M
with subscribe culture in the body to listmana...@busstop.org. It seemed to go through, but I have received no culture email in a day, and my test message failed. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I did wrong? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

RE: Scouted: U.S. to collapse in next two years?

2009-01-04 Thread Dan M
I read this a few weeks ago and got a good chuckle out of it. It shows than Americans aren't the only ones who can be clueless about how things work in other countries. :-) Dan M. Well, one element of it is almost certainly true -- the USA that we'll be living in in 2010

Israel to collapse in 25 years?

2009-01-03 Thread Dan M
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RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-20 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of David Hobby Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 7:11 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: What is wealth? Dan M wrote: ... O.K., let me try

RE: Russia (Was What is wealth?)

2008-12-19 Thread Dan M
, you'd never want to have a Russian surgeon operating on you? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Russia (Was What is wealth?)

2008-12-18 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Charlie Bell Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 4:51 AM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Russia (Was What is wealth?) On 18/12/2008, at 11:46 AM,

RE: Russia (Was What is wealth?)

2008-12-18 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of Alberto Vieira Ferreira Monteiro Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 6:00 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Russia (Was What is wealth?) Dan M. wrote

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-17 Thread Dan M
in China (1.13 males/females under 15). It might be cowboys and Indians time again, with a strong China pushing to take over land (or at least push for very favorable trade terms) from Russia. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-17 Thread Dan M
, Russia will have no basis for its economy. At that point, one real geopolitical risk is a strong China will see an empty Russia to its north, with great potential for farming as global warming opens up farming areas. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-13 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of David Hobby Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 6:52 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: What is wealth? Dan M wrote: ... Look at the wealthiest

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-13 Thread Dan M
, I do think partial understandings can be helpful. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-12 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com [mailto:brin-l-boun...@mccmedia.com] On Behalf Of David Hobby Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:22 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: What is wealth? Dan M wrote: After the discussion about money

RE: What is wealth?

2008-12-12 Thread Dan M
-correlated with the probability a person's gene marker will be seen in a given member of the Nth generation after one's own (which is a standard measure of sociobiological fitness). Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-10 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Williams Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:55 AM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Financial institution fallout On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 7:26 AM, Dan M [EMAIL PROTECTED

What is wealth?

2008-12-10 Thread Dan M
the US is? A second is to ask who creates wealth and how do they create it? I have some strong opinions on this, but I hoped that I could stimulate a discussion by first throwing out the questions before I weigh in with my long winded thoughts. :-) Dan M

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-09 Thread Dan M
endeavor in which there is empirically measurable success or failure (e.g. engineering or science) have failed overwhelmingly, while folks who use the techniques I suppose have had their share of successes. Even I have had a modest success or two. :-) Dan M

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-09 Thread Dan M
tied to depressions (e.g. Freeman's arguments). Even the most stringent Kensyian would cringe at the effects of that type of deflation. Libertarians pretend that all would be well when money under the mattress is the best investment. Dan M. ___ http

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-08 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Williams Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 12:40 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Financial institution fallout On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Dan M [EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-08 Thread Dan M
I think that your problem with all of us is that we do not believe in your metaphysics. Perhaps, on the odd chance you wish to persuade people, you might agree that this is a metaphysical disagreement, and put forth your metaphysical arguments clearly, instead of through rude comments. Dan M

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-08 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Williams Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 12:24 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Financial institution fallout On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Dan M [EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-08 Thread Dan M
, but I'd be delighted to be surprised. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-08 Thread Dan M
to see normal economics. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Financial institution fallout

2008-12-07 Thread Dan M
, the private market failed, and needs the government...even according to its bible. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated

2008-12-06 Thread Dan M
averageand then the company that hires them are at a great disadvantagewhich is why HP will keep shifting work to Houston's Compaq campus. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

Financial institution fallout

2008-12-06 Thread Dan M
default swaps. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated

2008-12-04 Thread Dan M
companies. Yet, folks are convinced that these bit players control everything. Anyways, it seems, in this case anyways, that we agree fairly completely. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-12-02 Thread Dan M
GR with QCD and the Electroweak...there strings (and now fuzzy space if 2 year old last reading of John Baez's online This Week In Mathematical Physics is current enough). Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated

2008-12-01 Thread Dan M
caused by homeowners' votes against affordable housing in places like California. Why do you think that prices for comparable housing in LA are so much more than Houston or Dallas? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated

2008-12-01 Thread Dan M
Sorry, I hit send before getting a number Since then, demand has taken off. Just look at the last few years, while prices have been rising rapidly. World demand was still growing, rising 4% between 2004 and 2007, during which time the average price rose about 75%. Dan M

RE: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated

2008-12-01 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Nick Arnett Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 10:34 AM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Wal-Mart is evil, why it must be eradicated On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:52 AM, Dan M

RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-12-01 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Rceeberger Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:47 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations On 11/30/2008 5:30:23 PM, Dan M

RE: It's confirmed: Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations

2008-11-30 Thread Dan M
of physics as a reliable model of what we observe when you do metaphysics. But, it is a really really good idea to not confuse when you are doing physics and when you are doing something else. Otherwise you can wander off into the aether. :-) Dan M

RE: European bank failures

2008-11-24 Thread Dan M
to be the preferred means of communication today. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: European bank failures

2008-11-21 Thread Dan M
? I'd argue that they'd cut every cost possible, but still risk going into default. I'd argue there would be massive layoffs, and mortgages not met. I'd argue there would be a positive feedback loop. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman

RE: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why ProsperityResumedafter the War

2008-11-15 Thread Dan M
think these are acceptable criteria or if you have other criteria for the verisimilitude of an analysis. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: Why the Great Depression Lasted So Long and Why Prosperity Resumedafter the War

2008-11-13 Thread Dan M
. So, John, do you quote this paper as yet another example of what you consider nonsense? Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

SL failures

2008-11-08 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of John Williams Sent: Sunday, October 26, 2008 10:56 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: My contribution to the bail-out Dan M [EMAIL PROTECTED] First, it isn't

European bank failures

2008-11-08 Thread Dan M
would continue to spiral up with no ceiling. To me, that is a measure of the credit market freezing. So, to go back to my point: if the main European banks have runs on them like the Iceland bank did, the world financial system is in a lot of trouble, with no clear solution on the horizon. Dan M

RE: choice...

2008-11-08 Thread Dan M
are paying for 1300 sq. ft. less than the mortgage our buyers are paying for 3000 sq. ft. It doesn't make financial sense to rent here if you plan on staying put. Dan M. ___ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l

RE: choice...

2008-11-08 Thread Dan M
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Bruce Bostwick Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 12:39 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: choice... On Nov 8, 2008, at 12:24 PM, Dan M wrote: it was not my preference

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