Re: What the heck is Maru?

2007-10-14 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On Sat, 2007-10-13 at 13:25 -0500, Robert Seeberger wrote: - Original Message - From: Kevin B. O'Brien [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Killer Bs Discussion Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:48 PM Subject: What the heck is Maru? I have been reading this list for

Re: What the heck is Maru?

2007-10-16 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On Mon, 2007-10-15 at 11:28 -0500, Mauro Diotallevi wrote: On 10/13/07, Kevin O'Brien [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: -- Kevin B. O'Brien TANSTAAFL Speaking of TANSTAAFL, I just reread _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_ again over the weekend. I think I enjoy it more each time I read it. I ma

Re: On Listmail

2010-05-02 Thread Kevin O'Brien
Doug Pensinger wrote: Ahem. Hello? Anyone here Just got back from Penguicon. I had breakfast with Karl Schroeder, which was fairly wide-ranging in looking at Canada and the US, among other topics. And attended a great talk by Geoffrey Landis that discussed the physics of time travel. But

Re: Down with the government

2010-10-18 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 10/15/2010 4:23 PM, Dan Minette wrote: -Original Message- From: [] On Behalf Of Doug Pensinger Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 1:54 PM To: Killer Bs (David Brin et al) Discussion Subject: Re: Down with the government

Re: google

2011-07-22 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 7/22/2011 3:07 AM, Alex Gogan wrote: Hi Jon, No probs but you need to get a gmail email account which are free and can send out the invite. If there are any others have some invites left. Also if any of you guys are interested in joining my circle just look out for me,

Re: On this date in . . .

2011-09-06 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 9/3/2011 11:17 PM, Ronn! Blankenship wrote: 1958, President Eisenhower signed the National Defense Education Act, which provided aid to public and private education to promote learning in such fields as math and science On this date in 2011, it is official: President Eisenhower's own

Re: Where to now?

2012-11-19 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/19/2012 11:11 AM, Dan Minette wrote: But, we cannot create many jobs where there is a reason to pay someone a good income. That is a challanging problem. It might best be faced by spreading ownership of corporations, but doing that without the law of unitended consequences bighting us is

Re: Where to now?

2012-11-20 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/19/2012 4:56 PM, D.C. Frandsen wrote: But I also have a problem with the idea that creating new customers by which I guess, Kevin, you mean demand, is the only solution. I believe our problem has been that we have been fixated on creating demand only, not on the type of demand we are

Re: Where to now?

2012-11-20 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/20/2012 2:12 PM, John Williams wrote: On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Kevin O'Brien wrote: Right now, there is a ton of cash that is mostly on the sidelines because the people who have it do not see opportunities for productive investment. Cash on the sidelines

Re: Where to now?

2012-11-21 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/20/2012 4:35 PM, Dan Minette wrote: BTW, my doctoral dissertation at the University of Michigan involved banking and monetary issues. One of the best lessons I learned was that people who really understand what they are talking about can say it it plain English. Well, that just makes

Re: Politicians

2012-11-23 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/22/2012 4:32 PM, Charlie Bell wrote: It's hard to compete if one has a shred of ethics. This last US Presidential election astounded me as the Republican bubble was almost impenetrable, and the constant repeating of lies by the Romney/Ryan campaign far exceeded even my most cynical

Re: Where to now?

2012-11-24 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/24/2012 11:08 AM, Dan Minette wrote: How about Hayek? Half of the article that I'm giving a link to talks about him. It is written by another Nobel prize winner, and gives a very interesting account how his professional and popular works differ. I like the comparison of him to Marx, it

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses

2012-11-27 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/26/2012 9:21 PM, Dan Minette wrote: Since we don't want this list dominated by carved Norwegian tourist shop items, I thought I'd throw out an argument. I have seen Germany and Japan shutting down nuclear energy, after the Greens have suceeded in making it non-PC. They had argued that the

Bruce Bartlett on how he saw the light

2012-11-27 Thread Kevin O'Brien
A conservative economist tells how he learned about epistemic closure and got banned from Fox. Regards, -- Kevin B. O'Brien A damsel with a dulcimer in a vision once I saw.

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses

2012-11-28 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/27/2012 5:18 PM, Dan Minette wrote: Really cheap power if we bootstrap by building one power satellite and use it for propulsion lasers to bring up parts for thousands. With all due respect, Keith, I've been hearing arguments like this for 50 years. One thing would help you establish

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses (Keith Henson)

2012-11-29 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/28/2012 7:05 PM, Keith Henson wrote: In regard to Kevin B. O'Brien's comments, the Chinese are far more likely to build propulsion lasers and power sats than the US. It's possible they have already made the decision, see the recent announcement about building power sats with the Indians.

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses

2012-11-30 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/29/2012 6:38 PM, Dan Minette wrote: They used the low price tactic to drive out virtually all other rare earth suppliers a bit over a decade ago, and are now in a position where the startup costs are high for other countries, and any country with pollution regulations would have a hard

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses

2012-11-30 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/30/2012 8:49 AM, Dan Minette wrote: So, they were fired up when the windmills were down due to low wind. Now, with cheap natural gas, the building of windmills has slown down to a virtual halt. Well, cheap currently. It is just one carbon tax away from being expensive. And to my mind the

Re: Power and civilization

2012-11-30 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 11/29/2012 9:16 PM, Dan Minette wrote: They convinced Uganda that using fertilizer and insecticides was bad. That's why the crop yield is so low. Little grows and the insects get most of it. The US, on the other hand, uses insecticides in cycles so it's hard for the insects to develop

Re: Greens add to Greenhouse gasses

2012-12-02 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 12/1/2012 6:36 PM, Dan Minette wrote: How is that going to happen. Are you arguing that the US will impose a carbon tax that is so high that we will be paying more in carbon taxes than fuel costs? Given the fact that we've been unable to raise the gas tax in decades, how will we impose a

Re: Chinese ham handedness and monopolies

2012-12-04 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 12/4/2012 9:02 AM, Dan Minette wrote: I sent this to a single person instead of the list due to Killer B being changed (probably automatically) from the sender to a cc. I think this happened a couple of other times. I've gotten replies, but will not post them, because they aren't my

Re: On quiet

2013-03-15 Thread Kevin O'Brien
On 3/14/2013 2:05 PM, Jon Louis Mann wrote: Hi, Nick I'd like to get back on the?list, please. I think I've been deleted?? (been inactive for a long time!). Thanks, Debbi Hi Debbi, I don't think you've been deleted. But we've been real quiet. Dan M. Brin's website and Facebook page (watchout