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  • A reply on Talk: Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

    Jun 12 2013: regarding min wage. if large numbers of people are paid min wage, then more people live in crowded conditions. so instead of 3 per house, you will have 12 per house. instead of 1 car per adult, you may have 1 car per 10 adults. Housing and the auto industry will take the hit. People will pay for food, and not much else. and clothes, you will keep them, and mend them till they are rags, then use them as rags. the Clothing industry will also take a hit. People will buy fewer and fewer clothes. .....if people are paid a living wage/not min wage, then the housing/clothing/auto industry should continue at full tilt, otherwise, if you keep having inflation, and wages are stagnant, people will crowd into houses, give up their cars, and keep clothes until they are rags. say goodbye to surburbia and malls.
  • A comment on Talk: Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top!

    Mar 8 2013: If the jobs are in Mexico, go live in Mexico, it's a nice place, weather is nice. Spanish isn't that hard to learn......another thought, if the workers of the frig factory know how to build friges, why can't they build their own factory. And just pay themselves less, just enough to eek by.
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    A comment on Talk: Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy

    Sep 8 2012: when you reduce the price of one thing, something else goes up. for instance, when consumer goods prices went down, housing prices shot up. Money always finds a home.
  • A comment on Talk: Roger Doiron: My subversive (garden) plot

    Feb 16 2012: i grow my own food for several reasons. 1. it's organic 2. it exercise 3. i am out in the fresh air 4. sunlight gives me vitamin d in my skin 5. it peaceful and refreshing mentally
    also, gardening gets easier each year.
    and no, gardening isn't cheaper than store bought, mostly because you keep buying nifty things for your garden, garden sculture here, solar lights there, mini greenhouse over there, compost bin here, ect...ect...
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    A reply on Talk: Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

    Feb 16 2012: this year i plan to grow from seed 100 apple trees and then give them away. hopefully, apples will be real cheap in my neighborhood in the not too distant future.
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    A comment on Talk: David Keith: A critical look at geoengineering against climate change

    Feb 15 2012: fossil fuels=life from previous eras.
    we are returning the carbon to the skies where it was originally.
    life will flourish.
    plants will recapture the carbon again and become future fossil fuels.
  • A reply on Talk: David Keith: A critical look at geoengineering against climate change

    Feb 15 2012: when the prices go up,
    alot of us will be forced to live without electricity in the future.
    it is just a matter of time
  • A comment on Talk: David Keith: A critical look at geoengineering against climate change

    Feb 15 2012: David is absolutely right, we have been talking about climate change for 60 years, and we won''t do anything about it. Fact is, everyone wants electricity in their homes and cars in their parking lot, including the rest of the developing world. everyone wants the standard of living we enjoy in the states. so, when fossil fuels runs out/gets expensive, then we will switch to Nuclear power. The emission will stop when we have dug up all the fossil fuels we can dig up. And we all will live with the consequences. But no one is talking about what the consequences will be like. we have to prepare ourselves for a changing world, a hotter world, with higher oceans. accept the changes that will come.
  • A comment on Talk: Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

    Feb 15 2012: regarding liver cell transplants, would it be possible to harvest liver cells from the patient, grow it in the lab and reinplant the liver cells back into the same patient, and not need donar cells at all. i am assuming the patient doesn't have a genetic disease. That the patient, even with a damage liver, still has alot of healthy liver parts that could be used to grow more liver cells. you could skip trying to change stem cells into liver cells, the patient can be their own donor.
  • A comment on Talk: Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

    Feb 15 2012: we all have stem cells inside us. the trick is to get our stem cells to heal us. Like how some turtles never age. if we can repair the damage faster than we get damaged, we can become immortals.
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