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We're no going to see nuclear plants producing their own fuel. That horse has left the barn a long time ago with the rise in terrorism. The chance of that material getting captured is too great. It doesn't get proceed in the premises, and not leave the premises. It has to go to a reprocessing plant. And that material is of a low bomb quality. Not going to happen! It's what we're trying to prevent Iran from doing with their breeder reactor the Russians built for them.
Gas is by no means cleaner. And the problem with nuclear is where the large amount of waste goes. Also, unless you've got a solution to that problem, don't bother. I like nuclear as well, but I do admit that the waste problem is a biggie.
They point at Apple because of their visibility, and ever since Jobs was there Apple has touted their environmental policies. Google, less so.Solar is the best alternative so far. Panels last longer than 10-15 years. They can last 40 years, and as usual, newer tech outlasts older tech.Coal plants? Seriously!
It would be very interesting if the world worked the way your post supposes. However, it doesn't. The US rarely bocks an European merger, whereas the Europeans have blocked a number of ours. The Europeans not only rarely block mergers of European companies, but countries often force mergers between companies to keep them from being bought by US companies. This is against EU law, but it happens anyway.In Ireland, Apple is subject to their tax code, anyone who says otherwise...
I certainly appreciate, and agree with, your last sentence.Remember the term "Imperial Presidency"? That was under Nixon, whom I voted for twice, in the first election I was old enough to vote in. Today, the Republican Party would consider him to be socialistic. Same thing for Eisenhower. I voted for Reagan twice, not because I agreed with much of his policies, but to get away from the debacle before. And I voted for G Bush Senior, in whom I was deeply disappointed. When...
First of all, I never even hinted that money hasn't gone into battery research. But, most of that money has come in the last two decades. Before that, there wasn't a need for much better batteries. And most of that money that did go into research over most of that 100 years, or so, wasn't for automobile use. Again, just in the last two decades, or so. But even there, most money has gone into batteries for mobile electronics.But, if battery operated cars, which were popular...
You don't know any of the financials here.. My numbers were simplified, sure, but that doesn't mean that they aren't representative of reality. Many times we were told that Apple couldn't make it in a different industry, but they have. While auto making is further out for them, so what? That doesn't mean anything. Often, it takes someone from outside to make a significantly better product, because they don't have the dependencies those in the industry do.And Apple isn't...
What's the point? There's nothing unusual in one part of an industry supporting the other part. You can't blame them, you need to blame Eisenhower. He was the one that destroyed the railroads in favor of cars and trucks. In doing so, the electric trolleys, and trains that were on line, or coming on line were either reduced in importance, or eliminated entirely.If he didn't spend these billions on highways, and instead spent it one railroads and mass transit, things would...
So you must obviously support Current C over Apple pay then, as that's exactly what that about for the retailers.To say that dealers don't serve a useful purpose is nonsense.Somehow, I don't think that casket making is on the same level as automobile sales and support.
It isn't relevant. You have to "know when to hold them, and know when to fold them" as the song goes. Nothing Cook can say, or do, will change policies of countries. Look at Russia. A statue of Jobs was taken down because Cook stated he was gay. They said they wouldn't allow him in the country. That's much worse than China. Are you saying that Apple should pack up and leave both countries? What then?
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