Who is making money determines the importance creating legislation or government agency regulations to steer funding in that direction. Wind power is a great money maker because its unreliable so we can make a zillion wind towers and still not have reliable electric power.
Battery powered electric cars have a energy density problem when compared to the power available from the same cubic volume of gas or diesel, therefore they are only reasonably practical in high population density areas, where more voters live.
An electric car here would change a two and half hour trip to walmart into a an all day trip under ideal conditions, the summer months and life threateningly dangerous trip in the winter when the battery has the least power and the need for safey is very high.
 July 7, 2015 at 11:18am
The first and most critical step in starting and keeping our democratic republic system of government is a well educated, moral public. Our well educated public started with the 53 survivors in the spring of 1621 who gambled their lives, along with the 50 who died that first winter, for the parental right, the freedom, to determine the educations of the next generation. Our roots are those few who lived to see freedom of education that first spring in 1621 at Plymouth Rock.
By 1917 that right, freedom of parents to determine education of the next generation, was lost in every state of the union with the passage of a single state law, compulsory education. Today one of the oldest books on philosophies of living and governing, the primary text book used in the common/public schools for the first two centuries in America is banned from our common/public school libraries as it was in 1620 England. The government, as it was in England when our Pilgrims left, is back in control of the books we read, back in control of what we say in public, back in control of educating the next generation of parents and community leaders as if educationally it’s 1620 all over again.
Recent events including random interviews of people on the street demonstrate an embarrassing level of constitutional ignorance displayed by our high school and college graduates from the last half century. Wouldn’t it be nice to begin a nationwide local education process again?
 July 2, 2015 at 11:48pm
What does it cost to repeal the state’s compulsory education law.
Then the school will work for the local community. If the school administration wants their job next year they will need to meet the needs of the parents for their children this year.
Teacher’s unions, gone.
Low scholastic acheivements for the last half century, gone.
Curriculums that do not further the needs of the community, gone.
Cost to solve the young mans needs, priceless.
 July 1, 2015 at 10:17pm
In our headline news today are several forms of government with “ism” at the end of their name. The longest continuously operating form of government in world history does not have an “ism” at the end, it’s a democratic republic that depends on the brightest, healthiest, best educated and moral children for its survival. “ism” governments rise from the ashes of the previous failed “ism” governments and fail again in a repeating cycle. What “ism” government have in common is a small group of elite leaders who cannot survive as leaders if honestly questioned. Therefore “ism” government must control public education such that the current group of elite leaders are thought to be the best path to utopia. Nature kills off those leaders and the government fails because the “ism” countries did not teach the next generation to become parents and community leaders.
The United States implemented government controlled, compulsory public education 100 years ago and just changed the criteria for marriage to non child baring couples. We also have steadily increased the number of non producing people by paying them not to work.
 July 1, 2015 at 2:08pm
Remember when Geraldo said the part about lower crime rates compare to the native population?
Did you ever hear him back that up?
I heard Geraldo keep talking as if he was about to think of something to say.
If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. ~ W. Edwards Deming
July 1, 2015 at 2:04pm
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
(S)He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
(S)He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
Its karma all over again.
June 30, 2015 at 8:30am
We are given choices, stand for something or fall for anything.
Imagine our next generation of parents and civic leaders being trained by a group of people who demonstrate the education, courage and moral guidance of the teachers of Pennsylvania.
Imagine your children being trained by the dictates of a stranger whose only motivation is the paycheck.
 June 30, 2015 at 8:19am
Congress makes laws and government agencies make regulations, with the impact of laws. The supremes are responsible for judging if the law is within the Constitution, no more or less.
Since agencies are not within the Constitution neither are regulations they create. Neither is judment of the Supremes on regulations within the Constitution.
1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;–to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;–to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;–to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;–to Controversies between two or more States;–between a State and Citizens of another State;10 –between Citizens of different States, –between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.
 June 27, 2015 at 10:38am
Certified marriages existed before the Constitution was written.
There are 17 enumberated powers listed in the Constitution, none mention marriage.
Each of us, as part of being citizens of what ever state we live in within the United States, is required to protect the Constitution. That means each of us is required to learn the Constitution and make sure no one changes words and meaning of the Constitution without 2/3 of us saying the change is OK.
There is no court in this land who can define the Constitution but the people. Ultimately We the People ratified it, we must keep our word to protect the individual.
HIstorically the Supreme Court has a horrible record in showing an understanding of the Constitution. Dred Scott and Plessy v Ferguson come immediately to mind. The Supreme Court needs to be put back in the basement of the capital where they came from.
Please take 45 minutes … read the Constitution then decide for youself if marriage or protection from being lonely is even mentioned.
We need to repeal one state law, compulsory education, then we can begin to teach our next generation how to become parents and leaders of their community. No public school has the priviledge of freedom of education therefore no public school can teach about how to get free and and keep it.
If you are a school teacher or school administrator speak up… Lets hear how you are teaching about freedom. You don’t have the freedom to do so.
June 27, 2015 at 10:16am
I care what Scalia says.
Who cares what you say?
 June 27, 2015 at 10:11am
Each elected official takes an oath to protect the Constitution. To me that means they must learn the Constitution and protect it as they understand it.
No one… No one else can define the meaning of the Constitution for them because they gave their unqualified word to protect the Constitution.
We have now opened the door for Mom’s to marrying daughters and Dad’s to marrying sons as ways to have multiple heads of households and pass wealth generation to generation without inheritance.
Since certify a marriage no longer protects against incest and only certifies who can claim financial rewards marriage is no longer about families, marriage is another explanation for business partnership. There are no limits on the number of partners in business, should there be in marriage if its only a business arrangement?
When can a whole community marry a whole community? Then everyone has children and no one has children. Who is responsible for training the next generation of parents and community leaders?
Show me the word marriage in the Constitution.
 June 26, 2015 at 1:16pm
If a civil marrage certificate, marriage certified by a civil authority, didn’t have financial benefits would anyone care who offered the certificate or if any couple even had a certificate?
Back when incest was a big deal in the community marriage certificates protected the community from in-breeding.
Today it’s now legal for mom’s to marry daughters or granddaughters and dads to marry sons or grandsons to reduce the impact of inheritance laws by continously marrying the next generation. Soon it will be possible to marry multiple people because there is no consideration for family or off springs so why stop at one or two partners, why not have a whole community marry the whole community in a maze of interconnections that will soon render head of household deductions to everyone many times over.
 June 24, 2015 at 3:26pm
Could you have stopped reading “this crap” at any time of your choosing?
So you chose to read it, you chose to be offended by it and now you want what?
 June 24, 2015 at 10:52am
Hey Progressive… Watch who is attracted to this gold coin verses who is attracted to pieces of paper with numbers printed on them.
Which would you rather be paid with gold or numbered pieces of paper?
Gold because paper's only value will be for the fireplace.
Only after the sheep and low information voters realize what has been perpetrated on them.
 June 19, 2015 at 1:29pm
Hey Rook…”How does someone who knowingly had his secretary of State lie to the UN, the world and his country have character.”
Is your statement knowly a lie?
You know President Bush had Secretary Rice say… you fill in the quoted lie… because… please support with verifiable facts… . Or you assume it’s a lie. If you are assume, then your statement is a lie at the time you made it.
Your reason for making the statement is to accomplish what?
 June 9, 2015 at 4:35pm
Where did the government, at any level, get its power?
When the folks walked ashore for the first time there wasn’t a government waiting for them.
Who setup the local government? The people. Why? To accomplish what individually they could not.
Who setup the next lower level of government, the state? Local government and the people. Why? To accomplish what individually local govenments and the people could not.
Who setup the next lower level of government, the federation of states? State government and the people. Why? To accoplish what individually state governments and the people could not.
Who has the most power in this form of republican government? The people. Why? Because they used their power to setup every level of government.
The lowest, least powerful level of government is the federal, next the state, next the local and most powerful the people.
For this system of government to work the people must be educated. It is impossible for a state run compulsory education system to teach freedom of education. Without freedom of education the people can not be free.
Freedom of education is the prime motivator for settling Plymouth Rock.
This is why we all need to support HOME SCHOOLING. I would like to make that a choice at the ballot box with a caveat that state, HOME SCHOOL = 50-90% of tax money for that home-schooler would go to a tax deduction every year for the home-school family. In other words, when people start taking their kids to home-school and out of public schools, the schools will lose property tax money. Then, maybe they will start listening to the parents and others who pay their salaries, instead of the other way around.
Big govt is NOW a separate entity from the citizen and it should not be that way.
My kids had problems in Jr High and I knew then, that things were beginning to turn upside down. My younger son was pounded by a girl from behind. He fell against the locker. We always taught our kids to defend themselves and so he go up and with 1 smack, down she went. He was expelled. She was not. WE GOT AN ATTORNEY and scared the crap out of the school. It reversed. The girl was expelled and my son came back.
The point is: IF YOU DO NOT CHALLENGE AUTHORITY, THEN YOU WILL LOSE ANY THAT YOU DO HAVE.
Personally, I am a person who fights for what is right, even if I do not know you or even like you. But, if you are wrong, I will not stop until you are lose the battle once and for all. I didn’t used to be that way, but I got tired of being fearful. Now, Jesus walks beside me and I have no fear of evil or unrighteousness. I go after it.
 June 8, 2015 at 11:36pm
“… by purchasing carbon credit”. Hmmm …. who can buy the most carbon credits? Probably not the poorest. So all that cushy stuff is not for the poorest, the third whole countries because they can’t afford the carbon credits.
It’s karma all over again.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:13pm
Looks like a bad situation esculated by zealous behavior.
[-4] June 7, 2015 at 9:51pm
Nice comment until you wrote the second sentence. The sentence my be true in two ways. It tells the truth of events and unfortunately it reveals your character.
 June 7, 2015 at 11:47am
Take the time to check drivers license laws for South Dakota. Farm kids can get a license at 14, while city kids have to wait until 16.
Years gone by were an age when parents prepared their children to be parents. That parenting skill has wained as generation after generation is prepared to be the next generation of parents by our compulsory state run education system.
We super charged this process in 1965 with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which select cities called Model Cities to demonstrate the wisdom of education experts guiding an education system. Those most properious cities of 1965 are Detroit, Camden, Newark and Oakland. We can see them at night from the air, they are the black holes in the sea of lights across America.
Drivers License law in Fla was 14 until about 1972 I think.
Oregon used to be the same way. If you lived or worked on a farm, you could get a Learner's Permit (Licensed adult required to be in the vehicle) at 12 and a full License at 13 - stayed that way until at least '73, as my youngest sister got her License at 13 that year.