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From oil to solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables.

From oil to solar: Saudi Arabia plots a shift to renewables.

I mean, you have a country that's basically one big desert... why wouldn't you turn it into a solar powerhouse?

Because the sand is grainy and it gets everywhere.

My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a rechargeable camel'.

Of coarse.

Medical Marijuana passes VA Senate 40-0.

Medical Marijuana passes VA Senate 40-0.
Medical Marijuana passes VA Senate 40-0.

To zero?! To zero?! Awesome.

Virginia has a chronic heroin problem and states with legalized pot have seen reductions in heroin use. I wonder if that information has had some influence on this unanimous decision.

In the south even. So exciting.

I don't even smoke pot, I just appreciate the degree to which this'll fuck up Jeffy Sessions week.

Medical marijuana?

Welcome to 1996, Virginia.

Winner of $559M Powerball jackpot files to stay anonymous despite state rules

Winner of $559M Powerball jackpot files to stay anonymous despite state rules
Winner of $559M Powerball jackpot files to stay anonymous despite state rules

I don't blame her, I would try my damnedest to stay anonymous if I won a half a billion dollars

Reminds me of this lengthy post about what happens when you win the lottery.

asinine law. no one has any business knowing how much money you have, except maybe the IRS and state tax collectors.

Pretty sure most of Reddit has that comment saved for if/when they win.

Police: Suspect in Colts player’s crash death deported twice

Police: Suspect in Colts player’s crash death deported twice

He wouldn’t have come back to the United States if there weren’t jobs for him. I cannot wait for the day we finally deal with the real issue; shit head business owners who hire illegal immigrants. I know business owners are practically a protected class, but they are the ones causing these problems. Illegal immigrants should have no chance to make a living in the United States. No wall needed, cut off the demand and the supply will dwindle.

My favorite example of that was Mark Zuckerberg criticizing the wall while...

http://www.newsweek.com/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-wall-hawaii-protest-549068

He was walling in his 600 acre estate in Hawaii.

"There are 14 parcels of land within Zuckerberg’s estate that he does not own and the wall cuts off access to one of them. Locals complain the wall also blocks views of the ocean.

Zuckerberg filed a series of lawsuits over land ownership on Kauai in an attempt to take control of the parcels, but he is currently “reconsidering” the decision.:

They have no shame, and they will tell you what to do while they do the exact opposite.

I hope he runs for President, just to expose him.

A wall won’t work..... said by the people living in houses surrounded be 10 foot high walls

Well that's just awful

China: Cheap American grain is hurting our farmers - Feb. 5, 2018

China: Cheap American grain is hurting our farmers - Feb. 5, 2018
China: Cheap American grain is hurting our farmers - Feb. 5, 2018

Really China? You wrote the book on currency manipulation and flooding markets with below cost goods to drive out competition.

Nah. China just doesn't have that much safe/"usable" farmland due to numerous environmental problems that they need to resolve. They are just now understanding the importance of a strong EPA and BLM and put in a ton of new controls but it will take time before the land is usable again.

The nation of 1.3 billion accounts for almost a fifth of the world’s population, yet boasts just 7% of arable land. Moderate to severe soil degradation affects more than 40% of the country, exacerbated by overuse of fertilizer, intensive grazing and the reliance on biomass for rural energy. While China’s belching factories hog the headlines, experts say agriculture rather than industry exerts the biggest toll on the environment. http://time.com/4455462/china-agriculture-food-security/

Their entire market is an illusion. They are an absolute debt bomb. When the next recession happens I fully expect it to come out of China's completely illusory and manipulated market.

At least it's not poisoning your babies and pets like Chinese products.

Over $60 billion wiped off value of cryptocurrencies as bitcoin drops below $8,000 again

Over $60 billion wiped off value of cryptocurrencies as bitcoin drops below $8,000 again
Over $60 billion wiped off value of cryptocurrencies as bitcoin drops below $8,000 again

Hodlers and miners: when will you be selling us your video cards? Because we would like them.

The people who took out 2nd mortgages to buy Bitcoin

...are idiots.

"When the shoeshine boys have tips, the market is too popular for its own good"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Bitcoin designed to be used as a decentralized means of exchange, not a store of value?

Aren't most Bitcoins tied up in exchanges like Coinbase now, defeating the purpose of being decentralized?

Apparently, there are groups on Telegram that coordinate to sell their bitcoin at the same time and the post it on social media to drive up and down the value.

The people who took out 2nd mortgages to buy Bitcoin must be sweating right now.

Father 42 leaves wife to have baby with daughter 20 both arrested for incest

Father 42 leaves wife to have baby with daughter 20 both arrested for incest

This is actually not as uncommon as you’d think. I remember reading about it a while back that supposedly one of the reasons that we are not sexually attracted to our direct family members is because we grow up and spend so much time together, because of this what ever switch in our brains that is in charge of attraction stays in the off position. genetic sexual attraction

Wrong not to.

Is it wrong to say rolltide?

In theory yes but kid should know. Medical issues and not knowing parents also scar you.

Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson, Avon man killed by suspected drunken driver on I-70

Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson, Avon man killed by suspected drunken driver on I-70

Finally a case of a celebrity or professional athlete actually using a ride share instead of driving drunk themselves, and this happens. What an absolute shame.

Unfortunately, pot and alcohol are not, to use an economist's lingo, substitute goods. Making more of one available doesn't really decrease the consumption of the other in a significant way because the people who drink will continue to do so due to habit/addictive behaviors, and are unlikely to change just because something perceived to be equivalent is now legal. There's a ton of underlying biochemistry and cultural inertia that has to be overcome, and it likely won't happen in our lifetime enough to make drunk driving a thing of the past if marijuana is decriminalized.

Avon is a city that borders Indianapolis lol

And on superbowl sunday too... damn

Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year
Government set to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year, an 84 percent jump from last year

President Lisa Simpson is going to have a big mess to clean up.

This is an intentional strategy. Create deficits and argue for cuts to any program not named defense.

The Simpsons called it

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So much for small government, I guess

Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported
Amtrak passenger train collides with freight train in SC, injuries reported

Not sure how this occurs in 2018.

Was thinking the same thing. This is the third big train accident within a few weeks, what is going on.

Trump nixed $15b for Amtrak the week before “infrastructure week”. So no.

After so many train derailments, is anyone going to actually do anything? Because I’m at the point where I feel like when anything happens in this country, people in charge say this is so awful, we must fix this, but then just go back to their lives.

Try one of these subthreads