Lockheed Martin Now Has a Patent For Its Potentially World Changing Fusion Reactor

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    Newsflash: The Trucks that deliver your food are all subsidized. If the heavy trucks were taxed like cars according to their actual weight and the damage they do to the road, each truck would be paying over 8000 times the amount of registration fees to be on the road. There is almost nothing in your life that isn't connected to some kind of socialist program.

    The Infrastructure that goes into the power and gas grids are from taxes. Are you aware that the Gas, Cable, Telephone and Electric Company don't own the lines even though they are the ones that installed them? They are owned by one of the many levels of Government. And money from Taxes went into putting in those lines. Anytime infrastructure is put into place Government helps with the funding. Like putting in the new Recharging Stations for electric cars. Or putting in new electric lines in a rural area. Or that new Cable TV line that is slowly reaching further into rural America. While you pray to the "Corporate Gods" you should also be aware that they wouldn't exist with the help from the Socialist side of things. If Corporate were left to it' s own devices, there are much easier ways to make money than getting power, tv, internet, etc. to the general public.
     
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    The Interstate System was NOT built with you in mind. It was built to mobilize the Military. Just like the Autobahn in Germany was built for the same reasons. We learned from Germany of the 30s. And to this day, it's heavily subsidized by the Federal and State Governments. As for the Internet, your Lan has nothing to do with the Internet. You are talking about an Intranet which is a short closed circuit. The father to the Internet interconnected the Military and Universities using underground wiring so that if the over the ground telephone systems were knocked out the Military would still be in operation and communication. Arpnet started it all. I was involved in a bit of Arpnet in a small way like many hundreds of thousands.
     
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    Total bullshit. Have you got any proof of the above?

    Wrong. It's true the government effectively expropriated them, however. They were built entirely with utility company revenue.

    Wrong.

    You mean boondoggles wouldn't exist, and people would have to pay the true cost of the services they use.

    REA is one of the biggest boondoggles ever foisted on the taxpayers. Most of the people who benefit are wealthy celebrities who live in places like Aspen.
     
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    Are you aware that the lines are LEASED, not owned by the various companies? This is why the community can kick any of these companies to the curb and bring in another one. Yes, the Company installed them but the bulk of the funds to do the work was from the Tax Payer. It's all part of doing business. You can't change the fact that almost every facet of your life is affected by the Government unless you are living completely off the Grid. And even then, some of what you need to survive will still be affected by the Tax Payer and Government. A Republic has a bit of Socialism in it in order to exist.
     
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    Even the newer ones are still only at the high end (25%) efficient when cloudy.

    Why can't you just admit you misread the article?
     
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    Solar and other renewable energy sources offer the possibility to decentralize and, thus, democratize, power, in more than one way. Control over our lives would be more in our hands and less in those of government, technicians and 'experts'. Anything that works to further and prolong centralization is against our interests.
     
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    That's obvious bullshit. The bulk of the funds to install the lines came from the power utility. Why would they need taxpayer money when they can charge their customers for the cost? You're obviously spouting horseshit, In recent years a number of states, counties, cities have implemented policies where consumers can purchase power from other suppliers. They do this by forcing the utilities that own the power lines to lease them to other vendors for an approved rate. The utility that installed the power lines still owns them, however.

    It's true that almost every facet of your life is affected by the Government. That's all the parts of my life that suck. There is simply no requirment for government to be involved in providing any services other than law enforcement, and I would even argue with that. Government is a criminal gang that horns in wherever it can. It doesn't improve life overall.
     
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    No one is stopping you from installing solar. Go right ahead, spend all your money.
     
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    Efficiency is not the same thing as power output. Their efficiency can remain exactly the same, but their power output can decline by 90% on cloudy days.
     
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    Ah, a technological word quibble!!!

    I did use the term efficient, not efficiency, which I used to describe the drop in yes, power output, expected when the sun isn't shining.

    So my use of the word efficient while not exactly correct, does give the proper impression of a reduction in power provided vs. the maximum value expected.
     

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