mmcmenus

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  • While 60k per intercept is expensive, since the Gaza rockets currently have little if any guidance, it would be hard to bankrupt Israel this way. One of the attributes to Iron Dome is it only fires at missiles that would potentially hit a target of value or people. If a missile is going to land in a vacant space the Iron Dome lets it go. Hamas needs to work on accuracy more than range. Shooting a 1000 glorified bottle rockets is not nearly as scary as one precision missile that you know will hit its target.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time by Steve Horn.

    2014-07-09 05:59:15View | Delete

    You are worried about an oil train when HCl and HF have been shipped by rail since the 20s? Research hazardous materials transport and see where oil fits on the list of common hazardous materials that are transported by rail.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time by Steve Horn.

    2014-07-09 05:57:18View | Delete

    Not a chance rail roads have perpetual right of ways. Even if they abandon a track it is a rare event that they give up the right of way to rebuild the track in the future.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time by Steve Horn.

    2014-07-09 05:56:10View | Delete

    What about the hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride and other toxic chemicals that travel over those tracks every day. Get your self a free emergency response guide and learn the UN ID numbers for the chemicals and go watch a general cargo train. You will find that oil trains are the least of your worries.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Dairyland to Petrostate: Wisconsin Oil-By-Rail Routes Published for First Time by Steve Horn.

    2014-07-09 05:54:12View | Delete

    While depleted uranium in the form of a sabot round from a tank is deadly, and uranium powder may be toxic, a block of depleted uranium is less radioactive than a similar amount of granite. It is used in many machines as a counter balance weight because of its high density. I would suggest Hydrogen [...]

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Are Cooter’s Fingerprints On Eric Cantor’s Political Corpse? by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-06-11 08:40:45View | Delete

    McCaskill got Akien on the ticket, not Murdock.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Are Cooter’s Fingerprints On Eric Cantor’s Political Corpse? by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-06-11 06:47:57View | Delete

    Brat is an extremist, but he is not a crazy dumb poll like Todd Akien in Missouri or Christine O’Donnell in Delaware. He appears to know how to keep his mouth shut and gets along with students. Neither O’Donnell or Akien could do this. If the Tea Party has learned to get Austrian School economics [...]

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Are Cooter’s Fingerprints On Eric Cantor’s Political Corpse? by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-06-11 06:22:03View | Delete

    I long for the day the liberal side of the democratic party has the guts and pull to primary one of their popular candidates so they can bring the democratic party to the left. As long as the right is willing to primary a candidate and the left isn’t the right will control the direction [...]

  • mmcmenus commented on the blog post Obama Planning Clemency for Many Non-Violent Drug Offenders

    2014-04-21 10:03:54View | Delete

    Remember it was the death of Len Bias in Tip O’Neill’s district that precipitated the mandatory minimum drug laws.

  • As long as WTI or NSB is above $80 bbl, tar sands pay even if they have to be hauled out by truck. above ~70 bbl tar sands pay by rail. You have to go down to the low $60s for the pipeline not to pay. There are many smaller pipelines being repurposed for bitumen [...]

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Over Easy: The Monsanto Butterfly Effect by Crane-Station.

    2014-02-14 10:21:39View | Delete

    Balene whales depend on krill and krill is a mix of millions of different kinds of animals and plants not really a single food. They don’t care what the exact mix is.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Over Easy: The Monsanto Butterfly Effect by Crane-Station.

    2014-02-14 10:18:25View | Delete

    Yes we do depend on but it is currently 20.5% of the atmosphere. It has been as high as 25% and as low as a few ppm before the blue green bacteria started making it. Organisms that become extreme specialists are always vunerable in the geologic time scale. The gain their advantage by occupying a [...]

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Over Easy: The Monsanto Butterfly Effect by Crane-Station.

    2014-02-13 06:37:32View | Delete

    Monarch kind of put themselves in a vunerable position by being dependent on a single food. In the geologic time scale that is a dead end.

  • mmcmenus commented on the diary post Over Easy: The Monsanto Butterfly Effect by Crane-Station.

    2014-02-13 06:35:51View | Delete

    The most signficant trigger for puberity is excess lifetime calories. So all the cheap calories and low levels of exercise are causing kids to enter puberity earlier.

  • I believe the Tea Party replaced the blue dogs with repub’s.

  • mmcmenus commented on the blog post The Generation Tidal Wave Coming at Republicans

    2014-01-27 09:14:55View | Delete

    This is the same thing that was said in 1976 after Carter was elected. Then came Regan. The only thing I know about predicting the electorate is that it is a fools game. The progressives of the 60s and 70s failed to index the tax tables to inflation so all of a sudden blue collar workers were in the top tax bracket and didn’t like it and helped elect Reagan. It is hard to predict what unintended consequence of a popular program will cause a switch in the electorate. I do think the current repubs are in trouble, but you don’t know what could come rescue them. They spent 40 years out of power in congress before 1996 that could happen again.

  • mmcmenus commented on the blog post SAFER Won the Message War on Pot

    2014-01-21 07:22:45View | Delete

    COX-2′s were a problem becasue they were widely proscribed beyond their targeted beneficiaries, people who needed pain relief and already had one gastric bleed. If they had stayed in this population and not been marketed as a general pain relief, they would be considered wonder drugs. In fact in this population they still are considered wonder drugs. If MJ goes into widespread use there will be new issues that arise that have not shown up yet do to limited exposure by a limited population. Just like the best designed drug trial on a few thousand patients can’t show up every side effect or adverse reaction that arise when millions start taking them.

  • mmcmenus commented on the blog post SAFER Won the Message War on Pot

    2014-01-21 07:14:49View | Delete

    I agree that THC is safer than Alcohol. If you get your thc other than smoking it then i don’t have a problem with it. What I don’t agree with is smoking marijuana is safer than smoking . THC may not be vasoconstrictor or have the additictve power of nicotine, but the tars and unburnt and carbonized hydrocarbons will be found to be every bit as carcenogenic as the tars of cigerettes. Will the MJ joints of today be the Attorney Generals law suits of the 2090s same as the Tabacco law suits of the 1990s.

  • mmcmenus commented on the blog post 55 Percent of Americans Think Marijuana Should Be Legal

    2014-01-07 12:29:39View | Delete

    I agree that 55% believe pot should be legal, but tax revenue won’t be that high.

  • The other 40 states have 2 senaators each which can stop your 10 state president. They have 40 goveners that can oppose your policies. So they do matter.

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