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The #City from the #street, a #decade after the #crash – in #pictures
- #photos #foto #photo #photography #photograph #photographs #newsphotography #worldnews



Ten years ago Lehman Brothers collapsed amid the worst financial crisis in almost a century. Photographer Andy Hall takes to the streets of the City of London to see what’s changed
https://www.theguardian.com/business/gallery/2018/sep/11/the-city-from-the-street-a-decade-after-the-crash-in-pictures

 
How Vesna survived a fascist terrorist attack and broke a world record.

http://blog.metarreader.com/survivor-story-33-000-foot-worlds-longest-free-fall/

#vesna #vulovic #jat #yugoslavia #terrorism #plane #crash #record
Survivor story: world’s longest free fall without a parachute from 33.000ft

 

Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarket
Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source (Part 1)

 

Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source






Introduction



Today we are told #solar and #wind #power are the #ultimate energy sources for the #future. This trend is accompanied by relentless #expansion of #government #subsidies, and flexible #regulations around the solar and wind #industry. However, this “ultimate clean energy source” is neither ultimate, nor is it so #clean. In reality, it is also quite #expensive. While #Republicans champion the use of #fossil-fuels and try to subsidize power plants and production of fossil fuels, and alternatively while #Democrats champion solar, natural #gas, and wind, we #libertarians argue that #subsidizing and #regulating the #energy sector is an extremely bad idea and does not allow #markets to set energy #prices.

#Government has destroyed the ultimate, cleanest, and what should be an inexpensive industry compared to its partners in terms of initial costs: the #nuclear industry. From the very beginning, governments had #altered the course of the nuclear industry and its actual #potential to power the #US for an extremely low cost, while releasing an extremely small amount of #carbon-dioxide or any other types of harmful pollutants into the #air (which in turn fuels the extremely controversial #climateChange/global warming debate).

Origins of #NuclearEnergy



First, we must understand how governments had from the very #inception of nuclear energy, altered its course for government benefits. In the late 1930s, the power to harvest nuclear energy was discovered. However, its use would not initially be used for the greater good nuclear energy has the potential for. #Scientists all over the #SovietUnion, #NaziGermany, and the Western #Allies petitioned their governments to take up nuclear energy only so that they could produce #nuclearWeapons.

When large governments have the ability to wage #wars, and start what could be considered an #unproductive time period, many new #technologies and #innovations would be used for war, rather than for peaceful purposes. What if the #FederalReserve did not fuel the #stockmarket #crash of 1929, nor the #GreatDepression be prolonged, and what if the #WeimarRepublic, from its conception, did not suffer harsh economic burdens? Such large wars which had risen from government #interventions would most likely only result in much smaller wars between smaller nations rather than a full-on #WorldWar. The US would most likely not be the super power today, although it would be a strong #nation regardless (especially with its economy).

From this, what would the scientists who understood how nuclear energy works most likely do? If in #peace time, the most obvious answer was to try and find ways to fund their #research in order to produce #electricity. This would most probably go through large electric #companies, #universities, and other #private entities which would have the ability to get the right type of #funding, #equipment, and other essentials in order to harvest electricity via nuclear energy.

But what guarantees such projects would be carried out, especially that they would most probably cost a fortune to get up and running? #NikolaTesla did not receive a single government #grant when discovering how to use #AC to power homes; instead he …

Part 1: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-1/



Part 2: https://beinglibertarian.com/government-abolisher-ultimate-energy-source-part-2/



#BeingLibertarian #Libertarian #Power #NuclearEnergy #NPP #MSR #Thorium #FreeMarket
Government, the Abolisher of the Ultimate Energy Source (Part 1)

 

libxcursor update cause crashes on Arch Linux


Beware last update to libxcursor 1.1.14-2 on @Arch Linux

This version introduce a nasty bug which cause GTK2 apps to crash on keyboard events. GTK3 ones works to me. Apps based on other toolkits can crash too.

Quick fix if you already updated and lxdm crash on password input:
download version 1.1.14-1 fom Archlinux Rollback Machine here http://seblu.net/a/arm/packages/l/libxcursor/

@Gruppo Linux Como #libxcursor #bug #crash