Actually it does work to the point that the black market cannot compete AT ALL and its easier and safer for the consumers and workers. They are not totally driven away but they are de minimus compared to the whole.
Your tropes do not stand up to actual reality, and nearly every single one of them has been destroyed by factual data from real life examples that are currently operating in a HUGE amount of countries world wide.
Use something like the Mirasol tech from Qualcomm in transparent skin blimps to concentrate sunlight in heat sinks during the day. At night you use this stored heat to maintain temp and pressure at the desired levels. If you can set the angles to trap the heat internally, the whole thing becomes even more useful.
In the 1960's and early 70's I was involved in some "questionable" activities - mostly political. My colleagues and I realized that if you try to hide, you will be found out. The best approach was to "hide in plain sight", just being "normal". It worked very well, and we were never arrested or targeted for our activities. We even lived across the street from the state governor's mansion! Who'd have thunk that a bunch of radicals would live there?
Why would any true loyal Americans, be they Democrat or Republican, Male or Female, White,Black,Hispanic or other, vote for a Democrat or a Republican when both .parties have shown their willingness to subvert the Constitution, our Civil Liberties, and our National Sovereignty through the TPP (The Trans Pacific Partnership) and have been doing so for decades & the Governments own records have proven this to be true ! We are being sold out by the Democrats & Republicans ! It now has become a choice between Fascism or Liberty & Fascism is winning !
Both parties have been complicit in this criminal activity. Some will say they don’t want to waste their vote, but you are already wasting your vote on Democrats & Republicans because they are the ones who have already betrayed us ! This should be a joint effort on the part of all Americans, Democrats,Republicans & Independent voters ! Organize now before its to late ! Your liberty is at stake and that of your children & grandchildren !
We get the Government we deserve, and nothing will change until we stop electing Democrats & Republicans after all they are the ones subverting the Constitution, & they must be held to account both politically & legally !
Both parties are owned by corporate America, two sides of the same coin ! Wise up America .
No more lies, excuses, rationalizations,or justifications, the public needs to hold these officials to account to the fullest extent of the law under Title 18 sec. 241 & 242 (Google it), so any future traitors will know there will be consequences to such behavior.
Unaccountable power is absolute power, & is absolutely corrupt !
As Mr. Snowden said the Politicians are afraid of you ! Now is the time exercise you power, you may not get another chance !
REMEMBER: POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS AND DIAPERS SHOULD BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON.
Some words of true Patriots are as follows, as opposed to the words of false flag patriotism of today.
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. Benjamin Franklin
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin
Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. Thomas Jefferson
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." Thomas Jefferson.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security,” Thomas Jefferson wrote this in the Declaration of Independence .
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. James Madison
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. James Madison
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. Patrick Henry
"We the People are the rightful masters of BOTH Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution" Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it." President John F. Kennedy Waldorf-Astoria Hotel April 27, 1961
As is said in the law, falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus. ("False in one thing, false in all things" is an instruction given to jurors: if they find that a witness lied about an important matter, they are entitled to ignore everything else that witness said.) The Government has been lieing to the American public for decades !
As a reminder Hermann Goering said at the Nuremberg Trials . "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini
Time to start removing the corporate Congress from office & defunding the NSA & the Police Surveillance state, to pre 9-11 levels & force them to comply with the law & impose jail time for non compliance under USC Title 18 Sec. 241 & 242 (Google it) .
Only after the members of our 3 branches of Government, both Republicans & Democrats who conspired in this criminal conspiracy & violated the Constitution are prosecuted, should Mr. Snowden be charged with a crime. Prosecute those who broke the law first, in chronological order, then the Government can get around to Mr Snowden .
The short version of the above is as follows: Any Government or Party that doesn't abide by the Constitution does not deserve our respect or support ! ! ! They are traitors !
Disclaimer: Be advised it is possible, that this communication is being monitored by the National Security Agency or GCHQ. I neither condone or support any such policy, by any Government authority or third party that does not comply, as stipulated by the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Re: Re: Re: I think it's a good move, except for...
I'd rather shine light on the cockroaches then let them hide.
I agree that real name commenters can be jerks too, hence my previous sentence.
You may have picked up some ambivalence about all of this in my posts. That's accurate. I don't feel strongly enough about it to do more than strongly lobby my local media outlets to add real-name comment systems.
I habitually use my real name on those sites because, in part, I'm an elected official so I am ALWAYS thinking about what I'm writing on-line. (okay ALMOST always, ha ha ha)
No she isn't. The chilling effect is clearly the intended outcome. She even claims as much.
When people in power (business or government) propose something wild and problematic like this, a common reaction is to claim that this must be due to that person's ignorance or stupidity. The wilder the proposal, the more it makes the person look "stupid'.
In normal social interaction, Hanlon's razor is a useful heuristic. When all else is equal, blaming stupidity is useful because stupidity is common.
That changes when power is involved, because all else is not equal. These people have an agenda. Ignore that agenda at your own peril.