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Matt Davies

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Folks DO realize that fossil industries, like BP’s own ads, show that they’re also investing in “alternative” energy sources as well, right? If it has to do with energy, those “energy” companies are all in, even Koch brothers. It IS a cartel run by a rather small group of industrials and persons, with IMMENSE POWER!

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @lichtentunes

    Well, that actually IS where the government got the money it wasted on Solyndra and company, from the economic ups provided by cheap and plentiful carbon-based fuels and from other industries.
    I’m not sure that the stimulus money wasted on Green Energy is what killed it, but I’m willing to suspend disbelief for the sake of the joke.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    You have it backward, those are government subsidies flying down the stacks.

  4. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 12 months ago

    The moon is not the only orb being eclipsed by those dollar signs. Congressional eyes are blinded by them as well.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 12 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Money spent on Solyndra: $535 million
    Money provided to the oil industry in direct payouts and tax expenditures: estimated at $24-37 BILLION.

  6. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The “solar industry” is too costly compared to fossil fuels and cannot get the job done.

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Motivated reasoning?
    Always cut away from yourself. While flexors provide a stronger argument than tensors, you lie within the arc of your incisive reasoning.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Condoreggs

    Cheap for the consumers.
    You already don’t like the price of energy, blaming corporate greed and corruption for the high cost of it. And yet it is still more affordable than alternatives, the development costs of which are already adding to the cost of the carbon-based energies you hate, and is STILL more affordable, even while carrying that dead weight.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Money returned to the common wealth by the energy provided for homes and industry by Solyndra, $0. I see that you have given this a lot of thought.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 12 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Just putting this in perspective. And other solar power companies HAVE provided benefits.
    Giving bonuses to oil companies making record profits and polluting the world — not so much.

  11. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @motivemagus

    Says a man who can afford a computer, electric lights and a million other luxuries of the modern world all supported and supplied by cheap industry and transportation, I imagine.
    Though you might be online through the power of meditation and living in a cave and subsisting from the land, free of the benefits of ship, rail and highway, for all I know.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Condoreggs

    Even Al Gore is being prevented from going off the grid and utilizing clean energy for his palatial homes. They are forcing him to use filthy, filthy carbon-based power sources.
    If a man with his resources cannot afford to implement clean renewable power, then who can?
    Or are they threatening him in some way?
    It certainly cannot be that existing technology is cheaper and more convenient. That’s simply preposterous, as it denies what “everybody knows” is a vast conspiracy to deny people the right to have less efficient and more expensive technologies deployed.

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