No,I am not referring to that ship. I am referring to a ship I was on a number of years ago. But that one you referred to, along with its "rescue" Chinese ship that also got trapped in the ice was indeed interesting. Reason they got trapped was because of the excess of ice that was melting and breaking up. Where do you get your information?<quoted text>
Are you referring to the ship that just the other month went to the Antarctic? Where the "tourists" that actually were a scientific contingent that went there to prove global warming and that the ice was retreating but they got trapped in the rapidly advancing ice sheet and required rescue? Rescue from fossil fuel transportation because wind, solar, and hydro energy is light years away from replacing good old fashioned oil. You really need to stop allowing the left to spoon feed you with their bullshit Jacques. I honestly think you're smarter then that. You are way to trusting of government and the players that put their faith in it. Government is made up of people just like corporations are, and have their own agenda to support their interests. They are usually way more incompetent then the private sector is the big difference. Just look at Kathleen Sebelius for example. Just yesterday she stated she doesn't even know where the 7 million number originated regarding how many needed to sign up and pay for Obamacare insurance when she was the person that first made the statement back in September of last year.
Corporation and private sector big shots are less incompetent, smarter even than gov't people? Really? Then how do you explain the discomfiture of the once world-reigning big Three, the bailout of the banks and brokerage houses and Ma Mortgage that were run by these supposedly smarter people? Lehman Brothers, all these "smart" guys, heard of them?
Obamacare. You're grabbing at straws. First, it was the lousy informatics set-up, nothing to do with the plan itself, good or bad, but now, it seems to be heading out of choppy waters. As I told Rogue, come back in 2 years or so and ask the American people how they like Obamacare and you'll see, bad as it is, it's still better than the alternative, best doctors,labs, hospitals in the world, almost half the population could not afford them or their insurance cmpanies would turn them down. Yes, Obamacare is bad, the laughing stock of countries with real health care, i admit it, but as I just said, it sure beats the alternative, namely what you had before.
I'm not allowing the left or the right to spoon feed me anything. I try to be informed from both sides and come to my own conclusions, which is something you are unable to do, so super glued are you to the far right. But, tell you what, had I to spend a year on a desert island with just one person, and I had a choice between a lefty and a righty, I'd pick the one with the gray matter, the left guy. He's also turn out to be more interesting, carry more culture and be witty. All qualities sadly lacking on the right.
As to new technologies like wind, solar power, hydrogen, etc, yes, they are more expensive. But so were cars compared to horses at the beginning of the 20th century. Guess who won out? You'll have the same with new technologies and they're closer than you think.