Profile

Cover photo
Daniel J. Stern
Worked at Meow
Attended Meow
1,059 followers|583,629 views
AboutPosts

Stream

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Read this.
 
The Yiddish word "chutzpah" means gall and utterly arrogant nerve. It should be re-spelled to "koch-spah" after this news… that the ever-meddlesome Koch brothers are now funding a major campaign against state efforts to ramp up solar energy.  It would be one thing if they limited their attacks to ending tax rebates and minor subsidies for solar and wind… hypocritical, given how much they have benefited from vastly larger oil-gas-coal subsidies, tax breaks and almost free access to resources on public lands. 

No, they are also targeting "net metering" which is the law allowing a homeowner who owns a rooftop solar unit to sell excess power back to the utility.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-solar-kochs-20140420,0,7412286.story#axzz2zSLfKKoM

Please read that again.  The Koch brothers do not want you selling your excess power to the market.  Their beef is with filling energy markets with millions of little-guy producers.  Their "institute" proclaims that its aim is to "preserve the public utility power company concept" -- a state mandated monopoly system in which single companies control all access to energy.  Some enterprise capitalists! Some libertarians!

But let's dig deeper to the heart of it.  WHY are the Kochs (and their Saudi partners) doing this right now?  Because solar energy is taking off.  Because efficiency and durability rates have been skyrocketing, in part because we had the wisdom to use some mild incentives to boost an important new industry, the way US Postal contracts stimulated air travel, in the 1920s, or public roads spurred the rise of the automobile.

Only with this difference: renewable energy systems are improving far FASTER than airplanes or automobiles did, in their nascent days. And more spectacular tech advances loom on the horizon, that they can see coming fast.

Dig it well.  The Kochs would not be doing this if renewables weren't taking off and a looming threat to the brothers' bottom line.  Millions of autonomous citizens, generating and selling their own power is no longer a sci fi pipe dream.  It is coming true fast… and the parasite dinosaurs are bellowing.
The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy.
1
Paul Bishop's profile photo
 
I haven't looked it up but I wonder what Canada's take on this is. Everytime I hear about the Koch brothers and their friends, it always boils down to "A dollar in our pocket must come out of yours because we force you to use our products."
Add a comment...

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Shock, surprise, etc. (NB: the Southern Vancouver, not the Northern.)
The alleged incident occurred in Northeast Vancouver street at around 5:30 on March 10. The girl told police she was walking west on Northeast 28th Street when the driver of a silver or blue car looked at her "strangely,' according to a probable cause affidavit.
1
Add a comment...

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Whoah, whoah, whoah! Hold yer horses, FDA; what are you trying to do, kill the USAmerican Free Enterprise System with burdensome, job-killing voluntary guidelines?! Frankly it's irresponsible even to float the idea of maybe thinking about considering whether to decide if it might be a reasonable thing to talk about. Talk to your children about government overreach before someone else does. If it saves just one job…
2
Ray Matyjasik's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photo
2 comments
 
…is why the FD"A" declined to issue any actual, y'know, like, whatchacallit, regulations. Wal*Mart doesn't want them to.
Add a comment...

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dear #Google  : "Shelfie, the SHared sELFIE theme for Gmail"? No. Eff you. I do not want or need "themes" for my hammer, my screwdriver, my scratch awl, my valve spring compressor, my drill, my saw, my kitchen knives or the tool I use for email.
2
Bill Pusztai's profile photoBrian Bogue's profile photoRichard McAllister's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photo
5 comments
 
+Bill Pusztai that's the best thing I've heard in weeks!
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,059 people
Eric Johnson's profile photo
Baz Dunkley's profile photo
C.R. Krieger's profile photo

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Y'know, no matter how often it's repeated, it's still true.
9
John Witherspoon's profile photoJ.D. Hammond's profile photoRichard McAllister's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photo
17 comments
 
Hate... Hate HATE the stupidity of the minimum lit area bullshit....
freaks out
Add a comment...
 
#Virginmobile  I'm a grownup, so your cutesy longwinded, phony-English-accented voicemail woman is obnoxious, not hep. Options, please.
1
Andy McFerrin's profile photo
 
SYNTAX ERROR

YOU LIKE OUR SPLASH PAGE IMAGE OF YOUNG ADULTS DANCING IT IS FRESH WITH IT AND HIP
Add a comment...

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Al Yankovic "Cleanin' Out the Fridge" and "Burnin' Down the House" have the same number of syllables. I'm just saying, is all. Please, thank you, and you're welcome.
2
David Zatz's profile photoAndy McFerrin's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photoMichael Tumulty's profile photo
5 comments
 
Isn't he just doing rap now?
Add a comment...

Daniel J. Stern

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you know meee? I am so famous! :-) 

(…says Daniel Stern, a Vancouver-based automotive lighting expert who sits on several technical standards development boards in North America and worldwide…)
12
Michael St. Louis's profile photoRichard McAllister's profile photoed roppo's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photo
8 comments
 
Ferris Beuller, you're my hero!
Add a comment...
 
#Nabisco   FTW! This is not the original wholesome/family #Honeymaid  ad from last month; it's a corporate response to the resultant christianist douchenuggetry.
24
2
Eric Karnowski's profile photoV Val's profile photoAndy McFerrin's profile photoDaniel J. Stern's profile photo
16 comments
 
+richard martin I'm not sure I undersrand your comments. 
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
1,059 people
Eric Johnson's profile photo
Baz Dunkley's profile photo
C.R. Krieger's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Meow
Skills
Meow
Employment
  • Meow
    Meow
    Meow
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Meow, Meow, Meow
Story
Tagline
Meow
Introduction
Meow
Bragging rights
Meow
Education
  • Meow
    Meow
Links