President-to-be Obama's Economic Plan
I hope President-to-be Obama realizes --
(a) Congress has the Constitutional right to simply create the money needed for his plan.
(b) The plan should focus on programs that will create real wealth -- and
(c) The government should immediately switch to double-entry bookkeeping which will mean expenditures on wealth-producing assets need not be expensed immediately -- they can be expensed in accordance with a dedicated depreciation schedule. All sensible businesses use double-entry bookkeeping and depreciation schedules. Without proper accounting, the business managers would never know the financial status of the enterprise.
(d) I suggest we start with a comprehensive natonwide water reclamation program which will include nuclear desalination plants along both coasts, and an interstate network of pipes to bring the water where it is needed. The pipes could be under, over and next-to our highways and byways.
(e) A well run program could easily pay for itself many times over by the prodcution and sale of food.
In a breakthrough for nuclear fusion research, scientists at China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor have produced temperatures necessary for nuclear fusion on Earth.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- Still, scientists have many other obstacles to pass before fusion technology becomes a viable energy source.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The 116th Congress is set to break records in term of diversity among its lawmakers, though those changes are coming almost entirely from Democrats.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
- Those changes come almost entirely from Democrats; Republican members-elect are all white men except for one woman.
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