I guess it's the Gen X age of entitlement. They feel they deserve everything given to them for free.
Can't deny she has great energy and passion for what she believes. But she doesnt seem to be able to control the energy yet nor look at strategies that are more realistic.
When she tosses out hyper left ideas or overreach and even theoretical worst case scenario simulations, it just makes good points appear lame as they may come from the same general arena.
That's why there are a lot of legislators though, mute excess... Perhaps after a year or so, she will reign it in a bit.
That said, I'm not busting "her"... Just wish she'd tone down the approach. Seeing young people that motivated about politics and "helping" our country is awesome. She took her shot, at a moment in history when folks wanted new people with new ideas and it worked. 6 years ago, heck, 6 years from now, it may not have worked. Agree or disagree with her, she had the ovaries to put herself on the line and run.
I work in wind and there simply is not enough cranes or manpower to ramp up the amount of production that is needed.
If I remember right wind will only make up 7% of our energy needs by 2020.
Welcome to the future.
Auto repair shops will go away. A gasoline engine has 20,000 individual parts. An electrical motor has 20. Electric cars are sold with lifetime guarantees and are only repaired by dealers. It takes only 10 minutes to remove and replace an electric motor.
Faulty electric motors are not repaired in the dealership but are sent to a regional repair shop that repairs them with robots. Your electric motor malfunction light goes on, so you drive up to what looks like a Jiffy-auto wash, and your car is towed through while you have a cup of coffee and outcomes your car with a new electric motor!
Gas stations will go away. Parking meters will be replaced by meters that dispense electricity. Companies will install electrical recharging stations; in fact, they've already started. You can find them at select Dunkin Donuts locations.
Most (the smart) major auto manufacturers have already designated money to start building new plants that only build electric cars.
Coal industries will go away. Gasoline/oil companies will go away. Drilling for oil will stop. So say goodbye to OPEC!
Homes will produce and store more electrical energy during the day and then they use and will sell it back to the grid. The grid stores it and dispenses it to industries that are high electricity users. Has anybody seen the Tesla roof?
A baby of today will only see personal cars in museums.
The FUTURE is approaching faster than most of us can handle.
In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. Who would have thought of that ever happening?
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 5-10years and, most people don't see it coming.
Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later, you would never take pictures on film again? With today's smart phones, who even has a camera these days?
Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a time, before it became way superior and became mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen again (but much faster) with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Forget the book, "Future Shock", welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Software has disrupted and will continue to disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
UBER is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world! Ask any taxi driver if they saw that coming.
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.
Ask Hilton Hotels if they saw that coming.
Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.
This year, a computer beat the best Go-player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
In the USA, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM's Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for right now, the basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So, if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% fewer lawyers in the future, (what a thought!) only omniscient specialists will remain.
Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, its 4 times more accurate than human nurses.
Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.
Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars are already here. In the next 2 years, the entire industry will start to be disrupted. You won't want to own a car anymore as you will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it you will only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving. The very young children of today will never get a driver's license and will never own a car.
This will change our cities, because we will need 90-95% fewer cars We can transform former parking spaces into parks.
1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide including distracted or drunk driving. We now have one accident every 60,000 miles; with autonomous driving that will drop to 1 accident in 6 million miles. That will save a million lives plus worldwide each year.
Most traditional car companies will doubtless become bankrupt. Traditional car companies will try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
Look at what Volvo is doing right now; no more internal combustion engines in their vehicles starting this year with the 2019 models, using all electric or hybrid only, with the intent of phasing out hybrid models.
Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla and so they should be. Look at all the companies offering all electric vehicles. That was unheard of, only a few years ago.
Insurance companies will have massive trouble because, without accidents, the costs will become cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move farther away to live in a more beautiful or affordable neighborhood.
Electric cars will become mainstream about 2030. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.
Cities will have much cleaner air as well.
Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean.
Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning impact.
And it's just getting ramped up.
Fossil energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that simply cannot continue - technology will take care of that strategy.
Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any Disease. There are dozens of phone apps out there right now for health purposes.
WELCOME TO TOMORROW ? it actually arrived a few years ago.
Anyone heard from Al Gore lately? I'm driving in 30 miles on ice, in "Sunny California"!
Agreed though, she is a nutcase.
Their parents that didn't raise them are to blame.
She is NOT Gen X. She is a millenial.
"Do any of these people realize that when you plug your Prius in to recharge, the electricity is coming from a coal burning plant."
Priuses run off of gasoline and do not have a "plug." They have an electric motor that is powered by batteries that are charged by the gasoline motor which also runs the car when the batteries get low enough or when you drive faster than the electric motor can propel the car. Said batteries are also charged by the motor being engaged during coasting downhill or to stop, which is why the Prius gets such good gas mileage.
Sounds like we might as well get out all the fossil fuels that we can now, since there will be no use for them in the near future. So why does the left worry about using them all up with extra drilling and mining??
Unsupportable idiocy from a BU grad who had to work as a bartender; probably because every 'real' employer realized she was a totally vacuous idiot.
In New York, the chickens are coming home to roost.
Looks like Margaret Thatcher was right; sooner or later, socialists run out of other people’s money. In New York’s case, they are running out of people to loot who still create wealth rather than vote for a living.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a dramatic drop in state income tax revenue of $2.8 billion, which he says will prompt him to revise his 2019-20 budget and reconsider spending on schools, health care and repairs to roads and bridges.
It’s all the fault of Trump and his dastardly tax relief package.
Cuomo said the law’s cap on deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000 was to blame and suggested it is, anecdotally, triggering high-earners to leave New York.
If this were a sitcom, the laugh track would kick in here and run for the rest of the story. High earners are leaving New York, all right — because greedy moonbats like Andrew Cuomo are driving them out. Cuomo has explicitly stated that nonleftists are not welcome in New York.
“At this point there is no doubt that the budget we put forward is not supported by the revenues,” Cuomo said at a State Capitol news conference. “It’s as serious as a heart attack.”
Actually, it’s much funnier than a heart attack — at least for those of us who have managed to escape from New York.
When it stops being funny is when radicalized Democrats like New York’s AOC manage to take Venezuela on the Hudson nationwide.
Cuomo said that he and his administration are blameless. He said the continued exodus of residents from the state and a temporary millionaire’s tax created in 2009 to contend with the Great Recession (but which he’s extended since then) are not contributing factors.
You might hope that Cuomo would accept responsibility, learn from his mistakes, and mend his Big Government tax & spend ways. But no; he proposes extending the “temporary” millionaire’s tax for another 5 years, while using accounting gimmicks to pretend he is keeping spending increases under a 2% cap.
Not the case at all. The speaker spent a lot of time on the history of Aldo L's professional work and his Sand County property.
Stated point blank he felt environmentalists needed to respect hunters and their immense impact on shared goals. I about fell out of my chair. He went on to discuss the funding of conservation flowed from licenses and the PR excise taxes.
This guy is an associate professor, PhD, of English at our college. This all took place within a few miles of both an Interstate and a Wal-Mart. Go figure!