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Jim B.: “The donation page you frequently link to puts me off when the suggested amount starts at $1,000. It doesn’t seem democratic. Makes my $20 donation feel cheap!”
☞ The main DNC donation page starts at $10. Until we outlaw big money in politics — as we desperately should — my focus has of necessity been on “major donors” and so have a page that notifies me who’s given so I can send my thanks. Out of laziness — or perhaps wishful thinking — I just use that same page here. It welcomes contributions of any size in the “other” box, whether $20 or $200,000.
Tim Couch: “What ever happened to Borealis’ other assets? Like iron ore?”
☞ Good question. Their iron ore hopes proved to be pipe dreams . . . though they still own deposits that could in some century prove valuable.
Their other efforts — all high tech — is largely dormant while they try to make a fortune from WheelTug (that could fund the rest many times over).
WheelTug, while speculative, is very much real. A great deal of talent and effort are working to make it happen. Fingers tightly crossed.
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It was only 80 years from the time Darwin published ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES until we detonated the first nuclear bomb. In the lifetime of one person, we went from figuring out where we came from to figuring out how to get rid of ourselves.~Paleontologist Jack Horner
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