Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Are you ready to have robotic drones flying and buzzing overhead, freeing up our streets, so we can have rapid and efficient delivery? We know Amazon and Google have been working on this for awhile now.

And beating them to the punch is Domino’s Pizza in New Zealand who demonstrated a drone delivering pizza. They plan to begin service before the end of this year! How about that, hot and fresh pizza dropping down from the sky? Sounds like the weather forecast is cloudy with a chance of pizza.

Are you ready for our robotic overlords to descend from the skies while pushing out low-skill workers in the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness?

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Ethan Explains EpiPen Hypocrisy

Ethan Explains EpiPen Hypocrisy

Mylan, the maker of the life saving EpiPen, has jacked the price from $100 per pair to over $500 per pair. Yes, the EpiPen that people with severe allergies must carry and change out once per year if not used.

The problem is the CEO, Heather Bresch, got a nice salary raise from just over $2 million per year to $18 million per year in that same time.

Further, she is the daughter of Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

Do as I say, not as I do. And now Mylan is backpedaling.

Our leaders are ripping us off and not leading by example. This is just the latest outrage.

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Ethan Explains Sick At Work

Ethan Explains Sick At Work

Why do you go to work sick (or send your kids to school sick)? We know that rest is important and not making everyone else sick is the thoughtful thing to do. New research shows that lab mice quarantine themselves (looking at you Kaci Hickox).

The question is whether your selfish motives are more important than all of the other people around you. Is that it, are you selfish or is your workplace so competitive that you can never take a day off?

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Ethan Explains Smart Thermal Solar

Ethan Explains Smart Thermal Solar

With all of the talk about how climate change is dire and deadly while President Obama just declared it as, “one of the most urgent challenges of our time.” According to the president and others it is climate change and not terrorism, poisons killing us and bees, or other host of things actually killing us today. What intelligent and simple solutions are being pushed? None, of course.

The smartest and oldest of all is passive or active thermal solar. Did you know that almost anywhere in the United States (or world for that matter) you can install a simple rooftop system for generating most or all of your hot water from the sun, this includes heating your pool in addition to showering, dish washing, and laundry. Further, these systems can be inexpensive to install, like $300-$1000.

Politicians don’t like simple, economical energy efficient solutions because they can’t talk about all the jobs they created or get new billionaires to fund their campaigns through their crony capitalistic ways.

Take a look at some of the these simple Do It Yourself (DIY) solutions and learn more from the Department of Energy:

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Ethan Explains Best Of The Olympics

Ethan Explains Best Of The Olympics

While the 2016 Summer Olympiad continues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, what do you think is the best part so far? I have a comment on ethnic diversity, racism, and a new term for those losers – ethno-superiorist

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Poor People Of Color Subsidize Rich White People – Musk’s Business Plan

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Poor People of Color Subsidize Rich White People – Musk’s Business Plan

Do amazing cars and the promise of cleaner energy justify lower socio-economic classes, particularly of color, subsidizing a white billionaire’s business plan?

Really. I’ve driven the Tesla Model S and there is no question I’d love to drive one daily. My day to day car is more of an electric car for the people, a 2015 Ford Focus Electric. Not my favorite four wheeled vehicle I’ve ever owned, but it does well in stop and go city traffic, plus I have the personal experience for discussion in media. But the whole electric car and solar subsidy business bothers me and it should bother you too.

Recently Elon Musk masterminded Tesla Motors acquiring sister company Solar City and rolling them into one, Tesla. I discussed Elon Musk’s Master Plan Part Deux here.

But an article in the Los Angeles Times, “Solar System: Can Tesla go from sexy car company to clean energy empire?” rubbed me in all the wrong ways. I don’t like this setup for three key reasons: there is no longer a car for the masses, wealthy and upper-middle class (mostly white people) receive the subsidies, and photovoltaic solar isn’t the way to save the world.

No affordable family car

First, Elon Musk’s main goal in his original master plan was to build expensive, high-end cars to fund his empire so he could build “affordably priced family cars.” In Part Deux, he now wants the masses to ride his bus instead of driving a car, since few consider $40,000 (The Model 3) affordable for the average American family when the average annual family income is $53,700. Wealthy people still get to drive a car, but lower income people are required to take mass transit like today, just in one made by Tesla. So his original promise of a car for the people, a volkswagen if you will, is no longer in the works. Is this part of the plan? Shouldn’t lower income people have the choice of taking time consuming mass or the faster individual car?

Subsidies for the wealthy and mostly white

Second, the subsidies go to wealthy and upper-class mostly white people. This is self-evident in Elon Musk himself, on the brink of bankruptcy both personal and business, he received investments from Mercedes but most importantly from you and me. Initially it was a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy from the infamous Solyndra fund. Yes, it was paid back early, but you and I funded Tesla Motors. Then we have the on-going federal ($7,500) and state ($2,500) subsidies for Tesla’s luxury vehicles. After that we have the carbon trading scheme in California in which Tesla sells carbon credits and has made roughly $130 million and Musk is now kvetching that other automakers are taking some of that money.

Here is where it gets worse. The former SolarCity (the combined entity is just called Tesla) is subsidized on the photovoltaic solar panels through tax rebates and through ratepayer subsidies. The problem is all of those rooftop solar subsidies go to commercial building owners and homeowners. According to Trulia’s post “From Own To Rent: Who Lost The American Dream?” wealthy and upper-middle class mostly white people are homeowners. That’s right you have to own a home to get these subsidies, not renters, and homeownership among the wealthy is above 80%, compared to less than 50% for poorer households. And by ethnicity whites receive the greatest subsidy because blacks (61%), Hispanics (66%), and multi-racial (56%) rent far more than whites (34%). Oh, and let’s add in ageism. Young people are over 71% renters and older people are only 24% renters. So young, non-white ethnicities are providing billions of dollars in subsidies to older, mostly white people.

Rooftop solar won’t save the world

Third, photovoltaic solar will not save the world. It is complicated and doesn’t work when the sun sets and works in a diminished capacity when it is cloudy, yet you always want electricity for your refrigerator, lights, air conditioning, electric car charging, and Internet. The Tesla PowerWall violates the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) principle, because you’ve complicated something with a device in-between. We already have a simple answer for clean, renewable, base-load and peak generating power in the form of Geothermal Energy. According to Google and SMU we have such massive potential in the newer generation geothermal plants that we could produce nearly all of our energy simply using the heat already produced inside our planet. But rooftop solar has become a massive and popular jobs program in California under the guise of saving the planet, so you don’t know about that. I have much more on this topic in chapter three of my book Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours.

So, are you one of those people who says that saving the world is a priority? Then rooftop photovoltaic solar is not the best answer, but crony capitalism geared toward wealthy mostly white people is trying to convince you one way, and I am telling you there are better solutions like geothermal.

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Ethan Explains Believe Trump

Ethan Explains Believe Trump

Republican Presidential nominee and billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump continues to make outrageous statements on the campaign trail. He, his campaign, and his surrogates spend days per incident clarifying or explaining away the statements.

It seems like he can’t control himself. And if he would contain himself, the news cycle might actually help him do better instead of what appears to be a continuing downward trend in his numbers. Which of course us #NeverTrump people are happy to see.

Should you believe Trump and how do you think that makes business owners, allies, and enemies feel about the state of things should he be elected?

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Ethan on FNC Election HQ ISIS Jihad during DNC

Ethan on Fox News Channel Election Headquarters ISIS Jihad during DNC

I joined Fox News America’s Election HQ in the early hours of July 27, 2016. The topic was the Democrats not talking about national security and the terror threat during the convention in Philadelphia thus far. I said that we need to prevent the moving story of Lauren Manning on 9/11/2001 and how then Senator Hillary Clinton came to visit her in the hospital.

We need to recognize and directly address that the jihadis are busy attacking Israel, Germany, France, and the USA with machetes, axes, bombs, and trucks.

All while Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson is busy calling Israeli Jews “termites” enabling the jihadis in their quest to kill by dehumanizing, and the lack of censure from the party for his heinous remarks. Also, the Democrats used to side with the Jews and Israel and now side with pro-terror groups on US college campuses leading to an increase in attacks on Jewish students right here in the USA.

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Ethan Explains 1st Night DNC Fact Check

The first night of the DNC convention in Philadelphia, PA is done. The fact checkers at PolitiFact have had time to review and are saying the Democrats (and Republicans commenting) made true or mostly true statements, except Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. This might be a first that the politicians all said mostly true things.

And First Lady Of The United States, Michelle Obama, gave a stirring and emotional speech, the best of the day by far. She has a future in either politics or speechmaking, or both like the Clintons.

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Ethan Explains Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Yesterday Elon Musk released Master Plan Part Deux for Tesla. No question the man is a visionary building on the intersection of science fiction possibilities and technological innovation. However, the devil is in the details.

The plan appears to confirm some of what I wrote a few years ago in my article, “Why Elon Musk is a Poor Person’s Worst Nightmare” and in chapter four of my book Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours

His plan appears to need massive funding, in which he relies heavily on public subsidies. We know this partially because of the discontent over the Tesla Motors acquisition of SolarCity. We also know this because according to the Los Angeles Times, as of one year ago was over $4.9 billion, so the number continues to climb as we subsidize his cars for the wealthy, the solar panels SolarCity installs through tax and ratepayer subsidies, the cap and trade system in California, and the subsidies for his businesses (see Nevada and the Gigafactory).

While he is a brilliant engineer and the cars are amazingly cool, he isn’t succeeding without you and me subsidizing his businesses and thus him. And now his plan does not include a car for the masses, instead he wants you to ride his new electric mini-bus. If we are going to subsidize him, shouldn’t he focus on a product for all of us and not just wealthy homeowners?

What do you think?

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