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St Michael the Archangel Versus Al Gore

chicaree Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 5:51 PM
Its an insult only to those who believe that Al Gore doesn't know what he is talking about. He does and soon there will be no doubt that he and the thousands of climate researchers are correct. By then the planet is going to be in real distress, and population unrest will follow. Its already plainly in view. Add up the costs of these extreme weather events, billions for the drought, billions for each of the super hurricanes, billions for the flooding. Expenses to dredge the Mississippi river because the water is so low they had to shut down barge traffic between Cairo Illinois and St Louis. The forest fires that raged through the southwest and Colorado....just a taste of what is coming.
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St Michael the Archangel Versus Al Gore

chicaree Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 4:16 PM
"despite cooling trends like the one we're in now". Where's that research published? What peer reviewed journal can I find that?
Scientists warned extreme weather events would become much more common as climate change kicks in.. 2012 was the warmest year on record as a result there evaporation and more moisture in the air that comes down as extreme rain and snow. You don't mention the souther tier of the US in your column that has had 70 -80 degrees in January and February. Its only the northern tier of states being hammered with the extreme snow. The drought continues across much of the bread basket of America. Farmers are in a world of hurt. Hay is high because of drought. cattle farmers selling off the stock. Crops failing because of heat and drought. You are fools that listen to fossil fuel funded propaganda.
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

chicaree Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:11 PM
When republicans are willing to step up and provide for those unwanted children of mothers who cannot afford them, who are not in a stable relationship to nurture a child, or simply do not want the child. If the mother is saying I cannot care of this infant, then who does care for it, the government. Only when you decide to spend more money on that 40% that you call "feeding off the government", can republicans speak with authority about making unwilling mothers bear children they cannot care for.
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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

chicaree Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 8:04 PM
Peter Gleick's forgery was posing as a contributor to the Heatland insitute and asked to see their financial records. Hungry for money they forked it over and it provided details on how they were funding scientists to produce research that climate change was not happening. Gleick was removed from his job, a hearing was held and he was reinstated. The documents proved that scientists were paid to produce faulty science. There are so few scientists that even question climate change now is VERY VERY few and are paid to question it as well.
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A Fiscal Fix or Another Fix

chicaree Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:51 PM
Where is the outrage over the ear marks the congress added to the fiscal cliff bill. You think the one thing members of Congress, Republican and Democrat alike, agreed on is that they were fed up with loopholes and giveaways and pork? Sugar producers, movie makers, NASCAR operators, railroads and Goldman Sachs all benefited generously from a variety of tax credit extensions tucked into the legislation that amount to more than $200 billion. That includes a sweetener of hundreds of millions for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for rum produced in the islands and imported to the mainland. It includes the extension of a tax subsidy for film and TV companies, as long as 75 percent of production occurs in the US. Its both parties!
There are things both parties are going to have to swallow to move the country forward. First climate change IS real and its already getting costly, sandy's cost was in the billions, the mid west drought cost billions, Its so dry now the mississippi river is so low that barge traffic is being halted from Cairo Illinois to St Louis. The Joplin Tornado was billions. Recovery from a recession is going to throttled down with costs like that. No you can't point to each and every one as being tied to climate change but there certainly is a pattern emerging. And the Arctic is melting, as evidenced that the oil companies are starting to drill up there Yea more oil, yes more warming and disasters.
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Good Guys With Guns

chicaree Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:58 AM
Look at what research says about gun violence and good guys with guns. "A team led by Dr. Arthur Kellermann of Emory University conducted a survey of 388 homes that had experienced homicides. (1) They found that 76.7 percent of the victims were killed by a spouse, family member or someone they knew, and there was no forced entry into the home. Strangers comprised only 3.6 percent of the killers meaning only 3.6 percent were ruled legally excusable homicide (that is, self-defense).
Where will they go? Europe, Australia and New Zealand... all have higher taxes than here. Go to Central or South America, I hope they are in good health or they will be like Cesar Chavez who flies to Cuba for treatment.
One more point on the multimillionaire aries in this country. The repubican argument is they are small business owners that need to be protected. This is 2011 data and that year was one of early recession years. The report also broke down today’s millionaires by occupation and former occupation if retired. Managers make up the largest group, with 17%, followed by educators (12%), corporate executives (7%), entrepreneur/business owners (6%) and attorneys and accounts. NOTE the entrepreneur business owners are only 6% of the total of million aires. This is from spectrum data, real research and not opinion which is what the Town Hall columnists present.
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The GOP and Round Two

chicaree Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 3:32 PM
There right now are over 400 MULTI BILLIONAIRES in this country today. Then there are just the plain ole filthy rich that are worth millions. This data comes from 2011 According to Spectrem, There are now 1,078,000 households worth $5 million or more and about 107,000 people worth $25 million or more.there are now 8.6 million households in the U.S. with a total net worth (minus principal residence) of $1 million or more. However, the number of households worth $5 million or more and $25 million or more also remained fairly flat, with growth of less than 2%. The things the republicans push is for more of the same transfer of wealth to the top fat cats.
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