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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 12:13 PM
Fair enough, but that doesn't justify the claim he's lying in his remarks on "global warming", or the idea that for him and his ideological ilk "global warming" is simply a political stalking horse dressed in a lab coat to aid them in their quest for a one world, totalitarian government. It only justifies the strong suspicion that he's lying his a** off. ;-)
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 12:07 PM
In epistemology the faculty is called by various names. I believe Reid called it "sympathy". It's our cognitive faculty by which we grant, by default, credence to the testimony of others, and speak the truth ourselves. Skepticism in the absence of validating evidence and lying are cognitive aberrations. And because this is a built in faculty in human beings, it functions in the complex cognitive process, just like our other faculties of perception, reason, memory, etc., do to produce beliefs in us. In the case you cite it appears the number of testimonies received, while each weaker, perhaps, than perception in impacting the conclusion reached, by their very number overwhelmed the normally more relied upon cognitive faculty in the belief formed. It's simply how we're made.
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 11:57 AM
Yeah, but when he was the term wasn't offensive to the American people.
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 11:53 AM
He was a Federalist, but he believed in the Constitution as written, which did not establish a "strong central government", as subsequent US history and legal analysis by such remarkable legal minds as Justice Story demonstrates beyond dispute. Only since the legal doctrine of the Constitution as "a living breathing document" has it been used to suggest it establishes "a strong central government", both ideas mainstays of the political Left in this country, neither of which happens to be true.
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 11:43 AM
Energy production is not a "segment" of the economy except for convenience in economic parlance. Energy production, by which is really meant energy transference, is fundamental to all life! As such, it IS the economy, rather than a segment of it. Obamacare, as extensive as its impact on the economy is very likely to be (estimates ranges as high as 18% of the total economy will be substantially impacted by Obamacare!), pales in comparison to the "fixes" for "global warming" being bandied about by the anthropogenic global warming hysterics; a group that unfortunately includes our current president.
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 11:37 AM
Of all the nonsense surrounding this idea of significant and unique in the history of man global warming, the most dangerous by far was the EPA's certification of CO2 as a pollutant. If we rational people accomplish nothing else the instant Obama leaves office, it must be to force the EPA to reverse that ridiculous and life threatening decision!
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ChuckintheOC Wrote: Nov 30, 2013 11:33 AM
"WJF, I am NOT trying to defend Zero when I say that there IS a difference between a lie and simply being mistaken." Spot on. There are, in fact, several differences, and to ignore them is to engage in slander, which then reflects badly on the person doing it, which then changes the subject, which is something none of us want to do. Better to err on the side of caution. That said, I'm with you and WJF. I don't know Obama lies with regard to global warming, but I suspect he does, given I DO know he lied about Obamacare from evidence of what he knew as early as 2009 that has recently come to light.
Rep. Jared Polis says, "...the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren’t included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights. " Polis? Is that a Martian name? No? What planet are you from, Jared? I swear, there really is nothing so stupid it can't be proposed as a "fix" by a liberal for the latest stupid thing liberals have just managed to implement. It's like watching lemmings for God's sake! One part of you wants to yell out, "Stop!", while the other, wiser part wants to keep mum, and just let them work it out, thereby ridding the region of lemmings. Of course the critical difference between lemmings and liberals is that when lemmings go over the cliff en mass, they're not taking the prosperity potential for my children, grand -children, and great grand-children with them. So just letting them do whatever it is that seems good to them, until they've become extinct, isn't really an option.
"Obama says the American people and the judicial system deserve better." Good, resign...and take Holder with you.
Pat Buchanan asks: "How would new restrictions and reductions on an Iranian nuclear program that has never produced an ounce of weapons-grade uranium, let alone a bomb, threaten Israel, with its hundreds of atom bombs? " Well, it's really rather simple, Pat. Bibbi publically stated, about a month ago, I believe, he "knew" Iran was only six months away from a bomb. Now why should he take your word for it they're much further away than that, and act on it? Are you in a better position to know, having no access to US intelligence, let alone Israeli intelligence, than the man who gets their briefing every morning? So, the reason Bibbi Netanyahu rejects the notion of relaxing sanctions for the next six months while geniuses like John Kerry "negotiate" with Iran on their race to the Bomb is...wait for it...he's not impressed with your pontifications on the status of Iran's nuclear program, and frankly, neither am I. Oh, and before I quit, let me point out to you Netanyahu has NEVER said he wants a war with Iran, despite your remarks to the contrary, nor does he see his course of action with regard to Iran as necessarily leading to war. He just wants them to stop enriching uranium along with a program for verification, to include dismantling their centrifuges. I assume that's what you want as well. You could at least have gotten that much right in your little diatribe.
The American poor have it so rough. Here's a little history lesson for you on the minimum income bracket required to pay income taxes. In 1944, when the standard deduction was first introduced, the minimum tax bracket was $0 -$2,000, and the first standard deduction was 10% of adjusted gross income, calculated for the taxpayer earning less than $5,000 on the 1040 tax form for 1944 (see here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/f1040--1944.pdf). You will note on page two the tax table starts taxing income at $575, which in today's dollars would be about $2,300. That year the tax rate on regular income over $200k ($800k in today's dollars) was 94% (source: http://federal-tax-rates.nationaljournal.com/l/29/1944). Everyone needs to chip in.
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