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The Devil in Global Warming Details

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 5:07 PM
1. We live in a society that promotes innumeracy and scientific illiteracy. 2. Weather has been a formally quantified, recorded science for only about 130 years. This is a short time in the scope of the Earth. We rely on reasonable and proper extrapolations and interpretations for planet-wide, long-term theories but we really don't know much about multi-century cycles. 3. There is more than a little arrogance in any proposal to affect global weather trends in any lasting or meaningful way; this will not preclude some people from profiting from the attempt. The profiteers will tell you to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain and do not compare anything labeled "green" with the effect of putting one ice cube in a swimming pool. 4. Natural laws have no pity; you can't successfully negotiate with a hurricane. 5. "100 year storms" is a man-made category - if those type of storms occur more frequently it's because the theory that established the category is wrong, not the weather. 6. Generally, conflating weather and climate is either (a) done for nefarious reasons or (b) simple ignorance. The nefarious exploit the ignorant.
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Menstrual Activism

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 4:11 PM
Based on the presentation and your cavalier response I will attempt to clarify: Your casual attitude toward just another item on the grocery store check out belt is a symptom of your lack of reverence for the condition requiring the product and and a greater lack of appreciation for the travails of enlightened and aware females. Since you did not gain this acceptance through certified indoctrination and enlightenment seminars your thoughts on the matter don't count. Therefore, you will have to atone for not shunning the unclean (and their items) by feeling guilty because others have shunned them.
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New Obama EPA Rules Will Devastate Seniors

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 3:59 PM
A person who knows what's best for everybody wants to bring about ideal conditions regardless of any side issues. Any realistic, scientific and technological comprehensive plan for replacing fossil fuel plan would involve decades unless of course, one doesn't care about collateral damage or all those predictable unforeseen consequences. The debacle of incandescent light bulbs is/was minor compared to increased energy costs affecting the price of everything, the components of anything. This multiplier effect will also be in play regarding minimum wage; the combination will be startling.
About five years ago the Vermont government had to pass a "Right to Dry" law to protect those who prefer to hang their laundry to dry outside. The nanny state virus had been infecting the power hungry occupants of various controlling boards and institutions. With New York State as a reservoir, the virus remains persistent and difficult to battle.
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Menstrual Activism

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 12:11 PM
I predict that those who hire employees for real work will screen out candidates who have taken these politically correct, useless courses. They show a significant disregard for using (borrowed) money to purchase value and a total lack of awareness of an ability to control one's own destiny by making decisions to improve one's knowledge and potential.
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A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 11:43 AM
Given objective statistics on mass casualty shootings "gun free" zones are the most dangerous areas in the country. There can be a high degree of confidence that they will be target rich environments with little effective resistance. Regarding police protection: Remember, when seconds count, they're just minutes away.
A fair tax implies removing the social engineering aspects of Congressional power - Congress Critters be greatly diminished if they couldn't bribe people to act through tax credits or be bribed by business interests. What also makes sense is stop being partners with businesses- taxes are based on profits. Taxing gross revenue (between half & 1%) would force all businesses to pay something, lower planning, accounting & legal costs and, if laws re perqs were changed, allow IRS to concentrate on personal income. Businesses could spend what they needed to and concentrate on business instead of tax factors. Why should the government suffer because a business converts profits into losses through international accounting transactions?
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Hollywood Anoints Obama Supreme Leader

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 1:22 PM
In answer to your question about the 40%: 1. A large number of people do not feel the right to vote requires any effort to determine facts and consider effects. 2. Our public schools are not teaching analytical thinking and most colleges are not making up for it. 3. In a system that robs Peter to pay Paul the Democrats have found it easy to create Pauls. The Republicans want to promote the development of Peters. Both Pauls and Peters can vote.
Words have objective, absolute meaning?!? A ridiculous concept. Our beloved Fearless Leaders have built their careers on the use of broad labels, phrases and words that are used in the hope that the hearer will interpret them with assumptions that are not valid but allow the hearer to feel good and believe the speaker agrees with him/her. Words like "diversity", "fairness", "affordable", "change", "inequity", "greedy", "poverty", "middle class", and "rich" have been very useful, none have an objective, common definition in the modern world. How can you expect the current crop of Fearless Leaders to govern if mere words on a piece of paper are allowed to be anything other than subjective guidelines, alterable to most conveniently fit the priorities within an ever changing, evolving environment?
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Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 1:05 PM
Recommended noble animals to be used to replace Native American team names: Raccoons Coon Hounds Gorillas Chimpanzees Monkeys Black Mambas Gila Monsters Bullfrogs Brown Bats
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Here Come the Indian Mascot Killers

Ed52 Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 12:53 PM
Even numbers can offend the perpetually indignant: 666, 13, 69 ...
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