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Um...Hispanics are considered "white". Go look at your state's registered sex offender list. In this state they are listed as "white".
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Environmental Pessimism

S.A.M. Wrote: Jul 20, 2014 1:58 PM
"Global warming won't end civilization" - seems to me the warming has slowed to nearly a dead stop and on a long timescale this part of the historical record won't be noticeable at all. I think we are in a cyclical cooling period/trend similar to the 60's and 70's. And I don't think that's a good thing.
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Killing Marine Life with Ethanol

S.A.M. Wrote: Jul 19, 2014 2:35 PM
They don't count CO2 from biofuels at the tailpipe by international agreement, but it produces just as much, if not more because it needs to be planted as well as harvested. This is something that needs to be fixed; it would be ironic if ethanol/biofuels were responsible for the increase in CO2 over the last 30 years, wouldn't it? https://www.flickr.com/photos/101666925@N02/14603058845/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/101666925@N02/14607205094/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/101666925@N02/14427703889/in/photostream https://www.flickr.com/photos/101666925@N02/14459991211/in/photostream
What he did was right. We need whistle-blowers.
I guess it doesn't surprise me. If I were working for the NSA I'd be reporting the employees that did that, I wouldn't give a hoot what they said - they ought to be fired. It shouldn't be tolerated on any job.
I am against the licensing of bicycles but agree with you on removing trails. That stimulus rewriting by states to include trails as part of the DOT really got my goat. There is no pretending that they're part of the transportation system. All money for transportation needs to be spent on serious transportation issues - not recreation.
Just drop the trails from the highways. They aren't a part of the DOT, I don't care what the states called them in order to get the funding from the stimulus bill. Correct the lie and don't allow any highway funds to be used on trails. Most of them go nowhere and most people aren't going to commute to work because they'll be hot and grimy by the time they get there.
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Reporter Without a Visa at the Border

S.A.M. Wrote: Jul 17, 2014 9:43 PM
Apologies - you are correct - that is the author's position - too many quote marks and I am tired. Mea Culpa
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Reporter Without a Visa at the Border

S.A.M. Wrote: Jul 17, 2014 9:41 PM
That was the author quoting what Vargas said; I don't believe it is the author's position.
It's a reference to the simile - what they're doing is no different than holding up a bank just so they can get a pardon.
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