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The Drought, and GMO Crops

Tom112 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 6:30 PM
There is so much idiocy and paranoia on this thread that I weep for our future. Have ANY of you nitwits taken a biochemistry class? Were ANY of you paying attention in science class. Your digestive system reduces proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to usable amino acids, sugars, and simple tri-glycerides. Your gut doesn't give a hoot what the specific protein linkeage is. The proteases simply digest all comers. All that GMO crops do is add a few new and/or differenct enzymes (for you dummies, those are protein sequences) to the mix. There has been no reproducible evidence that GMO foods have ill effects, and there won't be. If you understood any Biochemistry you would know that. Sheesh.
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The Roberts Opinion: It's Not All Bad

Tom112 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:44 PM
Flat, Do you really believe it's that simple? If congress can mandate benefits for "free", why in the world stop with the ones you listed. Why not mandate a $500k/year guaranteed income? Why not mandate vacations in the Bahamas every year? Why not wave the economic magic wand and pronounce, 'there shall be no more poverty'? The scary thing is that I think there are a lot of liberals who DO believe such actions are possible and that the only reason we haven't achieved that Utopia is the evil machinations of the Koch brothers. Earth to Flat, if it is that simple don't you think the nation of Mali or Sudan would have chosen Utopia?
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Obama's Frugality, and Other Myths

Tom112 Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 12:09 AM
You've hill the mark here. It is important to remember that the only group consistently opposed to the huge spending increases back in 2007, 2008, and 2009 were the 'Conservative House Republicans' so demonized by the MSM.
Polls should be treated with skepticism because there is always a gap between what people think, and what they are SUPPOSED to think. The political correctness gap, if you will. Coverage of the Tea Party by the MSM has been pretty uniformly hostile. A pollster then makes the phone call: Are you for or against the (racist) Tea Party? There are a lot of people who give the answer they are SUPPOSED to give.
Thank you Mitch! I've been reading comments for alternative energy articles for years and yours is the FIRST that understood enough about the subject to write a sensible response. We don't consume energy since energy is neither created or destroyed. Instead, we consume neg-entropy, the "orderliness" in the energy. The problem with the renewables is that the starting point for harvesting is a relatively DIS-ordered state. This means that the renewables are INHERENTLY much more difficult to exploit in a price competitive way.
Good question nkris. I recommend you put it to the pres himself. Here is what he said just last week to the Russian President Medvedev: "I will have more FLEXIBILITY after my election."
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Shooting in the Dark

Tom112 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 11:18 PM
"Key" in what sense. Your statement might be completely true, and still be completely irrelevant. People have words with other people all the time, and often those words lead to further consequences. What are we therefore supposed to do? Is Zimmerman, the tutor of poor black kids, somehow guilty of something grievous merely because he spoke up about his suspicions? If we are to choose a "key" moment, and if we believe the witnesses, perhaps that moment is the physical assault by Trayvon on Zimmerman.
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They Don’t Know Us

Tom112 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 10:55 PM
Your argument is that "someone" mentioned the interview was with Zinn, and since that turned out not to be true, Prager is a liar. I kind of think you're making Prager's point.
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The Democrats' Election Forgery Racket

Tom112 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 10:34 PM
What you actually mean is that there have been only a few CONVICTIONS for voter fraud, and you have inferred from that fact that fraud is very rare. Let's see how that line of argument holds up. For instance, in Mozambique's last election the President for Life was elected overwhelmingly, and there were no convictions for voter fraud. You get the point. In any situation where voter fraud is a serious problem, the government itself is complicit in the fraud, and suppresses investigation. What we have right now are very troubling anecdotes and a curious resistance by Democrats to commonsense safeguards. Dems may not have noticed, but Republicans are intensely aware of the shenanigans in Mn. that gave the 60th seat to Al Franken.
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