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The Devil in Global Warming Details

William6382 Wrote: 7 hours ago (2:18 PM)
Change happens over very long periods of time and life on earth adapts. To bring it down to our infinitesimally small life-span, we build our homes and dress ourselves for the weather as the seasons change. We don't try to keep them from changing because most of us recognize the folly of such an effort. Well, except for the "snow birds" who have one house in New York and one in Florida, but that's another story.
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10 Things to Know for Today

William6382 Wrote: 7 hours ago (2:09 PM)
1. Everyone knows that if we export the coal we export the resulting pollution. It's not like the CO2 would get into the atmosphere and end up back here anyway.
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10 Things to Know for Today

William6382 Wrote: 7 hours ago (2:06 PM)
9. OK. If you didn't already know that less physical contact transfers fewer germs than more physical contact here's your sign.
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Mrs. Obama's Desperate Plea

William6382 Wrote: 7 hours ago (1:46 PM)
I think there's passion about the 2014 mid-term elections, just not among the people Mrs. Obama would like for it to be. He has disappointed his radical left base, awakened some of his traditional supporters to his failure to address their needs, and lulled the low information voters into a catatonic state. This does not bode well for turn-out. On the other hand, he has inflamed many of the people who did not turn out in 2012 to vote against him and his party. These people will not make the same mistake this year. Obama will definitely have a legacy, but not one the Democrats will overcome for a long time. That will not prevent them from attempting another historic first in 2016, because gender, race, and balkanization of the electorate are the only campaign tools they have. In a battle of ideas they are unarmed.
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A Bullet a Day Keeps the Doctor Alive

William6382 Wrote: 11 hours ago (9:45 AM)
"Plotts...had been committed to a mental health facility on three separate occasions. Plotts also had a turbulent criminal record that included drug and assault charges and a minimum of four prior gun arrests." Given these facts, there is no way this man could have legally obtained the handgun he used, so any "gun control activist" who tries to use this incident to justify "common sense gun laws" has no common sense
JMG11: After reading two posts in which you referred to "the academy" I feel I should remind you that this was the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, not the US Military Academy at West Point. The students are usually at the O-5/O-6 grade level and many of them are promoted upon graduation or very soon afterward.
I graduated from the US Army War College a couple of years before they were approved to award the Master of Strategic Studies degree. We received a certificate and a hearty handshake. We also had to write a strategy research paper, but it was 50% longer than the one Walsh wrote. We were held to the same academic publication standards as for a thesis. I suppose the reduced requirement combined with his cheating made it inevitable that he would pursue a career as a Democrat politician.
The "protester" sounds like a Montgomery County resident. She can't help herself. There's something in the air there which prevents rational thought.
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What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

William6382 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 11:21 AM
One slight tweak to your recommendation - representatives and senators can serve only one 2 or 6 year term and the congressional session lasts only six months with no additional legislation allowed until a balanced budget is passed.
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What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

William6382 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 11:18 AM
Each question should cause thoughtful readers to formulate a "column" in their minds.
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