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Krauthammer Against The Tyrants

Zerubbabel Wrote: 10 hours ago (10:53 AM)
CO2, and other greenhouse gases, absorbs with a very steep peak in the IR. While the sun heats the earth with a very wide spectrum of light, the earth only looses heat at night (on it's dark side) and ONLY in the IR wavelength. In optics it is called a "black body source." The mechanism is reality and is the only thing that keeps the earth from having vast temperature swings as the moon does.
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Why Are The Poor, Poor?

Zerubbabel Wrote: Apr 19, 2014 11:18 AM
Absolutely and totally moronic answer to the question "Why are poor people poor?" In a multitude of different statistics Goodman shows that it is the socialist nanny-state which causes the poor to be poor ... and yet 2000 years before the invention of the nanny-state Jesus told us that the poor will always be with us. I suggest trying to see humanity apart from current Left/Right political conflicts. Try seeing humanity in the continuation of the vast sweep of history.
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Krauthammer Against The Tyrants

Zerubbabel Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 12:05 PM
In creating the argument of environmentalist's propaganda vs conservative's objective truth there is a 600lb gorilla. No where and never in the conservation argument is there ever the concession that the greenhouse mechanism is real. Everybody ignores that crucial point. The debate proper is how much of the atmospheric CO2 is our responsibility and what is the relationship between CO2 and climate. And in conclusion of the debate - do these ratios allow me to continue my high level of consumption? ... or must I conserve to have a clear conscience? I'm afraid that this debate - from both sides - begins with the conclusions.
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And They Call It ... Success!

Zerubbabel Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 11:36 AM
Mr Greenburg, this happy-face facade that you so eloquently describe is not limited to the White-House, or even Democrats, or even politics. It pervades all of our institutions, even corporations. Wherever there is a temporary steward controlling other peoples money he/she will continually paint the happy-face of how great and trustworthy a steward he/she is. The only exception to this, the only time the steward can show a sad face, or hint at the reality of any situation, is when they first take office and blame the departed steward. This exception does come with a time limitation though.
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Earth Daze

Zerubbabel Wrote: Apr 16, 2014 8:37 PM
"poverty... is the real threat to the people of the world." Economic alarmism to divert attention away from environmental alarmism. After all, we have to have some kind of alarmism to avoid the undesireable image of corporate indifference.
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Here's the Real Issue

Zerubbabel Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 8:42 AM
Mr Greenburg, the "real-issue" distinction you make is no distinction at all. The CEO and the politico are both temporary stewards of other people's money - and they both prioritize the getting while the getting is good. Sebelius will soon be gone as will Obama - and even Bezos will eventually pull the rip-cord on his golden parachute. Ironic, isn't it, That you uphold the superiority of meritocracy in the private sector while advocating for the merit of a public sector politico (Christie) - demonstrating the mechanism of meritocracy in the public sector as well as the private.
Couched in an outrage against the leftist media's refusal to call a leftist spade a spade, we find a refusal to call a Righist spade a spade. This irony escapes you Mud. Lets just call a spade a spade shall we?
From the stand point of individualism vs the group, i.e. libertarianism, they are two sides of the same coin. But from the standpoint of political movements (as arvamus stated) they were not. Thewy were quite opposite. The International Brigades were recruited by Communist parties from around the world (including the US) to fight against the Franco Nationalists and the German and Italian Fascists. The lines were drawn quite clearly. It may be an unpleasant truth but fascism arose as a political movement from the Right as a reaction to a massive Leftist movement towards communism. Why the need to rewrite this part of history?
You have rewritten history. Go back to the Spanish civil war to understand that fascism was -from the very beginning- a reaction to communism.
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Secular Ten Commandments?

Zerubbabel Wrote: Oct 31, 2013 2:22 PM
Cultural universals http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_universal
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