quote: bums that throw your trash out on the ground , regardless where you are at the time or you [throw] your cigarette butts out your car while driving
quote: Enough denial already!These scientists are trying to understand out world and perhaps save it along with the idiots who can't (or won't) understand the science!
quote: we would have federally subsidized elections
quote: Conservatism has damn near destroyed the country.
quote: And damn those progressives, amirite!?! I long for the good old days when you could work children 14 hours/day in sawmills and drag people to death from a horse because they don't pray to jeeeeeesus enough.
quote: Do you really know what early 20th century progressives did? Prohibition. Woodrow Wilson said in a speech to Union school teachers that they needed to isolate the best, few in number, and the workers, great in number.
quote: You idiot. Its liberal trolls...
quote: Stop it. Obama leans right on most of his domestic policy. Puts far too much faith in coorporations, as shown during the healthcare debate, the oil spill, etc. Even domestic policy, he leans moderate.
quote: Its funny to point out, but if Ronald F'ing Regan ran today, he would run as a Democrat, as no ex-Union, Hollywood establishment political figure could ever run on a Republican ticket. Fact is, over the past 20 years, the Republican party has jumped off a cliff.
quote: Nevermind the fact the other side refuses to play ball, forcing 60 vote supermajorities on EVERYTHING, forcing bad bills to get passed because of the extra votes needed. As such, you get bad bills that no one is happy over, which benifits the party which did absolutly nothing to contribute except to force bills they themselves would be happy to pass.
quote: You really enjoy showing how much you don't know. Try reading up on Reagan and you might, if you let go of your ideological blinders, find Reagan would be right of the Republicans and very disappointed with their move way left. Even JFK would be to the right of today's Republicans.
quote: You neocon morons would crucify Ronnie if here were to run today.
quote: Restore the constitution to being based on Christianity, as it was originally written
quote: +Restore the constitution to being based on Christianity, as it was originally written
quote: +Deregulate the stock market
quote: Religion MUST be kept separate from Government--at all costs.
quote: actually, no, that is not fact, it's still being debated.
quote: The only open question is how big oil like BP is able to warp so many minds.
quote: "The discovery of the ridge has raised new questions about whether the current loss of ice from Pine Island Glacier is caused by recent climate change or is a continuation of a longer-term process that began then the glacier disconnected from the ridge," said Jenkins.
quote: These scientists are trying to understand out world and perhaps save it along with the idiots who can't (or won't) understand the science!
quote: Perhaps you're willing to pay for that extreme expense, but I'd rather go with relatively cheaper carbon taxes and upfront clean energy costs.
quote: Ask Spain how much "relatively cheaper" carbon taxes are
quote: The Spanish government is set to enforce a cut of 30% in subsidies for existing solar photovoltaic plants following a meeting with solar industry bodies Wednesday, a source at the Spanish Photovoltaic Industry Association (ASIF) said Thursday.ASIF external relations manager Thomas Diaz told Platts Thursday that Spanish Energy Minister Pedro Luis Marin Uribe told a range of industry associations Wednesday that existing PV plants would have their subsidies cut by 30% while any new large scale plants would have their tariffs cut by 45%.Smaller scale roof installations would lose 25% of their existing subsidy while installations with a generating capacity of less than 20 KW will have 5% taken from their tariff, according to Diaz.
quote: The government has been looking to cut renewables support to bring the growing "tariff deficit" under control. This is the difference between the cost of power, including feed-in tariffs, and lower tariffs that the country's power utilities continue to offer under the so-called "tariff of last resort" and the "social tariff" for vulnerable and low income customers. The higher cost of renewable power is helping to drive up the deficit .
quote: Ask Spain how much "relatively cheaper" carbon taxes are.
quote: I am unwilling to spend a dime on a science which refuses to act like a science. If man-made global warming is so true, then why suppress dissenting viewpoints, refuse to acknowledge legally binding freedom of information requests, and refuse to debate in an honest open forum this issue? True science welcomes dissenting viewpoints and debates. Until I see the AGW science act like real science, I am unwilling to spend any money on it all.
quote: The problem in Spain is that they created a jobs bubble with their renewable energy buildout. (And their much larger problem was with the same housing bubble that America is coming out of.) Note that I said clean energy in my previous post, rather than renewable energy. Spain focused on wind and solar. I think we should focus on nuclear, nuclear, and more nuclear. And wind where it's always absurdly windy, like here in Kansas. Individuals and businesses can do solar on their rooftops if they want, and at their own expense. I don't think there should be much in the way of subsidization for clean energy. I just think carbon should be taxed to reflect its real economic impact up front and as we use it. That would more or less level the playing field between the leading energy source choices.
quote: The worldwide production of uranium in 2009 amounted to 50,572 tonnes, of which 27% was mined in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia are the top three producers and together account for 63% of world uranium production. Other important uranium producing countries in excess of 1000 tonnes per year are Namibia, Russia, Niger, Uzbekistan, and the United States.
quote: That being said, that still fails to address the "car" problem [I've been yelling for Hydrogen for 20+ years now].
quote: Let the free market worry about the cost because not only will it do it 100x better than any fed agency
quote: You obviously haven't been paying much attention lately. The public sector wages are about 30% higher than average private sector wages.
quote: The private sector has an incentive to always look for ways to cut costs, increase efficiency, and find ways to make things bigger and better.
quote: The public sector is often held back due to unionized labor, higher wages and benefits to do the same job, and there is no incentive to cut costs because all they do is go back to congress and ask for more money.
quote: You don't go $1.5T dollars in deficit in 1 year by being efficient and making things cheaper than the private industry.
quote: And...that proves what exactly? Money to the people = growing economy = higher taxes collected.
quote: Really? I thought they just laid off workers by the dozen until overhead dropped...Name me one company that has decreased operating costs during this recession in ways OTHER then laying off workers? The high unemployment rate is basically proof that private business in unable, or unwilling to adapt.
quote: Seeing as how this massive flooding you speak of will not be effecting any "farmers" for thousands of years, I really don't see much sense in "nipping this in the bud, ASAP"....
quote: Of course, you have an idea in your head, and will ignore any evidence otherwise. I still remember the SO2 debates back in the 70's, where people like you argued Acid Rain an imposibility...
quote: So because a disaster might strike you believe we should all be taxed?
quote: Do you even know what insurance is for?
quote: So you'd rather pay big bucks to modify the climate with unknown consequences to the future of the planet?
quote: Geez, don't you climate change people ever get tired of this crap? You act as if the world has been a constant forever and that we've never had periods warmer than today, and that we've never had an ice age or two.
quote: I get the idea that you would like the temperatures and climate to stay the same forever as it is right now....but that's not going to happen, and blaming it on SUV's, eating meat, drive-thru's, big houses and capitalism isn't going to fix it either.
quote: In fact, there is nothing to fix. Live life, adapt, quit whining, and just leave people the hell alone. You want to live a certain lifestyle, then good for you, go do it. But let me live mine as i see fit.
quote: This is like 3rd grade science, when we put the ice cube in the glass of water and see what happens to the level of water in the glass.
quote: Poor analogy, as in your example, you are adding more water [in the form of Ice] into the system.
quote: Measurements were taken during summer months and further cherry picked to fit into our agenda.
quote: especially if the supply runs out [Which it is
quote: "We do not know what kick-started the initial retreat from the ridge, but we do not know, that it started some time prior to 1970," said Jenkins. "
quote: "We do not know what kick-started the initial retreat from the ridge, but we do know, that it started some time prior to 1970," said Jenkins. "
quote: In addition, the increased melting seems to be the primary cause of "persistent ocean freshening"