Sources: Nature, UN [via Nature]
quote: sadly no money offered to those who can prove man made global warming is a hoax
quote: They have tens of billions of government money in the form of research grants.
quote: There ain't no big business in planting trees
quote: However I could not support this plan at this time there are to many unknown variables that need to be answered before something like this goes large scale.
quote: So even though we have a very limited understanding of our climate and how the world works, we should act now in order to save it, even though we don't know if our actions will have unintended consequences that could leave us in a worse position than when we started?
quote: Your train of logic represents either someone extremely drunk, or extremely narrow minded and retarded.
quote: Your readin between the lines and read something which isn't there. Personally could care less if he's is religious or not. If he's a atheist, so what! I"ll take back what I said about whether or not he's religious. He's religious, the religion of Statism. But, one of the first things in office he did propose to do. Remove the ability to have charitable deductions on your taxes. Who would that harm/impact the most? Why the big fight with the Catholic Church? Or even supporting accussations that the Vactican was involved in money laundring. In the end, a good Marixst with additional training from Uncle Saul. They would know, in order to effect change, one must go into the inside. If religion is the opium of the masses and one wants to effect change on the masses. One place to start is the church.
quote: Marxism, communism, socialism, et al...are just shades of grey. They all have the same base color, grey.
quote: One other food for thought...would someone with Obama's background, allow a Mao Zedong Christmas ornament to be hung on the White House's Christmas tree? Only a band of fellow travlers would!
quote: That's pretty much everyone in America. The number of real, honest to god communists in America is likely among the lowest in the entire world. Other countries have communist parties that you know, really hold office and important positions. They would laugh at a Wall St honey like Obama EVER being called a Marxist.
quote: The thing is you aren't thinking "Marxist" when you or Reclaimer77 calling him a Marxist - you are calling him "left of me".
quote: How about lets not put words in my mouth? He's a Marxist.
quote: Democrats are "left of center". He's so far freaking left of the Democrat party, he's in another zip code.
quote: - drone wars and killing american citizens on secret kill lists
quote: - ACA - hard left wanted single payer, obama went for a sell-out to the insurance industries - market regulation - hard left wanted much more action on new, tough regulations following the economic crisis. Obama instead gave us watered down regulations and policies Goldman Sachs loves (cause well, it was Goldman Sachs people in power)
quote: AND offer more concrete examples of policy decisions where Obama went further than the far left of the democratic party.
quote: Wait, how is this an inherently "right wing" thing? What, because Bush did it so it's "right wing"? Do you even know what right wing means?
quote: Ok you're an idiot.
quote: The ACA is the single biggest expansion of Government power and influence that has EVER been signed into law. It's also the largest tax increase that this country has ever seen. And you don't believe this is "left wing"? Now are there some Democrats who wanted it a different way? Sure. Where your point loses it's credibility is that ALL of the Democratic leadership was for it in it's current form. You know, Pelosi, Reid, nearly the ENTIRE Senate?
quote: You have no integrity, and quite a bit of ignorance.
quote: Class warfare, the politics of envy, and the classic Marxist view of business vs the working class. Whatever you think Obama is, he clearly does NOT believe in what this country was based on and what made it great. He hates Capitalism, except when it favors him and his Cronies. He hates how the free market, not government, can pick winners and losers. He hates that in this country you can become wealthy while so many others aren't (even though he's rich by any measure).
quote: Companies giving him money, hoping he'll keep the Cronyism machine going in their favor, is NOT proof that he isn't a Marxist at heart.
quote: He believes that if you own a business, you didn't build that, the Government built it for you. If you're rich, you got that way by stealing from everyone else. If you're well off, you owe that to the collective whole, not because you earned it.
quote: For anyone to listen to that speech and come away with the notion that he was just talking about roads and bridges
quote: Arrogant, conceited - just a few that come to mind off the top of my head...
quote: He believes that if you own a business, you didn't build that, the Government built it for you.
quote: Let me tell you something. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
quote: Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen
quote: If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
quote: He's NOT speaking about the roads and bridges. I mean, wow, broaden your mind please.
quote: This is NOT the first time he's made comments like this
quote: ExxonMobile spend more than 1 billion on R&D in 2010.
quote: If people around the world start believing in AGW then they will be big losers.
quote: They could never "kill AGW theories". They wouldn't even TRY. That's my point.
quote: And the Saudis? They probably LOVE our AGW theories , as the price per barrel goes up and up and up while we cut back on exploration and drilling.
quote: A billion isn't what it used to be. This would maybe fund two or three studies tops. Studies that wouldn't change anything, wouldn't be reported in the media because any study they fund would be outright rejected based on nothing but association. So what's the point?
quote: No, we'll be the losers!
quote: What if you took 500 square miles of desert and flooded it to depth of 4 feet with seawater.
quote: And many researchers argue that trying to halt manmade warning is a lost cause and a waste of money. Last, but not least, some argue that warming's effects on mankind may not be entirely bad, increasing crop yields in some regions and opening up new resources.
quote: Fixed the comments system by simply putting two numbers with each post: the number of posts who hit "agree" and the number who hit "disagree". That way people can focus on what actually matters: the factuality of the post rather than how popular it is.