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Why We Are Moving Toward a Recessionary Era, and Why Keynes is Being Exhumed

Commented Jun 12, 2010 at 15:26:07 in Business

“Debt is actually our biggest problem.

Debt in the 1920's caused the Depression. People borrowed too much money to fund their soaring stock purchases, stocks were soaring in the twenties, people wanted more of the action, borrowed too much, it all bubbled up and burst.

Sound familiar?

Spending too much as a country and definitely spending too much as an individual and as a member of a family can be paralyzing and overwhelm a country/individual/ family.

Especially, particularly, when Debt is involved.

Don't be a slave. Don't borrow from the future.

Better to not keep up with the other guy, the so called model of success, and feel like a loser, feel unsuccessful because you seemingly have less than the other guy.

Because you are never the loser and always smart if you don't compare yourself to those who you really don't fully know.

And you stay a winner when you stay true to yourself, your family, your country, and Your Bottom Line.

And when you stay clear of Debt.”

LiteSleeper on Jun 12, 2010 at 16:36:17

“NO. The real problem, just like today, is that corporations weren't paying their workers high enough wages to afford the junk they were making. Sound familiar? Why do you think they came up with credit in the first place? You'll always find that in periods where Big Finance is out of control, workers wages' do not keep up with inflation and so corporations resort to ever exotic financial means to dole out debt to their employees to enable them to buy their junk. It's really much easier just to increase wages, but we have the Apostles of Greed as our captains of industry. They aren't the smartest bunch or long term thinkers.”

Maxine on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:55:40

“I believe debt for certain purchases were at one time helpful to the economy until the credit card companies figured out ways to make it impossible for individuals to pay down credit card debt. I understand late fees and interest rates. However, when fees and interest become usury and eat up the payment or make it impossible for individuals to make the payments and late fees it becomes a never ending struggle. Consumers become more than just consumers and customers to companies but instead become "debtors" and "serfs" to corporations.”

mheister on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:55:23

“Where were you when Bush II needed your advice in January 2001???”

SupremeIdiot on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:49:40

“Pure BS.

What happened in the twenties is similar to what has happened with the neocons of the last 30 years. Taxes were cut, money was put into big pockets and they spent wildly on speculative, risky ventures, taking the small middle class with them. A lack of regulation allowed this to go unchecked and allowed stock purchases on small margin. Large government spending along with an increase in taxes and regualtion got the country back on track and it will this time too.

Keeping debt low is a good thing for an individual or a family because they are not run on a fiat system. You cannot equate governments to family finances or even corporate finances. Governments are meant to check corporations and capitalism. Governments are meant to keep economic stability. Some times this means acruing debt in order to stimulate the financial systems to lend money or more directly to create capital for individuals or businesses in order to purchase needed goods or create jobs. After the financial crisis is over the debt is recovered through and increase in revenues. The revenues come from jobs created and from income going up.

Come on people, let's learn something about our economic system before we spout off.”

givesflack on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:41:39

“What is Blankfein etal privately thinking about themselves- " I deserve every penny I lost in the financial meltdown and all the money the FED can transfer to our accounts". That's what they are thinking. You're thinking, "debt is my fault and I owe every penny that's charged interest on me". That same debt people use to keep up with the cost of living? Is that what you are saying simpleton- debt that is the tool of baks/corporations to force the citizens to borrow because income has fallen behind prices for thirty years of free market engineering. Banks are holding onto the capital that was transfered to them under Bush forcing us further into indebtedness while handing our own money away to those who withhold investment of our own money. We have been taken in a soft coup de tat and you think that paying the CCs off will make life easier? Are you reta_rded? "Paying your debt off" denial won't protect you while only handing these banks even more of our wealth. That's what I'm thinking.”

bspinozanow on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:38:40

“Globalization and "free trade" are our biggest problem. Enfeebled our productive foundation. Unfettered financial speculation, the casino economy, right up there with it.”

kmswriter on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:31:46

“Too late - bushco saw to that - we can only dig our way out this time by govt creating jobs - corps won't - so stop with the "its all our fault" - that headline is OLD!”

jamenta on Jun 12, 2010 at 15:30:01

“>> Debt is actually our biggest problem.

Corporations and the obscene wealth inequality is our biggest problem.”
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Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Commented Jun 12, 2010 at 12:57:00 in Media

“Time For Women Problem Solvers”
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Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Commented Jun 12, 2010 at 12:55:14 in Media

“As Rome Burns, Obama Poses”
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Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Commented Jun 12, 2010 at 12:52:49 in Media

“Business Women Become Power Players”
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Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Commented Jun 12, 2010 at 12:28:18 in Media

“Women Rule During Oil Spill”
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Help, I Need a Five-Word Speech for the Webby Awards!

Commented Jun 11, 2010 at 21:12:42 in Media

“Post Racial America Is Here.”

Manchesterian on Jun 12, 2010 at 00:10:44

“Here where?”
Has President Obama Made It Tougher for Other Black Candidates?

Has President Obama Made It Tougher for Other Black Candidates?

Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 01:35:05 in Politics

“I am now officially declaring, with no real authority other than being a citizen of this country and a member of the human race, that I am now Post Racial.

And it is my opinion that because of the Monster of a Hole that has not been fixed in 50 days, we now are a Post Racial Country.

I will no longer refer to people by their color. I will notice someone's color like I notice, say, that they are wearing a green shirt rather than a blue shirt. And then I will quickly throw that observation aside and concentrate on less superficial matters.

I think no one should ever put loyalty and identification with race over what is right and true.

Goodbye to Affirmative Action. Goodbye to believing that one race is superior to the other, that one race has been victimized more than another race.

All have fallen short. Since Adam and Eve, Abel and Cain.

What is important is how hard someone works, how well educated they work toward becoming, educated in a broad and comprehensive manner, not narrowly.

How do they treat their family and those they truly have responsibility for?

So others can have their special tribal group loyalties, their ethnic pride, their seeing things in black and white.

Others can blame Latinos, or whites, or blacks for their problems.

As for me, individual responsibility and doing the right thing is What Matters now.

Post Racial. The time has come.

And it's about time!”

dnalpahs on Jun 9, 2010 at 07:46:15

“I agree, and despite what the left believes, you would fit in with 99% of the Tea Party.”
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When Everything Seems Out of Control, the President Must Take Charge

Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 01:13:00 in Politics

“Seizing the means of access is what he needs to do, even as the head of the Coast Guard said on Sunday while interviewed for This Week, that British Petroleum "owns the means of access."

So, there is never a point when a country suffers unbelievable damage to the oceans near their coasts and to their coasts themselves and that country still has no rights to take charge of a Monster Hole that is causing untold damage, and will for months to come even if it was filled tomorrow?

What if British Petroleum has its own interests and/or is incompetent? Well, they are a private company and own that Monster of a Hole, so we must not act rash and we must care about the constitution.

Somewhere if a doctor can abort a baby and say it is constitutional, constitutional for the mother and her conveniences, in many cases, but not constitutional for the baby who, via today's sophisiticated modern tools of ultrasound, is truly a person, then I can think of a way that it is constitutional for British Petroleum to have the Monster of a Hole ripped from them.

And Someone has to be able to do a better job, even if it is the States Of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Texas, with them marshalling all of their possible assets. How about these states seizing the military in their states to tackle this job and overwhelm the problem?”

Jon Lere on Jun 9, 2010 at 01:21:45

“Seize their military? You mean, call out the national guard, which is every states' governors' right? The rest of your post seems to be about abortion rights, so I don't get the relevance.”
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When Everything Seems Out of Control, the President Must Take Charge

Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 00:56:36 in Politics

“I hardly could say it any better. You nailed his essence.”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 20:20:13 in Green

“Yes, having the title end with "What the blank is wrong with you people" shows the bankruptcy of your article, swearing almost always denotes weak content in those who are putting forth an opinion.

Only reason Al Gore would be frustrated is that his severe stretching of the truth in his first Sci-Fi movie did not fool thinking people into believing his Wild Speculation and Extreme Conjecture.

They were not fooled by his movie because they knew all too well that what he was trying to sell was similar to what he had been trying to sell when he claimed that he Invented The Internet.

What is there left to cling on to, when it comes to ALGore and his ALGore clinger ons?

I guess swearing and Believing till the Bitter End.”

TheHandyman on Jun 5, 2010 at 22:19:42

“Look, I really and truly feel sorry for all you people who instead of getting the education you need to make a difference in the world, be something other than an indentured slave for the corporate world, be someone who actually knows how to think. The parents who home-schooled you taught you with the education they got which was already outdated! Science has progressed so fast in the last 50 years that it is hard to keep up with it. Knowledge changes almost at the speed of light. That you were not properly prepared to leave the Bronze Age and enter the Technology Age is too bad. Maybe if you worked on getting your GED and then went to a good Jr College you could eventually go to a good university and then hopefully you'll understand about Global Climate change. If you don't, a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale maybe the only thing that will make you happy!”

ThermoChemist on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:56:16

“"he claimed that he Invented The Internet"
==============================

Still trying to perpetuate that urban myth?

http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp
Claim: Vice-President Al Gore claimed that he "invented" the Internet.

Status: False

Origins:
Despite the derisive references that continue even today, Al Gore did NOT claim he "invented" the Internet, nor did he say anything that could reasonably be interpreted that way. The "Al Gore said he 'invented' the Internet" put-downs were misleading, out-of-context distortions of something he said during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Late Edition" program on March 9, 1999. When asked to describe what distinguished him from his challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gore replied (in part).

"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system."

Clearly, although Gore's phrasing was clumsy (and perhaps self-serving), he was NOT claiming that he "invented" the Internet (in the sense of having designed or implemented it), but that he was responsible, in an economic and legislative sense, for fostering the development the technology that we now know as the Internet.

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh120302.shtml
http://archive.salon.com/tech/col/rose/2000/10/05/gore_internet/

SBtexas on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:54:28

“I'm with you. Anytime I have gotten in a debate with a liberal over politics or any other subject after a while they lose their cool and get vulgar.”

Gasparilla on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:44:58

“What Al Gore said about the internet was absolutely true. He said when he was in the Senate he took the lead in passing bills that laid the basis for the present day internet. The scientists who did the actual "inventing" [a term he never used] give Gore a lot of credit and say he was far ahead of any other politician. It's the bitter enders who keep mischaracterizing what he did.”

springlilly on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:29:32

“Well, he fooled me and a bunch of other "thinking people" who actually see the world as opposed to "watching Russia from their house"!”

shaggyct on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:25:31

“When you say "people", what "people" exactly are you referring to? I guess you've spoken to everybody in the nation to seek their opinions, right?”

oneputtsteven on Jun 5, 2010 at 20:24:47

“Imagine a cult that refuses to believe the earth is 70% covered by water. No matter what the evidence you provide they still deny it. You would say WTF is wrong with you people too after awhile of trying to convince them.”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 07:23:38 in Green

“I just know no company would want anyone to misrepresent their employment with their company, you don't know that?

He is the one who talks about being handsome, I introduced the idea that he may be Misrepresenting on a whole lot of levels, in many ways.

No, Goldman Sachs is not perfect and they are Too Cozy with President Obama's administration, as well as with George W.'s.

But he opened himself up for comment about Goldman Sachs when he chose to bring up their name, remember, I didn't bring up Goldman Sachs, he did. And he used the word rep., not me. Yes I am definitely going to challenge someone who uses the word rep, challenge them if they Truly Do Represent someone they choose to bring up in the beginning of their posting.

Oh, and using multiple capital letters in any given word and using the phrase WTF mean that your content is weak, it gives it away that your content is not strong enough to stand on its own, thus having to resort to swearing regarding WTF and resorting to Shouting via multiple CAPS TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR POSITION BUT HOPEFUL THAT SHOUTING WILL OVERCOME THE WEAKNESS OF THE CONTENT OF YOUR POSTING AND POSSIBLY EVEN DISTRACT.

Wow, enough of the shouting, can we at least agree on that? Glad this is America, where we can publically disagree and not go to jail for it. Not yet, at least.”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 07:13:32 in Green

“Boy, you tipped your hand so quickly when you had to desperately, so early in your posting, resort to name calling when you used the word homely. Sure there is no projection of your own personal appearance issues going on? You don't know me!

And yes, Al Gore showing huge waves crashing into skyscrapers involved Wild Speculation and Signficant Conjecture, all to unnecessarily scare young children and Adults Who Should Know Better, and I don't care who gives him what award, I am not buying it.

You did not at all significantly refute the idea that yes, sometimes the climate is getting hotter, and sometimes it is not, depending on what chunk of time we are talking about. I still remember the Ice Age scare some scientists were warning about when I was a child.

Please try not to be a Cyclical Climate Change Denier.

One unbiased Scientist can cite two pages of research supporting their theory/belief, while still lacking convincing statistically significant research and evidence, that temperatures are rising, and yet another unbiased Scientist can cite two pages of opposing research supporting their theory/belief that the trend in rising temperatures is not statistically significant and that there have always historically been Ups and Downs to Temperatures.

Now don't get me started on my conspiracy theory that there are Unbiased Scientists out there that will Lie to advance their career and gain tenure. The e-mails prove this.

What, am I actually saying sometimes people lie for profit?”

steelwheels on Jun 5, 2010 at 09:08:20

“home·ly (hml)

1. Not attractive or good-looking: a homely child.
2. Lacking elegance or refinement: homely furniture.
3. Of a simple or unpretentious nature; plain: homely truths.
4. Characteristic of the home or of home life: homely skills. Did you by any chance happen to know that there are more than ONE, meaning for a particular word? Me thinks, try (2) or (3). 2nd paragraph, were you so blinded 'homely rage' that you failed to get the "tongue-in-cheek laughable kind of way" part? 3rd paragraph, to say that the good Doctor did not, "significantly refute the idea that yes, sometimes the climate is getting hotter, and sometimes it is not, depending on what chunk of time we are talking about", is preposterously disingenuous, to say the least. 4th paragraph, you try to regain your civility, but not your objectivity w/ a 10 word (sentence) paragraph. 5th paragraph, you do have a TeeVee, right? Watch any 'court based' television show and for any Expert Witness for the prosecution, there will be two for the defense, or vis-a-vis. (a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another.) Art imitates life. Calling TeeVee art, is stretching things a bit...but you know all about stretching, don't you? 6th paragraph, it's not a "conspiracy theory" that people lie. The rest is just nonsense. 7th paragraph, (and glad you ran out of steam) could have kept it under (10) words by leaving out 'sometimes'. IMHO.”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 07:01:01 in Green

“This is from an article via Internet research:

"Nuclear power plants have experienced an admirable safety record. About 20% of electricity generated in the U.S. comes from nuclear power, and in the last forty years of this production, not one single fatality has occurred as a result of the operation of a civilian nuclear power plant in the United States. In comparison, many people die in coal mining accidents every year and approximately ten thousand Americans die every year from pollution related to coal burning.

The nuclear power industry generates approximately 2,000 tons of solid waste annually in the United States. In comparison, coal fueled power plants produce 100,000,000 tons of ash and sludge annually, and this ash is laced with poisons such as mercury and nitric oxide.
Even this 2,000 tons of nuclear waste is not a technical problem. Reprocessing of nuclear fuel, and the implementation of Integral Fast Reactor technology, will enable us to turn the vast majority of what is currently considered waste into energy."”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 06:58:14 in Green

“Actually, Dude, I have my Master's Degree and did not flunk Science. I am an avid reader of so many types of books, listen to all types of commentary including Rush. Watch the Sunday morning shows where all types of views are expressed. And since the beginning of 2010 I have purchased books on physics, chemistry, Molecular Biology, Physiology, and Electronics.

You tipped your hand, showed yourself, when you called the people "Rednecks" in your posting.

Yes, there are more people now. And it's still a bright clear sunny day here in Florida.

Gases can dissipate and combine and be washed out with the rain. Lots of things can happen to them and not be The End of The World. You don't use oil or drive a car? Or release any Gas?

I hate to ask this, but about flunking the seventh grade science, were you projecting some of your own ordeals and issues onto me?”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 06:47:17 in Green

“Some of the best scientists historically, those who really made a difference, were Christians. Many of the best Inventors were Christians as well. Please do the research. It helped them to think clearly and not be unorganized in their thinking. And it makes them want to help Mankind, which includes all of God's creation, women, men, and children, and all other creatures and things created.

Fox is as balanced as ABC or many of the other "mainstream" networks, or the New York Times. I try to read all sides, listen to all sides.

Isn't there faith in believing that Something could come from Nothing, that from nothingness came a Big Bang that led to all of this glorious, alive, vibrant, full of action Creation. And you don't believe in anything? Come on, now. Next you might be saying you don't believe in Hope! Or Audacity! Or Change you can Believe in!

Putting in Caps the word LIE means you don't have a strong enough argument in your content, thus the need for ALL CAPS TO MAKE STRONG WHAT IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH.

Okay, enough of the shouting. Glad this is America where we can disagree without being put in jail. (Usually)”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 06:35:01 in Green

“Wow. There are Cyclical climate deniers, yes. I agree, climate change is real, but it comes and goes, ebbs and flows, if you look at the Big Picture Timewise rather than a Slice Of Time. No to evil satanists and no to those who want to destroy God's beautiful creation. Just like no to people like Al Gore who greatly stretch the truth and then manage to stay in the public eye even longer than he already had been as V.P. for 8 years and in his too long run for presidency.

Yes to smart and balanced energy policies, including Nuclear. Because windmills and solar are not yet enough. And some who talk up windmills don't want them in their backyard and windmills kill birds.

And it's not windy everywhere and the Sun doesn't always shine.

But yes, America's genius can definitely be applied to better energy alternatives and less Huge SUV's that are more like Tanks hogging up oil.

Because it then becomes The Battle of The Supertanks on our narrow roads and no one wins in that battle.

Plus, SUV's add to people's personal debt, along with their Huge Houses that many cannot afford.”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 04:01:46 in Green

“Yes to Faith and Belief. Yes to Science when it is not biased. Yes to Logic if true logic is being applied. Yes to reasonable Reason. Yes to watching Fox News when it gives both sides and then I Decide. Yes to the fact that I do burn oil and coal but Not As Much as I Possibly can because that would not be responsible and we are to be Stewards of the Earth. Yes to Nuclear and practical energy alternatives. Yes to Peter Pan Peanut Butter and Yes to Dorothy being part of a Great Movie. And yes to HA, unless by HA you mean that writing HA means you made any kind of significant point!”

lodger16x on Jun 5, 2010 at 04:30:40

“Fox news never gives both sides. Fox News features cowards like Beck and Sean, who never have the mouth or guts to debate on another network. science properly applied is not biased, but of course ot can be manipulated, and the answer to that is the scientific method whereby other scientists criticize each other's work. I agree that we need more nuclear energy for at least one more generation, 25-30 years. We are stuck with fossil fuels for many years, but the smart thing to do is start a transition to alternatives now, which we should have don after OPEC was formed in the 70's. Pre-Gulf disaster, BP was running TV ads proclaiming itself as promoting alternative energy. It spends 5% of research funds on alternatives. That is a flat-out LIE to anyone but a FOX lover! I will remind you, faith and belief kept humanity in the Dark Ages for a long time. Your car, dishwasher, and lampbulb don't work because you pray for them to!”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 03:48:33 in Green

“Are you accurately representing that you are a stockbroker and a Goldman Sach PR rep...and that you are handsome? Goldman Sachs would not appreciate someone putting out their views who truly did not work for them, would they? Is that really your photo? Goldman Sachs is interested in the truth.

Just asking.”

Sachabear on Jun 5, 2010 at 04:41:12

“"Goldman Sachs would not appreciate someone putting out their views who truly did not work for them, would they? Is that really your photo? Goldman Sachs is interested in the truth."

He never said the views expressed were Goldman Sachs' in the first place, WTF does it matter if he uses his own photo and whatever have they done that makes you think Goldman Sachs cares for the truth? And even if they did, using YOUR argument, what gives YOU the right to speak for them? Huh?”
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New Rule: Al Gore Must Come Out With a Sequel to His Film and Call It An Inconvenient Truth 2: What the F*ck Is Wrong With You People?

Commented Jun 5, 2010 at 03:39:41 in Green

“The cyclical climate change deniers, those that stubbornly believe that climate change is unique to our age and don't realize there has always been ebbs and flows to our weather, like to believe that our age is different than History itself, that we are Oh So Unique. "We Invented Seasons and variable weather and it is Scary!"

Al Gore's Sci-Fi movie with giant waves crashing into skyscrapers unnecessarily scared young children and Adults Who Should Know Better. His special science of Wild Speculation and Significant Conjecture produced this type of thinking: "Well, if A, B, and C happen, and then, well...if the Cow jumps over the Moon, well...then yes, maybe huge waves could crash into skyscrapers in Northeastern Cities. Those stubborn people haven't bought our Global Warming yet, so we need to be a Little Extreme in our persuasion. Some Causes are worth bending the truth for."

No to pollution and yes to a smart and balanced energy policy, including Nuclear.

But as for Al Gore and inventing the Internet and his wanna be Sci-F B movies?

I don't care what award he had bestowed on him. I'm not buying it.”

Dr J Scott Richards Phd on Jun 5, 2010 at 05:38:14

“(...continued from last post...)

In the earth's history, sudden extreme changes in temperature like this were caused by external forces (proximity to or contact with stray extra-terrestrial objects such as asteroids, meteors and comets). Consequently, the effect of such sudden temperature change results in; Melting ice caps, sporadic hurricanes, storms, natural disasters, higher ocean levels, bigger shifts in tectonic plates, major climate changes and ultimately changes in earth's species as they adapt or become extinct in their new environments.

If you aren't able to follow all that, my homely friend, let me dumb it down for you...

We live on an isolated object, enclosed by an outer protective bubble if you will. Everything we release into our atmosphere does not leave, and this little bubble does not get any bigger. We have killed off a massive portion of different species (plants) that balance out the natural CO2 levels in this bubble, the imbalance of various gases is increasing and is causing climate change (CO2 levels have not been this high for 15 million years). The state of our being and ultimately our survival and the survival of almost every species here relies on the fact that for the last 5 million years or so the balance of gases in our little bubble have remained much the same, until now.”

Dr J Scott Richards Phd on Jun 5, 2010 at 05:37:41

“(...continued from last post...)

Is the earth's current rate of rising temperature a result of natural causes? Undoubtedly, no. You could argue that the average temperature has risen since the last Ice Age... but over the last two thousands years evidence shows that earth's average temperatures have barely budged, if at all.

From 1900 AD to 2000 AD the world's surface temperature rose about 0.74 °C (1.33 °F), this is minimal right? Well this was mostly caused because from the 1950s till 2000 you see a huge jump, the warming skyrocketed (more than exponentially) as a direct result of greenhouse gases and sudden imbalance of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere. If there was any natural warming, we effectively put into hyper overdrive. The last time CO2 levels were this high was 15 million years ago.

Using the data of the earth's surface warming from 1980-1999 as if the warming will continue at the same rate it has (which it won't it will continue to grow exponentially like it has since the 1950s)... the earth's temperature is projected to climb about 6.4 °C (11.5 °F) by the end of the 21st century.

(....too much for one post, post continued....)”

Dr J Scott Richards Phd on Jun 5, 2010 at 05:36:05

“Actually, my homely friend, you're wrong. And I don't know why you (and the rest of the ignorant uneducated masses) keep referencing Al Gore. If you didn't notice Al Gore was only mentioned in the title and first sentence (for a reason) and in a tongue-in-cheek laughable kind of way.

Moving on...

I see you've chosen to believe that the current state of our climate is the result of "cyclical" climate changes. First let me point out that you (yes you) yourself have made it clear you believe in Global Warming... There is no doubt the earth's average temperature is climbing and ice caps are melting faster and faster. You, however believe the cause is a "cyclical" climate change and not caused by man's pollution.

So since you obviously haven't taken any time to actually research the subject (even on a surface level) or look at ANY scientific data, let me do it for you and I'll try to keep it as short as possible so you don't have to read TOO much ;) ... (As for "cyclical"... a good example of "cyclical" climate is the change of temperature and seasons every 365 days. The history of earth's climate over the last 65 million years is a bad example of "cyclical".) ....

....(Too much for one post, post continued)....”

David Durbin on Jun 5, 2010 at 04:24:11

“"Smart and balanced energy policy, including Nuclear."

Sure, because what could possibly go wrong?

Actually, you're wrong about global warming, and you're wrong to want to saddle hundreds if not thousands of future generations with nuclear waste.”

lodger16x on Jun 5, 2010 at 04:05:49

“Dude, Guy, whatever you are: There are seven billion people on the planet now. We are splitting the earth open in ways like never before. People matter. People change things. People have over-fished to the point where talapia is standard restaurant fare. It's bland, but that's what's left, man! that's one example.
Do you know that poisonous gases do not drift out into outer space? They are held in the atmosphere by gravity, just like oxygen and hydrogen, etc. But you don't know that because Rush and Beck don't know that, and it makes you feel smart to listen to them because you flunked 7th grade science and listening to anti-intellectuals makes you feel clever. But if you look at the rednecks losing their livelihoods in the Gulf of Mexico, are you man enough to admit that maybe you are wrong every once in a while? Jesus had his moment of doubt, but Rush and Beck never doubt themselves. Does any of this mean anything to you at all? Reply, please!”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 03:10:15 in Politics

“Actually the posting was pretty mild. I do think Al did not like not being in the spotlight after 8 years of being V.P. and after the long run for president. That is why he has tried to stay in the public eye showing those fake Sci-Fi movies with huge waves crashing into skyscrapers, those movies of his that utilize wild speculation and questionable scientific conjecture to prove a case for Global Warming. And I don't care what prize he won for those B movies. I don't think he got over 2000 and it is not mean spirited to say that.”

Peggysue4u on Jun 3, 2010 at 04:20:51

“And the world is flat. Why do people consider science a political issue?
Sad! BTW, I am not a fan.”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 03:05:57 in Politics

“Al wanted it much more than Tipper, he has been the one to try to keep himself in the spotlight after 8 years being V.P. and following the long run for president that led him losing the popular vote in Florida, despite more than one recount. Are you sure it is she that is pissed that he is not King of the World? Some people actually think he is Saving Our World, with his Sci-Fi movie about waves crashing into skyscrapers, using wild speculation and conjecture to prove Global Warming.”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 03:02:10 in Politics

“He has gone out of his way to remain a public figure since 2000 with his fake Sci-Fi movie of waves crashing into skyscrapers, the movie that was wildly speculative and full of conjecture regarding global warming. So people naturally are going to have opinions when he splits with Tipper, when Tipper leaves him, in my opinion. And do you know that he did not cheat? I don't but who really knows?”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 02:57:36 in Politics

“Someday President Obama will learn that being a leader means taking charge and accepting responsibility, not blaming George W. Did George W stop him from taking any meaningful action in the Oil Spill the first three weeks or more following The Spill?”

Meah on Jun 3, 2010 at 10:10:39

“President Obama in his first minutes of office had to make sense of a debacle caused by the past administration, and try to keep the country afloat financially. Your way of saying thank you, I guess, ingrate!”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 02:54:51 in Politics

“Fornication has its victims and most of us know that via bad experiences.”
Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Al Gore, Tipper Gore Split: Friends, Political Observers React With Shock

Commented Jun 3, 2010 at 02:53:25 in Politics

“It would never gotten to The Supreme court had Al accepted the fact that he lost the popular vote in Florida and kept losing it after more than one recount, and even after he tried to not allow certain votes from our men and women in the military via absentee votes.”
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