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  • Reply to: Climate Ruin vs. Climate Change   12 hours 54 min ago

    Shifting away from fossil fuels to solar and wind (and some biofuels for things like jets) is not depriving a billion people of anything-- it is ensuring their survival. I am impressed if Alex graduated from Cal, because it is a difficult university academically, with high standards. Thanks Mr. T, for pointing out that Alex is more just than a professional musician, serious thinker on energy, writer, and activist. Go Bears!

  • Reply to: SPN: Right-Wing Stink Tanks Pushing the ALEC Agenda in the States   17 hours 29 min ago

    This is a pretty good example of right-wing rhetoric. It turns aside from the logic it telegraphs. To clarify You see the writer pose a question -- Lately the left-wing's efforts on behalf of the poor have not been sufficient to prevail against opposing forces, so why support them? The answers you expect are logical ones like: "Obviously the left wing needs to respond to changing parameters instead of pouring money into the same old modus operandi," or "Frankly, maybe they do need more money." But instead the rhetoric just *turns aside* and waxes sardonic instead of really probing the questions. I see this a lot from right wingers, and it's getting to where I can tell who they are because (a) they scoff so much you figure they're out to hurt peoples' feelings more than anything else; (b) their rhetoric depends on readers to be half asleep so you don't catch their sleight of hand -- equivocation or some other logical fallacy; and (c) if you see them on TV they have a certain untrustworthy look in their eyes, and a certain vacancy as well. This guy didn't send a video or photo, so I can't claim he has this certain look about him. But watch these guys. Online. Offline. On TV. At a coffee shop. It's a certain kind of character. It sends chills up my spine.

  • Reply to: SPN: Right-Wing Stink Tanks Pushing the ALEC Agenda in the States   17 hours 31 min ago

    This is a pretty good example of right-wing rhetoric. It turns aside from the logic it telegraphs. To clarify You see the writer pose a question -- Lately the left-wing's efforts on behalf of the poor have not been sufficient to prevail against opposing forces, so why support them? The answers you expect are logical ones like: "Obviously the left wing needs to respond to changing parameters instead of pouring money into the same old modus operandi," or "Frankly, maybe they do need more money." But instead the rhetoric just *turns aside* and waxes sardonic instead of really probing the questions. I see this a lot from right wingers, and it's getting to where I can tell who they are because (a) they scoff so much you figure they're out to hurt peoples' feelings more than anything else; (b) their rhetoric depends on readers to be half asleep so you don't catch their sleight of hand -- equivocation or some other logical fallacy; and (c) if you see them on TV they have a certain untrustworthy look in their eyes, and a certain vacancy as well. This guy didn't send a video or photo, so I can't claim he has this certain look about him. But watch these guys. Online. Offline. On TV. At a coffee shop. It's a certain kind of character. It sends chills up my spine.

  • Reply to: Climate Ruin vs. Climate Change   1 day 2 hours ago

    "[P]eople will fight to avoid a future where they are forced to abandon their homes and find a new place to try to survive." When the new major glaciation period happens--not unlikely in our life times--then, yes, many millions of people in the northern hemisphere will have to move south in order to survive. That would include 38 million Canadians, and all of the people in New England and the northern tier states of the U.S. And then there are the Russians. And the thing is, global warming or global cooling, there's not a thing humans can do about it, but I would sure prefer a warm December to a frigid July.

  • Reply to: Kochs, Corps, and Monsanto Trade Group Have Bankrolled Group Attacking Dr. Oz   1 day 11 hours ago

    THE GREATEST SCAM IN THE WORLD? THEY CAME OUT OF GEORGE BUSH SR. ERA. THEY ALSO WORK FOR GOV.IN AGRICULTURE & MONSANTO .THEY WILL DO ANYTHING TO STOP US FROM THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH MUST BE HERD? YOU CANNOT BUY THE TRUTH OF WHAT'S HAPPENING? THEY WANT TO RULE THE WORD,WITH THEIR DEADLY POISON, SEEDS & PRODUCTS.IT'S THE SAME PRODUCT THAT WAS USED IN VIETNAM,"AGENT ORANGE".SCIENTEST THROUGH OUT THE WORD HAVE PROVEN THAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.,CANADA,EUROPE,U.S.A,& MEXICO.etc.

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