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Comment: Re:"Possibly"? (Score 4, Insightful) 535

Who will apply the law to her? Her political allies in the DOJ? Who will look into it? Her political allies in the press?

When someone can never be held accountable, aren't they above the law?

Tomorrow: Everyone who wants her to follow the rules: sexists. They just don't like women in power.

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 2) 375

by Kohath (#49160887) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

I'd like to hear a good explanation why this isn't just self-reinforcing groupthink. For every 10 genuine facts, you'll see some widely quoted falsehood like "1 in 5 women on college campuses is sexually assaulted" promoted by Google as a fact. These kinds of bogus statistics are very common.

Comment: Re:Climate change phobia (Score 1) 340

by Kohath (#49155161) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

Many things may be possible at some time in the future. But I was responding to a post that specifically mentioned "50 years from now".

Exaggerating climate change to alarm people isn't working. Stop doing it. If you want people to take the threat seriously, be honest.

If you just want to troll people, divide people, and score petty political points for your side until the next issue gives you a new opportunity, then keep it up.

Comment: Re:Climate change phobia (Score 2) 340

by Kohath (#49153153) Attached to: We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees.

It's not going to be too bad. Think about it. We all have handheld computers that are continuously connected to essentially all the world's information. We have the ability to shape our world as never before in history. People move across and between continents routinely. The advantages of modern life make otherwise catastrophic problems into mere inconveniences.

And that's now. This article wants you to worry about hundreds of years in the future. We can expect technological progress to continue to improve things for us unless some sort of government totalitarianism puts an end to it.

Comment: Re: Inquisition (Score 0) 394

by Kohath (#49139411) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

On the other hand:

- Dietary cholesterol is bad for you.
- Coffee is bad for you.
- Eggs are bad for you.
- Margarine is good for you.
- Eat 9-11 servings of carbs per day.
- Vaccines cause autism.
- GMOs are frankenfoods.
- Stomach ulcers are caused by stress.
- Dietary sodium is bad for you.
- Reefer madness
- Prohibition
- 55 Saves Lives
- Repressed memories
- Rule of thumb
- One in five women on college campuses are sexually assaulted

Comment: Re:If only... (Score 1) 394

by Kohath (#49139013) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

Stop trying to use Science as an excuse to have the government bully people. Leave people alone to live their lives the way they choose, regardless of Science and the latest elite "consensus" about The Right Way for everyone to live.

There are ultimately limits to this, of course. But the people who want to use the government to bully everyone don't seem to recognize any principled limits on their side. So the other side shouldn't preemptively concede any limits either.

Maybe someday we won't have to deal with so much destructive extremism from so many people.

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