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Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 170

by phantomfive (#49366953) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

He's probably unelectable thanks to some stupid moves he's made -- he voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

That won't matter.

Walker is still in his first term and he dropped out of college, which is a big negative

That won't matter.

There are several good Republican Governors out there, but they're not on anybody's radar screen. The Governor of New Mexico is one

She doesn't oppose medicinal marijuana, she doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, she does not want to repeal ACA.......essentially you like politicians who agree with your political opinions.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 171

by phantomfive (#49366543) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
As I see it, the serious candidates in the Republican party are (in no particular order):

1 Marco Rubio (experience: over ten years in congress, can win elections).
2 Scott Walker (experience: Governor, smashing unions and winning hard political fights)
3 Chris Christy (experience: Governor, reaches across the aisle, achieves Republican goals in a Democratic state).

The Jokers are:
1 Ted Cruz (no experience, he's a waffle, special gift of annoying people and destroying things).
2 Rand Paul (no experience, a big name to run on, but that name didn't win many presidential elections).
3 Carly Fiorina (doesn't know how to run a campaign)
4 Jeb Bush (Even his mom discouraged him from running)
5 Mike Huckabee (nice guy, evangelical.....that's the sum total of his platform).
6 Rick Perry (he's like Bush but with none of the brains).
7 Mark Everson (who would vote for a retired IRS commissioner?)

Comment: Re:Complete article (Score 3, Informative) 145

by phantomfive (#49366155) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
Wow, I strongly suggest that anyone read that commentary, if they are interested in the political side behind global warming.

For example, when discussing this graph, the article mentions:

in Yokohama in March 2014 [24], authors and delegates spent a considerable amount of time negotiating the temperature a response to the insistence on the part of some parties, including St. Lucia, Saudi Arabia, and Bolivia, a second thermometer was added to the right. For many delegates, it was fundamental to not omit in this crucial figure the 0.61C change that had been accumulating..... fierce debates erupted over the visual highlighting of certain temperature targets in the graphic......St. Lucia, supported by Dominica, Jamaica, Tuvalu, Cuba, Mali, France, and then also Germany, requested a third dotted line at 1.5C......others considered it policy-prescriptive and hence inappropriate for the IPCC whose mandate it is to be no more than policy-relevant. A compromise to add dotted lines at all 0.5C increments, offered by the IPCC authors as well as Belgium, Austria, the U.S., and others, was rejected. In the end, the graphic was approved, without any horizontal lines, as most ‘scientifically neutral.’

Comment: Social scientists (Score 4, Interesting) 145

by phantomfive (#49366085) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
This beautiful quote from the paper gives the point of view of feminist social scientists (the term "feminist social scientists" comes from the paper):

Less well known perhaps is a critique from feminist social scientists who interrogate what may be deemed ‘acceptable’ and what may be ‘dangerous’, and for whom, and who contest the global community as a homogeneous entity. Joni Seager, for instance, demonstrates how notions of acceptability always mirror ‘a prism of privilege, power, and geography’ [14]. She argues that those for whom a 2C target [are] politicians and economists from the global North deeply entrenched in a masculinized rationality that nature can be controlled and that in the imminent climate race with inevitable winners and losers they will be among the former. Seager rejects the notion of a 2C target as a real geophysical threshold that neatly distinguishes between little and much danger

That is worth a read for educational purposes alone.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 2) 171

by phantomfive (#49366049) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
Would you rather have her, or President Cruz?

Now, I remember rumors that when she was fired, engineers at HP spontaneously started singing, "Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead."

She was the most powerful business woman in the world for a while. And that's how people remember her. If she can build on that reputation, she has a chance.

I don't think she can build on that reputation, and I don't think she has a chance......but she does.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990