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Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 1) 725

The intent of Nazis was to deprive them of their ability to influence society, then of citizenship, then of property, then to be deported, then... "oh, hell, why are we going through all this hassle? We know how we want jews, so let's go right to the end of it: the final solution!"

One thing that has always bothered me about that whole mess: Why bother with Zyklon B at all?

Why not just have a trap door open up that tosses them directly into the incinerator while they were alive? I would guess psychology...

No, it's because building an incinerator like that actually costs more. Do you actually believe they didn't calculate all this through?

Comment Re:Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 725

No. Commercial issues are distinct. But in general saying "This Foo is from the Ming dynasty" when it isn't should not be and is not illegal by itself. Selling it under false pretenses is correctly illegal. Notice that what is happening here involves not just speech but money changing hands.

So selling books that deny the holocaust should be forbidden. Yeah, makes sense.

Comment Re:Can they be more specific? (Score 1) 725

Can they be more specific about what they want banned?

Easy - they want the stuff banned that Facebook says themselves they would ban.

Don't tell me you didn't know that Facebook actually has policies for what stuff they will censor, no matter where they where posted from?

Comment Re:Germany does have a unique history (Score 1) 725

Nothing unique about Germany's history.Holocaust-like things happened in many other places too, and Lebensraum doctrine was part of German culture long before Hitler and still will be long time after.

You have Germans confused with Zionists. "A land without a people for a people without a land"

Comment Re:Possible scenario. (Score 1) 292

Nope not even close.

The 1980's started this mess due to an insane Right wing British prime minister "Mrs Thatcher" seeing global warming as a good excuse to close Coal mines to kill the power of the Mine workers Unions.

end of story..

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/com... - errm, yeah.

Comment Re:It was FICTION, sheesh! (Score 1) 248

No, it did not strip the statement of context. The actual original quote, from an article titled "Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past", was "Children just aren't going to know what snow is." The entire article, from the year 2000, quotes various authorities who all agree that milder winters are here to stay while explaining the consequences of those milder winters. And even if we take your quote as what he meant, he was completely wrong. Snow has not become a rare event for British children.

Odd that there is no actual time frame for that quote, ehh?

Here is another quote from that article: "Heavy snow will return occasionally, says Dr Viner, but when it does we will be unprepared. "We're really going to get caught out. Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time," he said."

And people like you blame him because that happened 10 years early.

Comment Re:I'm sure they are right.... (Score 1) 248

That's because the vats majority of C02 doesn't come from cars. It comes from the power grid and industrial processes. According to the EPA transportation is only 13% of total C02 production

For values of 13% that are actually twice as high.

Comment Re:I'm sure they are right.... (Score 1) 248

You do know that underground coal mine fires in China produce as much CO2 as the US vehicle fleet, right?

Is what you "know" right however?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_seam_fire#China : "It has been estimated that some 10-200 million tons of coal uselessly burn annually" assuming metric tons that makes 436 million metric tons (or Tg) of CO2.
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climat... : U.S. Transportation GHG Emissions by Gas, 2012 (Tg CO2 Equivalent) - only the CO2 produced by passenger vehicles: 759.8.

Where I come from that's almost a factor of 2 more for US cars (and only cars, not even light duty trucks . which may include some SUVs and of course poseur trucks) compared to China's underground coal fires.

Comment Re:Risk vs. Reward (Score 1) 248

Geoengineering, for example.

Geoengineering? we can't even clean all of the garbage out of the ocean that is accumulating there. You going to engineer the Amazon back into health? Replace the ice that is no longer recovering? Put back the methane that is escaping as ice recedes and ocean water warms? De-acidify the ocean? While continuing to burn coal and petroleum and pour pesticides into the earth and ocean thus acidifying the ocean and destroying the fertility of the earth?

No, no - the obvious solution is to block incoming sunlight. Anybody pointing out that plants need sunlight just hates progress.

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