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Comment: Re:Interesing... (Score 1) 379

by PopeRatzo (#49144105) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

then I'll care about what "prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate" think about climate change.

Take a look at what James Inhofe (R-OK) who is chairman of the fucking Senate Committee on the Environmentthinks of global warming. TRIGGER WARNING: IF STUPIDITY UPSETS YOU DO NOT CLICK.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/fut...

Comment: Re: meanwhile at Fort Meade (Score 1) 97

Unless you're just making shit up.

You're looking at the wrong account. Go to the NSA's "Public Affairs Office"

https://twitter.com/nsa_pao

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

IIRC, the really silly ones go back to right around Thanskgiving.

Comment: Re:Realistic (Score 1) 356

by PopeRatzo (#49129807) Attached to: The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt

Regarding the incentives (tax credits and the like), again, once solar hits some critical mass, why would the government provide incentives? The incentives did their job, and got some number of people to adopt solar.

Maybe to level the playing field with the fossil fuel industry that has been enjoying those subsidies and incentives forever?

It's funny how certain people are all of a sudden saying, "You mean we're subsidizing energy? I'm shocked, I tell you, just shocked." It's even funnier when the Koch Brothers do it.

Comment: Re:meanwhile at Fort Meade (Score 1) 97

a bunch of NSA geeks are high fiving each other and can't seem to stop hooting and hollering with awesomeness

You are absolutely correct, and they're doing it in public.

Anyone who has seen the NSA's twitter feed knows they love to joke about this stuff. The first time I saw it, I was sure it had to be a parody account, but in fact it was the actual NSA account. The Intercept did a whole story about the sec-bro culture at the NSA and how we've basically got a bunch of 8chan dickheads who have been given the keys to our lives.

Comment: Re:The Keystone Pipeline already exists (Score 1) 429

by PopeRatzo (#49122829) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Nope - because oil is a world market. It will certainly reduce prices in the US by increasing the global oil supply.

Not one bit. It will not reduce the price of oil one bit.

You should know by now that "supply and demand" does not exist in regard to the oil market, because both sides of the equation are easily manipulated by energy producers.

Comment: Re:What about urban sprawl in the ancient times? (Score 1) 81

I think "weekend" is a more recent development. More likely, they traveled out to the villa in the 'burbs when the smell in the city got to be too much or there was sweltering heat. I wonder if people who owned slaves back then even thought in terms of "workday" or "vacation".

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux

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