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Comment: Re:Best money Tom Steyer ever spent (Score 1) 429

by Uberbah (#49125029) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

The Tea Party has issues with Obama's policy which are valid and have nothing to do with Obama's race, yet they get cast as racist by the political commentators in the media, and the media reports this as news.

Because so ,many of them ARE racist. Your excuses aren't helped by the fact that every issue they've whined about for the last six years was done first by Bush, from deficit spending to pushing immigration reform to signing statements. But they DGAF till the black guy was in office. They only alternative is that they are as willfully stupid as the Obamabots who spent six years bitching about Bush and the Patriot Act only to yawn when Obama not just extended it but signed the NDAA into law.

They're either idiots, or racist idiots. Take your pick.

Comment: Re:BS aside, is the K-XL a good thing or not? (Score 0) 429

by Uberbah (#49124933) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

The Saudis voted to keep OPEC overproducing for the time being, probably at the prodding of the US Sec of State to hurt Russia in retaliation for the Ukraine thing.

Retaliation for not rolling over and accepting the western-backed coup, and yet another NATO state on Russia's border.

Comment: Re:Is this his first veto? (Score 1) 429

by Uberbah (#49124909) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Ever since, until this year, the Republicans controlled the house and the Democrats the Senate and Reid basically played bad cop to Obama's good cop.

On the contrary, Obama finally has the Congress he's always wanted. Now he doesn't even have to go through the motions of supporting his party's platform, as he did his first two years in in office. In public, it's all meaningless gestures that he knows will go nowhere, like minimum wage increase/free community college/sick leave. Behind the scenes, it's full steam ahead for the TPP and a new cold war with Russia.

Comment: Trains are a red herring (Score 2) 429

by Uberbah (#49124879) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Rail is a bottleneck on the tar sands, as the developers aren't going to mine far beyond their capcity to transport the product, which is why they want the pipeline. Which gives more time for a less fascist government to replace Harper, or just forget about the whole project with the current cheap price of oil. But once you've got an investment like a completed pipeline, you're going to want to get your money back, even if means waiting years for the price of oil to go back up.

Comment: Re:I thought that was Nintendo's failure... (Score 1) 150

by Uberbah (#49124865) Attached to: Is Sega the Next Atari?

CD burners that cheap didn't come out until years after the Dreamcast was already dead. Piracy was an excuse in any case, as some of the most copied games were also the biggest money makers for their time: just look at Warcraft and Starcraft.

Heck I was able to get 1Mbps DSL in the middle of nowhere a by 2001.

And someone won the Powerball last week. Extraordinarily rare anecdotes do not a median make.

Comment: Re:Bill Nye, the Dogma Guy! (Score 1) 672

by Uberbah (#49109721) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Climate Change Deniers you're as wrong as anti-vaxxers and anti-nuclear power advocates.

Why not whip out GMO's and compete the trifecta of false conflations? Fact is, nuclear power is by far the most dangerous, and by far the most expensive, power source ever invented by man. Skip the comparisons to collapsing dams, that depend on counting disasters before the widespread use of nuclear power and ignoring the vast disparity in numbers between hydro and nuclear.

Go ahead to the part where you rattle off the nuclear power plants that roll the full cost of construction, decomission, security, maintenance, disaster preparedness, insurance, and last but not least storing the waste for thousands of years into the rates charged to customers.

Comment: Re:Evidence based, reasoned arguments don't work (Score 1) 672

by Uberbah (#49109703) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

It's hard for this to come across as anything other than a lazy "we failed to win the argument so lets just call them names" approach.

Or, a lazy denial of the fact that you can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into. The more you shower the anti-vaxxers with facts, the more they deny them. Not sure why anyone would continue to argue otherwise when studies have shown this to be the case, not just your lying eyes.

Comment: Yes or no. (Score 1) 438

by Uberbah (#49109627) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

You'd still be crying "character assassination" if a pro-AGW study turned out to have been funded by Al Gore without disclosure, and was met with the same criticism? It's an apples-to-apples comparison, so you should have no problem answering a simple question with a simple monosyllabic answer.

Yes or no.

Yes or no.

Yes or no.

Comment: Re: Riiiiiiiight (Score 1) 438

by Uberbah (#49109585) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

Asking for consistency is "character assassination" on what planet? Asking a conservative if he'd have no problem with Michael Moore covertly funding AGW studies is no more "assassination" than asking an Obama fan why she stopped having a problem with the Patriot Act after Obama was elected.

Where you dropped on the head as a child, or something?

Comment: Re: disclosure (Score 1) 438

by Uberbah (#49109575) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

Which part of "chemical weapons degrade over time" did you skip over, or "it's not a weapon of mass destruction if it's incapable of causing mass destruction? This is on the scale of falling out of a boat in the middle of the Pacific and insisting that water is dry, because of some link to HuffPo, which never actually says anything about WMD's.

FFS man, Hillary and a Bush are the so-far front runners for 2016. The Hillary that's been complaining that Obama hasn't bombed ISIS enough. If WMD's were found in Iraq, they would be letting you know. They're not.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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