I know how people are and yes I'm pretty sure most are just jealous. I know how many people I've seen that while pious and self-righteous while in positions where they had little power or impact later attained promotions and became tyrants and micro-managing assholes. Most bitching is nothing more than envy. Maybe you are pure of heart but if so you are in the minority.
I just realize that 90 percent of the people bitching would gladly trade places with the self-serving elite.
One of the few things worse than greed is jealousy and there's lots of that around here. The man was smart and successful. The fact that he made a lot of money writing textbooks is what it is. The market is bogus and we all know it but writers gotta write. I can't believe the textbook scam is still going on full steam. I remember back in the 70's paying over 50 dollars for a biology textbook that I never used. All the tests were from the lectures in that class. I did get half the money back when I sold it after the class ended to a guy taking it the next quarter. I'm sure he didn't use it either because he had the same professor.
When they lie every time they open their mouth it gets to be a habit. After a while it's just standard operating procedure.
That's right, put your faith in the North Korean government. Idiot.
Japanese companies are important to the US economy, Sony is a household name here and we have a very strong alliance with Japan. If you think the FBI will fail to do all they can to step on whoever perpetrated the Sony hack you're sadly mistaken.
There was no negotiation. The Spanish publishers had a law passed to force Google to pay. That's not negotiation that is regulation. Google had two choices under that situation, either pay up or leave. They chose to leave. Now the publishers are pissed because they didn't want that to happen. They wanted Google to pay them and now they realize that they hurt themselves when they had the law passed. Cry me a river.
The Publishers have elected leaders in their pockets. They pulled out their pet politicians and put them to work earning their keep by passing their master's legislation. I find it quaint that you seem to think politicians work for the people who elect them. What a novel idea.
Yeah, I've actually tried that. If Google ceased to exist I'd have to go back to Yahoo.
What in hell does Willy Wonka have to do with this?
I made no attempt to discredit any moderates whatsoever? Where exactly did you read that in the above response? My comment was entirely directed at the extremists and how much fun they are to bait. I can't see why you'd complain unless you are one of the foam at the mouth sort yourself.
I see your point. But think now, what temperature is the planet supposed to be? It has certainly ranged a lot over time. Even if we do everything possible to reduce our impact on GW the fact is that the climate will probably continue to warm until something happens to stop it. We live on a living planet that has been through many changes before man arrived on the scene including periods of ice and times when the entire planet was a steamy tropical environment. Change is inevitable and really unless we get rid of 5 billion people or so I don't see any meaningful reduction in man's contribution to carbon in the atmosphere. In a couple of hundred years or so that land in Antarctica might be very valuable.
I don't think they're entirely wrong about global warming, but I am certain they aren't entirely right. Their evangelism on the subject rivals that of any Pentecostal Evangelist raving about sin. It's so much fun to pick at someone who is so certain of their rightness that it is irresistible.
I'm pretty sure it's Bush's fault.
Greenpeace is just another example of what happens when an organization adopts the policy that "the end justifies the means."