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Comment Re:Global warming has been changed to Climate Chan (Score 1) 119

I am a physicist, a real expert on stuff like that, and I know that the global temperature has not increased for almost 20 years.

Really? NASA Link for Average Global Temperature since 1884

Have you read this Scientific American article from 2010?

Or maybe you haven't seen this NOAA Graphic that says, "August 2015 average global land and ocean temperature was the warmest August since records began in 1880."

Comment Let's Remember the Important Thing Here (Score 5, Insightful) 273

Let's cut all the crap about global warming/climate change and remember that there are people living where this storm is making landfall. It doesn't matter if this is the strongest storm ever or if climate change caused this, there are real people in harm's way. This is not going to be pretty, between storm surge and rainfall over mountainous terrain and the flooding that will bring. So please keep these people in mind.

Do whatever you think best to help. whether that be prayer or cutting out a Starbuck's run to donate to the Red Cross. What are we put on this Earth for if not to help one another?

Comment Re: Sure... (Score 1) 262

I have no idea why this was modded down. It is a very valid question.

Why are drive train components accessible on any car over-the-air? I understand the need for a GPS or entertainment system to access the outside world, but why do the components of the power train or braking systems need to be accessible? Physical separation can't be all that hard and would be so much safer.

Comment Re:Interesting person (Score 1) 284

Notice I didn't say anything about forcing a person to do anything. I said that hiding behind your religious beliefs is a crock of shit. Unless you are asking every customer if they've ever cheated on their spouse, ever been divorced or ever worked on a Sunday then you are cherry picking what parts of your religion you will use to deny someone service because you are offended by who they love.

Chi-fil-A is closed on Sunday. It is the founder's sincere religious belief that his employees should follow the Biblical proscription about working on the Sabbath. But being closed on Sundays denies everyone service that day. No one can complain because all of the public is affected the same.

But refusing to seat a gay couple in your restaurant because their existence offends you is different. You are denying them service with out cause. If you seat everyone but Jews at your restaurant because you think the Jews killed Christ you are applying your interpretation of your religion to discriminate. It is not now about your religious beliefs - it is about how offended you are that these people exist. What is different about that and denying to seat a mixed race couple?

The fact that you are offended by someone's political beliefs does not mean you can refuse them service on that basis. One is protected speech, the other is denying service to a person because they offend you. I thought that was settled at that Woolworth's lunch counter...

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