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Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 1) 264

Not everyone has the same experience as you do.
Another quote from the article:

Kolbe believes the site's flaws are felt more keenly outside the West. "People in the developing world don't always understand how Wikipedia is created. It's such a credible website, it comes so high up the search rankings - people think it's just another encyclopedia."

Comment: Financial education (Score 1) 149

by camg188 (#49322273) Attached to: Obama To Announce $240M In New Pledges For STEM Education
I think more financial education would have a bigger impact on people's lives. Personal finance tied in with higher education and career planning. Basic cost/benefit analysis. Also business finance like how corporations work and how to start a company.
All they taught me in high school was how to write a check.

Comment: Re:Hasn't been involved with Greenpeace since 1985 (Score 1) 573

by camg188 (#49313993) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic
You can call me a moron if you want. I really don't care, but it detracts from your credibility.
My point was to mirror your comment but swap the IPCC with Mr. Moore in order to show that your argument applies to anyone who makes an income related climate change.

Comment: Re:incredulity != evidence (Score 0) 573

by camg188 (#49310233) Attached to: Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic

He shows he hasn't looked at paleoclimate reconstructions

Neither have you.

We are still well below the average temperatures for the Cenozoic era (and life goes on).
For a majority of the Cenozoic there have been no polar ice caps (and life went on).
We are currently in an ice age inter-glacial period.
50, 100, even 1000 years is an extremely short period geologically speaking.

Patrick Moore believes that anthropogenic global warming is not a grave threat to the planet and that climate change is being used as a scare tactic for political purposes. Based on the geologic record, I'd have to agree.

Comment: Re:If they aren't doing anything wrong (Score 1) 130

by camg188 (#49310069) Attached to: ISPs Worry About FCC's 'Future Conduct' Policing
People running large organizations generally try to increase their business by increasing their customer base. This rewards them by increasing their income and influence. It's the human nature of personality types that gravitate to running large organizations.
Now what if the large organization is a government entity? How do they expand their "business"? How do the people running them increase their income and influence? They do it by increasing the output of their "product". Unfortunately for citizens, the government's "product" is regulations and control.

TLDR: Due to human nature, unless some definite boundaries are set in law, any government entity will eventually try to expand its powers and influence.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?