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Comment: Re:Inquisition (Score 1) 376

by cold fjord (#49143867) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

So you are claiming that George Soros is a climate scientiest producing climate models and studies that dispute various aspects of climate change in addition to being a currency manipulator, business man, one of the richest men in the world, and a left wing activist and financier? That is fascinating. I don't suppose you have any documentation to back that up, do you?

Comment: Re:Inquisition (Score 1) 376

by cold fjord (#49143819) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

Nope, its the people who have to listen to the same "experts" (who mostly aren't climate scientists) repeating the same arguments that disagree with the vast majority of actual climate scientists.

"Nope" ??? "Nope"?? I would call that a failure of comprehension. You do realize that the US government funds a great deal of climate research, right? And who approves the funding?? Who is it that is demanding the information?

... the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate are demanding information from universities, companies and trade groups about funding for scientists who publicly dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change. In letters sent to seven universities, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who is the ranking member of the House committee on natural resources, sent detailed requests to the academic employers of scientists who had testified before Congress about climate change.

I'm glad you managed to work the "Koch brothers" in there. It shows you're "serious." (eyes rolling)

Comment: Re:Think about it. (Score 0) 376

by cold fjord (#49138061) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

That might be insightful if it were true. Unforunately there are plenty of academics that are silenced by threats to their funding if they buck the (forced) "concensus". Witch hunts used to be concerned with brooms and cats, now they are concerned with models and views that don't conform.

Comment: Re:Inquisition (Score 0, Troll) 376

by cold fjord (#49137989) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

It isn't the "scientific community" that is making this demand, it is the people that fund the "scientific community" producing the claims regarding global warming ^H^H "climate change." You know, the "global warming" ^H^H "climate change" studies that are used to justify calls for the government to seize all control of the economy and society to "prevent" "climate change." They want to protect their investment.

I wonder how much funding George Soros and his cronies have into this now?

Comment: Re:What's the alternative? (Score 1) 259

by cold fjord (#49136179) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

That's funny, in reading your post I didn't find a single shred of evidence that I'm wrong about that. Whereas you, on the other hand .....

That Time China's State Media Ran An Article About Nuclear Strikes Against Los Angeles

At the moment your courtesy and understanding seem to have converged. But perhaps there is hope. If you live another 50 years do you think you'll be able to process new facts that contradict your poorly founded beliefs?

I don't work for either the government or defense contractors, so that is another area you don't have right.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 259

by cold fjord (#49135517) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

You'll have to do better than that. The US agencies don't hand information to competitors either. France, on the other hand, does. Hmmmm.... you may need to start rethinking your position. Holes in it have started to emerge before any actual effort has been expended. Could that be because it is based on nonsense? It would seem so.

Comment: Re:Cue the NSA... (Score -1, Flamebait) 259

by cold fjord (#49135483) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

There is a disparity in our two examples. The one I gave is a genuine threat. The one you gave is nonsense. The only people that have landed in Guantanamo Bay are members of al Qaida, associated terrorist groups, or people believed to be among them. The total has never even reach 800. "Passed some unknown "legal" line" is pure nonsense. You did get one thing right though - because of Snowden fewer terrorists are likely to be caught.

Comment: Re:Cue the NSA... (Score 0) 259

by cold fjord (#49135459) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

Snowden stole documents from the governments of the UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and others, exposing their intelligence operations and methods. Hostile actors have noted that information and are using against those countries.

You seem to have substituted an imaginary problem (US betraying all its allies) and ignored the real ones of Snowden's damaging acts.

Comment: Re:What about Snowden (Score 1) 259

by cold fjord (#49135431) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

No, it's back to the 1940s. The (Islamo)fascists are the threat. Once again Jews are forced to flee Europe under threat of death, and Mein Kampf (long a popular book in the Middle East) is going back on the shelves in Germany. The point is to arrest the next sabotage / attack / terrorist cell that land by sub / plane / self organizes. "Papers, please"? Not so much.

Brooklyn men who wanted to join ISIS had plans to shoot President Obama, bomb Coney Island: FBI - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Al-Shabaab threatens malls, including some in U.S.; FBI downplays threat - February 21, 2015

Hmmm, what's all this then?

Abbott: Australia to strengthen citizenship laws to combat terror - February 23, 2015

Last I heard, Australia wasn't located anywhere near Moscow.

Comment: Re:Terrorists (Score 1) 259

by cold fjord (#49134773) Attached to: It's Official: NSA Spying Is Hurting the US Tech Economy

That's not a "low bar," that is pointing out rubbish, the disparity between what is claimed and reality. You may need a taste of that yourself.

So you say there was a problem with one visitor of the 60,000,000 people that visit the US each year? That is "scary" as a "way things are headed" AKA a "trend." Do you think it will hit 2 in 60,000,000 soon?

 

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