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Comment: Re:Seriusly America (Score 0) 735

by jhcurtis (#39940649) Attached to: Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards
When corporations do this it is successful because of what they are spending the money on. Infrastructure, Advertising, streamlining the production process, adding automation to improve per employee productivity, etc. What Obama and the government have been doing is giving away the money as extended unemployment benefits, bad loans to selected large Democrat party donors, fraud, waste and abuse. Adding more jobs to the government sector is simply adding overhead and reducing the chance of success. And I defy you to find a single country that has followed the path Krugman extolls that has succeeded in borrowing it's way out of debt. It has never worked in the past and probably never will. By contrast, the countries that have reduced their spending and reduced taxes are seeing record growth while the rest of the world economy sinks.

Comment: Re:Seriusly America (Score 0) 735

by jhcurtis (#39928127) Attached to: Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards
Are you talking about the same Paul Krugman that believes when you run out of money and nobody will lend you more, you should double down and spend your way out of debt? The one who believes that you should not stop spending more money than you have and that austerity measures are bad for the country? If that is not the very DEFINITION of "shit-your-pants insane", I don't know what is. If he is your touchstone for rational thinking, then you are probably beyond help.

Comment: Re:They Never Even Said Those Things (Score 0) 735

by jhcurtis (#39927847) Attached to: Heartland Institute Learning To Troll On Billboards
There was no link except for Saddam Husein allowing terrorist training camps in Iraq, the Iraq government paying the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, etc. There was no link to the 9-11 terrorist attacks, but there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein sponsored terrorism in many cases. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2846365.stm "A Hamas suicide bomber's family got $25,000 while the others - relatives of militants killed in fighting or civilians killed during Israeli military operations - all received $10,000 each. Another banner in the hall described the cheques as the "blessings of Saddam Hussein" and PALF speakers extolled the Iraqi leader in fiery speeches. "Saddam Hussein considers those who die in martyrdom attacks as people who have won the highest degree of martyrdom," said one. The party estimated that Iraq had paid out $35m to Palestinian families since the current uprising began in September 2000. "

Comment: Re:Conservative meltdown in 5..4..3..2..1.. (Score 0) 572

by jhcurtis (#39522047) Attached to: Climate Change To Drive Weather Disasters, Say UN Experts
"and fight against (christian and islamic) fundamentalism." What war has been started by Christian fundamentalists in the past 50 years? Every war religion based war that am aware of was started by Islamic peoples. Please enlighten me how a fight against Christianity helps the world? As a second point, do you live in America? If so, how do you resolve the inherent conflict of your desire to fight against religion and the Constitutional right to be free to practice that religion without government interference?

Comment: Re:I for one have new hope... (Score 0) 186

by jhcurtis (#39298421) Attached to: Rep. Darrell Issa Requests Public Comments On ACTA
Logical fallacy here. Our government is NOT founded on the concept of separation of church and state, it was founded on the concept of religious freedom. i.e. the freedom of people to worship whatever god they chose, how they chose, without government interference. The reason for the 1st Amendment was not to keep religion out of government but to keep the government out of religion. Church services were held every Sunday in the House of Representatives until after the Civil War. Jefferson, who was responsible for the phrase "wall of separation" attended services most Sundays in the House chambers. "Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers." http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/rel06-2.html I really wish schools actually taught history now days. How is it that you young people have so much trouble understanding this? I strongly recommend that you go to the library and pick up a copy of the Federalist Papers. Read them and learn what the founders were discussing and what the reasoning was for the actual wording that they settled on.

Comment: Re:Once again, the Koch Bros manning the funnel (Score 0) 615

by jhcurtis (#39048873) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science
So where does George Soros show up in your world view? He has given more than $50,000,000 since 2003 for progressive policies in America. The Koch brothers have given $100,000,000 over 30YEARS. So in recent times, I would put Soros as a much more active supporter of a political party than the Koch brothers.

Comment: Re:Seriously, we're going to worry about... (Score 0) 615

by jhcurtis (#39048143) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science

Make no mistake, the tech research solutions proposed 25 years ago would now be paying off, making billionaires of the successful implementers and giving the rest of us the energy we crave.

The same could be said for energy production in America. Had the Enviro-wackos not filed endless lawsuits, appeals and delaying tactics, then the U.S. could have sufficient modern nuclear reactors, gassified goal and oil production to be completely energy independent. The technology has been available for quite some time, but the permitting process and the legal battles creating years or decades of delays create an environment where the costs to pursue energy projects can never be recovered.

Comment: Re:This is terrorism (Score 1) 615

by jhcurtis (#39046705) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science
Wow! Just Wow! I would suggest removing the tinfoil hat ans seeking help form a qualified mental health professional. You are openly advocating the arrest, trial and killing of millions of people because they don't believe the same thing you do? You are comparing the failure to agree with you to the Nazis and the murder of millions of Jews, gypsies and infirm? You really need to seek help. It would also be appropriate for anyone who knows who this guy is to contact law enforcement as what he is advocating is the mass murder of millions of people who have a difference of opinion with him. This is not a stable individual.

Comment: Re:An Ignorant Population Is More Easily Controlle (Score 0) 615

by jhcurtis (#39046399) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science
It is difficult to describe the AGW alarmists work as science so pseudoscience would be appropriate. Point to one model the AGW people rely on that can predict the historically recorded past, let alone the future. You can't because none of the models work. And for scientific theory to have been proven, then the theory must have criteria with which the data can change to disprove the theory. So far, nobody has come out with a way to disprove the theory, no matter what you do to manipulate the data. Face it, you have a theory that doesn't track proven facts, can't predict the past and has no criteria that can be changed to disprove the theory. Epic Fail for your science.

Comment: Re:An opportunity for IT.... (Score 1) 615

by jhcurtis (#39046057) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science
I would call for responsible IT professionals working in Universities, research institutes and government agencies to look for similar incriminating data that indicate illegal collusion, fraud or evidence of a confirm-able political agenda behind the "science" of Global Warming and to release them "for the good of mankind". Just because someone has a secularist agenda does not mean they have YOUR best interests at heart.

Comment: Re:Relevant portion of one of the documents (Score 1, Insightful) 615

by jhcurtis (#39045595) Attached to: Leaked Heartland Institute Documents Reveal Opposition To Science
In that case, we should be looking at the process used to award government grants to people who propose studies with the goal of proving man-made global warming while denying funds to those who are trying to disprove man-made global warming. After all, the vast majority of funding for pro-global warming studies comes from government grants where even one grant exceeds the total spent by private groups to oppose this viewpoint.
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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally 703

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from the giving-truth-the-bump dept.
jamie writes "A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent 'Restoring Honor' event. The would-be rally has been dubbed 'Restoring Truthiness' and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own Colbert Nation.'"

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