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Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 1) 276

by MillionthMonkey (#48945013) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

I can't afford $30K a year in gas tax or a Tesla. Most people can't.

But some people can. Then Tesla can get more business, they can come out with better and cheaper cars, other companies will be incentivized to sell similar cars, and someday your car will work that way too.

Say what you want about pencil pushers, they can usually do math. Most households pay about $3000 on gas per year. If you're worrying about paying $30K a year on gas taxes, that's some pretty serious driving.

Comment: Re:Imagine $100,000,000,000 for cancer research (Score 1) 276

by MillionthMonkey (#48944929) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

How many millions of people have died because you'd rather play hippy than deal with the issues that are actually killing millions of people every year? Well, about 10 million people every year, the math shows.

We're talking about a problem that isn't causing us difficulties in the short term but threatens to be a long term disaster. Cancer, traffic deaths, child abuse, teen smoking, alcoholism, disease, etc. are all problems in the short term as well as the long term, which is why we address them. That doesn't mean that specifically long term problems aren't worth addressing at all, especially if they need to be dealt with in the short term by their very nature. It's like saying "my kid is hungry today, I can't afford to vaccinate him- so I'll just wait until he actually gets the measles".

Comment: Re:as requested (Score 1) 276

by MillionthMonkey (#48944851) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

The world would be down right exactly the same as it is now if Al Gore hadn't made the movie.

Except for the fact that a majority of conservatives get offended by the topic simply because it was introduced to them by people they don't like. Seriously, I think he did a disservice to the environment just by getting himself associated with it.

And there is absolutely no proof otherwise.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/107569/ClimateChange-Views-RepublicanDemocratic-Gaps-Expand.aspx

<fail type="ad_hominem" class="projection">This is what is wrong with you extreme alarmists. Exaggeration as a talking point. FEAR FEAR FEAR. Honestly, you are down right dishonest.</fail>

Ow! That hurt!

Comment: Re:as requested (Score 1) 276

by MillionthMonkey (#48944741) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

If you want to understand why rising CO2 is a problem, try to imagine for a second what the world might be like if Al Gore hadn't made a movie about it.

It really sounds laughably desperate when the arguments have devolved to "So-and-so failed to predict the weather 30 years ago". Scientists over the years have come out with lowball estimates too, but those usually don't appear on paste sites.

Comment: Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (Score 1) 276

by MillionthMonkey (#48944709) Attached to: Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

This argument again? I'm so sick of having to explain why "Don't feed the bears" != "Don't feed the poor". If you feed bears, they'll learn to nag you and other people for food. If you feed the poor, they'll also learn to nag for the food, but there are good reasons why you'd maybe want a hungry poor person to ask you for food instead of having a bear ask.

Anyway, regardless of how they feel about bears, conservatives certainly don't like wolves.

Comment: Re:Bubbles in Bloodstream is Dangerous (Score 2) 13

You get the bends from high levels of nitrogen dissolved in blood plasma under pressure. If you move to low pressure regions near the water's surface too fast, the nitrogen is able to separate out into bubbles that get stuck in tissues and blood vessels.

These things are "round" like gas bubbles, but they're more like some sort of fake dummy cells, with a fluid interior surrounded by something that looks like a lipid bilayer made of soap-like molecules that bind together by van der Waals forces and have charged tips that interface with the surrounding water. There is no gas.

It's a badly written article- "oooh bubbles!" People should try not to write stupid shit like this, especially about vaccines. I'm already blue in the face screaming at thick skulled idiots on #CDCwhistleblowers who post crap about how vaccines cause autism because Big Pharma stuffs them with disgusting crap like dihydrogen monoxide.

Comment: Re:Still not good enough. (Score 5, Funny) 420

by MillionthMonkey (#48933589) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband
If you vote for people who promise to fight for your "freedom" by blocking "burdensome government regulations" that might someday prevent you from throttling off your customers once you form that telecommunications monopoly you've been dreaming of ever since your mom sent you to school wearing bread bags on your feet, then yeah, it is your fault.

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