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Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 161

by Grishnakh (#49367003) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

Um, Jeb AFAIK has never held a Congressional seat at the Federal level, so it's not like he had a chance to vote on it. That doesn't mean he wouldn't have voted for it.

But yeah, Hillary is basically a Republican with a "(D)" next to her name, except maybe for the HillaryCare thing she tried.

Comment: And why not? (Score 4, Interesting) 9

Considering that nuclear power is the safest form of power the world has ever known, I'd say it's worthy of recognition for offsetting carbon more than anything else. To borrow a phrase, "It's the energy density, stupid."

There's a reason why China has 30 nuclear plants under construction, while the US just approved its first new plant in 30 years.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 161

by phantomfive (#49366953) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

He's probably unelectable thanks to some stupid moves he's made -- he voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

That won't matter.

Walker is still in his first term and he dropped out of college, which is a big negative

That won't matter.

There are several good Republican Governors out there, but they're not on anybody's radar screen. The Governor of New Mexico is one

She doesn't oppose medicinal marijuana, she doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, she does not want to repeal ACA.......essentially you like politicians who agree with your political opinions.

Comment: Re:#McDStories (Score 1) 60

by Tridus (#49366871) Attached to: SeaWorld and Others Discover That a Hashtag Can Become a Bashtag

McDonalds didn't learn from #McDStories either, they did the exact same thing with #CheersToSochi, which led to the exact same result (only being taken over by people asking why McDonalds was supporting Putin's government).

The moral of the story - "social media experts" are often total morons.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 161

by Grishnakh (#49366815) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

He's probably unelectable thanks to some stupid moves he's made -- he voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

Walker is still in his first term and he dropped out of college, which is a big negative (in my view). He was only one semester short of a degree, but he's never bothered to finish? Something's not quite right there.

Christy is a corrupt New Jersey politician.

What makes you think these people are unelectable based on these factors? I think you're vastly overestimating the competence of Republican voters.

My prediction is that we're going to have a Republican president elected in 2016, and it'll be Jeb Bush. He's going to run against Hillary Clinton. After Obama disillusioning the progressives and blacks, turnout on the Democrat side is going to be weak because no one except middle-aged and up white women are excited about Clinton. Bush is going to win the Republican nomination somehow. Bush speaks fluent Spanish and is married to a Mexican-American woman. Republican voters are going to vote for him just because he's Republican, and the Latinos are all going to vote for him too because of the above factors, and because he'll appeal to their religious sensibilities with his anti-abortion rhetoric, plus his positive views on immigration reform.

Comment: Re:Yes. It is called "land subsidence" (Score 1) 130

by hey! (#49366771) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

Which makes sense. Sea level rise in the last 50 years has amounted to about 4 inches, probably not enough to make drains run backwards.

The way sea level rise will make itself known isn't through changes in day to day phenomena, but in exceptional phenomena like storm surge flooding. This is a place where inches may well matter. People plan around concepts like a "ten year flood" or a "hundred year flood", and this creates a sharp line on the map where there is no sharp line in reality. Depending where on the domain of the bell curve their chosen planning horizon is, a few inches could turn a ten year flood into a five year flood, which has immense practical implications.

When people way that there is nothing intrinsically worse about a globe that's four degrees hotter they're right. But *change* that undermines human plans represents a big challenge. Change also represents a big challenge to species populations that can't relocate on the timescale of change.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 161

by phantomfive (#49366543) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
As I see it, the serious candidates in the Republican party are (in no particular order):

1 Marco Rubio (experience: over ten years in congress, can win elections).
2 Scott Walker (experience: Governor, smashing unions and winning hard political fights)
3 Chris Christy (experience: Governor, reaches across the aisle, achieves Republican goals in a Democratic state).

The Jokers are:
1 Ted Cruz (no experience, he's a waffle, special gift of annoying people and destroying things).
2 Rand Paul (no experience, a big name to run on, but that name didn't win many presidential elections).
3 Carly Fiorina (doesn't know how to run a campaign)
4 Jeb Bush (Even his mom discouraged him from running)
5 Mike Huckabee (nice guy, evangelical.....that's the sum total of his platform).
6 Rick Perry (he's like Bush but with none of the brains).
7 Mark Everson (who would vote for a retired IRS commissioner?)

Comment: Climate never STOPS changing (Score 2, Interesting) 130

by argStyopa (#49366489) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

Of COURSE it isn't sufficient.

When - ever - has an activist said "yeah, well, what's being done is pretty much good, yeah. I'm happy. I guess I don't have much to be upset about any more"?

Here's a hint: if there's one thing I can guarantee the climate won't do, is be static.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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