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Comment: Re:Meanwhile... (Score 4, Insightful) 283

Don't be so pessimistic -- we have the technological know-how to fix this problem, or at least, we are pretty close, and the right things are in the pipeline, to become mature when we need them. The article is alluding to this fact. The problem with AGW is political will, and bloody mindedness from the "truther" crowd.

Comment: Not understanding the world (Score 1) 550

All economists know about these things called natural monopolies. It is widely recognized that regulation is necessary in natural monopolies because of the power differential which makes monopolies what they are. Many other countries deliver cheaper better internet for less over very spare countries. Whenever you have barries to entry you have to do a cost-benefit analysis. At a certain point the cost of regulations is less for everyone. It is not a black and white issue. If you think it is, then you are living in a comfortable "truth", and not trying to understand the world.

Comment: Re:Lift the gag order first... (Score 1) 550

I've never met a bureaucrat yet that didn't like a few more dollars of taxes collected.

Obviously you have never met many bureaucrats, and know nothing about government work. For a starts, they don't raise the taxes themselves. For seconds, they follow the rules given to them. But in your mind, it is all waste, waste, waste, and you know nothing about it.

Comment: Re:Helping Castro (Score 1) 166

by microbox (#49069333) Attached to: Cubans Allowed To Export Software and Software Services To the US
The USA has a long history of making friends with despicable regimes. As more despicable than Cuba, I'd put: Myanmar, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Rwanda, and Cambodia. Arguably tied with Cuba would be: Honduras, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, and Uganda.

Then, if you travel back in time, you have despicable regimes in Iran, Chile, and Argentina.

Trade is ultimately for more powerful in making positive changes in these societies.

My guess is that you come from the wingnut wing of the American political spectrum, and thus have a "four-legs-good, Cuba-bad" mentality.

Comment: Re: WTF (Score 1) 297

by microbox (#49008805) Attached to: Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit Against National Post

It isnt because your bias makes you refuse to read sceptical scientific discussions that they dont exist.

Projection isn't a river in Egypt.

Stop reading media crap or rebuttals by propaganda sites and, just for your educational purposes, read some scientific sceptical sites and make up your own mind.

Or maybe read some original papers on the issue! Of course, if it doesn't agree with Anthony Watts, then you'll probably consider it propaganda. Bet you never read these.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 1, Troll) 297

by microbox (#49008707) Attached to: Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit Against National Post
I believe that Steve McIntyre believes what he says, and thinks he is doing the right thing. Now what is true is that, McIntyre, McKitrick, Lindzen, Spencer, Pat Michaels, all travel in the same circles, receiving money from industry insiders who perfected the tobacco strategy. No-one is going to hire these people now, so they are dependent on the largess of the interests that they serve. Too bad for them.

Comment: Re:WTF (Score 3, Informative) 297

by microbox (#49008687) Attached to: Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit Against National Post
Oh, I agree that green groups are annoying in their tactics. I decry the uncivilized tone of all of it. Now, if you want to know who started it, then you have to read some history, and I assure you, there is a lifetime worth of references to read there. (Personally, I spot check about one in every 100 references -- and check more regularly if one fails the sniff test. I find this effective.)

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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