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Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 275

by phantomfive (#49368293) Attached to: Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail

Stating facts is "emotional"?

No, emotional is the way you state them. And your posts are full of emotion.

Since when is "emotional" an insult.

When it prevents you from thinking clearly. And you aren't thinking clearly, you are defending a politician.

Since you don't want to look up the relevant policies, here is the retention policy, here is the state department communications policy. In case the documents seem unclear to you, Scott Gration was fired by Clinton in part because of not following email procedures.

But none of that matters. Who cares if it was illegal? Nixon's "18 lost minutes" were not illegal, but that doesn't make it right. Even if somehow she thought it was ok to run her own email server, deleting half the emails and sending the rest over on paper was something she knew was bad.

Comment: Re:Let's see (Score 1) 273

by phantomfive (#49367549) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient

"Specifically, H.R. 3964would undermine years of collaboration between local, State, and Federal stakeholders to develop a sound water quality control plan for the Bay-Delta.

That's a joke.....the Bay-Delta water plan is not sound, and no one is happy with it. Everyone agrees it needs to change.....the problem is how to change it.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 289

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:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 3, Interesting) 289

by phantomfive (#49366935) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

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.

Ironically, if that happens, we'll have democrat who voted to invade Iraq running against a Bush who didn't.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 2) 289

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: Re:Complete article (Score 5, Informative) 273

by phantomfive (#49366155) Attached to: Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient
Wow, I strongly suggest that anyone read that commentary, if they are interested in the political side behind global warming.

For example, when discussing this graph, the article mentions:

in Yokohama in March 2014 [24], authors and delegates spent a considerable amount of time negotiating the temperature axis.....as a response to the insistence on the part of some parties, including St. Lucia, Saudi Arabia, and Bolivia, a second thermometer was added to the right. For many delegates, it was fundamental to not omit in this crucial figure the 0.61C change that had been accumulating..... fierce debates erupted over the visual highlighting of certain temperature targets in the graphic......St. Lucia, supported by Dominica, Jamaica, Tuvalu, Cuba, Mali, France, and then also Germany, requested a third dotted line at 1.5C......others considered it policy-prescriptive and hence inappropriate for the IPCC whose mandate it is to be no more than policy-relevant. A compromise to add dotted lines at all 0.5C increments, offered by the IPCC authors as well as Belgium, Austria, the U.S., and others, was rejected. In the end, the graphic was approved, without any horizontal lines, as most ‘scientifically neutral.’

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