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Comment Re:Natural Selection (Score 1) 180

The real issue is that none of the "solutions" advocated by the vast, vast, vast majority of the AGW crowd would remotely solve oceanic acidification. It would perhaps drop the saturation point in 100 years from what the high would be without said plans, but since saturation is so slow and we are already seeing effects that means virtually nothing. Which means the only solutions are either killing off the vast majority of humanity and hoping land based carbon sinks grow fast enough to offset the current acidification, or for humans to engineer a massive man-made carbon sequestration scheme.

Comment Re:Dr. Who's Savior Complex (Score 2) 170

True, but they had to get rid of the Ponds somehow. I'm still convinced that at some point the Doctor will realize that gravestones don't necessarily have BODIES under them and bring back the Ponds to their proper present. However, being a companion or two past them he will no longer snuggle up to them like a neglected puppy.

Comment Re:"Obamacare" cost less than free pizzas (Score 1) 418

The pizzas were "free" as part of an NFL promotion. The idea being that people would buy multiple pizzas at a time on game day, and their 'free' pizza. Given this is the second year running such a promotion, it obviously increases sales more than enough to offset the loss. So unless you're suggesting an Obamacare day promotion to get people to buy pizza to offset Obamacare's cost, your post is useless. This is especially true as revenue is not cost.

Comment Re:Make it illegal (Score 1) 1199

No, it was revived by Johnson. Nixon just formally passed a law.

In 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson decided that the government needed to make an effort to curtail the social unrest that blanketed the country at the time. He decided to focus his efforts on illegal drug use. While this may seem to be an unrelated initiative, Johnson’s choice to go after illegal drugs was in line with expert opinion on the subject at the time. In the 1960s, it was believed that at least half of the crime in the U.S. was drug related, and this number grew as high as 90 percent in the next decade.[64] He created the Reorganization Plan of 1968 which merged the Bureau of Narcotics and the Bureau of Drug Abuse to form the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs within the Department of Justice.[65] The belief during this time about drug use was summarized by journalist Max Lerner in his celebrated work America as a Civilization:

"As a case in point we may take the known fact of the prevalence of reefer and dope addiction in Negro areas. This is essentially explained in terms of poverty, slum living, and broken families, yet it would be easy to show the lack of drug addiction among other ethnic groups where the same conditions apply.

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