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Comment Re: Its easier to pick sides (Score 1) 312

The right can handle diversity of opinion. The left can't. That's why the left always try to censor or murder anyone who disagrees with them.

You have a cartoonish view of the world. There are intolerant, inflexible ideologues all across the political spectrum. More than anything else, your post simply shows how strongly you've signed up for the right-wing team.

Comment Re:It is almost like 32/33 developed countries... (Score 3, Interesting) 283

If you will change the constitution and will include the healthcare as a right, why don't you throw in free life time education, free housing, free food.

That all sounds like a great idea to me.

My guess is that it would cost a tiny fraction compared to the costs of the US having a larger military than the next several countries combined.

Comment Re:C'mon guys, use your heads (Score 1) 519

Nope there is just recorded conversations from Sessions and Flynn, along with transcripts. So I guess the recorded conversations came from a magical tool that records someones conversation that isn't a wiretap that doesn't need a court order.

Yes, wiretaps have happened on people around Trump. That is not under discussion right now.

I'm talking specifically about the allegations that Obama personally had Trump himself illegally wiretapped. To date, the only "evidence" presented about that illegal taping is a right-wing radio host making claims that were echoed by Breitbart, which were later translated into a manic tweetfest that followed up a series of serious claims against a former president by griping about some TV show.

Trump is a master of FUD and mis-direction. Keep your eyes on the ball.

Comment Re:C'mon guys, use your heads (Score 2) 519

What surveillance? No surveillance has been established.

This, right here and now. Trump was just echoing a claim printed by Breitbart which was quoting a right-wing radio host.

THERE IS NO EVIDENCE. This is all a distraction to keep people's minds away from the real issues, like how the current administration is basically dismantling decades of regulations and oversights on industry, etc.

Comment Re:It's not that we deny climate change (Score 1) 481

But ACTUAL SCIENCE calculates only 1.2C of warming for every doubling of CO2.

I'm not sure where you're getting your science. Your claim presents a logarithmic response of temperature on CO2, which appears to be pulled out of your ass.

Take a look at Figure SPM.5 (b) in the IPCC report. Looks like the effect is a linear increase in temperature as a function of total CO2 emissions.

Comment Re:Meaningless (Score 3, Insightful) 745

temperatures going up a few degrees and water levels rising a bit

Sure, if you frame the issue that way, how bad could it be?

Here's another way of thinking about it. Picture in your mind the difficulties involved in the number of refugees currently fleeing into Europe from wars in the Middle East. Now, picture the population of Bangladesh being displaced by rising seas.

Comment Re:America hates Hillary Clinton (Score 1) 1069

You need to stop believing that right-wing description of liberals and try actually having a conversation with them.

More generally, it is a bad idea to gain an opinion of a group based largely upon the description provided by their opponents. (This is a fault that is not particular to any one viewpoint.)

Comment Re:Michael Flynn Jr believes it (Score 1) 789

I never understood that. Whatever else Donald Trump may be, he definitely is establishment.


It is certainly true that rural America has serious issues related to the dwindling manufacturing, centralization of agriculture, etc. At the same time, it boggles the mind that the solution is put in charge a millionaire who lives at the top of a tower on an island that is the biggest city in the U.S.

You can't make this shit up.

Comment Re:You're cute (Score 2) 555

I don't recall the Republicans calling half the nation "deplorable", or rioting when Obama was elected. Or rioting when [Bill] Clinton was elected.

What about when Romney insulted 47% of the US?

What about the protests and threats of lynching for Obama's election?

You must have a bad memory.

But please... hold your breath until you're blue in the face.

I'll see your non-sequitur and raise you standing on one leg until you fall over. You're so cute when you do that.

Comment Re:Democrats are the enemy (Score 5, Insightful) 555

To be more clear, I now consider Democrats to be the equivalent of the "other side" in a war - they will still oppose every and any thing your side does, they can lose a battle and still wage war, incessant and total non-compliance, they will fight to the last man, and any victory - even pyrrhic - is still a victory. Any means are justified in the pursuit of their ends.

So... in other words, the Democrats are now going to do what the Republicans have been doing for the past 8 years.

Comment Re:I saw the clouds pause. (Score 1) 1042

No idea what that was, but all I could think of is a glitch in the system.

That was ALL you could think of? Try:

  • Momentary change in wind. (like the clouds *were* moving, just in a direction aligned with your viewpoint)
  • Your imagination

I could probably come up with more if I tried, but I think these two require less of a mental leap than jumping to a glich in the simulation of the universe...

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