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Comment its not basic science (Score 1) 680

That's the problem. Its complex science. Its difficult to understand the findings for non-climatologists and non-mathematicians. When you take a multi-variable equation and put in front of someone who is neither mathematician nor climatologist its just a bunch of fooey. The result is that you get the findings out via a source that is increasingly seen as unreliable- the press.

So then you run into the problem of smart people who can figure things like this out wanting to ask questions about the equations being used so that can see for themselves what the deal is and EVERYONE from top to bottom screams at them that they are a climate-denier. No, they are a curious party who wants to understand the findings. Teach them. Stop screaming at them and making them into the modern day version of a witch.

Anecdotally, i have talked to climate scientists who treat people the same way. Oh its because of ice core drillings show these results. What do those results indicate? Are you questioning me? Yes, yes i am because i want to understand.

Take your "basic science" and put it in a form that the layman can understand. Its going to take a lot more effort that Al Gore talking about the hockey stick chart because climate change is not predicated solely upon CO2. Its a complex set of interactions between a lot of different chemicals and the sun's energy output. Its neither easy to understand nor easy to explain in simplified terms but until you do so there is no doubt that there will be people who think you are lying.

Comment Re: Julian's victim (Score 1) 306

In point of fact, he is hiding there because he is afraid that the "questioning" will lead to being extradited to the US to face charges for releasing all the info he has released, to the embarrassment of the US. The Swedish government\police have been invited to come to the embassy to question him but they refuse to do so. THAT seems more suspect to me than anything he has done.

Comment Re:Cheesy 80's movie excuse (Score 2) 769

Snowden's data dump has been released piecemeal because Snowden and whats his name the journalist (Glen Greenwald?) knew that if all of it was released at once it would cause worldwide upheaval and the fall of multiple governments. They didn't want that blood on their hands.

Ask yourself: What has changed since Snowden released the data he had? Pretty much nothing (in the US.) The status quo has been maintained.

This is because the populace's outrage was kept to a manageable level by letting the data trickle out instead of dropping it like the bomb that it is.

Comment Re:read the polls (Score 0, Offtopic) 644

Define: "The most accurate polling analysis..." Just because you say so doesn't make it so. Keep in mind that the main stream media has been providing slanted poll results in abundance because those poll results meet their agenda. There have been polls that were published where out of 1000 people there were no independents polled, and the republicans were at a 35% representation. I can't understand how anyone would think this is a valid poll. Try asking 333 (or 3333, etc.) of each and see what the results are. My guess is that it will be a lot closer to a tie than what your MOST ACCURATE POLLING ANALYSIS website indicates. My point is that an analysis of polls is not going to give the answer to this when the polls are inherently slanted to begin with.

Comment Re:Radicalized through Islam (Score 1) 404

Most sensible people do. Protesting is great. Its healthy. When you raise your hand against someone else simply because they believe and voice beliefs other than your own, you are a terrorist. Violence should only be used in response to other violence. If everyone lived by that creed then there would be no violence.

Comment Re: I'm sure Drump is all torn up over it (Score 1) 403

I'm beginning to understand the liberal mindset a little bit from this thread. They tend to take something logical and think it means the opposite of what it does. Being president, or running for such an office makes no difference at all. Racism is racism and Trump doesn't seem to demonstrate racism if you take his full comments and not just the un-contextualized version that the media repeates . He makes comments that the media skews to fit their agenda. His comment about the judge, in context, pertains to the judges membership in an extremist group that espouses views and actions that are opposite of those that trump has been very vocal about. In my view, the judge should have recused himself to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Trumps commentary is about two things - justice and the appearance of the court being impartial. Both are very important and the judge's refusal to recuse himself undermines both.

Comment Re:I'm sure Drump is all torn up over it (Score 0) 403

Actually, he said the intelligent thing to say when you don't know about something. I don't know enough about programming robotics. I'm not going to sit here and blow sunshine up your ass when you ask me a question about it. I'm going to say, I don't know enough about it to answer your question intelligently. It could be that in this instance Trump didn't know who David Duke was and didn't want to say something that he was uninformed about. I mean, there is always a first time, right?

Comment you have things backwards (Score 3, Interesting) 192

"I doubt you've looked past your own selfishness and actually seen the big picture,"

but you also said: "Really? How many times are you going to spend years of your life creating something awesome ... only to have someone else like Facebook or Zynga copy it, market it, and put you out of business?"

Now, who is selfish? The person who wants information to be free or the person who wants to be the sole profiteer?

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