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Comment "ending" poverty (Score 1) 644

1) The Federal government has spent trillions of dollars in the last 50 years in the "war" on poverty. I'm curious as to why those millionaires think a few million dollars more will make a significant difference
2) Poverty is a relative term. People in "poverty" in the US have materially better lives than the average European, and would be legitimately considered "1 percenters" by the Third World. So "poverty" will never end - it will simply be redefined upward along with the average standard of living.

Comment Re:It's not horseshit. It's happening. (Score 1) 444

Historically global temperatures have preceded CO2 concentrations - they went up BEFORE CO2 concentrations did, and went down in the same order.

"The resulting warfare and hardship will be devastating."

Like Paul Ehrlich predicted in the 60s. And it didn't happen.

Or like how the UN predicted in 2005 that there would be 50,000,000 climate refugees by 2010 - people forced to move because of "climate change", like living on islands being inundated by rising sea levels. It didn't happen.

40 years ago it was claimed that we were heading for a new ice age,and the only way to stop it was massive increases in government power, along with a huge reduction in fossil fuel usage. Now it's claimed we're headed for a new heat age, and the solution is amazing similar to the previous solution.

"Temperatures are going up worldwide"

Temperatures have been stable for 10 years. That's NOT what the warmist models predicted.

Comment Re:motivations (Score 1) 369

UW's policy on the use of college resources for political activity is quite clear, and can be viewed at http://www.wisconsin.edu/govrel/camprule.htm

That page includes the following sentence: "You may not use state resources to engage in political campaign activities at any time"
A few paragraphs later the page states that "state resources" includes university email accounts.

So, at the very least, the "professor" violated university policy. If your assertion is correct (that he's not an "official"), then he can make that argument in court.

I encourage /.ers to read your journal, so they can get some idea of where you're coming from (the far left), and can judge your assertions accordingly.

Comment Proof of discrimination (Score 2) 376

But not by Wikipedia, since anyone can contribute.

No, the problem is that WOMEN discriminate against Wikipedia, deciding that they have more important things to do with their time.

So women must be dragged, kicking and screaming, into becoming Wikipedia contributors. This sounds like the perfect opportunity for the FCC to force women to spend more of their time in this way. I suggest they call it "Sex Neutrality".

Comment Re:Palin (Score 1) 2166

When you call for a violence against the established government (like France Fox Piven did recently), and you know that a fair number of the people reading her comments are loons, and you find out the shooter was a lefty atheist pot-head, it's a reasonable speculation that lefty "eliminationist rhetoric" inspired the shootings.

Comment Re:Palin (Score 1) 2166

Seems somebody was listening to Frances Fox Piven or reading the "Giffords is dead to me" post on DailyKos and acted on it. Scary.

But thanks for identifying yourself as a member of the kneejerk lefty jackass brigade.


Verizon Charged Marine's Widow an Early Termination Fee 489

In a decision that was reversed as soon as someone with half a brain in their PR department learned about it, Verizon charged a widow a $350 early termination fee. After the death of her marine husband, Michaela Brummund decided to move back to her home town to be with her family. Verizon doesn't offer any coverage in the small town so Michaela tried to cancel her contract, only to be hit with an early termination fee. From the article: "'I called them to cancel. I told them the situation with my husband. I even said I would provide a death certificate,' Michaela said."

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