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Comment the routine exaggeration (Score 1) 569

of everything she has done wrong, and the relentless pursuit of "where's there's smoke there's fire" witchhunting without any substantial evidence has got me convinced that this really is a witchhunt.

I wasn't too excited about her before, but at this point, I'm positively thrilled.

meanwhile the fake billionaire who wants to instutionalize racism gets far less negative press. i haven't seen or heard one interview that's gone after the Trump campaign morons with 1/2 the gusto i've seen that they go after the most trivial details of what Clinton has allegedly done.

if she can put up with all this bullshit she deserves the job, she's definitely got the temperment for it.

Comment uh, he don't care about no stinking ethics (Score 1) 120

Then the question was, ethically, should we?

yeah- i'm sure he wrestled with that mightily.

what he wrestled with was the financial implications. Somehow they came to the conclusion that it would cost them more money to go ahead and break into that phone- probably because they'd have to start doing it all the time.

That's how that decision got made, not because of anything soft and fuzzy like ethics.

Comment Re:Some perspective here... (Score 5, Insightful) 268

-The ocean is alkaline, which means that stronger base electrolytes (as compared to the weak carbonic acid) still dominate the charge balance.

however the ocean is becoming more acidic, and that trend will continue. saying it's still basic is not reassuring in the least.

-This is an El Nino year, the higher surface temperature will release more oxygen from the ocean because gas solubility decreases with increasing temperature.

chances are good that El Nino year's will become more common, in part because the oceans' average temperatures will contiune to rise. so we can expect the ocean to continue to lose more oxygen.

-Most of the world's oxygen comes from the phytoplankton [earthsky.org], and their population dynamics are remarkably challenging to model. However, if they are not dying en masse, then the oxygen production will remain about the same; some may be redistributed.

what is en masse ? do you think we could detect a population drop of 5% or 10% ? is that en masse ? would it affect ocean oxygen levels ? yes, yes it would.

-The sky indeed is remaining above us, and not falling.

oh it absolutely is falling. slowly perhaps, maybe it will take 1 or 2 centuries. maybe a lot less.
And your point is that I shouldn't listen to the warnings from scientists, because they're all hysterical, but i should listen you ?
so we should do nothing until we're sure we're all going to die or something ?

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