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Comment Re:Deforestation (Score 1) 124

You've left no room for bushes and grasses.

Bushes and grasses produce a lot of oxygen .

but it's not just oxygen production.
Offsetting use of a car for a year requires 5,000 pounds of woody material per year (not pure carbon he he but it is a lot of carbon).

Grass, bushes and algae do not lock up nearly as much carbon. Most of their carbon returns quickly to the environment as they are consumed and their smaller less sturdy bits rot quickly.

Comment Re:It's okay, inflation is only 1.6% (Score 1) 198

Look at the BLS hedonic inflation adjustment page. Besides some long hairy formulas that's all they give.

Adjusting for inflation can be tricky- I admit that. New products can destroy several older markets (no mp3players any more).

But the facts are that all meat is up about 25% over the last 6 years. TV Dinner are up bout 25% over the last 6 years (and showing strong signs of going to 35% soon). Vegetables are up over 25%. Admittedly Gasoline is down. The things people actually buy are going up faster than CPI. But the closer your income is to being just enough to buy food, the stronger the inflation you have experienced (the poor and the elderly)

So the BLS hedonically assumes that as beef gets to expensive you'll go to turkey. Or when your 27" CRT dies, you'll get a big screen TV.

Comment Re:Giant Douche or Turd Sandwich (Score 1) 794

R6: Do not promote another candidate
R7: No negative campaigning

You believe that's the same thing as "no dissent or SJWs"?

Even a cursory look at that reddit shows that there's plenty of dissent. You're just not welcome if you're job is to shill for another candidate.

In the "TheDonald" reddit, "no dissent" means exactly that. If you have any divergent views (for example, if you support Trump but you don't believe Donald Trump Jr is a good surrogate for his father) you are gone.

No, they do not mean the same thing.

Comment Re:Two comments (Score 1) 113

The sturdy ol' whistling tea kettle from 1972 may be blackened but it still functions perfectly!

Because all the ones that failed from 1972 got thrown away. Survivorship bias.

While others are busy installing updates and removing viruses and cookies from the kettle,

Not if it was designed correctly.

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