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Comment Re:20,000 years ago (Score 2) 211

Not sure where your 8 C came from. It took about 11,000 years for the temp to rise 4 C. By contrast, we're up 1 C in just 100 years, and that's the issue. Nobody's saying the climate doesn't change naturally, just that this extremely rapid change is caused by humans.

https://xkcd.com/1732/

"It's just a flimsy excuse by the lib-left for bigger government."

No, it's just reality. How about, instead of denying reality you come up with a solution that doesn't require government to grow. I'll be all for it.

Comment Re:Fake news, see the MASIE data for yourself (Score 5, Insightful) 211

"several thousand people whom rely on the climate change scam, for their paycheck, are ramping up the BS so they can remain on the gravy train...."

It really blows my mind that people believe engineers and scientists from the best scientific organizations in the world, including NASA and NOAA are ALL in on a worldwide scam, while the companies that actually have skin in the game (oil, nat gas, coal, etc) are innocent victims. If you know any engineers (I'm an M.E.), you know they're often quite anal about technicalities and correctness. To even consider that a group, much less several groups across the globe would sacrifice their integrity for grants, or whatever, is absolutely ludicrous.

But then again, we elected Trump as president so it seems the majority of people aren't capable of rational thought.

Comment Re:Interesting timing re Trump's claims (Score 1) 447

So Trump makes a claim with absolutely no basis and ... you took it hook, line, and sinker. He's got you distracted, talking about Clapper and FISA instead of what had him furious to begin with. He might have well as said Aliens landed in Kentucky. The head of NASA denies it, and all the discussion goes to NASA and whether or not Aliens might have landed in Kentucky.

"performing attacks and making it look like a foreign country, like Russia, did it" Wow! That's quite a stretch there. Got your own conspiracy theory ready to go.

"undermine the credibility of the guy who does get elected so nobody will work with him" Nobody wants to work with him because he's a total moron.

"dissolve the CIA, and NSA" - Bannon, is that you? The CIA and NSA are just about the only checks left on this lunatic.

Comment Re:Umm (Score 1) 402

Nice bait and switch. Citing sources and peer review, pretty much the antithesis of the new right that claims global warming is a hoax, Trump inherited a mess, U.S. have been practically inviting terrorists into the country, etc. The ones who call any news they don't like "Fake News", which now includes the entire mainstream media and select parts of Fox News.

"feelings more important than truth" Give me a break. In what universe are you living that "conservatives", who apparently are all on Breitbart and Fox News worry about people's feelings? Have you read the comment section on those websites?

Comment Re:Censorship. (Score 2) 405

Nice attempt at spin. I don't condone any violence, but Trump thinks he's King and you should be worried. His communication isn't "mean tweets", it's a display of unimaginable ignorance, stupidity, and lack of decency. What, just yesterday he used the office of POTUS to slam Nordstrom because they dropped her daughter's clothing line or something. Ridiculous behaviour.

President Camacho was better suited for the office than Trump - at least he showed some respect.

Comment Re:Very common legal requirement (Score 1) 245

Kinko's - transparency? Isn't that the opposite of the point you're trying to make? If I don't want people to know who I am, I'll perform my electronic comms through Kinko's or a coffee shop, etc. Is it so hard to require a verifiable name and address? I can do my banking online at home, but FOIA needs to be done over unencrypted fax from Kinko's?

Comment Re:Very common legal requirement (Score 1) 245

What? It is very easy to spoof a signature (or anything else) on a fax. Signatures are only verifiable in penned ink. Once you digitize it, it's next to useless. Also, that fax is likely travelling unencrypted over the internet like the rest of voice traffic these days (POTS is dead). Unless you're using end-to-end encryption with verified certs, fax is not secure. Man in the middle attacks are very much feasible.

I'm quite disappointed PGP never took off.

Comment Re:Do the right thing - stand against Trump's bigo (Score 1) 952

Curious how you came up with your figures. And as to countries with "civil unrest and poor-functioning central government", isn't that pretty much the definition of countries with refugees? So, according to your figures (how did you get 98%?), the order focuses the ban on refugees coming from countries with refugees (civil unrest and poor-functioning central government).

Comment Renewable Energy Excluded From New Energy Plan (Score 1) 333

The new administration's energy plan excludes renewable energy and emphasizes oil and gas.

"The Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own."

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ame...

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