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Comment Re: Pierson's Puppeteers (Score 2) 674

1) No evidence that global warming or other climate change is big enough compared to other problems like overpopulation, poverty, habitat and arable land destruction, etc. There is a remarkable lack of evidence to support the claims of harm.

And there is a remarkable lack of evidence that you understand the issue of anthropogenic global warming well enough to make a qualified judgment about it.

Comment Re: The anti-science sure is odd. (Score 2, Informative) 674

We're not really overdue for the next ice age, just headed that way based on Milankovitch cycles. But we've pumped enough excess greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere lately to overcome that and any solar minimum that may occur. There will be no prolonged cooling period in your lifetime.

Comment Re: The anti-science sure is odd. (Score 1) 674

isn't it astounding that after literally decades of being utterly wrong about long term climate forecasts, people still listen to them?

But they haven't been that wrong. Go back and compare what they've said in the IPCC reports to what has actually happened and you'll find they underpredict more than overpredict. Plenty of people on both sides of the issue get hyperbolic in their statements but if you follow what actual scientists say in actual scientific papers you'll find they get more right than wrong.

Comment Re: As if current voting systems (Score 2) 219

In my state (Oregon, vote by mail) I fill in a paper ballot, place it in a secrecy envelope and sign the outside of the envelope. Once they validate my signature by comparing it with the signature on my registration they remove the ballot from the secrecy envelope and put it in the pile of other validated ballots. At that point there is no way to tie a vote back to an individual.

I can also verify that my vote was accepted for counting by checking online with the Secretary of State's office. If there is a problem I may have a chance to fix it depending on timing. All in all I'm confident that my ballot is secret and that it is being counted.

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