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7 hours ago.
by Kendall78
harryanderson
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Thankfully, the anti-science propaganda campaign surrounding man-made climate change seems to have lost some of its effect.

Are you seeing storm clouds on the horizon? Two recent studies suggest that the latest anti-science campaign is following its forerunners--the propaganda campaigns attempting to refute science that tobacco causes cancer, that CFC's caused the hole in the ozone layer, and so on—into oblivion. Global warming denial seems to have climbed to a peak in 2010, and global warming acceptance is now climbing. This bodes well for rational public policy.

 
 

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harryanderson

Paulson also wrote, "We need to craft national policy that uses market forces to provide incentives for the technological advances required to address climate change. As I’ve said, we can do this by placing a tax on carbon dioxide emissions."

This would probably help. However, I don't think it's a cure-all. We also need an aggressive conservation strategy.

But we have a problem. Paulson writes, "Climate change is the challenge of our time. Each of us must recognize that the risks are personal. We’ve seen and felt the costs of underestimating the financial bubble. Let’s not ignore the climate bubble."

The problem is that some are ignoring the problem and some loud ones are claiming there is no problem.

The counter climate change movement will lose credibility in time, but every year of delay will cost us more.

Posted 97 days ago.

harryanderson

63% of Republicans believe we should take action on climate change. One, former Treasury Sec. under Geo. W. Bush Hank Paulson, has written an op-ed in the NY Times.

Paulson writes, "We need to act now, even though there is much disagreement, including from members of my own Republican Party, on how to address this issue while remaining economically competitive. They’re right to consider the economic implications. But we must not lose sight of the profound economic risks of doing nothing.

"The solution can be a fundamentally conservative one that will empower the marketplace to find the most efficient response. We can do this by putting a price on emissions of carbon dioxide — a carbon tax. Few in the United States now pay to emit this potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere we all share. Putting a price on emissions will create incentives to develop new, cleaner energy technologies."

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

1. Police Commissioner Robert Copeland from Wolfboro, N.H.

2. Obama protesters in Arizona sang "By Bye Black Sheep" (August 2013)

3. Same protest as above, signs such as "Impeach the Half-White Muslim!" were present.

4. Tea Party organizer Jennifer Olsen posted a racist image on her facebook account that was aimed at the President.

5. Danny Halfey of Kentucky put a watermellon eating Obama display in his yard.

Ok..these are just some examples of those willing to put racist stuff out there for people to see. Tired, you do not think that for those that willfully make it known they have racist thoughts toward the President, that there isn't so many more that hate him in the same manner that are gurgling just under the surface?

(that was an Inferno reference at the end there in case you didn't know)

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

"93% of blacks voted for Obama. Do you think race was a factor????"

You are not seeing the difference here Tired. There is nothing wrong with voting for someone because they remind you of yourself. That is what a Republic is al about in regards to voting.

Now if those "93%" voted against McCain because he was white, then that would be wrong. Did those 93% vote against McCain because he was white Tired?

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

"And you should equally assume that race plays a part in those that adore him."

Have I implied I didn't? Pay attention.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

"It may be hard for YOU not to say, but that doesn't make it true, know the difference."

It may be hard for me not to say it, but that doesn't make it false, know the difference.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

What Clinton was impeached for was very muc different and easier to find legal fault in than anything that people have tried (and failed) to pin on Obama.

They are not the same.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

I would like to think that the majority of Americans could care less about race but those that utterly detest the President, it's hard to say that there isn't a prominent element of racism in their hate.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

Actually it seems pretty close to both to me with those that make it an issue. Though of course most of those that harbor racist thoughts are going to be more subtle than those who are speaking out against racism.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

I'm still interested Ithink in your answers to this, "Do you even know what Marxism is? How is he turning the US into that?"

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

I see nothing in that list that is unique to him Ithink. Every single thing you listed has been done by other Presidents in similar ways.

Obamacare, which was approved by the other 2 branches of govt, hasn't been around long enough to even see what the results will ultimately be.

Obama didn't kill anyone at Benghazi. It's not his fault their are idiots in the world.

The VA, IRS, Border issues, Fast and Furious, Iraq...etc are all ongoing problems that predate Obama or he did not take direct oversight with.

While all of "your" points on your list are legit to criticize Obama on, you have an unrealistic perspective on Obama's place within the issues.

Posted 97 days ago.

Let me count the ways he has hurt America. He is in charge.

1. Obamacare

2. VA...dead and sick veterans

3. EPA excess regulations

4. Fast and Furious

5. Benghazi

6. Chaos eruption in Iraq

7. Corrupt IRS terrorizing citizens

8. Terrible economic news TODAY

9. Border lawlessness

10. Only enforcing laws he chooses

11. Goes around congress

12. His foreign policies are disasters

13. Spying on American citizens

14. No common sense. Releases 5 bad terrorists to kill more Americans.

15. Priorities are wrong. Golf seems more important than his duties.

16. Divides the nation racially by his words and actions.

Posted 97 days ago.

Kendall78

"Did those Ameicans suddenly become racist? How silly."

No one is saying that the approval ratings of the President is a sign of racism. The topic is about those that detest the President of the United States from the beginning because he is black.

"Obama has been a disaster for America."

Perhaps he is, time will tell.

"I feel bad that our first black president is an embarrassment and has hurt our country."

You are embarrassed with your President? How has he hurt the country exactly that is unique to him and him alone?

"He is trying to turn us into a third world Marxist country."

Do you even know what Marxism is? How is he turning the US into that?

"And that is indeed bad, red Kendall."

Well...talk about being racist. Just because I'm ginger does not mean you get to call me red.

Posted 98 days ago.

Approval of Obama is low in the polls. When he was elected, he was high in the polls. Did those Ameicans suddenly become racist? How silly.

Obama has been a disaster for America. It does not matter if he is black, white, or poka dotted. I feel bad that our first black president is an embarrassment and has hurt our country. He is tryng to turn us into a third world Marxist country. And that is indeed bad, red Kendall.

Many blacks who love America would have done a good job.

Posted 98 days ago.

Kendall78

While I am not sure what "much" means in this case....race is a factor. We should all agree on that.

Does race account for all? Or even 80% of the opposition? No..I doubt it but no one is talking about legitimate opposition but the irrational kind. From what I have seen, even if everything had happened the same but instead with a Hillary as President, I do not believe their would be this level of hatred from the far Right as their toward Obama.

Posted 98 days ago.

harryanderson

Tired is right. We can't logically claim that race drives much of the opposition to Obama. We haven't enough information to make that judgment.

Many factors--ideology, culture, race, economic advantage, social, physical attractiveness, etc.--enter in. We vary in how important we consider each of the different factors.

Tiredofit wins this one for sure.

Posted 98 days ago.

Kendall78

I'm sorry, perhaps you can explain how the Black Panthers being racist somehow negates the fact that their are white racists and dislike Obama strictly because of his skin color.

Posted 98 days ago.

Kendall78

I am sorry you do not understand Tired that their is a difference between the way the chimp imagery is used between Bush and Obama.

But try something you rarely do and answer a question. Was the use of the chimp imagery for Bush used for the same intent as when it was used for Obama? If not, then why did they use it?

Answer if you can, admit you can't or that you simply won't.

Posted 98 days ago.

Kendall78

Let's look at the list shall we?

1. Tired uses insults...check.

2. Tired ignores that which he doesn't like...check.

3. Tired goes off on a odd tangent about something I never said...check.

Good job Tired, you fulfill everything we have come to expect from you :)

Posted 98 days ago.

Kendall78

Let's go with a hypothetical for a moment. Let's say that it would have been President Hillary Clinton instead of Obama and everything else is still the way it has been.

Do you think Tired that the public would be just as hard on Hillary as they are on Barack?

Posted 98 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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