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2 hours ago.
by Ohwiseone
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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mythravere

I'm fully aware and keeping up nicely thank you.

Through your posts you express the position the Harry is not a legitimate conservative due to to his stance on certain issues.

All the warming foolishness? There isn't any. Its happening.

I feel you are letting politics inform your opinions on the issue.

Posted 377 days ago.

harryanderson

You're not telling the truth, Tiredofit. I never called you anti-science.

Posted 377 days ago.

Tiredofit

No myth harry is a fraud because he calls me anti science if i don't buy all the warming foolishness, while he rejects science as it applies to the origin of man, try to keep up.

Posted 377 days ago.

mythravere

Plagiarism? Noooo. Copy paste from internet comment I found that didn't know the source.

Its not as if the source would somehow magically mean anything though.

I but let me guess I am intellectually lazy for not going and looking it up?

Ok you got me! LOL!

Posted 377 days ago.

mythravere

Hahahahahaha. But you can tell Harry that he aint part of the Conservative party and he's a fraud?

Nice double standards you got there.

Posted 377 days ago.

Tiredofit

Sorry Myth you don't get to tell me what camp I am in sorry you just don't have that authority. Keep setting up your strawmen.

Posted 377 days ago.

mythravere

I for one believe in the possibilities represented by clean coal tech but at least that kid has a daddy coming home. And at least that daddy might live a longer life outside the mines.

Really though. What's the point of bringing that up at all. Its a chip used to score political points.

Posted 377 days ago.

mythravere

Drill baby drill! Wonder how that gas is getting to the surface?

Posted 378 days ago.

mythravere

Starts below.

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Posted 378 days ago.

mythravere

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be an Democrat."

"I am,"replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you d

Posted 378 days ago.

mythravere

LOL there is a very thin line between doubt and denial. Just looking at the facts there is little to doubt about climate change.

The arguments you make are not the ones someone who "doubts" it would make.

Sorry bud but you are camped out with the deniers.

Posted 378 days ago.

Tiredofit

I don't deny anything, the arrogant attitude you project does not help your cause, as one who used to doubt, like a reformed drunk, everyone must agree with your current opinion. I doubt, not deny. This thing is being used by many different people for thier own agendas.

Posted 379 days ago.

mythravere

So yea no wonder you can't reason with the people who deny climate change!

For them its an existential battle of biblical proportions etc. Cue dramatic music.

Posted 380 days ago.

mythravere

But then you get into issues of logic. Like for example. This is the greatest country in the world. Ok. Coolbeans. Then the same people that have said that turn around and cry that this nation is falling apart and is on the brink of collapse.

HUH? We clearly can't be the greatest if we are failing....right?

Posted 380 days ago.

mythravere

Another selection from the article.

"Basically, group narcissists (people who agreed with statements like "If America ruled the world it would be a better place" and "America is the best country in the world") were more likely to express negative attitudes about immigrants, as measured by a survey. Interestingly, people with strong in-group identification but low levels of group narcissism did not hold particularly negative attitudes."

I have seen this time and again on here. If not in this pressing need to constantly reaffirm the greatness of this country. Then its seen in the need to express their devotion to god by having it constantly reaffirmed in all aspects of their life with no regard to the beliefs or non-belief of others.

Posted 380 days ago.

mythravere

We got three major issues that to a rightwinger is perceived as a threat to them.

Immigrants!

Homosexuals!

Climate Change!

The supporters of those issues are perceived as being outside the "group" ergo they are a threat to those in the "group".

This why they act with such vehemence toward those issues. Add in the group think that is prevalent in all groups and you get one forceful and unreasonable/uncompromising lot of people.

Posted 380 days ago.

mythravere

Up until a few hours ago I have been at a loss in finding a proper term or manner in which the actions of the right can easily be explained.

I have finally found the term.

Patriotic Narcissism!

From the article this jumped out at me.

"Narcissism is characterized by not only high self-esteem, but the need to constantly feed that self-esteem with the admiration and praise of others."

"Group narcissism leads to feelings of superiority and entitlement, as well as the need for praise for the collective group, not just on a personal level. It's also associated with hostility toward other groups when that superiority seems threatened."

Posted 380 days ago.

harryanderson

And here’s an opinion. James Pethokoukis, a columnist-blogger for the conservative American Enterprise Institute, wrote.

‘There’s nothing “conservative” about making an all-or-nothing bet that climate science is completely wrong. That approach also puts GOPers deeply on the wrong political side of yet another issue, particularly with younger voters. A recent Pew Research poll found 65% of Americans see global warming as a very serious problem or somewhat serious problem. And while 28% of voters over age 65 accept the scientific consensus that carbon emissions are warming the Earth, nearly 50% of those under 50 accept it.’

ww w.aei-ideas****/2013/05/time-for-the-gop-to-take-the-lead-on-climate-change/

Like many other Republicans, I share that opinion.

If I were a Democrat, I would rejoice at seeing Republicans marginalize themselves by refusing to admit the facts.

Posted 380 days ago.

harryanderson

“You don't want to find it as it is an opinion that differs from your religion of Global Warming and Govt control.”

Opinions vary from person to person. Data doesn’t.

Now for some data reported yesterday.

“Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online today by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).”

“It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments on land, sea, ice, and sky.”

Interested parties need not google the source of these quotes. They may be found at:

ww w.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130806_stateoftheclimate.html

Unlike opinions, data is measurable.

Posted 380 days ago.

Tiredofit

Don't be lazy or obtuse Myth, it took me all of 2 minutes to find it, I don't care to do your research for you. You don't want to find it as it is an opinion that differs from your religion of Global Warming and Govt control.

Posted 380 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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