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8 hours ago.
by mythravere
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

To get a snapshot of what I am talking about in a kinda sorta way.

Consider Sarah Palin.

Why did she stop being governor?

Could it be that she seen that it was more lucrative for her to go off and rake in the money by speaking,making book deals etc?

Pretty scary when you think about her almost becoming Vice President.

I wonder how much John McCain regrets pulling her out of the woodwork?

Posted 242 days ago.

mythravere

Another thing thats telling is that the right doesn't really have a plan for any of the issues facing this country.

All they really do is sit back and scream NO!

Posted 242 days ago.

mythravere

Then when you add in the vested interests that send out the marching orders as to what the "party" message should be....its very interesting.

Being that we have a capitalist system with companies that use focus groups to try and pin down what their consumers want...I can't help but wonder how much of the rightwing media isn't the result of them capitalising on the concerns of conservatives and then selling them snakeoil.

I bet they pay close attention to those concerns and then take what they have learned and then take that message and amplify it to keep the outrage boiling and then sit back and rake in the money.

Posted 242 days ago.

mythravere

To further elaborate on what I said I think one should consider this.

Money to be had by catering to a specific demographic.

Given the amount of stuff put forth by "news" outlets like Fox I have to call in to question what they say.

Some of what they say is bordering on insane. And I have to question whether or not the people who report this news and put out the commentary we see on Fox actually agrees with it. And when you consider the extremely partisan bent of most of it...it just strikes me as being rather tailored to fit perfectly a targeted mindset.

Posted 242 days ago.

mythravere

The game of individuals like that is to by design...deny and question every single detail.

I have serious reservations about them even believing what they say themselves.

I think they are just taking orders.

Posted 242 days ago.

Kendall78

Then Gutfeld and Bolling kept going on about how the temps haven't went up steadily as the CO2 has, though ignoring the fact that the previous 16 years was hotter on average than the previous hundred. This isn't a simple tit for tat. Only the ignorant would think that.

Beckel pointed out that there have been exaggerations by some scientists and that is true. The ladies pointed out some of the politics that is involved in the debate. But Gutfeld and Bolling were every bit the ignorant Far Right stereotype.

Posted 243 days ago.

Kendall78

Thank goodness Andrea is pleasant to look at because The Five was so annoying today. Beckel produced a graph that NASA produced about the increase in CO2 and that idiot Gutfeld couldn't get it through his head that not every rise in CO2 was due to humanity. He just kept laughing like an idiot. Gutfeld did get him to stop for a moment by declaring it was NASA that came up with the info. He wouldn't dare say anything against NASA though the coward.

Posted 243 days ago.

mythravere

The Navy's Seawater-To-Fuel System: Can I Use It In My Car?

Google that thar headline and read it.

Anyone want to make bets on long its going to take Republicans to deep six that research because its a "waste of taxpayer money"?

Probably not long before the oil company lobbyists pay off some "representatives" and have it stopped.

Posted 250 days ago.

Kendall78

"Greece has become a nation on the verge of insolvency, was that due to their enlightened ways?"

I will assume that you missed the word "ancient" in my statement because if you think ancient Greece and modern day Greece are the same....then history class failed you horribly.

Posted 250 days ago.

RANDOM21

Greece has become a nation on the verge of insolvency, was that due to their enlightened ways? Do all the sheep out your way mournfuly bleat "Keeeenie, Keeeennie" because you slipped and slid down a slope?? Is your reply to them "There will never be another ewe?" You do know that sheep lie and you can't trust a word they say.

Posted 251 days ago.

RANDOM21

Good answer Harry. Do you still do the knitting needle through the arm trick or are those memories just too painful?

Posted 251 days ago.

harryanderson

Of course I wield power. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.

Posted 251 days ago.

Kendall78

That's called a slippery slope argument. There is no correleation between sexual relations with the same gender and sexual relations with different species. Just look at history to teach you. Did Ancient Greece slip into a culture that has sexual relations with animals just because they had same gender relationships? No..they did not.

Posted 251 days ago.

I guess, myth,it is logical to expect that one deviant behavior might follow another deviation from normal.

Posted 251 days ago.

RANDOM21

Just what powers do you wield, Sir Harry? "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference." Good luck in your endeavors, but beware, some windmills tilt back. Me, I'm going to watch closely the efforts of Cabot's WC-1 and hope for many more so some lives can be changed for the better.

Posted 251 days ago.

harryanderson

"no one can do anything about except remove themselves from the world and stop emitting the dreaded CO2"

I'm sure glad I don't feel powerless.

Posted 252 days ago.

RANDOM21

The Shadow knows.

Posted 253 days ago.

mythravere

Yea it always puzzled me that when someone speaks of homosexuals being allowed to marry there is always a conservative that will bring up human animal sexaul realations being the next "thing" that people will want a right to.

Kinda makes a person wonder what lurks beneath the surface of people who think like that.

Posted 253 days ago.

Kendall78

"that no one can do anything about except remove themselves from the world and stop emitting the dreaded CO2"

Why do people go to such absurd extremes? Not one person on here has expressed that CO2 is all bad. Would your response to a person worrying about people drowning be that we need to get rid of all water on the planet then?

Posted 253 days ago.

mythravere

Opinionated people tend to give out their opinions.

Hey! Who woulda thought?

Posted 253 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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