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6 hours ago.
by Stillhere
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 not sure of the website statistics but I can't help but wonder how much this site turning into a pay site is going to drive down traffic.

I'll keep checking on this site here and there but for the most part I'm done with it.

Posted 267 days ago.

harryanderson

Here's how I see it: We posters drive traffic to this site, and it costs the N&S very little, since we provide the content for free.

Our ideas and arguments improve this paper. We commenters already provide value. We shouldn't pay for providing value.

Posted 268 days ago.

harryanderson

At one time, the N&S was pretty good, but, in my opinion, they've relaxed their standards. These forums are the most interesting aspect of the paper to me, but I probably won't decide to pay for them.

Posted 268 days ago.

harryanderson

I probably won't pay for the N&S. I already pay for three daily papers. The N&S handles local issues adequately. My favorite paper is the Dominion-Post. It's well worth paying for. For another great WV paper, try the Gazette/Daily Mail.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

mythravere...i think that would constitute a consensus. i often find myself in a consensus of one...without the bucket.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

What a place where the only thing coming back at you is 'thats right!' 'atta boy' and such?

If you want an echo chamber stick your head in a bucket.

Posted 268 days ago.

...and that's for the PNS, the Times is less expensive.

Posted 268 days ago.

$205.50 is for one year of home delivery of the print edition. I think the digital-only subscription rates start at $17 per month.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

It could be a purge. I don't know. Could be some of them just became too much of a nuisance. Like Riki.

My suddenlink bill is 150+ a month. I get internet and HD cable. HD cable is one thing that make me angry.

Its the new standard and they are charging a premium for it. You have to have their box...but and they said it this couldn't happen but before I could receive the basic local channels over their cable without a box...in far clearer HD than what they provide with the box.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

hi there mythravere. it is odd that over at the times site, some have posted only to have been deleted while showing a recent post. there might be a correlation between signing out and being locked out. i am not quite sure about that though. it also might possibly be a slow purge of non-subscribers.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

Geezer...that seems pretty high. what services do you get from suddenlink? for about $115.00 a month we get one land line, high speed internet and about 1000 cable channels. last night someone posted that the online subscription for the Times would be about $150.00 annually. i am not certain if the News and Sentinel would be much more than that.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

$205.50! For a single year?! LOL!

Posted 268 days ago.

My suddenlink bill is $177 per month (!)

Posted 268 days ago.

Annual subscription is $205.50, up from a very recent $180.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

I would read maybe 4 articles max a day if that many.

The deal is similar to suddenlink in that I would be paying for a load of stuff that doesn't interest me. I am on the verge of getting rid of suddenlink because rarely do I find anything to watch and the channels I like are turning into steaming piles of reality crap. So the content being delivered to my door isn't worth the price I am being asked to pay for it. The paper is the same for me.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

Im not going to pony up any money for a subscription because of two things.

First and foremost and correct me if I am wrong but nowhere does it state how much a subscription is. My reason being the same thing I do when someone is selling something and doesn't bother to price it or in the case of antique dealers...they cover the tag up. If I have to ask then I aint buying.

The second reason is real simple. Simply not enough content to warrant spending money on.

If they had a large variety of columns available then maybe. Something like exploring the history of the area in a weekly article. That'd be cool and would make me consider getting a subscription.

Posted 268 days ago.

I was already a paid subscriber and was able to immediately log in and read/participate as normal. I have been a subscriber for 30+ year and urge everyone to support their local newspaper.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

slight correction...i have since been able to read comments and post comments to the news articles. i stand self-corrected.

Posted 268 days ago.

luvthesouth

well gents, a quick question for y'all. of those have posted so far..how many of you have signed up for a subscription? i have noticed that on the Times website i have been able to read and post only in the forum section. the articles prior to today do not show any comments posted. perhaps we are stuck in some artificial realm of digital existence in which we can read each others posts but are oblivious to the posts of the digital subscribers.

Posted 268 days ago.

mythravere

HA! A false beauty. A teasing beauty. A beauty as tentative as an image seen in a mirage.

For as soon as one walks forth out of one's abode....cold!

The cold ruins it for me. Sick sick sick of this cold weather.

Posted 268 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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