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96 days ago.
by slinky
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

Stillhere people on the right that complain that Obama is being divisive more often than not are actually the ones responsible for any feelings of division that they have in their own minds.

You might think Obama is intentionally driving a wedge between the people of this nation when in reality its you yourself thats allowing these feelings of separateness to come into your thoughts.

If anyone on the right feels that this nation is being divided it is they who are pulling themselves away from the rest of us.

Posted 412 days ago.

harryanderson

And now the Washington Post fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, has weighed in on Rudy Guiliani's ridiculous statement.

Guiliani earned four "pinocchios," the most possible, reserved for "whoppers."

ht tp://ww w.washingtonpost.co m/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/12/23/giulianis-claim-that-obama-launched-anti-police-propaganda/

Posted 413 days ago.

mythravere

Stillhere I assume you are talking about Obama's support of the recent protests?

Posted 413 days ago.

mythravere

But I have to disagree on the left being intentionally divisive.

The right has done their fair share of taking divisive positions.

I'll put it this way. Its like being in a relationship with someone and deciding to terminate that relationship and then turning around and blaming the other person for walking away from the relationship.

In other words a lot of the divisiveness that Republicans assume is coming from the other side is in reality completely self inflicted.

Some on the right have been consumed with a seething hatred for Obama right from the get go.

You can't blame Obama when someone goes out of their way and hates the guy of their own accord.

Posted 413 days ago.

mythravere

"“This administration and it (sic) party have been purposely divisive in a cynical attempt to gain and retain power.”

That right there is something that both political parties do. They both coddle supporters and latch onto hot button issues that will get reelected.

Its a game they play. They know what their base wants and they deliver so that their base will deliver them another term in office.

Posted 413 days ago.

harryanderson

Former NY Mayor Rudy Guiliani has earned the latest “Pants on Fire” from Politifact.

Mr. Guiliani told Fox News, “"We’ve had four months of propaganda, starting with the president, that everybody should hate the police."

According to Politifact, “Giuliani’s claim is an outlandish distortion of what Obama actually said.” The article lists Obama’s actual statements. Here are some:

htt p://ww w.politifact.c om/punditfact/statements/2014/dec/23/rudy-giuliani/giuliani-obama-propaganda-says-everybody-should-ha/

Furthermore, I find nothing in Obama’s words that justifies the extreme statements made here, like

“This administration and it (sic) party have been purposely divisive in a cynical attempt to gain and retain power.”

Posted 413 days ago.

Kunectdots

I know this IS off the subject of Climate Change (another wealth redistribution and people control program at best) but, remember when Obama committed to the proposal that, "This is not a Red America and a Blue America. This is not a White America and a Black America. This is the United States of America."

Well, he's been contradicting his own rhetoric, just a tad, ever since he uttered that observation.

H-ell, he's not even much of a "Community Organizer", unless we're only speaking of 13% of the American community.

Posted 413 days ago.

Maybe obama has already bit off more than he can chew,Kunectdots and Stillhere.

Posted 414 days ago.

Ever read the rants of Harry Belafonte, harry? Or Rev. Wright? Or Louis Farrakhan ? Or Sharpton, Jackson,etc? And the whining of racial "slights" claimed by the obamas and Holder?

To me it is a pleasure to help someone in a grocery store. To Queen obama, it is an insult.

The obamas had the opportunity to show blacks that we are all Americans. Not hyphenated victims. Instead, obama, Holder, and other prominent activists have stirred up racial problems that will be hard to heal.

Posted 414 days ago.

Kunectdots

I wonder if Obama plans to pull out of his Hawaiian vacation in order to attend Ismaaiyl Abadaba Brinsley's funeral.

It would be in keeping with his latest political philosophy.

Maybe he could have the Rev. Al attend with him. They make such a lovely couple.

Posted 414 days ago.

harryanderson

While you've certainly provided evidence of why you hold that opinion, you've not provided evidence of why we should consider it a fact.

Posted 414 days ago.

harryanderson

When you said it was a FACT (emphasis in the original), I assumed you had some numerical way to measure the amount of racism and could cite some statistics that "the most racist people are black."

You've not supported your claim.

Posted 414 days ago.

harryanderson

Your spotty examples fail to convince. That's like saying the Republicans in the 113th Congress are racist because not one black is among their 234 Republican members. It's ridiculous.

As for me, I suspect cultural bias is more polarizing than racial bias in this country.

Posted 414 days ago.

harryanderson

"The truth is, the most racist people in America are black. I don't care HOW that sounds, its FACT."

I don't dispute that because I don't have any evidence. You seem confident that "the most racist people in America are black."

Would you care to provide your evidence?

Posted 414 days ago.

mythravere

Our nation is a lot like a business. The workers have to work together toward a common goal to make the company a success. If the workers just do whatever they want the company will fail.

If the people of this nation do not realize that we have a common goal, the we are the ones who are investors in the company that is our nation...we will fail.

Seems to me that as a nation we are losing sight of that. Sure we talk about it. But what are doing about it? Not much. Heck nothing really.

Sorry to be so long winded. Haven't posted in awhile. Getting it out of my system LOL!

Posted 414 days ago.

mythravere

I'll sum it up with a story of my Grandpa.

My Grandpa used to set up a produce stand in a little park just past the Hardmans store going south out of Ripley on Rt 21. He would leave a jar for people to put money in it and then come back latter in the day and collect the money from the produce he would sell.

In this day in age good luck on having any money in the jar at the end of the day. Good luck on having any produce left either.

I think that speaks volumes about the direction that our society is going.

What I said took place in the 60s.

For all of our advancement it seems that the order that older people seen in their lives was of a higher quality than today. I hope that makes sense.

I can honestly say that people today are less inclined to do what is right and just for all but focused on looking out for themselves and themselves only.

How can people who are like that hold together a nation such as ours?

Posted 414 days ago.

mythravere

To answer Moderations question I put it to you this way.

Think of the values that are conducive to a productive society.

Respect for the laws that govern us. Respect for those that are tasked with enforcing those laws. Willingness to work hard for what you want. Willingness to contribute to society in some way in a positive manner or at the very least live your life in a way that doesn't degrade the lives of others. You know don't be a criminal etc.

Posted 414 days ago.

mythravere

And thats why we are seeing these protests. Its because the tension between the cops and those they are out there to protect and serve has hit the breaking point.

Posted 414 days ago.

mythravere

Stillhere personally I don't see the president trying to fan the flames or make things worse by any direct intention of doing so. But he's not really doing anything at all to calm things down.

Its just more of his lukewarm leadership if you ask me.

And I agree while warranted the protests are attracting "professional" protesters in some respects. Something that the protesters are missing is the problem of the two parties involved being on edge.

I know this is going to sound racist to some but it seems more often than not when cops have to interact with black Americans the black Americans show little respect for the authority that the cop has and become unruly. Hence the heavy handed response when cops deal with black people.

I mean when I have been pulled over by State Troopers for speeding its yes sir no sir have a nice day sir.

I hate to say it but I think cops have gotten to the point where they expect trouble if a black person is involved.

Posted 414 days ago.

moderation

"A breakdown in the basic order that keeps this nation together is what I am talking about." Myth- what is that basic order you mention?

Posted 414 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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