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65 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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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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 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 524 days ago.

mythravere

Going back to what Random brought up. The big problem is people are increasingly having less respect for the rule of law. If that falls apart it won't be long before this country is reduced to third world status or worse.

Whats bad is that its not just people on the lower portions of the social ladder who have that mentality but people going all the way to the top.

Its almost like people are forgetting what it is that holds this nation together.

We Americans have for a long time had a shared set of values that defined us and helped us make the decisions necessary to move this nation forward.

So Ohwiseone when you are on here raging against people whose opinions differ from you consider how you act toward them and ask yourself am I acting in manner the brings yourself closer to that person or are you doing something that is divisive in nature.

Which one of those is conducive to the continued success of this nation?

Posted 525 days ago.

mythravere

"Already scary because of the lack of moral fiber shown by some here !"

Ohwiseone be careful in assuming that the people you interact with on here and the manner in which that interaction takes place is indicative of their moral character.

After all how do you know that someone isn't simply trying to get your goat? People learn pretty quickly what sets another person off and for whatever reason they'll push that button. Sometimes its just to tick them off other times its simply for laughs.

Posted 525 days ago.

mythravere

"With the execution of NYPD members happening the start of all out war in the cities may not be that long in coming. Might be a whole lot less to be around worrying about any changing climate in 100 years. Get your heads out and look around. You might get scared and ready."

I agree totally with this. This strife we are seeing is of a kind that really worries me. I can't help but wonder if these things are the beginnings of the cracks in our society getting set to break completely open? A breakdown in the basic order that keeps this nation together is what I am talking about.

Posted 525 days ago.

RANDOM21

With the execution of NYPD members happening the start of all out war in the cities may not be that long in coming. Might be a whole lot less to be around worrying about any changing climate in 100 years. Get your heads out and look around. You might get scared and ready.

Posted 525 days ago.

RANDOM21

On occasion I stop by here just to see how this topic could possibly be still be posted to. Then I continue to see the same handful of posters still arguing pointless facts and on and on. Do you really think what you post matters or if the miniscule number of readers even care? These forums at on time drew a varied audience and response. Now it seems to be limited to three handed individuals content with patting themselves on the back while continuing to type mostly drivel.

Posted 525 days ago.

mythravere

"On the contrary , I think most believe me ! " Ohwiseone.

Ohwiseone you talked about Stillhere/Tiredofit burying these forums in bull patties. Do you understand that in your crusade against him you have done the same. He is literally the only reason you post on here.

Posted 525 days ago.

moderation

Door #1,Door #2, or Door #3 ?

Posted 527 days ago.

OWO, if your goal is to convince us that you are an idiot, mission accomplished.

Posted 528 days ago.

Kunectdots

YOU HAVE "known my share of liars and one thing holds true , eventually they will get caught in one of their lies...".

HOLLY JUMPIN CATFISH!!!

There is not a greater or more prolific S-uck of ALL-THINGS-OBAMA on here and you have the nads to post something like that?

The ironic situation YOU compose is made of radioactive, steel-reinforced concrete!

Posted 528 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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