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Since we're comparing apples to apples let's consider all the different solar energy companies Obama Administration gave money too..........
According to Forbes by the time employers and individuals receive all the cancellations on existing policies which no longer conform to ACA requirements the number of people uninsured will be 93 million. Before ACA we had 85% covered Americans who were happy with their health insurance. After ACA implementation it looks like just under 100 million individual and employer insurance will be cancelled. How is that a improvement? Please don't tell me their plans will be grandfathered I read section 1521 and it's clear that the regulations will terminate existing policies. Forcing millions into a government one size fits all plan.
First of all in a market stall if you were buying $2 organic apples against the stall next door that sold for .50c but used tonnes of sprays and fertiliser to grow them who would you buy from ??? It's the same with alternative energy, unless the price goes up to its real value and a tax on it's emissions for generation then the poor ole solar panel doesn't have a chance. It needs sky high energy prices to become viable, not compete in a lop-sided market. People will not change their habits on a "feel good" basis you have to hit them in the pocket to do it.

As for AHC, to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. The irony of that is everywhere even in the redneck states where they won't execute a criminal who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. I mean what is the point of paying for a Military in the terms of billion$ of dollars to protect American interests. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick, well f...k you! look after yourself. There is not an ounce of logic in that sort of thinking. Wether it be laws of the land or road rules those things exist to protect the population as a whole. Not just those who can afford to drive a car. Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so go figure. Something is wrong with that system. The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings are paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it costs more because we all live longer these days so unless they make it mandatory to die at 75 it will keep going up. Why because birth rates are in negative territory which will also hit China hard in the next decade or so with its one child policy. So there are BIG problems to solve on a global basis besides climate and health. One of the US biggest problems is a non functioning congress which is not as easy to fix as a broken web site. Just think if you owned a business and half the employees were on a sole mission to make that business fail. How successful would it be ?????? Well that is congress in a nutshell.
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I confirmed "deaf jeff" is deaf, dumb, & has no science or mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Hello litesong, is it your 13th birthday yet? Thanks for confirming you are just another warmist who has done nothing but cry about warming while expecting others to do something about it.
Now, when you decide you actually want to do something personally about warming, then you can be taken seriously. Until then, you are just an internet warrior. I wish you the best, and hope you grow up and make your parents proud.

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... It's the same with alternative energy, unless the price goes up to its real value and a tax on it's emissions for generation then the poor ole solar panel doesn't have a chance....
Here we agree, climate change mitigation is about raising the price of energy and fuel. Oddly enough, that's the same goal OPEC has for oil, higher prices.

I oppose new taxes on energy and fuel.
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Jeff wrote:
Thanks for confirming.......
You are welcome that I confirmed "deaf jeff" is deaf, dumb, & has no science or mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.

Of course, you have no way of confirming anything, because you are "deaf jeff" who is deaf, dumb, & has no science or mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa..
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First of all in a market stall if you were buying $2 organic apples against the stall next door that sold for .50c but used tonnes of sprays and fertiliser to grow them who would you buy from ??? It's the same with alternative energy, unless the price goes up to its real value and a tax on it's emissions for generation then the poor ole solar panel doesn't have a chance. It needs sky high energy prices to become viable, not compete in a lop-sided market. People will not change their habits on a "feel good" basis you have to hit them in the pocket to do it.
As for AHC, to every other country on the planet it is viewed as a fundamental human right. That is, in a civilised world we look after each other when we are sick. The irony of that is everywhere even in the redneck states where they won't execute a criminal who is sick, they have to get them well first then kill them. I mean what is the point of paying for a Military in the terms of billion$ of dollars to protect American interests. Yet on the other hand saying if you get sick, well f...k you! look after yourself. There is not an ounce of logic in that sort of thinking. Wether it be laws of the land or road rules those things exist to protect the population as a whole. Not just those who can afford to drive a car. Health care in the USA is more expensive by a factor of one third than anywhere else in the world. That is NOT because its the best, the French have a far more healthier population than the US, so go figure. Something is wrong with that system. The whole point of universal health care is to make sure EVERYONE is covered. So to keep premiums down all the healthy 20 somethings are paying their share of health as well. That's how it works, sure it costs more because we all live longer these days so unless they make it mandatory to die at 75 it will keep going up. Why because birth rates are in negative territory which will also hit China hard in the next decade or so with its one child policy.
Apparently you don't pay attention to the number of Americans who are under employed or without jobs and on public assistance of some kind...the number is 47%. Raising utilities prices causes prices to be raised across the board as in food, gasoline, etc. which is a really bad idea during a downturn in the economy. We are still anemic in our economic growth so this isn't a viable or sustainable suggestion.

France? Did you really suggest we be more like France? LOL, their
tax rate is 75% and we all should be aware of the migration of the wealthy out of France! As far as ACA, Forbes is estimating 93 million will lose healthcare coverage in the individual and employer market that is not an improvement when prior statistics 85% were covered with a policy they like for themselves and their families. Several large company sponsored policies no longer cover spouses and children causing large expense for those families to try and cover spouse and children. These changes hit the middle class the same as a 30% tax. Real consequences for real people. Remember the middle class which has been decimated? Think what that means to a lower middle class or poor worker and their families? This isn't the mean old insurance company punishing policy holders it's the law of the land and insurance companies have to comply or face huge liabilities legally.

Climate- aggregate means temp has not increased for the last 15 years. If we have global warming then we should be able to prove continued warming during the last 15 years.

I have been a business owner and had employees and their families depend on me to keep them employed in a stable work and income environment. Higher taxes and regulations stifle and eventually kill small business. Congress is supposed to represent the will of the people who sent them not walk lockstep with an out of control government run by obviously incompetent utopian dreamers.
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Washington, DC - infoZine - Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994.
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You are welcome that I confirmed "deaf jeff" is deaf, dumb, & has no science or mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa.
Of course, you have no way of confirming anything, because you are "deaf jeff" who is deaf, dumb, & has no science or mathematics degrees, & no science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra or pre-calc for its poorly or unearned hi skule DEE-plooomaa..
So, with all your supposed education, tell us, what has stopped you from installing a wind generator so that instead of just ranting about global warming you are actually doing something about it?

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It rained heavily all day yesterday. Today is sunny and clear. Weather changes.....nothing can be or should be done about it. I like variability.....but like summer the most. If co2 creates a warmer climate (which is doesn't) I'm all for pumping more into the atmosphere.
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Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct because of manmade climate change.

And maybe not.

Place your bets, people. What have you got to lose?
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First of all never spoil a good story with facts. For a start Solyndra was not given 500 billion it was $525 million. That's quite a big difference when comparing apples with apples.
The fossil fuel industry gets subsidies globally $1.9 Trillion a year..
And you can prove that?

btw, a tax subsidy is not the same thing as a deduction that applies to other industries.

You know that, but prefer to rewrite that language to suit your political agenda.
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This movie resembles the above topic clearly. Watch it at the link below.

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Apparently you don't pay attention to the number of Americans who are under employed or without jobs and on public assistance of some kind...the number is 47%. Raising utilities prices causes prices to be raised across the board as in food, gasoline, etc. which is a really bad idea during a downturn in the economy. We are still anemic in our economic growth so this isn't a viable or sustainable suggestion.
France? Did you really suggest we be more like France? LOL, their
tax rate is 75% and we all should be aware of the migration of the wealthy out of France!.........
You need a good dose or reality, this obsession with taxes is only a talking point in a blind belief of who gets the most benefit & in the meantime wealth keeps being moved up the chain rewarding only the top 4% of the population.
For a start a French doctor does not make anywhere near his/her American equivalent but their McDonalds worker will make almost double the hourly rate of a US McDonalds employee. So the wealth distribution amongst the population is wider spread. They still have their 1%'ers and dirt poor but a health care system that works. Scandinavian countries tax very high but their quality of life is far higher. Google the top 15 healthiest countries and the USA doesn't even make the cut its right down amongst 30's just ahead of Bosnia. So what does that tell you about US Health care ??? You really have no idea what you think you are defending.

Growth is still fragile world wide because all previous growth was done on the credit card and not real. So it's not just a US problem. Alternative energy could be a new driving force for the economy but no fossil fuel company is going to sponsor it. So of course that has to come from government until its a viable competitor then it can be in a open market like anything else.
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Fukushima news from ABC NEWS yesterday.. One slip-up in the latest step to decommission Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant could trigger a "monumental" chain reaction, experts warn.

Within days, Fukushima nuclear plant operators will begin what is being described as the most dangerous phase of the decommissioning process so far.

In an operation never before attempted, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) will start removing 1,331 highly radioactive used fuel assemblies from a deep pool which sits high above the ground in a shattered reactor building.

The Fukushima nuclear plant's reactors were sent into meltdown by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 in the world's worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Experts around the world have warned ever since that the fuel pool is in a precarious state - vulnerable to collapsing in another big earthquake.

Yale University professor Charles Perrow wrote about the number 4 fuel pool this year in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

He said one pool contains 10 times the amount of radioactive caesium present in the Chernobyl disaster and warned one slip-up with the removal could trigger a chain reaction.

"This has me very scared," he told the ABC.

"Tokyo would have to be evacuated because [the] caesium and other poisons that are there will spread very rapidly.

"Even if the wind is blowing in the other way, it's going to be monumental."
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Look man just vote dem
No no scratch that vote rep
Trust me if you pick a team you'll win
Just keep fighting each other
Go team don't think
We could all vote Mickey Mouse and who ever has already been selected by the real power
Will win, and we lose
Have fun watching the map turn blue and red on election night

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gcaveman1 wrote:
Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct because of manmade climate change. And maybe not. Place your bets, people. What have you got to lose?
Life is risky, more than 15,000 died from the tsunami but not one has died from radiation released by Fukushima.
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Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Life is risky, more than 15,000 died from the tsunami but not one has died from radiation released by Fukushima.
There are/will be radiation deaths in Fukushima.. the matter is still ongoing.

Read up on it, lying troll.
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Nearly all life on Earth could go extinct because of manmade climate change.
And maybe not.
Place your bets, people. What have you got to lose?
I have enough faith in nature - and have read enough Geology books - to know that manmade climate change will not cause the extinction of nearly all life on earth. Thoroughout geologic time catastrophic changes have usually just killed the most advanced species. This time it will be humans. Once we're gone, nature will then kick evolution into high gear just like it did after the end of the dinosaurs and repair the ecosystems.
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Retired Farmer wrote:
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I have enough faith in nature - and have read enough Geology books - to know that manmade climate change will not cause the extinction of nearly all life on earth. Thoroughout geologic time catastrophic changes have usually just killed the most advanced species. This time it will be humans. Once we're gone, nature will then kick evolution into high gear just like it did after the end of the dinosaurs and repair the ecosystems.
Surprisingly, I am eager to come back somehow as one of the more advanced..

This post is to register my name. LOL.
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deaf jeff wrote:
litesong, is it your 13th birthday ....
At age 13, I understood more science & mathematics than "deaf jeff" ever had.

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