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#852925 Feb 3, 2013
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"But other critics contend that this evidence doesn’t necessarily mean the IPCC models are wrong.“It’s important to keep in mind that there are natural short-term variations in global temperature that happen right alongside human-induced warming,” asserts Aaron Huertas, press secretary at the Union of Concerned Scientists.“For instance, it would have been impossible for the IPCC to predict if a volcanic eruption might temporarily cool the Earth, as the Mount Pinatubo eruption did in 1991.”

These were models. Not someone purposefully putting out wrong numbers.

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#852926 Feb 3, 2013
Senate Republicans Squandered a Big Opportunity Yesterday to Help Their Party

It’s that seething disdain for Hagel that is so remarkable. Republican hard-liners have contributed to their party’s defeats in three of the last four elections, and they inflicted long-term damage on their party’s reputation on foreign policy by embracing the biggest foreign policy blunder in a generation, and now they are furious with Hagel because he’s one of the few national Republicans to recognize reality. McCain’s obsession with insisting on the rightness of the “surge” that failed on the Bush administration’s own terms is one example of this refusal to cope with reality.

If it were just McCain doing this, we could dismiss it as part of a long pattern of his embittered reactions to past political defeats. The amazing thing is that virtually every Republican member of the committee yesterday pretended to be just as incensed and outraged by Hagel as McCain was. Four of the Republican members are new Senators elected in 2010 or last year, and in some respects the new members were worse than McCain in trying to prove their hard-line credentials. Senate Republicans had an opportunity yesterday to demonstrate that they had learned something from the failures of the Bush era and the folly of hard-line policies, and they threw it away without giving it a moment’s thought.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

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#852927 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Dumbass dave doesn't realize that the story author doesn't write the headlines, and the headlines often do not reflect the story content.
I read the entire article.

It said China was building technologically advanced plants - like said.

Like you said they weren't.

You were wrong---once against

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#852929 Feb 3, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>sonicfilter believes everything he reads or see on the internet just because there's a picture or with a quote next to it. His mind is blind...
That they continue the same failed approaches is one of the amusingly endearing qualities of the right.

You failed with this yesterday, I like to think most normal people would try a different approach.

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#852930 Feb 3, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Only because it is impossible to permit new coal fired plants in the US, even with the best technology. And if you read your article, you would know that most of China's plants lack air pollution controls, and that those that have controls often do not operate the controls (because they reduce net power output).
They did build those plants earlier but lately have gone to better coal plants.

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#852931 Feb 3, 2013
I love the name I've picked for old lying Waxman the crackpot. Waxturds is perfect and the avatar has me cracked up! Very perceptive!
LOL!!!!
(I'm just a sockpuppet for another of my retarded stooges that posts here) What do you think my friends? Is it a go???

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6852991_f520.jpg

Please get back to me as I am not sure.

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#852932 Feb 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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seems like we learn something new from the right wing conspiracy sites on a daily basis. though those chain-emails floriduh loves so much are highly 'informative'. and keeping Snopes in business.
think they'll ever figure out Obama won the election? or will they just keep 'vetting' him for 4 more years since it worked out so well the first time around.
if this thread is any indication, it's going to be a laugh fest.
Fine by me, these idiots offer a fun departure from the fact-based world.

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#852933 Feb 3, 2013
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There is no reduction to doctors in the ACA.
If the doctors in my county stopped seeing MediCare patients they'd go out of business. WTF is a MediCare doctor? These aholes just make this sht up as they go along.

Paging Dr Galt__Paging Dr Shinyerection__Paging Dr Curly

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#852934 Feb 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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sorry. no one sends me right wing chain-emails so i must rely on fact checking sites and The American Conservative.
funny how those real conservatives are getting fed up with you fake Tea Party fools.
....Conservatives, frankly, have become purveyors of outrage instead of preachers for a cause. Instead of showing how increasing government harms people, how free markets help people, and how conservative policies benefit all Americans, we scream “Benghazi” and “Fast & Furious.”
We’re off key and off message. We’ve become professional victims dialed up to 10 on the outrage meter. Who the hell wants to listen to conservatives whining and moaning all the time about the outrage du jour? Seriously? Mitt Romney ran a campaign on just how bad things are, but he was rejected by a majority of Americans who felt like he really did not care about them and really had no plans to improve their lives.
Bitching about Benghazi doesn’t do that either.
http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/20/the-loyal-...
Erick just moved to FOX. that should be interesting.
LOL.. You're alone, but blind of the mind and happy.

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#852935 Feb 3, 2013
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<quoted text> No. American football will be gone in less than ten years.
As Orlando begins a 160 million dollar Florida Citrus Bowl renovation.

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Indianapolis, IN

#852936 Feb 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I think it was the neocons sending a message that they were still in control of the party in the face of rising republican realism.
"By Gawd we're the Stupid Party and we mean to keep it that way!"
-Lindsey Graham
[paraphrased]
The regressive, vacuous ideology of neocons

"My country — always right, never wrong": It's the least thoughtful and most primitive form of patriotism

http://theweek.com/article/index/239569/the-r...

how long before they figure out they're in control of nothing?

you got that right. but let's not tell them. the cluster-Chuck has been a real hoot. watching self important people who know Hagel will be the SOD no matter what they have to say about it is priceless.

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#852938 Feb 3, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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You failed to prove the mainstream media is NOT remaining silent in an effort to keep the masses uninformed on all those issues...
...and NOT participating in the promotion of one ideology rather than holding ALL those in power accountable on behalf of the people over whom they hold power...
...and why this is NOT fundamentally dangerous.
FOX is the media arm of the GOP.

so it's one against the other. and as i told someone the other day...people have come to expect lies from FOX but the MSM hasn't shown a constant pattern of doing the same(not saying they don't) so now folks feel that the MSM is a better bet for the real news.

just like it backfired on Mitt, it's done the same to FOX. they can tell it like it really is all day long and the majority will just ignore it. you can't tell lies all the time and then just expect folks to figure out when you're telling the truth.

if the ratings are any indication it really has backfired on FOX.

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#852939 Feb 3, 2013
Pat Caddell....

Can the Republican Party Avoid the Fate of the Whigs?

If present trends continue, the Republicans will likely soon fall out of political viability; and the Grand Old Party will be the Grand Defunct Party. They are well on their way to becoming the 21st Century incarnation of the Whigs.

Let’s consider: At the national level, Republicans have lost four of the last six presidential elections; if one measures the popular vote, they have lost five of the last six. Indeed, over the last six elections, the GOP has averaged approximately 44.8 percent of the popular vote, whereas the Democrats have won 48.8 percent. And the disparity in the electoral college is even more telling: Republicans have won an average of 211 electoral votes over the last six elections, while Democrats have won 327.

These are trends that transcend any one candidate, and any one election. Meanwhile, the Establishment Republican party seems uninterested in learning anything about why they really lost; the goal of DC Republicans today is the generation of conveniently self-serving excuses.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

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#852940 Feb 3, 2013
Pat Caddell....

....Romney chose to speak forcefully on other issues, notably his true feelings about many of his fellow Americans--the 47%. Apparently he really does believe that he and his rich friends are overlording “masters of the universe,” engaged in a rich-man’s class warfare against the bottom half of the population.

The “47 percent" of the population that Romney derided as hopelessly dependent included, of course, retirees and war veterans--many of whom voted for him anyway. But of course, many didn’t.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

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#852943 Feb 3, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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sorry. no one sends me right wing chain-emails so i must rely on fact checking sites and The American Conservative.
funny how those real conservatives are getting fed up with you fake Tea Party fools.
....Conservatives, frankly, have become purveyors of outrage instead of preachers for a cause. Instead of showing how increasing government harms people, how free markets help people, and how conservative policies benefit all Americans, we scream “Benghazi” and “Fast & Furious.”
We’re off key and off message. We’ve become professional victims dialed up to 10 on the outrage meter. Who the hell wants to listen to conservatives whining and moaning all the time about the outrage du jour? Seriously? Mitt Romney ran a campaign on just how bad things are, but he was rejected by a majority of Americans who felt like he really did not care about them and really had no plans to improve their lives.
Bitching about Benghazi doesn’t do that either.
http://www.redstate.com/2013/01/20/the-loyal-...
Erick just moved to FOX. that should be interesting.
Dya think Ailes/Murdoch are pragmatic enough to change Fox’s stripes? Hard to imagine a David Brooks replacing a Bill O’Reilly idn’t it? Would go a long ways towards helping the GOP stop being the Stupid Party if Fox were more rational.

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#852944 Feb 3, 2013
as goes the Tea Party....

In Turnaround, Governor Wants to Spend in Florida

Up for re-election in 2014 and still deeply unpopular, Gov. Rick Scott announced the largest proposed budget in Florida history on Thursday —$74.2 billion, or $4 billion more than last year — and said he wanted to sharply increase education spending.

As his budget centerpiece, the governor proposed raising teacher salaries across the board by $2,500 a year and dedicating $1.2 billion more to public schools. The increase would give Florida schools the largest budget ever, the governor said. Mr. Scott said his other priority was to spur manufacturing jobs by eliminating a sales tax on equipment.

Underscoring his transformation from Tea Party booster to political realist, Mr. Scott, a Republican, also proposed budget increases for the environment and the state’s university system.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/us/in-turna...

the majority will always come out on top.

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#852946 Feb 3, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"But other critics contend that this evidence doesn’t necessarily mean the IPCC models are wrong.“It’s important to keep in mind that there are natural short-term variations in global temperature that happen right alongside human-induced warming,” asserts Aaron Huertas, press secretary at the Union of Concerned Scientists.“For instance, it would have been impossible for the IPCC to predict if a volcanic eruption might temporarily cool the Earth, as the Mount Pinatubo eruption did in 1991.”
These were models. Not someone purposefully putting out wrong numbers.
It doesn't matter even if its purposeful, the Piltdown Man did nothing to undermine the Theory of Evolution.

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#852947 Feb 3, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Dya think Ailes/Murdoch are pragmatic enough to change Fox’s stripes? Hard to imagine a David Brooks replacing a Bill O’Reilly idn’t it? Would go a long ways towards helping the GOP stop being the Stupid Party if Fox were more rational.
it's all about the money.

we've all seen the ratings drop for FOX. if not enough are watching the ads no one will want to advertise on FOX and Alies will not let that happen. and with the ratings as high as they've been there will be an expectation that they should stay that high, and when the don't....

someday we'll look back at this period in time and wonder what they heck they were thinking before reality fell on their heads.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#852948 Feb 3, 2013
History 101 wrote:
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Of course, this is not true. FOX keeps the folks informed on issues the MSM will not tell them.
The fact that you dismiss any network presenting an opposing point of view and who might very well be right proves you've been brainwashed.
It would be easy to prove the half-truths and corrpution on the part of the mainstream in many instances and the crticism by more than just conservatives.
You would be hard-pressed to find one incident on FOX that was significant enough to counter the evidence mounting against the MSM.
now that's a nice bit of hypocrisy. dismissing opposing viewpoints and all that.

you ever get tired of doing that? seems you never get tired of getting caught doing it.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#852949 Feb 3, 2013
Democrats might be happy that Sarah Palin will no longer be paid $1 million a year by Fox News, but based on what happened when Glenn Beck left the conservative network, Bill Maher isn't thrilled to see her go.

After Beck left Fox, he took his "patented brand of apocalyptic race baiting" to the Internet and started charging his audience around $10 a month. Then, in 2012, he made $80 million.

If Palin takes a cue from Beck or Rush Limbaugh, she too could make a lot more money off her fans than she did at Fox. But Maher feels that's exactly what makes these pundits "con men":

"They don't care about winning elections; they care about separating rubes from their money. They discovered that there's a fortune to be made by keeping a small portion of America under the illusion that they are always under attack, from Mexicans or ACORN or Planned Parenthood or gays or takers, global warming hoaxers; it doesn't matter. They don't want a majority; they want a mailing list, a list of the kind of gullible 'Honey Boo Boos' out there who think there's a 'War on Christmas' and the Socialist policies of our Kenyan President are so disastrous that the end of the world is coming."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/02/bill...

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