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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#984975 Sep 18, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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WRONG AGAIN STUPID! Alan Keyes is a right wing religious whack job and never even lived in Illinois. Maybe his strident anti abortion, anti gay rhetoric appeals to like minded nitwits like you but not for the majority of Illinois voters who gave him a whole 27% of the vote.
So no idiot, the right black guy won.
at the same time O'bama was being touted as the Kenyan born candidate. But you forgot that huh?
http://web.archive.org/web/20040627142700/eas...

I wonder who leaked that information? and I wonder why O'bama while running for President was born again? in Hawai'i? ROTFLMAO. The biggest hoax perpetrated on the American people.
DemokRATS

Seminole, FL

#984976 Sep 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning and happy national cheeseburger day Homer.
So it appears that about half of Florida's 3.5 million uninsured will be able to get a silver plan through the Florida exchange for about $100 per month according to figures submitted by Florida Blue and Cigna.
Those who just say fk it will pay a $95 penalty in year one and increasingly more each year.
You losers realtime in this 3.5 million group will pay either nothing or a small premium to participate in Medicaid.

It's the culture..

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#984977 Sep 18, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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They progressed past the emotional age of two. "No", "No", "No".
The Demorats haven't progressed beyond the age of two, where they need 'hep' from the federal giverment, for everything they do?
It's not the federal government's problem? If you needs 'hep', sees your local county welfare office?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#984978 Sep 18, 2013
If you voted for Bush once/twice then I do not want to hear about the following:

Wars
The Housing Market
Recession
Healthcare Reform(See Medicare Part D)
Bank bailouts
High unemployment
More people on welfare/foodstamps
Spending
Budgets(He may have had them but outspent them every year)
Abortion(At one point he had a Republican majority and could have changed the laws)
Gun running to Mexico(See Operation Wide Receiver)
The Stock Market(except to praise President Obama)

You do not have a leg to stand on and will be deemed a hypocrite in Homer's eyes.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#984979 Sep 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Once again, from your own source:
Even though extent at the beginning of this summer was similar to last year, the melt season ended with considerably more ice.
As a whole, air temperatures this summer have been below average over most of the central Arctic Ocean and Greenland, helping to slow down ice melting.
http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/
The point is, there is now a cooling trend. What some of us have been trying to tell Al Gore groupies the past six months.
It also said the amount of ice, although more than the previous record low year, was still less than normal.

One year does not make a "trend"

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#984981 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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About those 650 "top climatologists" : The list is an extension of an earlier one from Senator James Inhofe, which includes economists, television meteorologists, and many others with no expertise in climate science. And not everyone on the list actually wanted to be there. Meteorologist George Waldenberger, for example, wrote an irritated email asking to be removed.
They claimed temperatures were dropping yet NASA said this: "According to NASA, calendar year 2008 was indeed the coolest year since 2000. Yet it was still the ninth warmest year since 1880, when instrumental records began. And most important, the 10 warmest years all occurred between 1997 and 2008."
You people are just plain dumber than sh*t & your kids & grandchildren will suffer for it.
Climate gate is a hoax-move along. You loon o tics say the same thing every year since 1930. The problem is you don't believe in G-d. So you 'just' can't figure it out.
DemokRATS

Seminole, FL

#984982 Sep 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning. It's all good. Healthcare reform will turn out to be a winner which is why Republicans are fighting it so much.
Mo free shit is hard to vote against when it's all you know Homer..

It's the culture...

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#984984 Sep 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
The theory of man-made global warming is supported by a vote of government scientists, but not by any scientific proof.
Nearly all climate scientists agree that man has pumped so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that it has & will alter our climate.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#984985 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Yep Fair alright.
Corporations - get a 35% tax break
Capital gains - 83% of all capital gains taxes are currently paid by those making over @200K a year. So a 23.8% tax cut for the top bracket.
If a person makes 10 million dollars a year & spends only two million, he gets a 80% tax break
Who makes up for this loss of revenues?
You do.
So if you want to keep handing money to corporations & rich people & cover the cost, yes support Fairtax.
When you look to buy your next $25K car, gladly pay nearly $6,000 in federal sales tax.
Davie Boie, you're one tough Demorat? Always looking for someone to pay your freight?
Taxes are too high now. WE, the taxpayers have to pay Barack Hussein Obama, his salary for the rest of his life, and he is the biggest piker of all.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#984986 Sep 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
If you voted for Bush once/twice then I do not want to hear about the following:
Wars
The Housing Market
Recession
Healthcare Reform(See Medicare Part D)
Bank bailouts
High unemployment
More people on welfare/foodstamps
Spending
Budgets(He may have had them but outspent them every year)
Abortion(At one point he had a Republican majority and could have changed the laws)
Gun running to Mexico(See Operation Wide Receiver)
The Stock Market(except to praise President Obama)
You do not have a leg to stand on and will be deemed a hypocrite in Homer's eyes.
I don't remember a country canceling, or "postponing," a state dinner on George W. Bush. Do you? I am sure Brazil will be the first of many that refuse to sit in a room with the O'bama.
independent common sense

Coffeyville, KS

#984987 Sep 18, 2013
Homer wrote:
If you voted for Bush once/twice then I do not want to hear about the following:
Wars
The Housing Market
Recession
Healthcare Reform(See Medicare Part D)
Bank bailouts
High unemployment
More people on welfare/foodstamps
Spending
Budgets(He may have had them but outspent them every year)
Abortion(At one point he had a Republican majority and could have changed the laws)
Gun running to Mexico(See Operation Wide Receiver)
The Stock Market(except to praise President Obama)
You do not have a leg to stand on and will be deemed a hypocrite in Homer's eyes.
WOW! This list looks pretty similar to that of Obama's "accomplishments or increased support for" list. Now did he "flip flop" on them, learned more about them after taking office, or could it be that he just flat out LIED to us about what he thought about them.....you know, like the lobbyist issue?!!!!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#984988 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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It also said the amount of ice, although more than the previous record low year, was still less than normal.
One year does not make a "trend"
I am sitting in Wisconsin on a place where a former glacier was--how about that global warming? ROTFLMAO. The lake was made by a glacier. Damn-thank G-d for warming up the place.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984990 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Nearly all climate scientists agree that man has pumped so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that it has & will alter our climate.
Over the past decade, considerable debate existed regarding the temperature history of the Earth on the time scale of millennia. If you followed our discussion on the subject, you know that one camp would like you believe that the highly-publicized warming of the planet over the past century is absolutely unprecedented over the past few thousand years. This group seems to fixate on the “hockey stick” representation of the temperature history of the past 1,000 years, and they hold on to the stick in spite of evidence to the contrary. Many others have argued based on proxy evidence throughout the world that the past few thousand years include a very warm period 1,000 years ago and a cold period 500 years ago; in their eyes, the warming of the past century is not at all unusual. These folks even go on to suggest that the Earth today may not be yet as warm as conditions 1,000 years ago, despite the 100 ppm increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the past century.

Several articles have appeared in Energy and Environment recently with results of considerable interest to us at World Climate Report. The first piece is by Dr. Craig Loehle who received his Ph.D. in mathematical ecology in 1982 from Colorado State University. He has published over one hundred papers in applied mathematics and ecology on topics that include statistical models, optimization, simulation, artificial intelligence, fractals, and wavelets. Among other accomplishments, he is the developer of “Global Optimization” which is a Mathematica application package that has been on the market since 1998. Dr. Loehle’s affiliation listed in the two articles is the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. In the second paper, Loehle is joined by J. Huston McCulloch of the economics department at Ohio State University. There is no evidence that their work is funded by anyone with any stake in the greenhouse – global warming debate.

In the first article, Loehle notes that many long-term reconstructions of climate are based on tree rings, but “There are reasons to believe that tree ring data may not capture long-term climate changes (100+ years) because tree size, root/shoot ratio, genetic adaptation to climate, and forest density can all shift in response to prolonged climate changes, among other reasons.” Furthermore, Loehle notes “Most seriously, typical reconstructions assume that tree ring width responds linearly to temperature, but trees can respond in an inverse parabolic manner to temperature, with ring width rising with temperature to some optimal level, and then decreasing with further temperature increases.” Other problems include tree responses to precipitation changes, variations in atmospheric pollution levels, diseases, pest outbreaks, and the obvious problem of enrichment that comes along with ever higher levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Trees are not simple thermometers!

Loehle gathered as many non-tree ring reconstructions as possible for places throughout the world (Figure 1). There are dozens of very interesting ways to peer into the climatic past of a location, and Loehle included borehore temperature measurements, pollen remains, Mg/Ca ratios, oxygen isotope data from deep cores or from stalagmites, diatoms deposited on lake bottoms, reconstructed sea surface temperatures, and so on. Basically, he grabbed everything available, so long as it did not rely on trees.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#984991 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nearly all climate scientists agree that man has pumped so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that it has & will alter our climate.
I don't remember a country canceling, or "postponing," a state dinner on George W. Bush. Do you?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984992 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Nearly all climate scientists agree that man has pumped so many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere that it has & will alter our climate.
Loehle averaged the data for the 18 sites and produced the plot below, with each point representing 30-year centered average temperature (Figure 2). Loehle notes “The data show the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and Little Ice Age (LIA) quite clearly.” The plot also shows that 20th century warming is apparently dwarfed by events in the past. If you are curious about the apparent cooling near present, Loehle explains “The series ends with a downtick because the last set of points are averages that include the cool decades of the 1960s and 1970s.” Finally, we learn “It is clear that the 1995-year reconstruction shown here does not match the famous hockey stick shape.” Believe us—we noticed that fact immediately!

Figure 2. Mean of temperature data for 18 data sets. The last point represents the period from 1966-1995.(from Loehle, 2007)

Following publication of the first article, several errors came to light regarding how temperatures were reported from the various locations. At times, they were reported relative to mean global temperature in 1950, at other times, the base year was 2000. Errors regarding smoothing came to light, other issues were raised, and Loehle and co-author J. Huston McCulloch decided to re-do all the calculations, including improvements in terms of confidence intervals.

The improved plot below shows little change from the graph above, although for data reasons, the last point now represents the 29-year average temperature centered on 1935.(Figure 3). The two statistical wizards note “The corrected data continue to show the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and Little Ice Age (LIA) quite clearly. The confidence intervals”“indicate that the MWP was significantly warmer than the bimillennial average during most of approximately 820 – 1040 AD, at the 5% level (2-tailed). Likewise, the LIA was significantly cooler than the bimillennial average during most of approximately 1440-1740 AD.”

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#984994 Sep 18, 2013
flack wrote:
For October, the GISS metric is showing the hottest October on record, nearly 0.8C hotter than it was 40 years ago in 1978 (from here).
GISSglobal
However, the satellites are showing no such thing, showing a much cooler October, and a far smaller warming trend over the last 40 years (from here)
Uah_october_20081
So which is right? Well, the situation is not helped by the fact that the GISS metric is run by James Hansen, considered by skeptics to be a leading alarmist, and the UAH is run by John Christy, considered by alarmists to be an arch-skeptic. The media generally uses the GISS data, so expect stories in the next day or so trumpeting "Hottest October Ever," which the Obama administration will wave around as justification for massive economic interventions. But by satellite it will only be the 10th or so hottest in the last 30, and probably cooler than most other readings this century.
It is really a very frustrating situation. It is as if two groups in the 17th century had two very different sets of observations of planetary motions that resulted in two different theories of gravity,
Its amazing to me the scientific community doesn't try to take this on. If the NOAA wanted to do something useful other than just creating disaster pr0n, it could actually have a conference on the topic and even some critical reviews of each approach. Why not have Christy and Hansen take turns in front of the group and defend their approaches like a doctoral thesis? Nothing can replace surface temperature measurement before 1978, because we do not have satellite data before then. But even so, discussion of earlier periods is important given issues with NOAA and GISS manual adjustments to the data.
Though I favor the UAH satellite data (and prefer a UAH - Hadley CRUT3 splice for a longer time history), I'll try to present as neutrally as possible the pros and cons of each approach.
The right whiners search for the deniers & cling to them.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/07/29/2...

Why doesn't NASA use Spencer's numbers??

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

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#984995 Sep 18, 2013
Criminals wrote:
We should be executing the Jewish Hollywood Mafia in America and we should bomb Israel !
Hey you are Samantha Power, the O'bama appointed UN broad. Now I recognize you.
She the same one that said bomb Israel. O'bama loves her.
Ginko biloba

United States

#984996 Sep 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I don't remember a country canceling, or "postponing," a state dinner on George W. Bush. Do you?
Try some, they say it works wonders if you are losing your memory!

Chilean State dinner cancelled because foreign dignitaries refuse to submit to US security screening.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#984997 Sep 18, 2013
100 Years Ago In America
4-25-6


This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine...

The year is 1906. One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

Here are some of the U.S. statistics for the Year 1906:

The average life expectancy in the U.S. was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

A three-minute call from Denver to New York City cost eleven dollars.

There were only 8,000 cars in the U.S., and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

Alabama, Mississippi, Iowa, and Tennessee were each more heavily populated than California.

With a mere 1.4 million people, California was only the 21st most populous state in the Union.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average wage in the U.S. was 22 cents per hour.

The average U.S. worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births in the U.S. took place at home.

Ninety percent of all U.S. doctors had no college education. Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and by the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death in the U.S. were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet.

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea had not been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 U.S. adults could not read or write.

Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then the pharmacist said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health."

Eighteen percent of households in the U.S. had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the entire U.S.

So, to think I forwarded this from someone else without typing it myself, and posted it to you in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.

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Newington, CT

#984998 Sep 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The right whiners search for the deniers & cling to them.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/07/29/2...
Why doesn't NASA use Spencer's numbers??
Thinkprogress.org ?

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

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