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There are 60667 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 14, 2008, titled Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leaving litt.... In it, Newsday reports that:

When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Etobicoke, Canada

#40570 Oct 10, 2013
And this is a general overview.

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/gis/noaaclim.html
Mothra

United States

#40571 Oct 10, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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ohh, cute. GISTEMP is down because of the Republican political coup so you can't get at their webpage.
Well, when the right wing craters as the moderates get tired of the hooliganism of the extremists, perhaps the website will come back.
Implementing the shutdown is Obama's responsibility. That he deemed the site "non-essential" was his decision.

He criteria for shutdowns was based on what 'pain' he could inflict as political tool.

What a guy.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40572 Oct 10, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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Implementing the shutdown is Obama's responsibility. That he deemed the site "non-essential" was his decision.
He criteria for shutdowns was based on what 'pain' he could inflict as political tool.
What a guy.
The year you dropped out of junior high, was it warmer or cooler than average?
Mothra

United States

#40573 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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In what science class did they teach you to insult?
Mothra

United States

#40574 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ben's Guide to Government for kids (3-5)

>>The U.S. Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its primary duty is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval.

>>The President is also the Chief of the Government. That means that he is technically the boss of every government worker.

http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/branc...

Let us know how long it takes you to get through this.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40575 Oct 10, 2013
Mothra wrote:
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In what science class did they teach you to insult?
I got science in science classes.

Insults I learned from family, movies, and theatre.
Jerseyboy For Life

Elkhart, IN

#40576 Oct 10, 2013
It's a "HOAX" perpetrated by a bunch of Marxist to destroy "Capitalism"...Algor e who doesn't know his A$$ form a hole in the ground,and sucked as Vise President under Billy Bob Clit-on ,is the chicken little going around making billions crying the "sky is falling"....What a joke,they have incorperated Global warming into our childrens lessons in our schoos, to brainwash them into being good little Socialist,and help them destroy Capitalism too.Get educated,get informed, who is behind this hoax,its nonother then Gorbachev,the once leader of Russia,during the Reagan Years.and now ole Gorby is the man who leads the World Inviromentalism,and once was the head of Russia's famed KGB...So his experience in lying,and trying to fool everyone in this International "HOAX" is right out of his play book,to defeat Capitalism...Algore should be labeled a "Traitor" in trying to sell this huge HOAX to the American people,while making billions,and selling us out to the United Nations......
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40578 Oct 10, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Ben's Guide to Government for kids (3-5)
>>The U.S. Congress is made up of two parts, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Congress meets at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Its primary duty is to write, debate, and pass bills, which are then passed on to the President for approval.
>>The President is also the Chief of the Government. That means that he is technically the boss of every government worker.
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/branc...
Let us know how long it takes you to get through this.
Confirms that you still have those grade school books in your reference library.

Technically doesn't mean literally.

You and other teabaggers give the Prez far more power than he actually exercises. You think he has a list in the Oval Office and he went down it, "I'm closing this, this, and this, and leaving this, this, and this open." What an idiot.

I'll bet you were raising hell about Obama raising the price of gasoline earlier this year. So now he's lowered it to $2.99 around here, right?

The government chugs along on its own, and I'm sure there is a list somewhere of what operates or doesn't during a shutdown. The President is one-third of the government, not necessarily the final arbiter.

If he issues any executive orders, you'll be screaming "Dictator!"

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40579 Oct 10, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Implementing the shutdown is Obama's responsibility. That he deemed the site "non-essential" was his decision.
He criteria for shutdowns was based on what 'pain' he could inflict as political tool.
What a guy.
The extremists in the Republican Party are responsible for shutting down the government. Most of the extremists are found in that Party. Until we get moderation in the Republican household, there will continue to be chaos in the House. The tactics by the House of holding the nation hostage are detrimental to the health of the nation and probably the Republican Party as well.
litesong

Everett, WA

#40580 Oct 10, 2013
jerseyjerk For life wrote:
It's a "HOAX" perpetrated by a bunch of Marxist to destroy "Capitalism"...
It's racist cultures, perpetrated by a bunch of euros & transplanted euros to destroy 30,000 Native tribes around the world.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#40581 Oct 10, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
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The extremists in the Republican Party are responsible for shutting down the government. Most of the extremists are found in that Party. Until we get moderation in the Republican household, there will continue to be chaos in the House. The tactics by the House of holding the nation hostage are detrimental to the health of the nation and probably the Republican Party as well.
Yes I imagine if Aliens were observing our planet right now, they would see no difference in what is going on in the half the Middle East, Half of Europe, African dictators, Sth American regimes and now the USA. Is all about beating the drum loudest over the other guy, suddenly harmony is something in the far distant past.
One would have like to have thought we should be heading for a Star Trek type world in order for the planet to survive but seem to be going down the Terminator road.
Mothra

United States

#40584 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Confirms that you still have those grade school books in your reference library.
Nope. Just confirms that the executive branch enforces the laws and in this case spends the money, in very easy language -- just for you.

It's such a simple concept, but apparently so hard for some to grasp.
Mothra

United States

#40585 Oct 10, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
... chaos... holding the nation hostage...
Ahhh.. the language of the extremist.

I mostly ignore those types.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40586 Oct 10, 2013
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhh.. the language of the extremist.
I mostly ignore those types.
How else can it be explained? The TP extremist have taken over the Republican Party. As a registered Republican, I deplore their tactics.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40587 Oct 10, 2013
Below is a statement concerning the treason of the Republican Party, teabaggers, and Koch brothers.
The link accompanying leads to a petition you can sign urging their arrest.

<><><>< ><><><> <><><>< ><>

While Republicans constantly invoke our nation's founders, they and a large number of individuals and organizations who support them, are in violation of one of our founders' earliest proscriptions: Seditious Conspiracy, made illegal through The Sedition Act of 1798.

Seditious Conspiracy as it pertains to the current shutdown of the United States federal government is defined in 18 USC § 2384 of the Criminal Code as:

"[T]wo or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspir[ing] to ... by force ... prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States."

The Code further defines the punishment:

"[T]hey shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."

http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/prosec...

<><><>< ><><><> <><><>

If it looks like treason to you, sign the petition.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#40588 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
<quoted text>
The year you dropped out of junior high, was it warmer or cooler than average?
Excellent..

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40589 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
Below is a statement concerning the treason of the Republican Party, teabaggers, and Koch brothers.
The link accompanying leads to a petition you can sign urging their arrest.
<><><>< ><><><> <><><>< ><>
While Republicans constantly invoke our nation's founders, they and a large number of individuals and organizations who support them, are in violation of one of our founders' earliest proscriptions: Seditious Conspiracy, made illegal through The Sedition Act of 1798.
Seditious Conspiracy as it pertains to the current shutdown of the United States federal government is defined in 18 USC § 2384 of the Criminal Code as:
"[T]wo or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspir[ing] to ... by force ... prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States."
The Code further defines the punishment:
"[T]hey shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/prosec...
<><><>< ><><><> <><><>
If it looks like treason to you, sign the petition.
I believe the Sedition Act of 1798 expired in 1801.

An amendment to the Espionage Act of 1917, the Sedition Act of 1918 made it a felony (1) to convey false statements interfering with American war efforts; (2) to willfully employ "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the U.S. form of government, the Constitution, the flag, or U.S. military or naval forces; (3) to urge the curtailed production of necessary war materials; or (4) to advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any such acts. Violations were punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. The law was aimed at curbing political dissent expressed by socialists, anarchists, pacifists, and certain labor leaders.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Sedition Act of 1918 over free speech objections made by civil libertarians. However, in a famous dissenting opinion that shaped First Amendment law for the rest of the twentieth century, Associate Justice oliver wendell holmes jr. encouraged courts to closely scrutinize prosecutions under the Sedition Act to make sure that only those individuals who created a Clear and Present Danger of immediate criminal activity were convicted (Abrams v. United States, 250 U.S. 616, 1180, 40 S. Ct. 17, 63 L. Ed. 1173 [1919]).
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

The Sedition Act of 1918 was repealed on December 13, 1920

However, "[T]wo or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspir[ing] to ... by force ... prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States." defines the Republican Party today.
Leahe

Madison, WI

#40590 Oct 10, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Hahahaha what would they do in Alaska or Hawaii or in other territories without the Almanac?
What about the rest of the world outside the USA? No Almanac.. LOL.
I do believe the Almanac is quite accurate. Funny thing is I never saw an Almanac without at least one article about vinegar.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40591 Oct 10, 2013
gcaveman1 wrote:
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Confirms that you still have those grade school books in your reference library.
Technically doesn't mean literally.
You and other teabaggers give the Prez far more power than he actually exercises. You think he has a list in the Oval Office and he went down it, "I'm closing this, this, and this, and leaving this, this, and this open." What an idiot.
I'll bet you were raising hell about Obama raising the price of gasoline earlier this year. So now he's lowered it to $2.99 around here, right?
The government chugs along on its own, and I'm sure there is a list somewhere of what operates or doesn't during a shutdown. The President is one-third of the government, not necessarily the final arbiter.
If he issues any executive orders, you'll be screaming "Dictator!"
Obama's had almost five years to come for your guns. He hasn't come for them yet.

Obama's had almost five years to ruin the country with his African socialism. The US economy has only been getting stronger.

Obama's had almost five years to surrender to the terrorists because he's weak. Yet bin Laden and a few others moulder in their graves.

Now, after five years, Obama has finally succeeded in shutting down the government. No. Wait. That's just another lie/mistake of yours, like the dozens of others.

Teabaggers and Republicunts shut down the government. They've wanted to see the President gone; by ballots, or bullets,or bills of impeachment. They are traitors. You must be one, too.
gcaveman1

Bay Springs, MS

#40592 Oct 10, 2013
Patriot AKA Bozo wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe the Sedition Act of 1798 expired in 1801.
An amendment to the Espionage Act of 1917, the Sedition Act of 1918 made it a felony (1) to convey false statements interfering with American war efforts; (2) to willfully employ "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the U.S. form of government, the Constitution, the flag, or U.S. military or naval forces; (3) to urge the curtailed production of necessary war materials; or (4) to advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any such acts. Violations were punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both. The law was aimed at curbing political dissent expressed by socialists, anarchists, pacifists, and certain labor leaders.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Sedition Act of 1918 over free speech objections made by civil libertarians. However, in a famous dissenting opinion that shaped First Amendment law for the rest of the twentieth century, Associate Justice oliver wendell holmes jr. encouraged courts to closely scrutinize prosecutions under the Sedition Act to make sure that only those individuals who created a Clear and Present Danger of immediate criminal activity were convicted (Abrams v. United States, 250 U.S. 616, 1180, 40 S. Ct. 17, 63 L. Ed. 1173 [1919]).
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...
The Sedition Act of 1918 was repealed on December 13, 1920
However, "[T]wo or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspir[ing] to ... by force ... prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States." defines the Republican Party today.
Dammit, boy! We can't use that one then.

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