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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 4 hours ago

Re: Lima climate conference

We don't care just about direction of change - we care about magnitude of change.

it is definitely a work in progress, but the international community reaching a consensus on the appropriate direction is not a trivial thing. it is [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 1:40 PM

Re: Scientific Misconduct

Many here claim that scientists are cut from a different clothe and are inherently trustworthy. The reality is scientists are people.

Don't know who suggested scientists are cut from different cloth or are not people. Looks like an [more]

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:08 PM

Re: Why do collectivists visit this board?

I've taken it upon myself to correct this board's many scientific misconceptions. I think we can all agree that science and logical reasoning are not this group's strong points.

No, no, please, there is no need to thank me. I consider it my [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:43 AM

Re: Lima climate conference

Only a minority were prepared to make significant financial sacrifices to eliminate the threat of global warming.

All depends on the wording of the question. Ask "Would you be willing to pay an energy tax increase to reduce the [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 8:28 AM

Re: Lima climate conference

We're talking about the economic costs necessary to compensate developing countries for their reductions on top of reducing our own emissions. I don't think there is - or ever will be - significant support for that type of policy. [more]

Tue Dec 16

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 2:16 PM

Re: Lima climate conference

That would certainly explain why the left is so fond of underfunded social wealth transfer programs like SS, Welfare, and Obamacare.

Also explains why the right would rather explode the national debt by not providing funds to pay for [more]

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btresist replied to the Climate Change board. 1:55 PM

Re: Lima climate conference

However, we're not willing to endure hardship so that someone else's kids don't have to. You're not going to get popular support for Americans to bear economic hardship so that children in China and India don't have to. I'm not sure you can even [more]

Thu Dec 11

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 4:16 PM

Re: Just curious

Btw doesn't believe torture works, shocking.

Oh I think torture has consequences, just perhaps not what you expect. According to the military guy who got the intelligence that got Zarqawi:

"The number-one reason [more]

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:50 PM

Re: Just curious

Does anyone here actually believe torture does not work?

From FoxNews, by Joe Navarro, retired Special Agent of the FBI: "As a former professional interviewer with the FBI, I know what works and doesn’t. Torture is not an [more]

Tue Dec 9

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:14 AM

Re: The fallacy of conservatism

Differences in race isn't just about "superficial" physical characteristics. It's also about IQ, medical characteristics, athletic performance, and behavioral traits.

You keep saying that, but all you bring up is stuff like [more]

Mon Dec 8

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:17 PM

Re: The fallacy of conservatism

Normally I can tell someone's gender when I'm driving down the road and I'm fifty feet away.

You can probably also tell whether they are blonde or brunette. Are those also different races? How about green eyes versus brown eyes versus [more]

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 1:37 PM

Re: Justice is based on facts

However, trying to use reason and logic with sub Saharan Africans and their librul white supporters is fruitless.

Just curious. Do you folks consider this a racist statement?

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btresist replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:31 PM

Re: Race - Reconsidered

And yet the Christian right is doing an excellent job of making it harder and harder to get basic health services INCLUDING birth control and sex education (and of course an abortion) in many of our poorest states/communities - one of them [more]

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:31 AM

Re: The fallacy of conservatism

So if your aim is to cast me off as some ignoramus country bumpkin who knows nothing about science, please stop. You are embarrassing yourself.

That's too bad. Ignorance one can excuse. You said " I'm Asian and Native American [more]

Sun Dec 7

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 9:26 AM

Re: The fallacy of conservatism

... claiming that conservatives aren't able to challenge you on science

No, I'm saying folks on this board like you don't know anything about science. For example, you claim race is genetically defined. Yet you cannot name a single [more]

Sat Dec 6

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:58 AM

Re: A MUST READ

Anyone born of a Jewish mother. And by definition, a Jewish mother must be a descendant of Abram. Oh, you missed the obvious again didn't you...

Wow, such a mean-spirited fellow. I think I'll bring in more science to the discussion, [more]

Fri Dec 5

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btresist replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:17 AM

Re: Race - Reconsidered

The poorest, least educated, predominately black kids are still facing de facto segretation and inferior school systems in decaying neighborhoods as a direct and proximate result of white people not only fleeing but taking the banks, industry, [more]

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btresist posted to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:34 AM

The fallacy of conservatism

Here is a map of counties with persistent poverty. Persistent poverty is defined as having 20% or higher poverty rates for over 30 years. There are 353 such counties in the U.S. Virtually all are in states that are traditionally conservative. 301 of [more]

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:09 AM

Re: A MUST READ

If you consider being Jewish as being a descendent of Abram (Abrahams name before he started all of the 'begotting') then it is all genetics.

Sorry Rube (apt description by the way), it doesn't quite work that way. After several [more]

Wed Dec 3

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btresist replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:15 AM

Re: A MUST READ

So if someone else is taking care of you, you're not living in poverty.

It means that the majority of black Americans live above the poverty line, are taking care of themselves, and do not qualify for the poverty safety net. [more]

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