@King Minos: I'd really be interested if you could find one news story (one that hasn't been debunked or is false) that exposed a scientist studying climate change of falsifying his data to advance the global warning theory that is linked to climate change.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 13:28
@King Minos: "Bad science" is studies, reports and "facts" bought and paid for by public proponents of "global warming." No one gets funded if they "find" climate science is not what it is cracked-up to be.
In America and around the world we suffer greatly for "our" new fascistic, "interdependence" were fear and anxiety have regular citizens willing to "go along, to get along!" In this "everything goes" climate, the best funded, must PC agenda moves forward and right over the top of the necks of all who oppose it.
I can imagine a Nazi rally in favor of "global warming" alarmism followed by speeches about how the wealthy and poor around the world -- through their economic endeavors -- are threatening the future of PC global warming advocates. Their zeal is full-throated and will be bloody if ordinary citizens do not oppose the push: As usual, the average Joe is called upon to stand-up to the new global warming FASCISTS!
So, you had to post three times to say the same dribble?
So now climate change is just not an American conspiracy, it's a world-wide conspiracy. Sort of like the UN stormtroopers coming to confiscate your guns?
Of course you can imagine a nazi rally, they are reminiscent of tea party rallies in the past.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:55
Took Coach Richt a while to place more emphasis on special teams. But still no dedicated coach for just special teams?posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:37
Headline: Florida theater suspect had commendable police career.
It's too bad that his civilian life doesn't match his police career, especially now.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:24
@The Invisible Hand: Will the last person in Clarke County please turn out the Obamabulbs?
Too bad you are so misinformed that it was George Bush who signed into law the phasing out of incandescent bulbs with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Conservatives continuously blame Obama for everything other presidents are responsible for including free phones and the elimination of incandescent light bulbs.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:30
The decline of unions due to the constant attack of conservatives since the 70s coincidentally corresponds to the beginning of the widest gap of income wealth between the rich and poor since the 1920s, the exporting of labor and jobs overseas, and the stagnation in wages for the American worker.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 11:07
Governor Christie said: "I have had no contact with David Wildstein in a long time, a long time, well before the election,” which was held Nov. 5, Mr. Christie said last week. “You know, I could probably count on one hand the number of conversations I’ve had with David since he worked at the Port Authority. I did not interact with David.”
So, how does he account for these news photos?posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:15
Ha, ha, ha. He'd make a great president for Nigeria. They've recently passed laws that make homosexuality a crime punishable by prison. Bet if he went to the fields of Nigerian farmers, he'd hear happy, happy, happy singing and no blues, right?posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:47
As I predicted, the shooter is claiming "stand your ground" self defense. Yeah, anytime anyone feels threaten, whether logical or true, they can pull out their gun and shoot someone according to this law. This law needs to be repealed. We have sufficient laws for self-defense and we don't need this license to kill.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 09:08
This is another school shooter that was stopped after an unarmed teacher talked the perpetrator into giving up his weapon and surrendering to authorities. So, in reality, it really doesn't always take a good man with a gun to stop a bad man with a gun, does it? Absolutes aren't always absolute when reality sets in.
Would like to find out where the student got his illegal sawed-off shotgun. Did he shorten the barrel himself or was the shotgun barrel already shortened? If this weapon belong to his parents, they have a lot of explaining to do.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:49
@davidxto: What so many refuse to get is that not believing bad science isn't at all the same as not believing science.
Bad science is a scientist paid by tobacco corporations to influence the public that tobacco is good for you. Bad science is a scientist paid by fossil fuel corporations to lie to the public that climate change is a hoax. Bad science is a scientist paid by pharmaceutical corporations to sell the public that a drug that has fatal side effects is safe.
Maybe that is why the average uninformed public distrusts science.posted @ Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:23
@King Minos: Oh well, I stand ready to be convinced, but once burned, twice shy! Once frozen, you never forget!
I'm glad you put more credence to the freeze that lasted a few days than the temperatures gathered throughout the world by scientists for many decades that proves the earth is warming and not cooling. But go figure, some people just like surprises and refuse to find solutions until the solutions are too late to do any good.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:56
@JGForster: With over 60% of the vote in blue NJ, looks like a lot of Dems voted for the guy.
And if the vote was taken after the investigation is over?
I don't confuse politicians with the Deity; that is what the Progs do with "The One".
So you think you speak for progressives? And which "Progs" are you referring too? You are the one using the word, not Progs.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:48
5 head-scratchers from Christie's news conference
1. “I didn’t know.” That he allowed himself to be so easily duped by those closest to him is a difficult admission for a prideful politician. It’s also ridiculously hard to take on faith.
2. “I didn’t get it.” Christie apologized over and over to Fort Lee and the motorists who suffered in September’s gridlock – saying he failed to understand all the fuss over yet another traffic jam on the nation’s busiest bridge. It took emails to show him the light. But the story of Fort Lee’s week in bumper-to-bumper hell hasn’t changed from the outset: The unexpected shutdown of two-thirds of the city’s GWB access lanes slowed school buses, police and ambulances - not to mention thousands of commuters. Fort Lee’s mayor had been shouting complaints to the Port Authority – and the news media – since Day One.
3. “I thought there was a traffic study.” Former PA executive Bill Baroni’s flimsy cover story about a phantom “traffic study” was, apparently, all the former U.S. Attorney needed to hear. Even today, Christie appeared confused that anyone questioned the study’s existence. Routine traffic studies are sometimes planned for years before they’re executed, and leave a long paper trail. In this case, David Wildstein, another Christie PA appointee who resigned during the scandal, orchestrated his "research" within days. No one who oversees traffic for the Port Authority knew about it – including its executive director, Patrick Foye, who ordered the bridge reopened. No one told cops or emergency crews on either side of the Hudson. That Christie still buys the traffic study song-and-dance is among the least believable things he said.
4. “I acted swiftly.” He cut ties with his deputy chief of staff, Bridget Kelly, and onetime campaign manager Bill Stepien less than 24 hours after the undeniable emails went public, the result of legislative subpoenas. But he’s been aware of this bubbling scandal for months. In that time, he’s made flat-out denials, mocked reporters’ questions and cracked jokes about traffic cones. It was only after incontrovertible evidence appeared – four months later - that he took action.
5. "Shocked," "betrayed" and "humiliated" The quotes are everywhere – Christie’s minions, poking fun at schoolchildren whose buses were stuck in gridlock they created. They were mocking and rude – and delighted by the collateral damage of their political fistfight with Fort Lee’s mayor. Christie assured us he was “shocked,” “betrayed” and even “humiliated.” But what did he expect? As Christie called Bridget Kelly “stupid” for the second or third time, didn’t it occur to him that she’s a creature of a Statehouse culture he personally curated? Employees take cues from the boss – that’s even more true in the personality-driven game of bare-knuckle politics that Christie plays. Question Christie in public? You’re an “idiot.” Cross him in Trenton, like Sen. Loretta Weinberg? “Take a bat out” on her. Challenge his budgetmaking? Kiss your pet programs goodbye – and pity the poor women, AIDS patients and the mentally ill who are caught in the crossfire. Critics call Christie a bully because he holds grudges, but not his tongue. His name-calling sets a tone for the entire governor’s office. Now he claims he was “blindsided” when his deputy chief of staff took revenge on a rival who crossed her boss. Wonder where she got that idea?posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:34
@JGForster: The Progs are showing their true colors. All I hear is that Republicans will not compromise on anything and now here is Christie, who by all accounts, works well with the Democrats in NJ and they want him crucified. I am talking to you Avenger!!
Ohhh...I'm so flustered.
Now let's see, you say Christie works well with democrats? Now whose accounts did you draw on?
As long as they say yes sir, they get Christie's love. But if they say no, it's hammer time. I wouldn't trust a man that's so vindictive and whose staff used political payback to the extreme. It's one thing to target the one who pizzed you off, but it is another thing to punish innocent people, especially those who need rapid emergency response care or kids riding the bus to school or commuters.
The pettiness of his staff and the glee they derived from clogging up traffic and inconveniencing travelers over the bridge is juvenile and trite. And might even be criminal, in the case of a 91 year old woman who died after ambulance had difficulty getting her to a hospital. He doesn't work with anyone, he expects obedience and when he doesn't get it, they get the long walk on a short pier.
I don't want him crucified just punished if we find he's lied and had more to do with bridgegate, or bridgeghazi, than he's let on. And I find it amusing that you used the word "crucified" which I can't but help to think it's a comparison of Christie to Jesus.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 15:24
@friendlyfire: Christie won't even be a consideration for the Republican nomination because he will win the Democratic one instead.
Is lying your normal behavior? Or was this supposed to be a joke? Lame.
I wonder what Christie's defenders will say when the whole story about the bridge comes out after more subpoenas and investigations. This scandal is a real scandal and won't go away any time soon.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 14:09
@swimdawg68: Could probably draw a similiar picture showing IRS Scandle and a picture of Obama saying 'I didn't know" or, "I read it in the paper"
Really? So top administration officials close to Obama told the IRS to target conservatives? Didn't happen. You conservatives try so hard to come up with equivalencies that fall far too short. Try again.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:21
@Athens_Rottweiler: I bet that man never texts during a movie again. It's two hours of your life. Can you not go two hours without a cell phone??
Gee, that's a loaded statement, especially when the victim died. Did you even read the news story?
Silver Lining: At least this was a targeted shooting and not a random shooting. Many more people could have been hurt. Also, this movie theatre was a gun-free zone. Seeing how well gun-free zones work, why don't we have more?
There is no silver lining when there is a dead victim. The guy with the gun was a retired police officer and should have known better than to pull a gun in a theater and kill someone he had an argument with. Your reference to "gun-free zones" is a distraction from the REAL story — a killer with a gun who resolved his differences with another person by shooting him.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:03
@friendlyfire: You may be interested to learn that japan is enacting laws that would eliminate discriminatory treatment of the disabled.
The law legally obligates public sector organizations including city offices, public schools and the police to take “rational” measures when disabled people and their family members complain about “social barriers” to them.
So, I guess your argument is moot. And so is your diversion.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:33
@nowheregirl: I wasn't there to know exactly how this all went down but commented due to what I read here. I stand by my comment. Also I have never met up with anyone in the Walmart parking lot to resolve a dispute.
I admired your effort to keep me and theold33 from our confrontation at a Walmart parking lot, and luckily we resolved our differences amicably. But I'm disappointed in the person who would try to mitigate the killing of a human being over texting and double down by calling the victim a nut.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:13
@Pootie Tang: "Veiled threats". Now you are no better than the guy with the gun. Being a bully is being a bully, and making threats directed at other people is being a bully. "Veiled" or not. You may be the biggest hypocrite on this site.
The man with the gun was wrong, but it may have been one of Avenger's "veiled threats" that got the victim shot.
Man you are a tool. I knew a yahoo would make something of my "veiled threat" and waited for the jerk to show himself. You win. Congratulations! The "veiled threat" was to report them to the theater manager and get them kicked out of the theater if they continued.
I would compare you to the jerk who fired his gun. Emotions will always get the best of those who have a chip on their shoulders when they are just waiting for someone to knock it off.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:07
@nowheregirl: If you want to talk on the phone or text, do it somewhere that doesn't interfere with others. Well, I guess that would involve having good manners, showing civility and being respectful. Most would not consider this because they are in their OWN world and are generally clueless. Texting with a 3 year old is the first clue. However..........shooting this nut was not the answer.
The movie hadn't started yet and the guy was checking on his 3 year old kid. The victim was texting during the previews. Are you blaming him for getting shot?
I've been in theaters that people have been on their phones talking or texting during the movie and I asked them nicely but with a veiled threat to quit and have never had an incident . I even had a few mouth off to me but they put their phones away and I didn't try to escalate the situation.
And why do you call the victim a nut? Wasn't the real nut the guy who pulled out a gun and shot someone over texting?posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:45
Yes, that's right, resolve your arguments with a bullet from your gun. Will he claim self-defense against an unarmed victim and his wife because he feared for his life?
The retired police officer used poor judgement and I wonder if he used the same type of judgement when he was an active duty police officer.
And isn't it ironic that the movie they were going to watch was "Lone Survivor?"posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:37
@jtsim: Would that be a 17% or an 83%?
I'll leave that up to you to decide. Hope your brain doesn't explode.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:23
@King Minos: I think the recent bout of cold weather in the U.S. may contradict some claims of global warming activists. Then, there are the original claims made in Al Gore's documentary that have not materialized.
I thought you were an intelligent monarch. For you to say that a two or three day event may debunk global warming is ridiculous.
We will always have seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) because of the tilt and rotation of the earth. The seasons may become shorter or longer due to the severity of the climate changes on earth due to global warning. You do realize that climate is not the same as weather? And weather affects a localized region in a short duration compared to climate changes?
The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
When we talk about climate change, we talk about changes in long-term averages of daily weather. Today, children always hear stories from their parents and grandparents about how snow was always piled up to their waists as they trudged off to school. Children today in most areas of the country haven't experienced those kinds of dreadful snow-packed winters, except for the Northeastern U.S. in January 2005. The change in recent winter snows indicate that the climate has changed since their parents were young.
Weather is basically the way the atmosphere is behaving, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities. The difference between weather and climate is that weather consists of the short-term (minutes to months) changes in the atmosphere. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure, as in high and low pressure.
In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space. An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a hot day with pop-up thunderstorms.
The fossil fuel industry has done a terrific job of confusing even bright minds and if they can't, they buy expertise, like a good defense lawyer, who picks and chooses misleading information to get his client off the hook.posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 08:20
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