interesting...correctly point out that models are merely predictions....but then cite models of costs as certainty. Neat trick.
hey, one could argue the validity of models of a nuclear holocaust...but could we agree it would be 'bad'? Or would you argue 'but the sun is a nuclear ball and that's a good thing'? Or, would you go with 'avoiding the holocaust would be costly'?posted @ Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:16
@grove600: last year, about 420,000.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:48
repubs have to support the war, even if it makes Obama look good. That's what they sowed.
plenty of dems out there, myself included, that are saying this is bs.
for instance, Saudi Arabia is not a democracy, a monarchy, under Sharia law, who behead people regularly....or that we were fighting Assad, now we're fighting his enemies.
...but you can scarcely put blame for the whole freakin mess on dems. Sheesh.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:46
"...U.S. policy is confused because it simultaneously opposes the militants while also trying to undermine the government of Syria's Assad."
well, yeah, there's that.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 08:11
we were fighting Assad. Now we're fighting his enemies. Meanwhile, our important ally, an Islamic monarchy under Sharia law with all that oil...beheaded 19 people last month and no one batted an eye. Beheaded one woman for witchcraft.
doesn't seem to matter, as long as we're bombing somebody and can deliver weapons that will eventually turn up in our 'next' enemy's hands. Cut citizens rights because of 'fear', raise defense budgets, ignore home problems....
yeah, seen it repeatedly in our lifetimes, but so many can't seem to discern the pattern.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:37
when you got almost half the electorate agreeing to deny the problem even exists...then you cannot possibly create any sane or useful policy.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:32
another freakin weird one. What, we should shoot people crossing the border? Secret Service showed great restraint, not incompetence. Why not a cartoon honoring that?posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:27
one of those short news blurbs that leads someone else to write a book..posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 07:01
@makeitso: I finished my bio-chemical engineering degree 2 years ago for that express purpose. Find I have more competence in my old job in reforestation so am doing that. Have planted over 60,000,000 trees, harvested over 200 ton of tree seed. Your weak schtick is on the wrong person.
and you've done what?posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:40
it's yet another pretend solution designed to raise passions, but otherwise accomplishing absolutely nothing. Kind of a pattern with these guys.
I guess pols think if they fix problems, we wouldn't need them anymore. Or they wouldn't have the same problems to run on every two years since I started voting in the 70's.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:18
@makeitso: "Thirty years later we find ourselves no closer to a realistic solution..."
yes, that why people are taking to the streets.
"Get off the streets and into the labs and come up with an alternative non-polluting energy source."
a good many, are doing both. Meantime, we have to fight repeated memes such as yours that paint those working the issue as nuts, wackos, stoners socialists, etc.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 09:15
it was a mistake then. Now, we have few choices.
the invasion of Iraq was sold by the corporate media. Advertising. Propaganda. Straw men and bogeymen. See how the majority swallowed it then. See how the same tactics are being used now. Repetition of false memes. Spin of events. Stories about what someone said about a story...instead of reporting.
'If' and 'will' are tied for 1st place. You can follow either with whatever you want to push.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 07:15
'draw thousands'?? How about tens of thousands...in NYC alone...that place that got hit by super-storm Sandy.
(about the only thing Teewee got right.. "The corporations stand to loose billions..")posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:46
$8 million to keep alive the meme that the poor are taking your money.
so what if it has your picture, if the store owner is still willing to give you cash.posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 - 06:41
I see rant after rant after rant saying he is too weak on this, we must go to war on this, we must yada yada...from the right...day and night.
cons, as usual, have it set up that whatever move Obama makes will be 'wrong'.
factually, the 'push' was made well before Obama got on board. It's historical record now. Of course, this is where they chime in and say 'he doesn't lead'.posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:22
let them call it the Suntrust shuttle and paste decals on it like a nascar.posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 09:31
can't cry 'potential fraud' over ids or registration...when you are using machines that leave no verifiable trail. It's ANOTHER smoke screen from those who would suppress democracy.
they have openly publicly stated that the goal is to suppress the vote. That doesn't disturb you?posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 09:25
such the opinion of one who doesn't know 'you're' from 'your'.posted @ Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 09:09
"Taking advice about war from Dick Cheney is about as sensible as getting tips on dating etiquette from Ted Bundy. Since Cheney’s Iraq war helped to spur the rise of ISIS, President Obama’s best course might be to ask for Cheney’s advice and then do exactly the opposite."
just pulled out the one quote... Solid thoughtful piece. Lot of 'ifs'. But, when will the left say 'enough' of this bs rhetoric?
an actual strategy toward solution would be good...like global warming, tax reform, immigration, energy...but, by golly, we keep getting more of the same no matter who is elected. Go figure?posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 18:01
@Kwijibo Junior: google $165 million AIG bonus...AP economics writer Martin Crutsinger. Even Fox reported it.
in this day and age, we all have the google - casting aspersions is a vain hope nobody will verify and just assume your aspersions are sound.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:47
@Kwijibo Junior: as usual, the actual 'percentage of their income to total taxes paid' is omitted.
just think, if they had ALL the income, then the poor poor rich would have to shoulder 100% of the income tax. Oh, wouldn't that make a great sounding, but meaningless soundbyte as well.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:34
fiddle, fumble, punt, stand back and don't take a public stand...all so you can complain 'the president's not doing it right'. Impressive for all the wrong reasons.posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 08:15
the bankers who caused it...got massive bonuses. Those who pushed it...got record high stock markets...those who paid for it...got lower wages, their jobs sent overseas, and then called lazy sorry whiners.
Thanks Millard...curious, did you write this 6 years ago and the Banner Herald just now allowing it?
what was that factoid...? Some $165,000,000 of taxpayer bailout money went to 85 people as bonus at just one institution. ...and not a word in the paper.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 21:39
8 years ago this same author, upon seeing a similar such a piece, would be screaming 'you're giving comfort to our enemies'.
the rest of us are clear....whatever Obama does, you'll batch and moan and cry scandal. Whining, is not leading. Stop complaining about the president not leading, if you have no better plan you will sign off on.posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 21:19
I'd give actual credit to Dr. Sid Thompson and the phenomenal professors at the school who made it an easy sell for anyone smart enough to follow.
(hard to believe you'd give regents credit for any of this...but I guess that's what regents does)posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 21:14
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