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1) Message boards : Politics : A basic income for all? (Message 1576549)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Do you think this would work?

No it does not work. Where is the money going to come from ?

Think again:)
Where does money comes from?
Even poor people pays taxes.
Why?

Not in Amerika! There they get earned income credit!
2) Message boards : Politics : Bad idea for a TV series? (Message 1576422)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Well, every crime mystery book does so. Fortunately 99.9% of the time the bad guy(s) make several mistakes. Not the least of which is bragging about it. If the show holds true to Hollywood standards, there will be more errors in it than holes in Swiss cheese.
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1576362)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
He and not the fossil fuel industry, is the real reason for global warming.

Wrong, Gary the real problem is mankinds preprogramed propensity to value the short term over the long. As John Maynard Keynes said "in the long term we are all dead", so the logical conclusion is to get as much as you can in the short and intermediate term.

That is the problem in this case. Martin is willing to chase a gram of savings but not realize the gigatonne he spends to save the gram. IIRC he has called for adopting "green" things that in total are filthy dirty, because the total long term life cycle is filthy, but the here and now doesn't look that way. His focus is the next five seconds.

We will take one example: http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/alternative-fuels/ethanol-facts.htm
Added in small amounts (typically one part ethanol, nine parts gasoline) to the gasoline that fuels our cars, it reduces greenhouse emissions like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. Argonne National Laboratory reports an approximate 10-ton (9.07-metric ton) decrease in greenhouse-gas emissions resulting from the use of ethanol fuel in 2007 alone

Good right? Well, maybe not so good ....
According to Cornell University professor of agriculture David Pimentel, producing ethanol actually creates a net energy loss. According to his calculations, producing corn and processing it into 1 gallon (3.7 liters) of ethanol requires 131,000 BTUs of energy; but 1 gallon of ethanol contains only 77,000 BTUs [source: Health and Energy]. And since farmers are using fossil-fuel-powered equipment to plant, maintain and harvest the corn and are using fossil-fuel-powered machinery to process that corn into ethanol and then, in almost all cases, to ship the product to collection points via fuel-powered transport, the ethanol industry is actually burning large amounts of gasoline to produce this alternative fuel. That ethanol could end up containing less energy than the gasoline consumed to produce it.

So that savings, is really a joke and it releases even more CO2. Green at any cost.

That is the problem with non-science warmers. They will destroy the planet out of ignorance and screaming that the sky is falling.
4) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1576306)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Major, at least we now know Martin is really incapable of critical thinking. When an Obama / NASA / JPL / Caltech pro warmer with dozens of pro warming papers in peer reviewed journals says it is a bit more complicated that that, and he tries to call BS on that pro warmer then we do know that his posting is 100% crying wolf. Martin will rush to emit gigatonnes of CO2 in an attempt to save a gram, because he refuses to admit, it is a bit more complicated than that. He and not the fossil fuel industry, is the real reason for global warming.

I suppose Martin will again refuse to realize the CV of the author was linked here and he didn't look, instead he screamed that the sky is falling.
5) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1575880)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
When I exited the momument and turned around to look at it I had tears streaming down my face.
I do disagree with you that the Wall isnt art. To me its the highest form of art calling out the stupidty on man.

A tragic burden our generation has carried for over 40 years.

That is the message of the art, the lesson taught.

It is transformative to visit. Good art is transformative.

While none of its individual parts is particularly arty, the sum total has archived more than the parts. That is also part of its art. It is also architecture. It is a building of two walls.

If you wish to compare it to another monument a couple miles away

This one isn't particularly arty at all. Highly traditional and essentially what you would expect to see.
6) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1575869)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
His previous positions include professor of theoretical physics and provost at Caltech, as well as chief scientist of BP, where his work focused on renewable and low-carbon energy technologies.


Now, I know many will poo-poo Dr. Koonin because they might claim he is in 'Big Oil's' pocket. But give it a read, Dr. Koonin might just surprise ya.

The essay is a good description of many of the problems in climate science.

For those that have forgotten Caltech owns and operates JPL for NASA.
The idea that "Climate science is settled" runs through today's popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy debates on issues related to energy, greenhouse-gas emissions and the environment. But it also has inhibited the scientific and policy discussions that we need to have about our climate future.

An excellent summation of the huge range of unknowns. Why the error bars are bigger than the predicted changes. Why the models are not much more than wild guesses. Why we may never have the computational power to future model more that a very short time.
7) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1575642)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
[..

Oh by the way. The Racial Aspect of this discussion, was started by other's. You know who they are.
..

It now appears that you are unaware that this thread is about racism. Did you read the OP?

Of course he did, but when you want to construct straw all over the place, you need to change the subject all the time or it gets blown down.
8) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1575637)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Plant a tree, make global warming worse ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/opinion/to-save-the-planet-dont-plant-trees.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0


Trees!!!!!! :) You may already know how fond I am of them :) so fond in fact I made quite a few posts in the Climate Change Acceptance thread and had a long chat with Major Kong about them :)

The short answer to this problem is that we should not be cutting down our trees... we should be drastically cutting our nitrogen-oxide emissions instead.

...AND planting trees... :)

I know what Nadine said in her opinion post... but she didn't seem to address the above... which I couldn't help thinking was quite a glaring omission... so I might have to have a poke about to find out a little bit more about her :)

Now to other matters... :) I've been having a look at how this thread has been panning out :/ and think it's about time I popped in again very soon with some more responses :)

Her CV isn't hard to find.
http://environment.yale.edu/content/profiles/docs/nadine-unger-cv.pdf?1410806565
Seems very qualified and with a number of peer reviewed publications and conference invitations.

Sounds like a person who would run the numbers and not knee jerk an answer. It may be a surprising result, but that happens sometimes. Conventional wisdom isn't always right.

The climate is far more complex that warmist Gore's version and the fix will be even more complex yet but it may boil down to reduce human population to a manageable number as we won't be able to implement anything else with assurance of getting a fix.
9) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1575332)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Art or Rock?

It can bring tears to people, so it has emotion, but it is just names on sliced rock.
10) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1575323)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If Puerto Rico is smart they will stay exactly as they are. The protection of the USA without paying Federal income taxes.

I think you are seriously misinformed.
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040pr.pdf

Thats was a big one. PDF file...
And in spanish too.

sigh

Be glad it wasn't the instructions .....
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040pr.pdf
11) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1575292)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If Puerto Rico is smart they will stay exactly as they are. The protection of the USA without paying Federal income taxes.

I think you are seriously misinformed.
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040pr.pdf
12) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1575213)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I would really prefer not to see a discussion of what people consider to be art consigned to the dark pit that is politics.

If people remember that art is a personal thing no one is wrong to love or loath any artwork, so no insults should be traded.

I am interested to see what people here like and dislike.

Surely we can discuss art without insults?


OK strike all that, great pity.

Yes great pity.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1798&dat=19790411&id=BsomAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6211,1822626
13) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1575165)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Es, I believe the word you are searching for is troll.

I hope that he is a troll. The alternative is that he actually believes what he says and that he actually used to be a policeman. :/

Saying inflammatory things to citizens an officer encounters on the job may get them to react badly; you may earn brownie points for felony arrests such as resisting arrest.
14) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1575077)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All the personal attacks, denying, misrepresenting Posts, deflection from the above: Just confirms that truth.

Clyde, you are pretty much one of the worst people on this forum for personal attacks.

Es, I believe the word you are searching for is troll.
15) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1575063)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Plant a tree, make global warming worse ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/opinion/to-save-the-planet-dont-plant-trees.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0
16) Message boards : Number crunching : not validating (Message 1574879)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Interesting, 4 computers and still no match.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1592397326
17) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1574673)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Anyone know what a "moderate rebel" is?

Hmm. Let me think........

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Now you are confusing me:)
I know what The enemy of my enemy means.
But your friend?

Proverb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_enemy_of_my_enemy_is_my_friend
18) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1574622)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b80Jw8MuZxo
Hail Thor.
19) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1574615)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Anyone know what a "moderate rebel" is?

Hmm. Let me think........

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
20) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1574612)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
NY 2nd Autopsy, same result. Death by Police. All for a couple pennies of government cigarette tax.
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLICE_CHOKEHOLD_DEATH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-09-19-17-19-26
NEW YORK (AP) -- An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide has agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner.

Dr. Michael Baden said Friday at a news conference outside the medical examiner's Manhattan headquarters that there was hemorrhaging on Eric Garner's neck indicative of neck compressions.


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