Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1901975)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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An article in the Economist that indicates pretty much what MajorKong has been stating... it doesn't look like there's any viable way of dealing with this long-term, Paris accord or not.

Fully 101 of the 116 models the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change uses to chart what lies ahead assume that carbon will be taken out of the air in order for the world to have a good chance of meeting the 2°C target. The total amount of CO2 to be soaked up by 2100 could be a staggering 810bn tonnes, as much as the world’s economy produces in 20 years at today’s rate (see article). Putting in place carbon-removal schemes of this magnitude would be an epic endeavour even if tried-and-tested techniques existed.

They do not. A few power stations and industrial facilities capture CO2 that would otherwise end up in the air and store it away underground, a practice known as carbon capture and storage. But this long-touted approach to cutting emissions still operates on only a very small scale, dealing with just a few tens of millions of tonnes of CO2 a year. And such schemes merely lower emissions; they do not reverse them.


We could probably do it if we could plant two Amazon-sized forests in currently unforested areas and leave them alone. However, given our propensity for clearing forests and expanding population, this doesn't seem like it will ever happen.

//Staying positive and riding my bicycle. :^p
2) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901383)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Does the name Bill Clinton ring any bells?
3) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901368)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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As I have repeatedly observed. Both sides have lost the moral and ethical foundation to attack the other.


There are no "sides"... Moore, Franken, Weinstein et al. are individuals, did not do what they are accused of through political affiliation, and do not have the support of their respective parties for these actions. The only issue is whether the allegations are true and consequently they as individuals deserve their positions due to these actions.
4) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900013)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Good, but you seem to be over focused on only one of them. By the way I did edit mine for fear it would be misinterpreted. Please do the same.

Also: So, Yap... any evidence yet?
5) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900011)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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BTW: If the Democrat Party finally admits that their attempt to divide this country along racial, gender, ethnic, etc. groups. Has been a disaster to their national political power.


You mean like blaming "illegal aliens" (not-very-subtle codeword for Mexicans) every time "your candidate" loses an election?
6) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900003)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Yap, if every time "your candidate" loses you have to blame voter fraud and "illegal aliens" rather than accepting reality...
... then how can you possibly contest the "other side" doing the same with Russia, gerrymandering, etc.?

Do you have any actual evidence for your claim? I highly doubt it.
7) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Considering donations (Message 1899722)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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You may be waiting a long time... as noted on the page you linked to, you will have to write to Dr. Korpela directly if you wish to donate any cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin.
8) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899531)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Heh... I was actually wondering how long it would be before someone linked to that. :^)
9) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899516)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Er... you forgot the police and military.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Stars are blue, Panthers are pink and the music plays here (Message 1899468)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Only "extraterrestrial" is correct; the other is other is just a spelling error.
11) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1899458)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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12) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Two (Message 1899031)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Sanctions appear to be working...

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea called on Friday for a halt to what it called “brutal sanctions”, saying the measures - imposed after its latest nuclear test - constituted genocide.

“Today the U.S.-led racket of brutal sanctions and pressure against the DPRK constitutes contemporary human rights violation and genocide,” the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva said in a statement.

The sanctions regime “threatens and impedes the enjoyment by the people of DPRK of their human rights in all sectors”, it said.

The call for an immediate end to the sanctions comes as U.S. President Donald Trump sets off on a trip to Asia - including China, South Korea and Japan - looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from the nuclear crisis.
13) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1898856)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Here is a "free market" solution to prop up the dying coal industry:

The Trump administration wants to force electricity customers to pay for a $10.6 billion annual bailout of the failing coal and nuclear industries through surcharges on their monthly energy bills.

The quietly announced proposal would require ratepayers to fully underwrite a new mandate that coal and nuclear plants hold a minimum of 90 days' worth of fuel on-site under the false premise of providing security from power outages.

But critics say the subsidy is just a massive government-mandated transfer of wealth from consumers to coal and nuclear companies.

"This is like changing the energy system from capitalism to communism—and the U.S. government wants to do it within the next two weeks," said Michael Krancer, a principal at energy policy company Silent Majority Strategies.

The Department of Energy says the fuel stockpiles are necessary to prevent power outages “in times of supply stress, such as recent natural disasters.” But only 0.00007 percent of all major power disruptions over the past five years were due to fuel supply problems, John Larsen, a power sector researcher for the Rhodium Group, told Newsweek.
14) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1898179)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Well then you must have a non-fictional non-BS source for this photo.


Here is one... it's on many sources and the image is from the AFP.
15) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1898073)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Important context I didn't see from this: did this happen in the UK or the ROI? (unsure as your profile lists the latter but you live in the former but unknown for how long.)
16) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1898068)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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IF GhG-ACC is correct, and the major driving force behind the climate changes we see today, then Algore, the UN IPCC, and all the other politicians are just not doing enough. I have said it here before. If we stop using all Fossil Fuel... ALL of it... right now this instant... it wouldn't be enough to even really slow down very much the climate change we are observing in the short to medium-long term. Maybe in a couple of hundred thousand years the climate might get back to normal... And this is the case even if we stopped right now this instant EVERYTHING else we are doing that is driving climate change. There are just WAY too many humans on this planet.. somewhere around 2000 times too many...


Unfortunately, I think you may be correct, or at least in the ballpark. But I don't think that this should stop us from doing what we can. And that we have "free market solutions" already developed or in development with plenty more on the way should be encouraging... doing the right thing should not have to cost more. So I will keep riding my bike. :^)
17) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1898008)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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After a few Words by Journo, ALL dA REST is by dA SCIENTIST.


Well, retired scientist... but yes, still there are some that do disagree with AGW. Counting only actual fields relevant to the study of it, it's about 3%. The other 97% are quite confident of AGW including those who are the closest to the field itself, ie climatologists who study just that. (If after studying your test results, 97 doctors told you that you had cancer and should do something about it, but 3 disagreed... who would you listen to?)

But, I don't worry too much about it. The world has moved on... let the deniers deny all they want. The market has pushed research that has developed wind turbines and and solar cells to the point they are cheaper for generation than the cheapest, dirtiest lignite coal (for solar, by several times) and it just keeps getting cheaper. Hope you will not argue that the free-market should choose something pricier, higher-maintenance, more labour-expensive and with a greater risk of interference by lawsuits and legislation down the road just to keep the proverbial buggy-whip factories open. :^)
18) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1897762)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Man shot by Chicago police officer is awarded $44.7 million

A federal jury awarded a Chicago man a record-breaking $44.7 million Thursday after finding that a Chicago police officer shot him in the head after a night of heavy drinking and that the troubled Police Department enabled the off-duty patrolman's violent behavior.

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Though they needed some time to reach a unanimous decision on how much to award in damages, jurors said it took them less than 20 minutes to determine Officer Patrick Kelly fired a bullet into his best friend Michael LaPorta's skull in January 2010 and then misled investigators by insisting LaPorta tried to kill himself.

LaPorta, who lives in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood, survived the shooting but still suffers from a host of medical conditions. Now 37, he can no longer walk or read and depends on his aging parents for around-the-clock care.

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Because the jury found that the Police Department has a widespread problem with disciplining officers and failed to maintain an early-warning system, the city of Chicago is responsible for the $44.7 million award and LaPorta's legal fees, which likely also will be millions of dollars.

The verdict is a record award for a misconduct lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department, according to records reviewed by the Chicago Tribune and sources with knowledge of where the verdict would rank in comparison with past cases.

The previous record was $25 million, which a jury awarded to Thaddeus Jimenez in a wrongful conviction case in 2012.

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Kelly, 36, has been found mentally unfit for duty twice, arrested two times, accused of beating a girlfriend and has been treated for alcohol addiction. He has been sued six times and has been the subject of more than two dozen investigations into his on- and off-duty conduct, including one in which he was found to have assaulted a female sergeant.

Prosecutors opted not to charge Kelly with wrongdoing in connection with the shooting after it happened. Police, however, reopened their investigation into the shooting last year.

Kelly and LaPorta were the only people inside the patrolman's South Side home on Jan. 12, 2010, when LaPorta was shot toward the back of his head with Kelly's service weapon. Chicago police classified the shooting as an attempted suicide based largely on an account from Kelly.

LaPorta couldn't speak for months after the shooting, but his family pushed back against the suicide classification and accused Kelly of covering up the truth. Kelly told investigators that LaPorta held the gun with his left hand, but the ambidextrous LaPorta was a lifelong hunter who always shot with his right. No fingerprints were on the gun, which investigators found on the floor next to LaPorta.
19) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Two (Message 1897638)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Who are nuked out of existence in the first minutes. What is left to conscript?


Please have a look at this and then we can try to explain how that is possible. :^)
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1897634)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile Mr. KevvyCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Founder and Owner of Pharmaceutical Company Insys Arrested and Charged with Racketeering

BOSTON – The founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics Inc., was arrested today and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to profit by using bribes and fraud to cause the illegal distribution of a Fentanyl spray intended for cancer patients experiencing breakthrough pain.

John N. Kapoor, 74, of Phoenix, Ariz., a current member of the Board of Directors of Insys, was arrested this morning in Arizona and charged with RICO conspiracy, as well as other felonies, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Law. Kapoor, the former Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Insys, will appear in federal court in Phoenix today. He will appear in U.S. District Court in Boston at a later date.

The superseding indictment, unsealed today in Boston, also includes additional allegations against several former Insys executives and managers who were initially indicted in December 2016.

The superseding indictment charges that Kapoor; Michael L. Babich, 40, of Scottsdale, Ariz., former CEO and President of the company; Alec Burlakoff, 42, of Charlotte, N.C., former Vice President of Sales; Richard M. Simon, 46, of Seal Beach, Calif., former National Director of Sales; former Regional Sales Directors Sunrise Lee, 36, of Bryant City, Mich., and Joseph A. Rowan, 43, of Panama City, Fla.; and former Vice President of Managed Markets, Michael J. Gurry, 53, of Scottsdale, Ariz., conspired to bribe practitioners in various states, many of whom operated pain clinics, in order to get them to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. The medication, called “Subsys,” is a powerful narcotic intended to treat cancer patients suffering intense breakthrough pain. In exchange for bribes and kickbacks, the practitioners wrote large numbers of prescriptions for the patients, most of whom were not diagnosed with cancer.


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Thanks Mr. Kevvy

Very interesting article. Thanks for posting.


Anytime. :^)


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