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charlesg 1 year, 3 months ago on ROBINSON: Hot enough for you?

@FordGalaxy (trying to respond to the specific post)

The problem comes from the means of enforcing these reductions, which is typically found at the federal level, and the bureaucracy and ineptitude at the federal level is often astounding

Not to mention similar idiocy at the Georgia-level, too. To avoid having these powers stepping in, what do You do to help set up boycotts, adjust industry standards, change your (and friends', family's, charities/community organizations') behavior? There are a bundle of non-governmental movements which could use your help to change peoples' minds and habits.

One of the biggest things I've heard and found in research on wind power is the fact that you get some of the best wind collection along shorelines. Yet, the shorelines are often packed with wealthy people who can afford to fend off a wind farm because it would ruin the ambience of their property. In all fairness to their point, the wind turbines used for wind power collection are not the prettiest things in the world.

Wind power is also extremely efficient throughout the central regions of the US, particularly through Texas.

I'd argue that the aesthetic problem won't last. In the inevitability that wind turbines' designs change, so too will their 'beauty'. People complained 'NIMBY' about cellphone towers upon first construction, too.

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charlesg 1 year, 4 months ago on AHMAD: Maybe it's time to limit free speech

Everybody needs to act responsibly and stop abusing their freedoms in the absence of a concrete hate law.

By all means, tell everybody how they 'need to act'. Especially after such thorough research by looking up an article linking cyber-bullying with 'negative energy'.

Alternatively, consider what a nonviolent voice said on the matter ~50 years ago:

  1. If peace means accepting second-class citizenship, I don’t want it.
  2. If peace means keeping my mouth shut in the midst of injustice and evil, I don’t want it.
  3. If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status quo, I don’t want peace.
  4. If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace. So in a passive, non-violent manner, we must revolt against this peace.

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March 19th, 1956

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charlesg 1 year, 5 months ago on THOMAS: Four more years of the US's decline

Oh Cal the Magnificient, ye olde Sage of ages past, I beg of thou, learn us the ways.

Uplift with us our self-dependent inner selves, eager to bootstrap our young into sucking thine own teats.

Seek with us the scriptures of the Ancient Ones, who could do no wrong.

Glorify with us the benefits of submission to magicks underneath their magickal God masters.

Reveal to us thine Holy Temperament, unshaken by hordes of demonic temptations of flesh, science, and rotary phones.

Deliver us from such abominable plagues of moral conundrum of ours womanfolk controlling hers own womb.

Alas, for only Thou, Cal the Magnificient, can have us withstand the onslaught of the forces of Evil by averting our eyes, to not the sorcery-torches of MagLites, but instead the blazing flame of witch-burning justice.

Godspeed!

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charlesg 1 year, 8 months ago on LETTERS: What's the truth on global warming?

Unfortunately, Robinson quotes a bunch of scientists, most of whom receive grants based on producing a gloom-and-doom scenario

I don't know how you've been so misled, but studies are conducted hundreds of times, reaching a specific conclusion, whether or not grants are involved; indeed, many people conduct their own research on their own time, donating their materials to do so. The notion that Scientists adjust their studies to reach a conclusion and thus receive more grants is fabricated nonsense.

If you want to really learn about it, only you can read the studies to get the best information possible.

The earth is constantly changing. The sands of the deserts were once the bottom of the ocean. Greenland, until the Ice Age, contained lush vegetation. Did man kill off the dinosaurs?

Correct, the earth is constantly changing. The climate history of Earth, however, is neither haphazard nor random. What's great about this is that there are predictable cycles about many of these changes, which people can verify by reading ice cores in the Andes mountains, in Antarctica, or other remote locations which are somewhat devoid of contamination. For example, one of these cycles deals with 100,000 years of orbit adjustment with the planet Earth and how glaciation is impacted. So, you have to account for these cycles when constructing models.

I am bothered that it seems that those on the far left, who have long wanted to have total control over our country, have hitched their wagons to environmental matters having found that their former socialist/communist agenda wasn't working fast enough. Even worse, our school children are being indoctrinated to believe that we must destroy our way of life to "save the earth"

Seriously? You honestly scare yourself with this rubbish? Man up.

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charlesg 1 year, 9 months ago on YARBROUGH: Plum Nelly Pitts says Higgs boson won't fix stupid

FordGalaxy, I don't feel better about ridicule, but I do find it important to point out lousy articles, particularly ones proudly putting their ignorance up on display.

Seriously, go back and read it - with such 'stern' warnings such as : "because if we keep messing around with His universe and not giving Him full credit for what He has created, we are likely to end up atop Mt. Ararat in a rowboat with two houseflies and a pair of possums."

This is speculation based upon myth, nothing more, chanting "let's not discover what lies ahead, because an old tale said something bad might happen."

Believe in God? Great, go for it; you won't be ridiculed by me for doing this, indeed I don't speak to my own family in this manner. Belief in supernatural_beings_of_any_kind while asserting fear of tomorrow based upon ignorance? Then yes, here is where I speak up. In this case, not only has Dick not learned physics, he's determined not to pick up a book and learn for himself; with or without credit to his deity-of-choice. Re-vitalizing ridiculous fears of tomorrow based upon deluvian tales is helping nobody.

I'd say I know you've viewed my posts before, but I think if you read them, you'll find I'm somewhat consistent in allowing the believers to believe what they want (of any faith), but using their faith as a rationale to influence others won't 'cut the mustard'.

If you think otherwise, I'll read.

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charlesg 1 year, 9 months ago on YARBROUGH: Plum Nelly Pitts says Higgs boson won't fix stupid

  • Unnecessary capitalization of 3rd-person male pronouns? Check.
  • Anti-Science rhetoric based upon mythical fears? Check.
  • Incoherent ramblings from local oaf? Check.

...I think we have a winner here, folks...

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charlesg 1 year, 9 months ago on Chick-fil-A surprises some with gay marriage talk

I'm sure people were also disgusted back when inter racial marriage ban was found unconstitutional.

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charlesg 1 year, 9 months ago on High court upholds key part of Obama health law

Jan, there you go again, actually reading the law instead of sharing a knee-jerk opinion. When will you ever learn that this type of behavior is frowned upon?

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