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Forum: Political Talk Yesterday, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Rhumb
Yeah, and disengaging from NK for the past half...

Yeah, and disengaging from NK for the past half century has certainly brought them to heel and brought them to democracy, just as it has for Cuba. Maybe we just need to give the same policy another...
Forum: Political Talk Yesterday, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
Interesting idea. Just goes to show that...

Interesting idea. Just goes to show that acknowledging the data/facts on AGW and addressing it in a responsible manner is not some back door way to cripple capitalism. Rather, its a call upon the...
Forum: Political Talk Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Rhumb
They're basically trying to regress back to the...

They're basically trying to regress back to the '50s. I'm just trying to figure out if that's the 1950s, 1850s or 1650s.
Forum: Political Talk Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
As I wade through this morass of non-sequitors,...

As I wade through this morass of non-sequitors, red herrings and straw man arguments...


Strawman: Well, no one's suggesting that -- though many on the right seem to impute this -- much less as...
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
What if that "consensus" is in fact based upon...

What if that "consensus" is in fact based upon sound science, empirical data, rational analysis and reasoning and thus, well found and backed conclusions? Science doesn't ask anyone to blindly accept...
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
I'm hardly alone in that opinion: that the GOP is...

I'm hardly alone in that opinion: that the GOP is far more the party of big business/the rich, than the average Joe.

Even the GOP's own 2012 election post mortem conceded that point though they...
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Rhumb
Thanks, thought there was but didn't find it, my...

Thanks, thought there was but didn't find it, my bad. Perhaps moderator could merge them?
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
Agreed, disparaging the 97% of climate scientists...

Agreed, disparaging the 97% of climate scientists who back AGW, and those who ascribe to their professional scientific consensus, as nothing but a bunch of liberal/socialist members of a vast and...
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 207
Posted By Rhumb
Normalizing Cuban Relations, Thoughts?

About time. I mean, its not like the current embargo policy has actually worked for the past 55 years.

I highly suspect that killing Castro's regime will be best done by killing it with kindness....
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
OK, they're all too much on the pay of Corporate...

OK, they're all too much on the pay of Corporate America / Big Finance, Inc., overall, which was my main, overriding point anyway.

I'll still say that the GOP is more solicitous to the wants and...
Forum: Political Talk 12-18-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
Can't wait until I write all the legislation that...

Can't wait until I write all the legislation that effects me, being THE private sector professional on things that effect me. Man, am I going to get one heck of a tax break once the Rhumb Wealth and...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
I've presented argument/sources supportive of the...

I've presented argument/sources supportive of the 97% claim above. To paraphrase an earlier post, "I ask a simple question: 'OK, what do your polls say?'"
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
There's a full orchestra of scientific data,...

There's a full orchestra of scientific data, studies and models to play backing AGW, but yes, that 97% drum is still taut and in tune.
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
Except it hasn't. Guess the denialist lie...

Except it hasn't. Guess the denialist lie (http://skepticalscience.com/debunking-climate-consensus-denial.html) isn't working.
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
And if that's all we had, it wouldn't be science,...

And if that's all we had, it wouldn't be science, or at least not particularly convincing. However, there is a vast array of cross cutting empirical data far beyond that which does convincingly lead...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
There's an immense difference between seeking out...

There's an immense difference between seeking out the views and opinions of experts in a field or those most affected by potential legislation vs. basically doing the bidding of those with a stake in...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
Yes they are, far too many, though those numbers...

Yes they are, far too many, though those numbers pale in comparison with the GOP.
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
There are legitimate AGW climate "skeptics" that...

There are legitimate AGW climate "skeptics" that do indeed base their skepticism on well founded empirical data who should and deserve to be taken seriously (there is only a 97% AGW consensus among...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 284
Posted By Rhumb
It seems Big Finance Inc's GOP handmaidens don't...

It seems Big Finance Inc's GOP handmaidens don't even bother themselves to even give the pretense of not being their paid-for handmaidens anymore, simply cutting and pasting into law what Big Finance...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 1,669
Posted By Rhumb
Which doesn't make it right, at least from a...

Which doesn't make it right, at least from a higher moral, ethical, Constitutional standpoint. Many odious things were legal/policy at various times in our history.
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rhumb
Oh, and another long-term nail in the coffin of...

Oh, and another long-term nail in the coffin of Putin's Russia:

http://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/7.22550.1418738141!/image/Russia.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_300/Russia.jpg
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,901
Views: 28,479
Posted By Rhumb
"If You Don't Accept That Climate Change...

"If You Don't Accept That Climate Change Is Real, You're Not a Skeptic. You're a Denier."...
Forum: General Off-Topic 12-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 754
Posted By Rhumb
Why now, just as our half-century policy of...

Why now, just as our half-century policy of isolation and embargo has worked so, so well in making Cuba the vibrant, free democracy it is today.

It must be some insidious plot by "Murica-hating...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Rhumb
I don't see this one single ruling from a judge...

I don't see this one single ruling from a judge in conservative western PA gaining much standing or broader impact, certainly not for a long time at best at which point the political damage to the...
Forum: Political Talk 12-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 4,404
Posted By Rhumb
Yes, today, but perhaps wiser to look at the...

Yes, today, but perhaps wiser to look at the longer picture:

Ruble vs. Dollar (since 2010):...
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