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  1. The Left Is Banning Books Again.

    Rhetorical questions right? Considering I didn't make any of those arguments. On the other hand regarding your claims that gravity and evolution are similar to climate change as not being settled science, gravity and evolution and their effects are reproducible and to a certain extent predictable. Can you show me a climate change model that wasn't observational and is reproducible? Before you label me a denier, I generally believe that climate has changed and man probably has had some effect. But outside of our echo chambers, I like to see what other people's arguments are. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425232/climate-change-no-its-not-97-percent-consensus-ian-tuttle
  2. The Left Is Banning Books Again.

    “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions” – Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s speech on May 1, 1927. Cited in: Toland, John (1992). Adolf Hitler. Anchor Books. pp. 224–225. ISBN 0385037244. This is probably why some consider fascism a left wing movement “Well-researched, seriously argued, and funny.” —Publishers Weekly“Bold and witty… [Goldberg] makes a persuasive case that fascism was from the beginning a movement of the left.” —New York Post“Jonah Goldberg is the first historian to detail the havoc this spin of all spins has played upon Western thought for the past seventy-five years, very much including the present moment.” —Tom Wolfe Comment on Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism". interesting read. Not saying that that's what liberals are now but, most don't know the roots of their insults.
  3. "It's an Investigation."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/28/there-are-147-fbi-agents-involved-in-the-hillary-clinton-email-investigation/ Here is one that says 50, so in other words, no one knows the true number. I wonder how many are working on the Clinton Foundation investigation? It is interesting that the FBI director has never heard of the term "security inquiry" as Clinton terms it and acknowledges a criminal investigation since the FBI doesn't do Civil cases. And Why wouldn't Cheryl Mills answer the question about how did they decide which emails they chose to release? Inquiring minds probably don't care anymore.
  4. The early football rank um

    Lots of nice running back duos in the league next year but I wouldn't sleep on Nevada's duo of Butler and Akeel Lynch, a former Penn State starter (until injured). Nevada couldn't throw and had a young line and still had 2 thousand yard rushers. Hopefully the new OC can resurrect the forward pass and the line should be much improved. We have 10 returning starters on offense and the non starter is Butler.
  5. Our EPA

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/us/methane-emission-rules-interior-department.html?action=click&contentCollection=Americas&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article Already has. Our local economy is natural gas and coal dependent. It's likely in a permanent downward spiral with the new regulations on methane emissions. http://energyindepth.org/national/methane-emissions-flat-as-natural-gas-production-soared-epa-data-show/ Like the health care changes over the last few years, there is no stopping them. As far as redistribution of wealth, this will be rife with unintended consequences. The affected Navajo population will likely lose 600 or more high paying jobs in area that is as poor as any in the country. A proposed solar plant will employ 10 lower payed employees.
  6. I actually agree with you, I was being facetious about the settled science aspect of climate change considering all the consensus is based on observational studies that can't be reproduced even on computer modeling. But that's a topic for another day.
  7. That would be like saying Climate change researchers profit from pushing their narrative so their results should be suspect.
  8. http://www.businessinsider.com/alan-dershowitz-thinks-free-speech-is-in-danger-on-college-campuses-2015-11 I suppose Alan Dershowitz is a Fox manipulator as well. Last I checked he was a liberal Harvard Law professor.
  9. When Michael Bloomberg gets bood for denouncing safe spaces at U of Michigan commencement, there does seem to be a deficit of civility and manners on college campuses these days.
  10. MWC Power-5 Ranking Order

    We're just a couple of sugar daddies and plastic surgery away from Real Housewives of the PAC16
  11. This is a nice response to those free exchangers
  12. Vacation Property

    I've had 2 vacation homes and 1 piece of property that I was going to build on. You answered your own question. The day you sell it will be the second happiest day. Lost 100k on the ski condo that we never went to and can't sell the other mountain fishing property that I never go to. I have 2 timeshares I never go to. I have a place in Phoenix that I bought 3 years ago that I occasionally go to but rent on VRBO that pays about half the carrying costs over a couple of months rental during spring training which I'll keep. I don't take much time off so I guess I'm past buying property. Too many good deals on renting other peoples time shares these days.
  13. Starshot, first interstellar spacecraft nearly here.

    I'm on the Stephen Hawking school of thought about the risks of exposing ourselves to alien discovery. Indigenous peoples don't usually come out ahead when exposed to superior technology from an alien race.
  14. The Panama Papers

    Canada imposed a 5% VAT and dropped a hidden 13.5% manufacturing tax similar to what Ted Cruz is advocating that by most accounts has been effective and transparent for revenue and growth.
  15. Angriest fan base in the MWC?

    They're still mad at UT.