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ringo
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Message 106 of 188 (904939)
01-12-2023 10:58 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by Phat
01-11-2023 1:57 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
Phat writes:
You cant very well mandate electric vehicles when your blessed poor people cannot afford them.
BUSES, moron. Nobody is suggesting that every welfare recipient should buy a Tesla.
Phat writes:
And passing the expense on to the next class up only brings that class down.
Nonsense, AGAIN. Helping the poor brings your greedy class UP.

Come all of you cowboys all over this land,
I'll teach you the law of the Ranger's Command:
To hold a six shooter, and never to run
As long as there's bullets in both of your guns.
-- Woody Guthrie

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ringo
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Message 107 of 188 (904940)
01-12-2023 11:11 AM
Reply to: Message 104 by marc9000
01-11-2023 9:26 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
marc9000 writes:
"Sell less, sell fewer". How is that achieved specifically? New laws for the sellers? New laws for the buyers?
I don't know what they do in your banana republic but the Canadian government prefers incentives. Go ahead and look it up. I'll wait.
Doot de doo de doo....
Got it yet?
One incentive we have is the Carbon Tax (more of a disincentive, actually) which the idiot Conservatives oppose. Use more carbon, pay more tax. It isn't rocket science. Even an idiot Conservative should be able to understand that.
marc9000 writes:
All oil companies get downsized by laws?
No laws. Higher taxes on carbon cause less demand. And even downsizing isn't necessary. We'll still need the energy. The compmnies that are killing us now with their carbon COULD change to energy sources that don't kill us. Instead of spending billions to develop new oilfields from Antarctica to Timbuctu, they COULD be investing in solar farms and wind farms.
marc9000 writes:
Buyers aren't permitted by laws to buy what they want and need?
Why are you fascists so obsessed with laws?

Come all of you cowboys all over this land,
I'll teach you the law of the Ranger's Command:
To hold a six shooter, and never to run
As long as there's bullets in both of your guns.
-- Woody Guthrie

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Message 108 of 188 (904944)
01-12-2023 1:55 PM
Reply to: Message 103 by marc9000
01-11-2023 9:21 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
marc9000 writes:
Yes I know, and that mitigation is to do it QUICKLY. The Green New Deal was proposed by A.O.C. in 2019. It's now 2023. 7 more years to 2030, 4 years since 2019. The Green New Deal proposes 100% clean energy by 2030.
The Green New Deal was entirely aspirational. There is no teeth in it. Why are conservatives so obsessed with it?
Without drastic new authoritarian laws?
Are there any laws you don't think are authoritarian?
WHAT LAWS? Does anyone here know what the word "specific" means?
Subsidies, carbon taxes, tax credits for purchasing an electric car, tax credits for home improvements that reduce your carbon footprint, tax credits for installing solar . . . on and on and on. Economic incentives and disincentives. Tax fossil fuels and use that tax to subsidize greener technologies.
What are the proposals to do with all the new fossil fuel burning cars and trucks and farm machinery and construction machinery that's being built in 2023? Throw it all away? How many more trillions in debt to cover all that waste?
No one is asking anything to be thrown away. Where do you come up with this?
The plan is to incentivize greener technologies, so farmers could see tax credits for purchasing hydrogen or electric powered equipment when they become available. You could see grants and subsidies going to companies that are designing and manufacturing greener technologies.
This isn't that hard to figure out.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 109 of 188 (904947)
01-12-2023 2:35 PM
Reply to: Message 108 by Taq
01-12-2023 1:55 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
The plan is to incentivize greener technologies, so farmers could see tax credits for purchasing hydrogen or electric powered equipment when they become available. You could see grants and subsidies going to companies that are designing and manufacturing greener technologies.
And remove all subsidies and tax incentives from oil, gas, and coal industries and put them on wind and solar and energy storage. They already make billions in profits and it's way past time for them to pay their fair share of taxes.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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marc9000
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Message 110 of 188 (905042)
01-14-2023 10:21 PM
Reply to: Message 108 by Taq
01-12-2023 1:55 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
The Green New Deal was entirely aspirational. There is no teeth in it. Why are conservatives so obsessed with it?
You're saying it had no purpose? Why did it receive so much attention in the media back in 2019? Conservatives are obsessed with it because they believe it had/has a strong purpose. To grow the government and weaken free markets.
Are there any laws you don't think are authoritarian?
I've touched on it in a previous message. Laws against robbery and murder. Many others - it goes back to what I said about tradition and common sense.
marc9000 writes:
WHAT LAWS? Does anyone here know what the word "specific" means?

Subsidies, carbon taxes, tax credits for purchasing an electric car, tax credits for home improvements that reduce your carbon footprint, tax credits for installing solar . . . on and on and on. Economic incentives and disincentives. Tax fossil fuels and use that tax to subsidize greener technologies.
Numbers? Percentages? I know you don't have them, nobody does, not even the most fringe left wing authoritarians, YET. They can vary from the most tiny figures and percentages that won't really change anything, to economy destroying percentages and numbers that will greatly lower the standards of living for most people, except the authoritarians. You blindly trust the authoritarians to set those numbers and percentages just right, don't you? I don't. Because cooling the planet and calming the storms will come in a distant second to the priorities of the authoritarians. Their first priority will be their own political power and money.
Right now, the authoritarians are waiting and watching, as the mainstream news media sensationalizes every weather event they possibly can, for more and more people to say, through their political involvement and voting, that "we trust you authoritarians! You set the numbers and percentages, and we just know you'll get it just right! And you'll even GET EVEN with all those successful rich people that we're so jealous of!"
No one is asking anything to be thrown away. Where do you come up with this?
The Green New Deal. It demands it. (100% clean energy by 2030.) I come up with it by observing what gets started usually in California. Remember that link I showed earlier that people in Sacramento have been recently restricted on how much they can work on their own cars?
The plan is to incentivize greener technologies, so farmers could see tax credits for purchasing hydrogen or electric powered equipment when they become available. You could see grants and subsidies going to companies that are designing and manufacturing greener technologies.

This isn't that hard to figure out.
What's hard to figure out is how so many people can casually give the government cart blanche to set figures and percentages, that have to be paid for, by a country that's $31 trillion in debt.

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marc9000
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Message 111 of 188 (905043)
01-14-2023 10:23 PM
Reply to: Message 109 by Tanypteryx
01-12-2023 2:35 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
They already make billions in profits and it's way past time for them to pay their fair share of taxes.
Ah yes, the main purpose of the Green New Deal. Jealousy and hatred.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 112 of 188 (905044)
01-14-2023 10:43 PM
Reply to: Message 111 by marc9000
01-14-2023 10:23 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
Wow! Brilliant, that must be it.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Minnemooseus
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Message 113 of 188 (905092)
01-16-2023 6:03 PM


It's raining in northern Minnesota
We had a bit of sub zero (F) in December, but in all it's been a damn mild winter so far.
Moose

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Theodoric
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Message 114 of 188 (905093)
01-16-2023 8:33 PM
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01-16-2023 6:03 PM


Re: It's raining in northern Minnesota
We drove into the DECC today for the MLK Rally. Just a miserable day weather wise. Lots of standing water. Probably freeze solid by Wednesday.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Tanypteryx
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Message 115 of 188 (910897)
05-24-2023 1:25 PM


Grandson rides out Typhoon Mawar on Guam
Not winter weather, but a powerful typhoon hit Guam a few hours ago. My grandson is stationed there at Andersen AFB. The roofs of his barracks apartment collapsed. His wife is in month 7 of a high risk pregnancy so she was admitted to the base hospital to ride out the storm and my grandson was there with her, so they are both safe.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


  
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Message 116 of 188 (911517)
07-11-2023 12:01 PM


GDP Per Land Area
This is the most recent thread touching on climate change, so I thought I'd post this here. I just came across an interesting graphic showing the countries of world and their GDP per land area. I became curious if such a comparison existed after Joe Scarborough compared the GDP's of Texas and Russia. Russia's GDP is more than twice as big, but it has 25 times more land area. Here's the graphic (GDP per land area.). It's kind of fun to play around with:
But what caught my interest was the largely unsettled areas of the extreme north and south, like northern Canada, Greenland, Siberia and Antarctica. It seems likely that sometime after 2050 that currently temperate regions might become arid and that people will begin homesteading north into currently remote places like Ellsmere island, northern Siberia, and Antarctica (international treaties would have to be modified).
Or will the powerful countries make land grabs in order to build large industrial farms in the newly open spaces?
--Percy

  
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Message 117 of 188 (911521)
07-12-2023 6:55 AM
Reply to: Message 111 by marc9000
01-14-2023 10:23 PM


Re: Midwest unprepared
marc9000 writes:
Ah yes, the main purpose of the Green New Deal. Jealousy and hatred.
Don't worry. You are known to us.
After the Revolution, we'll take care of you.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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marc9000
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Message 118 of 188 (911554)
07-14-2023 10:30 PM
Reply to: Message 117 by Omnivorous
07-12-2023 6:55 AM


Baby it's cold outside, (in the southern hemisphere)
Don't worry. You are known to us.

After the Revolution, we'll take care of you.
That's right!! Kamala Harris is already talking about "reducing the population".
Kamala Harris Pushes Population Control at Environmental Event - LifeNews.com
Be interesting to see her opening proposals on this. She's already in favor of abortion right up to birth, maybe run it on past that and go for one or two year olds? Maybe just, in a very nice way, asking Republicans to voluntarily limit their lifespans? If not enough of them do it, then get started with the mandates?
The mainstream media cannot contain their excitement in recent reports of "the hottest days in the history of the planet" (or at least the last 40 or so years, when the scientific community got its political aspirations into high gear) Ever wonder how those in southern Argentina, southern Chile, or New Zealand think about that, since they're in the dead of winter right now? Probably not, no one cares what they think. The southern hemisphere has no worldwide political influence or power.

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Message 119 of 188 (911556)
07-14-2023 11:00 PM
Reply to: Message 118 by marc9000
07-14-2023 10:30 PM


Re: Baby it's cold outside, (in the southern hemisphere)
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Percy
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Message 120 of 188 (911564)
07-15-2023 12:03 PM
Reply to: Message 118 by marc9000
07-14-2023 10:30 PM


Re: Baby it's cold outside, (in the southern hemisphere)
marc9000 writes:
That's right!! Kamala Harris is already talking about "reducing the population".
Kamala Harris Pushes Population Control at Environmental Event - LifeNews.com
Be interesting to see her opening proposals on this. She's already in favor of abortion right up to birth...
I spent about ten minutes searching the web for specifics about Kamala Harris's position on abortion regarding timeframe and couldn't find anything. Do you really want to trust LifeNews.com ("Your pro-life beliefs are under attack") to report this accurately? Does carrying out an abortion just prior to birth make sense even to you? It seems a very unlikely thing for anyone to advocate.
You might be interested in this YouTube video provided by Senator John Kennedy's website where he questions medical experts about their positions on laws permitting unfettered abortion up to the moment of birth:
Kennedy states that he believes his question is a yes or no type question, while the witnesses invited by Democrats stated that they didn't believe it was a yes or no question. One witness who is a doctor who provides abortions stated that the question doesn't reflect the way abortion works in this country. When Kennedy proposed a hypothetical of a woman requesting an abortion a week before birth she replied that that just doesn't happen and that she had never encountered such a request. A professor said that the issue required discussion rather than yes/no questions, and Kennedy replied that he would like to have that discussion but didn't see how it could take place if she wouldn't answer his questions, showing no awareness of the difference between yes/no answers and a discussion.
TV shows often present courtroom scenes where a lawyer directs a witness to answer yes or no. I hope in real life that a witness is allowed to respond that they don't believe it's a yes or no question. The classic example of the unfair yes/no question is, "Are you still beating your wife." The opportunities for misrepresentation through requiring yes/no answers seem endless.
Wherever LifeNews.com picked up the idea that Kamala Harris supports aborting "right up to birth," I was unable to find it. Most supporters of abortion would talk about balancing the risks to mother and baby and relying upon medical judgment specific to each situation. Yes/no doesn't cover it.
--Percy

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