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March 01, 2019

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hrtshpdbox

I'm finding it hard to believe that Bezos can actually be a climate freak, but who knows. First.

henry

Billionaires virtue signalling on the backs of everyone else is not a new thing. Why would Bezos avoid that? He chased tail and sexted.

Captain Hate

More Repuke dumbass traitors on the climate shit? A day ending in y.

rse

There must be personal money to keep without paying taxes in running for Pres given this absurd "I too can be a contender!" trend.

henry

RINOs doing the CoC's globalist bidding? What next, an explosion of craft brew options?

rse

henry--

https://www.csis.org/analysis/whose-rules-quest-digital-standards

Extraneus

This is from December:

The Green New Deal has Strong Bipartisan Support

Some members of Congress are proposing a “Green New Deal” for the U.S. They say that a Green New Deal will produce jobs and strengthen America’s economy by accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. The Deal would generate 100% of the nation’s electricity from clean, renewable sources within the next 10 years; upgrade the nation’s energy grid, buildings, and transportation infrastructure; increase energy efficiency; invest in green technology research and development; and provide training for jobs in the new green economy.

While the Green New Deal has been a fixture of the post-election news cycle, and at least 40 members of Congress (to date) have endorsed the idea, little is known about the American public’s support for or opposition to it. To inform this question, we surveyed a nationally-representative sample of registered voters in the United States.

In the survey, we showed respondents a brief description of the Green New Deal, which was identical to the first paragraph of this report (above). The description was followed by the question “How much do you support or oppose this idea?”

The survey results show overwhelming support for the Green New Deal, with 81% of registered voters saying they either “strongly support” (40%) or “somewhat support” (41%) this plan.

lol

And Schumer is livid that McConnell wants to bring it to a vote.


Extraneus

Schumer fumes over McConnell plan to bring Green New Deal to vote, calls it ‘cynical ploy’

GUS

12 years, then we are all DEAD.


Of what??

rse

and this pushing data trusts in addition to gdpr

https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/new-ecosystem-trust/

henry

rse, global rules? what a cf.

henry

rse, they want to end innovation / control the data at the govt level. I'm about ready to colonize the asteroid belt.

henry

Ah yes, the "experts"


MediaResearchCenter
@theMRC

‘Green New Deal’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough, Says UN ‘Right to Food’ Expert

https://twitter.com/theMRC/status/1101438963674374144

Narciso79

No Kate's goofy uncle has always worshiped the skydragon, he 86d the incandescent light bulb in 2007 if you recall.

rse

"CHOOSING A NEW NAME: The Congressional School Choice Caucus has a new name. It's been rebranded as the Congressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity, the group's co-chairman Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.) announced Thursday.

— The name change "reflects a renewed focus on diverse education models that are parent directed, teacher mentored, and customized to meet individual learning styles," Mitchell said in a statement. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is the Senate co-chairman of the caucus."

This name change actually fits with what I warned about this am on the previous thread. Where the superficial differences pitched to parents hide the common fundamental shifts parents fail to appreciate.

rse

henry-that is from a weekly newsletter financed by the macarthur f and the omidyar network.

Narciso79

Btw the bureau cant definitively match all the bullets to the pulse shooter. A little detail left out of the McCabe congratulatory parade.

Old Lurker

GUS "Of what??"

Disgust?

Gus, remember the old joke about "Why do men die before their wives? Because they can..."

sbwaters

"an average American uses 3 rolls of toilet paper a week and it's devastating forests."

Huh? Insofar are the soft wood trees are replanted and fast-growing -- almost farmed -- this doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense.

GUS

OL, you made a comment to me the other day that was beautiful in it's honest simplicity.

A goldfish does not become a shark.

We have a MOTHERFUCKING BARTENDER creating ABSURD POLICY, and hordes of COMMIES running to keep up with HER. This MOTHERFUCKING BARTENDER is 29 years old and has less accomplishment in life than BI-BARRY TURKEY BASTER BOY.

The WORLD is ending in 11 years 11 months. WHAT THE FUCK??

rse

sbw-how many of us have had the poor quality of toilet paper be one of the first insights each of our kids had when travelling abroad?

jimmyk

In fact, wasn't it plausibly argued some years ago that there are more trees now, *because* of paper usage? For essentially the same reason there are more wheat plants now than there would be if no one ate wheat.

Of course that argument only really works to the extent forests are privately owned, or managed as if they were.

jimmyk

And we hear the same stupidity about water usage. We have the same amount of water we had a million years ago. I don't know about fresh water versus salt water, but I doubt it's changed much, and if it has, it's not because I removed the flow restrictor in my shower head.

D

I have to sign in here everyday.
No ads ever appear.
After Solyndra , green movement took a beating.
Repubs give lip service.
Individual states will decide this issue
I recycle and do my part.
I even donate old plastic bags.
I don’t have air conditioning and I drive cars that are fuel efficient.
My appliances are green approved.
My daughter uses too much toillet paper so I try to balance off her overuse.
That is all I
am willing to do. I don’t own any guns and no liberal is going to change my current lifestyle.

D

Take it to the bank:
APC is a one termer.
She is more trouble than she is worth.

Narciso79

Compare this:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-03-01/trudeau-s-party-is-behind-him-for-now-after-bombshell-testimony

James D.

I will believe that climate change is a crisis when the people screaming at me that it's a crisis start acting in their own personal lives like it's a crisis.

I'm not holding my breath.

henry

If it's as bad as they say, why don't they bicycle to and from their districts and DC?

henry

According to a spokesman for the school, police have identified the as-of-yet unnamed suspect and are seeking a "felony warrant" for his arrest.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/44104/update-berkeley-pd-concludes-investigation-assault-james-barrett

The Infamous Ignatz

Henry's tweet-link from last thread;


Renato Mariotti
@renato_mariotti

Mueller's report will almost certainly disappoint you, and it's not his fault. It's your fault for buying into Trump's false narrative that it is Mueller's' job to prove "collusion,"...--

From Rosenstein's letter appointing Mueller;

The SC will investigate; "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump..."

So who's pushing the false narrative?

Narciso79

So re pulse, there is the Orlando paper which is part of the Tribune chain and then the Hong Kong paper, just a local crime story I guess.

rse

To your earlier point henry--

"Neither technology nor the disruption that comes with it are exogenous forces over which humans have no control (Key informant, interviewed 2018). To treat technology as a tool, we need to develop a global, shared view of how technology affects our lives and reshapes our economic, social, cultural and human environments. This shared view can en-able a critical process of adaptation to the future, which is the result of decisions taken by legislators, regulators, other people in power positions and cit-izens, whose engagement in policy decisions can increase through technology (Poole 2017)."

henry

we need to develop a global, shared view of how technology affects our lives and reshapes our economic

aka we'll tell you the value of everything... not the free market. efemall

jimmyk

I'm reading that the charges against Netanyahu are (surprise!) BS, and obviously timed for their upcoming elections. For example, apparently someone gave Netanyahu some cigars and champagne, no quid pro quo. The deep state in Israel is even worse than in the US. I just hope there's someone on the right primed to replace him.

rse

"At its core, the 4IR is not a question of technology but of culture. New technologies are not only tools but rather metaphors that define how we under-stand the world consciously and unconsciously. The danger is that the complexity of technology underlying the 4IR produces and strengthens in-equalities of power (Brynjolfsson & McAfee 2014; Bridle 2018). At the heart of the issue, there is a fundamental question of values and culture: what do equality and justice mean in this future driven by technologies impacting people’s lives? How do we level the playing field?"

Creating innovative forms of education and then creating False Narratives about them would be one way. Make it Bipartisan.

GUS

Yes the "Russian Government" includes salad dressing and Manafort tax returns.

henry

there is a fundamental question of values and culture

all cultures are equal, but the values we set are more equal. gotcha and [expletive string deleted]

The Infamous Ignatz

--And for anyone feeling a tinge of optimism, here are gathering storm clouds: Even if we wrestle energy and transportation to the canvas, agriculture and industry are huge greenhouse gas emitters.--

Sorry TM, but utter bullshit.
The net effect of CO2 increases have been hugely positive for the planet.
On top of that there is not a shred of credible evidence that going forward this will change significantly or that there will be catastrophic consequences to a doubling of CO2.
These are the exact same lying assholes who brought us the dioxin scare, alar, the hysteria around anything nuclear, the impending population bomb, peak oil and a thousand other intentional, not accidental, lies and propaganda to take our wealth, our freedoms and self governance.
The fact is prior to the industrial age, the planet was balanced on the knife edge of the bottom limit of CO2 concentrations for healthy plant growth and more importantly, to keep us from exiting the present interglacial we are enjoying and being plunged back into another glacial age of advancing ice sheets, famine and actual catastrophe.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me a thousand times...?
When are reasonable people like TM going to quit buying this pack of collectivist lies?
Where's kim?

henry

Tucker Carlson interview with environmentalist I linked on the last thread:

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/01/tucker-carlson-wrecks-renewable-energy/

Extraneus

You forgot one, Ignatz.

GUS

Slowly but surely, the weak succomb to the BULLSHIT.
It's just so hard to be an individual. Being a FULL COMMIE HERD ANIMAL, not so hard.

Show me the damage to our planet. Explain to me how progress has HURT more than HELPED.

Getting a little squishy are we????????

Neo

Yahoo:
The long-awaited first read on Q4 GDP has just come out, with results better than expected: +2.6%, whereas analysts had been pivoting right around that 2.0% figure ahead of the release. The historically strong Q3 results were revised upward in its third and final headline: 3.5%.

Even though it's too early to take the long view of 2018 GDP as a whole, this 2.6% number joins the 2.2%, 4.2% and now 3.5% from the previous quarter to put preliminary GDP at 3.125%, or above 3% for the first time since prior to the Great Recession a decade ago.

henry

When will EPA seriously look at Tesla emissions? (I wonder what toxic lithium oxides they spew when they burn to a crisp after a fender bender).

https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/hybrid-electric/a26558547/tesla-burnt-vermont-lake/

Tom Bowler
Megan McArdle notes that since the US isn't really the problem (Spoiler - look to China and India), decarbonizing the US won't be the main solution.

Well, decarbonizing the US might be the solution... if the main problem is something other than the futile fight against climate change. But then, what might the main problem be?

Enemies of America learned well the lessons of World War I and World War II. That is, America could mobilize for war and field a virtually indomitable army faster than anybody could imagine. How did we do that? Our capitalist free market economy made it possible for us to do that. How does anybody defeat that?

In order to defeat the industrial might of America, enemies must attack America's traditions of liberty and capitalism. As we all know, the unintended consequences of liberty are great wealth and power, and so liberty must be defeated.

Decarbonizing the US in the name of climate change is one of many solutions aimed at solving that problem.

Old Lurker

" global, shared view of "

Sorry, I don't want any part of anything shared by the entire world.

And yes, that includes my definition of my God.

henry

Nicely stated Tom Bowler.

Extraneus
WASHINGTON — New efforts by President Trump and his staff to question or undermine the established science of climate change have created a widening rift between the White House on one side, and scientific facts, government agencies, and some leading figures in the president’s own party on the other.

What exactly is a "scientific fact"? Science usually involves measurements, observations, hypotheses and theories, but what are these things they're calling "facts"?

A fact is a thing that is known to be consistent with objective reality and can be proven to be true with evidence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fact

The only provable "facts" associated with the climate hoax are those events that have happened in the past. In fact, even the historical temperature readings aren't facts, and are often manipulated and massaged versions of previous measurements or model-based interpretations of such things as tree rings or ice cores.

GUS

Yes Tesla's don't create emissions. The ELECTRICITY just comes out of the wall.

Buckeye

sbw-how many of us have had the poor quality of toilet paper be one of the first insights each of our kids had when traveling abroad?

#1 rule for traveling in China is to carry one of those little packs of Kleenex with you.

If you don't, I can guarantee you will wish you did:)

D

Neo:
Thank you for that inspiring information !
Just as our President predicted.
This is excellent news.

Old Lurker

Gus "Slowly but surely, the weak succumb to the BULLSHIT."

And that is because the weak always seek to "split the difference" and after doing that a few times, the two poles of "Truth" and "Bullshit" have been blended into all Bullshit.

henry

this surprises me:


CJ Ciaramella
@cjciaramella

Court-watching: Federal judge rules New Orleans D.A. doesn't have absolute immunity in ACLU lawsuit over prosecutors sending fake subpoenas to witnesses, allows case to partially proceed

https://twitter.com/cjciaramella/status/1101545705162846209

The Infamous Ignatz

--You forgot one, Ignatz.--

Figured that was covered under my "a thousand other" disclaimer. :)

GUS

OL, did you see the video of MEADOWS hugging the MUZZLIM CUNT?

D

OL:
So true and yes that is precisely what is happening.
It is not happening to me.
I truly believe I am seeing clearly what has happened to our country and I still remain hopeful that there are more of us than there are of them.
Have I become disillusioned with government- yes.Do I think we can get some new good blood in there -also yes.

Narciso79

Well the Likud has waited for 10 years for bibi to leave the scene, many of the presumed successors cant hold a candle to him, the splinter party like that with eva green lookalike shaked probably cant get elected on their own

Old Lurker

Tom Bowler, as the interrogator said to Winston (?), it is not that we want you to make 2+2=5, we want you to think that it does...

Pinandpuller

Now I know why I never watch the news.


Will you explain why you then posted what followed?

If it's to engender empathy for the complete lowest of the low that our LEOs have to deal with, I get it, you have been successful, and you don't need to persist on my behalf.
My brother is a retired cop. I've known for a long time these people exist, often on our dime.

Posted by: anonamom | March 01, 2019 at 04:51 AM

For one, I'm an over-sharer.

As it happened I was tangentially roped in to the first case of the guy who beat his son to death, much like everyone involved in the Jussie Smollette case.

The guy and his low IQ wife told the police he wandered off and they spent a week looking for him. Search and Rescue teams came to my house twice and combed my 'holler' from top to bottom. The second time I did allow them to search every hen house, etc. From time to time I have had occasions to go to the perimeter of Riverbend Max. I might honk my horn next time if it keeps that guy awake at night. Something should. He admitted to killing his son but he won't tell anyone where the body is.

Marlene

narciso @ 12:24...Justin of Canada's scandal has an interesting twist. I've been reading Canadian media. Jody Wilson-Raybould,who gave the "bombshell" testimony is a First Nations woman,the first Indigenous minister of justice.Her demotion and resignation has angered First Nations leaders,accusing Trudeau of racism and sexism. Trudeau's government has reneged on promises to First Nations leaders and her advocacy for them may have been a "thorn in the side" according to a quote I read.
Speaking of Canada and the border,earlier this week,almost all of the main roads in northern Maine were closed because of high winds that caused impassable snowdrifts. The Border Patrol in one town had to dig out
the cars of stupid people who tried to drive. The whiteout conditions brought everything to a standstill.

Pinandpuller

It's also a commentary on the Pax Britannia Bestiary.

Jane

For those of you who remember him, Hit's dad died and will be buried tomorrow in Dallas. Wonderful obituary on Facebook.

Boy do I miss him.

Buckeye

I remember sitting in the cockpit of MT's bird out West someplace at ~25,000 feet.

As usual, forest was on fire as far as the eye could see.

Little puffs of smoke coming out of coal fired power plants pale by comparison, like spitting in the ocean.

Buckeye

Jane. Me too.

henry

Condolences to Hit & family.

rse

Why the need for the CAGW hoax?

More--

The needs to strengthen collaboration among sectors and stakeholders and to work with a deep recognition of the value of a system is clear. As Schwab (2016) affirmed “with effective mul-ti-stakeholder cooperation ... the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to address – and pos-sibly solve – the major challenges that the world currently faces.” Survey respondents have also stressed interlinkages and relationships as a main area of change that needs to take place in knowl-edge production to better help policy makers ad-dress the challenges of the new technologies.Cooperation could be enabled within a strong knowledge system: it calls for a government and population that can think critically and in interdisci-plinary and cross-disciplinary ways.

Jack is Back!

I am pleased to see Shellenburger understands how the grid works. It is called "dispatchable power", and you have 0% reliability with renewables (outside certain Hydroelectric). When you run an unbiased RAMS analysis, you can't achieve the same results (reliability, availability, maintainability) that fossil and nuclear generation can.

There much false or fake science and engineering behind the New Green Deal, that you will never have our media report on since it doesn't fit the Progressive "watermelon" narrative.

Jane

Why hasn't Trudeau been arrested? Clearly that is a jailable offense - or maybe not for the OM.

Jack is Back!

Oh, and here is Katie Hopkin's latest on a UK ISIS bride wanting to come home. We need our own Katie to speak up on Ms. Mahana or whatever her name is.....

https://tinyurl.com/y3wpn3jo

MissMarple2

Back from the grocery, where I discovered that a LOT of very overweight people like to use those ride-around carts. Now some of them probably have medical conditions, but it seemed highly coincidental that I saw no one of average weight on one.

However, the weekly shopping is done and I have put most of the stuff away. I saved 25% on my bill which is excellent use of sales and digital coupons.

D

Jane:
Please extend my condolences to Hit and his family.
I miss him as well.

Old Lurker

Sorry for Hit.

Never did understand why he left.

MissMarple2

Why doesn't anyone remember the fact that as we breathe in oxygen and exhale CO2, plants breathe CO2 and exhale oxygen?

I also remember well the "coming Ice Age" of the 70's, and you will never convince me that this climate scam is anything other then a way to impoverish the US, control the population, and let scam artists and political cronies make money on solar panels (useless in Indiana during the winter) and those hideous windmills, which I despise.

Marlene

Jack,do you know anything about the Quebec engineering company involved in the scandal? SNC-Lavalin.

MissMarple2

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/432177-oregon-gov-signs-first-statewide-rent-control-bill

Taking odds on how quickly there will be a hosing shortage.

Tom Bowler

Thanks, Henry.

OL, based on the rise and popularity of Bernie Sanders and Occasional Cortex there are quite a few out there who do think 2+2=5.

Old Lurker

tru dat, Tom, tru dat

jimmyk

Condolences to Jeff.

rse

MM-I have the documents from the 1968 retreat at the Rock F property at bellagio laying it all out.

Thanks for telling us about jeff's dad. Many of us did a lot of offline corresponding.

MissMarple2

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/24/the-stifling-of-conservative-speech-on-twitter-is-very-real/#.XHlsD5l5zew.twitter

henry

Turning CO2 back into "coal" seems like nirvana. They do not disclose the energy budget to do so. (Shades of perpetual motion).

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/02/27/scientists-just-pulled-co2-from-air-and-turned-it-into-coal/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2163440159&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#6972fef24563

Jack is Back!

Marlene,

Know them very well both as a competitor and partner. We run up against mostly in hydro but also in the tar sands refining, and pipelines. What’s the scandal? Bribing a Trudeau? Runs in the family.

MissMarple2

https://100percentfedup.com/lynne-patton-reveals-shocking-reason-michael-cohen-turned-on-trump/

I figured he had been threatened. Sounds like that is what happened.

henry

Canada allows extradition of Huewei's CFO to US.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/01/canadian-government-allows-extradition-of-huawei-cfo-to-the-us.html

D

MM:
That article makes sense.
I put nothing past Weissmann and Mueller

I used to think. Mueller was a good guy. Not anymore.
Rosie flying below the radar and will be gone in 2 weeks.I think if he leaves he will escape prosecution.
Jordan and Meadows consider him the one that got away.

jimmyk

Taking odds on how quickly there will be a hosing shortage.

Apparently Oregon is a hotbed of anti-vaxers. So maybe they won't need as much housing. :(

For example:
https://www.pressherald.com/2019/01/23/an-anti-vaccination-hotspot-in-oregon-declares-an-emergency-over-measles-outbreak/

henry

via Ace, a take down of the new Hayes / Goldberg thing.

https://theweek.com/articles/826437/new-antitrump-publication-last-thing-conservative-media-needs

D

Jimmyk:
Saw a sign at Walgreens advertising measles shots.
Have never seen it before.
Had measles, mumps but no whooping cough as a child.

Narciso79

Elaboration on earlier point:
https://www.nysun.com/national/could-us-face-regime-change-in-trump-era/90589/?fbclid=IwAR0ikfehrb2p1W0J28sj3PTrIGbhpoldrui0wvsA23wNRzVV36DNmxQs4pE#.XHl9tqgELxk.facebook

MissMarple2

henry,

When 93% of the attendees at CPAC support Trump, as I posted this morning, I cannot see any market for the Hayes/Goldberg contraption.

ChiTown is pretty sure they are being funded by one of the lefty billionaires, and thus their spiel of "looking for investors" is simply a ruse to explain how they keep operating.

What type of return on my "investment" could I expect from them? Zilch, zip, nada. It would, in effect, be a donation, without any tax-deductible benefits.

Nope. If I want to read snarky comments about Trump, I can get it for free on Twitter.

Narciso79

They also took down the McKinley statue in oregon.

Pinandpuller

12 years, then we are all DEAD.


Of what??

Posted by: GUS | March 01, 2019 at 11:50 AM

I thought that 'WE' were the problem.

MissMarple2

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/01/us/snow-weather-forecast.html

A 2500-mile snowstorm, stretching from the Sierra Nevada to Maine.

Pinandpuller

Does this describe the business model of the NRO castaways?

A Rube Goldberg machine is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overcomplicated fashion. Often, these machines consist of a series of simple devices that are linked together to produce a domino effect, in which each device triggers the next one, and the original goal is achieved only after many steps.

James D.

MM @ 2:08

I absolutely believe that story.

Neo

Downtown Los Angeles, California, failed to reach 70º Fahrenheit (21º Celsius) once in the entire month of February, the first time that has happened since temperature records began, 132 years ago.

Pinandpuller

Is Usury just an 'attractive nuisance' that the government is refusing to put a barrier around to protect dumb or desperate people?

Car debt has risen 75 percent since the Great Recession in 2009, reaching an all-time high of $1.2 trillion, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
"Easy credit and longer repayment terms have coaxed many consumers into buying more car than they can really afford," said Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG's senior director for consumer programs, in an email. "It's even worse for those who have been subjected to deceptive and predatory lending practices at auto dealers."

http://archive.is/Vafy3#selection-117.0-121.316

Old Lurker

I believe it too. Every word of it.

daddy

Good Morning!

Hold the Revolution: Roberts Keeps Joining High Court Liberals

Chief Justice John Roberts is showing a new willingness to side with the U.S. Supreme Court’s liberal wing after the divisive confirmation fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Roberts joined the liberals Wednesday in two rulings that left the conservatives in dissent. Most notably, he cast the deciding vote to order a new look at the mental competence of a death row inmate who says he can’t remember the crimes he committed.

The votes add to an unmistakable pattern, offering fresh indications that Roberts is in no hurry to oversee a conservative legal revolution. The chief justice has also joined 5-4 orders that blocked President Donald Trump from curbing bids for asylum at the Mexican border and stopped Louisiana from enforcing new abortion restrictions.

No real surprise to anyone who has been paying attention.

MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/unseen1_unseen/status/1101557415730991106

A description of the Jim Jones operation and ultimate mass suicide.

daddy

Headline: Cuomo appeals to Bezos to bring Amazon back to NYC

It's like Amazon owner Jeff Bezos is the new Al Davis (dead owner of the Oakland/ LA/ Oakland/ Las Vegas Raiders.

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