The job: robot fuel.
If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation.
Clearly there wasn't any evidence that the victim committed any crime. So why was it that he would have likely gone to prison? Because the court system convicts people without the use of evidence. All it takes is a cop or a prosecutor to lie, and almost all of them do. This is why you should NEVER trust the word of the police when you are on a jury.
These criminal cops and lawyers should go to prison for the maximum time the victim faced. Of course they won't because our court systems are corrupt, but you won't read about it because our lame media won't follow up on the story.
Follow the money, Dan... Find out who finances their research and you'll get to the "real" source of the narrative
Jane, you ignorant slut. The way the scientific community works is that every scientist competes with all others and has motive to disprove other scientists' claims. If you had listened to the Tyson video, you would know that.
You haven't learned yet how any data can be cherry picked and manipulated for any particular outcome??
Cherry picking data is exactly what you science deniers do. This was addressed in enormous detail in the National Center for Science Education video, which you would have known had you actually watched it.
And then you go and blow your narrative even more by using clips from Bill Mayer (actually spelled Maher) and Rachel Maddow??? Really??? Now those are some credible sources...
They are credible sources. You're thinking of Fox News. That's the propaganda network that outright lies. Additionally, almost every scientist agrees with them. More importantly, every scientific experiment and observational data address with them.
What's also funny, you rag on the military machine and the money it wastes in this country, right up to the point that they say something that follows YOUR narrative (and their agenda), and then you post references from the Pentagon... Cherry pick much??
That's not contradictory or cherry picking. We spend too much on the military and climate change threatens national security. Buying tanks the army doesn't want in order to fight the Soviets in 1984 isn't going to solve the problems of climate change.
Dan, here's a suggestion:
You're the one with the hole and it's getting fucked.
Fuck Neil, he's been flying around in his little Imagination machine waaaaayyyy too much lately.
Another demonstration of the intelligence level of conservatives.
Call It Crazy wishes he could delete my comments. They make him look like the ass he is.
No, the lie is believing the Global Warming hype... Since it's been proven to be a lie with the manipulated "seasonally adjusted" data, the G.W. believers had to change the name to Climate Change because they got laughed out of the room....
Sorry, but I'll stick with the Pentagon and with NASA and all the other reputable scientific organizations that say man-made climate change is a threat to our very existence.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Physics
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO
British Antarctic Survey
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Environmental Protection Agency
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
Federation of American Scientists
Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of Australia
Geological Society of London
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Royal Meteorological Society
Royal Society of the UK
Once again conservatives demonstrate that no facts, no evidence, no reality will alter the course of their policies. Yet another reason to vote them out of office this November.
Here's what the Pentagon has to say about climate change.
The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) yesterday, declaring the threat of climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability that, among other things, could enable further terrorist activity.
“The impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities,” the report details.
For sake of context, some members of the U.S. Congress still deny the existence of climate change, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But the Pentagon's assessment is that global warming is not only real, but also a civilizational threat, as stated in sobering language in the past three QDRs.
As outlined in Christian Parenti's 2011 book, “Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence,” the military establishment understands climate change is an unparalleled global threat, saying so clearly in reports like the QDR.
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why climate change deniers are nuts.
As does Bill Mayer...
And who are the people denying climate change?
Climate change deniers are no different from Holocaust deniers. They are lying in order to support a vile, despicable political agenda that harms most human beings in order to benefit a few criminals who steal and harm people in their attempts to steal the wealth of the environment that we all collectively own.
For detailed analysis of climate change deniers and a comparison to evolution deniers and the lies told by the tobacco industry, watch the following video. The parallels are compelling.
That would explain all the porn.
Call It Crazy's is transparently and childishly attempting to derail the conversation and distract from the mountains of evidence that prove everything he's said is a lie. This is the tactic he uses in every thread. So let's all remember that his diatribe about "global warming" is just an outrageous lie. He and the Republican Party are science deniers.
If that's the best argument you can make to support your case then you are demonstrating everything I've said about you.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.
Only a Ferengi would dislike that comment.
One thing you can always count on, the usual idiots show up as expected!
Translation: I just got my ass kicked by Dan. Instead of being a man and fessing up to my outrageous lie, I'll double down on stupidity and hope the readers are the morons I think they are.
Once again Call It Crazy demonstrates his low opinion of the intelligence of anyone reading this thread.
Possibly the only worthwhile thing ever said on Twitter.
Thanks Global Warming.... I mean Climate Change.... Wait, the climate did change.... COLDER!!!!
On one side we have an entire planet of scientists from every country stating that climate change is real, man-made, and dangerous. We also have NASA, the guys who brought you the moon landing, stating unequivocally the same thing. We also have the Pentagon stating that man-made climate change is one of the greatest threats to our national security.
On the other side we have an idiot who says global warming isn't happening because one particular city, which represents 0.0002% of the Earth's surface area (469 sq. miles of 196.9 million sq. miles) had a cold winter. The basis of his argument is that climate change was originally referred to as "global warming" which means unless every tiny place in the world is always getting hotter year-to-year, it must be wrong. This is, of course, the argument of an idiot of the highest order.
First off, the world as a whole is getting warmer. This is an indisputable fact. We've all seen the mountain of evidence, so I won't repeat it (at least not until some dumb-ass challenges it again). So the term "global warming" was appropriate. Unfortunately, jackasses like CIC and well, the entire Republican Party, deliberately tried to confuse the public by arguing that if anyplace got colder, then global warming was a hoax.
It was never the projection that every single spot on the Earth would be warmer as a result of global warming, only that the Earth as a whole would be warmer. And this can and has been measured. But to prevent the deliberate spreading of misinformation -- and yes, CIC, Fox News, and the Republican Party is lying to you because they think you're an idiot who they can fool -- scientists starting calling the phenomenon climate change, which is an more accurate description of the phenomenon. Once again, the vile liars tried to spread misinformation, so the term was clarified as "man-made climate change", which is a more polite way of saying "greedy ass corporations polluting the Earth, wrecking your health, and endangering the lives of billions so they can make themselves richer and you poorer".
The bottom line is that cold weather in a particular area, even record-breaking cold weather, is not evidence against man-made climate change. From Business Insider
There will continue to be hot and cold extremes, but when the weather is averaged over time, a clear warming trend emerges. The 2009 State of the Climate Report, compiled by hundreds of scientists around the world, revealed that the first decade of this century was the hottest since scientists started recording data in the 1880s.
Furthermore, natural climate change does not discredit the fact that man-made climate change is disastrous as Business Insider continues.
But climate contrarians will still protest: "Our climate has gone through huge transitions before!" That's true.
Over the past million of years the Earth has shifted between warm "interglacial" periods and cool "glacial" periods. These changes, however, occurred over long stretches of time and were caused by natural variation in the Earth's system. The changes in climate that scientists are observing today are man-made, caused by an increasing level of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the planet. As a result, the warming of our planet is happening on a much shorter time-scale than ever before.
In fact, man-made climate change does result in colder winters as Business Insider states.
In fact, the whirlpool of frigid air, known as the "polar vortex" — which was blamed for last winter's "eye-popping" cold weather and has been held responsible for some of this month's frigid conditions — may actually be tied to warming temperatures in the Arctic.
The science department at Time Magazine confirms that man-made climate change causes colder winters as well as hotter summers.
Climate change skeptics are pointing to the record cold weather as evidence that the globe isn't warming. But it could be that melting Arctic ice is making sudden cold snaps more likely—not less.
Unsurprisingly, the extreme cold has brought out the climate change skeptics, who point to the freeze and the recent snowstorms and say, essentially, “nyah-nyah.” Now this is where I would usually point to the fact that the occasional cold snap—even one as extreme as much of the U.S. is experiencing now—doesn’t change the overall trajectory of a warming planet.
But not only does the cold spell not disprove climate change, it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely.
Sea ice is vanishing from the Arctic thanks to climate change, which leaves behind dark open ocean water, which absorbs more of the heat from the sun than reflective ice. That in turn is helping to cause the Arctic to warm faster than the rest of the planet, almost twice the global average. The jet stream—the belt of fast-flowing, westerly winds that essentially serves as the boundary between cold northern air and warmer southern air—is driven by temperature difference between the northerly latitudes and the tropical ones. Some scientists theorize that as that temperature difference narrows, it may weaken the jet stream, which in turns makes it more likely that cold Arctic air will escape the polar vortex and flow southward. Right now, an unusually large kink in the jet stream has that Arctic air flowing much further south than it usually would.
Ah conservatives, never letting scientific facts get in the way of a good lie.
To combat that lie, Think Progress has published the following.
The fact that it is very cold in one small part of the world for a short period of time does not disprove a long-term global trend.
Those who disagree may use the common contrarian argument that there is no long-term global trend showing an increase in the Earth’s temperature. The most widely-respected meteorological organizations from across the world have shown that this is untrue. The World Meteorological Organization reports that the years 2001 to 2010 represented the warmest decade since the start of modern measurements in 1850. Just this week, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that 2014 was the hottest year in more than 120 years of record-keeping by far. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expected to announce a similar finding in a couple of weeks and so is NASA.
So yes, the Call It Crazy's of the world are lying to you. You should feel insulted as every time they spread this lie they are basically saying that you are an easily manipulated fool and that they have you wrapped around their finger. They are trying to screw you over and get you to thank them for it.
Scientific America makes it clear that man-made climate change is causing the severe cold weather in the northern United States.
These long-lived shifts from the polar jet stream’s typical pattern have been responsible for some wicked weather this winter, with cold Arctic winds blasting everywhere from the Windy City to the Big Apple for weeks at a time.
Jet streams exist because of differences in air temperature. In the case of the polar jet stream, which is responsible for most of the weather we experience around the middle-latitudes of the northern hemisphere, it’s the cold Arctic butting against warmer areas to the south that drives it. (A more in-depth explanation can be found here.) Anything that affects that temperature difference will affect the jet stream.
This is where climate change comes in: the Arctic is warming much faster than elsewhere. That Arctic/mid-latitude temperature difference, consequently, is getting smaller. And the smaller differential in temperatures is causing the west-to-east winds in the jet to weaken.
We do know, however, that the Arctic is changing in a wholesale way and at a pace that makes even Arctic scientists queasy. Take sea ice, for example. In only 30 years, its volume has declined by about 60%, which is causing ripple effects throughout the ocean, atmosphere, and ecosystem, both within the Arctic and beyond. I’ve been studying the Arctic atmosphere and sea ice my entire career and I never imagined I’d see the region change so much and so fast.
A number of recent studies have found what appears to be a solid connection between sea-ice loss in an area north of western Russia during the fall and a rash of abnormally cold winters in central Asia. The loss of sea ice favors a northward bulge in the jet stream, which strengthens surface high pressure to the east. That shift pumps cold Arctic air southward into central Asia.
From Quartz News's article How global warming can make cold snaps even worse
In fact, despite the trolling of Donald Trump and other climate change deniers, global warming is probably contributing to the record cold, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. The key factor is a feedback mechanism of climate change known as Arctic amplification. Here’s how to explain the nuts and bolts of it to your under-informed family and friends:
Snow and ice are disappearing from the Arctic region at unprecedented rates, leaving behind relatively warmer open water, which is much less reflective to incoming sunlight than ice. That, among other factors, is causing the northern polar region of our planet to warm at a faster rate than the rest of the northern hemisphere. (And, just to state the obvious, global warming describes a global trend toward warmer temperatures, which doesn’t preclude occasional cold-weather extremes.)
Even the massive blizzards that Boston and much of the northeast has endured is the result of man-made climate change. From The Washington Post
The snowfall in Boston lately is simply insane.
You could treat this as ordinary weather, or, you could think about it in a climate context. Counter-intuitive though it may sound, the fact remains that — as I have noted previously — some kinds of winter precipitation could indeed be more intense because we’re in a warming world.
“Sea surface temperatures off the coast of New England right now are at record levels, 11.5C (21F) warmer than normal in some locations,” says Penn State climate researcher Michael Mann. “There is [a] direct relationship between the surface warmth of the ocean and the amount of moisture in the air. What that means is that this storm will be feeding off these very warm seas, producing very large amounts of snow as spiraling winds of the storm squeeze that moisture out of the air, cool, it, and deposit it as snow inland.”
“Heavy snows mean the temperature is just below freezing, any cooler and the amount would be a lot less,” adds Kevin Trenberth, a climate expert at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. “Warmer waters off the coast help elevate winter temperatures and contribute to the greater snow amounts. This is how global warming plays a role.”
Yes, it might sound strange, but it can actually snow more when it’s a bit warmer — not too warm for snow, of course, but not extremely cold, either.
So all you who have suffered through a brutal winter and snow higher than your head can blame polluting industries and science deniers like Call It Crazy and the Republican Party for your troubles.
I could continue quoting tens of thousands of scientific papers and articles demonstrating that man-made climate change is real, is significant, is killing people, threatens to kill and displace billions, and is bad for our economy. I could easily write another hundred pages of text quoting these sources, but you already have Google at your disposal.
So there you have it. Mountains of scientific and empirical evidence that man-made climate change is causing both hotter summers and colder winters as the Earth overall warms on the sane side of the argument. On the other side you have outright lies meant to fool stupid people into thinking we should continue to allow corporations to pollute the air you breath, the water you drink, and the food you eat.
The lesson you should take from this thread is that people like Call It Crazy are such despicable liars that not only should you not listen to what they have to say on climate change, but you should realize that they apply these same tactics to every discussion and you should not listen to them on any issue. They are the bad guys. If they held any power, they would use it to hurt you and your family so they could profit from your suffering. This is why it is so damn important, no matter how much the Democrats suck, that you never, ever vote Republican. The Republicans are always worse. They are evil and they will make life worse for you and your children and your grandchildren if you give them any power. Republicans don't care about future generations. They want to slash and burn the Earth, maximizing their own wealth (not yours) and leaving nothing but a scorched Earth for the next generation.
Hardly an applicable example. You've never won against him on facts.
Because liberals and NIMBY types put up every block possible preventing us from harvesting our own natural resources. ANWR, offshore, federal lands, New York fracking, new pipes etc..
Sensible economics doesn't say you should exploit any resource you can like a locus devouring everything and destroying the infrastructure of the world in the process. Sensible economics is about determining which resources should be exploited and which should not based upon the measurable risks, benefits, and costs of exploitation. It's called "wisdom". That's a concept that conservatives will never grasp.
And yet, you have zero examples of such a beast. Meanwhile liberals in the real world beat your ass every day with evidence.
The problem is that the Republicans approve of all the evil things Democrats do like what you mentioned. In fact, the Republicans want to expand the evil.
Things I trust more than...
I don't trust Obama at all, but Republicans are worse. Time and again Republicans demonstrate that they have no principles except their own selfish interests. They rally against eminent domain and then use it massively to ensure profits for a private corporation. No principles whatsoever.
using this logic you can forget building anything taller than two stories
Another false dichotomy.
Then lets ban every oil well in the country.
I'd prefer to ban false dichotomies.
he he he. The guards would be shooting them legally. We don't need prisons.
So your solution to reduce crime is to legalize crime. All it takes is one cop to consider your child "one of the bad guys" and he shoots your kid dead to eliminate one more thug and it's perfectly legal. You're such an idiot thinking that no one with legal authority to assassinate is every going to consider one of your family to be the bad guy. You've already set a precedent that a gut reaction is fair game for deciding who lives and dies.
Building the pipeline won't decrease the risk of oil spills. The energy industry has proven time and time again that it is incompetent and does not give a rat's ass about safety or security. The pipeline is nothing but a giant "attack here terrorists" sign running through the country. There's no way to secure it.
I would however give the guards a bonus for executing criminals, because that is not a crime. :)
That is why you're an idiot. Try breaking into a prison and killing an inmate and see if you aren't arrested and prosecuted for murder. Dumb ass.
Let's take a moment to remember that Republicans and the Tea Party are utter hypocrites. They rally against eminent domain yet they want to screw over countless private citizens by stealing their private property using eminent domain for this pipeline. Shouldn't Cliven Bundy and his militia of inbred rednecks be storming the Senate right about now?
Wont make a difference. Oil from anywhere can cause environmental damage. Our eventual goal should be to eliminate the use of all fossil fuels, not squabble over a pipeline.
Every major oil spill is a catastrophe. Republicans are incapable of learning. First the Alaska oil spill by Exon, then the Gulf oil spill by BP, and dumb ass Republicans still can't learn. Hmmm, would the heartland oil spill by TransCanada finally teach them a lesson? No, because they are incapable of learning.
I'm in favor of shooting all criminals so we don't have to buy them breakfast. My way reduces the number of criminals to zero, making us the safest country in the whole world.
So then you would shoot the guards who committed crimes.
Criminals are criminals no matter what badge or funny hat they wear.