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re: CNN Poll: Americans wish they'd elected Romney
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/28 at 10:42 am
[quote]While Obama is actually taking on the tough task of leading the nation[/quote]:rotflmao: ...

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re: THE problem with our health care system
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/24 at 4:45 pm
[quote]X treatment paid by insurance $2,200 (where the insurance would only cover 50%). X treatment paid in cash $850. [/quote]This is an excellent example. Over the long term prices will rise by the amount of the subsidy. Meaning, we will pay the same out-of-pocket, but there will be a premium...

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re: Business as usual in obozo WH: Ethics waiver for healthcare.gov public servant
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/24 at 10:28 am
I'm not totally against people with industry experience being in government. I mean who is better qualified to understand re relevant issues? However, it goes completely against Obama's campaign promises. Don't you feel dirty for defending him? Let's look at his original ethics agenda... ...

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re: Debt crisis doesn't exist
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/21 at 11:48 am
Krugman? Seriously? :rotflmao: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/02/11/krugman_bushs_deficit_bad_obamas_deficit_good_100258.html [quote]The numbers? The deficit in fiscal year 2004 -- $413 billion, 3.5 percent of the gross domestic product. Back then, a disapproving Krugman cal...

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re: Debt crisis doesn't exist
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/21 at 11:35 am
[quote]Flas back to the USA in 1945 and 1946. After years of terrible sacrifice both at home and abroad (and not just human life) the US won WWIi with the help of our allies. [/quote]This. We had a lot more to show for our debt at the end of WWII. To compare today's financial position to that of ...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 9:11 pm
[quote]The frustrating exercise would be trying to control for humidity, especially since it's not necessary.[/quote]Not necessary? :lol: I will agree with the difficulty. But being difficult doesn't mean it can be ignored. [quote]And it is more accurate to say that warm air holds more water vapo...

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re: Obama reopens the Eastern Seaboard for Oil Exploration/Drilling
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 8:48 pm
[quote]Approving seismic work =\= approving a drilling permit[/quote]Was just about to post this. Wake me up when there is a lease sale, and the BOEMWTF approve a DOCD. Still a move in the right direction, tho....

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 4:41 pm
[quote]How exactly are humidity and temperature too widely distributed and variable to average? [/quote] [link=(http://www.goes.noaa.gov/browsc3.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Please enlighten me on this Very Careful School of Statistics, where we should only average values which are already close in ...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 4:01 pm
[quote]Are you saying that it is impossible to determine how much radiation and of which wavelengths are absorbed by CO2 in the atmosphere?[/quote]No. I'm saying you can't directly measure the change in heat by measuring the temperature alone. Trying to correlate temperature change with CO2 without ...

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re: A video of hundreds of "dreamers" attacking border patrol....
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 3:51 pm
[quote]It's a fricking invasion. -------- FIFY[/quote] Reconquista. Takin it back one at a time. :lol:...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/18 at 2:43 pm
[quote]The issues you mentioned make it impossible to measure temperature directly to assess the effects of any particular factor. You have to look at the components individually[/quote]You cannot simply look at them individually. They are dependent variables. Hell, even temperature is an indir...

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re: Can we stop badmouthing Obama?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 10:16 pm
[quote]do you feel the same way about people who voted for bush/cheney or romney? ... just curious ... [/quote] :rotflmao: I love this. After 8 years of telling us what an turrible, stupid, and ignorant president Bush was... now he's the standard you want Obama judged against. Odd... I didn't ...

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re: Boy, Obama seems to be really out of touch.
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 10:13 pm
Clear-EYES :lol:...

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re: MSNBC does not disappoint
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:56 pm
[quote]The only good thing about MSNBC is "Lockup".[/quote] :cheers:...

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re: MSNBC does not disappoint
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:55 pm
[quote]I turned it on just to see their viewpoint of today's actions and rachel Maddow is talking about how in 1988 our navy shot down a passenger jet that took off from Iran while they were in the middle of being engaged with surface units, and how hypocritical Reagan was[/quote]Jee-bus....

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re: Health care charity
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:51 pm
[quote]Before the ACA, why were there so few examples of private charity for health needs vs other initiatives such as soup kitchens, food banks, and shelters?[/quote]Because Americans have become more greedy. On both ends of the transaction. Few giving to charity (greedy) and more expect to get car...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:46 pm
[quote]The amount of solar forcing that 400ppm CO2 does vs 0ppm is 1-2 watts per square meter. Stated very simply, this small 400ppm concentration plays as large a role in the climate as does the 11 year solar cycle variation.[/quote]Ah. Ok. Now I see. 0-400 isn't the best range, tho. ...

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re: The meglomania parade continues
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:42 pm
[quote]The President of the United States spoke at another fund raising event today. [/quote]I thought democrats wanted money OUT of politics?...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 7:53 pm
[quote]Still no reason to multiply by a solar radiation increase. [/quote]We are obviously not understand each other. CO2 only absorbs some portion of the total radiation hitting the earth. Not sure how you'd ignore that portion. [quote]No, I'm saying that the Watt or two difference between mini...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 6:41 pm
[quote]Why are you multiplying the variation in solar output by CO2 absorption? [/quote]Because CO2 doesn't absorb 100% of solar radiation. [quote]What I was saying was that the amount of radiative forcing done by CO2 is calculated to be about 1-2 Watts per square meter. This is on par with the ...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 5:34 pm
[quote]Sounds like quite a prediction based on 6 years of data. [/quote]As opposed to a month? :lol:...

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re: Global Warming. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 5:33 pm
[quote]So, you accept that a 0.1% variation in the sun's output can make the difference between a little ice age and a more "normal" climate, but believe that a similar amount of variation in radiative forcing due to CO2 cannot? [/quote]Huh? That doesn't make sense. By definition any forcing by CO2 ...

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re: 4thWarmest June on Record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 10:17 am
[quote]You however feel the need to force change on everyone based on your beliefs. [/quote]While simultaneously refusing to take action himself......

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re: 4thWarmest June on Record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 10:00 am
[quote]If you boiled a gigaton of water it would not stay there long enough to alter the climate because it would precipitate out within a week. [/quote]I'm going to take a guess... Geoscience degree? ...

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re: 4thWarmest June on Record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:58 am
[quote]You aren't paying it to government. The money goes to other market participants. [/quote]You should look at Europe's Cap & Trade "success". ...

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re: The Coming Democratic Schism
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:55 am
[quote]Unfortunately this is true in some cases. There aren't many social conservatives on the poliboard [b]but there are a lot in the real world. [/b][/quote]Just curious.... What leads you to that conclusion?...

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re: June + May + April - warmest on instrumental record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:51 am
[quote]More basically, satellite coverage saves you an adjustment for gridding and interpolating, [/quote]Aye. But the increase in resolution is important given he wide variation in temperature, and the fact that spatial differential drives much of the climate's state variables. [quote]For examp...

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re: June + May + April - warmest on instrumental record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/17 at 9:39 am
[quote]The denialists aren't interested in intelligent debate. They simply wish to ridicule and mock to compensate for their lack of understanding.[/quote]:rotflmao:...

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re: June + May + April - warmest on instrumental record
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/16 at 4:59 pm
[quote]Why would you expect me to pay for both my and Al Gore's share of the cost of global warming?[/quote]Its your assertion. Don't ask me to explain it. ...

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re: Record lows being set in mid July....Global warming?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 7/16 at 2:12 pm
It's just a couple of days. But it certainly does demonstrate that natural variation > AGW effects. Something we should keep in mind with every doomsday prediction from the parishioners of GW. ...

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