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re: Changing laws for donating in elections.
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/29 at 12:05 pm
[quote]No I am saying only people in the area for the election can donate. Like if its in Louisiana only if you are a resident of Louisiana can you contribute. Keeps the money from say New York from trying to influence their beliefs on other areas of the country. [/quote]Doh. My bad. Not sure how y...

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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/29 at 9:31 am
[quote]It requires gathering intelligence in Syria, understanding what objectives would be (short and long term - are you trying to destabilize Assad, or just disable ISIS? What roles would moderate Rebels play? can we separate them from ISIS?) , and identifying a path to achieve them. That all take...

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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/29 at 9:22 am
[quote]The fact that there is not a strategy yet is not a problem. [/quote]Even if you believe this... Telegraphing to our enemy we have no clue what to do... Is not smart, intellectual, or presidential. ...

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re: Changing laws for donating in elections.
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/29 at 9:15 am
[quote]What do ya'll think about a law that would state no outside money can be contributed to state and local election campaigns?[/quote]So basically saying no one can participate in the political process, and only rich people have a chance to get elected... No Thanks! The fundraising game cuts ...

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re: Per CNN: Obama on ISIS "We don't have a strategy yet"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 11:53 pm
[quote]I couldn't believe my eyes.[/quote]It was stunning. [quote]He can't lead.[/quote]I've been saying this for a while. Lack of leadership skills and lack of good faith actions have been the most prominent features of this administration. This time... he can't blame congress... so... he's ...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 5:14 pm
[quote]Not if you couple that on the back end by increasing nature's ability to absorb CO2 via reforestation and increases in vegetation.[/quote]Yeah but all those trees shade the solar panels :lol: No joke, I had a neighbor clear cut his lot to unshade his roof so he could put up solar panels. ...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 2:02 pm
[quote]A substantial gains in efficient would absolutely reduce the demand for fuel, which means less fossil fuels burnt, which means reduced emissions. [/quote]To get to carbon neutral levels... Efficiency won't get you there. You have to outright eliminate large commercial and most residential use...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 1:58 pm
[quote]Well, Ive already quoted one[/quote]No you haven't. [quote]but here's another. quote: Carbon dioxide isn't a pollutant hell we release it when we breathe. It's essential for life.[/quote]Whats untrue about that statement? I'll grant you it's unqualified, but with absolutely ZERO...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 1:19 pm
[quote]There are quite a few naturally occurring gases on this planet 'whose concentration you would NOT want to increase. Being "natural" does not mean concentration levels don't matter. Get a fricking clue guys, Jesus Christ. [/quote]Who said they didn't matter? [quote]This is a strawman[/quote]...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 10:50 am
[quote]Folks who are harmed by such practices should have some recourse to compensation for damages.[/quote]prompta a question for the OP... Are folks who are harmed by government practices due recourse and compensation for damages? ...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 10:16 am
[quote]Propaganda? Deceitful? Dishonest? Completely out of context in a discussion about pollution?[/quote]It's a picture of a [i]sandstorm[/i] hitting Beijing. Has literally [i]nothing[/i] to do with pollution, CO2, or even the US. [link=(Http://avaxnews.net/fact/Sandstorm_Hits_Beijing.html)]LI...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 9:39 am
[quote]Has the EPA been disbanded under BHO?[/quote]No. But it appears they have issued a lot more permits for strawman construction. ...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 9:37 am
[quote]What's the difference?[/quote]if you can't differentiate the environmental impacts of benzene, MTBE, dioxin, DNAPL, etc and CO2... Then you ignorance is too much to overcome on a message board. One of those things is veeeery unlike the others. ...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 9:28 am
[quote]The notion that production and economic activity are harmful to the environment rests on the abandonment of man and his life as the source of value in the world and its replacement by a non-human standard of value—i.e., the belief that nature is intrinsically valuable. [/quote]:clap: I've...

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re: A climate for change: A solution conservatives could accept
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 9:25 am
[quote]Washington Post[/quote]WOW! What an incredibly poorly written "article". Almost no details of the plan. Just word salad advocating for it. Wonder if someone in van Hollen's office wrote it? [quote]Shouldn't industry have to pay for the air they are fouling?[/quote] Sure. Just like every pe...

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re: Koch money bad, Soros money good!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 9:17 am
[quote]If like minded people (like NRA members) don't band together to pursue their wants how the frick is anybody other than billionaires supposed to be heard? [/quote]*ding* ...

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re: The Obama Bank Shakedown- "It has nothing to do with justice or restitution"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/28 at 2:39 am
[quote]Econometric models will show one some 'risks' but not the 'risk' of using the model.[/quote]If you're suggesting that institutions follow models blindly without knowing the limitations of them... you're incorrect. I'd also contend that much of the "mis-evaluated" risk you perceive had more...

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re: Koch money bad, Soros money good!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/27 at 2:25 pm
[quote]quote: Brad Woodhouse of the Soros-backed American Bridge 21st Century argued that it is okay for his group to accept money from liberal billionaires because, unlike the Koch Brothers, these donors are “not looking to screw the middle class to enrich themselves.” [/quote]Translated: it's o...

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re: Koch money bad, Soros money good!
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/27 at 2:24 pm
[quote]Hypocrisy is preaching smaller gov all the time and then telling women they can't have abortions because big gov knows better. [/quote]Bull shite. There is something between anarchy and a full out centralized government. But nice try at the reductio fallacy. [quote]Hypocrisy is saying they ...

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re: The Obama Bank Shakedown- "It has nothing to do with justice or restitution"
Posted by Taxing Authority on 8/27 at 2:16 pm
[quote]Engineering relies on data but the systems are constrained, with a limited number of degrees of freedom. [/quote]So you are suggesting economic models should [i]not[/i] be based upon data and should have an unlimited DOF? ...

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