| Political Talk|| re: Global Warming Drops Record Snowfall on Boston ! - JT on 2/9/13 at 4:51 pm|
So in your estimation, the earth is actually still warming then? Okay, fair enough.
We can agree to disagree. :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| re: Global Warming Drops Record Snowfall on Boston ! - JT on 2/9/13 at 4:28 pm|
I understand you fine. I don't want you to "get through to me" whatever that means.
I'm just wondering how many years of the earth not warming must pass before people will stop saying the earth is warming.
| Political Talk|| re: Global Warming Drops Record Snowfall on Boston ! - JT on 2/9/13 at 3:59 pm|
Pray tell, how long exactly does the earth need to be not warming before it is not warming?
If I bump this in 5 years, and the earth still hasn't warmed, will it still be warming?
| Political Talk|| re: Global Warming Drops Record Snowfall on Boston ! - JT on 2/9/13 at 3:33 pm|
I'm not sure where you are getting your info, but even East Anglia University admits there has been no warming since 1997.
I don't even understand how there's still a debate about this....
| Political Talk|| re: Dr. Carson attacks political correctness, debt, health care in front of Obama - JT on 2/7/13 at 8:37 pm|
Wow. Very nice. Every once in a while, someone like this comes along and restores a little of my faith in humanity.
And yes, I agree that our president did not appear very pleased after the first few minutes.
| Political Talk|| re: I think the country deserves a candid, sincere, and honest discussion on Racism - JT on 11/10/12 at 3:08 pm|
Even if we could discuss it, what could we do about it? Let's talk when we have magical potion that raises IQ....
| Political Talk|| re: Texas Secession. Pros and Cons - JT on 11/10/12 at 3:06 pm|
Now is not the time. If we are unable to right the financial ship and the fedgov collapses, there will never be a better time......
| Political Talk|| re: Your Time Has Passed. - JT on 11/10/12 at 2:32 pm|
We will print as much money as we need to make your vision reality. Then everyone will be rich....
| Political Talk|| re: I think the country deserves a candid, sincere, and honest discussion on Racism - JT on 11/10/12 at 2:17 pm|
The best way to move past racism is to stop focusing on race.
Acknowledge one (western) set of rules for all members of society. No quotas, equal opportunity for all. Vote political race panderers out of office.
Do not attempt to redress things done by people who are long dead. It is divisi...
| Political Talk|| re: I think the country deserves a candid, sincere, and honest discussion on Racism - JT on 11/10/12 at 2:11 pm|
Racism in the traditional sense of active suppression of certain races is not a real problem today.
Cultural differences will always affect personal preferences of who a person wants to be around.
Pretending we can all be one happy united family is a waste of time and energy. Politicians will...
| Political Talk|| re: Friend was on a Republican Conf Call this week... - JT on 11/10/12 at 2:03 pm|
Well, if the evangelicals are going to stay home anyway on election day, it might be time to move away from the social issues and become more libertarian. Each coming year will make the nation's fiscal issues more urgent. ...
| Political Talk|| re: German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’ - JT on 9/14/12 at 7:56 pm|
Are you sure you mean 5th column? I thought it was 4th estate.
5th column is more like a group of saboteurs working to clandestinely undermine a nation.
Actually, maybe 5th column [i]is[/i] more appropriate... ...
| Political Talk|| re: Changes in Household Income During the Economic "Recovery": 2009-12 - JT on 8/26/12 at 12:13 am|
IMO all the situation needs is patience.
The odds of fast, radical change in the government are very slim. Neither party can afford it politically.
If you are a concerned taxpayer, hunker down and do what you can in the voting booth. Don't run yourself ragged with worry or doomsday scenari...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Could I beat a Lightweight pro boxer? - JT on 4/29/12 at 7:27 am|
I think size is actually pretty important, especially in a street brawl where endurance is less of a factor. If someone has a significant height / reach advantage and a 70-80 pound weight advantage on you, you are going to have a tough time bringing them down if they are not staggeringly drunk or i...
| Political Talk|| Dunning-Kruger Effect - JT on 4/28/12 at 5:31 pm|
Does this help explain the liberal "thought process" ?
| Political Talk|| re: Eugenics? Does anyone argue that this holds some truth? - JT on 4/16/12 at 8:25 pm|
I have wondered about this. IMO, this topic will remain too hot to touch until we can manipulate the human genome with a lot more skill than we are able to currently, say in another 25 to 100 years.
Once we are able to ensure (through some scientific "test tube" method that does no harm to anyon...
| Tiger Rant|| re: UTEP @ LSU 1997. Some Miner fans' impressions. - JT on 8/24/11 at 6:54 am|
I think you mean the band was after him :rotflmao:...
| Political Talk|| re: Shed your political coat here.. What label do you fall under? - JT on 8/4/11 at 8:54 pm|
Do I have enough posts to be put on the list?
I am fiscally conservative and basically don't care about social things one way or the other.
Is this conservative libertarian?...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: ***Danielle Hunter Commits*** - JT on 7/20/11 at 7:43 pm|
Haha did you see at 1:01? Literally 5 guys tried to block him and failed....
| Political Talk|| re: 10 illegal baby names - JT on 1/14/11 at 2:33 pm|
[quote]It's best just to not go down the path in the first place.[/quote]
You may be right, but think of it this way:
A new law requiring some minimal naming standards is passed. It starts out with good intentions and is really minimal, designed to prevent the worst incidents of poor judgme...
| Political Talk|| re: 10 illegal baby names - JT on 1/14/11 at 2:24 pm|
[quote]Shouldn't culture be sufficient to apply enough peer pressure on things like this? I think it should, unless the culture is bankrupt.[/quote]
And it's true that, at least in this country, most of the really tragic names are part of a culture that many would say has a dispr...
| Political Talk|| re: 10 illegal baby names - JT on 1/14/11 at 10:27 am|
I'm far from a "statist" but I personally wouldn't mind too much if there were some kind of reasonable naming standards. I feel really bad for kids who are handed some creatively spelled mishmash of gibberish for a name at birth. They basically have a strike against them when it comes time to try ...
| Political Talk|| re: What are the arguments for Buddhism, Otto? - JT on 1/7/11 at 10:31 am|
I don't know that much about Buddhism but like some of the things I have read about it.
My main conceptual problem with Buddhism as I understand it is that to be totally free from desires and concerns of the material world pretty much equals starvation and death. How can one really reconcile enj...
| Political Talk|| re: repeal HC bill? it will cost the US treasury $145 BILLION. why? - JT on 1/6/11 at 2:48 pm|
Because that's 145 billion dollars the government won't be taking from the people?...
| Political Talk|| re: In a profile in courage, Obama drops the nonexistent deth panels - JT on 1/5/11 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]This isn't limited to terminal situations. There is a general distaste for discussing "cost" in medical situations of all types. As if medical care just sprouts on trees. Ridiculous really.[/quote]
I don't want to hijack the thread, but yes, the way treatment has become disconnected froma ...
| Political Talk|| re: In a profile in courage, Obama drops the nonexistent deth panels - JT on 1/5/11 at 1:44 pm|
[quote]Then why the need for reimbursement?[/quote]
Yes, I see your point.
The fact that the current administration may be for subsidizing it, thereby hoping to create more of it, does not mean that end of life options should not be discussed at all or are not being discussed already.
| Political Talk|| re: In a profile in courage, Obama drops the nonexistent deth panels - JT on 1/5/11 at 1:30 pm|
[quote]they won't pay to have my doctor counsel me on my options for medical care to assist me to live as long as I desire?[/quote]
Yes that is the sad reality. While end of life counseling is something that needs to happen when death seems a real possibility, the entire thing is too politically...
| Political Talk|| re: Does atheism require faith? - JT on 1/5/11 at 10:46 am|
And after the back and forth raged for hours, the faithful still had faith and those without faith were still without faith.
Identical outcome every time.
Why does anyone even get sucked into this "debate?"
I guess some just like to argue haha. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| re: Whatever Happened to Welfare Reform? - JT on 1/4/11 at 12:49 pm|
I thought it was pretty well-known that the current administration effectively dismantled welfare reform. I don't have the time or desire to thoroughly research this, but here are some googled links:
| Political Talk|| re: get used to Muslims, they have rights too - JT on 12/14/10 at 11:59 am|
Is there any reason why could she not go during the summer?...