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‘Power of ridicule’ – New weapon against climate deniers
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | June 23, 2013 | Joel Connelly

Posted on 06/23/2013 10:03:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As President Obama readies his program to curb greenhouse gases, climate change action advocates are rolling out a new strategy for controlling verbal emissions by climate change deniers — turning allies of Big Oil and Big Coal into national laughingstocks.

“The power of ridicule should be deployed here,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. “You have to get to the point where a major candidate for public office is disqualified when he or she denies climate science.” Schatz was speaking to the annual Netroots Nation conference of progressive bloggers.

Jon Carson, head of Organizing for Action — the group formed as an issue-based successor to the Obama presidential campaign — put it this way: “When a Republican or a Democrat says something crazy on climate, we should be ready to hold them accountable as progressives did on human biology.”

The “War on Women” became a great 2012 selling point for Obama and the Democrats, helped in no part by Republican politicians’ intemperate remarks about rape.

Rep. Todd Aiken, R-Mo., blew away his Senate candidacy by discoursing on “legitimate rape” and how a woman’s body can “shut down pregnancy.” Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock argued that a pregnancy caused by rape was “something that God intended to happen.” Washington’s U.S. House hopeful John Koster discoursed about “the rape thing” and an acquaintance who bore a rapist’s child.

By contrast, Republican presidential candidates in 2012 made all manner of unsubstantiated, often off-the-wall statements about climate. The national media greeted such hot talk with glacial indifference, and has treated alarming climate news in the same fashion.....

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.seattlepi.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: climatechange; coal; energy; fascism; globalwarming; obama; palin; rickperry
Once in awhile, the Left takes the mask off so you can peer into their real motivations.
1 posted on 06/23/2013 10:03:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Then they better crank up the ridicule machine. I’m prepped and ready. LOL! Let them take a bite. They don’t know the meaning of ridicule. Bring it on asshats. I pissed off a collection agency so bad one time that they actually hung up on me. Proud day.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 10:07:14 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: rktman

ME too....and I once made a telemarketer up on me!


3 posted on 06/23/2013 10:09:22 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 06/23/2013 10:10:51 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, and we can ridicule these people too. Just pull out a freakin’ thermometer and remind them about ‘global warming’.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 10:11:26 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: rktman

I beat them to it and ridicule them for being such useful idiot fools.


6 posted on 06/23/2013 10:12:40 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The power of ridicule should be deployed here,” said Sen. Brian Schatz

Schatz. Ridicule this.

7 posted on 06/23/2013 10:13:14 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So instead of logic, it comes down to ridicule from the libtards? I guess race-card throwing lost it’s edge from these imbeciles.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 10:14:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rktman

Ridicule is right out of Rules For Radicals by Saul Alinsky.

I am sadly amazed, that the news media has never dug into how much Saul Alinsky influenced both Obama and Hillary Clinton. They simply ignored his influence on them and other liberals.

Media bias is not only based on the spin they put on stories, but also on stories they fail to report at all.


9 posted on 06/23/2013 10:14:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alinsky’s rule # 5.

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”


10 posted on 06/23/2013 10:16:41 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The power of ridicule should be deployed here,” said Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. “You have to get to the point where a major candidate for public office is disqualified when he or she denies climate science.” Schatz was speaking to the annual Netroots Nation conference of progressive bloggers.”

Baahaaahaaahaaa!! You fool, Mr.Brian Schatz-in-the-toilet, it was global cooling 30 years ago! Make up your mind already.

Hey he’s right, ridicule is fun, and he should be ridiculed.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 10:16:57 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I laugh at these global climate change idiots.
It's called Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.
The weather is great.
12 posted on 06/23/2013 10:17:54 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Since this is all based on science according to the liberals, my questions are ... how does one control God's creation? Is taxing the only method of controlling God's universe? What if God refuses to pay?
13 posted on 06/23/2013 10:20:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
As President Obama readies his program to curb greenhouse gases, climate change action advocates are rolling out a new strategy for controlling verbal emissions by climate change deniers — turning allies of Big Oil and Big Coal into national laughingstocks.

Won't work. Obama is already becoming a national laughingstock himself. The "climate change deniers" are being vindicated by research in ways and to degrees that the "climate change action advocates" could only hope for. Besides, we are "anthropogenic climate change deniers." We fully acknowledge that the modest warming that started in the late 19th century ceased in 1998 (a climate change), plateaued from then to 2002 (a climate change), and has radically reversed itself after 2002 (another climate change). If Obama were merely ignorant, then he'd be simply a buffoon. As it is, he's a dangerous dirigist lunatic deliberately trying to kneecap American and Western economic strength. We have our own private homicide bomber in the White House.
14 posted on 06/23/2013 10:20:25 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The people who control obama and hillary have owned the MSM for decades. You are right about the Rules for Radicals.

They also use Hegelian Dialectics——to force us to totally transform into a Slave State and to do so they have to eject God (Christianity) Given Rights and the Constitution. As Mark Levine states we are Post-Constitutional now.

We have Unjust Laws-—exactly like Hitler had in Germany-—where Justice (a Virtue) didn’t mean anything-—it was ejected and Vice is being forced through laws (which is unconstitutional in our judicial system).


15 posted on 06/23/2013 10:23:31 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You are so right. They are now also useful didiots.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 10:24:11 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Climate change", lol.. How retro!

Remember, though, there were a lot of regular people who nearly fell for that scam before it was exposed in November, '09. The con men will never stop. Heck, when I was in college the climate change scam was called "global cooling". That was just as crazy as the "global warming" scam.

Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)

Meet the new con men, same as the old con men.
I guess in 35 years they'll be back with another "climate change" scam.

It's about the money. It's ALWAYS about the money.

17 posted on 06/23/2013 10:27:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When people can no longer get to work because they ran out of money and their tanks are empty, and gas is $4 a gallon, and milk is above $4 a gallon, and everything they buy or use costs what it does because gas is $4 a gallon, and the media finally decides to report how DAMNED LOUSY IT IS BECAUSE GAS IS $4 A GALLON, and we have more oil and gas and coal in our country than anybody else does in the world but we aren’t allowed to touch it, and that is driven into the.... oh hell, you know it.


18 posted on 06/23/2013 10:28:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberalism: Where pathological altruism meets oikophobia.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 10:29:45 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[‘Power of ridicule’ – New weapon against climate deniers]]

Sorry- but truth trumps petty childish ridicule any day- they can squeal all they like- the truth still remains that man is not responsible for climate change


20 posted on 06/23/2013 10:30:01 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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21 posted on 06/23/2013 10:32:37 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: no-to-illegals
What if God refuses to pay?

IRS audit.

22 posted on 06/23/2013 10:35:12 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A "consensus" of scientists that got every single prediction wrong OUGHT to be ridiculed.

Wait....you mean THEY want to point the fingers?

OK....I'm coining a new word..."Chutzpahubris".

23 posted on 06/23/2013 10:35:17 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They want ridicule? I’ve managed to shut up a few man-made global warming whackos with George Carlin’s “Saving the Planet”. (I struck out the f-bombs and sh-words.)

“We’re so self-important. So self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. ‘Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.’ And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these f-—ing people kidding me? Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another, we’re gonna save the f-—ing planet?

I’m getting tired of that sh—. Tired of that sh—. I’m tired of f-—ing Earth Day, I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for their Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a sh— about the planet. They don’t care about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future, they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.”

The unedited version and the rest is here:

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/videos/130-george-carlin-saving-the-planet


24 posted on 06/23/2013 10:36:22 PM PDT by Victoria_R (Believers in VERY small government: Count Mountjoy/Benter in 2012!!!)
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To: moose07

Thanks moose ... imagine the look on those agents faces in about one second after their announcement to God.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 10:38:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The climate change/global warming useful idiots are today’s Flat Earthers.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 10:39:44 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re going to have a hard time ridiculing us while we’re giving them noogies for being such goofy libtards.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 10:44:23 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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>> climate change deniers

Joel is a climate parity denier.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 10:44:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In January 2011, he became deputy assistant to Obama, operational director of the Office of Public Engagement (OPE). In that job he worked for Obama friend/senior advisor Valerie Jarrett who oversaw OPE. To help Jarrett, widely viewed as distant and prickly, Carson organized “Thursday evening listening sessions.”

29 posted on 06/23/2013 10:49:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why do so many believe in man-made climate change? Because junk science tells them so! Besides the widespread belief in the world being flat before Columbus' voyages, here's more highlights in the history of junk science. When the first railroads were built, the junk science of the day warned of the dangers of rail travel, claiming that the human body cannot survive sustained speeds above 30MPH. I'm sure Richard Petty and Chuck Yeager would have good laugh over that. A few years ago we went to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They have an interesting exhibit on the old Negro Leagues. One artifact I remember was an excerpt from a medical journal published in the 1940's that argued against integrating the Major Leagues on the grounds that Blacks were athletically INFERIOR to Whites. That, folks was widely accepted JUNK SCIENCE 70 yrs. ago. Obviously, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, Willie McCovey, etc never received that memo.
30 posted on 06/23/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is the take away from all of this. The “climate change” fools have been outed and they have reached the point of desperation where they have to do something to save their sorry asses. Most people are starting to wise up to the fact that they have been lied to all of these years.


31 posted on 06/23/2013 10:50:13 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Victoria_R

I was about to post that video too!

George Carlin nails it.


32 posted on 06/23/2013 10:51:09 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48; Victoria_R
George Carlin nails it.

Reminds me of Pretentious Foods commentary in Brain Droppings. Pure ridicule.

G.C.'S GUIDE TO DINING OUT

RESTAURANTS

There are certain clues that tell you how much a restaurant will cost. If the word cuisine appears in the advertising, it will be expensive. If they use the word food, it will be moderately priced. However, if the sign says eats, even though you'll save some money on food, your medical bills may be quite high.

I don't like trendy food. When I hear, "sauteed boneless panda groin," I know I'm in the wrong place. There's such a thing as pretentious food. Puree of woodchuck, marinated bat nipples, weasel chops, porcupine cacciatore. Or fried eagle. A guy said to me recently, "C'mon, we'll go to Baxter's, they have really great fried eagle." I'm thinkin' to myself, "Do I really wanna know this guy?"

However, if you are going to dine with pretentious people, here are some items you can order that are sure to impress: deep-dish moose balls, diced yak, badger gumbo, gorilla fondue, filet of hyena, jackal tartare, rack of prairie dog, free-range mole en brochette, wolf noodle soup, loin of chipmunk, curried woodpecker, stir-fried weasel, penguin scallopini, sweet-and-sour loon heads, whale chowder, toasted snail penises, koala flambe, wombat souvlaki, grenadine of mule, and candied goat anus.


33 posted on 06/23/2013 11:27:31 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 photo al-gore-r.jpg

I had a few Al Gore videos bookmarked, but they have been removed and I did not make copies.

If anyone has them or knows where to find them, please post a link.

1.) The center of the Earth is millions of degrees...
2.) The North Polar Ice Cap will be gone in 5 years...

34 posted on 06/23/2013 11:59:45 PM PDT by Bon mots
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“several million degrees...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnpdjXIZVro

polar ice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsioIw4bvzI


35 posted on 06/24/2013 12:24:21 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The President wants to use ridicule as a weapon?

Bring it on.

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36 posted on 06/24/2013 12:31:00 AM PDT by Bon mots
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“The power of ridicule should be deployed here,”

Therein lies our best weapon short of a real one. Elmer Fudd (aka BHO) won’t take too kindly to being laughed at. Don’t bother with his insurance policy; he’s too dumb to realize that he is mocked daily. SWMNBN and the State Dept. are the Wicked Witch and her flying monkeys.

Then there’s Holder who is a Sgt. Schultz clone. The Gang of 8 is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I’m sure that others can come up with suitable aliases for the rest of the regime and Congress.


37 posted on 06/24/2013 12:35:26 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well they could get Obama to sic the IRS all over us deniers, but hey, kinda too late for that.


38 posted on 06/24/2013 12:46:26 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Dilbert San Diego

And why we conservatives, especially candidates for political office should study Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”


39 posted on 06/24/2013 1:35:40 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The power of ridicule on the Global Warming side against the power of science on the fact-based science side. Who will win?


40 posted on 06/24/2013 2:46:21 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: deks
There was a better one with regard to the polar ice cap being completely gone in five years. He said it in Germany, in the video, one could see a T. Rex skeleton off in the background.

Your link above is also a different one, but it does include the clip I was looking for! THANKS!

41 posted on 06/24/2013 3:25:05 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: deks

The polar ice video I have been seeking had Al saying that the North Polar Ice Cap will completely be gone in 5 years. Not MAY, but WILL.

It was filmed about five years ago in Germany and has disappeared from the net like many of his other videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpxtKcLSFWw


42 posted on 06/24/2013 3:28:47 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left’s position: Why doubt a scientific theory when it aligns so perfectly with our political objectives?


43 posted on 06/24/2013 3:43:18 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"...They simply ignored his influence on them and other liberals..."

Not at all. The media themselves are acolytes of Alinsky. To say so or even bring it up would only verify what those of us who pay attention already know...that they are all leftists committed to liberalism.

44 posted on 06/24/2013 4:05:30 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Maine Mariner
Back in 2010 I had been trying to figure out a way to obtain a copy of “Rules for Radicals” because it is the bible followed by Obama and his associates. I had been trying to get it without paying for it, and the copies at the library were backordered for months. To my surprise, one finally came in after about a six month delay.

When I was about a third of the way through “Rules for Radicals”, I concluded that reading it tells volumes about the people who profess to following it as a bible, especially the ones pushing the legislation we have seen in the last two years.

The book explains a lot. And none of it is good.

I was going to dictate the entire thing and make an audiobook out of it to give to my close associates, who, like me, don’t want a single red cent to go to anyone associated with writing, printing or distributing that hideous work. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I couldn’t stomach hearing myself read it in a way that would make it easier on the ears to listen to (To put the inflection in the right places means you have to read it as if you believe it, and I gave up after one chapter.)

It is probably one of the most amoral, twisted works I have ever read. Given that Alinsky wrote a dedication to Lucifer, I shouldn’t be surprised. The dedication was taken out of later editions so as not to offend the clergy he was attempting to recruit, but the version I read had it. Apparently, it was a copy from the 1980's, and they figured it was safe to put it back in.

From what I can see, reading that book enables one to understand what makes Obama (and his devoted followers) tick.

The very FIRST paragraph exposes very clearly what they are all about:
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. 'The Prince' was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. 'Rules for Radicals' is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."

It is unrestricted class warfare, pure and simple. And it is the bible of Obama and his like-minded followers.

45 posted on 06/24/2013 4:13:23 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
After all their efforts, 100 years from now, what will they call "climate change"?

Winter, spring, summer, fall.

46 posted on 06/24/2013 4:14:15 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Bon mots; deks
Hhehe...check out Ricochet Commercial-Parody of Al Gore "Good Wood"...:)
47 posted on 06/24/2013 4:19:22 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: jughandle

We have these ignorant politicians, because members of the Left place on the left side of the Bell Curve. And they are going to use ridicule as an intellectual weapon? They may as well, since they cannot use logic nor science.


48 posted on 06/24/2013 4:29:51 AM PDT by abclily
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Brian Schatz and Jon Carson:

The climate of the earth has been changing in cycles since it has had an atmosphere. Humans have virtually nothing to do with it, and no policy from humans will change it.

That's a fact, jack.

Signed

Denier

5.56mm

49 posted on 06/24/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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