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Reagan Was Right on Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Mount St. Helens
http://americanthinker.com/blog/2014/07/reagan_was_right_on_sulfur_dioxide_emissions_from_mount_st_helens.html ^ | 7/5/2014 | Sierra Rayne

Posted on 07/05/2014 12:59:08 PM PDT by rktman

The Huffington Post has a pop-up feature entitled "Politicians' Science Gaffes" included on a related article about how "GOP Lawmaker Says Climate Change Is 'The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind'." Of course, the feature only includes Republican politicians (10 in total) who have said purportedly dumb things about science.

And, according to the Huffington Post, the first listed science gaffe by a politician is the following statement by Ronald Reagan:

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: algorisms; ecowackliars; gangreen; mountsthelens; sulphurdioxide
Man do I miss Ronnie.
1 posted on 07/05/2014 12:59:08 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman
Note that in 1980 CO2 was not even mentioned as a pollutant -

‘Cars principally emit carbon compounds, such as carbon monoxide, and nitrous oxides,’ said Jacobson. ‘Sulfur dioxide is not a problem with auto emissions.’”

2 posted on 07/05/2014 1:06:58 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: rktman

In that, you are not alone.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 1:07:50 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: rktman
All the Leftist Liars need is time. If their lies get them what they want, they couldn't care less if their lies are uncovered later.

Best examples are laws and bureaucracies based on fiction. All that's needed is time for the fiction to create laws and more government. After that, the Lying Left couldn't care less, the public may or may not care, and we've got more government that won't easily disappear based on more lies.

No Drama Obama understands this better than most.

4 posted on 07/05/2014 1:08:23 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: az_gila

Gee,

I would have thought that “reporters” at HuffPo would know that cars don’t burn coal.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 1:13:21 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1

Hey, HuffPo is a legit news agency.

Oh look, I made a funny.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 1:15:50 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: rktman
Here's another Ron who knows these people very well.

Ron White (1:28)

7 posted on 07/05/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: az_gila

The inclusion of carbon dioxide as a “pollutant” was made after advanced engineering in motor vehicles virtually eliminated carbon monoxide as an exhaust pipe effluent gas. The introduction of catalytic convertors and exhaust gas recycling systems (for NOX emissions) reduced the level of carbon monoxide and various nitrogen oxides to nearly undetectable levels.

When these two constituents were reduced, the result was a greater amount of carbon dioxide produced. Because “carbon dioxide” sounds a lot like “carbon monoxide”, the two gases were conflated to mean the same thing, but their chemical characteristics are much different.

The propagandists use this to their great advantage when speaking to low-information individuals in general, and those low-information individuals who also vote in particular.

Dumbing-down the educational system works to restore the hierarchical type of organization of society, every time it is applied.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: rktman

The Huffington Post lying about gaffes to cover the truth. I had a long time friend over for the 4th. We have avoided politics for years. I know he leans left but not into socialist territory. His mother’s side comes from Alaska and he often goes up to hunting camp etc. He mentioned that Wasilla wasn’t a remote city and was basically a nice suburb close to Anchorage. He also said you couldn’t see Russia from there, so I took him to task on the Tina Fey bit. He knew the truth but was choosing to propagate the lie.


9 posted on 07/05/2014 1:27:06 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: alloysteel

The inclusion of carbon dioxide as a pollutant was made by SCOTUS.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 1:30:28 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: pfony1

Statistically ‘eco-friendly’ electric cars DO burn coal... and nuclear and hydo. They hardly burn any ‘green’ sourced electricity as there hardly is any. And their mileage is poor because all the losses transmitting their ‘coal’ over wires from plant to car.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 1:31:31 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Soooo,

You’re telling me there REALLY are no eco-friendly cars.

What if I get a really, really long extension cord and...?


12 posted on 07/05/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

My geologist friend tells me his electric vehicle runs on fuel from the solar panels on his house. Kinda shut me up since I don’t really know how that works.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: hulagirl

Ask him why he doesn’t just put the solar panels
on the roof of the car and then he could drive forever.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 1:50:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: hulagirl

That guy must have a LOT of solar panels...


15 posted on 07/05/2014 1:52:08 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: az_gila
"Sulfur dioxide is not a problem with auto emissions"

That is because we remove much of the sulfur in oil/gasoline.

And the Tier 3 fuel with even lower sulfur levels will be used beginning in 2017. CA, Japan, Korea, Europe and other nations already use the Tier 3 lower sulfur fuel.

16 posted on 07/05/2014 1:56:38 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: hulagirl

“Kinda shut me up since I don’t really know how that works.”

It works with huge tax subsidies form all of us. You are paying for his car. Did he thank you?

Having said that; I’m all for solar. A great way to generate electricity if it could be done without tax subsidies.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 2:55:39 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
"Of course, the feature only includes Republican politicians (10 in total) who have said purportedly dumb things about science."

Of course. We all know that Algore's claim that the temperature of the center of the earth is 'several million degrees' is 'settled science'.

Yeesh...

18 posted on 07/05/2014 6:10:14 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (Proudly providing the NSA with provocative textual content since 1995!)
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To: DJ Frisat

wow, that is really, really hot! //sarc


19 posted on 07/05/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Yep, and they work. Forever... but it is really difficult to purchase a case of paper towels and toilet paper at Costco and bring them home.

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20 posted on 07/05/2014 6:36:31 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

Just be sure to be home before dark.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 6:40:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Especially in Detroit...


22 posted on 07/05/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: hulagirl

And all the gallium arsenide pollution from making those solar paneles is safely kept in China.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 9:38:25 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: hulagirl

So your geologist friend is one of my ‘hardly any’ who is actually powering his car from a ‘green’ source. I wonder how many miles/day he can travel from just that source. And the manufacturing processes for both his solar panels and the batteries in his car are hardly easy on the environment.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 12:05:54 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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