Skip to comments.You Just Lost the Presidency: What are you Going to Do?
Posted on 10/14/2012 6:56:05 AM PDT by Kaslin
Doug3370 wrote: There are natural processes that will, ever so slowly, remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The sooner and the faster we reduce our emissions, the smaller the peak CO2 level will be and the sooner the atmospheric CO2 concentration will return to levels that make for a climate friendly to humanity. We can debate the cost, but it's just a fact that wind turbines don't generate CO2 but coal fired plants do.- Tired of that $2.6 Million Program that Teaches Chinese Prostitutes to Drink?
Dear Comrade No. 3370,
There are processes that will ever so slowly remove CO2, and we have to remove CO2 sooner and faster?
Never heard a liberal make so eloquent an argument that they have no idea what they are talking about. As you say, wind power and other renewable energy sources wont do the magic that your global warming religion demands- because according to you guys, the global apocalypse is so close already- and the wind power remedy won't solve it "sooner and faster."
So why even do it? Because a futile and expensive liberal attempt at doing, something-- anything-- is better than nothing?
Doing something in this case is far more destructive than doing nothing.
Why? Because it delays the day when other energy sources can compete on a cost basis with fossil fuels. When that day comes, the problems associated with fossil fuels will be over. Going back to my original premise, the Renewable Energy Standard is not expected to have any impact whatsoever on global warming, even if you accept the so-called science as settled, which I do not. The reason why is that the renewable energy is expected to make up only a very small fraction of energy production by 2040.
The issue is not how much the United States consumes. The issue is how much China, India and the rest of the developing nations will consume. Energy consumption will increase by about 40 percent by 2040, with the US energy demand remaining essentially flat.
If you assume that today renewable energy contributes about zero to energy production and assume by 2040 renewable energy will contribute an optimistic 20 percent of all energy production, you still get fossil fuel use of about 112 percent of todays figure.
And dont expect developing countries to adopt more costly forms of energy production than coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear offer.
What the Renewable Energy Standard does do is ask American consumers to subsidize the development and use of cheaper fuels in developing nations.
There is only one word to describe such a policy: Stupid.
Doctor Roy wrote: I already posted that article Matt and noted that those fools were in the Bush Administration. I notice you didn't. - Tired of that $2.6 Million Program that Teaches Chinese Prostitutes to Drink?
Dear Comrade Roy,
You might notice that in the article I do not mention either Bush or Obama. I also mention that Im disappointed in politicians from the left and the right. Most of us on the right are pretty consistent about our disappointment with the GOP on spending issues. Are you saying that over-spending by Republicans is wrong and over-spending by Democrats is okay?
Thats the usual liberal, moral quicksand. It has trapped us in place so that our country in place is ni over its head.
Because heres the thing: You rightly object to the foolish spending in this program. But I can assure you that there are more, equally foolish programs under the Obama administration.
And to those you remain silent.
Good job comrade.
Jerome41 wrote: No, I am not interested in the hundreds of billions of dollars in inflated defense spending fuled by defense contractor contributions, which nobody is talking about. - Tired of that $2.6 Million Program that Teaches Chinese Prostitutes to Drink?
Dear Comrade No. 41,
Yes, we know that you are not interested in the one of the indisputable constitutional duties that the federal government is required to provide: the common defense. We understand that you think freedom just happens. We know that you would gladly strip our entire defense spending, if you could divert the money into a program that is unquestionably unconstitutional, like forcing people to by government-approved products for our own good.
We know too that you are OK with Obama neglecting foreign policy and defense issues because he wants to make a name for himself for doing BIG things, like Hoover did.
Congrats. You will get your wish.
Morphine wrote: This Worst Congress Ever (Republican) has done nothing but show that the United States can be a nonfunctioning democracy when it wants to, like Italy but with all-you-can-eat buffets. In a single demi-term, it shut down the government, fouled a fledgling economic recovery with a pointless fight over the debt ceiling, and then threatened to withhold spending money for 160 million working Americans by raising the payroll tax. Brinkmanship is its only game.- Number of US States, Journalists, Hit New Low under Obama
Your handle reminds me of the quote from the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall: I used to be a heroin addict. Now I'm a methadone addict.
Sometimes you just have to go through withdrawal to kick the habit. And you know what?
Thats how our government was designed. It was designed so that voters could periodically trim back the effects of government gone wild. Thats what we saw in 2010 and what well see in 2012.
This year Obama is going to get the butt-kicking he imposed on his party in 2010. And the Democrats are going to continue to lose seats in both the House and the Senate.
Diesel wrote: Wrong; you mus-interpreted this quote, read it again (are you really that stupid, or just manipulative?): From the AP: "And the spokesman said one large state accounted for much of the decline. The spokesman did not name the state." - Number of US States, Journalists, Hit New Low under Obama
Dear Comrade Diesel,
From the Wall Street Journal:
The Labor Department factors this trend into its seasonally adjusted figures. But last week, a Labor economist said one "large" state didn't report additional quarterly figures as expected, accounting for a substantial part of the decrease. The official wouldn't disclose which state, but said it would be released with next week's report as usual.
"One omission by one state--you wouldn't think it would be a big deal, but in this case it drove the number down by 10%," said analyst Stephen Stanley with Pierpont Securities.
Economists are speculating the state could be California, the most populous state in the nation.
"It was likely a state with a large population and we suspect that it was California based on the occasional massive swings that have occurred in its claims data in the past," said Daniel Silver, an economist with J.P. Morgan, in a note.
"In short, this reading is worthless in terms of informing on the general economy," Mr. Stanley wrote in a research note.
It would be waaaay to easy to slam you as stupid or just manipulative. So Im not going to do that.
Ill just rest satisfied that you handled that all by yourself.
M1946W wrote: The number doesn't really matter. It used to be an indication that the economy was on the mend; that people were going back to work. Now it's just another tool to be used by a corrupt regime and their lapdog media in an attempt to retain power and control. The American people are not likely to be fooled a second time. - Number of US States, Journalists, Hit New Low under Obama
Thats right. We have entered a time when the tools that we used to use to measure our life are being manipulated in order to try to trick people into thinking things are different than they really are.
That didnt save the Soviet Union, and it wont save liberals either.
Im a Lincolnian believer in our Republic.
Cant fool most of the people all of the time.
Greg 161 wrote: How could the FED have been so wrong about jobs? - Obama Makes Miracles Happen
I know. The job situation is improving so much that the Fed was so worried about it that they unleashed another round of quantitative easing because the job market was doing so well.
Hey, wait; that sounds like an Obama debate sound bite.
Vote Obama: Things are getting worse or they are getting better. And Obama is responsible for all the good stuff-- if things are getting better-- and all the bad stuff is happening-- if things are getting worse-- because of a mythical gremlin that well just call Bush. Bush bad, Obama good, hope, change.
Michael 160 wrote: Oh, so now the polls are accurate. No problem with only 9% being sampled. No guesswork on who is likely to vote? Good to finally see Republicans embracing statistics.- Pew Poll Says Obama a Loser as Reality Sets In
Dear Comrade No. 160,
The polls are more accurate because there isnt a Magic Kingdom bias in the polls that have Democrat turnout at +7-11 points higher than Republicans.
If you wish upon a star and then add 20 percent to the Democrat turnout, George Bush could get elected if he ran as a Democrat. The previous Pew poll had a +7 Democrat bias.
As we get closer to the election, the bias in polling is disappearing, because even Democrats think Obama blows. This has ominous implications for Obama and his liberal friends.
2008 was +7-8 for Democrats depending on the exit poll. And still Obama won by only 8 million votes out of 132 million cast.
I believe in polls when polls adequately model reality.
Same thing for labor statistics.
Right now dont plan on Democrats riding Obamas coattails anywhere.
Instead, plan on Obama-- and the Democrats-- getting pantsed.
Libertarian pragmatist wrote: Romney and conservative voters should not yet be dancing in the streets. Brit Hume of Fox News had great commentary that Romney could be having a bounce that retreats, or a surge that is permanent in the polls. Hubris on the part of conservatives could come back to haunt us. So let's look at the election as a tie or the fact that we're behind. In that sense, complacency will not occur. - Pew Poll Says Obama a Loser as Reality Sets In
Thats true. But let me say this: Libertarians dont win elections, they just register for them.
Conservatives arent developing hubris. Were organizing.
Hunrodr wrote: Best article in months JR...almost inspirational....thanks brotha. - Losing His Grip: Obama's New Theory of Freedom
Youre almost welcome, dude.
Doctor Roy wrote: What's the deal with you guys and cell phones anyway? - Losing His Grip: Obama's New Theory of Freedom
The government gives away cell phones. It was a policy that started when Bill Clinton was president. Everyone is entitled to a phone with 250 minutes on it per month if they fall under a certain income threshold. Its paid for by a tax on your phone bill called the Universal Service Fund.
So there was this viral video where a woman talked about how shes voting for Obama because of the free cell phone. Its a dumb video.
I paste it below:
Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone
Wabbot wrote: Mr. Ransom, George Washington was a distant relative of mine and to suggest that he came from humble origins is simply not true. The general came from an ancient family of Anglo Norman gentry. He was connected to a large number of Virginia's aristocracy by blood and was considered one of them. The fact that in his childhood he went through a period of relative poverty only goes to prove that blood will out. We Virginians never judge others by their family's temporary and changeable financial circumstances, but rather by who their great great grandparents were. The Obama's and Soros' of this world will never be anything but inferiors no matter how much wealth they might accumulate. - Losing His Grip: Obama's New Theory of Freedom
Dear Comrade Wabbot,
You inherited none of Mr. Washingtons modesty or common sense, proving that blood may be thicker than water, but you cant live off of it.
That's it for this week,
This posted thread is a waste if time, maybe a vanity thing with an alluring but false title? I don’t need this to the first thing I see in FR this morning.
The issue is not how much the United States consumes. The issue is how much China, India and the rest of the developing nations will consume. Energy consumption will increase by about 40 percent by 2040, with the US energy demand remaining essentially flat.And there will be no US space program, no energy production of any kind, no industry to do so much as build a windmill, no food production...
Thanks, Kaslin, always look forward to the Sunday morning Ransom.
You might, however, want to make a note to these weekly posts that those who are offended by them are not obliged to either click on them or comment on them. Seems a bit obvious, I know, but with some folks you can never tell . . .
I liked the post. Who gives a damn what you want to see in the morning? An extra click on the browser's back button isn't going to hurt you.
I take issue with his idea that “any defense spending is good defense spending.” This is because “any” often includes egregious waste that provides little or nothing to the defense of our country.
With a LOT better management, the US could cut half its defense budget while getting much better equipment and supplies, and having an overall larger and better trained and operationally effective military.
The US defense budget, as of 2010, including Iraq and Afghanistan operations. All amounts in billions.
Operations and maintenance - $283.3
Military Personnel - $154.2
Procurement - $140.1
Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation - $79.1
Military Construction - $23.9
Family Housing - $3.1
Total Spending - $683.7
Okay, as far as cutting back goes, let’s start with Operations. US military personnel are deployed in over 100 nations in the world, but only need to be in perhaps 25 places operationally. The national defense would save many billions and lose nothing other than the one time expense of moving those personnel in the other 75 locations either to important duty stations or bringing them home.
As far as personnel goes, the US military hires a legion of military contractors, many of whom are paid at the rate of flag officers for what amounts to minor administrative duties. For every one of them that is replaced with a civilian or military clerk, the military will be able to hire a dozen low ranking enlisted men or three or four junior officers.
Procurement. Both the US Navy and Air Force have an awful habit of once they have contracted for a ship or plane, to allow dozens of officers to make changes to the design, often solely for the sake of having made changes. This tends to result in ships and planes that are so modified as to be incapable of conducting their mission, as well as cost and construction overruns several times the projected cost of the ship or plane.
The simple solution is to do two things. Once a basic design is contracted, to make it extremely hard to change the design unless approved by the top command. And second, for things that are subject to rapid change, like electronics, to make them and their subsystems modular, so that the old ones can be removed and replaced with newer models with the minimum expense and difficulty.
R&D, T&E - This is going pretty good as is, as long as they are provided clear force modernization guidelines to work from. They also do a lot of original research of no obvious utility that needs to be carefully examined by technologists to postulate potential military and civilian applications.
Military construction is likewise pretty orderly. And there is little one can do for the family housing budget which will never be satisfactory, almost inherently.
Nah, I'd rather watch them fret about their delicate sensibilities being affronted ;-)
First of all if you don’t like it, then don’t read read it. No one forced you. Second: Don’t tell me what to post or not to post
You’re welcome and very well said
You’re welcome, and like I told the poster no one told him to read it and I be damned if I let him tell me what I can post.
I always click on Kaslin’s posts...always interesting. That said, if you have soooo little time alotted for wasting, why in the world did you spend precious amounts posting that crap???
The defense budget could come down as much as 40% - and it will. The laws of economics will see to it.
“I dont need this to the first thing I see in FR this morning.”
I do. It’s the primary thread I look forward to on Sundays.
Thanks, Kaslin; keep it up.
Don’t worry, I will