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  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 19 hours ago

    Pump the brakes a little. You are a little narrow minded when you are rejecting something you haven't seen yet. Aren't you? I guess it makes sense as most Democrats voted for Obamacare without even reading it.

  • Agriculture Pesticides   6 days 19 hours ago
    Quote gumball:The reason farmers use it is because it increases yields, there are billions of people to feed and limited arable land and water to do so with.

    Your source is an anti vaxxer quack.

    Roundup increases yields and decreases costs, so many farmers are hooked on it, particularly those using glyphosate resistant GMO seeds. And who do not care if they are feeding their customers Agent Orange.

    Roland

  • Agriculture Pesticides   6 days 20 hours ago
    Quote gumball:From the vetranstoday.com link;

    MIT researcher Dr Stephanie Seneff PhD is also alarmed by the correlation between growing Roundup use and a big increase in the incidence of autism.

    What they do not tell you is her PHD is in computer science, not biology.....

    So she is an expert at analyzing complex data. Note her use of the word "correlation". Your problem, spitball?

    Roland

  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 20 hours ago

    trumpcare makes perfect sense if you want taxcuts for the rich and loathe the other 99 percent that didn't fund your congressional election and were ignorant and complacent enough to vote for you. time to wakey wakey america, the coffee is brewing and it doesn't smell good.

  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 20 hours ago

    The degenerates have come up with another "bill" which will cause up to 29 million Americans to lose health care. A group of doctors estimates that, with the previous bill, 44,000 Americans a year would die. THIS IS PLANNED GENOCIDE and we cannot let these bastards get away with it. In addition, cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Meals on Wheels, school lunches for children and Planned Parenthood will result in many more deaths. My Congress asshole Steve Pearce is one of the freedom caucus and is a multi-milionaire to boot. He is controlled by the oil zillionaires in Southeast New Mexico. He was afraid to hold town hall meetings in my area and I would have had to drive 200 miles each way to attend. He talks a good game promising jobs and the like but isn't keeping his promise.

  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 20 hours ago

    Anyone laying bets on which State(s) has the first secession vote? Would it be possible to form a new 'Country within a Country' from states that don't have contiguous borders?...say Oregon and Vermont...perhaps the 'Affiliated States of North America'.

    Better yet, seceed and petition to become a Province...at least we'd get Health Care.

  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 20 hours ago

    What is really sad is how many Republicans and Trump voters that are going to be screwed by this. But then, they deserve it. The Dems do not.

  • The People's Climate Rally 2017   6 days 21 hours ago
  • Agriculture Pesticides   6 days 21 hours ago

    Gumbo bought into the Monsanto propaganda, that their 'mission'. Is "feed the world" . Let's call bullshit on that, Monsanto 'mission' is sell more chemicals. I knew just from gumbo aligning himself with the right wing, he wasn't to bright. Like the man said,' there's a sucker born everyday'.

    http://m.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/02/do-gmo-crops-have-lower-yi...

  • Agriculture Pesticides   6 days 21 hours ago

    It is hard to believe that anyone other than a bribed Senator or Congressman could defend Monsanto. I was working in Taiwan when the USA made a trade deal to sell our beef and Pork in Taiwan. People rioted in the streets because they did not want any part of our growth hormone, antibiotics and Dioxins in the meat. Heavy labeling laws were passed because of this. American meat had to be labeled as such. Australian Meat is the preferred meat in Taiwan. People in Obese America do not seem to care. Others do.

    Soy beans are Genetically modified and heavily sprayed. Wheat and oats are not (at least commerically). But they do spray grains with with Roundup to make harvesting easier. I try to stick to organic food and grass fed beef.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/business/monsanto-roundup-safety-laws...

  • How the GOP Is Going After ObamaCare Now   6 days 21 hours ago

    Uproar: a word used to imply taking action against something terrible. Now in response to 'uproar' we have 'up yours' which seems to be the new battle cry of the 'con servatives' of this once again great American notion...er nation.

  • DNC Unveils Unity Reform Commission   6 days 21 hours ago

    Bachmann: Give progressive voices like Bernie Sanders equal time to the righties on Fox News, and you'll quickly find your Teapublican Party is the one with all the problems...LOL

    What are you righties so damn afraid of...the economic and social truth reaching the masses????? The truth of for profit health insurance vs single- payer is a classic example of the alt reality you righties live in. The billionaires thank you for that sacrifice, and or are laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him   6 days 22 hours ago
    Quote DdC: How can any sane person knowingly sit by while they have banned research, and not be considered as insane as those knowingly perpetuating it?

    You were discussing Klaxon Sessions, were you not?

    Roland

  • Military Service   6 days 22 hours ago

    We already have a draft of sorts. It is called the economy. For a lot of young men the only job opportunities are selling drugs and joining the military. And when a felon in prison enlists he gets a pardon for his most recent crime rather than a cash enlistment bonus. What is not to like?

    Roland

  • Military Service   6 days 22 hours ago
    Quote zapdam:Donald Trump, George W Bush, Newt Gingrich, ALL refused to stand up and fight for their country, quite prepared to happily let other Americans fight and die their battles.

    Actually, Zap, W did "serve" in the Air Force National Guard in the "Champaign Squadron". Assignment to the Champaign Squadron was restricted to the sons of VIPs and the duty there was less stressful than at a YMCA summer camp. Even so, W got dropped from flying status because he refused to submit to a drug test.

    Roland

  • Trump's Tweets...   6 days 23 hours ago
    Quote Alberto Ceras 2:What are Trump's pre-sunrise twits all about?

    He is in the bag. Anyone who doubts that Stewie is a drunk should review his speech explaining sending 59 Tomahawks to support DAESH. "... beautiful ... babies."

    Roland

  • For Science March on Saturday   6 days 23 hours ago

    @#2

    Nonsense.

  • Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now   1 week 1 min ago

    GOP/Trump supporters.

    Will you ever consider your support for Corporate Socialisim in a debate?

    Challenge issued.

    Thanks.

  • Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now   1 week 4 min ago

    Hello "Kend"

    Could we discuss your committed suport for Corporate Socialism in it's many forms?

    Let's debate it.

    I can prove you are a Corporate Socialism supporter, simply by asking you a couple direct yes/ no questions.

    You ready?

  • Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now   1 week 10 min ago

    What areas in America are "strongly resistant"?

    And to what?

    Thanks.

  • Proof That America is a Socialist Country Now   1 week 12 min ago

    You forgot your snark tag?

  • Agriculture Pesticides   1 week 50 min ago

    The reason farmers use it is because it increases yields, there are billions of people to feed and limited arable land and water to do so with.

    Your source is an anti vaxxer quack.

  • For Science March on Saturday   1 week 1 hour ago
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  • For Science March on Saturday   1 week 2 hours ago
    Quote zapdam:Coalage3 and right wingers reject ALL science

    He probably can't help it Zapdam.
    All we can do is Pity the Fossil Fool.

    Conservatives Have Larger 'Fear Centers' in Their Brains
    Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.

    British study shows conservatives' brains tend to have larger amygdalas, which responsible for primitive emotions.

    At the same time, conservatives' brains were also found to have a smaller anterior cingulate -- the part of the brain responsible for courage and optimism.

    Authoritarians and the Drug War by Pete Guither
    Drug WarRant Saturday, February 17, 2007
    I’ve just discovered the work of Bob Altemeyer, an Associate Professor of Psychology who has researched authoritarianism pretty much his entire life, and whose work provided much of the support for John Dean’s book Conservatives Without Conscience.

  • For Science March on Saturday   1 week 2 hours ago

    The People's Climate Rally 2017
    https://www.thomhartmann.com/users/ddc/blog/2017/03/peoples-climate-rall...

    4 in 10 Americans Live in Places Where It Is Unhealthy for Them to Breathe
    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/04/epa-budget-cuts-air-pollu...

    Why Society’s Biggest Freeloaders Are at the Top
    http://evonomics.com/no-wealth-isnt-created-top-devoured-rutger-bregman/

    The People's Climate Rally 2017

    The D.C. march for science will be the most wonderfully nerdy demonstration ever
    Scientists are taking a cue from the Women's Marches and planning their own protests in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.

    Environmental Activists Plan to March on Washington April 29

    April 29: Climate March in Washington, D.C.
    The Global Catholic

    April 29, 2017. Let’s March
    Jan 3, 2017

    Join In
    the Peoples Climate Movement
    this April 29th in Washington, D.C.
    and across the country
    to stand up for our communities and climate.
    J

    Sister Marches
    Can’t make it to DC?
    Find a sister march that’s happening near you.

    Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.

    Why we’re marching

    On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

    We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action.

    We March to:

    * Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
    * Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
    * Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
    * Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
    * Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.
    * Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.

    March with us on April 29th
    as we come together to resist
    and march for our families,
    our communities and our planet.

    Sign-Up
    Join us on April 29th

    10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible

    A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution
    Shows Why Cuts to the EPA
    Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

    One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor

    The idea is that climate change doesn’t merely increase the overall likelihood of heat waves, say, or the volume of rainfall — it also changes the flow of weather itself. By altering massive planet-scale air patterns like the jet stream (pictured above), which flows in waves from west to east in the Northern Hemisphere, a warming planet causes our weather to become more stuck in place. This means that a given weather pattern, whatever it may be, may persist for longer, thus driving extreme droughts, heat waves, downpours and more.

    This basic idea has sparked half a decade of criticism and debate, and at the cutting edge of research, scientists continue to grapple with it. And now, a new study once again reinforces one of its core aspects.

    5 ways that Trump will try to eviscerate Obama’s climate policies on Tuesday

    Publishing in Nature Scientific Reports, Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University and a group of colleagues at research institutes in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands find that at least in the spring and summer, the large scale flow of the atmosphere is indeed changing in such a way as to cause weather to get stuck more often.

    The study, its authors write, “adds to the weight of evidence for a human influence on the occurrence of devastating events such as the 2003 European heat wave, the 2010 Pakistan flood and Russian heat wave, the 2011 Texas heat wave and recent floods in Europe.”

    But what does it mean for global warming to alter the jet stream? The basic ideas at play here get complicated fast. The study itself, for instance, refers to “quasi-resonant amplification (QRA) of synoptic-scale waves” as the key mechanism for how researchers believe this is happening — terminology sure to impart terror in nonscientists worldwide.
    This animation shows changes in the polar jet stream from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015. The jet stream is approximated by crosses. The northerly shift of the jet stream may be linked to a warming arctic, and record melt of the Greenland ice sheet in 2015. (Marco Tedesco/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)

    On the other hand, some of this isn’t all that complicated. The Northern Hemisphere jet stream flows in a wavy pattern from west to east, driven by the rotation of the Earth and the difference in temperature between the equator and the North Pole. The flow is stronger when that temperature difference is large.

    But when the Arctic warms up faster than the equator does — which is part of the fundamental definition of global warming, and which is already happening — the jet stream’s flow can become weakened and elongated. That’s when you can get the resultant weather extremes. continued

    The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law

    The Arctic just set a grim new record for low levels of sea ice

    Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.
    Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage incineration facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

New Republican Healthcare Plan Is So Bad That Even Republicans Don't Want It


Republicans inched closer to a deal on repealing Obamacare yesterday, as the House Freedom caucus OK'd a new version of the American Health Care Act which is actually worse than the one that couldn't pass Congress back in March.