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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A Hurricane Followed By A Record Storm. Climate Change?

A Hurricane Followed By A Record Storm. Climate Change?

  • commserver

    In my experience, some of the most religious people are the biggest hypocrites.

    • I believe in God but stop going to church, why? because I believe most religions teach hate.

  • jerry6665

    religious manuscripts (bible, torah, quran) tell followers to be good shepherds of the earth, to protect and preserve it. further, adherents are told that God helps those who help themselves. why is it so difficult to believe THAT part of the good book’s teachings and do what is necessary to be that good shepherd? after all, God didn’t make that trash, can, pollutant, whatever. or is it just nicer to deny deny deny in order to enjoy a life without responsibility?

  • ObozoMustGo

    And now…. the REAL Cartoon Of The Day!

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    Have a nice day!

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

    • Why don’t you grow up and realize that your candidate lost and President Obama won. Also realize that there is such thing as climate change. Also if you are going to quote people or papers use American versions since this is America not Europe.
      Don’t have a nice day.

      • ObozoMustGo

        redneck… I usually don’t respond to you because you are such a moron, but this one is too juicy to pass up.

        Hey idiot! Yeah, you idot. Alexis de Tocqueville traveled across America in the early 1830’s and wrote a famous book on what he learned about American culture and freedom. That book is called “Democracy in America” and is widely recognized for it’s insights into the experiment of freedom and liberty in our Republic. He also had unique insight through the comparison of the results of the French Revolution to the results of the American Revolution.

        To an idiot like you, learning from others throughout history is NOT a good idea. You’ll likely discover your own inequities and recognize yourself for being a fool. That could be dangerous.

        Have a nice day!

        “Every nation that has ended in tyranny has come to that end by way of good order. It certainly does not follow from this that peoples should scorn public peace, but neither should they be satisfied with that and nothing more. A nation that asks nothing of government but the maintenance of order is already a slave in the depths of its heart; it is a slave of its well-being, ready for the man who will put it in chains.”
        ― Alexis de Tocqueville

        • BradLewis

          Like many others with low IQs you don’t seem to realize that time passes and what was true 100-200 years ago is not relevant today! (And yes, I’m quite familiar w/ Alexis de T) After many decades as an active Republican I found myself increasingly insulted, disgusted, and ashamed of not the lying itself but the extreme stupidity of the lies and manipulation by the GOP. Mitt inferred that 47% of Americans are parasites and you swallowed his swill.
          Like Romney I not only don’t work but live well on dividends, capital gains, et al. My taxes are already relatively low, and I don’t ask those with far less to pay for my dancing horse. Your blithering, inane remarks have just made Obama’s victory that much sweeter. Thank you!

          • ObozoMustGo

            BL… Principles of freedom and liberty don’t change over 200 years, only fools’ minds do that don’t understand principles.

            You a Republican? Yeah, right. Sure, sure. You were probably one of those big government progressives in the party that eff’d it up by making it DemonRAT Lite for all those years. Good riddens to you.

            Have a nice day!

            “Every nation that has ended in tyranny has come to that end by way of good order. It certainly does not follow from this that peoples should scorn public peace, but neither should they be satisfied with that and nothing more. A nation that asks nothing of government but the maintenance of order is already a slave in the depths of its heart; it is a slave of its well-being, ready for the man who will put it in chains.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

    • Kansan

      Shouldn’t you be out picketing funerals somewhere with your homophobic buddies from the Westboro Baptist Church?

    • ok first, that is the president and commander in chief of the USA you are defaming so you can not call yourself a patriot, you sound like a child whining because you did not get your way.
      second, America celebrated it’s bicentennial in 1976, so your 200 years is a statement about Fudal ancient civilizations.
      third, “Democracy is the worst form of government, until you compare it to all others that have been tried.” – Winston Churchill

      • ObozoMustGo

        Disturbed… what a good name for you! Did they take both arms out of that special jacket you wear so you could type?

        Obozo’s ideology has much more in common with Marx than it has in common with George Washington. Clearly, that is why the Communist Party USA has endorsed Obozo in every election he’s ever run in, including the last one. And the cartoon I posted is very accurate.

        Have a nice day!

        “Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
        the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
        its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
        — Winston Churchill

        “You cannot make the poor man rich by making the rich man poor.” – Winston Churchill

    • Do you really believe that Romney gave a damn about returning soldiers and their prospects for health care and jobs? Do you really believe that it was necessary for Cheney/Bush to send those soldiers to Iraq? What a fool you are.

      • ObozoMustGo

        uhhh…. hey Lil… if you are stupid enough to believe political propaganda during a compaign, you’re too stupid for your own good.

        Stay away from busy streets today, you moron. You may wander out into traffic unaware. And wipe that drool off your chin… Is that drool? Or is it something else you got from hiding out in the men’s room at your local truck stop?

        Have a nice day!

        “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

        • Compaign (sp)? You speak to women the way most repubs do, and you don’t have one quarter of the education they do. Sad man. You are one of the angry white men who voted for Romney.

        • Cairndance

          So are you saying that Reagan considered himself a prostitute?
          After-all he is the politician making that statement!

        • holyreality

          “if you are stupid enough to believe political propaganda during a compaign, you’re too stupid for your own good. ”
          Political propaganda like;
          Dems vote for free stuff
          Obama is a socialist Kenyan Commie Islamist who will instigate Sharia law after he takes our guns away.
          Obamacare is free healthcare for lazy moochers
          repeat ad nauseum

          • ObozoMustGo

            unholy… Here’s some reality for you. Hat tip Mark Steyn, NRO, excerpted from his article ‘The Edge of The Abyss’:
            ——————————–
            In the course of his first term, Obama increased the federal debt by just shy of $6 trillion and in return grew the economy by $905 billion. So, as Lance Roberts at Street Talk Live pointed out, in order to generate every dollar of economic growth the United States had to borrow about five dollars and 60 cents. There’s no one out there on the planet — whether it’s “the rich” or the Chinese — who can afford to carry on bankrolling that rate of return. According to one CBO analysis, U.S.-government spending is sustainable as long as the rest of the world is prepared to sink 19 percent of its GDP into U.S. Treasury debt. We already know the answer to that: In order to avoid the public humiliation of a failed bond auction, the U.S. Treasury sells 70 percent of the debt it issues to the Federal Reserve — which is to say the left hand of the U.S. government is borrowing money from the right hand of the U.S. government. It’s government as a Nigerian e-mail scam, with Ben Bernanke playing the role of the dictator’s widow with $4 trillion under her bed that she’s willing to wire to Timmy Geithner as soon as he sends her his bank-account details.
            —————————

            Read that reality and weep. Don’t say that you have not been warned.

            And yes, Obozo IS a socialist with more in common with Hugo Chavez than with George Washington. And the Communist Party USA is ecstatic that Obozo won the election. Why is that? Because they have the same ideology. That’s why! And CPUSA has backed Obozo in every election he’s ever run in. hmmmmmm

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            Have a nice day!

            “There are those of us that work for a living, and those of you that vote for a living.” – ObozoMustGo, and many others

          • holyreality

            Propaganda parroted is not what is commonly regarded as fact.

            Fact, the Federal Reserve Bank is a PRIVATE institution.

            Obama did not run up the debt another $6 T, no pile of Obamaphones, or “free healthcare” could ever amount to that. The debt soared because of Congressional spending, and previous fiscal spending.

            I bet you could not define socialism without going to a dictionary.

          • ObozoMustGo

            unholy… you are blind to reality. Obozo passed a nearly TRILLION DOLLAR so-called “stimulus” as soon as he came into office. That TRILLION DOLLARS was then baselined into later year’s spending. And he did it with full control of the House and Senate, which he had for 2 years. How do you leftist freaks forget that? And the numbers cited by Steyn, regardless of who is President or controls congress, are what they are. Breaking it down, Obozo’s cure for the recession resulted in spending $5.60 for every $1 of GDP growth. That’s just flat out horrible. It’s a terrible record.

            You are right about the Fed being private. Have you read “The Creature From Jekyl Island”? You may have. It’s the biggest heist ever perpetrated in human history. And it is the source of the destruction of our currency and the ongoing deficit spending. I have a hunch that, with that statement of yours, we probably agree on more things than we think at face value.

            Re: socialism… don’t be disingenuous, unholy. You know as well as I do that there are varying degrees of socialism, and Obozo is steeped in socialist beliefs and rhetoric. His constant class warfare drumbeat of the “rich don’t pay their fair share” is the modern equivalent of Marx’s proletariat vs. bourgeois clap trap. This is why the Communist Party USA rejoices when Obozo won. Now is Obozo a full blown socialist as was implimented in the old USSR? No. But on the continuum from full blown free market capitalist on the right end of the spectrum to full blown socialist on the left end, Obozo is clearly to the left of center.

            Re: Obozophones… The program was originally set up by Congress in 1985 and signed by Reagan for getting landline service to rural and poor areas of the country. At the time, it was a $33Million program. By the time Bush 2 left office, the program was $772 million in 2008 and has more that doubled under Obozo to $1.6 billion.
            In 2008, there were 7.1 million Obozophone accounts nationwide. There are 12.5 million today. About half of those are mobile phones sold by Miami-based TracFone, Sprint and hundreds of smaller regional companies. The government pays those carriers up to $10 per month for each program subscriber. Users, in turn, get free phones and 250 minutes of monthly airtime. The issue is the amount of abuse that is occurring. Why don’t you guys on the left ever recognize that ALL of these programs are disasters. They NEVER solve the problems they were set up to solve in the first place. When you give away something for nothing, more and more people want it. It’s human nature. Just like the sign in the park that says don’t feed the bears. This is because they become dependent quickly and once dependent, they become dangerous. Humans are the same exact way.

            You guys on the left don’t understand this principle of dependency. Instead, you continue to elect politicians and empower them to either confiscate the fruits of my labor from me or put me in jail so they can skim 90 cents of every dollar off the top, and give 10 cents toward YOUR charitable purposes like Obozophones. Unholy, if a charity came to you and asked you to donate money and told you that 90% of your donation goes to running the charity and 10% goes to the intended recipients, you’d tell them to get the hell off your property, rightly so. But government does the same thing and you support it. Why? I don’t get it.

            Now, no one is arguing that we don’t need taxes. Of course we do. But the real question is what do we need them for? This is an argument over the role of the Federal Government. You guys on the left love to confuse the debate by claiming roads and bridges and infrastructure, but you neglect to understand that there are different levels of government from local to state to federal, and each has a different role to play. Our discussion herein are almost exclusively about federal policy, not local. Local government does schools, police, fire, rescue, and their roads and bridges. The feds have no business being involved in local responsibilities. And this is where you and I probably disagree.

            In my time here at The Memo, I have found that I have reached agreement with a good number of people with whom we initially disagreed bitterly. But when you cast aside the whole party B.S. and break down a discussion to the most basic arguments, we find that most of us kind of agree on a libertarian (small “L” intended, not the party) philosophy of live and let live. I live my life and worship or not, and you live your life and worship or not. I wont tell you what you must do and I won’t force you to turn over the fruits of your labor for my purposes as long as you don’t do it to me. Live and let live, right? My hunch is that you agree with me on this point. There are some on this site that actually are committed socialists who hate capitalism. To them, there is no discussion or agreement. That’s probably about 10% of the population in my estimation. Too bad they don’t realize that the very technology that allows them to post their eff’d up theories is the epitomy of free market capitalism. They don’t understand that freedom and capitalism has been the greatest force for human advancement in the history of the world.

            In the end, unholy, regardless of who you want to blame, we are in dire financial straights. We are screwed big time. And this election is just another nail in the coffin of America. Too many people out there have bought the lie that they are entitled to something that must be paid for by the fruits of another man’s labor. It is a seductive lie. This is a cultural problem and our politicians are a reflection of that cultural problem, not the cause of it directly. Since FDR, our once great culture of self reliance and independence has slowly devolved into a culture of dependency. Of entitlement. And this is why we are now where we are. Growing more and more polarized as those of us who love our proud American heritage of freedom and liberty become more and more resistant to those who seek to move away from that.

            Something to think about. Thanks for the discussion.

            Have a nice weekend!

            “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

    • So Obobzomustgo, how do yo feel now? You POS!!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Trord *uck — I feel great. Thanks. I get 4 more years of bashing the biggest disaster and joke of a loser-in-chief, Obozo. What could be more fun than that?

        Have a nice day!

        “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” – Ronald Reagan

        • Cairndance

          After BUSH “won” Republicans told the rest of us to “GET OVER IT”!
          OBOZO needs to GET OVER IT!

    • holyreality

      FYI
      Have a nice day is code for FU in major metro areas.

      But then, maybe you know that already.

  • As long as people have God to blame for the bad weather, they will continue to deny human effects on climate change!!

  • Are they really religious? or do they just contend to be. Or do they lack the knowledge to understand.

  • RobertCHastings

    The theory of climate change, like any other scientific theory, must be proven over time by a preponderance of reproducible experiments and meticulously vetted data. MOSTreasonable scientists around the world agree with the available data and experiments, making it quite likely that climate change is a reasonable hypothesis. Apparently, it still does not meet with the approval of some people, especially those who still think the world is flat and that dinosaurs and humans inhabited the earth during the same time frame. However, it is difficult to understand why, after Sandy and the following Nor’easter, plus the winter storm B preparing to invade the north east in the space of three weeks, some people have such a problem with Climate Change. An article about two months ago in Rolling Stone magazine clearly laid out some very startling and frightening statistics regarding the use of fossil fuels and their impact upon our climate. If we continue at our present pace of consumption of fossil fuels, it will be well under two decades when we notice that there are no more glaciers or polar ice, no more winter ice in Greenland, much more frequent and violent weather phenomena and a coinciding loss of low lying land masses and species extinctions, all directly linked to burning of fossil fuels, not just in the US, but everywhere else. W screwed us by not signing on to the Kyoto Treaty, leading to a decade of careless use of coal and oil, resulting in historic pollution of the world with CO2. Greenland’s icecap is melting at an accelerated rate because it is no longer white, but gray, from carbon deposition. Ice coring tests have shown levels of CO2 from thousands of years ago, but nowhere near the levels of CO2 in our atmosphere and sequestered in our oceans. Clean technology is a myth perpetrated by the energy industry so they can mine, strip, and drill all of the coal and oil they have already found. If they do succeed in using all that fossil fuel (making trillions in the process), this planet will be so polluted and greenhouse-like that Venus will look cozy by comparison.

  • Fubom

    The pervasive theme that runs through most religions seems to be one of a savior. One that will end poverty, sickness, hatred and greed. When will we, as a people evolve spiritually to the point that we realize that there is no savior coming. We are the shepherds and caretakers of this planet we call home. We are our brothers and sisters keepers. It is time to shed the superstitions and beliefs that hobble us. Throw away the crutch that is organized religion and stand on our own two feet. Take responsibility for our mistakes, excesses, and abuses of this world. We are the only creatures that have ever existed in the 4 billion year history of this planet that has the ability to actively, consciously affect the environment of the world, whether for good or evil. It is time to stop waiting for someone else to fix things. It is our job.

  • It’s really bad when it hits you in the face, takes your house away, floods the subways & causes power to got out for most of New Jersey & N.Y. But they will never admitt climate change even when the polar bear comes down floating on an ice cap. If they ever admitted it then they would have to agree with needed changes & that costs money. Instead of considering all the jobs that would be created, you must ask yourself, WHY are they still clinging to the idea of subways,which will flood again, when a more logical idea would be over head bullet trains that go 700 miles an hour. There could be more jobs running the trains, expanding a travel system that would be the best in the world & automated trackers showing the routes & arrivial times.

    • ralphkr

      Kindly explain what use a 700 mph train shall be when it has stops every 4 blocks. That is rather like using a Concorde to fly from San Francisco to Oakland or from NYC to Newark, NJ.

  • I am a 69 year old male and have tried to lead a religious life. I can truthfully say I have only met one truly good person in my life. I am not that person. He was a minister in a poor ministry that I was going to at the time.
    It is not easy to walk in the shadow of the lord and few people ever meet the standards. Why do you think there is holy communion at “almost” all Christian churches?? Sin Monday through Saturday and get forgiven on Sunday. Being a hypocrite is not as bad as one would think.. I am sure I will spend a good deal of time repenting after I die but I am sure I will eventually make it through the gates.