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The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

polar red Re:re; You Should? (542 comments)

>what if universe is really 13.7 or 13.9 billion years old?
I would then either be -100mio or +100mio years old ?

yesterday
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Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

polar red Re:False dilemma (451 comments)

In fact it has to grow faster than the rate of inflation or I will be losing money.

BS. the normal, supposed way of gaining money is the dividident, which is being paid to shareholders as a yearly return on their invested money. But currently, people want more and more and more money from their investment, and a way to do that is artificially boosting the price of a share, by hollowing out a company.

2 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

polar red Re:Buy a Prius as your next car... (864 comments)

i think we would have to build a whole lot more turbines to compensate for the drag of the trees we have cut down the last century across the globe.
BTW, if there would be nothing slowing down the wind/jet stream, it would be speeding up all the time, approaching light speed eventually.

about two weeks ago
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European Court of Justice Strikes Down Data Retention Law

polar red Re:Almost makes me want to live there (77 comments)

the council has its power reduced and it's power partially handed over the european parliament (= what I consider th e most democratically elected body on earth).
purpose of the EU ? PEACE nothing else - and its doing a fine job. (check history ... western europe was basically waist-deep in blood up from before the dark ages until 1945)

about two weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

polar red Re:Projections (987 comments)

what an outdated view of the world. you are a minless serf to the corporations ruling the western hemisphere.

about three weeks ago
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Vermont Nuclear Plant Seeks Decommission But Lacks Funds

polar red and yet even more (179 comments)

and yet even more subsidies for the nuclear industry will follow.

about three weeks ago
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Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

polar red Re:Op Out Knowledge? (157 comments)

So not knowing murder is illegal allows you to murder?

about three weeks ago
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UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming

polar red Re:Projections (987 comments)

unelected international

BULLSHIT. the un is a representative organisation.

about three weeks ago
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Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

polar red Re:Go after em Nate (335 comments)

No, you can not. there is no direct link from 'Humans use quite a bit of water' to 'higher levels of water'; while there is a direct link more burning fuels --> more CO2 in the atmosphere.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

I can call my self great, but that does not make it so. look up 'propaganda'

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

1/that's why i called them 'closest to socialism'.
2/the state = the people. (or rather : the state should be the people, it mostly is not : the market forces the much money and thus power into too few hands)
3/'Markets are self organizing systems' HAHAHAHAHAH THAT's a good one. GIVE AN EXAMPLE.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

the closest to socialism are the socialistic democarcies of western and northern europe (france, germany, netherlands, scandinavia)

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

the ussr calling itself socialist, does not make it socialist. #propaganda.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

>excessive concentration of power.
That's exactly what socialism is NOT any system with a large concentration of power in few hands goes against the definition of socialism

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

>USSR was a secular theocracy
interesting points you make. but in practice, the ussr worked like a fascistic state: a small group of people controlling the whole of the state. throw in the militaristic tendencies and the nationalism ... sounds a bit like the other superpower does it not (yeah, technically the US has 2 parties, but they are both controlled by the people with the money)

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

yes, but economic interests of a small, rich, minority of big country x is a reason to go to war, apparently. substitute x for a country of your choice.

about a month ago
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Russia Blocks Internet Sites of Putin Critics

polar red Re:Reassembling the Soviet Union (309 comments)

communist and socialist dictatorships

I don't know what you understand under socialist and dictatorship, but these 2 terms are mutually exclusive. USSR was fascist.

about a month ago

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new study from the UK met office about global warm

polar red polar red writes  |  more than 4 years ago

polar red writes "A new study has a startling conclusion : the earth is warming faster than many believed, and the core of the problem are feedback loops, contributing to a 4 degrees celcius rise by 2055. We only have to cut emissions by 3% yearly to stay within a safe 2 degree rise."
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global warming independent of solar activity

polar red polar red writes  |  more than 6 years ago

polar red writes "Many people hold off the idea that humanity could be responsible for global warming. A common scapegoat is the story about rising solar activity. This study shows that the sun is not responsible for the warming in the last decades."
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