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  •  you're a credit (1+ / 0-)
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    to your cause. please continue.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:51:24 AM PDT

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    •  truth hurts, huh . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      NNadir, northstarbarn

      telling it unvarnished has always been NNadir's greatest weakness . . .


      Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

      by Deward Hastings on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:24:45 AM PDT

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      •  unvarnished, yes (1+ / 0-)
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        truth not so much.

        The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

        by Laurence Lewis on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:33:26 AM PDT

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        •  Truth? Hansen published this month... (3+ / 0-)

          in the scientific journal - a publication of the American Chemical Society that I've read every month during my awful tenure here - where I had to listen to bourgeois clueless brats lie to themselves and every other person they met - a paper entitled "Prevented Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Historical and Projected Nuclear Power..

          Most of the clueless brats in the anti-nuke industry have never opened a scientific journal, text, monograph in their ridiculous little wasted lives of delusion and fantasy, so there's no surprise that we now find a rote dogmatic chanting anti-nuke praising one of humanity's strongest supporters of nuclear energy.

          Yes, anti-nukes are that dumb.   There's not one of them who would know the truth if it bit them in the ass.  

          The subtext here in Hansen's paper is that the chief enterprise in which anti-nukes engage is, um, murder.

          I agree with him 100%.   I, of course, argued that this statement was true - and it has obviously been true for decades - but I, and those who shared my views, lost.   This is, in a way, a historical reality:   Fear and ignorance often triumph over reason, with the fearful and the ignorant often shooting off their mouths about "truth".

          When Japan shut its reactors to see if they were "safe," the switch to fossil fuels - fuels that kill whenever they are used - was directly visible in the atmosphere that week.   The observatory at Mauna Loa recorded a 4.01 ppm pulse in CO2 over the same week of 2011.

          I'm sure Hansen is aware of it.

          Heckuva job anti-nuke.

        •  Truth... (1+ / 0-)
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          Something which anti-nukes, climate deniers, creationists, anti-GMOs, electromagnetically hypersensitive, alternative medicine people and anti-vaxxers (to name a few) all fail to recognize, even when it hits them in the face.

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