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By gzt (Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:56:28 PM EST) gzt, rationality, glasses, contacts, work, stuff, things (all tags)
...right now if they had scrapped the pound for the euro?


http://www.theamericanconservative.com/greenland-is-almost-burning/ I commented elsewhere on my amusement at some of the commenters being the exact sort of person mentioned in the article, right down to making use of their own private "facts" that are common in denialist rhetoric. Including my personal favorites, the implication that there hasn't been any warming since 1998 and the old canard about "global cooling" in the 1970s. For more on the 1998 thing, see here for why it is utterly wrong: http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-stopped-in-1998-intermediate.htm

As an aside, one thing I like about skepticalscience.com is that they do take the time to go through every bit of skeptical questioning that might come up. There is a distinct difference between skepticism and denialism! People like the man in the comments section are just looking for ways to be contrary and latching on to whatever rumors (1998! no consensus!) without a willingness to be corrected. Recently, I pointed somebody to the skepticalscience.com page and they said, "Well, but that's a pro-warming page...". No, it's a pro-science page, it just unfortunately happens to be case that science really is mostly in agreement. Anyway.

Today is so nice. I'm wearing jeans. I don't wear jeans when it's too hot out because they are steamy. They're a little tight right now.

Fark, I really need to finish off a couple things here. Okay, after the 1:30, I'm ignoring any e-mails and other distractions while I plow out a couple decks for presentations.

Okay, filling out claim form to get some of my reimbursement for the eye appointment and whatever. Not sure how much I'm supposed to get back. Then calling new landlord about stuff and things.

I might read through a bunch of things on lesswrong.com - why not? I haven't thought about rationality in a while.

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clean coal technology is more important than ever by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 03:06:55 PM EST
with summers getting hotter every year, energy demand is mounting. luckily, we have enough energy resources available to us right here in the united states to keep us air conditioned through centuries of global warming. 

please post as Ken M comment someplace by nathan (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:52:44 PM EST
TYIA

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kinda makes you weep for your country :( by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 06:43:55 PM EST
 

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you can clean coal in your washing machine by nathan (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 07:04:45 PM EST
Just not at the same time as you're cleaning your dishes ;)

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makes it soft so it doesnt break your teeth by the mariner (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 07:19:16 PM EST
 

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I know Ron Paul recently gave up on the Fed by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 04:00:40 PM EST
but never heard him admit that the gold standard would be worse than the Euro in every way.

Wumpus

And vice versa by fritz stelluto (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 04:36:56 PM EST
How much worse would the Euro be with the UK debt added to it...

It wouldn't matter at all looked at one way by dmg (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:41:31 PM EST
Since England (or to be more accurate the UK) would have ceased to exist as a meaningful political entity, it's sovereiginy being subsumed into the EU.

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The euro is a political project by dmg (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 05:37:07 PM EST
Not a financial one.
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yes by gzt (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:19:47 PM EST
a political project with dire financial problems.

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and dire political problems by gzt (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:20:12 PM EST
caused by dire financial problems

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