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I for one, enjoy your posts. Be glad you are watching the Rockies not my MN Twins. Ugh. No pitching.
My apologies Peter. It appears you have mistaken me for some one that gives a darn. No need for me to pick up Ken M.'s torch. He has done a fine job on his own.
Bret and Peter. Troll all you want. It makes no difference to me.
Sorry Peter, I have no dog in the hunt but in my opinion you have proved nothing regards Ken M. other then your insults could not provoke him into joining your silly little insult fest. Also it appears he has wisely chosen to move on from this thread.
Bret, I am all for free speech, but why would you post that disgusting you tube.
Ken, agreed on winter driving and agree on the positive potential should this happen. I am hoping as well that it speeds up CR14 work.
Towing companies may want to set up a satellite office along 14 to yank folks out of the ditch on those blowing and snowing days
Scott, I believe he is saying that if the Travis Rieder's of the world have their way there will be less children. China has already tried this experiment to a degree. Maybe you should contact the author of the article for clarification.
Scott, The statement regards cities being increasingly child-free was from the article and was not made by me.
"Yet our cities, increasingly child-free, are less a promise than a warning of what happens when children are regarded as a luxury. A city with no children is a harbinger not of a better future but of none at all."
Here is an interesting "solution" regards fighting climate change from Dr. Travis Rieder program director for Masters of Bioethics degree program at Johns Hopkins.
Trigger warning there is no math.
"For Travis Rieder, a philosopher at Johns Hopkins, the only possible answer to the question “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?” is a resounding no. (What the answer was to the question “Should we be having kids in the age of the atom bomb?” is left unstated.) Philosophers like paradoxes. Rieder, being no exception, proffers this one: “Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them.” But how do you persuade people to save humanity by helping it cease to exist? You guessed it: a tax. Rieder would have wealthy nations impose a progressive childbirth tax that increases with each additional child a family has. If you want less of something, you tax it; Rieder is adamant that he wants less humanity. It’s the only way to forestall inevitable ecological calamity. To save the planet by letting mankind go extinct: Such is the reductio ad absurdum of the sumptuarian (to coin a term) outlook. Framed this way it sounds ridiculous, yet there is a certain cold logic to it. Without children, you wouldn’t need airplanes to take them to Disney World, or cars to drive them to toy stores, or meat to feed them, or air conditioning to keep them cool. Reduce the one, reduce all the rest. No wonder the Left is so infatuated with cities these days. Yet our cities, increasingly child-free, are less a promise than a warning of what happens when children are regarded as a luxury. A city with no children is a harbinger not of a better future but of none at all."
I would add that having no children may be a solution to rising health care costs as well.
I would encourage all to read the entire article.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439581/air-conditioning-ban-puritan-sumptuary-laws?utm_source=jolt&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Jolt09012016&utm_term=Jolt
Little Ice Age
JUNE 5, 2015 / K. JAN OOSTHOEK
"The Little Ice Age was a period of regionally cold conditions between roughly AD 1300 and 1850. The term “Little Ice Age” is somewhat questionable, because there was no single, well-defined period of prolonged cold. There were two phases of the Little Ice Age, the first beginning around 1290 and continuing until the late 1400s. There was a slightly warmer period in the 1500s, after which the climate deteriorated substantially, with the coldest period between 1645 and 1715 . During this coldest phase of the Little Ice Age there are indications that average winter temperatures in Europe and North America were as much as 2°C lower than at present.
There is substantial historical evidence for the Little Ice Age. The Baltic Sea froze over, as did many of the rivers and lakes in Europe. Pack ice expanded far south into the Atlantic making shipping to Iceland and Greenland impossible for months on end. Winters were bitterly cold and summers were often cool and wet. These conditions led to widespread crop failure, famine, and population decline. The tree line and snowline dropped and glaciers advanced, overrunning towns and farms in the process. There were increased levels of social unrest as large portions of the population were reduced to starvation and poverty."
So said Alfred E. Neuman. "What, me worry
Most every thing I have read suggests that a little global warming is better for the majority of the earth's population than global cooling regardless of what or who is causing it.
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