Don Thayer

Falmouth, KY

Don Thayer 3 hours, 3 minutes ago on Julie Hagenbuch: Rhetoric is making America sick

I elected Republicans to repeal the ACA, primarily because it is an exercise of government control over the people. Geographically, the vast majority of America voted the same. Maybe you and the Democrat party should obey 'we the people' for once instead of lying (Obama, Democrats - about the ACA), manipulating, and bullying the rest of us.


Don Thayer 3 hours, 10 minutes ago on Julie Hagenbuch: Rhetoric is making America sick

Interesting bringing up the issue of impeachment due to improper behavior by our representatives. When Nixon was up, Republicans exercised integrity and sided against their President. When Clinton was up(impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice as the nation's top law enforcement official), Democrats gave us the finger.

And for the record, Democrats are losing at all levels of government nationwide. Their policies are NOT supported.

Governors - 33 R, 16 D, 1 Ind. Legislatures - 32 R, 12 D, 6 Split


Don Thayer 4 days, 1 hour ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

Seriously? WW 1 - Wilson. WW 2 - FDR. Korea - Truman. Vietnam - Johnson. 50000 + American dead in each. Korea and Vietnam (fairly modern wars), we weren't even allowed to go in and win. We sat there as targets, watching our own casualties mount. Reagan - Grenada(Really?). Bush 1 - Iraq (in and out quickly - VERY low casualties, 100 +). Bush 2 - Iraq (again, low casualties, 4000 - 5000)


Don Thayer 10 months, 2 weeks ago on Robert Stevenson: Creating better future

More CO2 means more plant life - that's science. Today, CO2 levels are near the lowest levels in Earth's history. CO2 levels today are basically where they should be compared to the last 400000 years. There's a good Wikipedia article showing charts, and lots of links:

To quote the science:

"Carbon dioxide concentrations dropped from 7,000 parts per million during the Cambrian period about 500 million years ago to as low as 180 parts per million during the Quaternary glaciation of the last two million years". - "7000 ppm" - long before mankind showed up.

"At current atmospheric pressures photosynthesis shuts down when atmospheric CO2 concentrations fall below 150 ppm and 200 ppm"

"Carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is essential to life and to the present planetary biosphere."

Other good scientific articles:

The science is out there, and, NO, not all climate scientists believe either all CO2 or all climate change is man-caused.


Don Thayer 1 year, 6 months ago on Mark Hartless: Co2 not dangerous

"CO2 increases plant life" is ridiculous? Check your science. The U S IS greener today than in the past, check the science.


Don Thayer 1 year, 6 months ago on Kevin Copeland: Response to earlier letter

So... is it true that the Earth is tilting more towards the Sun every year, has been for about 11000 years(since the end of the last Ice Age), and will continue to do so for another 1000 or so years? What happens to the Earth when it receives more direct sunlight this year than last year - and does so for about 12000 years before beginning to tilt away from the Sun again? Does it reliably become a little warmer every year for that 12000 year period? Can we reliably predict that, overall, the Earth will continue to become warmer every year - on average - for the next 1000 years, all else being equal?