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    You are at your comedic best this evening.
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    Just finished reading Alex's new book and I highly recommend it. (his previous work, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is also a good read, but this one is more clear.) https://www.amazon.com/Fossil-Future-Flourishing-Requires-Gas-Not My review: The central premise of this book is that our "knowledge system" surrounding fossil fuels and its environmental impacts suffers from an "anti-impact" framework instead of a "human flourishing" framework. In general, what he's getting at is that most environmentalists and the general zeitgeist of our time are not really opposed to fossil fuels as much as they are opposed to anything that may impact the environment - positively or negatively. Which means they are really opposed to human development. Because human development necessarily involves making our environment a better place to live. Because of this, he refers to this framework as "anti-human", which I think is a proper way to frame the discussion. As a contrast, he lays out a "human flourishing" framework to view the same science based on not only negative side effects of energy sources, but the immense positive benefits of these sources. Low cost energy in the "empowered world" has led to a 98% reduction in climate-related deaths over the last 100 years. Besides that, the time we have saved from fossil-fueled machine power has benefited us in a myriad of scientific advancements that would have otherwise been impossible. Air is cleaner, water is cleaner, less of our time is used in finding food, and our standard of living is higher than kings just a few hundred years ago. Meanwhile, those in the "unempowered world" are still suffering from a lack of low-cost energy. He acknowledges the side-effects of burning fossil fuels and using nuclear energy, but demonstrates that even in those cases, these energy sources provide a great deal of "climate mastery" that allows us to overcome those side-effects for the benefit of human flourishing.
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    Today, 04:38 PM
    It would be an easier argument to make if the U.S. government hadn't funded the research. Of course, we could save a few for them...
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    Today, 04:16 PM
    The Future w/ Michael Malice - Part Of The Problem 894 On this episode of Part Of The Problem, Dave and Michael discuss their concerns for the future, from the dramatic raid on Donald Trump's home, to the impact it will have on the upcoming election. We also hear about the Media backlash to the trumpianisim that is surging in American politics. This Episode Was Recorded On 8.15.22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrLq3GwljI
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    The Future w/ Michael Malice - Part Of The Problem 894 On this episode of Part Of The Problem, Dave and Michael discuss their concerns for the future, from the dramatic raid on Donald Trump's home, to the impact it will have on the upcoming election. We also hear about the Media backlash to the trumpianisim that is surging in American politics. This Episode Was Recorded On 8.15.22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shrLq3GwljI
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    Today, 03:35 PM
    From what I've heard, they say he couldn't be on the ballots. What if he told everybody to write him in?
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    Today, 03:19 PM
    What prize do you suggest? Shall I give her her gender back?
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    Today, 02:48 PM
    Well, at least he was a brilliant Alpha useful idiot.
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    https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1559631370607017985
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    Today, 02:38 PM
    You talked about the conspiracy, I talked about the conspiracy, you posted a screed about the jab itself. The jab was just an ingredient of the conspiracy. Yes, it could be developed privately. I still maintain it would never have gotten into as many arms as it did without government. Whine all you want about how uncooperative I become when you want me to digress with you and get lost in minutiae.
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    Today, 02:16 PM
    I disagree. I'm inclined to give Trump himself much more of the "credit" for his being such a disappointment. As for Biden, I'm not entirely confident he is even always aware that he is the President.
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    Today, 01:34 PM
    Uh, you know, that isn't exactly what that word means...
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    Irrelevant? It was the keystone of your whole arch, and it was made of styrofoam. That's not my fault. You put all that energy into digressing. I couldn't tell how your response related to the post you quoted at all.
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    Today, 01:22 PM
    I doubt Biden's handlers would allow him to oversee so much as the flower arrangements in the Rose Garden. let alone taking down a former President.
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    Today, 12:57 PM
    That's the name of the globalist agenda that's causing the collapse.
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    Today, 11:12 AM
    Maybe. But it appears he didn't. Coulda shoulda woulda aside, he has no power to do it now. Your loophole doesn't seem to have been used before it closed. He could have used it? So? He didn't have the foresight or the sense to do that. Too bad so sad.
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    Today, 11:06 AM
    No, it was discovered by scientists. It (not this strain in the jab, which isn't hardly the only form of it) was designed by God. Absolutely none of which has any bearing on the topic. Trump didn't start all this? I agree, and PAF probably does too. He said Trump started and funded all this at the bottom of an article talking about the production and distribution of this jab, and efforts to make it mandatory. It hadn't gotten far enough for him to have anything to do with the attempt to make it mandatory before he left office, no. But he had quite a bit to do with getting it to that point.
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    Today, 10:21 AM
    I've seen plenty of proof government funding has been driving it for quite some time. Just how far do you think it developed without government help, and can you prove it? Hell, both DNA/RNA/mRNA and graphene research have been getting government funding for decades. Without these things, the conspiracy couldn't even have been conceived. The Bible says love of money is the root of all evil. As long as government can steal money, I don't suppose it'll stop attracting evil. But at least if we stop letting it create currency out of thin air, there will be resistance to the theft. This is why I have a problem with the vote GOP to slow the growth of this evil narrative. The GOP either can't figure out the best way to do that, or just doesn't care to do it.
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    Today, 10:14 AM
    Rome didn't burn in a day.
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    Today, 10:06 AM
    You think they could have and would have without government? I can't say it's impossible. But Bill Gates made billions of of this, maybe even a trillion. And that happened because of government. Government bought all of that poison, at least here in the U.S. Government paid to have it developed. If it weren't for that, Gates might have had to choose between that project and buying up all that farmland. As it is, the one financed the other. Here you are saying it could have happened without government, and here's how I wish government had stopped it. This from someone who has touted the "vote x to slow the decay" line. Well, obviously government has no interest in stopping evil, so that's a pipe dream. What better way to slow it than to cut off the money, so government can't make evil so darned profitable? Because these psychos love making money off their evil, as it ensures they can keep it up. And it helps them sell their schemes to whatever stockholders they have to deal with. If there's one thing conservatives in this nation can learn from Ron Paul and really take to heart that could still save America, it's this: Compromising your principles long enough to deal with the emergency before us is never a good idea. Ever. It encourages government to create emergencies. The only sure way to eliminate the cockroach infection is to burn down the house. Bad analogy? Remember, you're suggesting bombing China. WWIII, anyone? I never got rid of cockroaches that way. I have, however, gotten rid of them by combining less drastic actions with starving them out. Stop feeding them. And these psychos have absolutely no greater source of sustenance than big, fat governments.
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    Today, 09:56 AM
    The Conservative's Paradox Carl discusses why Conservatives are at a constant disadvantage when arguing against the left, and what can be done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ6vHvw1g-U
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by acptulsa on 07-02-2017 at 08:46 AM
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So, you take a sniff, mistake an anti-Fed argument for a minimum wage argument, and jump off board? Do you think victims of inflation and the systematic destruction of manufacturing jobs should be stripped of the right to vote, but corporations should get to vote even though they are things, not people? You say government is the problem, not the corporations, but I don't see you acknowledging who or what it is that is paying the lobbyists to make the particular bribes they make.

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by acptulsa on 06-15-2016 at 10:08 AM
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Hat tip to Suzanimal for the following:

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Did a delay in response give the gunman more time? Cops face questions over why it took three hours for SWAT teams to storm Orlando nightclub as police chief admits officers may have shot some of the VICTIMS

...Police Chief John Mina has also admitted that some of the victims may have been hit by officers' gun fire.

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We're So Lucky to Have Such Great Choices

by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:16 AM
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I just can't decide who to vote for in the presidential race. They're both just so perfect! I can't believe it. Things are just going so well I never considered firing the president, but this Romney guy is just such a temptation!

Romney promises us more war. Obama promised us just the opposite, but that's ok, because he saw Dubya's two wars and raised us three police actions. I think that's a wonderful thing, and can't wait for the next one. I heard somewhere that with six you

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by acptulsa on 09-23-2012 at 10:14 AM
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Once upon a time, there was a thing called the Interstate Commerce Commission. It was founded to prevent kamikaze capitalism amongst railroads in a day when their efficiencies and primitive technology pretty much guaranteed them a monopoly in viable transportation.

The best thing Reagan did, in my opinion, and the one time I felt some hope for a moment that he would prove to be the libertarian he claimed to be, was when he abolished this bureau. But it was a decade too late to save

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by acptulsa on 06-26-2011 at 08:29 AM
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'What your daddy did to you was abuse.'

'How dare you talk that way about my daddy?!'

What has it to do with politics? Everything. Politicians piss us off, then try to misdirect our anger 'across the aisle' to people who are fundamentally exactly the same, but wear a different party label. The game is age old, but still works.

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