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muffdad1 7 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 5, 2016 8:33 AM Member since: Jan 30, 2006
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  • muffdad1 muffdad1 Feb 5, 2016 8:33 AM Flag

    This is just the latest reason why the US Presidential election voting is important to get right. There should never, ever be any question about the wisdom of electing liberals or socialists to the highest office that the Free World has to offer. Income redistribution is sure to follow.

    Paraphrasing the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, "These policies will fail, since we eventually will run out of other people's money." When hard-working men and women have assets/earnings confiscated by non-market oriented political leaders and when these assets/earnings are then re-distributed to the idle (and often deliberately lame), EVERYONE LOSES.

    A definition of insanity is repeating that which does not work with the expectation that it will work this one time. In simple English, this is what the problem is with liberalism (as practiced in the US) and socialism.

  • muffdad1 muffdad1 Jan 28, 2016 7:39 AM Flag

    Those who proclaim Climate and/or Environmental Calamity (no matter how far fetched) are truly ratings gold for programs such as Good Morning America.

  • muffdad1 muffdad1 Jan 27, 2016 7:40 AM Flag

    Anyone wish to fathom/hazard a guess regarding where the rogue code came from?

  • muffdad1 muffdad1 Jan 6, 2016 8:14 AM Flag

    B1g, thank you for sharing the last two posts. In my considered opinion, this is what the citizens of the US (and the world) receive when we have Rank Amateurs steering the ship of state. The US must lead!!

    While I don't know any of the details of what the executed Ayatollah had done in Saudi Arabia, this man was put to death along with several dozen Sunni Muslims who had ties to either ISIS or Al Qaeda. The Saudis appear (at this stage of the game) to recognize that both radicalized Sunnis (e.g., ISIS and Al Qaeda) and radicalized Shiites (e.g., Hezbollah) are a problem writ large.

    The failure of the Obama Administration to build upon the success of the Arab Spring in Tunisia plus to ignore the horrors extant in Libya and Syria have left a massive mess for the next POTUS to figure out.

    In addition, we are learning of the apparent actual Benghazi facts from three men (who were there) in a new film. Had an ambassador been killed on the Bush-43 Watch, I am confident that the Mainstream News Media would not have let go of it (more than three years after the fact).

    It is almost beyond belief what North Korea is alleged to be getting away with. While the North continues to make incremental progress, what are China, Russia, the UN, the US, et al. waiting for? As long as the North is able to do indigenous R&D (with possible nudges from Iran and Pakistan), at some point the North will want to deploy what they have built/achieved. By the time a large, Western City is in smoldering ruins, it will then be too late to put this genie back in the bottle.

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    OT: EPA's Clean Power Plan

    by lewis_whokeyser Jan 2, 2016 11:55 AM
    muffdad1 muffdad1 Jan 3, 2016 1:45 PM Flag

    As long as the Democrats continue to win Presidential Elections, the US EPA and other regulatory agencies are likely to continue to act in this arrogant fashion. In a recent discussion with a wise friend of mine, it is his (and my) considered opinion that there is outright contempt for the US Constitution. Why deal with the US Congress when you can do something like this via fiat?

    With the attitude that "We are always right and you are always wrong", rational discussion with these "know-it-alls" is impossible. As a result, there is only one solution to this problem. We must ensure that the Democrats neither win the Presidential Election nor that the Democrats regain control of the US Congress (in the balloting to occur later this year).

  • muffdad1 muffdad1 Dec 29, 2015 7:46 AM Flag

    Drs. Michaels and Knappenberger are to be commended for doing this work.

    A point of information is that their affiliation is with the Cato Institute. Had these men been working at the university-level in this country, these men (to a reasonable degree of certainty) would not be on tenure-track. In Climate Science, it is unfortunate that those who do not agree with "the prevailing wisdom" often cannot secure grants and other forms of positive achievement/notoriety required for receiving tenure.

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    "A Nuclear Paradigm Shift?"

    by sponge_bob_is_no_square Dec 2, 2015 10:34 AM
    muffdad1 muffdad1 Dec 2, 2015 1:35 PM Flag

    Lewis, we need to define the acronym LNT. It stands for linear no threshold. Also, I'm not sure which Mr. Allison is referred to in the third paragraph.

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