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pilodialcyst 472 posts  |  Last Activity: 10 hours ago Member since: Apr 7, 2004
  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 10 hours ago Flag

    Absolutely not. What an individual does, i.e., unethical behavior, does NOT have an impact on the findings of so many climate scientists. And the individual's unethical behavior STILL does not give Heartland Institute any credibility.

    The deception of otherwise stupid people continues. Most right wing conspiracy and climate change denial lunatics try to make climate change or global warming and the deniers as a one for one argument. THAT is truly unethical. Tens of thousands of climate scientists are very clear about global warming, while only a handful of paid shills and front organizations for right wing fright mongers actually claim that no global warming exists. And they do it with NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 12 hours ago Flag

    You're confused.

    The Heartland Institute is nothing more than a propaganda front for the far right. What the scientist did was indeed unethical, but that does not, in any way, give the Heartland Institute any credibility. Ethical conduct is not dependent on the dubious nature of another entity. Unethical conduct is still unethical conduct, regardless of whether it is done on a fake front like Heartland.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 12 hours ago Flag


    The Heartland Institute. A propaganda front for far right wing conspiracy fear mongers.

    Have to do far better if you want to demonstrate evidence of global "pause".


    Actually, telling the deniers that they are wrong is a sad commentary on how much damage is really being done to our environment.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Why MO should buy SABMiller

    by yayankee1 Sep 17, 2014 2:26 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst 16 hours ago Flag

    Yes. But it makes no sense to increase share in Miller. Miller never made any money for MO.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Why MO should buy SABMiller

    by yayankee1 Sep 17, 2014 2:26 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 17, 2014 2:51 PM Flag

    Nope. MO used to own Miller. I worked for Miller for 25 years. MO unloaded Miller just as I retired in 2002. Working for Miller in the 70s 80s and 90's was a great way to accumulate wealth because we got MO stock every year, until Reagan cut that off. Still could buy as much as we wanted.

    In 2014, Miller is now Coors and Altria is losing smokers to death and old age. Most people under 50 don't smoke. MO is on a downward spin

  • EVERY GOPedophile Senator voted against the Equal pay bill for women. Sane women far outnumber the older insane women that are sycophants to their "biblical" male superiors.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Obamacare is STILL on a winning streak...

    by pilodialcyst Sep 16, 2014 2:48 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 17, 2014 5:58 AM Flag

    Each and EVERY budget submitted by Paul Ryan called for Medicare to become a voucher program, AND the elimination of Social Security. No parroting. It was just the lunacy of Any Rand philosophy that was elected to congress by the lunatics in WisKochsin.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Obamacare is STILL on a winning streak...

    by pilodialcyst Sep 16, 2014 2:48 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 16, 2014 4:42 PM Flag

    We paid for Medicare, and Social Security. The notion that the GOP would want to slash and kill both programs demonstrates that old people really do not know that the GOP is very bad for them, and the rest of America.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Droolers, remember when you clowns said premiums would double, no triple, as Obamacare kicked in.


    That is one of many reasons you drooling, GOPedophile loving, old white guys are considered to be so stupid.

    Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America's uninsured problem.

    The latest numbers come from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which polled more than 27,000 people during the first three months of the year. Forty-one million U.S. residents, or 13.1 percent, were uninsured during the quarter when benefits started to kick in for people who signed up for coverage into private insurance or Medicaid via the Obamacare exchanges or elsewhere.

    That's the lowest number and percentage of uninsured people since the CDC started using this version of its survey in 1997. It's also down 3.8 million people and 1.3 percentage points from the end of 2013.

    The Affordable Care Act's impact on the uninsured actually is understated by the CDC survey. More than 30 percent of Obamacare's 8 million private health insurance enrollees signed up in March or later. That means their benefits wouldn't have kicked in by the end of the third quarter, so a portion of them wouldn't have had coverage by the time of the CDC poll.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 15, 2014 3:18 PM Flag

    The Fox News Liars would not run it either. Their demographic (old white people) never buys anything. They just look for free government catheters....less painful!!!!


    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 15, 2014 2:17 PM Flag

    You've been duped again, idiot.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • That decision is falling entirely to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

    So too, probably, will the prosecution of a case if one proceeds.

    So far, county prosecutor Robert McCulloch has convened a grand jury to hear the evidence against Wilson without telling the jurors which charges he thinks should apply.

    It’s at best difficult for local prosecutors to bring police officers to justice, and at worst impossible.

    In the wake of Brown’s death, as well as the recent choking of Eric Garner by police in Staten Island, it is a good time to consider taking certain charging and prosecuting decisions away from local district attorneys and placing them in the hands of special or federal prosecutors.

    Local prosecutors in this country have absolute discretion over whom to charge, what charges to file, and how to proceed with cases. The responsibility is especially fraught when the subject of a potential indictment is a police officer. No group of people is more important and closely linked to prosecutors than the local officers with whom they work.

    Police are responsible for arrests, for investigations, and for gathering evidence. In many cases, like crimes involving drug possession, or when there are no other witnesses, a conviction hinges entirely on testimony and evidence presented by police. Staying on good terms with law enforcement is a prosecutor’s only chance of getting the evidence and cooperation needed to secure convictions in her hundreds of other cases. And although not official policy, conviction rates are key to advancement in many prosecutor’s offices.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 11, 2014 3:13 PM Flag

    The shot that killed the kid entered through the top of his head. Still no result from the county coroner.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • The murderer is STILL on the taxpayer dole. In the past week, new witnesses to the killing of Michael Brown have come forward publicly. Crucially, two construction workers who were on the scene did not previously know Brown or his family—and they say he had his hands up when police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot him.

    Not only that, this isn't something they've started saying only since hearing other witnesses describe the scene; a video shows the men standing and watching the immediate aftermath of the killing, with one of them raising his hands, apparently echoing what he'd just seen:

    "He had his f**n hands up," one of the men says in the video.
    The man told CNN he heard one gunshot, then another shot about 30 seconds later.

    "The cop didn't say get on the ground. He just kept shooting," the man said.

    The other worker agrees that Brown had his hands up. The two men did not see what happened when Brown and Wilson first crossed paths, but were about 50 feet away from Wilson when he began shooting.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 11, 2014 7:44 AM Flag

    Bush got it horribly wrong on all counts, especially the 5000 dead in Iraq. If he "got it right" you MUST forget that he lied and lied and lied to the American people about Iraq. Saddam had nothing to do with terrorism. Bush was drunk and high on cocaine, when Cheney persuaded the drunk to gin up America. War as a foreign policy principle by draft dodging cowards is laughable.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 11, 2014 6:59 AM Flag

    We now know the cause of the shift in the jet stream that is causing the polar vortices. The Arctic Ocean is generating tremendous heat now that the ice is gone for most of the year. It is the most direct evidence of global warming and climate shifts.... so far. It is just the first on many more that are present but need more compelling evidence.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 11, 2014 6:49 AM Flag

    Yes. And that should scare the bejebus out of you. The factors that contributed to CO2 levels were well known,i.e., vulcanism, and an atmosphere created from comet and meteor impacts over 3.5 billion years before the baseline of 400 million. We have been in a geologic 'rest period' for 15,000 years and plate tectonics have been quiet. We are also well aware of the CO2 build up beginning in the dawn of the Industrial Age. CO2 level increase and atmospheric temperature increase go hand in hand. CO2 specifically reflects heat back to earn. And In my view, we are well past the stopping point. By the end of this century, we will be seeing mass extinction which includes our decedents.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Sep 10, 2014 10:18 AM Flag

    Old geezers.

    The polar vortex is coming again this week. Wisconsin and Texas are in for brutal winter. As the Arctic Ocean warms, and with so much less ice, the heat is altering the jet stream.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • One of the most robust scientific findings is the direct connection between global warming and more extreme deluges. Scientists have observed a sharp jump in monster one- and two-day rainstorms in this country.

    The 2014 National Climate Assessment (NCA), which is the definitive statement of current and future U.S. climate impacts, notes, “The mechanism driving these changes is well understood.”

    The congressionally-mandated report by 300 leading climate scientists and experts, which was reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences, explains:
    Warmer air can contain more water vapor than cooler air. Global analyses show that the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere has in fact increased due to human-caused warming…. This extra moisture is available to storm systems, resulting in heavier rainfalls. Climate change also alters characteristics of the atmosphere that affect weather patterns and storms.

    That final point from our leading scientists is very important.

    The worst deluges have jumped not merely because warmer air holds more moisture that in turn gets sucked into major storm systems. Increasingly, scientists have explained that climate change is altering the jet stream and weather patterns in ways that can cause storm systems to slow down or get stuck, thereby giving them more time to dump heavy precipitation.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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