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vt_investor 286 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 42 minutes ago Member since: Apr 29, 1999
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    Global Warming Based On Observed Evidence

    by trueallday Jan 24, 2015 6:50 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor 2 hours 42 minutes ago Flag

    Outdated?? did you even read the article that was published in November 2014?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Global Warming Based On Observed Evidence

    by trueallday Jan 24, 2015 6:50 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor 2 hours 48 minutes ago Flag

    I don't know about Caribou, but look for the National Geographic article with the title, "Polar Bear Numbers Plummeting in Alaska, Canada". Some quotes:

    "The species as a whole is decreasing in number,"

    "A large population of polar bears in Alaska and Canada has decreased by 40 percent since the start of the new millennium, new research shows."

    "nine groups, which live in places like northern Siberia, are little studied due to the remoteness of their locations and lack of funding."

    "The southern parts of the polar bear's range, such as the southern Beaufort Sea, are warming faster than the northern regions and are thus more susceptible to melting sea ice."

    "Polar bears in this region are declining because they use sea ice as hunting platforms to catch their primary prey, seals."

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Fidel Breaks his silence

    by springer_1994 7 hours ago
    vt_investor vt_investor 4 hours ago Flag

    "even though he distrusts politics in Washington."

    You and Fidel seem to have a lot in common! You should work together some more!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 26, 2015 11:14 AM Flag

    " The rest of us use REAL science and truth."

    Exact;ly, like the fact that we haven't had a frost in September here, whee i live, for at least 20 years. That's when the first frost always used to happen here, but no more. For the past 2 or 3 years, the first fall frost has been Halloween or later { Nov. 2, in 2014}. It's not much different across the northern tier, where the first frost used to be in September, and now is in November, or October. It's also why glaciers are much shorter than they were 20 years ago, some miles shorter, some completely gone. Of the 150 glaciers in Glacier National Park a century ago, only about 25 remain that are still larger than 25 acres, and all continue to retreat. About 3/4 of the 38 square miles covered by glaciers in Glacier National Park a century ago are now ice free.

    Those are a couple of the facts that even non-scientists can easily see. And REAL science and truth shows that there is only a single explanation for the cause of these easily seen observation, that works scientifically and mathematically. - and that is the amount of of CO2 that we, the members of all humanity, are adding to our atmosphere. at the rate of about 94 billion tons of CO2 every day.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Income Inequality The Result, Not The Cause

    by trueallday Jan 25, 2015 10:00 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 25, 2015 1:51 PM Flag

    50% is way too high, but a flat or nearly flat tax would fix a lot of problems. Get rid of loopholes and tax all income at about 20%, except for the first few thousand (maybe $7K per person).

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Oil Price Uncertainty Dooms US Oil

    by trueallday Jan 23, 2015 3:27 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 23, 2015 4:43 PM Flag

    The other problem for oil producers is that the demand for oil is flat world-wide, adn in the US, europe, adn Japan, demand is dropping. It's hard to made a good, dependable profit when the demand for your product is dropping.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Richard Muller in his own words--1

    by w.heinlein Jan 21, 2015 6:06 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 23, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    Lang, words mean something. There is a huge difference between,

    "climate is influenced exclusively by man"


    "Humans are almost entirely the cause"

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    OIl Drillers To Collapse 2Q

    by trueallday Jan 23, 2015 10:12 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 23, 2015 10:27 AM Flag

    The smart ones will do everything they can to save their money for 2 or 3 years from now, when the price of gas is back up to $4 or $5/gallon again, and they can again stat their old wells back up, and drill some new ones. That's the way these cycles always work. The Saudis just don't have enough oil or infrastructure to keep the prices this low by themselves.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Richard Muller in his own words--1

    by w.heinlein Jan 21, 2015 6:06 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 23, 2015 10:09 AM Flag

    Lang, i'm surprised! Have you not red any of the scientific literature? I've not seen any scientist publish a report that says, "climate is influenced exclusively by man", and I very much doubt that you could find any such such statment in any scientific publications on climate.

    There are certainly a number of natural influences on climate, including the output of the sun, the orbit and precession of the earth, and also things like jet streams, and ocean currents. The effects of all these things have been studied a number of times, and there are many published papers that show the influence of these things on our climate and weather. And about every one of those papers shows that mathematically none of those natural features can explain the temperature changes we are observing now, either alone, or all together.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 1:02 PM Flag

    Springer: "You couldn't pay off the debt in 50 years even if you confiscated the entire US populations combined wages and wealth. "

    That is absolutely false. Here are the numbers:

    Current debt $17.5 trillion
    2015 tax revenues: $3.5 trillion

    10% of $3.5 trillion = $0.35 trillion

    17.5 trillion/0.35 trillion = 50

    50 payments of 10% of our current tax revenues would completely pay off our current debt. Change the number as you wish (55% of taxes paid, and100 payments, for example). We can pay off our debt, if we really want to do that. I thought you were always telling us that we needed to cut benefits and services. wouldn't this be a good reason to do that? Are you now changing your mind and telling use that you want to protect benefits and services?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 12:47 PM Flag

    I sometimes have a hard time not visualizing Springer in the pot with the lobsters;

    "you have no proof"

    "the heat can only come from the sun"

    "this water was much warmer 100 million years ago"

    "there is no way humans could make this water any warmer"

    'you cant even tell whether this is part of a natural cycle or not"

    "typical lying fraud"

    "theories and conjectures are not proof"

    "you can't prove your case beyond doubt"

    "and likely won't in my lifetime"

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 12:36 PM Flag

    And nothing at all was paid off during Reagan's presidency. The national debt tripled during his 2 terms!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 12:30 PM Flag

    The price of a loaf of bread in terms of sheer owed amount is unequaled

    You can cry, wail and hide your head in the sand all you want, or you can look at the facts, stand up, look at the problem that we face, and decide to fix it. If you want to pay off the national debt, there is a way to do it. It just takes a little savvy, courage, and a willingness to stand up for one's country - things we should expect of all Americans.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 12:09 PM Flag

    In percent of gdp and wages, the debt after WWII was larger than the debt is now. We have not yet paid off the debt from WWII (or Korea, or Vietnam, , or the Mideast). The last time the national debt was zero was in the 19th century.

    But that doesn't mean that we couldn't pay off the debt, entirely, if w wanted to do that. Write your representatives and tell them you want to pay off the national debt, and that he should write a bill to add a 10% rider to the taxes collected to pay off the debt. If we did that we could COMPLETELY pay off the debt in less than 50 years. You were i the military, weren't you, and you did take at least your share of tax dollars? You do drive on tax funded highways, don't you? Maybe it's time to pay it back now.

    It all depends on whether YOU really want to pay if off or not.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 11:10 AM Flag

    Our current 17.5 trillion debt will do the same thing to our children and grandchildren that the highest ever debt (at the time) in in 1946 did to us. (It was even higher, then, in terms of wages and gdp).

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 22, 2015 10:49 AM Flag

    Let's wait and see how long it takes before they begin to discuss their top Republican priorities in Congress, which seem to include the economy, jobs, ISIS and terrorism, the debt and deficit, taxes, and probably immigration, too. They seem to have pulled back on discussing an abortion bill. Whee do they go next?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 21, 2015 5:18 PM Flag

    Total vetoes, by President

    Gerald Ford 68
    Jimmy Carter 31
    Ronald Reagan 78
    George Bush I 44
    Bill Clinton 37
    GWB 12
    Barack Obama 2

    Of course, it depends a little on how much work Congress does and how many bills they pass.

    If you are interested, the all time winners are Grove Cleveland, who vetoed 584 bills that reached his desk during his 2 terms, and FDR, who vetoed 635 bills during his 4 terms.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 21, 2015 2:39 PM Flag

    Probably not. In the past, it was the Republicans, like Teddy Roosevelt, who were the progressives.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 21, 2015 12:14 PM Flag


    Only 36% of registered voters even turned out to vote, and only about half of them voted for those who won. Who know what the other 2/3 who didn't vote think = although it's clear that many of them don't care much at all.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    GOP's Keystone vision is clear

    by unclefulbert Jan 21, 2015 9:12 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 21, 2015 11:35 AM Flag

    Not sure why Y! deleted my post, so i'll try again.

    That's not the case, Lang. There was a water infrastructure bill that passed Congress and was signed by the president last year. It required American made components for various water projects. And NAFTA does not tell builders what they can or can't use in their projects. NATA simply states that there will be no duties charged for materials that are taken across our international borders in North America.

    Sentiment: Hold

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