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1 hour ago, inane said:

 

Stupid elitist scientists. 

"The report has been submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. Trump has yet to choose anyone to run that office; it remains one of the last unfilled senior positions in the White House staff." 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

"The report has been submitted to the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. Trump has yet to choose anyone to run that office; it remains one of the last unfilled senior positions in the White House staff." 

 

 

Add to that the Director of the Census Bureau.  The last one quit over TRUMP!! and co. budget cuts.  It all stems from the self fulfilling right-wing rhetoric that the Government is crap and inefficient, we need to cut the size of government.

 

Step one: Win on the "small Government" tactic.

Step two:  Freeze or cut funding either right away or after their tax cuts balloon the deficit.

Step three:  The program runs into trouble to do their job because the cuts impair their ability to properly staff, they cannot keep up wwith technology, etc.

Step four:  New candidates use the results of step three to campaign on the "small Government" tactic.

Repeat.

 

The Census Bureau saw their budget frozen in 2010.  Then the TRUMP!! administration cut their funding.  So the Census Bureau has less money than the last census in 2010 to count more people.  If you don't think this is a problem, then you haven't been paying attention.  The census influences numerous policy decisions going forward, including electoral districts.  But I guess one group doesn't really mind if the census is wildly inaccurate since that really only affects the plebs.

 

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/08/31/the-2020-census-may-be-wildly-inaccurate-and-it-matters-more-than-you-think/

 

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The 2020 Census may be wildly inaccurate—and it matters more than you think

 

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2 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

The Census Bureau saw their budget frozen in 2010.  Then the TRUMP!! administration cut their funding.  So the Census Bureau has less money than the last census in 2010 to count more people.  If you don't think this is a problem, then you haven't been paying attention.  The census influences numerous policy decisions going forward, including electoral districts.  But I guess one group doesn't really mind if the census is wildly inaccurate since that really only affects the plebs.

 

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2017/08/31/the-2020-census-may-be-wildly-inaccurate-and-it-matters-more-than-you-think/

yah Harper was on the same path up here too. A lot of people don't realize one of the things old Stevie cut out of the census was the "PALS" survey (participation and activity limitation survey) that tracked the type of disabilities people have and where they are. Why? if you don't have the data you can't hold the federal government to account for not providing services and accommodations its legally supposed to.  The "war on the census" is a big part of the neo-con playbook. 

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You know that you're being sold the Emperors clothes when the GOP cannot tell you why their tax cut are going to work this time when they failed to pay for themselves with a booming economy time and time again (See Kansas.  See W's tax cuts).

 

https://thinkprogress.org/ryan-brady-trump-tax-cuts-trickle-down-economics-3724da0d1e39/

 

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House Republicans were asked why trickle-down economics will work this time. They had no answer.

"The Bush tax cuts did not result in growth... why are you certain that this will be different?"

 

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2 hours ago, inane said:

lol

 

 

Perry is notoriously stupid. Here he is, more or less in a nutshell: (He really does believe the things he says in this video)

 

 

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7 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

You know that you're being sold the Emperors clothes when the GOP cannot tell you why their tax cut are going to work this time when they failed to pay for themselves with a booming economy time and time again (See Kansas.  See W's tax cuts).

 

https://thinkprogress.org/ryan-brady-trump-tax-cuts-trickle-down-economics-3724da0d1e39/

 

 

So then you're saying they won't be stealing investment from Canada?

 

That should be considered good news. You shouldn't be complaining.

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13 minutes ago, Harvey Spector said:

 

Are the North Korean’s accusing the US of flying over their territory?  If not, it’s nothing.  The US, and allies often have war maneuvers, don’t they?

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Ah, this is the best:

 

 

Douchenut had his account suspended briefly by an employee leaving Twitter. I mean he does violate the terms of use on a daily basis, so it's fitting. 

 

Here's the image:

 

DNrGRv0VQAAkds8.jpg

 

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11 hours ago, inane said:

 

Stupid elitist scientists. 

This story was written by politicians, not scientists.  Maybe they could be called former scientists. 

 

Sea levels were rising twice as fast during the 30s and 40s than in the last 20 years. In fact, in the last 2 years, they have fallen.

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18 hours ago, inane said:

 

Stupid elitist scientists. 

I was going to predict that the usual CC deniers will be along soon with their rebuttal. (Usually coming in the form of an official looking report, that when you do a little digging, turns out to be a geologist, or botanist in the pockets of big oil)

 

I see it's already happened. But for a little more in depth info:


http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

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It is "extremely likely" that human activities are the "dominant cause" of global warming, according to the most comprehensive study ever of climate science by U.S. government researchers.

The climate report, obtained by NPR, notes that the past 115 years are "the warmest in the history of modern civilization." The global average temperature has increased by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over that period. Greenhouse gases from industry and agriculture are by far the biggest contributor to warming.

 

Of course, the CC deniers in the Trump administration hold a similar view to those of the CDC Trump club:

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The findings contradict statements by President Trump and many of his Cabinet members, who have openly questioned the role humans play in changing the climate.

"I believe that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in an interview earlier this year. "There's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact."

 

The report begs to differ and offers bona fides:

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That is not consistent with the conclusions of the 600-plus-page Climate Science Special Report, which is part of an even larger scientific review known as the fourth National Climate Assessment. The NCA4, as it's known, is the nation's most authoritative assessment of climate science. The report's authors include experts from leading scientific agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Department of Energy, as well as academic scientists.

Stay tuned for the obligatory claim that these professionals are only saying this for the funding and/or to protect their jobs....

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22 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

I was going to predict that the usual CC deniers will be along soon with their rebuttal. (Usually coming in the form of an official looking report, that when you do a little digging, turns out to be a geologist, or botanist in the pockets of big oil)

 

I see it's already happened. But for a little more in depth info:


http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/02/561608576/massive-government-report-says-climate-is-warming-and-humans-are-the-cause

Of course, the CC deniers in the Trump administration hold a similar view to those of the CDC Trump club:

The report begs to differ and offers bona fides:

Stay tuned for the obligatory claim that these professionals are only saying this for the funding and/or to protect their jobs....

Or the fake science replies.

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Apparently, a Twitter employee on his last day, decided to shut down Trump's account.:lol:

 

I'm guessing it's not the first time Orange Julius Caesar has been "blocked" whilst sitting on the throne....B)

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13 hours ago, Ossi Vaananen said:

Ah, this is the best:

 

 

Douchenut had his account suspended briefly by an employee leaving Twitter. I mean he does violate the terms of use on a daily basis, so it's fitting. 

 

Here's the image:

 

DNrGRv0VQAAkds8.jpg

 

While I am no huge fan of Trump.. This was a childish move by the former employee and you can bet it will follow him/her around for a while.. Good luck getting another job specially in the tech/ IT industry. 

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