The charade thrown up here should make any reader shudder! How long to we have
to hear such nonsense?
Warning WarningMajor conniption fit imminent accompanied by blown
A DNews article suggesting a carbon tax, an easing of anti-union laws, a
financial speculation tax, and government investment in energy development.Amazing!
Climate change? The climate is always changing, always has and always will and
there is nothing you or I can do about it because we are not causing the
changes. Even if we could do something about it, the worst polluters in the
world (China and India) won't so we would only be wasting our time and our
economy! By the way, the ice on Lake Michigan is more than double what it was
last year and the polar ice is increasing rapidly because of increased cold.
Climate change is that we are getting cooler, not warmer, at least for now.
There is no crisis except in the minds of socialists and need more money (carbon
taxes) to advance their socialism!
The gist of this article is that government can solve all problems. Most folks
I know of acknowledge that they can't. I see the policies advanced in this
article as causing the very issues the writer wants to solve. Propping up the
markets with "QE" is only inflating returns and giving a false picture
of the economy, thereby causing the so-called income inequality. Those who can
afford to play the markets heavily derive the most returns because the market
isn't being allowed to do what it does. It's being propped up.
Carbon tax? So algorian. Taxing investments will only reduce investments and
the US is far from the worlds leader in carbon emissions. You don't get
"full-employment" with government jobs, you have to allow the economy to
actually recover so employers know what to expect and can grow at real markets
needs. Then you get economic recovery, and jobs.The article is
fully discredited, but it does offer a measure of comedic relief.
"the ice on Lake Michigan is more than double what it was last year and the
polar ice is increasing rapidly because of increased cold."Really? You are sincerely going to put forth another "Weather"
argument? Haven't you berated those on the left who do that?While I do believe that humans are contributing greatly to climate change, I
would never make a definitive statement as you have done.
JoeBlow. It was reported on the news yesterday that the amount of ice on lake
Michigan is nearly double this year compared to last year as is the amount of
polar ice. If you don't believe it check it out for yourself! Do you know
how cold it is in much of the US today? Weather is when its colder than usual
and "climate change" whenever its warmer than normal somewhere on the
This letter writer is exactly wrong.What climate change? Really --
what climate change? We had 40 years of decreasing temperatures to 1980, then
18 years of a slight increase, and now 15 years of flat temperatures. So what?
Nothing government does could change any of that.Income inequality
exists because people are unequal. They always have been, always will be. The
wealthy take nothing away from the poor, so exactly what is the concern?
Shouldn't the concern be to help the poor step upwards via a truly free
market system -- the only system proven to move people upwards economically.Government would do better to work on things it can actually change to
improve things like spending, taxes, and burdensome and unnecessary rules and
One doesn't have to make a definitive statement about anything this article
states to know that just because there is a problem doesn't mean we should
allow the socialist dreamers to move in, forget the problem, or define some
other "pressing" issue so as to redistribute wealth and ruin the very
system that allows wealth in the first place! What's next, fixing
universal intermittent star implosions? What do people do in their every day
work day to come up with this stuff?
Finally - a letter not patronizing or cow-towing the uber-far-right wing.I find it suspect how the DN chooses to publish it a slow news day
Well in the winter conservatives point out how cold it is locally, proving
global climate change is wrong and in the summer they bash and berate anyone
with the audacity to suggest the heatwave across entire continents would be
connected to man's fossil burning activities.I predict that
when the Koch brothers start selling solar panels, conservatives will AGAIN
believe in global warming as they did before the Koch campaign to quell the
carbon tax legislation was implemented.Mitt Romney" I don't
speak for the scientific community, of course. But I believe the world's
getting warmer. I can't prove that, but I believe based on what I read that
the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to
that ... so I think it's important for us to reduce our emissions of
pollutants and greenhouse gases that may well be significant contributors to the
climate change and the global warming that you're seeing.
Freedoms good: Mitt was trying to win an election just like BO. what is next?
Stopping the tides from occurring? They are mysterious aren't they?
Let's wack the moon in half and forget about the poor, the aborted,
millions dying at the hands of despots, and starving children in countries that
hate capitalism, the only system the world has ever known to alleviate such
trivial, according to the global warming enthusiasts, stuff!
Mtnman,I am not disputing your claim that the " ice on lake
Michigan is nearly double this year compared to last year as is the amount of
polar ice" Nor do I dispute that it is very "cold it is in
much of the US today?"I call that weather. Yes, there are some
who erroneously use a hot summer or a record temperature to bolster climate
change claims.I am not one of them. I only look at longer term
patters.We can always find those who use irrelevant data to support
their claims. Cant do much about them.What we CAN do, is to control
our own mis-use of information. See the difference?
Mountainman,I am sure you know the difference between weather in one
small part of the world and worldwide climate.banderson,No need to conflate the many social ills you describe with climate change.
They have little to nothing to do with one another. Nor does a recognition of
climate change disparage capitalism. Mitt was being honest and recognizing
science. It would have been better for some of his base not to.
JoeBlow. With all due respect to you and others who believe in man made climate
change, I respectfully suggest the long term evidence goes against man made
global climate change. I offer as my evidence that in 1999 we were
"warned" by what we were told was a "consensus of scientists"
(and Al Gore) that in 10 years, there would be no ice left at the poles and the
oceans would rise and flood many cities, etc, etc. All these years later, the
ice at the poles is actually increasing, (at least for now) and the oceans have
not risen to any significant degree. Therefore, the "consensus of
scientists" were wrong which is not surprising. Everything we think we know
about any science, including climate science, will eventually be proven to be
either completely wrong or at least very incomplete. As our grandparent's
science is to us, so will our science be to our grandchildren and any scientist
who tells us they have the final word on anything is no scientist!
Mtnman. Now, that is a much more reasoned argument.Admittedly,
scientists are certainly wrong quite a bit. But, I have seen nothing to replace
it that is not wrong more often. Have you?"any scientist who
tells us they have the final word on anything is no scientist!"I
agree to an extent. But I have seen that claim far more often in a religious
context than a scientific one. And been wrong more often.
My Graduate student son and I were talking last night.He made an
interesting observation.No high school degree = minimum wage.High school degree = minimum wage.College Associate degree = minimum
wage.Bachelor's degree = minimum wage + $5 and hour (or about were
minimum wage SHOULD be now - adjusted for inflation).So -- Where is the incentive to go to College, and go into debt $50,000 - just to
earn that someone with no skills and no eduction does?Even illegal
immigratns make more than college grads do today.Corporations have
been irresponsible, the "Free Market" has failed Society.It's about high time the Government steps and and regulates wages.
Hear hear comrades. Amazing a skilled blue collar worker can make more than a
college graduate. But then that is the Marxist model. Only the bourgeoisie
think the college graduate is worth more than the blue collar worker.No high school degree = minimum wage.High school degree = minimum
wage.College Associate degree = minimum wage.Bachelor's degree
= minimum wage + $5 and hourApparently the capitalist system is
working if this is true. Amazing the marxists point to Socialist countries and
yet never hold accountable for the uber rich in those countries.
The guy in the picture should be earning more than any stinking CEO, that's
for sure.I agree addressing income inequality needs to be on the top
of the political agenda for the next administration Seriously Open
Minded Mormon... the one thing we do NOT need today is the Government regulating
wages.===A picture like this points out one reason we
have income inequality. I don't think this guy ended up in his income
bracket because of some right-wing conspiracy. It was probably because of some
decisions he made in his life.When we pretend that we can do away
with income inequality... we are just lost in political rhetoric and up to our
neck in political coolaid.