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The irony of citing the 'global cooling' talking point in this reply is beautiful for 2 reasons. First, see Buckeye I.I.C.'s reply below. It was maybe a very small number of scientists who supported this. It was based on sound evidence at the time, it was just the prediction that it might continue that was incorrect:
"The story observed – accurately – that there had been a gradual decrease in global average temperatures from about 1940, now believed to be a consequence of soot and aerosols that offered a partial shield to the earth as well as the gradual retreat of an abnormally warm interlude." - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-global-cooling-story-came-to-be/
And secondly, once it was determined that that theory was incorrect, it was discredited. From this, you should be able to see that if the same was true of what is predicted now, then global climate change would also become a discredited theory. That's how this weird science thing works.
But all of the above aside, I just don't understand what the downside is to getting off fossil fuels. Honestly, I really enjoy having to feign support for a country full of fanatics that beheads people and won't let women drive and was by most accounts as responsible for 911 as any other. And the pollution. I love that shit too. Who cares that it literally kills and makes sick millions around the world. You can literally see China's smog from space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YOz9Pxnzho
I'm not saying we could snap our hands and be off fossil fuels tomorrow. I'm saying we've had to drag people like you kicking and screaming at every little investment or effort we've ever tried to make in this direction for the last 30 or so years, and had that not been the case, if we had truly put our money, human inginuity, etc to work over that time, we could have already had a solution by now. Instead we just get people complaining that there are a couple scientists, mostly funded by industry, that either deny or are not convinced it's man-made: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/21/climate-change-denier-willie-soon-funded-energy-industry
Good, I hope they put his statue back up too. The more they roll around in this filth, the more people are reminded of Penn State "standards" and "morals."
Nice. Then I'll assume it's actually scarlet.
Cardale didn't come to play school. He came to own it! So awesome to see how much he's grown.
On a side note, the name 'Cardale' prompts a red underline denoting incorrect spelling of a word. I would humbly suggest an exception be added to the code so this is no longer the case, if it's not too difficult. Least we could do to honor him, IMO.
Love it, but "Little Bosa" is an oxymoron.
Me at the snap of EZE's last TD run: Why are they snapping the ball with 15 seconds still on the play clock?? THIS IS SO STUPID. I AM ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS. Wait... Go! GO!!! GO!!! TOUCHDOWN!!! I'M SO HAPPY!!! I'VE NEVER BEEN MORE HAPPY IN MY LIFE!!!
Seasons 6, 7, and 8 already did enough damage.
Don't drink anymore, but when I did, I used to go with this every time we played these assholes:
AKA Ann Arbor Island.
Percentage of random group of 1000 people who were spanked who think they "turned out alright": ~99%
If you polled those same people on whether they would judge that all the other people from that same group "turned out alright": much lower, probably around 50-60%
My point is that this is all very subjective. People who like spanking say they were spanked and that it made them a better person and point to other people they judge as good, who were also spanked, as further proof. But they ignore the undoubtedly numerous others who were spanked, and yet still turned out to be shitheads. And as confident as they are that spanking made them better people, it is impossible for them to know how they'd have turned out if alternative discipline techniques had been applied to them instead.
There are obviously a ton of people who were not spanked and grew up to be good people. So to me, the real question is not at all whether or not spanking is effective. The real question is, is it necessary? The fact that many people were not spanked, yet still grew into productive members of society, proves it not necessary. So my question is, why not focus our attention on developing effective parental discipline strategies and techniques that don't involve committing violence of any degree against children, since as stated, it's clearly not necessary?
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I upvoted this. Anyone feel free to downvote this comment. I deserve it.
My initial reaction is to cringe at hearing his name in the same sentence as the word 'ma(i)ze,' but this is pretty damn cool.
I'm fine with how much they ran him overall. It's a vital part of our offense. But I do agree with you in some instances. Specifically in this game, at the end of the first half when we were just running the clock out, they had Barrett run up the middle. Entirely unnecessary and no excuse for the risk, in my opinion.
Interesting to think about for sure. Could have cost us the 2002 Championship, but also might have allowed us to win one in 2005. Would have loved another shot at Texas that year.