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And the sun will set in the West today. It has been evident for a long, long time that climate talks will go nowhere. Why? Because there are 6 billion people who want a decent life, a life akin to that of people in the developed world. And that kind of life takes energy. Not sometime in the future, right now. And the most accessible, dependable, low tech energy available is fossil fuels. So, that is what they use.

I recently saw a post on a climate article that gave the honest answer to what is necessary in order to lower the use of fossil fuels. Everyone, especially those in the developed world, has to lower their standard of living. Do you understand human nature enough to know why that is a non starter? And why any action that will really decrease the use of fossil fuels is a non starter? Everyone wants 'other' people to lower their standard of living.

As long as human population keeps growing, the new people will aspire to a higher standard of living, just as the current population does. Barring a miracle of some sort, it is time to start developing mitigation plans. A good one would be to push family planning. As part of that, education for women is a really good start. comment by usgoosht on U.S. climate envoy John Kerry: U.N. climate talks may miss target Oct 14, 2021 3:25 PM [GMT]
The marxist wing of the Democrat party seems to want to implement something like the 'social credit system' of the CCP in China. As if they *know* how people should behave, and think, and talk. Why? They claim it is for the benefit of society. But, let me ask you, do you really think that people of the ilk of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar know the answers to our country's problems? Or are even a source of answers to your personal problems?

If you do, hold up your hand. Hmmm. That explains how they got elected. That old saw that people get the government they deserve seems to still be true. comment by usgoosht on What do centrists really want from the Dem megabill? Oct 14, 2021 3:14 PM [GMT]
I wonder if "Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari" is willing to be on call when there are no officers to respond to calls?

How is this surprising? As part of their election campaign to get out the black vote, the Democrats demonized the police. That kind of thing has effects. And it demonstrates how ignorant our politicians and their party operators and handlers are.

Being a police officer is a tough job. They see, day after day, the underbelly of society, all of the worst behaviors of people. That wears. Every officer on the front lines should get at least an hour of psychological support every week. Not even therapy, per se, just a chance to dump the garbage in their heads to an attentive and non-judgemental listener.

Maybe they should also have a weekly serve at positive events so they can see the other side of society, the giving, caring, serving, sharing, enjoying side. comment by usgoosht on Phoenix PD ranks in freefall, recruits dwindle Oct 14, 2021 3:05 PM [GMT]
The pandemic is over in the US. Go look at and charts. For worldometer it is the seven day rolling average of cases and deaths, and for ourworldindata it is the cases and deaths default chart. comment by usgoosht on White House will open US land borders to vaccinated travelers Oct 13, 2021 7:00 PM [GMT]
All fluff, no substance. VP because of her gender and skin color, not because of any competence. comment by usgoosht on Kamala Harris denounces European explorers for ushering in 'wave of devastation' for Native Americans Oct 13, 2021 6:55 PM [GMT]
Right. It has nothing to do with a sign [1] that the US is ignoring the immigration laws of the nation.

1. 'A wink is as good as a nod'. comment by usgoosht on Mayorkas blames violence, 'pent-up thirst for relief' for migrant surge Oct 13, 2021 6:52 PM [GMT]
Another viral phenomenon like cabbage patch dolls. comment by usgoosht on The Davos crowd takes over COP26 Oct 13, 2021 6:46 PM [GMT]
Heh. We know that any terrorists that cross the border will be well funded. Cult of islam members from all over the world donate money to them because the koran says that donating money to jihadists is the second best thing a member of the cult can do. What is the first? Becoming a jihadi [1]. So, any jihadis who cross the southern border will not be the typical economic loser, they will be the luxury class of illegal border crosser. There are between 50k and 100k illegal border crossers who are never apprehended. But that is nothing to the hoi poloi of border crossers, who cross with no risk whatsoever because they can pay the Mexican gangs who manage the US border the money to ensure that they have an uneventful crossing.

1. The first? A direct quote from mohammed, the founder of the cult,- after what someone asked him what the second best deed was after becoming a member of the cult of islam: 'Engaging in holy war for allah.' comment by usgoosht on We have arrived, once again, at the What about terrorists?! aspect of border fear-mongering Oct 13, 2021 6:40 PM [GMT]
You'll find all kinds of low-carb advocates declaring that salt is not a problem. But, it is unequivocal that decreasing salt consumption lowers blood pressure. Try it. Stop adding any salt to food (you'll get all the sodium you need from your food if you are eating a nutritional diet) and decrease eating restaurant food (high salt, high sugar) and processed food (high salt, high sugar) and fast food (high salt, high sugar). Check your blood pressure before the month of abstention starts, and after. There will be a significant drop in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

But won't food taste bland? At first. But use spices (very healthy) to mask the fact that there is less salt added, and by the end of the month you will find restaurant food and processed food *way* too salty. comment by usgoosht on Biden asks food makers to crack down on salt Oct 13, 2021 6:33 PM [GMT]
They keep calling them progressives. Let's have some truth in advertising. They are regressives. What they aspire to is a central government setting mandates that require people to adhere to them. That is not progressive, that is regressive. A regression to a past of autocratic rulers decreeing how people should behave and what they should believe.

So, stop! comment by usgoosht on What do centrists really want from the Dem megabill? Oct 13, 2021 6:28 PM [GMT]

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