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Friday, April 8. 2022
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The day the big asteroid hit
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NYT's Top Editor Orders Reporters To "Meaningfully Reduce" Twitter Usage As Musk Joins Company's Board
‘Okay Groomer’: Megyn Kelly Slams Transgender Push On Her Third Grader, Says ’It’s Like They Are Trying Recruit’
Fox News Reporter Benjamin Hall Lost Limbs and One Eye No Longer Works After Ukraine Attack
Fatal Police Shootings and Race: A Review of the Evidence and Suggestions for Future Research
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Says He’s Chartering Buses To Send Illegal Immigrants To Washington D.C.
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Megyn was on Bill Maher's show not too long ago discussing the racial indoctrination that her kids were undergoing. They were equally appalled.
When Bill Maher and Megyn Kelly agree that something is seriously amiss, well...
well…the second coming of Christ can’t be to far over the horizon.
I notice that Me-Again Kelly has a way of sniffing out popular waves and riding them to the Center of Attention. The stories always seem to be vehicles.
The Democrats have been preying upon the youngest among us via abortion for quite some time. There was a time, however, that the kids seemed to get a bit of a grace period from them if they managed to survive the Planned Parenthood gauntlet. I don’t know what the kids did to them but that grace period is no more.
Re stuck container ship - I sailed those waters as a kid. I can't imagine how a ship got that far out of the shipping lane leaving Baltimore harbor. All the locals knew that area had sandbars that shifted from year to year. Interesting that after a month the Coast Guard has not offered any explanation either.
It was under the control of the harbor pilot and I would imagine there is a pretty furious Incident Investigation going on in the background. Shippers have a storied reputation of being good at keeping their mouth shut, because of the colorful history of shipping-related litigation. They have a lot of practice and hard experience to draw from. A case like this is going to mean a whole lot of money changing hands involuntarily.
>NYT's Top Editor Orders Reporters To "Meaningfully Reduce" Twitter Usage As Musk Joins Company's Board
I've never understood why media companies put up with it in the first place. The reporters are openly trying to build independent brands while on the payroll. Worse, often doing so in a way that directly tarnishes the company's brand.
How cold do we have to make the climate, in order to stop this dangerous cooling?
Grooming children by pedophiles is not new, that is what the priest sex scandal was all about. Gay men flocked to the priesthood so they could have unfettered access to boys. Now gays and lesbians are flocking to teaching so they can have access to school children. What seems to be new is the open and in your face support by Democrats. I assume to try to keep pedophiles voting for them. It is strange times.
I agree with scientists and journalists that damaging cold weather is caused by climate change.It is a simple concept that fossil fuels and humans can't cause both warming and cooling.
That's false, and a fundamental misunderstanding of climate science, and science generally for that matter. A simple counterexample is a summer thunderstorm: Though the surface warms as a whole in the summer sun, some areas may experience a dramatic cooling, even ice hail.
Global warming is expected to result in more extremes in weather, as well as a disruption of air and ocean currents, which can result in some regions becoming cooler, even as the Earth's mean surface temperature increases. Nor does warming mean there will never be records lows. What is expected is that the distribution of temperatures will be more spread out, and the ratio of records highs to record lows will be greater than one.
That’s what’s been happening in climate forever?
I apologize to the rest of you for feeding the pet troll.
Source: my studies through 22 years of public education and +60 years of experience.
That's ok. (((Zachriel))) has no training in this subject, has no understanding of this subject, and is perpetually wrong.
Another day and you still repeat the lies about Global Warming. You got proven wrong just yesterday, and you ran away without addressing any of your errors, but you're back repeating the same nonsense.
Of course this time it's couched as what AGW claims, not what's actually happening. That's a nice change.
Franknbean: That’s what’s been happening in climate forever?
Well, let's start with the claim at issue, that overall warming implies warming everywhere. That's a false claim, regardless of the source of warming. Do you disagree?
DrTorch: ((( . . . )))
Again, we note the continued use of the anti-Semitic triple parentheses.
If you're going to "start" somewhere, then do so with the questions you failed to address yesterday, or over the past years that you've followed me on the internet.
You're always lecturing people with your false narratives, and you always run away when you're cornered and shown to be wrong.
This seemed so (((stupid))) I just had to look it up - other than the linked to Wikipedia. Wikipedia, the website so good, that there is not a reputable college that allows for the citing of it. This is left wing quackery. The made up usage started in 2016. Are you kidding me? The left began losing what was left of their collective minds in 2016. Hmmmm. What else happened in 2016?
B. Hammer: This seemed so (((stupid)))
Repeating the anti-Semitic meme doesn't render it less repugnant.
(((Quibble-DickZ))) be repulsed by made-up symbols and made-up meanings.
Quick get me a Tiki torch.
#126.96.36.199.1 Zachinoff on 2022-04-08 19:09 (Reply)
Anyone want to address the topic of global warming? The claim in the article is that overall warming implies warming everywhere, which is false. Hence, the argument in the article is based on a false understanding of basic science.
Long time MFers know that it has always been my observation that homosexuality is learned/taught---it is NOT genetic. Even now the American Psychological Association is slowly pulling back their support of the "genetic" theory. Finally. The APA and misguided, but well organized school teachers were suckered into supporting the LGBT agenda for the past 40 years by the false claim of it being something you were born with--being homosexual.
The nazis in American universities have spent the pat 20 years destroying any academic who holds an opinion different to theirs--therefore, they destroyed one of the men who helped to discover DNA.
James Watson was destroyed for comments he made about the different structures in Black and White races vis a vis intellect. See the link below. However, before that he had stated that he did not believe that being homosexual was carried in the DNA!! This Nobel medal was bought by a Russian oligarch who returned it to him. In the article posted below you will see the earlier comment that set the LGB community on his trail!
I disagree. Being a man I know that men do not do any of the things that would lead to a homosexual relationship. They can't do it anymore than they get hard looking at a goat. I said "men". Now the mentally ill males can; mentally ill as in homosexual.
Women are a different thing entirely. Many non-lesbian women will do many of the sexual acts with other women, kissing, cuddling, even sexual contact while naked, without batting an eye. Because of this I do believe that many lesbians choose to be lesbians.
But if another man tries any of those things with a man the result will make Will Smith's slap look like a handshake.
I'm not sure why it has to be one or the other.
People get to places in life (good or ill) for various reasons. Some have a genetic propensity, others make choices.
1. The truth matters. Especially when the "Born that way" lie has been used as a crowbar in political/cultural wars, and is the primary justification for the current wave of Transexual indoctrination of young people... Notice the word "grooming" in many of the posts-n-comments?
The BTW myth closes like a shackle on (isolated, impressionable) young people caught up in the gender circus. It is used to discredit other therapeutic approaches that would serve these kids better and do less harm.
2. When biologists talk about "genetic propensity" in personality they mean general traits like extroversion/introversion, aggression, verbal ideation, resilience/depression.
Compared to other scientific studies of personality, the BTW myth sticks out like a sore thumb for its specificity. Add in the well-observed fixation of homosexuals on a specific physical type - often traceable to formative experiences - the whole claim falls apart.
I thought the article about the day the asteroid hit was fascinating reading. Also a little scary since we keep being reassured that it will happen again some day.
In the investigation leading to the documentary 2000 mules the cell phone records show that, for example, in Arizona (it was done in more than one state) 248 people made multiple trips where they stopped on average at 43 different voter drop boxes and they deposited on average a dozen ballots in each drop box. The number of ballots dropped at each box were photographed each time so the mule could get payed. In many cases cameras on site showed who did it and of course cell phone records tell who did it and who they contacted (Democrat headquarters in the state). This is known to the FBI and the states. Why is no one being brought to trial???
In Georgia the evidence points to Stacy Abrhams as part of this illegal conspiracy.
No Grooming allowed? Ya mean I can't comb my hair, what there
is of it?? DANGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!! I am soooooooooooooooo BUMMED!!
Climate change...has been happening since our planet got it's atmospere...but sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowly.
#3 OldCurmdgeon on 2022-04-08 10:10 (Reply) I have NO TRUST in the NYT (Same for the WaPoo!)
Tell DeSantis and the other governers to direct the buses of illegals to Maryland and Virginia where the gubmint workers live.