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Tuesday, February 26. 2019
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Fake hate is good
Transgender Sprinters Finish 1st, 2nd At Connecticut Girls Indoor Track Championships
Fake hate is good
HOW TO FAKE A HATE CRIME AND GET AWAY WITH IT - Lessons for Jussie Smollett and the Left.
Hollywood Stars Under Attack for Attending Bible-Believing Churches
Strong Arctic sea-ice growth this year
Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change
Open Borders Advocates Pitch “Food Insecurity” As Means For Asylum
The Left’s Rage Against ‘MAGA’
A Constitution which would allow Trump to be elected must be flawed
Projection: Lawyer Who Served in Obama Admin Worries Trump Might Not Accept a 2020 Defeat
Ready for Hillary one more time?
Reconciling ‘Spygate’ With The ‘Soft Coup’ – Five Phases That Explain The Behavior…
Danny Burch, a U.S. citizen, had been imprisoned in war torn Yemen for the past year and a half. His release marks the 20th American rescued from abroad by the Trump administration.
Love Him Or Hate Him, Trump Is Right About North Korea
France President May Ban Non-PC Language Users from Internet for Life
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" Ocasio-Cortez: People Maybe Shouldn’t Reproduce Due To Climate Change". It is clear her parents shouldn't have reproduced and hope she doesn't pass on the genes.
CNN, in their passionate article about hate crimes, manages to leave out the most pertinent stastistic, that 85% of racially motivated hate crimes are black on white.
"Rage against MAGA"
In a perverted way it makes perfect sense. If you hate your country and just want to take whatever you can get as you tear it down, then the very thought of patriots who want to make the country great is scary. You must denigrate the patriots and the idea behind MAGA. And what better tool than the one that has worked for the left for years; racism.
Wake up Democrats! Your party has turned communist on you.
No more kids?
OK folks. You know what you have to stop doing. Until the world comes to an end, that is.
BD: Strong Arctic sea-ice growth this year...
Yes. This is exactly what climatologists predicted. (See Barker, Shill et. al., 2013)
When you have a fever, you often get chills. Our planet has a fever, according to 97% of scientists. (Hoda, Gifford, Roker et.al., 2016) We could have cured the earth's flu, but instead we elected a racist president who hates earth.
When pneumonia sets in in 12 years it will be too late, because teh Earth is very elderly and frail. Our planet will cough and wheeze itself to death before turning into a gigantic sputtering ball of burnt bacon grease.
You’re not seriously suggesting abstinence, are you? Being chaste? Denying yourself instant gratification? How old are you? These ideas are as old as dirt itself. As a matter of fact, these ideas led to white patriarchy, and colonialism. Sterilization is the way to go. See China, one child policy. I’m sure that is what the brilliant AOC is getting at. Gee whiz.
Not only that, but I'm triggered by her colonialist name and its association with indigenous American genocide.
Strong Arctic sea-ice growth this year
Even a quick glance at the chart shows the cherry-picking involved.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent, with 1981-2010 median
CNN must be spectacularly unlucky. So many hate crimes surrounding daily, but the only ones they manage to investigate and trumpet loudly are the one-in-a-thousand fake ones? What are the odds?
I wonder why CNN left out that there are many more entities reporting hate crimes now as the reason for the increase, not that there is actually an increase, but that doesn't serve the narrative.
Not cherry-picking! You dash my illusions. I never dreamed anyone involved in the debate about warmism would cherry-pick.
It's not warmists' fault that the warming is always hiding in the places where it's hardest to look. I think the whole thing is very unfair.
[quote]Texan99[/b]: It's not warmists' fault that the warming is always hiding in the places where it's hardest to look.
Not sure your point. The current Arctic ice extent is well below average, and barely above the last few years for February.
Somewhere, deep, deep in the Marianas Trench, there's about an olympic pool's worth of water that's at 350 degrees. It's not boiling due to the pressure involved, but that's where all the heat is hiding.
A fever you say? Why Gaia just needs more Cowbell! See BOC, Walker, et.al., 2001.
You just linked to the same data that you claimed was cherry picked.
Hopefully no one will notice.
That is incorrect. Sure. Arctic ice is at a multi-year high (Data, Analysis et al 2019). With the growing season still underway, 2019 sea-ice extent is already higher than four previous years and six out of the last fourteen years (Reality, NSIDC et al recently).
Notably, we note that we note that Warmenists parse and mislead, correctamundo.
Yes, well.....hopefully she will have the wisdom to lead by example.
JLawson: Somewhere, deep, deep in the Marianas Trench, there's about an olympic pool's worth of water that's at 350 degrees. It's not boiling due to the pressure involved, but that's where all the heat is hiding.
Actually, the global heat content of the upper layers of the oceans is increasing.
Not sure of your point. All of the graphs we post mean what we say they mean.
One cannot argue the scientific proof of heat content measurements in zetajoules.
Another fine example of revisions to the data that always show more warming.
Like flipping a coin and always getting heads. Wow. What are the odds!
In any broader, meaningful context that is incorrect. Not being static, all indicators are either rising or falling in perpetuity. (Data, Analysis et al 1,000,000 BC - 2019).
Given the dynamic, self-leveling correlation between climate and everything from cosmic radiation and solar activity and cycles, there is no assumption you can credibly make to affirm AGW (Negative Feedback et al, reality).
Notably, we note that we note that Warmenists parse and mislead, correctamundo. Sure.
Asking for a friend: Is it a "Hate Crime" if I say to someone, "I reeeeaaaallllly hate you!"? ... Or, does the vocal invective require an accompanying action or plot or threat to rise to the level of actual crime, even though the original statement clearly intended to express hate, while the motivations of the action, plot or threat could easily be faked? Is hate, in and of itself, a crime? I, for one, consider the establishment of "hate crime" as a category to be treading on fairly specious legal ground... But then, I don't play a lawyer, or Jussie Smollett, on TV...
Zackingoff: All of the graphs we post mean what we say they mean.
That is incorrect. Not sure of your point. You obviously cherry-picked. We know this because we compared your cherry-picked data to our cherry-picked average.
Maybe you should have taken a quicker glance at the data.
Gee whiz. Average and median are not the same thing. Your hero halo has some corrosion on it.
I like your graph! Isn't it fun to play with zoom levels in charts? You can make the most inane data look truly frightening!
And if you don't start spelling our nic correctly you will force us to plonk you.
We don't need a half-AOC kid. The whole one's plenty bad enough.
B. Hammer: Speaking of massaging data....
That is incorrect. The data was not "massaged".
It was simply eliminated wherever it did not fit the warming narrative.
Is not the root level of all crime, a derivative of hate? I don't know of a single instance of aggression, one human against another, done in the name of love. Well, wait a minute: I love your car, therefore I am going to steel it. I love America, and Trump sucks, therefore I am going to make it look like two Trump supporters mugged me. CNN tells me that there is a lot of hate from Trump supporters, and I love America, therefore I need to create a hoax hate crime to show how bad the hate is. Wow.
Back to the ZPG era in the US but she still can't get a grip on importing more illegals.
I can't argue with that! You've convinced me, we're all going to die! Well at least suffer extremely. We need to pass the Green New Deal! Give up all our liberties. Venezuela can show us the way, minus all the starvation of course. I'm going to stock up on toilet paper.
GK Chesterton once observed, “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” (– Illustrated London News, Jan. 14, 1911)
It would appear that modern-day "soldiers" on the Left are all turned around...
Ban non PC language users from the internet? Then it won't be called the internet...it will be commienet or maybe Hillary's server.
B. Hammer: we're all going to die! Well at least suffer extremely.
That is incorrect. Some of you will be placed into FEMA camps where you will grow soybeans and coffee for the elites. We will make it as comfortable as possible for you as long as you don't make trouble.
So, did you have your sense of humor surgically removed, or do you take drugs to suppress its function?
Anal is an essential aspect of the Green New Deal.
I think, “Gee Whiz” and “You’re Welcome” are about the extent of its humor code. It might think, “that is incorrect” is humorous.
Admittedly, I was not considering self defense in my analogy, was only thinking in terms of criminal behavior. I stand corrected. Which is why we still quote Chesterton, nearly 100 years after his death.
The Distributist: Is hate, in and of itself, a crime?
No. Hate is not a crime. Assaulting someone because you hate them as an individual is a crime, but not a hate crime. It's only a hate crime if you attack someone because of their race, ethnicity, religion, or other protected classification. That's because such an attack is considered an attack on the entire group.
So, if you attack someone because you hate Muslims, then that would be a hate crime, even if you are mistaken about whether the victim was a Muslim or not. The motivation, as well as the underlying crime, have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
"...for every case such as this, there are thousands of others that are indisputable and leave a lasting impact on the targeted victims and their communities." Here's a pro tip for CNN, and for the rest of us: When someone claims that a fact is indisputable, it means it is very disputable, but they don't want to try. This is true even of decent organisations. It's what people say when they stop thinking.
I would like to see the evidence of the multiple thousands-to-one ration of hate crimes and evidence of the damage to individuals and communities. Show me the numbers.
Frp: CNN, in their passionate article about hate crimes, manages to leave out the most pertinent stastistic, that 85% of racially motivated hate crimes are black on white.
FBI Hate Crime Statistics: • 48.6 percent were victims of crimes motivated by their offenders’ anti-Black or African American bias. • 17.1 percent were victims of anti-White bias.
Assistant Village Idiot: I would like to see the evidence of the multiple thousands-to-one ration of hate crimes
Incomplete reports to the FBI show nearly nine thousand victims of hate crimes in 2017. Various compilations of false reports are typically a handful per year. A study by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at California State University found that there are very few false reports, and significant underreporting of hate crimes.
The Distributist: Pointless exercise...
Well, burning a cross in front of a black family's house is not mere vandalism, but intimidation aimed at all blacks, so pursuing it as a hate crime is not a pointless exercise.
From 2015 to 2017, the percentage of persons who
had been victims of violent crime during the prior
6 months increased among males, whites, those ages 25
to 34, those age 50 and older, and those who had never
been married. During this period, the number of male
victims age 12 or older increased by 323,200, and the
number of white victims increased by 338,000. From
2016 to 2017, the portion of persons victimized by
violent crime increased among females, whites, those
ages 12 to 17, those age 65 and over, and those who
were divorced or had never been married.
Your knowledge of American History is impressive, bless your heart.