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  1. about 17 hours ago on Michael Ramirez

    Is this cartoon from 2018? That’s when Trump killed the deal that halted their nuclear ambitions, and set them back on the road to nuclear weapon development.

  2. 1 day ago on Rob Rogers

    I keep hearing that the individual killed shot was resisting, as if that justifies it. Why do I not hear about white individuals being shot because they are resisting? Do white people never resist arrest? Or do white people never commit crimes?

  3. 1 day ago on Michael Ramirez

    Funny, for years now I have heard that, if you are uncomfortable or feel threatened by what appears to be a police vehicle trying to stop you, you should turn on your emergency blinkers and proceed to a lighted area where other people are around before stopping. And that comes from the police department! And that is exactly what he did! BTW, are you the RWNJ that used to post here under the name Ima? You sure sound like him (or her, as the case may be).

  4. 1 day ago on Steve Kelley

    Got mine two weeks ago today. Hurray!

  5. 1 day ago on Gary Varvel

    Wrong, as usual for a RWNJ. I’ve been an avid reader of Scientific American for 40 years, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for much of that. I follow the reviewed articles. Your other arguments are nonsense. A review of the geologic record shows no such rapid increase, except temporary ones due to asteroid strikes or massive volcanic eruptions. Does mankind control the climate? Of course not. But we sure as hell can effect it. Reckless farming techniques were a main cause of the dust bowl, and putting in place changes in land use gradually reduced the problem. Earthquakes have increased dramatically in areas where fracking is in use. Temperatures are hotter around cities, and it rains more downwind due to the increased dust in the atmosphere. Clearly we have an effect on the world around us. Your statement “Just one small volcanic eruption can put more of the same pollutants as man has put up in the entire history of the industrial revolution” is some crap that Rush Limbaugh made up and spread on his show. “Although our output of 29 gigatons of CO2 is tiny compared to the 750 gigatons moving through the carbon cycle each year, it adds up because the land and ocean cannot absorb all of the extra CO2. About 40% of this additional CO2 is absorbed. The rest remains in the atmosphere, and as a consequence, atmospheric CO2 is at its highest level in 15 to 20 million years (Tripati 2009). (A natural change of 100ppm normally takes 5,000 to 20,000 years. The recent increase of 100ppm has taken just 120 years)”. "Ice cores show that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have remained between 180 and 300 parts per million for the past half-a-million years. In recent centuries, however, CO2 levels have risen sharply, to at least 380 ppm

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  6. 3 days ago on Gary Varvel

    “Is it natural or is it man made”. Yes, the Earth’s climate has always been subject to change. However, the geologic record contains no history of it changing this fast. The current warming of the climate as directly measured is around 500-1000 times faster than the fastest natural climate change for which we can find evidence. If you think most current climatological scientist don’t believe global warming is real, I suggest you read the peer reviewed journals covering those fields. All the “see how scientist were wrong in the past” examples you bring up were not the result of any peer reviewed science study, just personal opinions or assumptions based on social beliefs of their time and never studied. Pythagoras said the world was round 600 years before Christ, and by the time of Christ every seafaring nation on Earth knew it was round.

  7. 4 days ago on Gary Varvel

    For years now, scientist have been discussing the possibility of orbiting chafe to reduce sunlight striking the surface of the earth just enough to counter global warming. Sort of a last ditch effort if all other approaches fail. Bill gates mentioned it, and now all of a sudden it is all his idea, and furthermore instead of blocking a small percentage he wants to totally black out the sun. I guess if you are as scientifically illiterate as Varvel it is all one and the same.

  8. 13 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    He’s wrong? So you’re saying that Jesus did hate minorities and carry guns? /s

  9. 14 days ago on Mike Lester

    Yes, the poll workers can supply donated water if they choose to do so. Having grown up in the deep south in the 50’s and 60’s, I know how that works. The water will be provided to the “right” people, they way the citizenship tests were applied at the polls to black folks in the south. If they set up tables for individuals to grab water without interacting with anyone outside of the voting line, I have no problem with that. However, it would be much better to just reopen enough of the polling places they closed to allow the lines to be very short. And don’t pretend it has anything to do with security of the vote.

  10. 14 days ago on Bob Gorrell

    Of course, it took 4 years for Trump to accrue that debt, and 8 years for Obama. Plus, Obama came into office to deal with a smoldering wreckage of an economy and annual revenues down 1/2 trillion, whereas Trump came into office with a great economy.