Comments by ChuckD
Posted on November 18 at 10:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"fallacious argumentum ad populum"?
I'll believe a room full of scientists over one of flat-earthers with a conflict of interest any day when it comes to ...science. You wouldn't? How do you feel about the whole dinosaurs hunted by humans thing?
And there's nothing wrong with wikipedia *as a supplement* to research. Of course it's not the final word on a subject but it's a valuable tool. The internet's a confusing place sometimes, eh? In this case the only counter arguments I could find to Cook used hysterical terms like "annihilation" and "gross manipulation of data" and "still reeling from the intellectual slap down(sic)"...oops, your words too. Sorry. That doesn't help your credibility though.
I think you should stick to Achilles Arena with your very mature trash talk.
Posted on November 18 at 7:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
albright1+, you sound like a real tool:
Cook et al. examined 11,944 abstracts from the peer-reviewed scientific literature from 1991–2011 that matched the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'. They found that, while 66.4% of them expressed no position on anthropogenic global warming (AGW), of those that did, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are contributing to global warming. They also invited authors to rate their own papers and found that, while only 35.5% rated their paper as expressing no position on AGW, 97.2% of the rest endorsed the consensus. In both cases the percentage of endorsements among papers expressing a position was marginally increasing over time. They concluded that the number of papers actually rejecting the consensus on AGW is a vanishingly small proportion of the published research. Also, a reply to the criticism of the study was published, saying: "[critic] believes that every paper discussing the impacts of climate change should be placed in the 'no opinion' category".
Posted on November 18 at 6:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I can't find anything to support the assertion that SPD lost 23 jobs, or the capacity they served in. I can see where John McLoughlin reported that Mayor Stratton added 66 cops from 2004 to 2010. Any facts to back up your statement mezz?
SPD has been digging their way out of PR hell for the past couple years, and Chiefs Chaires and Kilcullen deserve much respect for what they've done. If those cuts were made there probably wasn't much sympathy (short-sighted as it was) for them then.
Posted on November 16 at 1:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
You're right, I'm not a Christian and I've said so openly on these forums. But I was raised in a devout, active Christian family and I know one when I see one. And I hold the words of Christ in the highest regard if there really was a Jesus Christ, and if what this book called the Bible everyone thinks is God's word happens to be true. And I know no Christian spews the hate that you do.
Posted on November 15 at 10:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
According to the Bible, Christ did not offer any buts, or excepts or any other caveats to 'love thy neighbor..'. That's your invention. There are no exceptions. You're a self-proclaimed Christian pnotto, and you're a fraud.
Posted on November 15 at 2:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)
What does it say about the state of Christianity when practicing what Christ preached is considered "radical"?
Posted on November 13 at 9:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
While I agree with the sentiment that we haven't heard enough from the main stream religions (thanks partly to our simple-minded media), I expect the terror the Muslim fringe is inflicting will subside as Christian-Judeos stop running around the world dividing everyone into believers and those who don't, and oppressing those who don't.
Not anytime soon.
Posted on November 11 at 8:19 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't see anywhere that they're being called heroes or being put on a pedestal. From the accounts I've read they sound like any other knucklehead I've had the misfortune to know. They just caught a break with video of another bad actor in uniform.
But I don't hear anyone in mainstream, or even the left-leaning media, holding them up as heroes.
Posted on November 8 at 10:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Maybe it's also time to start testing for steroid abuse in law enforcement.
Posted on November 5 at 7:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's a shame the world isn't as simple as these posters see it.
'If all you've got is a hammer...'