Monday, February 12, 2007

To the "Cut the Funding" Assholes at the Obama Speech

So we were at the Obama rally thing yesterday when the “cut the funding” people started screaming and shouting cutting Obama off in the middle of the healthcare section of his speech. Clearly Obama, who has always been against the war, was going to get to Iraq if they would have given him time but they didn’t. After telling them to let him speak, and the crowd shouting “Throw them out!”, security finally did just that.

My problem with these people is that they are wasting every ones time, including mine. Do they really think that an Obama rally is the heart of the pro-war movement? Do they really think that their views aren’t already represented in both the candidate and the crowd?? Obviously not all Democrats would agree with their view point of just completely cutting the funding tomorrow and pulling out telling Iraq to fuck itself but the debate is already on the table among Democrats. Any one who was on the fence on the issue is probably on the other side of it after yesterday’s stunt. If you want to disrupt someone and express your view to a crowd who needs to hear it then go to a Dick Cheney speech and do what you did. You’ll probably end up getting your fingernails pulled out but at least you would get your point across.

My advice to the “Cut the funding” assholes is this:

A. Shut the fuck up. You look like a bunch of childish dicks when you do crap like that and it doesn’t gain you any sympathy. The auditorium full of people wasn’t there to see you.

B. Get some balls; do that at a Bush speech and preach to someone other than the choir.

C. The majority of the people in this world, Including Iraqi’s 4 years ago, don’t have the right to do what you just did; don’t abuse that privilege. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

D. Go back to your dorm room and smoke another bong.

Friday, February 02, 2007

What A Surprise! Greenhouse Gases Act Like A Greenhouse

From CNN, Feb 2nd: Global warming real, likely to get worse, scientists say

A 21 page report compiled by a panel of the world's top scientists from 113 countries now say they are 90% sure that global warming is caused by humans. The report states that by the year 2100 temperatures will rise an average of 3-7 degrees Fahrenheit and sea levels will rise between 7 and 23 inches. Just think, New Orleans thought they had it bad in 2005.

I'm glad that it took the world's top scientist finally figured out that greenhouse gases such as CO2 and Methane act as an actual greenhouse. Who could have known?

No one says that the Earth doesn't gradually go through natural stages of warming and cooling. The fact is that all these warming trends happen when there is a rise in CO2 levels. As you can see from the chart below, taken from Vostok ice core samples, we are currently spewing more CO2 into the atmosphere than ever before. The logical outcome from this will inevitably result in higher temperatures as heat reflecting off the surface of the earth will be trapped by these greenhouse gases.

Anything which burns fossil fuels such as coal plants and automobiles as well as Methane from agriculture all produce extra greenhouse gases which the Earth wouldn't ordinarily generate on its own. More greenhouse gases mean more heat is trapped into the atmosphere.

For the time being, the United States is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases; China isn't far behind.

Believe it or not, there are still plenty of people who think that emissions from cars and power plants don't generate greenhouse gases and that greenhouse gases don't trap heat into the atmosphere and that heat can melt ice caps.

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But you know, when it comes to global warming you shouldn't trust scientists who stand to make billions of dollars by saying the Earth is getting warmer. Who you should trust are the people in agrigulture and the auto, coal and oil industries because they clearly have nothing to gain by saying global warming is a myth. It's kind of like those people with cancer and voice boxes who say smoking causes these conditions when the tobacco industry has had scientists on their side for years saying that smoking doesn't cause cancer. Clearly the tobacco industry had nothing to gain by stating that position.