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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, April 27, 2012

27 April - Quick Notes

A Nuclear Iran The Expert Intel
One expert explains why no U.S. President has been able to come to terms with the Islamic Republic.  And a long-time adviser to the Supreme Leader reveals Iran’s bottom line.

CNN - Iran

Sudans conflict leaves 37000 people desperate for water

An astronaut`s view of Earth

Deniers in Denial about Why they Deny 

John Farnham (@opit) Says:
April 28, 2012 at 1:45 am

Deniers in Denial About What They Deny
If there is a more straightforward example on the planet of controlling debate within a Strawman Argument taking both `sides` in a political dogfight I do not know where to find it. I call it a political dogfight for a simple reason : Scientific Method requires input of differing and various ideas from all comers regardless of discipline. Denier positioning and generalization is therefore nothing more or less than use of Talking Points based on Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Authority…and the IPCC is a supra governmental body, not a scientific one.
Nor does warming of the planet equal vindication. Given the variations and cycles of nature change is a constant. co2 rise is one thing. Tying it to anything meaningful is another, especially when trying to `model` from a limited and speculated data set.

 Carl Sagan on climate change

`there is a dispute` 

Chinese censors hamstrung by US site

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Most of the information that Boxun has received since then have been anonymous. But Mr Meng says one particular source has been consistently accurate, so that he feels comfortable running the reports.
Mr Meng concedes it is possible that the website might be being used by different factions jockeying for power but says this is not a consideration for him.
“If we think it is true, we just report it,” he said.
( I don`t even draw the line there - not knowing what is true .... and believing paid and advertised b.s. and psyops disinformation is just a fact of life. 
Heck : when researching ebikes and scooters I can`t find out specs and reviews for all the hawkers wanting their place in the lineup of potential suppliers.... for a product I certainly won`t buy if I can`t evaluate it.
 Given that : my discounted Kijiji 2011 Gio  and son`s WalMart Razor 200S  are short on range - and long on fun around town. Though the Razor 300S seems hard to locate it seems a worthwhile upgrade. And WalMart`s EcoPed might be competitive with DT`s Gios ; it`s worth keeping track of battery types and intended  gross weight as these are thought of as toys.......
not transportation  )

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This week's coverage in the National Post (and many other newspapers) is pushing this important issue to the forefront of everyone's minds, including our law makers.
Imagine spending your whole life confined in a narrow pen, kept isolated and constantly hungry. You can't turn around, breathe fresh air or even see sunlight. Your only purpose is to breed.
Sadly, this miserable existence is the reality for a typical breeding sow in Canada.
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