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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Take the bus||
Not as comfortable, but much cheaper.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I can't believe I'm defending climate deniers||
But the evidence of the earth being round is much easier to grasp than climate science.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||But most of them||
Don't accept or be;ieve 2+2=7, so I stand by my comment.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think you would have gotten a more positive response||
If this was your original post. Very sorry for the huge challenges your family faces and I think most of us can understand why you feel so strongly.
That having been said a chaallege to consider is that there are finite tesearch dollars to be spent on research. Spending money looking into the links with vacines likely tales away from other research that could be more fruitful.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||You do realize||
That most people accept the scientific comsensus on global warming that was the central point of "An Inconvenient Truth"? You might want to consider a better example.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you were comfortable||
That impacts would be very significant, what would you suggest as a solution?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That is so different than where you started||
If you'd started with this statement, I would have been much more sympathetic to your position. A global scheme is way to complicated. This does not however mean that some levels of global cooperation are not possible. Global cooperation has in fact been highly successful in combatting other environmental issues such as the impacts of compounds such as CFCs.
Further, I think you are overly pessimistic about the potential rate of technical progress (and the impact smart policy can have on it). While I'd agree that tax breaks and renewable mandates have not necessarily been the most economically efficient way to get there (I'd much prefer the carbon tax offset by income tax reduction approach that you scoff at), it is hard to deny that those policies have not been hugely successful at reducing the price of renewable energy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It makes me hopeful||
When I can see areas where I agree with people who my initial impressions were strongly forged in disagreement. Thank you
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks for the clarifications||
It is interesting that you list 6 statements in an order of increasing unlikeliness, yet you acknowledge the first two statements are in fact likely.
While i tend to have a much different viewpoint than you, it is much easier to have a rationale discussion when you are much clearer with regards to where you disagree.
Starting with (3) - while i agree that all the potential benefits and disbenefits are hard to tease out, sea level rise is one that in my mind stands out. How could that on net be beneficial? Significant amounts of land, population and infrastructure is at or near sea level. Wouldn't a small rise in sea level logically have a big impact? Isn't sea level rise a pretty logical outcome of increased temperatures?
(4). If the potential problem is caused by increases in GHGs, the core of a potential so.ution seems pretty straightforward (albeit much harder in practice. The idea of a price on carbon is actually an acknowledgment that the market will find better so;utions than bureaucrats, it just needs the right signal. I'm happy to get to the front of the line when it comes to encuraging environmental solutions that are market driven, not buerocrat driven.
5. china and India - China in particular is more on board than the US government at the moment. The Paris treaty is in fact an acknowledgment of what you are saying and moves significantly away from the ideas of global markets and solutions that were much more central to the Kyoto protocol. Huge conjecture on the impact on poorer countries. For instance, from the standpoint of electricity, a more decentralized grid based more on renewables could be in fact much cheaper than a centralized grid in an area that does not currently have significant imvestment in either approach.
6. Here is where I think we disagree the most. I am much more concerned about loss of civil liberties in a world with rising temperatures and rising seas than I am in a world with more reliance on renewable forms of energy and non gasoline powered vehicles.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting strawman||
As I'm fairly sure you know, most people who accept the scientifice consensus on the impact of GHGs understand very well that the climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years for a variety of reasons. What they are concerned about is the portion of climate that we are impacting through the use of GHGs and the likelihood of rapid and dramatic climate change.
Would be genuinely intersted in your thoughts on the following:
1. Do you agree that absent the presence of any GHGs the earth would be a signicantly colder place?
2. Do you agree that there has been a significant increase in GHG concentration since the advent of the industrial revolution?
3. Presumong you agree with those first two statements, what is it that makes you comfortable that the increase in GHGs won't have the same directional impact and increase temperature? Further, what makes you so comfortable the increase in temperature won't lead to sea level rise through multiple mechanisms including changes in seawater density and melting polar ice, consistent with historical records of times when the earth's temperature were higher?
4. Do you think people buy less of something when it is more expensive? Why don't you think this would happem with carbon based fuels when there are substites available (for at least some uses) today?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||two people can play that game||
"Definitely weird. He had a lot to do with me re-signing back to the team. So, it's definitely weird. For me, it's something that you didn't see coming especially with what he had done in previous years. I mean, unprecedented, first three years that you go to at least the NFC Championship. So, definitely didn't see that coming."
You said you re-signed because of him. What was it about his coaching style that made you re-sign?
"Me and him had a connection. I just liked the way that he goes about his business. The same way that I do. No nonsense type guy. Loves to win. Loves to compete. You see it in the way that he comes to work every day. The guy loves the game of football. I believe if he still could play he would probably be out there. You can see that. So, that had a lot to do with, like I said, me signing back here."
* * *
"So appreciative of everything he has done for me, my teammates, the organization. He's top-notch, class act. We appreciate everything he has done and we love him to death"
Do you think that sentiment is shared by the majority in here?
"Of course. Every single man is appreciative of the things that he has done for our team."
* * *
Everybody in the locker room got along with Harbaugh,” Smith said, via CSN Bay Area. "He was a good guy. He was quirky, this and that, but everybody loved him. And we loved what we were doing. How could you not have fun with that?
Quotes from various places
|6 weeks 4 days ago||When you are asking who the best is||
It's all speculative. I don't think that anyone in their right mind would argue that Harbaugh has enough of a record to be considered the best coach, but, here is another question for you:
If you were given a new NFL team for the 2017 season and you had the ability to pick anyone to coach that team, who would you pick? I don't think Harbugh would be a crazy answer to that question.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Who'd get more air on a trampoline?||
Hilary or Trump?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||What about winning percentage?||
Belichick's career winning percentage 0.673. Harbaugh's NFL winning percentage 0.690.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Several questions to ask yourself||
1. Who do you think the greatest coach is?
as the author points out it is difficult to tease out the impact that the coach had on a team's record vs the impact the team's players had, but the difference between the 49ers between Harbaugh's tenure and the record before and after he was there is pretty striking.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I assumed that they took our jobs||
Refered to Brady Hoke's assistants, there is a deeper political meaning?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||You do realize there were athletes||
Affrcted by the travel ban
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I have a brother in law||
Who is not only of the opposite political persuasion, he was born in Columbus and is a diehard Buckeye. We have great debates about lots of things without degenerating into senseless name calling
The problem with arguing on the internet is that it is way to easy to forget the one you are arguing with is a person too and that if you got to know them, you might actually realize that no matter how much you disagree with their ideas/choices, often they came to those positions with a pure heart and through a thoughtful proccess and that in the end, they want many of the same things you do, they just think there are different paths to getting there.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Civic responsibility doesn't end with elections||
While I agree MGoblog is not the place for it, it is ridiculous to suggest that just because you didn't vote for the person who won an election, you should now sit in a corner and shut up and that disagreeing with him is crying, maybe it's standing up for what you believe America should be.
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||I don't think Jabberwok's most promising||
Path to posthumous prominence is in the comedic field, but hey, at least one reviewer commented, "it's hilarious...downright Pythonesque", so maybe I'm wrong. Of course that very same revieer also noted, "it was a pretty lame joke". Mmm, maybe it was the lameness of the joke and not the inability to detect sarcasm that led to the negs?
|7 weeks 9 hours ago||LOL - this guy can't even figure out which post I replied to||
A hint - look at the indents
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||The classless||
Was starting your response to a few negs with
- I expected a bunch of "knee jerk butt hurt from some"
If you'd just left it with the simple "I'm going to give the board credit that most negs are just because it was a pretty lame joke." - that would have been classy (and probably true)
Your response has done little to change my view of your classlessness - nothing says classy more than "the humorless fuck line starts over there"
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Don't worry||
You appear to have already covered classless pretty well.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||Now that we've cleared that up||
It's good to see that with all the instate recruits that Harbaugh got, he is turning Michigan blue again.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Thanks, but I was actually asking about Alum96's comment||
The use of the term Dakota Pipeline is clearly a pun about something in the news because it has become political. But using the words dakota pipeline with no suggestion in favor of or against is not political. It is a joke about a small state being a recruiting pipeline in a post about our recruiting in a number of states including small ones. Is it political to say that Michigan's class trumps Michigan States? How bout, with this recruiting haul, Harbaugh sure is making Michigan great again? Just because a word or phrase can be used in a political context, that doesn't mean using the word or phrase is always political. If someone thinks that using phrases like that with no additional political commentary is somehow itself political, they really need to lighten up (thus my assumption that Alum96 must in fact be joking).
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Assume this os a joke?||
My sarcasm meter is not working well so I can't tell - sorry if I am the only slow one in the room
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Leave the politics in DC?||
While I agree with the sentiment to minimze politics on mgoblog, i find the comment, leave politics to DC frightening. Do people outside of DC not care about health care, how their taxrs are spent, the rules governing their abilities to use cellphones, who makes decisions about how much pollution a factory can emit or countless other things that impact our daily lives? Leave politics to other forums, that makes sense. Leave politics to DC, that seems a recipe for even more of a disaster than we have now (and to be clear, by now I am not just refering to this President's term).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Iif only lawyers can have valuable opinions about political||
Matters, we are even more screwed than I thought. I would think anyone with a green card who got detained this weekend might have a valuable opinion, anyone who employed people in any of the countries we are not allowing visitors from might have a valuable opinion. Anyone who has ancestors who were persecuted immigrants or immigrants fleeing persecutiion might have a valuable opinion.
The whole point of a democracy is that if people are concerned about something their government is doing, they can (and in fact they should) express concern about it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get your point from your examples||
I think there are plenty of people who find the internment of the Japaneese outrageuos. I also think if FDR could have avoided anyone building the atom bomb then most would agree that it was morally reprehensible, if however you assume that someone else still would have developed it even if we hadn't, I am not sure where the moral outrage would come from (but since you clearly find it korally outrageous, maybe that is your point?).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure the opinions of the "professionals" on politics||
Is so much more informed. While I understand the arguments to keep politics from mgoblog (and generally agree), this argument that there is some class of people that is much more qualified to talk about politics is strage to me. Politics and political commentary cover such a wide swath of issues that most people who engage in it are no more informed on many of the issues than the general public. When the blog has devolved into discussion of public policy there are generally one or more posters who clearly do have more knowledge than the aberage bear on a given topic. This is not an argument for more political discourse on mgoblog, it is just to suggest that you can't escape the amatures anywhere.