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Posted on April 17 at 6:43 a.m.
@nativegeo: "So Satellites can measure sea ice thickness?? "
"Since 1979, satellites have provided a continuous, nearly complete record of Earth’s sea ice. The most valuable data sets come from satellite sensors that observe microwaves emitted by the ice surface because, unlike visible light, the microwave energy radiated by the sea ice surface passes through clouds and can be measured even at night."
@nativegeo: "Arctic sea ice GAINS can be seen on new government map of Canada."
Eh, not so fast there....
'September sea ice hit a record low in 2012 and is projected to decline further. The change means there is far more ice shown on the 2015 version of the map than on its predecessor.
“Both are correct,” Dr. Storie said. “They’ve provided the right notation for the representation, but not many people will read that or understand what it means.”'
I think you fall into the '[not] understand what it means' camp....
On Rescuing Sea Lion Pups
Posted on April 16 at 9:05 a.m.
@BeckyBee: "Jarvis' posts convey most every thing I, and many of my faimly, friends and associates, believe and think."
So I see Jarvis has started yet another account.
@JarvisJarvis: "But a new survey of W-2 data from over half of the public school systems in California found that the state’s average teacher pay and compensation was $84,489 last year. "
Jarvis Lie #1: That figure is not from Forbes, it's from Brietbart. The Forbes article that Brietbart cites, written by well-known hack and climate-change denier Warren Meyer, NEVER CITES THAT FIGURE.
Jarvis Lie #2: Even if that $80k figure is correct, they've not included any indication as to which school districts are included in that calculation. So it's very likely that poorer school districts did not submit there information, thus the average is weighted up (LAUSD is not included, for example).
Keep the trolling comin', Jar-Jarvis.
On School Basics
Posted on April 15 at 7:41 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "...even though California teachers are now the top paid in the nation."
Jarvis The Troll strikes again.
CA is still behind NY, MA, DC, and CT (and for high school teachers, also behind NJ).
Posted on April 14 at 11:55 a.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Welcome the debate on the issues, and ignore the personality of the commenter."
LOL. Says the trolliest of all trolls to ever troll the Indy comments section...
On Das Williams Announces Run for County Supervisor
Posted on April 8 at 4:07 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "I am a friend of truth."
More like a stalker. In fact, I'm pretty sure 'truth' has filed a restraining order due to constant harassment.
On McCaw, Mold, and Another Black Eye for the <em>News-Press</em>?
Posted on April 7 at 6:24 a.m.
@nomoresanity: "Seriously, are you unable to see the abject similarity between bigots from the right and victimization bigots from the left?"
You mean the similarity between the one thing that DOES exist (bigots from the right), and the one thing that DOES NOT exist (victimization bigots from the left)? Let's see.... the similarity is that you have no idea what the word 'bigot' means.
@nomoresanity: "Just shows that at least one of us is not driven by political ideology."
Right... but wait, there's more!
@nomoresanity: "Since GB destabilized the entire region by taking out Saddam, with THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE DEMOCRATS..."
Yeah - FULL SUPPORT must refer to the 126 of 208 House Democrats (since you're likely really bad at math, that's called a 'majority'), and the 21 of 59 Senate Democrats that voted AGAINST the Iraq Resolution... so, ya' know... FULL SUPPORT THAT WASN'T REALLY FULL SUPPORT.
But hey - facts are stubborn things, so please continue to tell me that you're not driven by 'political ideology'.
Posted on April 7 at 6 a.m.
@nativeson: "Yeah, Botany, that's about it. It gets boring having to deal with people who only have the same ol' same ol' stuff from their handbook, time after time after time after....."
Tell me about it...
@nativeson: "All I see from the 'homosexual' agenda people is rudeness, bigotry, and lies."
That *might* be because you're not terribly bright. Sorry - let me speak in a language you and Botany understand:
If all you see from the 'homosexual agenda people' is rudeness, bigotry and lies, then you might be a redneck. (tm) Jeff Foxworthy (R-GA)
On Murder By Initiative
Posted on April 7 at 1:45 a.m.
@Botany: "We believe in a colorblind society."
Do you also believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause?
It's pretty funny that you sit there and claim this whole 'colorblind society' on one hand when you just spent a whole previous comment lamenting these perceived injustices to Southern 'redneck' white folks on the other. It seems you have no problem seeing one color just fine.
One can only imagine how your apply this... ahem... 'colorblindness' to your role as a landlord.
@Botany: "It's important to those on the left that so strongly desire to portray conservatives as racists. It's more of a desire to refute those unfounded beliefs than for any other reason. "
If only Conservatives had and equally strong desire to... ya' know... not be a bunch of racists. Maybe then the left wouldn't have such an easy time portraying you as such and you'd have an easier time refuting it.
@JarvisJarvis: "Barry Soetoro: A human dung heap."
Case in point...
Posted on April 6 at 2:01 p.m.
JarvisJarvis: "Because they knew rich, white frat boys were guilty, so all they needed was the accusatory finger to make up the rest of the details. That is the state of white on white racism. "
Right! It's the poor, rich white kids who are suffering the greatest injustices, and not the 26% of African-American men we lock up, or the disproportionate number of African-Americans killed by police, or the 24% of African-Americans living in poverty.
It's rich, white frat kids - you know, the kind that are victimized when Deltopia is taken away (VICTIM BLAMING!), or who are victimized when they sing songs about lynching. Only white-on-white racists would take that song away!
Or it's those Southern-proud white folk - all they want to fly a flag that symbolizes one of the most horrific periods in our history, and followed to represent decades of Jim Crow and lynchings - and are now the victims of jokes make by... well, Republicans, but let's all just pretend they're liberals.
The fact that it's 2015 and you BELIEVE this utter nonsense is just... well, it explains so, so much.
Posted on April 6 at 1:14 p.m.
@Botany: "... but "southern white boys (or rednecks)" are fair game for liberals."
And I guess Jeff Foxworthy's entire career of 'You might be a redneck...' is somehow forgotten, as was his endorsement of Romney in the last election. So yeah, it's all the fault of 'liberals' even when it's not.
But hey, you have to hand-wave about *something*, so making kind-of-victims out of some not-really-marginalized group for being not-really-victims is... well, it's something.
@Botany: "It's politically correct for whites to be "racist" against people of their own race to prove that they aren't racists. (if that makes any sense)"
If you ignore the fact that it's completely untrue... yeah, it makes total sense.