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Posted on March 12 at 7:27 a.m.

People who know nothing about scientific organizations or how they work or the journals they publish do know, based on something they've seen on YouTube, which seems to be their preferred source for authority figures, that "science" is a stench, a prostitute, and a fraud. That these are among the most prestigious scientific organizations in the world just shows how widespread this conspiracy must be.

People who make such ridiculously broad and overheated charges seem to spend their days and nights seeking news items to which they can attach the results of their deep research and bring light to the world on how things really are. What they actually reveal, regardless of the great variety of subjects on which they feel competent to speak, is that they bring only one thing to any honest discussion: nothing.

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 11 at 8:29 p.m.

Yes, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Physics, American Meteorological Society, American Physical Society, etc., are all prostitutes and money-hungry frauds who have been indisputably "debunked" to the satisfaction of the usual trigger-happy Commentariat, who give no evidence of ever having read a scientific paper appearing in a journal published by any of these organizations or could even name any of the journals without having to figure out a way to look them up.

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 11 at 2:40 p.m.

You see, any "science" that liberals cite isn't really science, but only lies, whereas the "science" cited by conservatives is the real truth. Conservatives simply know that even though the organizations opposing the notion of climate change are almost entirely connected to right-wing "think tanks" made up of people who don't engage in actual scientific research, the following scientific organizations are lying when they conclude that deleterious climate change has been caused by human actions:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Biological Sciences
American Institute of Physics
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
American Statistical Association
Australian Academy of Science
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
British Antarctic Survey
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Geophysical Union
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
European Science Foundation
Federation of American Scientists
Geological Society of America
Geological Society of London
International Arctic Science Committee
International Union for Quaternary Research
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
National Academy of Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Research Council
National Science Foundation
Natural Environment Research Council, UK
New York Academy of Sciences
Royal Astronomical Society, UK
Royal Meteorological Society (UK)
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Society of Canada
Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
Royal Society of the United Kingdom
Russian Academy of Sciences
Science Council of Japan
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
World Health Organization
World Meteorological Organization

On Protein for the Planet

Posted on March 7 at 9:13 a.m.

Last time the GOP had the White House and Congress, it started two wars and rammed through a major new entitlement program. They showed no interest in fiscal responsibility, relying on a completely discredited notion that keeping taxes low on the wealthy will magically lead to so much increased government revenue that everything will work out just fine. Deficits only began to matter when a Democrat became President and suggested that increased government spending could help ease the deep recession that GOP magical thinking helped to cause and did nothing to help with.

It's hysterically funny that someone could actually believe the GOP has the slightest interest in educating voters about fiscal matters when it's entire fate is bound up with misleading them, as in the various budget proposals floated by the likes of Paul Ryan.

Complaints about "identity politics" can be translated into "anyone who isn't a White Christian heterosexual male but wants to be included in the nation's politics is demanding special treatment." And expecting the GOP to leave the bedroom out of it ignores the bedrock GOP fear of "homosexual lifestyle issues."

On Hell Freezes Over

Posted on March 1 at 8:58 a.m.

The Thorns are a sort of flypaper for insects with minds as small and pitiable as theirs.

On Selfish Selfies

Posted on March 1 at 8:58 a.m.

Repetition of discredited Fox "news" garbage about "actual no-go zones," which has now become an article of faith among those who like to scare themselves, and hope to scare others, that nations like "traditional" France will become intolerant islamic states.

And as for the economic issues, France has done better than England in recovering from the recession, in spite of the latter's recent percentage improvement, which results from its starting from a lower baseline caused by the punishing and self-defeating austerity measures beloved by those who like to bash social welfare programs. The latter types will also dismiss the linked chart because it was posted by someone who actually offers facts and data that conflict with their own fact-free ideological posturing http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015...

On The Widening Gyre

Posted on February 22 at 12:20 p.m.

Anyone who thinks he's deeply upsetting his political opponents by using "Barry Soetoro" to refer to Pres. Obama is only showing how deaf he is to the sound of his own stupidity.

On Employed Illegally?

Posted on February 17 at 10:44 a.m.

Right-wing Texas judge's soon-to-be-overturned immigration ruling gives SB troll a chance to show how clever he thinks he is by referring to President Obama as Barry Soetoro and repeat his imbecilic claim that illegal immigrants hate America.

On Few Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Posted on February 9 at 7:12 p.m.

Bots, I didn't accuse you of being a racist or elitist; I referred to your statement that you were willing to be called one in light of your view that only rich, well-educated people be allowed into this country.

I also never said that the US belongs to anyone other than it's citizens; I did suggest that this includes people not as willing as you are to deport the Statue of Liberty.

If proving one's reading comprehension were a requirement for citizenship, you would be in serious trouble.

On Few Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Posted on February 9 at 2:55 p.m.

When you say "our" country, Bots, you seem not to realize that this country doesn't belong exclusively to you and people like the reliably quick-triggered but witless JJ. Others have a different view of what the US represents. In particular, it's fortunate that my grandparents made it ashore before you or someone with an equally proud willingness to be considered an elitist and a racist sent them back for being insufficiently rich and educated; and speaking of sending things back, you really should start a campaign to return the Statue of Liberty.

On Few Scholarships for Undocumented Students

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