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polarbear4

polarbear4

Thanks, Benny!

polarbear4

CONGRESSMAN LAMAR SMITH OF TEXAS HAS A PROBLEM WITH SCIENCE – AND WITH VOTERS


Perhaps no one is more familiar with that extreme partisan atmosphere than Michael Mann, a climate scientist who has been mocked and jeered by Smith. “He’s a henchman,” Mann said of Smith. Both men went to Yale, and Mann said he believes the Congressman is well educated and smart enough to know that what he’s saying about climate change isn’t true. “That leaves only two possibilities: First, that it isn’t the science he’s rejecting, it’s the implications he doesn’t like. The other possibility is that he’s doing the bidding of the powerful fossil fuel interests that fund his campaigns.” Either way, said Mann, “He’s setting the world back.” …

Anti-Smith sentiment has even emerged in the Hill Country, the reddest and most rural part of Smith’s district. On a recent Saturday, a group of local residents gathered under a live oak tree on the ranch of Joyce Humble and Terry Casparis to talk about unseating their congressman. Most had met one another in the months since the election. “I didn’t know anyone out here who was like-minded before the election,” said Humble, a retiree who spends about 20 hours a week doing political work. “Now I know tons of people!”

Ashley McAllen, who sat across from Humble, is a physician who has temporarily stopped practicing medicine to devote himself to progressive politics in the area. While the Hill Country is still a Republican stronghold, McAllen said growing concerns about water entered politics here after the area underwent a severe drought a few years ago. “More people here believed in global warming during that drought than ever before,” said McAllen. Though the rains have returned, some wells are still running dry, and McAllen feels that Smith’s climate denial will clash with locals’ knowledge that climate change is already affecting them. “They know something is different. They can see it in their creeks.” …

Great news as more and more, right and left combine for the earth, for health, for the important things. (Emphasis mine.)

bebimbob

Received another begging email from TOP. Wants $5 from me. I guess that’s what happen when your volume goes down 50% because you sold out.

I would send him 5 bags of feces, but then I would have to spend some money on postage and expend some effort.

humphrey

The way that they keep having numerous petitions to grow their email list is a pain.

polarbear4
humphrey

As a follow up to your question about who is Kim Dotcom. Here is his website. It is interesting to say the least!

http://www.kim.com/

polarbear4

Quite the hacker/character! Looking forward to Tuesday or whenever he dishes. :O)

humphrey

I haven’t watched this yet but the title was enough for me wanting to share. LOL

humphrey

Another video from Tim. From his little dance at the start he agrees with the decision.

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