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Jara last won the day on January 12 2013

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  1. 2015 the hottest year on record

    A majority of them do - see the list of organisations I quoted above.. And if you can't tell the difference between religion and science, well...I'm a bit lost for words, really. It's so obvious. One is based on evidence, the other is based on superstition.
  2. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    They may want him gone because he's an egocentric jerk who's thus far achieved nothing (although I was pleased when he bombed Assad - pity he didn't get the man himself). See Nutbean's excellent post above: just as many jobs created in the Obama era as in the Trump (if that's what you're referring to). These things happen for all sorts of reasons, most of them not connected to who's in the White House. Not sure what else Trump's done: grabbed a few [censored]? Drained the - ahem - swamp? My god, if you fell for the Reaganite method-acting con, jeez... no wonder you're impressed by Trump.
  3. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Good post, Wise. If Trump really does persuade N. Korea to get rid of their nuclear weapons, I'll be the first to praise him (and Moon) for it. I doubt whether he will, though. The Kims done this several times before: say they'll disarm, stall for time, get some sort of benefit, then get right back to it. The real problems are China, which continues to support them, and the US, which thinks it has a divine right to stick its bib in wherever it feels like it.
  4. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Fantastic posts, Choke and Nut. Trump got to where he is because he appeals to stupid, insecure people, and there are an awful lot of those in America.
  5. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Bit rude to say I'm 'banging on' about them, but whatever. Eye of the beholder and all that. I only chose them because they were one of the first names on the long list of internationally respected scientific organisations concerned about global warming. I was hoping to advance our debate beyond all that "BOM-conspiracy" crap. Here's a position statement from their website, explaining why what you downplay as 'normal chemical stuff' is important : The Earth’s climate is changing in response to increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and particulate matter in the atmosphere, largely as the result of human activities. Chemistry is at the heart of understanding the climate system and integral to addressing the development and deployment of new emission reduction technologies and clean energy alternatives. The American Chemical Society (ACS) acknowledges that climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. Wen you say they are just "sticking fat with the general scientific community", I'm glad to see you're accepting that the general scientific community understands that global warming is real and man-made.
  6. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Sure, but I'm not basing my opinions upon said mammalogist. In my last post, I was basing my opinion on the very clearly-stated position of the American Chemical Society, the largest and most respected society of chemistry professionals in the world. Have a look at their website: they are clearly concerned about global warming, and recognise that an understanding of the chemistry involved is essential if we are to combat it.
  7. Worst films of all times

    You're probably right - each to his own, I suppose, and I didn't like the guy who played Will (Joseph Fiennes, wasn't it?) but I thought Gwyneth was a bit of a sweetie. What I liked about it (and the reason I suggested my kids see it when they were doing Shakespeare at school) was its depiction of Elizabethan theatre and its place in society. I thought Saving Private Ryan was also a brilliant film, if a little Yankee-gung-ho, but I had to shut my eyes for the opening scenes.
  8. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    Sorry if I've been boring you, but you'll have to explain it one more time. I don't get what you're saying. You say you are interested in the "content" the organisation - let's say, for argument's sake, the American Chemical Society - produces. What's that supposed to mean? How do you manifest that interest? Do you actually read the many peer-reviewed journal articles on global warming they publish? Do you have any scientific basis at all for your belief that they are all somehow "wrong", or do you get all the information you want from your IPA entomologist?
  9. 2015 the hottest year on record

    Wrecker - you've lost me here. Nut is simply saying is that if we heed what the scientists tell us and reduce our carbon emissions, the worst that can happen is that we reduce the amount of pollution in the atmosphere. Whereas if we follow your advice and do nothing, we are risking global catastrophe. How is is that religious?
  10. Worst films of all times

    Each to their own, I suppose - Shakespeare in Love and The Artist are two of my favourite films (my kids say I need to see more films)
  11. For an entire word.
  12. Plenty of mens rea around here, not enough mens sana 😱
  13. I'm not sure what you mean. Have we done this? (as far as I know, I haven't)
  14. The adventures of President Donald Gump

    So the American Chemical Society, to choose one of many internationally respected organisations, is just "praying on fear" (whatever that means)? I'd say they're looking at the science.
  15. 2015 the hottest year on record

    Not really, but I'm not sure what you mean. Do you think we do a lot, or that we do absolutely nothing?