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Gotta love these right wing hacks who likely never took a science class past the 10th grade and yet feel themselves qualified to dismiss the consensus of science and the overwhelming objective evidence. And to cite examples of weather as counter-evidence to climate warming is ignorance in a nearly crystalline form.

#4 | Posted by midiman at 2014-11-23 08:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

Actually, I love the left wing tools who probably never modeled ANYTHING on a computer at all. The best computers only give answers based on input and the computational methodology. If either of those are flawed, the answers are flawed. If engineers or scientists don't question or "reality check" or "normalize" their results and accept the output at face value, they are not very good engineers or scientists.

I can model a watershed and get almost any result that I want based on the input parameters. I can also make it so that it would pass a peer review. The climate is much more complex - with many more variables and input parameters.

The "science" is not settled using the current methodology. How can I claim this - because the models are consistantly wrong in predicting future results even when normalized using actual measurements.

Scientists are NOT engineers. They usually build nothing. They are usually labrats or academics who have NO accountability or responsibility outside of the fear of NOT being published. Unless they work for the private sector and have fiscal responsibility in their decisions.

They can easily be motivated by politics - just like the oil and gas scientists - as the left ALWAYS claims.

"I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we're facing right now have to do with [the president] trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that's what I intend to reverse when I'm President of the United States of America." (3/31/08)

We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress." (5/19/08)

Anybody who tells you it's going to be easy or that I can wave a magic wand and make it happen hasn't been paying attention to how this town works." (5/5/10)

"[T]here are those in the immigrants' rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. … I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. 7(7/1/10)

I can't simply ignore laws that are out there. I've got to work to make sure that they are changed." (10/14/10)

I can't just make the laws up by myself. So the most important thing that we can do is focus on changing the underlying laws." (10/25/10)

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed (3/28/11)

"I know some here wish that I could just bypass Congress and change the law myself. But that's not how democracy works. See, democracy is hard. But it's right. Changing our laws means doing the hard work of changing minds and changing votes, one by one." (4/29/11)

What we really need to do is to keep up the fight to pass genuine, comprehensive reform. That is the ultimate solution to this problem. That's what I'm committed to doing." (5/10/11)

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