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Acartia_Bogart



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2019,16:25   

Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2019,17:06   

Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ Mar. 18 2019,11:25)
   
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

Sure. Are there plans afoot?

ETA I see there are. https://www.cbc.ca/news.......4754937

ETA2 I see they're not going well. https://globalnews.ca/news.......damaged

ETA3 I see this particular project has folded. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news....-257853

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2019,18:18   

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Hi Stephen! Long time no see.

Hey Alan, been awhile. Guess I drifted away once I'D became irrelevant and traffic here slowed down.

Good to see you are still here

I've become a bit irrelevant too but I know what you mean! :) It amazes me folks still talk about ID as if it hadn't followed in the footsteps of the Norwegian Blue.

Regarding climate change, I suspect we're too late and too in the thrall of vested interests to reverse the trend. Hope I'm wrong.

There's plenty of energy, just better ways of extracting and storing it are needed. Wave energy is fine in principle but problematic because of the extreme environment for the equipment, especially in the North Atlantic in winter. There's a lot of work needed if it could ever become mainstream.

I see UK are bringing in legislation to ensure heat pumps replace gas and oil as an energy source for home heating. Switching back to lime from portland cement as a construction material could help too.

Reckon ID was always irrelevant, seemed like a threat back in the day.

Wave power may be usefull, tidal power would be my bet. Tidal is far more predictable/reliable as it is mostly astronomical driven rather than weather.

I would definitely like to see science funded better, both "blue-sky" and "research/target driven".

My 2c.

ID was a threat. The Fundamentalist kooks who funded the Disco Tute paid millions to bankroll this scam. If the Creationists had been slick and sophisticated and also found a dumb and blind partisan nut of a judge --which DaveTard thought they had-- they could have won at least one court case and thrown the issue into confusion. Unfortunately for them, they had to be complete idiots at every step of the way, including taking their creationist textbook and global search-and-replacing "creationism" with "intelligent design", the board members publicly saying they were doing this to stand up for Jesus, etc.

but yeah, once Dembski saw the writing on the wall and bailed on testifying, and Behe humiliated himself on the stand, and a republican judge spent a hundred and twenty plus pages chewing them out for being obvious liars and scam artists, ID was BSOD.


   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2019,18:22   

Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ Mar. 18 2019,17:25)
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

And if you constructed an enormous object with a total density of slightly less than water, you could extract E=mgh from that, but then your problem is you only get two high tides a day.  :(

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 18 2019,18:31   

Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 18 2019,19:22)
Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ Mar. 18 2019,17:25)
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

And if you constructed an enormous object with a total density of slightly less than water, you could extract E=mgh from that, but then your problem is you only get two high tides a day.  :(

Solar Thermal has lagged way behind PV, especially with the price of PV falling every year, but it's the only technology that has a chance of making a dent.

   
clamboy



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 19 2019,00:11   

Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ Mar. 18 2019,16:25)
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

Well, once those sciency types determine when its wavelength equals its frequency, then unlimited free energy, folks!

But really, the efficiencies are, to my understanding, still lagging way behind the best we currently have, combined gas-coal plants. These can reach efficiencies of well over 60%, or so I understand, and I know of nothing else on the market that can come through anywhere near as well at the present time. Am I mistaken?

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 19 2019,02:54   

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Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

And if you constructed an enormous object with a total density of slightly less than water, you could extract E=mgh from that, but then your problem is you only get two high tides a day.  :(

Solar Thermal has lagged way behind PV, especially with the price of PV falling every year, but it's the only technology that has a chance of making a dent.

Well, I dunno. As I said, there's plenty of energy out there. A pluralistic approach at capture and storage seems most effective.

  
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 19 2019,03:49   

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Quote (Acartia_Bogart @ Mar. 18 2019,11:25)
   
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 18 2019,15:34)
The Rance tidal power station has recouped its development and building costs and is cheaper to run than nuclear. But how many other suitable sites are there?

The Bay of Fundy is the obvious location. 53 foot tidal amplitude at the top of the bay. Largest in the world.

Sure. Are there plans afoot?

ETA I see there are. https://www.cbc.ca/news.......4754937

ETA2 I see they're not going well. https://globalnews.ca/news.......damaged

ETA3 I see this particular project has folded. https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news.......-257853

The idea of building a tidal barrage on the Severn in the UK is occasionally floated, but usually sinks quite quickly. Here in Norway most power is hydro (we export our evil contamination), but there's work on off-shore wind power going on. Our electric company tried selling us solar panels, but that was when I had some masters students looking at power consumption, and of course there's a negative correlation with solar radiation and power consumption(*).

ATM the UK could probably get most of its energy by recycling all of the hot air being produced in the Houses of Parliament.

(*) this is true on the other side of the fjord, at least.

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 19 2019,07:44   

Ah, Norway!

An example to us all!

Their management of oil and gas reserves, the fjords, the parrots.

And the Norway option for Brexit. Mind you, why isn't Norway a full member of the EU?

[Norway/EU

  
Bob O'H



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2019,03:33   

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Ah, Norway!

An example to us all!

Their management of oil and gas reserves, the fjords, the parrots.

And the Norway option for Brexit. Mind you, why isn't Norway a full member of the EU?

[Norway/EU

I think they're worried that the EU will nick all of their parrots.

I live on the side of a fjord, and here's a photo of the view from my office.

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Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2019,05:06   

Quote (Bob O'H @ Mar. 19 2019,22:33)
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 19 2019,07:44)
Ah, Norway!

An example to us all!

Their management of oil and gas reserves, the fjords, the parrots.

And the Norway option for Brexit. Mind you, why isn't Norway a full member of the EU?

[Norway/EU

I think they're worried that the EU will nick all of their parrots.

I live on the side of a fjord, and here's a photo of the view from my office.

Lucky bugger! :)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2019,13:04   

Quote (Bob O'H @ Mar. 20 2019,03:33)
 
Quote (Alan Fox @ Mar. 19 2019,07:44)
Ah, Norway!

An example to us all!

Their management of oil and gas reserves, the fjords, the parrots.

And the Norway option for Brexit. Mind you, why isn't Norway a full member of the EU?

[Norway/EU

I think they're worried that the EU will nick all of their parrots.

I live on the side of a fjord, and here's a photo of the view from my office.

All you need is the right badge



and you can be a Fjord Prefect.

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 21 2019,19:38   

Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

   
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,18:40   

Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 21 2019,19:38)
Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

Do you dislike president Trump?

  
Occam's Aftershave



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,19:03   

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Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

Do you dislike president Trump?

Trump is a compulsive liar, racial bigot, misogynist, criminal tax evader, harmed the country immeasurably by disregarding security protocols and spuriously issuing TS clearances to his family, scientific illiterate who gutted climate and environmental protections and research, wants to cut social security and health care for the poor, and who gave himself and his rich GOP donors a huge tax break which will balloon the Federal deficit to over $1 trillion.

What's not to dislike?

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,19:32   

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Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

Do you dislike president Trump?

Trump is a compulsive liar, racial bigot, misogynist, criminal tax evader, harmed the country immeasurably by disregarding security protocols and spuriously issuing TS clearances to his family, scientific illiterate who gutted climate and environmental protections and research, wants to cut social security and health care for the poor, and who gave himself and his rich GOP donors a huge tax break which will balloon the Federal deficit to over $1 trillion.

What's not to dislike?

and since, with the help of his tax cuts for the superwealthy, the budget deficit is at a record high, he just proposed a budget that eliminates all funding for the Special Olympics.

   
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2019,21:10   

Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 28 2019,17:32)
Quote (Occam's Aftershave @ Mar. 28 2019,20:03)
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Mar. 28 2019,18:40)
   
Quote (stevestory @ Mar. 21 2019,19:38)
Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

Do you dislike president Trump?

Trump is a compulsive liar, racial bigot, misogynist, criminal tax evader, harmed the country immeasurably by disregarding security protocols and spuriously issuing TS clearances to his family, scientific illiterate who gutted climate and environmental protections and research, wants to cut social security and health care for the poor, and who gave himself and his rich GOP donors a huge tax break which will balloon the Federal deficit to over $1 trillion.

What's not to dislike?

and since, with the help of his tax cuts for the superwealthy, the budget deficit is at a record high, he just proposed a budget that eliminates all funding for the Special Olympics.

and NEA, CPB, etc., etc.

We dodged a bullet up here after Harper floated his "barbaric cultural practices hotline".

First they came for the Muslims, and we said "Not this time, motherfuckers."

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2019,05:14   

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Trump Assembles A Confederacy of Dummies to Stymie Climate Change

Do you dislike president Trump?

Trump is a compulsive liar, racial bigot, misogynist, criminal tax evader, harmed the country immeasurably by disregarding security protocols and spuriously issuing TS clearances to his family, scientific illiterate who gutted climate and environmental protections and research, wants to cut social security and health care for the poor, and who gave himself and his rich GOP donors a huge tax break which will balloon the Federal deficit to over $1 trillion.

What's not to dislike?

What has he lied about? I have certainly heard him use hyperbole but cannot think of a flat-out lie.

How is he a racial bigot? Looking at photographs of his workforce from way before he went into politics, they certainly look like a diverse bunch. Forcing/suing clubs to remove bans on Jewish and black members would be kinda strange for a racist to do.

Employing women in high level management seems an unlikely thing for a misogynist to do.

I am unaware of him doing anything illegal wrt his taxes. The only thing I can recall about his taxes was when the loony Rachel Madow pulled that hilariously backfiring stunt on her tv show.

Security, I know nothing about him doing dodgy stuff there. I do think though that if there was even a shred of evidence, we would have all heard about it. Pretty much every media outlet seems desperate to trumpet bad publicity regarding Trump.

He probably is scientifically illiterate by your standards, but what % of society is not?

Don't know about his cutting welfare, I have not seen that story.

Not sure about what he wants to do regarding healthcare, could you give a link please?

Can't tax reductions be a good thing? Is it not possible that a company making higher profits might employ more people? Or pay higher wages?

As an outsider looking in, America seems to be booming with Trump as president.

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2019,15:22   

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Stephen:

Stephen:

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What has he lied about? I have certainly heard him use hyperbole but cannot think of a flat-out lie.


I'm an outsider but I suggest you have a look at Wikipedia for a start. Whether they are lies is a, to me, not very important question. That they are false should be cause for concern.
Also see here

And here.

  
Alan Fox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2019,15:27   

Is hydrogen an answer to energy storage? Seems there is an ongoing experiment on the Orkney Islands.

BBC on hydrogen in Orkney

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2019,17:24   

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Stephen:

Stephen:

 
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What has he lied about? I have certainly heard him use hyperbole but cannot think of a flat-out lie.


I'm an outsider but I suggest you have a look at Wikipedia for a start. Whether they are lies is a, to me, not very important question. That they are false should be cause for concern.
Also see here

And here.

You and I call it lying.

In the business world it's known as marketing.

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Cubist



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2019,23:35   

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How is (Trump) a racial bigot?

I dunno… maybe the fact that he called for the execution of the Central Park Five (five black dudes who were found innocent of raping a woman in NYC's Central Park)? How about the fact that he was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan—is that sufficient evidence to support the claim that Trump is racist?

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2019,08:27   


   
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2019,17:13   

Quote (Cubist @ Mar. 29 2019,23:35)
 
Quote (Stephen Elliott @ Mar. 29 2019,05:14)
How is (Trump) a racial bigot?

I dunno… maybe the fact that he called for the execution of the Central Park Five (five black dudes who were found innocent of raping a woman in NYC's Central Park)? How about the fact that he was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan—is that sufficient evidence to support the claim that Trump is racist?

Not really.

IIRC, Trump calling for the death penalty was in response to the viciousness of the attack, not the colour of the skin of the people believed to have carried it out.

Being supported by the kkk says nothing about trump. He does not control who claims to support him. If you are referring to David Duke, it would be worthwhile watching his full interview with Dinesh D'souza. Anyhoo, kkk people claiming to support Trump is one thing. Hot-sauce Hillary describing a kkk member as a friend and mentor is a whole new level. She also spoke well of Margaret "black people are weeds" Sanger.

I also watched an interview featuring the founder of B.E.T. The first black billionaire in the USA. He had quite a few positive things to say about president Trump. As did Ben Carson and a fair few other successful black people. So no, right now I do not think Trump is racist.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2019,09:24   

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Hot-sauce Hillary describing a kkk member as a friend and mentor is a whole new level.


You're referring to Robert Byrd who at the time Hillary Clinton made those comments was a recently deceased *former* member of the KKK and who was eulogized thus by the NAACP?

     
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NAACP MOURNS THE PASSING OF
U.S. SENATOR ROBERT BYRD
Longest Serving Member of Congress Became a
Champion for Civil Rights and Liberties  

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Robert Byrd. Byrd, the longest serving member of congress was first elected to the U.S. House from in 1952 and was elected Senator in 1958. Byrd passed away this morning at the age of 92.

“Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.  “Senator Byrd went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and many other pieces of seminal legislation that advanced the civil rights and liberties of our country.

“Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, the historic health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. “Senator Byrd was a master of the Senate Rules, and helped strategize passage of legislation that helped millions of Americans. He will be sorely missed.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


Is that the guy? Or did you have somebody else in mind?

Tu quoque is not a good argumentive method, and tu quoque based on misleading, false, or entirely invented material is even more pathetic than in its usual application, which is quite the trick.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2019,10:42   

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Hot-sauce Hillary describing a kkk member as a friend and mentor is a whole new level.


You're referring to Robert Byrd who at the time Hillary Clinton made those comments was a recently deceased *former* member of the KKK and who was eulogized thus by the NAACP?

     
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NAACP MOURNS THE PASSING OF
U.S. SENATOR ROBERT BYRD
Longest Serving Member of Congress Became a
Champion for Civil Rights and Liberties  

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Robert Byrd. Byrd, the longest serving member of congress was first elected to the U.S. House from in 1952 and was elected Senator in 1958. Byrd passed away this morning at the age of 92.

“Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.  “Senator Byrd went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and many other pieces of seminal legislation that advanced the civil rights and liberties of our country.

“Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, the historic health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. “Senator Byrd was a master of the Senate Rules, and helped strategize passage of legislation that helped millions of Americans. He will be sorely missed.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


Is that the guy? Or did you have somebody else in mind?

Tu quoque is not a good argumentive method, and tu quoque based on misleading, false, or entirely invented material is even more pathetic than in its usual application, which is quite the trick.

I'm not impressed with the "but he has a black friend" defence, either.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2019,12:16   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ April 03 2019,09:24)
   
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Hot-sauce Hillary describing a kkk member as a friend and mentor is a whole new level.


You're referring to Robert Byrd who at the time Hillary Clinton made those comments was a recently deceased *former* member of the KKK and who was eulogized thus by the NAACP?

         
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NAACP MOURNS THE PASSING OF
U.S. SENATOR ROBERT BYRD
Longest Serving Member of Congress Became a
Champion for Civil Rights and Liberties  

WASHINGTON, DC – The NAACP is saddened by the passing of United States Senator Robert Byrd. Byrd, the longest serving member of congress was first elected to the U.S. House from in 1952 and was elected Senator in 1958. Byrd passed away this morning at the age of 92.

“Senator Byrd reflects the transformative power of this nation,” stated NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.  “Senator Byrd went from being an active member of the KKK to a being a stalwart supporter of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and many other pieces of seminal legislation that advanced the civil rights and liberties of our country.

“Senator Byrd came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda, doing well on the NAACP Annual Civil Rights Report Card. He stood with us on many issues of crucial importance to our members from the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, the historic health care legislation of 2010 and his support for the Hate Crimes Prevention legislation,” stated Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy. “Senator Byrd was a master of the Senate Rules, and helped strategize passage of legislation that helped millions of Americans. He will be sorely missed.”
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


Is that the guy? Or did you have somebody else in mind?

Tu quoque is not a good argumentive method, and tu quoque based on misleading, false, or entirely invented material is even more pathetic than in its usual application, which is quite the trick.

Yes you are correct, that is who I was referring to.

ETA. I changed my mind about evolution. I went from being pro-I.D. To accepting evolution. Based on the evidence presented.

I changed my mind about climate change, based on the evidence presented. I would rather believe we are not affecting climate but accept that we are.

I am pretty sure I could believe Trump was racist if the same/similar level of evidence was shown.

  
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: April 03 2019,14:16   

But if climate was changing as fast as it is due to things totally out of human control, wouldn't that be scarier?

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: April 04 2019,13:23   

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But if climate was changing as fast as it is due to things totally out of human control, wouldn't that be scarier?

Probably, I can't see how it could be less worying.

That said, if it is entirely man-made and we fail to prevent it, that is kinda damming of us as a species.

  
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