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  • cregan commented on the blog post Liberal Billionaire Backing Major Climate Change Campaign

    2014-05-25 14:23:20View | Delete

    Do you know where the 97% figure comes from? A study by University of Queensland. They studied thousands of climate related papers. Of those, only 34% expressed an opinion of AGW. Of that 34%, 97% agreed with the basic premise of AGW.

    Not really a very honest figure is it? It is not 97% of all scientists or “of the scientific community.” As we know from the harrassment of those disagreeing, it is pretty certain the number of those expressing an opinion are going to express one that is supportive of AGW.

    There are likely many good reasons to support AGW, so misrepresenting the 97% figure is really not needed.

    Aside from that, “Who cares?” I am sure 97% of the population thought slavery was a great thing back in 1650. That didn’t make it right or correct. I’m also sure that back in 1910 that 97% of people would have been against marriage equality. did that make them right?

  • cregan commented on the diary post Sunday Talking Heads: May 25, 2014 by Elliott.

    2014-05-25 14:15:02View | Delete

    The reparations were 600,000 dead. That’s a very high price to pay for slavery.

  • cregan commented on the blog post TPP And ‘Pivot To Asia’ Facing Backlash

    2014-04-29 15:45:55View | Delete

    In agreement with you DS.

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 15:43:19View | Delete

    Agreed. For sure.

    Though, it still doesn’t excuse the inaction during the Rwanda crisis. However, if the leaders of Rwanda at the time had been NBA owners, there might have been some call to action from leaders here.

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 15:32:42View | Delete

    IN that case, the hate speech was by the powers that be. And the intimidation they enforced (not allowing other opinions), ensured others went along.

    So, there was no public airing of differing opinions allowed, rendering what you are saying nearly impossible to do.

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 15:22:47View | Delete

    I am simply pointing out the huge concern over the statements of one man, and the relative (except in Hitler case), ho-hum yawning that take place in the case of monumental hatred. You can certainly add Rwanda to that list and the tepid action taken by anyone at the time. Too bad Rwandan leaders were [...]

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 15:14:01View | Delete

    Exactly. There are Donald’s from all angles and walks of life. Don’t miss the forest for the tree.

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 15:12:37View | Delete

    Certainly, I agree, it was quite ridiculous for all those people to die due to one person’s hatred and the fear they instilled in others.

    I am sure Sterling is in there somewhere.

  • cregan commented on the diary post Breaking: NBA Bans Clippers Owner Donald Sterling for Life by spocko.

    2014-04-29 14:58:54View | Delete

    Let’s see. Over the last century– One man’s hatred caused the death of 6 million Jews. Stalin’s hate for people caused the death of 20 million people. Mao’s hatred for people caused about 30 million people to die. Turkey’s hatred for Armenians caused 2 to 3 million people to die. Pol Pot’s hatred caused 3 [...]

  • What I love is the scene kind of like this–

    IN the back ground, a house is on fire. The interviewer asks, “Are you concerned that arsonists no longer care what you say?”

    Answer–”No, you see, those who try to say that don’t really understand the complexities of the situation…..”

    Another house suddenly catches fire.

    “…these arsonists completely know I mean business…”

    The TV camera suddenly catches fire.

    “…I’ve looked over our many options, and I feel we have the right posture. We are more respected by arsonists than ever before, despite what you people say.”

    The street catches fire.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Breaking: Nelson Mandela RIP (1918-2013)

    2013-12-05 23:12:26View | Delete

    A truly great man.

    There have been many people who have suffered greatly in their lives. There have been many other people who have overcome great odds to accomplish great things.

    Neither of those two things made Mandela a great man.

    What made him a great man and great political leader for all time was that he did something that no other leader probably has ever done. In the situation where revenge and bitter feelings would have been extremely understandable, and even expected, Mandela did what no other person would have done. Many have been inspired by Mandela, but none have resisted the base human emotions that Mandela did and thereby transcended human behavior and crossed over into the ages.

  • Main thing is, “Who cares what the Pope says?”

  • cregan commented on the blog post Racism Is Not Over, Bob Dylan Getting Sued

    2013-12-02 22:31:08View | Delete

    “Polonius had a role in Hamlet.”

    “You dope, Polonius did not say ‘To be or not to be?’”

    Uh, I said he had a “role” in Hamlet.

    Yeah, but, he didn’t build the sets.

    Uh, I said he had a role in Hamlet.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 19:07:04View | Delete

    Hmm.

    It all about the children isn’t it? Not really. If you cared about the kid in that situation you’d DO something about it.

    Like really look into the situation and find out the Dad’s an alcoholic and get him handled so you don’t have to go back and feed them again and again.

    We talking about the source of the problem. Which as I said is a specific person doing or not doing a specific thing.

    Giving the kid some food while you walk away and the kid is STILL in the situation is useless.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 19:03:39View | Delete

    Apathy?

    You really didn’t get it. What takes more work? 1. taking the time to find the real why for someone’s situation and helping them correct it and get on their way out, or 2. hand em a bowl of soup? Or a check?

    Handing out a check is apathy. Handing out a bowl and saying, “See you next time you get hungry,” is pretty apathetic. It leads no where.

    Now, if you want them to get nowhere, keep doing it.

    I don’t work that way. I actually work to help people. Not sluff them off with money so I can feel good.

    But, it’s pretty certain that people don’t mind that what they are doing isn’t working.

    Be effective, don’t hand out sympathy and soup.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 16:36:16View | Delete

    No, I wasn’t responsible, but some specific person with a name WAS. Certainly, no politician was responsible for it.

    On the other hand, I could have told someone about it, a teacher, etc. to maybe start the ball rolling toward getting it handled.

    Someone doing something they shouldn’t be doing, someone not doing something they should be doing.

    What are you doing that you shouldn’t be doing?

    What should you be doing that you are not doing?

    What ought you be doing?

    What don’t you want me to find out about you?

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 16:28:09View | Delete

    NO, you just misread or misunderstood what I said.

    Same is still true, religious leaders can say whatever they want. Just don’t go around holding politicians to that religious standard.

    Don’t go saying Nancy Pelosi should be pro life just because the leader of her religion thinks abortion is wrong.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 16:25:16View | Delete

    Also, when I say “go back and trace it down and you will find the “why,” I should add this–

    Once you find the why, you correct or fix THAT and the person will begin to recover for real. It isn’t a matter of, “Oh, too bad, you f’d up and it’s all your fault.”

    Correct the wrong “why” and the problem never solves.

    Hence, trillions spent trying to “solve” poverty, and the problem continues. The “solution” aims to correct the wrong why, same as replacing the battery in your car is not going to solve being out of gas. Put some gas in, and you’re off. Replace a million batteries and the car will never run.

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 16:16:14View | Delete

    Jesus was a religious leader, not a politician responsible to people of many different religions.

    (though with politicians today “not responsible to anyone.”)

  • cregan commented on the blog post Pope Francis Seems to Be Making Republicans Nervous

    2013-11-30 16:14:46View | Delete

    No, I’m not saying a pastor should not say what is on his mind and what he believes. Asking or requiring a politician to follow such is out of bounds.

    Asking them to take it into account is certainly fine, but judging them against what some religious leader says is out of bounds to me.

    Just like a conservative who rags on Nancy Pelosi about how her position on abortion is against her religion’s teachings. It is out of bounds.

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