Agreeable Warm Weather Is A Clear Sign Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

So far, it seems as if climate change, whether it is mostly/solely natural, mostly/solely man induced, or somewhere in between, has people happy with the weather. They find it agreeable and preferable. this has made the Cult of Climastrology very unhappy, though

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change, say scientists
El Niño driving current spike in warm weather and May almost certain to be warmer than average from 1961 to 1990

Huh. It seems that the subhead contradicts the headline, since El Nino is very much a natural process that has been going on well before the current warm period.

Unseasonably warm weather across Australia, which is set to continue through the coming month, might be putting a spring in people’s step but is a clear sign of dangerous climate change, according climate scientists and meteorologists.

Australia and the rest of the world have been reeling from a string of temperature records being smashed. February caused alarm when it was the most unusually warm month on record by a huge margin. But that record was broken immediately by March.

In other words, we’re doomed from agreeable weather. Yes, Warmists are serious. Such is the doom and gloom bubble they live in.

“The previous record had about a one in 43-year chance due to natural climate variations alone but now occurs about one year in six in the present climate, that is already affected by human-caused climate change,” he told Guardian Australia.

“It’s evidence that climate change is already happening – and increasing the risks of hot extremes.”

It’s interesting that when it is cold records being smashed, and we see things like spring snow, years without a spring, snow in Egypt, etc, it is dismissed as being just weather. Or blamed on ‘climate change’ and someone driving a fossil fueled vehicle.

The current spike in warm weather is happening partly because of the monster El Niño that spread a pulse of warm water across the Pacific Ocean in 2015. That El Niño is dissipating, spreading the warmer water around Australia, raising temperatures.

No, it’s pretty much happening solely because of El Nino, and the fact that warm periods happen.

But all that was happening on top of the background of global warming, Trewin said. He said that these days, in an El Niño year, the world tended to experience extreme temperatures and merely “above average” temperatures in other years. Only when a La Niña cooled the globe were there normal or slightly cool temperatures.

What is “normal”? Was it normal to see a dip in temperatures from the 1940’s through the 1970’s, despite a huge rise in the use of fossil fuels, energy, and manufacturing? No worries, Warmists will always have some sort of excuse and will always apply some blame. Because that’s what pseudo-religious cults do.

Of course, most cults don’t demand that the government institute massive tax schemes and restrict the liberty of private citizens.

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36 Responses to “Agreeable Warm Weather Is A Clear Sign Of ‘Climate Change’ Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    I’ll treat you as if you’re ignorant and not just obfuscating.

    El Nino is natural. The absolute increase in the global mean surface temperature at the peak of an El Nino depends on the amount of heat the ocean retains between El Nino events.

    The Earth is warming as a result CO2 added to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels – which is not natural.

    This makes each El Nino peak higher than the previous.

    Do you see the interplay between the natural El Nino and the unnatural warming?

  2. Hank_M says:

    “The Earth is warming as a result CO2 added to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels – which is not natural.”

    Wrong. You can repeat this all you want, it will not make it true.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    The Earth is warming as a result CO2 added to the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels – which is not natural.

    This makes each El Nino peak higher than the previous.

    -the little guy who exaggerates often and makes factless assumptions

  4. John says:

    Teach “mostly people are happy with the weather”. ???
    Do you mean like worldwide or in your local neighborhood?
    For the first time that we know about they had 3 super cyclones in the Pacific at the same time last year
    Aside perhaps from some extreme surfers I can’t see many people being happy about that
    When climate changes local weather also changes, and people have gotten used to trying to get by with that weather
    Change makes things more difficult for more people than it possibly helps

  5. Hank_M says:

    “For the first time that we know about they had 3 super cyclones in the Pacific at the same time last year”

    You expect a carbon tax to stop these?

  6. Jeffery says:

    Mr. M. typed:

    “For the first time that we know about they had 3 super cyclones in the Pacific at the same time last year”

    You expect a carbon tax to stop these?

    Yes, eventually.

  7. Dana says:

    Jeffrey optimistically typed:

    “For the first time that we know about they had 3 super cyclones in the Pacific at the same time last year”

    You expect a carbon tax to stop these?

    Yes, eventually.

    It’s pretty easy to make a prediction which cannot be verified until long after you are stone-cold graveyard dead.

  8. Dana says:

    One of my drivers has a snow plowing business on the side, and this winter he made only $1,800; the previous couple of winters he made $8,000 and $9,000. I suppose the warmer winter wasn’t so agreeable for him.

    Me? It sure worked for me!

  9. Jeffery says:

    You boiz might as well argue that the moon is made of cheese or that the Earth is flat or that Trump will build a wall. What’s next, tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs? Is there anything a conservative can get right?

    The Earth is warming.

    The Earth is warming because of increased CO2 in the atmosphere.

    The Earth is warming because of increased CO2 in the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning.

    These are the facts. They are not in dispute. Now the Deniers will try to mislead and confuse you with their sleight of hand, with tall tales of cosmic rays, undiscovered and unmeasurable heat rays from the Sun, cavemen driving dinosaurs and not SUVs, magic thermometers hanging from satellites, and conspiracies and a massive hoax involving the Pope, the Dalai Lama, communists, scientists and governments.

    But these are the facts and they are not in dispute.

  10. Jeffery says:

    The Hypocrite D-boi typed:

    It’s pretty easy to make a prediction which cannot be verified until long after you are stone-cold graveyard dead.

    Why make any plans for the future?

    You have yours now, don’t you? Fuck those children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Let them figure it out. Why the hell should you pay 24 cents a gallon more for petrol just to give those future rugrats a better world. Fuck them.

    One thing you can count on from conservatists is a lack of genuine altruism or empathy.

    You have yours now, don’t you? Fuck them.

  11. Jl says:

    Poor J. The “facts” are always in dispute, especially with the crystal ball gazing global warming crowd. It’s been shown most of the warming has been done by “adjustments” that always make the past cooler and the present warmer. So what we have for sure is that the earth is greening, a positive. All the gloom and doom predictions from the alarmist crowd haven’t happened, and therefore conveniently gets pushed further and further into the future. What a joke.

  12. Jeffery says:

    Poor J. Last of the grand Deni-o-saurs, perhaps Deniosaurus rex, not even yet ready to admit the Earth is warming. The ice is being “adjusted” away by arithmetic! Heat doesn’t melt ice, adjustments do!

    Even the consistently wrong Teach admits the Earth is warming. You’re the last of your species! Please save some of your DNA in liquid nitrogen, scientists will want to study it, as it’s likely the greatest source of Neanderthal mitochondrial DNA extant!

  13. Jl says:

    Speaking of a carbon tax, former Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore has a $100,000 bet that global CO2 levels will be higher in 10 years than they are now. To no one’s surprise, there have been no takers. Gee, it’s almost as if the astrologers know all their foolish plans to curtail CO2 won’t really work, especially with Chna and India building new coal power plants all the time.

  14. gitarcarver says:

    You have yours now, don’t you?

    Says the guy who wants others to not have intellectual property protection while maintaining protection for his intellectual property. After all, you got yours, right?

    Fuck those children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    As you are an admitted rapist, I am not sure you should be now talking about sexual assault of children,

    Let them figure it out. Why the hell should you pay 24 cents a gallon more for petrol just to give those future rugrats a better world. Fuck them.

    As usual, your conclusion is based on the fallacy that money can solve everything. Yet the actual science is still out on the cause of warming but hey, since liberal love to take money from people and give it to others without any benefit to anyone, we should expect nothing less from your plan.

    One thing you can count on from conservatists is a lack of genuine altruism or empathy.

    Yet conservatives give more to charities in both money and time. It is leftists like Bernie Sanders who hate charities and think (as do you) that only government can address issues, even when there are no issues to address.

    Your statement is also hilarious as you have openly mocked the deaths of the men in Benghazi. Oh well. In your world they and their families don’t deserve anything from you other than derision.

  15. Jeffery says:

    Gutter Cleaner typed:

    As you are an admitted rapist, I am not sure you should be now talking about sexual assault of children,

    You have made that libelous charge before. Care to support it with evidence? I didn’t think so, you bitter little putz. You’ve revealed yourself as a bitter little liar before.

    Of course, you, as a withered husk of a bitter little man have no children or grandchildren to worry about. Your future is sitting around alone eating Campbells tomato soup and saltines watching re-runs of Hee-Haw. I’d be bitter too.

    You once again flaunt your ignorance regarding intellectual property. You’re just jealous. Have you ever invented something and actually have it marketed worldwide? It’s a nice feeling. Do you oppose inventors being rewarded for their inventions? Why? Envy?

    Who is better to judge the patent system than a successful inventor listed as an inventor in multiple patents? I think the system needs improvement, especially regarding drugs and technology. Care to discuss that, you little putz? I thought not.

    Yet the actual science is still out on the cause of warming

    You’re one God-damned ignorant bitter little putz.

    you have openly mocked the deaths of the men in Benghazi.

    I did not. You’ll have to prove it, you bitter little lying putz.

    Can you make a living as a part time gutter cleaner or do you rely on wealthy taxpayers like me to support you like I support the D-Boi’s?

    I suspect you sit around in your dingy apartment collecting Social Security that I pay for. Enjoy your soup and saltines.

    What a pathetic, bitter little putz you’ve become.

    Have you ever had even one commenter at your virus-infected “blog”?

    As that your arrangement with Teach? He links to your little “musings” and you spend your time here sucking defending him?

    The Dog Sucking D-Boi has accused me of raping my grandchildren and I challenged him to call my local police and have me arrested. He demurred. The White Supremacist D-Boi threatened to report me to the FDA if I was mean to him again. I’m still waiting. You accuse me of rape. By all means contact the authorities in St. Louis County MO. Teach has my full name – perhaps if you swallow next time he’ll unscrupulously let it slip.

  16. Jeffery says:

    Patrick Moore wants to place a $100,000 bet. Lobbying for fossil fuel engineering corporations must pay well!!

    It’s unlikely he’ll be alive in 10 years, or if he is, remember the bet, since his faculties are rapidly declining.

    But he’s not so demented that he doesn’t understand a sure thing. Although Deniers Deny it, CO2 has a long half-life in the atmosphere, so with even zero emissions starting tomorrow, it’s unlikely that CO2 would drop by then. Moore knows that emissions will be slowly ramped down. It’s a sucker bet, not designed to get takers, but rather to sucker in Deniers. Just another talking point for J to recite.

    The Earth is warming because of CO2 we’re adding to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels.

  17. gitarcarver says:

    You have made that libelous charge before. Care to support it with evidence? I didn’t think so, you bitter little putz.

    First, are you saying that my statement damaged your reputation? How is that?

    Secondly, your own statements are the evidence. (And don’t forget, truth is a defense.)

    And third, perhaps you should let people answer before you come to conclusions about what they will or will not do. It just makes you look ridiculous to say “I didn’t think so” when I haven’t even been given a chance to respond.

    You once again flaunt your ignorance regarding intellectual property. You’re just jealous. Have you ever invented something and actually have it marketed worldwide? It’s a nice feeling. Do you oppose inventors being rewarded for their inventions? Why? Envy?

    I don’t object to people being rewarded and paid for their intellectual property. In the past, you have said that you object to it. You have said you think Apple should give up their patents. You have said other IP should belong to the government.

    It is not I who is against people making money from IP, it is you. Or at least OTHER people making money. You, on other hand, feel perfectly justified in making money from the system.

    It there ANYTHING in your life where you are not a hypocrite? Is there ANY part of your life where you have some consistency in your morals and actions?

    Don’t bother answering. Your actions and words here in this forum gives us the real truth.

    You’re one God-damned ignorant bitter little putz.

    You were the one who constantly tells people that science is never settled. Now you seem to be lashing out when someone says what you have said before.

    Why am I not surprised that the only response to a statement you have made in the past is to attack someone who is repeating what you said?

    I did not. You’ll have to prove it, you bitter little lying putz.

    See, there you go again. You mock the entire Benghazi episode. The deaths are part of that episode. You really aren’t good at anything other than being a troll, are you?

    Have you ever had even one commenter at your virus-infected “blog”?

    The blog is not infected as I have stated before. The only AV program that shows it as such is an admitted false positive from the free version of Avast. The interesting thing is that if you are getting that reading, you must be using the Avast free version which means that despite telling people how rich you are, you aren’t willing to pay people for their work and buy the paid version of the software.

    By the way, since you are so concerned with comments, how many people comment on your blog? Give us the link so we can all see it. Or are you scared of doing that?

    As for the “agreement” I have with Teach, the only agreement I ever made with him was that when I started blogging on my own, I said I would not stop commenting here. You see Jeffery, I was here long before you were and long before I and others started my little corner of the blog-o-sphere.

    I have kept my word with Teach, which is something that you are incapable of doing. If Teach never linked to me again, that is his choice. If he asked me not to come here, I would respect his wishes. As it is, I am keeping my word. You always say that there is some nefarious agreement going on with bloggers. The only reason for that charge would be that is what you do / would do, or the idea of acting morally and honorably is something that is beyond your comprehension.

    So go ahead and rant about someone keeping their word and being honest. All it does is show how you are even more of a lowlife than people think you are.

    (BTW, why is it that you feel that you can tell people who to link to and where people can comment? Why do you think you can run the lives of other people on sites they pay for? You don’t have to answer that either. We all know the answer)

    Once again, your actions don’t match up to your rhetoric.

    I expect no less from you.

  18. Jeffery says:

    gitarcarver/Teach:

    Please retrieve the quote where I admitted to being a rapist. Thanks.

  19. drowningpuppies says:

    The Dog Sucking D-Boi has accused me of raping my grandchildren and I challenged him to call my local police and have me arrested. He demurred.

    -the sorry little guy who exaggerates often and forgets his own accusations of perverted acts of bestiality toward me before anything was ever said about his ass raping his grandson

    Fuck you, pervert!

  20. Jeffery says:

    No, you have the history confused.

  21. drowningpuppies says:

    As you’ve proven many times, history (along with math,science, ethics, morals…), is not one of your strong points.

  22. Dana says:

    J Boy ¼ goes off the deep end:

    It’s pretty easy to make a prediction which cannot be verified until long after you are stone-cold graveyard dead.

    Why make any plans for the future?

    You have yours now, don’t you? Fuck those children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Let them figure it out. Why the hell should you pay 24 cents a gallon more for petrol just to give those future rugrats a better world. Fuck them.

    Well, I do have mine now, though I’m less wealthy than you have claimed to be. Naturally, as a conservative, I do have children. However, You might ask why not just wealthy you and well-to-do I should have to pay 24¢ more per gallon for fuel, but also all of those people who are living from paycheck-to-paycheck — and, far too frequently, from payday Friday to Wednesday afternoon — should have to pay 24¢ more per gallon for fuel, to solve a problem which might not actually exist, for a solution which might not actually work even if the problem does exist.

    That’s one of the problems with the leftist elites: they have been well off enough that they have forgotten — if they ever knew — that for a lot of people, it’s more urgent to put food on the table now than it is to solve a problem half a century away.

    I have no idea about Mr ¼’s childhood, or whether he was ever poor, but I certainly was. I lived in a home with no running water for several months, because when the pipes froze, my mother couldn’t afford a plumber to repair them. Sometimes dinner was “tuna stuff,” which was a can of tuna, mixed with Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, over crumbled saltine crackers, because that was all mom could afford. After I became an adult, I spent time cleaning out the bottoms of footers with a shovel, because that was the only job I could get, and we’ve fed our kids fried chicken livers and rice and spinach, because my wife had to stretch a dollar into $1.31 to make ends meet. When I write about people living paycheck-to-paycheck, I am writing from experience.

    I know what the working poor in this country know, and that is why the white working class in the US has deserted the Democratic Party. They can see that the party which claims to represent the working man has now changed into the party which advocates all sorts of things which would take money out of the wallets of working people to spend on all sorts of cockamamie leftist projects, and to support the people who will not work. This has happened because the left have lost touch with the working class, the left do not understand what it is like to be poor.

    Can I afford an additional 24¢ per gallon? Yeah, I could, and obviously have, since I survived a couple of years ago, when gasoline was more than $2.00 a gallon more expensive, but we were less well off then.

    The left do not understand economics. Jeffrey looks at the basic notion that as something becomes more expensive, the demand for it will decline, but fails to realize that the demand for certain products is inelastic; they are necessities, and when they become more expensive, it is the sale of other things, things less necessary, which will decrease.

  23. Jeffery says:

    Hypocritical D-Boi,

    It sounds as if our upbringings were similar. 7 kids in a small Ozarks town, complete meals were hard to come by – poor side of town, with the Black kids. Shoeless summers, getting a new pair just before school started. No allowance. Getting money for me as a kid meant collecting “pop” bottles (2 cents each!) or pulling weeds at the corner grocery store (25 cents!). An older brother had a paper route and I would sometimes help out. We had an Army Surplus store in town where we could buy cheap fishing equipment (hooks, line, lead sinkers – the line wound on a stick – a Zebco 202 was too much a luxury), and we’d sneak into a private lake and catch giant bluegill and cook them scaled and gutted over a little backyard wood fire. Beef tallow (from a local packing house) made the best bait – just enough connective tissue to keep on the hook for a while as the fat slowly melted in the hot Ozark lake.

    First car was a 1962 Chevrolet Bel-Air or Biscayne, white, 6 banger, stick. Paid $200 I think. Had to put clutches in it often, as I recall. Went in with my older brother. I bought him out when he got a ’67 Mustang.

    High school jobs as a Howard Johnson’s dishwasher, hauling hay, a bottle sorter at a Coca Cola plant, a janitor and worked my way through the local state college ($115/ credit hour) at a loading dock/produce warehouse where I bagged taters, sorted tomatoes, unloaded watermelon trucks and drove a delivery truck locally (you haven’t lived until you’ve unloaded an open bed tractor trailer of watermelons, packed in straw, in August in the Ozarks). We would drop a couple of ‘melons into the cold room condensation overflow drums, where they’d sit in ice cold water for a few hours. It was our reward; that and minimum wage – maybe $1.25 an hour? During the week I worked a night shift so I could attend classes during the day.

    From a big poor family growing up I learned not to be a picky eater, but to this day I will not touch tuna casserole. Tuna, cream of something, some noodles with crumbled cornflakes on top. Sometimes supper was a baked sweet potato (which I no longer eat). Once a week for a decade was enough. But it’s all we had. My dad got up every morning, went to work, came home late, and if he ever complained I never heard it.

    We are smart enough as a people to make a carbon tax revenue neutral to those in need. You question whether we need to cut fossil fuel use – the evidence is that we do.

    My biggest problem with your argument is that conservatists have not cared about the impoverished or the working poor until now, in fact, seeming to despise the poor, and only now use their plight as a prop in a debate.

    I wish every American could find a job that paid enough to support them and their family. Unfortunately, our economy is not that good. Americans do not make enough money to support their needs.

    Conservative economic icon Milton Friedman, recognizing that our economic system is often unfair, once promoted the concept of a negative income tax. Each American household would have a fiscal floor, sort of an EITC on steroids, from which they could make their own decisions on what to spend it on. No more welfare, SNAP, unemployment payments etc. Nowadays, conservatists would call such a suggestion COMMUNISM!, preferring that people starve, and die in the streets (as you prefer).

    You want to help the working man? Support unions. Support universal healthcare. Support fiscal and monetary policies that drive full employment. Oppose trade policies (including patent policies) that help redistribute wealth from the poor to the rich. Support public education and job training. Raise the minimum wage.

    Our economy didn’t just “happen” to tilt toward the well-to-do, our politicians designed it that way.

    Finally things have gotten so bad that people are speaking up. Sanders and Trump are riding that wave.

  24. Dana says:

    My first car was a 1962 Ford Fairlane, with a three-on-the-tree, but if you had to change clutches often, you weren’t driving it right! Heck, once you are rolling, you don’t even need the clutch: as you need to shift gears, just shift into neutral, and when the RPMs are right, you can slide it into the next higher gear without the clutch. Downshifting takes more practice, because you have to give it more fuel to get the RPMs up.

    We are smart enough as a people to make a carbon tax revenue neutral to those in need. You question whether we need to cut fossil fuel use – the evidence is that we do. . . .

    I wish every American could find a job that paid enough to support them and their family. Unfortunately, our economy is not that good. Americans do not make enough money to support their needs.

    How, I wonder, are we going to make a carbon tax revenue neutral to those in need, and still have the carbon tax do what you want, which is to reduce fossil fuel usage? The whole point is to make fossil fuels unattractive by making them cost more, and then you now suggest not making them cost more, except for the top producers; those two things cannot work together.

  25. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    Do you not realize that Unions have killed the US? Can’t you see that we are in a global environment and that the inflated wages of Unions have made it so that we can not produce a single solitary object that can be sold in the world market, or in the US for that matter. Are you aware of the dismal showing of Unions during WWII? Unions have had their time, they must go. As to universal health care, what does it take to convince you that we can’t afford it and that it results in quality of care that is far less than desirable? I know a web site that would suggest this written by one of your favorite communistic nut jobs. Take Obama care, the quality of care has already diminished and the cost is astronomical, yet you think by some divine magic that the central government is going to make every thing just right, WRONG. Doctors train in an environment that you desire, we see the results, they are not pretty. And, I would make more money under such a system so don’t start on that crap.

  26. david7134 says:

    Oh, you want an environment that would assure better employment and help for the middle class? Start with low corporate taxes, low business taxes, less (far less) regulation, low taxes on all people, major reduction in the size of all government (especially federal). Elimination of federal spending and crony capitalism. Then stand back, they economy will rocket off.

  27. Dana says:

    Mr ¼ wrote:

    Conservative economic icon Milton Friedman, recognizing that our economic system is often unfair, once promoted the concept of a negative income tax. Each American household would have a fiscal floor, sort of an EITC on steroids, from which they could make their own decisions on what to spend it on. No more welfare, SNAP, unemployment payments etc. Nowadays, conservatists would call such a suggestion COMMUNISM!, preferring that people starve, and die in the streets (as you prefer).

    And President Nixon once floated, though he didn’t actually propose, the idea of a guaranteed annual income, in lieu of the myriad welfare programs we have. The problem is that such would not address the fundamental problem of welfare, regardless of the form it takes. Welfare was conceived of and added to by people who were hard-working and successful, and for whom the idea that anyone would actually choose to trade living at a minimum subsistence level in exchange for not having to work was simply so far out of their paradigm that it was inconceivable to them.

    However, four generations of welfare have proved that it is not only very conceivable, but is far too widespread. There really are people who agree to live poor in the projects in exchange for not having to work for a living.

    from which they could make their own decisions on what to spend it on.

    Such as drugs? Would you agree with those states which have, or are trying to, make welfare conditional on passing a drug test? My drivers note that they have to pass pre-employment and random drug tests to keep their commercial driver’s licenses, and therefore their jobs; shouldn’t people consuming their income taxes for welfare have to pass drug tests to receive welfare?

    I will tell you, straight out, that except for those who are actually handicapped in some way, people who remain poor do so because they choose to remain poor. Oh, it may not be a direct, conscious decision, “Hey, I wanna be poor,” but is the consequence of other decisions. Drop out of school, a decision taken at 15 or 16 or 17 years of age? You have decided to be poor! Not take a job because it’s not what you want, and you’d rather stay on welfare than do manual labor? You’ve just added a big hole in your work history, and made yourself less attractive to employers, and that is a decision to remain poor! Screw around outside of marriage? Chances are that you’ll have children for whom you cannot care, without a husband or wife to help, and you have just taken the decision to remain poor! Use drugs? You have just made passing a pre-employment drug screen a problem, and that is a decision to remain poor!

    The economic reality is that being financially successful requires good decision-taking and a sense of personal responsibility. If a person doesn’t have that, he will fall behind.

  28. david7134 says:

    dana,
    What the liberals/communist don’t understand is that when you have high minimum wage and guaranteed income, then that results in inflation and devaluation of the dollar. Most unions tie their income into the minimum wage so that an increase in minimum wage results in an increase in their hourly wage. Guaranteed income would simply mean that if you gave people say $20,000 per year, the cost of good would rise to meet this amount, increasing the amount would raise the cost of good once more. The only way to stop this would be a price freeze, which means that the goods go away. The best thing government can do is get out of the way, but they want because people like Jeff can’t figure out how things work and thus we continue to be stuck on stupid.

  29. Dana says:

    Mr 7134 wrote:

    Do you not realize that Unions have killed the US? Can’t you see that we are in a global environment and that the inflated wages of Unions have made it so that we can not produce a single solitary object that can be sold in the world market, or in the US for that matter.

    And that’s part of the reason that trade unionism in the private sector has fallen off so dramatically. In the end, unions must be partners with corporations: they cannot demand so much that the companies cannot stay in business, or the members then lose their jobs when the company folds. A $60 per hour wage times zero hours per week results in a paycheck of $0.00! In this vicinity, there are a whole lot of older people who had great jobs, and great defined benefit pensions, won by the unions representing workers at Bethlehem Steel. Beth Steel is gone now, and those defined benefit pensions aren’t being collected. Instead of having to compete with just other Americans, transportation has become inexpensive enough that American workers must now compete with Mexican and Guatemalan and Chinese factory workers.

    That’s my biggest problem with public sector unions: because they represent government workers, their “companies” cannot go out of business, and the public cannot choose not to “buy” their services. Whatever the government has to “charge” is collected from everybody, in the form of taxes, with the police power of the state available to insure payment.

    And thus you see school districts with no sense of discipline, raising taxes on people making $25,000 a year to give raises to teachers making $50,000 a year.

  30. david7134 says:

    Dana,
    As to people being poor, that really does not exist in the US if you compare it to other countries. But people not doing as well as others is a matter of pathways. You make a decision or series of decisions and you will be on a pathway that rewards you or penalizes you. I know of several decisions that I made that resulted in great success as I went down a pathway that rewarded my mental activity at the time. The same goes opposite. I have relatives that made wrong decisions and could not get out of the path that those decisions led them to.

  31. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Let’s bring foreign physicians into the US to drastically cut what American doctor’s make, OK? The docs with the AMA and licensing rules make it difficult for American docs to face the sort of healthy, free-market competition that American men and women who actually work for a living face. If docs made half what they do now, think how that would put more money in the patient’s pockets and cut inflation! Why is overpaying physicians, lawyers, drug execs, CEOs OK and not inflationary, but an increase in the minimum wage is horrible?

    Do you really think that Americans (other than doctors) are overpaid and hurting US competitiveness?

    Since unionization in the US is plummeting shouldn’t the economy be improving? Strange too, isn’t it that when unions were strongest, so was the economy.

    As conservatists, you D-Boi’s support policies that keep the poor poor, and that help enrich the rich. “More pay for the working classes is inflationary!” “Poor people are poor because of their own bad decisions!”

    Did you make good decisions to be born healthy and white? Those traits offer advantages. How did you make the decision to be born in the US? That was a smart decision. If you really graduated med school as you claim you must be reasonable intelligent – was that a good decision or were you born that way? How did you pay for med school? Did you attend any state schools along the way?

    I recognize that I was plain lucky to be born white, healthy, intelligent and in the US. If I’d been born in Kenya it might have been more difficult for me. Even though I was born to very poor family and worked hard to be successful, I recognize the advantages that I really had no control over. I also recognize the community help I received – good public grade, jr high and high schools. A good state college. NIH graduate school training grants at a private university. An NIH post-doctoral fellowship at another private university. All the NIH sponsored research from US universities, that as a corporate scientist, I was able to access to help the company research. Much of the basic research that pharma companies use comes from government sponsored research. Being able to incorporate our little company allowed us to attract major venture funding.

  32. David7134 says:

    Jeff,
    All your accomplishments shows how bad grade inflation is. And you are an evil corporation that charges too much for drugs. And you have a horrible case of white guilt and the white beans syndrome.

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  34. Dana says:

    It’s the oneth of May, only 44ºF outside, with a forecast high of just 53º, and it’s s’posed to rain all week. I want some of that global warming caused agreeable weather!

  35. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    The market disagrees with you concerning the value of my accomplishments. You believe in free-markets don’t you?

    While you, as a US physician used the power of the state to make you wealthy (Medicare, Medicaid and blocking the importation of foreign physicians), I made my chops in the free-market.

    Do you not think that Caucasian-ness confers even a slight advantage in the US? You call it white guilt to recognize this simple fact, but then conservatists deny most facts that disagree with their cult-like ideologies.

    Did you decide to be white or did it just happen?

  36. david7134 says:

    Jeff,
    You are such a loser that it hurts. The market agrees with you? The rest of the people commenting here don’t understand the drug development process, I do. It is as corrupt as old Hillary herself. I find it fascinating that you hate yourself so much, it is reflected in your comments and your racism. You truly need help.

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