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January 12, 2018

The tRump USA

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Earth News, meme, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:41

(cartoon by Andy Marlette)

November 9, 2017

The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

Filed under: Animals, Earth News, Ideas, News, Questions — Scottie @ 14:18

Evolution has already done the work, we just have to learn to let go of our egos and use the information in our designs.  Hugs

November 3, 2017

How Creationism Taught Me Real Science 62 Plate Tectonics – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, Facts, History, News, Reason — Scottie @ 11:17

I am posting this for people who want to learn and may not have known the information.   I learned about most of this stuff in school.  I am shocked to find a great number of people who did not know about plate tectonics or simply were never exposed to it.  Religion has done a hatchet job on kids educations and this is a good example where religion lies to advance their myth, at the expense of the facts and of the truth.    Hugs

September 16, 2017

Denies Climate Change: house DESTROYED by hurricane!

Filed under: Earth News, History, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 10:29

December 30, 2016

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deletes accurate climate science from agency webpage

Filed under: Earth News, Greed, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 16:33

This angers me.  It shows again the republicans are willing to bully, lie, and cheat to advance their agenda.    They are admitting two things here.  They are admitting the science is against them and they are wrong on the science of Climate Change.  They are also admitting they can’t win on truth.  So they pull stuff like this.  I do not know how but somehow we must we must take our country back before it is far too late.   It might already be.  It seems we are become a lawless country of citizens with different rights.  Some will have all the rights, and be rulers.  Those that support them will be given a few rights.  The rest will be serfs, peasants who toil for the good of the masters, slaves in their own country with no rights.  Already health care is being taken away, standard of living is being threatened more than it already has been, and there are bills in congress to enshrine in laws the legal right to discriminate against groups some people don’t like.  IF we don’t change this soon, we will be a country with three class groups.  Rulers, thugs, and slaves.   Welcome to the new tRump land.   Hugs

The site went from explaining man-made climate change to falsely claiming that the science on climate change is unsettled.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources deletes accurate climate science from agency webpage

Excerpt Below:

A webpage run by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources used to explain to visitors that climate change is both occurring and is the result of human activity. Now, visitors to the same webpage will find false information claiming that the cause of climate change is still a matter of scientific debate.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the department, which is in charge of the state’s environmental policy, among other things, quietly scrubbed language from a page about the Great Lakes and climate change, striking out entire sentences about human contributions to climate change.

December 28, 2016

Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 | Mother Jones

Filed under: Criminal, Earth News, Facts, Harm, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 19:50

And I was expecting something so much better from our leaders than 2nd grade lack of comprehension of known proven science.   Why is it that people who have no training in a subject, no qualifications for investigating a subject, no education at all in sciences, suddenly think they are much more knowledgeable about a subject than those with the education and skill who have been studying these subjects for their careers?    Yes I can see how a congressman with no graduate degree can challenge a PHD in a subject based on a blog post written by a high school dropout which they based on a conspiracy website.   People keep allowing this stuff with no challenge and no threat to the congress people.   Now they are staffing most of the posts of the incoming administration.   Well our time here on this planet is about done if these deniers get their way.  Let the planet heal from us and the next species will raise up.  Maybe they can get their populations to look after the earth and to understand evolution.  Hugs

Donald Trump wasn’t the only politician who lied about science this year.

Source: Here Is the Worst Anti-Science BS of 2016 | Mother Jones

September 27, 2016

John Cleese – The Dead Planet Sketch (Born Free) – YouTube

Filed under: Animals, Earth News — Scottie @ 13:56

September 26, 2016

To be clear on this. Hugs

Filed under: Earth News, Ideas, News, Science — Scottie @ 19:32

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September 20, 2016

The Daily Show – Burn Noticed – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, Harm, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 20:07

One of my biggest complaints is when the degrees, the time spent learning of their subject, plus the time spent studying and researching their subject of the scientist is ignored.  I get so angry when someone with no training or study of a subject then claims to know more than people who spent their lives doing the work.   I recently seen a video on YouTube where a teenage boy thought he would school Professor Stephen Hawking in science because he was reading a book by a religious author his pastor gave him.  He somehow decided he simply knew more than a professor who had studied the subject all his life.   I hear such stupid shit and it makes me angry.  The same with the idea there is a question about climate change happening.  No there is no longer a question.  The data is in, gathered by people who spent their careers studding this data and what it means.   Just because you are a used car salesman who got elected to congress and is well funded by the oil and chemical companies doesn’t mean you are suddenly a climate specialist.  The rest of the world gets this.  It is real , it is happening.  The only country that pretends it is not happening is the USA.  Why, because big business is offering big money to people to deny it so they can make more profit without regulations on their businesses.      It is that simple.  Sadly the ones who suffer are the people.   Hugs

September 6, 2016

SALT

Filed under: Earth News, News, Religion, Science — Scottie @ 14:37

There’s a lamp that generates 8 hours of light using only 1 glass of saltwater. The SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) Lamp was designed to bring clean, safe, low-cost illumination to residents of the Philippines by conserving energy, reducing...

August 16, 2016

July Was the Single Warmest Month Ever Recorded | TIME

Filed under: Earth News, Harm, History, News, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 20:34

And 2016 will almost definitely be the hottest year yet

Source: July Was the Single Warmest Month Ever Recorded | TIME

Excerpt below:

And 2016 will almost definitely be the hottest year yet

July 2016 was the warmest month ever recorded, the latest in a slew of new temperature records set in the past several years, according to two new reports.

Scientists have recorded month after month of record-breaking temperatures this year, but July shattered all those records to become the hottest of any month in any year since record keeping began. The data was confirmed separately by NASA and the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), and provides near certainty that 2016 will be the hottest year in recorded history.

“CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed – OFFICIAL VIDEO – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, History, Nature, Science — Scottie @ 12:03

It is more impressive full screen.   Amazing, wonderful, grand!  Hugs

August 5, 2016

Trump sacrifices …. what a sick, sick family!

Filed under: Animals, Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Earth News, Family, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 00:22

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July 30, 2016

What Is Tidal Locking? – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, Ideas, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 20:12

I watched this trying to teach myself about Tidal locked, and I still don’t get it.  Yes the video has a bunch of good information, but for some reason I just don’t understand the part of the fact the moon rotates yet always faces us with only one side.  I tried to imagine this with Ron and I standing facing each other, he started to spin,and I slowly walked around him.  It did not work. Sorry, I need more instruction.   Hugs

 

July 29, 2016

Bill Nye Destroys Climate Change Conspiracy Theories – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, News, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 23:11

This is hard for me to understand.

Filed under: Earth News, Ideas, News, Science — Scottie @ 20:13

Jupiter doesn’t orbit the Sun. The other planets in our solar system are so much smaller than the Sun that their centers of mass are deep inside of it. Jupiter, however, is so huge that it has the same center of mass as the Sun. Basically, they both...

July 27, 2016

Sen. James Inhofe: “Our Kids Are Being Brainwashed” Because They’re Learning Science in School

Filed under: Earth News, Harm, History, Political, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 18:36

The GOP nominee for President has the same mindset.

Source: Sen. James Inhofe: “Our Kids Are Being Brainwashed” Because They’re Learning Science in School

I suspect he is the type to insist on being the absolute ruler in his home.  His word is not to be questioned. He is never to be correct , as he is always right.  He gets to order everyone else around.   HE is king.  However the facts are in, the world understands this, and it is simply people who figure their “evidence” being a video they saw on YouTube or a nonsense argument they heard in church ( yes those may not be where you heard them, but they are heard there a lot) is far more scientific than the life times work of scientist who study the climate.  To think all of the scientist are in a conspiracy to delude you  is right up there with the people who claimed against all evidence that Jade Helm was a setup for invading Texas and imprisoning all the Texians in closed Walmarts.  Hugs

 

July 24, 2016

A few problems with Young Earth creationism

Filed under: Earth News, History, News, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 15:18

Source: A few problems with Young Earth creationism

July 9, 2016

Bill Nye – Reason Rally 2016 – YouTube

Filed under: Earth News, Health, History, Ideas, Nature, News, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 17:20

July 7, 2016

As Glaciers Melt in Alaska, Landslides Follow – The New York Times

Filed under: Earth News, History, Nature, News, Questions, Science — Scottie @ 17:08

As the glaciers that support them melt, mountainsides around Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska are giving way, causing seismic tremors and tsunamis.

Source: As Glaciers Melt in Alaska, Landslides Follow – The New York Times

 

Such beauty and such diversity, such wonder on our planet!   Will we destroy it all?  Must we do so to be happy?   Somehow we have to find a way to live in harmony with the world we depend on, and we need to find a way to value that same world.   Many hugs

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