And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Linkee-poo doesn't need to be forgiven

Sorry for the lateness of the post. Today has been a crazy day.

What would happen if we dumped 100 tons of iron sulfate into the Pacific Ocean? Well, i guess we're gonna find out. Hey, I've got an idea, let's get Russ George up on a stage somewhere with a noose around his neck. If there's no large fish kill in next ten years, we let him walk. Before anybody decides to say, "Well, he was just doing the experiment because it should work and should take a lot of carbon out of the system," just think about how he has permanently altered a large swath of the Pacific Ocean without regard for future consequences. Remember the story the other day about dumping all the extra explosives and chemical weapons from WWII in the Gulf of Mexico was just now starting to look like a Bad Idea™?

"I believe in the free market system. I believe in capitalism. I don't think hard working tax payers should have their money taken away from." You know, except for Farm Subsidies, that's a safety net and a part of National Security. But part of it is wasteful. So since she wasn't there when Farm Subsidies were started, for some reason I don't think she was there when Social Security or Medicare was passed either. More of that famed "intellectual consistency" we hear is all the rage in conservative circles these days. (Grokked from Ferrett Steinmetz)

Ah, finally the details of the Romney Tax Plan. Yep, that's pretty much it. (Pointed to by John)

"One of Mitt Romney’s top surrogates (Sen. Marco Rubio) acknowledged Tuesday that the GOP candidate’s tax plan will only be revenue neutral if it sparks a degree of economic growth most economists regard as wildly implausible." Well, so much for his rising star. Or in other words, Sen. Rubio admits that no amount of clapping is going to bring TinkerBell back from the brink.

The Slactivist has some interesting links about the various dog whistleing this campaign season.

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