[Vision2020] He's Back!!!

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 13:48:50 PST 2016

I see on Right-mind.us that Mr. Courtney, in a post dated 12-13-16, is
continuing to reference global warming misinformation websites such as
Anthony Watts' "Watts Up With That."  Mr. Watts has been fleecing the
public with his lucrative advertising supported global warming "skeptic"
website for many years, an excellent example demonstrating that highly
profitable "fake news" on the Internet has been around for a long time.  Of
course the exact definition of what is totally "fake news" can be
distinguished from cherry picking data and statistics to misrepresent the
truth on a given issue like global warming, which Watts' website
consistently has done for years.

A very easy search for background on Anthony Watts reveals he has limited
credibility as a scientist commenting on anthropogenic global warming.  In
fact, I was being generous.  He has only one peer reviewed scientific
paper, published in a professional journal, that is listed at the following
Desmoglbog.com website, that relates to climate science, regarding US
surface temperature stations.  Considering that US total surface area is a
mere 1.9 percent of total global surface area, the US temperature data is a
very small part of the whole picture of anthropogenic global warming.

For an in depth look at Anthony Watts on climate issues, read the following
bio and investigation:

Anthony Watts studied Electrical Engineering and Meteorology at Purdue
University, but according to correspondence between Purdue University and
he did not graduate. [1] <https://www.desmogblog.com/anthony-watts#s1>, [2]
Look at the bottom of Mr. Courtney's post for the link to
Met Office Data Confirms Record Drop Of Global Temperatures
Posted on 13 December 2016
by Dale <http://right-mind.us/author/dale/>



Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 2:38 AM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.MoscowCares.com <http://www.moscowcares.com/>
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
> "There's room at the top they are telling you still.
> But first you must learn how to smile as you kill,
> If you want to be like the folks on the hill."
> - John Lennon
> On Dec 14, 2016, at 11:02 PM, Nicholas Gier <ngier006 at gmail.com> wrote:
> We've not heard from Dale Courtney in ages, so I was surprised to see this
> critique of me in the Daily News.
> Nick Gier displays the same partisanship, arguing elsewhere Sept. 3 the
> national debt is the fault of the GOP. He argues Democratic presidents have
> reduced the debt the most; and as proof, the Obama administration has
> reduced the deficit from 11.1 percent to 2.7 percent. Either the philosophy
> professor doesn't know the difference between debt and deficit or he's
> being duplicitous, which is tragic for an ethics professor. The national
> debt went from $10.6 trillion the day President Obama took office to $20
> trillion today.
> Nowhere I have ever written that the GOP is solely responsible for the
> national debt.  That's of course absurd.  What I have repeated is the well
> known truth--backed up by non-partisan data--that Democratic
> administrations have run up less debt, have had higher economic growth, and
> have had lower unemployment rates.
> Yes, the national debt has doubled under Obama, but the important question
> is: who is responsible for this continuing red ink?The Center for Budget
> and Policy Priorities has calculated the long-term effects of various
> elements of the national debt, assuming that the Bush tax cuts are still in
> place. (Trump's tax cuts will increased the debt even more.)  By 2019
> those cuts will amount to $600 billion of the debt burden as opposed to $75
> billion for Obama’s stimulus. We will still be paying $320 billion for the
> Great Recession (primarily caused by the financial sector) and $150 billion
> for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As I like to say: Bush borrowed
> money to wage two wars, but Obama borrowed money at much lower interest
> rates and saved the economy.
> Courtney claims that I confuse deficits and debt, but he is the one that
> is confused. If my monthly budget runs a deficit, I will go into debt, and
> I might borrow some money to get by, but my debt is still there plus
> interest.  It is no different with the government.  The Obama
> administration has brought down the annual deficit from 11.1 percent to 3.2
> percent (it's gone up a bit since Courtney quoted me.  That means that less
> was added to the national debt over six years.
> Are you still lurking on the Vision, or do I need to dig out your email
> address to set your "Right Mind" straight?
> Your Pal, Nick
> --
> A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they
> shall never sit in.
> -Greek proverb
> “Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity.
> Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance
> from another. This immaturity is self- imposed when its cause lies not in
> lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without
> guidance from another. Sapere Aude! ‘Have courage to use your own
> understand-ing!—that is the motto of enlightenment.
> --Immanuel Kant
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