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Re: Trumpety Nuttery Trumpety Trumps
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Whenever the point is edgier, he is always doing it by quoting a follower of his, as in "I'm not saying anytihing, I'm just telling you what others r saying, see?"

Kelly, regardless, is indeed gorgeous, and smart. Very very smart. She's probably Fox News' best asset at the moment (did I objectify her?), and Trump went right after her, which I think is a statement of Trump to Fox News in general "You bow to me, not the other way around". I think the real moment Trump decided this was when she asked who would not vow to run for independent in case they lost the GOP nomination (and his sole hand went up, what a classic tv moment that was).

That was the moment when the mafia tried to put Trump's balls down. And he didn't back down. However despicable the man is, he is indeed pwning the "establishment" so hard that I just cannot find it not funny to watch.
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Trump is literally a redchan edgelord.

This might be one of the most accurate statements ever to have been uttered. his campaign has thus far consisted mostly of trolling and memes.
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He's the best presidential candidate on twitter, I'll give him that. ION, political correctness is a waste of time:

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/videos/10156578576285725/

 

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Not so sure about that. That Trump was able to gather so much support in the first place says a lot about how "Politically incorrect" he actually is. His statements are far less controversial then if somebody would say that he was an atheïst and a socialist.

 

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The one really good thing I think that Trump is a barometer of is that it looks like the religious right is finally losing it's stranglehold on one half of the american political establishment. Maybe we can get a party of simple cold calculating pragmatism and self interest rather than a party of jerking itself off, maybe that would be an improvement.
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A party of whose self-interest? All the jerking off from the religious right was coordinated by people working out of self-interest.
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true, I suppose a better way of wording it would be a party with less bull****ting.
hopefully a party that would eventually actually deal with problems, rather than just pray them away.

Global warming will eventually be very bad for business, I would like a party that might do good things even if for completely amoral reasons. and sometimes you have to do the unpleasant option to prevent even more unpleasant options.
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Not so sure about that. That Trump was able to gather so much support in the first place says a lot about how "Politically incorrect" he actually is. His statements are far less controversial then if somebody would say that he was an atheïst and a socialist.

That's the part where I like Trump and Sanders best. People point fingers and accuse them of mysoginy, of narcissism, of socialsm or atheism, and they're like "Yeah, so what?", and suddenly the accusers look silly and part of the problem, not the solution. "I can't believe you said that about mr. X", "Yeah, I did, deal with it". "I can't believe you classify yourself as a socialist", "Yeah, I do, and now I'm gonna tell you how I'm gonna own that moniker and win with it."

I like those two, albeit they are completely different. I don't think either would be good presidents, but given the options available, I'd vote Sanders over Clinton, Rubio or Cruz. Trump, for all the great things he has exposed in the "system", for all the "hacking" he has done and the yyyuuuge entertainment he has provided, I just cannot phantom an universe wherein he's voted president of the USA.

 

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The gulf stream slowdown is definitely a thing. It's already down by 15% in fact. It's pretty famous in the UK cause we're going to be the most strongly affected by it.

Wow, I had no idea this was already happening.  I was aware of changes in the jet streams and general atmospheric circulation, and I knew that the thermohaline circulation shut down during some paleoclimates (this served as motivation for "Day After Tomorrow" -- however unrealistic that film was in portraying it), but thought that very large and sudden intrusions of fresh water were required to have much effect.  I was wrong!  The dynamics of the ocean circulation are in fact highly nonlinear and are easily affected by global warming.  I poked around on JGR and found some papers corroborating the idea.  Even from back in '96.

This is... kind of scary, actually.
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Like I said, in the UK we've been hearing about this issue for a lot longer because it is likely to have a huge effect on the climate of Western Europe (especially the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Western France). I think I first heard about it about 25 years ago in the early 90's. It's the main argument against people who try to act like Global Warming would be a good thing for the UK cause it would be nice to have a Mediterranean climate. 



Getting back to the subject of Trump. Here's the video where the Republicans are now calling him out for being a Liberal. The funny thing is how much he sounds like Sanders!
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As a matter of fact, very cold winters tend to have little in terms of snow, at least in Poland. All that moisture freezes out of the air and there's nothing left to form snow. The coldest weather we get is usually (quite ironically) accompanied by a bright and sunny sky (the sun helps surprisingly little, though it does. Nights are when it gets truly horrible), as well as the air being extremely dry.

I get the same kind of thing here in western Washington.  Our coldest days come when we have modified Arctic airmass flow in from the northeast through a gap in the mountains, something that happens maybe once or twice a winter.  It's an amazing thing to experience, because the weather will suddenly shift from calm, overcast, and mild (like 40s F) to temperatures in the teens or single digits, 60 to 100mph winds, and the most crystal clear blue sky you've ever seen.  Not even a hint of haze in the air.  Mountains 50+ miles away seem as if they're next door.  It's beautiful if you can stand the windchill. :)

Pretty sure that's because clouds act as an insulating layer, keeping more of the heat the ground absorbed from the sun in.  No clouds, less insulation, more heat radiates away. 

Is this correct?

 

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Depending on what you're quoting, kind of!  I mean your physics is exactly right.  This is why temperature tends to drop more on a clear night than on an overcast one.  But the more critical reason for why snow is more rare in temperatures further below freezing is simply that it can't snow if the air is dry, and colder air is drier because it stores less moisture (a consequence of the Clausius Clapeyron relation).

Or, if you were referring specifically to Dragon and I talking of our local weather and the reason for it being coldest in conjunction with clear skies, then that has more to do with a new air mass moving in which is already very cold and dry.  The clear nights that follow certainly do make it even colder.  The radiative effect of clouds (or lack of clouds) is also important to understanding the origin of that air.  It's easy to say it's cold because it came from higher latitude.  But in that setting, cold, dry, cloudless air again tends to become even colder for exactly the reason you mention, especially if it hangs in one place over land for a while, and in winter when there is less daytime heating.
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gotta love huffington post's response
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Not so sure about that. That Trump was able to gather so much support in the first place says a lot about how "Politically incorrect" he actually is. His statements are far less controversial then if somebody would say that he was an atheïst and a socialist.
"Politically correct" was originally used to describe adherence to the Communist Party line over one's own beliefs. It's a rather dark term whose meaning has been largely forgotten with time.
In that sense, Trump's success is absolutely due to his political incorrectness, as his rhetoric specifically targets those who feel betrayed by the establishment and by a culture that values civility over freedom of expression. For better or for worse.

 

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Not so sure about that. That Trump was able to gather so much support in the first place says a lot about how "Politically incorrect" he actually is. His statements are far less controversial then if somebody would say that he was an atheïst and a socialist.
"Politically correct" was originally used to describe adherence to the Communist Party line over one's own beliefs. It's a rather dark term whose meaning has been largely forgotten with time.
In that sense, Trump's success is absolutely due to his political incorrectness, as his rhetoric specifically targets those who feel betrayed by the establishment and by a culture that values civility over freedom of expression. For better or for worse.

Yes, nowadays it's usually used to indicate anything between being overcautious (which can indeed look daft) to basic politeness.
It's largely the same tactic Berlusconi and Bossi (one of his main allies) used to gain power here in Italy at the time, they thrived on the worst of their electorate and their desire to get out of commonly accepted social norms (not just in this aspect but it would take all day), it wasn't and it isn't about the use of blatantly racist and sexist declarations or manners itself, it's about that part however small of any person who'd like to get away with it like they do.

Sincerely as an Italian who has had often to justify or explain the mere existence of people like Berlusconi for years to foreigners I don't know if I find this turn of events in the US amusing or frightening, at least Berlusconi could do damage only to us being my country in the "mostly harmless" category, but the USA are anything but harmless for good or ill.
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Looks like good news, bad news in New Hampshire.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/feb/09/new-hampshire-primary-results-polls-us-election-2016-live-coverage

Trump vs. Sanders seems like the best outcome if you want Sanders to win.
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I tend to agree with that. But it does carry the risk of President Trump.
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So does Hillary vs Trump.
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