Texas Censors References to Reality

  • GQjock

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    Oct 28, 2011 10:42 AM GMT
    At issue is a report on the future of Galveston Bay, on Texas' Gulf coast. The report was commissioned by the state's Commission on Environmental Quality, and prepared by a private consulting firm. The TCEQ, however, had issues with the report's contents when it came to topics related to climate change, and tried to edit the report. (Citing that the Texas legislature and the Texas Gov -Perry don't believe Climate Change is real) Now, the scientists who prepared the report are asking that their names be removed from it.
    http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/10/texas-agency-censors-scientific-report-to-remove-references-to-reality.ars


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    Oct 28, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    Yep. Climate change doesnt exist here. Forget the record polution, record number of wildfires, record drought, record 76 consecutive days over 100 degrees this summer. Forget the unusually cold winter which saw temperatures dip into single digits with record number of snow/ ice days. The real explanation: just god telling us we need more republicans in power and in the WH. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    For Republicans, political ideology and lust for corporate money trumps science. Good, Galveston's an ugly city, anyway, and smelly, better off being submerged under the Gulf of Mexico. And when it happens Christian fundamentalists can claim it's God's judgement for letting gays live there, just like they did when Katrina devastated New Orleans. icon_razz.gif
  • Bigolbear

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    Oct 28, 2011 2:55 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said Good, Galveston's an ugly city, anyway, and smelly, better off being submerged under the Gulf of Mexico.



    As someone who was born in Galveston and still has family who lives there let me just say I hope your wishes of Galveston being submerged are transferred over to YOUR city. Yes, there are parts of Galveston that are "ugly" but there are many places in Galveston that are breathtakingly beautiful. As far as the people go, well there is good and there is bad everywhere you go.

    You do understand that your wish for Galveston to be destroyed is only going to lend to Southbeach's arsenal against you being nutty, right?
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    Oct 28, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    Bigolbear said
    Art_Deco said Good, Galveston's an ugly city, anyway, and smelly, better off being submerged under the Gulf of Mexico.

    As someone who was born in Galveston and still has family who lives there let me just say I hope your wishes of Galveston being submerged are transferred over to YOUR city. Yes, there are parts of Galveston that are "ugly" but there are many places in Galveston that are breathtakingly beautiful. As far as the people go, well there is good and there is bad everywhere you go.

    You do understand that your wish for Galveston to be destroyed is only going to lend to Southbeach's arsenal against you being nutty, right?

    It was intended as rhetorical humor, to make my point about right-wing & fundamentalist thinking. Because if Galveston goes underwater, so does much of South Florida and the Keys, and I wouldn't want that. icon_wink.gif