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outlaw60(12712) Clarified
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The Crazy AL has no clue what he is talking about when it comes to his Loved Road Island needing fossil fuels. Leftist are clueless when facts enter into the conversation.

I have shown his ignorance with fact and you can follow the thread.

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Natural gas

Natural gas fuels nearly all of Rhode Island’s electricity generation and provides heat for more than half of its households.

Rhode Island does not have any natural gas reserves or production.The state's natural gas is supplied entirely by interstate pipelines. Most of the natural gas that arrives in Rhode Island is from producing areas in the U.S. Gulf Coast, the U.S. Mid-Continent, and Canada. Natural gas also comes to Rhode Island from the Marcellus and Utica shales in the Appalachian region. Most natural gas reaches Rhode Island through Connecticut. More than half of the natural gas entering Rhode Island continues on to Massachusetts.

More than half of the natural gas consumed in Rhode Island goes to the electric power sector and almost all in-state electricity generation is fueled with natural gas. As increasing amounts of natural gas are used for electricity generation in Rhode Island, and throughout New England, access to reliable natural gas supplies has become a critical energy issue for the region. Pipeline access is limited and new pipeline development has not kept up with demand. Additionally, more than half of the state's households heat with natural gas.

Rhode Island does not have any natural gas storage and depends on pipeline storage or natural gas from storage fields in other states to meet peak winter demand. Because of regional pipeline constraints, Rhode Island and other New England states have also received some natural gas from two liquefied natural gas (LNG) ports in Massachusetts.

The Trump Party wants to drill off shore for oil we do not need.

GRANDPAW do you believe the nonsense you type ? LMMFAO !

You Yanks cannot survive without oil and gas products because your ass would freeze in the dark !

excon(8017) Clarified
1 point

The Federal government (and to a slightly lesser degree any state government you care to name) is disastrously ineffective, inefficient, and inexcusably and unreasonably expensive.

Hello marcus:

What you say is true.. I don't want the government in the health care business.. I want 'em in the check writing business.. Under my plan, the government writes checks.. That's all.. A claim comes in, they write a check... They'll need, what? A couple hundred computer operators..

Easy peasy..

excon

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Petroleum

Rhode Island has no petroleum reserves and does not produce or refine petroleum, but the Port of Providence is a key petroleum products hub for southern New England. Almost all of the transportation and heating fuel products consumed in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and parts of Massachusetts are supplied via marine shipments through the Port of Providence.The port area has petroleum storage tanks and a petroleum product pipeline that runs from the port to central Massachusetts. More than seven-tenths of the petroleum used in Rhode Island is consumed by the transportation sector, almost entirely as motor gasoline and distillate fuel oil. The use of reformulated motor gasoline blended with ethanol to limit ozone formation is required statewide in Rhode Island.

About three-tenths of Rhode Island households use fuel oil as their primary energy source for home heating, making the state, like much of the U.S. Northeast, vulnerable to fuel oil shortages and price spikes in winter. To avert supply disruptions, the U.S. Department of Energy created the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in 2000. The reserve contains 1 million barrels of ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD). The heating oil is stored at three terminals, two locations in New England and one in New Jersey. The New England terminals, west and north of Rhode Island in Connecticut and in Massachusetts, together contain 700,000 barrels of ULSD.

The Trump Party wants to drill off shore for oil we do not need. You Yanks do not need oil GRANDPAW ? LMMFAO ! You Yanks are eat up with the DUMB ASS !

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In 2017, natural gas fueled 92% of Rhode Island's net electricity generation.

You know what needs to happen AL the valve should be turned off to you Yankees and then we will see if you need petroleum products ! You and your party are a ship of fools that believe you can live without natural gas !

marcusmoon(515) Clarified
1 point

Amarel,

Do you mean to say that the government should require mental health evaluations for permits to purchase weapons and should subsidize mental heath care?

Should we go the rest of the way and suggest the government should subsidize gun purchases for people who pass the mental health evaluations for weapons purchases?

;-)

marcusmoon(515) Clarified
1 point

Hello, Excon.

This might be a compelling argument if it were not for the combination of great importance with grand scope.

We can examine the suicide rates of veterans to see how ineffectively the government addresses mental illness in a very small segment of the population. It makes no sense to say that because they did such a bad job looking out for a fraction of the population, we should extend the scope to the whole population.

The Federal government (and to a slightly lesser degree any state government you care to name) is disastrously ineffective, inefficient, and inexcusably and unreasonably expensive. The greater the scope of the problem, the worse the government is at addressing it. The more important the problem, the more important it is to keep the government out of it for the sake of the people who need, in this case, mental health treatment.

To paraphrase Luke 16:10:

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is incompetent with very little will also be incompetent with much.

1 point

GRANDPAW can you tell me how the gun laws in Chicago are working ???????

marcusmoon(515) Clarified
1 point

FE,

Also, it should stop sending people overseas to murder people in blatant acts of economic imperialism, and brainwashing them into thinking they are doing good.

Yep.

The vast majority of our service people go overseas out of a real desire to make the world safer, and to sacrifice time with their loved ones, their safety, and their families in order to benefit their fellow Americans or the people being oppressed by foreign governments out of control.

By contrast, our service people are SENT overseas by douchebags of both parties, and in both houses in order to get reelected.

I don't think the reason is primarily imperialism. That would be giving our politicians way too much credit for having any concept of a big picture or cohesive sense of what they are doing. Imperialism requires a sense of purpose based in a belief in something larger than oneself. I have a hard time identifying a group of individuals more self-involved and myopic than the folks we elect to Federal office. They don't have it in them to think beyond the next election, much less to think in terms of building an empire.

The end result of this often thoughtless military action is, as you say, an unconscionable PTSD rate.

A big reason why PTSD is a thing is because not only is war itself traumatizing but it's especially so when you realize deep down that you are hurting innocent people for American greed.

I recommend On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman.

In the book, Grossman discusses factors in PTSD that result from killing, both in warfare and in non-warfare situations (e.g., crime, protecting oneself from crime.) One of his observations is that the reason for killing has very little (but some) effect on the likelihood and degree of PTSD. Even the desire to protect one's own life and the lives of one's friends and family is of little effect on staving off PTSD.

The explanation Grossman gives is that in our middle brains there is a biological (not cultural) psychological barrier against killing our own species, and when we violate that natural prohibition, all sorts of psychological hell breaks loose.

He hypothesizes that the fact that so many mass shooters and killers of their own families end up killing themselves is not about a desire to avoid legal consequences, but rather a desire to avoid the psychological consequences that start to erupt shortly after the adrenaline rush of killing subsides.

Grossman also observes that watching killing, whether by ones own compadres or by enemies, is also traumatic, though far less so than doing the killing oneself. Grossman indicates that the reason for the killing is less relevant than the proximity to the person being killed.

1 point

Actually, I get all pissed about it. I got just as pissed when the TEA Party did all those things. I think its wrong on both sides. However, different things piss off different people and we're not able to control our idiots any more than you can control yours. 'Thing is, when you have people in high places showing they act no better than people in LOW places, it makes it worse. Maybe if the White House occupant wouldn't act so "middle-school-ish" the rest of the country would grow up and get back to civility!

GRANDPAW you Leftist wake up pissed off everyday ! Is there something new here?

1 point

I feel the same on all points. On all points the conservative party feels differently.

The Trump Party wants to drill off shore for oil we do not need.

That same party wants to open our National Parks to drilling and mining.

That same party wants to deregulate, meaning, remove responsibility for safety in the workplace, for health responsibility for drug company's, hospitals and doctors, for air, water and ground pollution.

That party wants to (in effect), remove the plaque from the Statue of Liberty, allow freedom of only ONE religion, rewrite the Constitution to follow the Christian Bible only, keep women to second class citizenship, consider the white race "superior" to all others, have ONE party rule (if two, the other should keep their ideas to themselves). I could go on, but, if that's not enough to make up your mind you'd better move to another country, none of your beliefs will be worth a fart, here.

GRANDPAW babbles on again carrying the SOCIALIST talking points fed to him by the media he so loves ! GRANDPAW you Leftist in ROAD ISLAND do not need petroleum products ? What a joke that is ! Your IGNORANCE is glaring !!!!!!

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NOM why is it Demorats need police to protect them ?????????????

1 point

When Demorats oppose guns who do they call when they need help ? Would that be someone with a gun NOM ?

1 point

No effort, no credit. Why are we even arguing this? Why does the kid deserve 50% for not doing their homework? Combine this with a 60% passing grade, and it's almost impossible to actually fail out of school. You would actually have to put considerable effort into flunking out. Not only does it give a leg up to kids who haven't earned it but it cheapens the efforts of those who busted their asses to actually get good grades. And we wonder why schools aren't preparing kids for the real world; they're being threatened with lawsuits every time they actually try to teach kids any valuable and hard life lessons.

marcusmoon(515) Clarified
1 point

Hello, Amarel.

Are you brainwashed by propaganda ?

That is the right question.

We need to have our brains washed AFTER being propagandized.

1 point

Is the what you say about Burger King as well ? How about KFC ????????

1 point

So with your response your Demorats are scum bags ! Who would have thunk it !

1 point

Oh Politico told you so well that should be the answer right there !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nucular bombs ? Who takes this insane stupidity seriously ! Spell check you got ?

1 point

You're obviously quite young. I'm a "lib" AND an ex-many-year-NRA member. I WAS proud to be. They used to spend most of their time teaching the young to handle guns safely. I know because I taught NRA sanctioned gun safety at a local "Y". Yes, gun deaths were mostly accidental. That is until it became "fashionable" to "carry"! Before Charleton Heston, one of my favorite actors, made it cool to resist having guns "torn from his cold, dead hands!" Too bad. That became a sort of "battle cry" from the NRA because a very few actually wanted to take guns away from people. It NEVER would have happened! There IS a Second Amendment! But now that battle cry has thrown the whole thing out of proportion, and some idiots have decided they have to arm themselves against people who only want COMMON SENSE gun control. I'm no longer a proud NRA member because the idiot that took over after Heston used the idiots to make $millions! Too bad. I'd fight for MY guns too, but I do NOT want terrorists (foreign or domestic), to be able to get a gun as easy as a normal person. Today, hundreds get "blown away" because of those that have "blown things out of proportion"!

CRAZY GRANDPAW another day and more insane rants !!!!!

DUMMY who are your DOMESTIC ENEMIES ????????

2 points

It's difficult to tell if you're joking or not. Really hope you are.

1 point

Yes kids. Listen to the man who hates education

Indeed. Getting $100,000 in debt for a job at Wal mart is quite an education.

1 point

Whatever is on your pictures sounds rather demeaning.

1 point

You're an anti immigrant neo nazi wankly doodled poo poo face.

1 point

You are against healthcare for the disabled. Oh my God. You must be a Nazi.

2 points

AlofRI The drilling and mining I neither support nor oppose I am indifferent about those issues.

You claim they want to change the constitution to follow the Christian Bible that would be a problem! What policies have they changed or proposed which supports this idea?

I have not heard of any governmental changes to women's rights, I have not witnessed anything which indicates that one race is superior to another if you have example I would love to know about these things.

As for deregulation I am actually in favor of that I work at a nursing home and there are government regulations which are not there for any other reason than as a means of extortion. When the survey team shows up no matter how well you run your organization they will always be able to find minor violations in the thousands of regulations and then they fine you for each. This is an evil of government not a good thing.

The evil of Republicans, according to Democrats, is when they stand up for the lives of viable unborn babies instead of the convenience of feminists.

This is the mentality on the Left. They are as screwed up as a human being can be. Their priorities are 180 degrees apart from common sense humanity.

1 point

I'm going to say it depends on what it is, but for the most part it's charity. If you don't work for it, you don't normally deserve it. Again though, it's going to depend on the situation.

AlofRI(1865) Clarified
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You're obviously quite young. I'm a "lib" AND an ex-many-year-NRA member. I WAS proud to be. They used to spend most of their time teaching the young to handle guns safely. I know because I taught NRA sanctioned gun safety at a local "Y". Yes, gun deaths were mostly accidental. That is until it became "fashionable" to "carry"! Before Charleton Heston, one of my favorite actors, made it cool to resist having guns "torn from his cold, dead hands!" Too bad. That became a sort of "battle cry" from the NRA because a very few actually wanted to take guns away from people. It NEVER would have happened! There IS a Second Amendment! But now that battle cry has thrown the whole thing out of proportion, and some idiots have decided they have to arm themselves against people who only want COMMON SENSE gun control. I'm no longer a proud NRA member because the idiot that took over after Heston used the idiots to make $millions! Too bad. I'd fight for MY guns too, but I do NOT want terrorists (foreign or domestic), to be able to get a gun as easy as a normal person. Today, hundreds get "blown away" because of those that have "blown things out of proportion"! :-(

xMathFanx(1575) Clarified
1 point

@Nomenclature

Simply pointing out hypocrisy, sir .

AlofRI(1865) Clarified
1 point

I can't answer why an atheist would love Muslims (I guess that's what you are referring to?). And what's "wandering" got to do with it??

Anyway, I don't love Muslims, I don't love Christians, I don't love Jews, I don't love Buddhist's, etc. I don't base my love of people on their religion, or lack of. I base it on the PERSON they are. I have many Christian friends that know I don't believe the way they do. I don't have any Muslim friends, but I COULD have some … if they act like decent people. YOU "claim" to be a Christian, but, I like to ACT more like one than you do, so, it isn't likely that we'd be friends … I'm a bit choosy on that, I'd likely have a Muslim friend before you, but, I'll guarantee my Christian friends would like THEM better than you, also … not hard. Why? Because I'd only have Christian friends that were ALSO accepting of any of their god's alleged "creations", like I am.

AlofRI(1865) Clarified
1 point

Actually, I get all pissed about it. I got just as pissed when the TEA Party did all those things. I think its wrong on both sides. However, different things piss off different people and we're not able to control our idiots any more than you can control yours. 'Thing is, when you have people in high places showing they act no better than people in LOW places, it makes it worse. Maybe if the White House occupant wouldn't act so "middle-school-ish" the rest of the country would grow up and get back to civility!

1 point

This isn't my thread

Yes it is you lunatic. Get help. You're mentally ill.

Hootie(197) Clarified
1 point

Mathfan, I'm fairly sure you have some of the most basic and transparent trolling in the entire history of the internet.

1 point

It looks like you promote the rape culture of women

It looks like you're a moron. Did he assert that the sex would be non-consensual? No, he didn't.

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More laws relating to firearms can be helpful, as long as individual freedoms are respected and these laws do not make it any more difficult for the average person to get a gun than the average criminal. Take, for instance, the law that requires the ATF to process NICS background checks within three days. As inefficient as the government is at EVERYTHING, they can run a background check in ten minutes, no problem, because this law forces them off of their ass. Imagine if they didn't have a limit; buying a gun would be like going to the DMV. Except the people that work there might not want you to be able to get a gun, so there would be no reason for them not to lose your paperwork. I think we need to extend the same law to cover applications for class 3 items such as suppressors, SBRs, etc. and get rid of the 8 month waiting period that doesn't even go any farther into a background check. Of course, it would be better to get rid of the ATF and NICS checks altogether, but it would still be a positive step.

Another possibility is to make purchases of gun safes and annual safety courses tax- deductible. And what the hell happened to the HPA?

But as far as laws designed to make it more difficult for people to defend themselves and their loved ones by forcing on waiting periods, universal background checks, or bans on specific types of weapons? Bad ideas all around. Laws aren't inherently bad, but for the love of fuck, give some consideration to the consequences of banning something just because you're afraid of it.

1 point

I'm a loner

I'm a stoner

but I will take your bitch and just bone her

It looks like you promote the rape culture of women.

1 point

I'm not bronto though. You are a finger puppet with fingers in all your holes.

1 point

North Korea does not have the balls or lack of brain cells to stage any kind of preemptive attack. Ever. They know, good and goddamn well, that their dozen or so nukes have no hope of actually defeating the US. The entire region would be turned into a radioactive hole in the ground as soon as the first missile was launched, and they're well aware of it.

They are holding onto nuclear weapons for two reasons. One, it's a good bargaining chip for them to come to us and get aid. Two, they're holding off invasion, and clearly not without good reason. They know they can't hope to win a war, but the US knows it can't hope to invade without first losing Seoul or Tokyo or a military base in Hawaii- which could be one of the few reasons that we didn't invade them during the Bush administration.

They have every reason to disarm and get out of this light in the world stage, but before they give up their nukes, they're looking for assurance that they won't be attacked.

1 point

Would you like to check me for ticks Con? What method will you be using?

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I have a sneaky suspicion that Cabbage Patch Kim has doughnut filler inside those nukes.

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Dear bronto

This isn't my thread, but lets go with it.

I have quite possibly never heard anything so exhaustively stupid and blatantly false as the claim that: "capitalism is natural".

Sure ya have. Would like me to copy and paste your debate waterfall?

First, the best "source" you have managed to find for this assertion is a Reddit thread. That alone is sufficient enough reason to dismiss it outright.

Pretend he didn't link reddit, and respond to the debate. Pretty easy isn't it?

Second, the Reddit thread you have sourced is about trade, not capitalism. Trade is obviously not the same thing as capitalism because trade predates capitalism by tens of thousands of years.

Everybody stop and point at the clown with me...

1 point

When I was 6, I traded a few marbles with a kid down the street..

Lost your marbles as a kid, eh con?

2 points

It's not spelled nucular, it's nu-cle-ar. If you're American it's noo and if you're European or such, it's nyoo.

North Korea is not going to do anything because they're a puppet state of China and China is not concerned about working against the US, they'd rather work with it against others.

3 points

How gay is gay?

I'd say gay is pretty damn gay.

Back then you could ask a question without the liberal language police screaming in your face like Stalin's goons.

1 point

I'm not historical. I dunno classic liberalism from modern liberalism

Classical liberals didn't sound like children in debates. Modern liberals sound like 4 year olds, using horrible logic and screaming in your face if you disagree.

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You're such a massive liar, bronto. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I'm not bronto but you are puppet boy.

1 point

The campaigner herself was liberal.

Campaigning in a liberal area, who had cops called on her by a white liberal. You lost again.


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