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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Alarmist Paul Revere Reply with quote

Was Paul Revere an Alarmist?

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On this Independence Day, it is worth reflecting on the willingness of our founding fathers to sacrifice their own comforts for the future--for many generations to come, including ours.

They didn't argue about discount rates, or how expensive it would be, or if fighting the British would be cost effective in the long run. Imagine what would have happened if the "skeptics" had been given equal time, or if the patriots had lacked the will to "mitigate the threat".

"The weight of evidence suggests that it is 'very likely' (probability greater than 90%) that the British are coming. I am not advocating any specific mitigation or adaptation response." (Paul Revere, if he had been a climate scientist)

"We should refrain from asserting that the British are (or are not) coming without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon information that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts." (Fox News, if cable TV had existed in 1775)

"The British have been here before. The British are always coming." (Richard Lindzen)

"This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." (James Inhofe)

"Have you ever read anything good about the British? Why is all the news always bad? Objectively speaking, the British should have both positive benefits and negative effects." (Patrick Michaels)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Alarmist Paul Revere Reply with quote

mcgruff wrote:
Was Paul Revere an Alarmist?

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On this Independence Day, it is worth reflecting on the willingness of our founding fathers to sacrifice their own comforts for the future--for many generations to come, including ours.

They didn't argue about discount rates, or how expensive it would be, or if fighting the British would be cost effective in the long run. Imagine what would have happened if the "skeptics" had been given equal time, or if the patriots had lacked the will to "mitigate the threat".

"The weight of evidence suggests that it is 'very likely' (probability greater than 90%) that the British are coming. I am not advocating any specific mitigation or adaptation response." (Paul Revere, if he had been a climate scientist)

"We should refrain from asserting that the British are (or are not) coming without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon information that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts." (Fox News, if cable TV had existed in 1775)

"The British have been here before. The British are always coming." (Richard Lindzen)

"This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." (James Inhofe)

"Have you ever read anything good about the British? Why is all the news always bad? Objectively speaking, the British should have both positive benefits and negative effects." (Patrick Michaels)


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"The British have been here before. The British are always coming." (Richard Lindzen)

Actually some funny stuff. Since we are on this alarmistic stuff...
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[edit] This one was one I liked the most:
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"We have spent our entire existence adapting, OK? So we will adapt." (Rex Tillerson)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Revere & co were not 'alarmists'. They were assholes who were willing to send others to their death to make sure their life style would be unchanged. Free to smuggle, free to not paying the taxes and free to enslave others and break treaties.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a dumb ass.
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He is most famous for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord,

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dumbfuck was a conspiracy theorist. next thing you know people are going to start shouting that obama and his liberals are actually authoritarians.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Revere never said "The British are coming!"

A better analogy is the question of whether Benjamin Franklin was a scam artist for selling his annual Farmer's Almanac, which contained day-by-day weather forecasts created a year in advance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still surprised that the Tories (and yes, that includes the Canukistanis) thought it wise to stay under the rule of a sauerkraut sucking, blue water pissing lunatic.

BoneKracker wrote:
A better analogy is the question of whether Benjamin Franklin was a scam artist for selling his annual Farmer's Almanac, which contained day-by-day weather forecasts created a year in advance.


That's crime dog style Scyents!
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