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  1. Kikicaca

    Kikicaca Senior Member

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    I did think about what I said. Nuclear power is not practical or safe for use in cars, planes, trains, boats or anything else with a motor. Yes nuclear for the central power grid for electricity I am all for. The dems will never allow us to be domestically energy independent. In short every democrat sucks, PERIOD!

    We are on the same page about energy.
     
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  2. Winston1

    Winston1 Founding Member

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    So I think this a fitting place to post this thought.
    We are seeing a great debate between ideologies these days where opposing sides demand everyone see things their way. This afternoon I read an article in the Bulwark that closed with this statement of purpose written by Irving Kristol and Daniel Bell when they founded The Public Interest in 1965:

    “To help all of us, when we discuss issues of public policy, to know a little better what we are talking about—and preferably in time to make this knowledge effective…

    Such an emphasis is not easily reconcilable with a prior commitment to an ideology, whether it be liberal, conservative, or radical. For it is the nature of ideology to preconceive reality; it is exactly such preconceptions that are the worst hindrances to knowing what one is talking about
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    Perhaps we should take this more to heart. It’s one thing to be guided by principles and another to be ruled by ideology.
     
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  3. onceanlsufan

    onceanlsufan Founding Member

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    It's really all just wrapped up in Critical Thinking!!

    A requirement of critical thinking is to actually know enough about the topic to ask critical questions. I mean seriously, how can someone think critically about something for which they are totally ignorant?? Critical Thinking can't happen when a person, an ideologue dismisses information simple based on its confirmation bias for what they already believe. For example, people who come down on a firm conclusion regarding fraud in the last election, whether staunchly for or against, really don't know enough to make that conclusion. The only logical conclusion that can be said about the fraudulent claims of the last election is that the establishment (judges, and ideologues of the precincts) has hindered investigation and discovery that would provide the knowledge needed to assess if there was indeed fraud, or to dismiss the claims (and certain ideologues DON"T want this question answered)!!

    But .. the reality is, the mission of the press is to "create the narrative"!! That by necessity comes from one's own biased position on a subject. Thus, it is of no use to KNOW anything about the subject! What is important is to create perception in the minds of people to support your position. As the Climate Charlatans have said ....

    “We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrialized civilization to collapse.”

    Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO), “Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”

    Deputy Assistant of State Richard Benedick, : “A global warming treaty [Kyoto] must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the [enhanced] greenhouse effect.”

    In 1988, former Canadian Minister of the Environment, “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

    Stephen Schneider, ..... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest

    SO, as one can see, Climate Change as a reality is irrelevant. The preconceived position is that it is happening and it will help leftists usher in world utopia (ie., a global socialistic welfare state ruled by leftists elites). Anyone who disagrees with the Climate Change falsehood, is branded a denier, flat earther, etc.
     
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  4. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    You are forgetting there are ships and submarines that are nuclear powered already.
     
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