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Aron Cramer: Climate Change Denial Isn't Politically Sustainable For The GOP
"I don’t think you can win politically by clinging to these ideas that simply don’t add up."

“It’s the environment, stupid.”

That might be how Aron Cramer, the president and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility, would sum up the problems facing future Republicans.

In an interview with The Huffington Post at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, Cramer predicted Republican candidates will soon have a difficult time campaigning on a platform that denies climate change.

“Over the long run, and soon in the short run, it’s not going to be viable politically to be seen as anti-science,” he explained. “All the polling shows that rising generations in particular reject that kind of thinking … it’s seen as anti-modern.”

Cramer noted establishment Republicans like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Newt Gingrich used to acknowledge the importance of addressing climate change. Though they have quieted down lately, he envisions a GOP turnaround.

“I think the Republican party will re-join the global consensus that human beings are creating climate change, and that we have to do something about it,” he said. “That it’s not a future issue, it’s a present issue. That it’s not about having less in our economy, it’s actually about innovation.”

“I don’t think you can win politically by clinging to these ideas that simply don’t add up,” he added.

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Not being an audiophile.

So, I picked up a slightly sad Technics SL-6 turntable off ebay. It was my post-move treat. A new turntable to replace the two that I’d sold in the UK. As we left I’d been prodding at the idea of a linear tracking turntable, just because it was interesting conceptually. Then I discovered these entertainingly technology based “Oh god, CDs are going to kill us” automatic turntables, slot loading, programmable, sometimes play both sides (and probably dance for you) ridiculotrons. And I thought, that’d be fun. After a period of questing for such a beast I gave in, I couldn’t get a slot-loading linear-tracking turntable at a price I was willing to pay.

Especially since I can’t quite decide if it’s a novelty item, and given my past history of DJing and clubbing, (and my crappy hearing thereby obtained) I probably couldn’t really tell the difference between a really good linear tracker and a 1970s BSR deck in a stereogram.

But I did find a slightly foxed SL-6. And it said the speed was very variable, but otherwise it worked. But handily there are many people who’ve fixed record decks, so I broke out google and found that the Vinyl Engine had the service manual and the youtubes had the ‘look, just clean the switches and variable resistors and it will all be well’. And I decided that I should have the slightly foxed SL6. And it did arrive.

And so I went to Rainy Day Records and raided their 98¢ bin and came back with totally inappropriate records to speed check a deck (Bob Newhart, Allan Sherman and Tom Lehrer), but at least I could see it working.

And the deck did come without a plattermat, so I ebayed a second hand platter mat. And everything was here. And I realised that I was a fool, because the SL-6 has a built in 45 adaptor, and the plattermat did not. But I test assembled it, placed the record on the turntable and off it went. Played, selected tracks, but wow was it wowy. Well, it probably was, because I’d not hooked it up to the amplifier. But even to the naked eye the speed variation was visible.

So today I headed off to get some sewing machine oil, that being the conveniently available record-deck-oil replacement, especially in Oly which seems to be devoid of electronics shops. I had already completed the quest to get some switch cleaner (car shops, they sell switch cleaner).

And then I stripped it down, at least a bit. After an epic battle with the turntable platter I managed to get it off (wiggle it, that’s the key). The center spindle was, indeed, a bit graunchy. Then off came the base.

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And out came the main board, and to work I went cleaning contacts.

When I was satisfied I reassembled it, gave the outside a clean, trimmed the plattermat to fit and turned it on. A quick visual check revealed that it seemed to be spinning at a more consistent rate. On with the record.

Swoosh-shhhuk….swoosh-shhhuk….swoosh-shhhuk….swoosh-shhhuk….swoosh-shhhuk….swoosh-shhhuk

And the record seemed to be slowing again at points.

And then I realised.

The random cheap used plattermat? It’s about 0.2mm too thick. It causes the record to foul a piece of the case.

Still, with that removed I could at least test it. Only…

Whilst our house-stilling house has an amplifier with a phono input, it’s not actually connected to any speakers, because they don’t use that amplifier anymore.

…and whilst I have speakers, I don’t have any cables to connect them, because they were built into the walls in our house in Bristol.

Gaaah*.

* Obviously, I also still need to buy it a new stylus too, but that can wait until I can actually hear it and check it’s actually working okay and has no other hideous hideous problems.

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Part of American history was the systematic repression and exploitation of black slaves, who fought long and hard over a period of several hundreds of years to get land, civil rights and freedom to live alongside their fellow men, their ancestors having no choice. Considering the civil war and emancipation proclamation made claims that all descendants of black slaves would receive recompense and retributions in the form of land and other liberties that still haven’t been fully delivered on, the least they deserve is a fucking month to celebrate how far they’ve come, considering it’s well within the reach of even my 22 years young lifespan that oppression and systematic marginalization of black AND OTHER RACES, was still at large. You think that by saying ‘Black history is American History’ is supposed to indicate that they can and ought to be taught side by side, when really, the gravity of this dark chapter in our founding years OUGHT to be zeroed in on as one of MANY great mistakes we have made, which already get often overlooked in history classes because of, again, systematic repression and, let me say again, marginalization. America’s blunders throughout the ages have been low-blow punchlines to diluted jokes around the world for years, but by declaring black History month, we are forced to acknowledge our wrongs and look into the true face of our history. Honestly, we could dedicate entire CENTURIES - 1679 through 1865 is a good chunk of time in which they remained FORMALLY enslaved, in fact - in the name of black people in America (as by their blood, sweat and tears, our society advanced) but instead we give their suffering a little nod in the form of 'Black History Month’ while we still persecute their sons and daughters, an alarming 60% of our overall prison/jail occupancy being African-American classified, with several states varying in state-specific statistics in scores of 60%-80%(2015 poll), with almost 30% considered wrongfully jailed or at the very least 'unlawfully’ or 'without-substantial evidence’. Racial profiling, class/chaste warfare and yes, racially-based ECONOMICS GOUGING is prolific within our society, and so much a part of our everyday HISTORY, which is what today will be tomorrow morning by the way, and if you don’t take a moment to stop and consider the expansiveness of those horrendous statistics and common-knowledge points, then you NEED Black history Month to remind you of just how fucking good you have it. And even if you don’t have it so good - even if I am making a presumption that because you have this view you have not faced something like normalized prejudice, and that you have lived a permitted and privileged existence - you and you alone cannot be the judge of what is retribution for literally CENTURIES of oppression.


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