THE FUNNIEST PART AT THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE

First, Ben Carson just sort of hung out in the cut after his name was called.

Then when it looked like he was going to the stage, he was actually moving aside for Ted Cruz to make his entrance.

“Dr. Carson, go out there.” No I’m good right here, thanks.

And then, Trump made his grand entrance…to the cut too! 

Are they savoring the moment?

Even Bush couldn’t handle their inability to follow direction.

Who is expecting these guys to lead a country when they can’t even lead themselves?

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Bernie Sanders Wants More Debates, Help Him Get Them By Calling Or Emailing Democratic Party Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz Today

At this point in the primary process in 2008 there had been numerous debates. In this election cycle there have been 0. Contact Debbie Wasserman Schultz and demand more debates. Lets help Bernie Sanders get his message to the people and show why he is truly the right candidate for the average American. Bernie Sanders 2016!

Debbie Wasserman Shultz Contact Information:

https://wassermanschultz.house.gov/email-me/

Florida Office:
19200 West Country Club Drive, Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: 305-936-5724
Fax: 305-932-9664

Washington DC Office:
1114 Longworth H.O.B
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-7931

Fuck CNN. They didn’t mention Bernie Sanders on 2 hour long sunday shows, even though he won their debate Tuesday. They deleted the poll on their site that says he won, and replaced it with a “prediction calculator” showing Hillary “winning”. Their facebook page has been getting spammed since the debate for essentially “Ron Pauling” Bernie. The posters are claiming their posts are being deleted, specifically the ones stating Time Warner owns CNN, which is Hillary’s 7th largest campaign donor.

when men ask repeatedly for sources in arguments irl

it’s so funny because that’s part of the reason I started tagging and organizing things on this blog, so I could look up the source links when I wanted to. and I do.

so I’ll get in to an argument with some guy about some bullshit, he’ll call, “source?” and then he will be surprised as fuck when I say, “sure! let me get the link!” so I bust my phone out and type in the search bar my url and the tag. and 99% of the time he doesn’t even wanna see the link or the source

he thought I wasn’t prepared to back up my claims, but I am. they never see that coming hahahaha

so then I ask him for sources and he doesn’t have shit

so then I am like, “oh? you’re asking me for a source, and I have one, and you don’t even have a source for your own claims?”

feels so good to put men in their place and remind them their opinions on feminism are based on nothing but what they’ve been brainwashed by society to think, men spend like 5 seconds thinking about a topic and then assume their opinion formed in their imagination based solely off of stereotypes should somehow be as credible as a woman’s entire lived experience and countless hours of research.

Presidential Debate Schedule
  • August 6th, 2015:Republican Debate, CNN.
  • September 16, 2015:Republican Debate, CNN.
  • October 13, 2015:Democratic Debate, CNN.
  • October 28, 2015:Republican Debate, CNBC.
  • November * 2015:Republican Debate, FOX Business Network.
  • November 14, 2015:Democratic Primary Debate, CBS.
  • December 15, 2015:Republican Debate, CNN.
  • December 19, 2015:Democratic Debate, *.
  • January * 2016, 2015:Republican Debate, FOX News Channel.
  • January 17, 2016:Democratic Debate, *.
  • February 6, 2016:Republican Debate, ABC.
  • February 13, 2016:Republican Debate, CBS.
  • February 26, 2016:Republican Debate, NBC.
  • February or March*, 2016:Democratic Debate, *.
  • February or March*, 2016:Democratic Debate, *.
  • March * 2016:Republican Debate, FOX News Channel.
  • March 10, 2016:Republican Debate, CNN.
  • *:Not yet known.
  • The channels named will be the channels that will AIR the debate, some democratic debates are being sponsored by networks but it is unclear if those are the channels they will be aired on. I will update this as much as I can. -Lexi4Prez
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Debates | by Cr1TiKaL

BEST CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE STORY EVER

So at like 1230 last night I got into a climate change debate on Facebook.

This guy was making ludicrous claims, such as “the seasons are caused by solar cycles and that’s why we have climate change” and “every planet in the solar system has seasons” and such stuff as that.

So I read through all that, and basically he was saying the usual stuff of “climate change is just solar cycles.”

 The usual Denier argument.

Obviously there were people for and against him (there were over 100 comments from both sides of the argument) but none of them, I noticed, were scientists. Both sides were just rehashing the same arguments and it was devolving into the point of insults.

So I joined the convo.

I started debunking everything they were saying in the simplest possible way (the simplest facts are useful since they literally can’t be proven wrong and obey the laws of physics into the macro scales).

I started with the claim that “all planets in the solar system have seasons.”

I brought up Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. I explained how one side of Mercury always faces the sun, and one always faces away. It has ice on the dark side. Literal water ice. And that Mercury doesn’t have seasons.

Immediately, the deniers started insulting me, and the believers started liking my comments.

So I moved onto Venus. Venus has CO2 clouds. UV light passes through the clouds, reflects up as infrared light (heat) and because of the CO2, bounces back down and gets trapped. This is why Venus is several times HOTTER than Mercury, despite being twice the distance from the sun. This is how the greenhouse effect work and it’s how we KNOW what is happening on Earth, albeit a smaller scale.

Something changed here. About ½ of the commenters suddenly vanished. A bunch of people liked that comment, but the guy who started this whole debate was still insulting me.

So I moved onto Europa, and geothermal tidal forces that let an ocean stay liquid in Europa. And Titan’s methane oceans. But I kept pointing out how they didn’t have seasons (I just wanted to point out cool moons in the solar system).

Then the guy decided to say that climate change was due to the solar cycles, not the seasons (which he also claimed were cycles).

I told him that, by definition, seasons are not cycles. Cycles occur in Open systems, such as the sun (so he was correct about solar cycles, but for the wrong reasons). I explained that the sun generates its own energy and puts it off, and continuously renews it – all according to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which applies to Open Systems.

Seasons on the other hand, and planets, too, are Closed Systems, meaning that they cannot function without energy being put into them (in this case, energy from the sun).

So, naturally, the guy goes, “AHA! SEE! The sun’s cycles CAUSE climate change, and it’s been happening for millions of years!”

I figuratively chuckled and I was like, “You’re missing half the equation, dude. Because it’s a open system, the sun goes through 11-year cycles. That means, with very little error, the sun effectively repeats its energy patterns every 11 years. Stars are VERY predictable and don’t deviate much, if at all. There’d have to be a HUGE disruption to the sun for its cycle to change.”

I continued, “But let’s go by your definition, that the sun’s cycles determine climate change. That means that every 11 years, we should see the same exact climate patterns. They should remain steady, without deviation. Basically, if we were going to have an ice age, or a global firestorm, it’d happen every 11 years, since only the sun determines climate change.”

He had no retort to that.

So I basically said, because the Earth is an closed system, the biggest way climate change would be from an outside influence. The sun is pretty predictable, so obviously it’s not causing much of a difference. Millions of years ago, debris and asteroids swarming/pounding the Earth, volcanoes erupting, lack of trees, etc etc caused climate change. Obviously, we aren’t being pounded by asteroids/swarms of debris, volcanoes aren’t blocking out the atmosphere, and we have lots more trees than Earth used to have.

SO, that being said, there HAS to be some other factor that we aren’t accounting for…….

Obviously, industrial activity is active on a global scale. We’ve cut 50% of Earth’s trees down in the last 150 years. We’re polluting on scales never seen in millions of years. The ONLY logical conclusion is a negative impact.

Then he literally said, “A hopeless mind is one that believes itself ‘educated’.”

And I was like, okay. I study environmental science and astrophysics. I write books on these subjects. I have attended climate conferences and given lectures on technology and climate change. But you’re telling me I’m NOT qualified?

Then he said, “Prove it.”

I simply gave him my website.

I shit you not, two minutes later he deleted the entire thread.

I wish he hadn’t. It. Was. So. Beautiful.

Somewhere in there I also told him I wasn’t trying to attack him, I just wanted to show him that wherever he’s getting his info, it’s wrong.

BUT THAT’S NOT EVEN THE ENTIRE STORY

So me and this girl (who had been liking all my comments) started messaging each other and laughing about that debate we so clearly won. She mentioned that she was going back home to Hawaii today, and I was like oh! That’s cool! I have a friend who lives in Hawaii. So she asked who, I told her, and it turns out, SHE KNOWS HER.

This had to be like a 1-in-50 million chance, AT LEAST.

How random is that????? I talked to my friend in Hawaii and she confirmed it. They actually went to the same school XD

Political Parties

In America, there are only two parties that can “win” anything: the Democrats and the Republicans. In Canada, there are four major national parties: The Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party, and the Green Party. There is also the Bloc Quebecois but you can’t vote for them unless you live in Quebec. Unlike America, where literally any bloviating facehole can be considered a contender for president if they are famous enough (like Donald Trump), to be a contender for Prime Minister, you have to be the leader of a political party. In Canada, people technically do not vote for Prime Minister, but for a party, and the leader of the party with the most seats in Parliament becomes Prime Minister. Last night’s Leaders’ Debate was the first debate in this 11 week-long election season, which by Canadian standards is extremely long, but is dwarfed by America’s which can sometimes go on for two years. Did you watch the debate last night? Who won in your opinion? 

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Bernie Sanders on police accountability. Truth be told. #Love it!

The Democratic candidates want to have more debates

It’s nice to see 2016’s Democratic presidential candidates agree on something. Earlier this week, both campaigns entered talks to have more televised debates, even without the Democratic National Committee’s explicit sanction. With a new press release from the Clinton campaign, this could mean great news for Flint, Michigan.