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  1. bringiton replied to the thread MMT: overcoming the political divide..

    I have seen that claim repeatedly from people who purport to be, and are regarded as, qualified to explain MMT. That would be true and (at least to me) uncontroversial. But I...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 11:26 AM
  2. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    No, but I am able to detect the fact that it doesn't matter.

    Jul 2, 2020 at 10:58 AM
  3. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Wrong again. That's the prediction strawman graph. The consensus was that the earth HAD BEEN cooling, not that it WAS GOING to cool. Clear?

    Jul 2, 2020 at 10:56 AM
  4. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    It's still not true. No it isn't. The CO2 AGW hypothesis is based on assuming recent warming is not natural. But it obviously is natural, as it is a return to the Holocene...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 12:04 AM
  5. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    It is most definitely true:...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:52 PM
  6. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    http://notrickszone.com/2016/09/13/massive-cover-up-exposed-285-papers-from-1960s-80s-reveal-robust-global-cooling-scientific-consensus/#sthash.7O4otojA.dpbs 285 papers is a...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 11:48 PM
  7. bringiton liked HockeyDad's post in the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Cool story brah..... now would you care to tell us what the crop yields were? [ATTACH] Weird how the yields go up as the climate warms isn't it? I wonder if the two things...

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  8. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Except that's not true, as the satellite temperature data show: https://www.drroyspencer.com/latest-global-temperatures/ 2002-3 was warmer than 2004-5; 2006-7 was warmer than...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 9:23 PM
  9. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Ah, OK. That explains a lot.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 8:58 PM
  10. bringiton replied to the thread MMT: overcoming the political divide..

    Get over yourself. This is the Internet, not your living room. People want to be entertained, and IMO readers are more likely to pay attention to and remember a good fight....

    Jul 1, 2020 at 8:55 PM
  11. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    So, the earth has warmed since the end of the coldest 500-year period in the last 10,000 years. Shocker!

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:38 PM
  12. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Garbage. I remember clearly that in the 1970s, there was broad scientific consensus that the earth had cooled since the 1940s. Now that cooling has been removed by...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:34 PM
  13. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Right: the science denialists who deny that the natural processes that caused all previous scientifically identified century-scale Holocene warming episodes could still be...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  14. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Um, no.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:11 PM
  15. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    I guess that must be why agriculture is most productive in the tropics, and non-existent at high latitudes...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:09 PM
  16. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    What exactly do you think has been happening now?

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:04 PM
  17. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Human heat emissions are insignificant compared to heat from the sun, and so have no effect on temperature in the hottest part of the day. But human heat emissions are much...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:03 PM
  18. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Not to me. There's a reason the tropics are crowded with people while high latitudes are empty. There's a reason people usually think of going someplace warm on their...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:54 PM
  19. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    Um, yeah, it has: on June 5, 1898, it hit 109.8F in Siberia. That would be several degrees hotter than 100, and it happened more than 120 years ago.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:47 PM
  20. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    So, pretty much like summer in Siberia for most of the last 10,000 years....?

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:40 PM
  21. bringiton liked Creasy Tvedt's post in the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    And you were proven wrong.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:37 PM
  22. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    What do you think the word, "extinction" means in "Extinction Rebellion"?

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:37 PM
  23. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    I trust thermometers. I trust the people reporting the readings on the thermometers. The much, much smaller number of people doing the "adjustment" and "smoothing" and...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:35 PM
  24. bringiton replied to the thread Sorry, but I cried wolf on climate change.

    The world has gotten "hotter" since the coldest 500-year period in the last 10,000 years ended less than 200 years ago, but that's about it. We have simply returned,...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  25. bringiton replied to the thread MMT: overcoming the political divide..

    Sort of not. Question begging fallacy. You start off assuming there is a debt. There isn't. Now what? I'm used to thinking outside the box. But I'm not going to be...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 4:04 PM
  26. bringiton replied to the thread MMT: overcoming the political divide..

    Money is what is generally accepted in exchange, and exchange involves settling debts, but that doesn't mean the item used to settle debts is itself always debt. You would be...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 3:10 PM
  27. bringiton replied to the thread Blacks not responsible for most crime.

    No I'm not. I'm asking you for evidence for your claim, and explaining why I am skeptical. Duly noted FTR that you are just makin' $#!+ up. So, you can't actually cite any...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 9:49 AM
  28. bringiton replied to the thread Blacks not responsible for most crime.

    American public school math graduate, right? .0001% of 45M is 45 people. You are out by two orders of magnitude. The correct number, ~0.01%, is also a pretty small number --...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 1:40 AM
  29. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    As other central banks have done, for the simple reason that they realized reserves are irrelevant.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 1:19 AM
  30. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    Or as JK Galbraith put it: "The process by which banks create money is so simple, the mind is repelled."

    Jul 1, 2020 at 1:18 AM
  31. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    Then I don't know what you thought you meant. Well, you know what they say: if everyone you know seems to act like a jerk whenever you are around, they're not the jerk.

    Jul 1, 2020 at 1:16 AM
  32. bringiton replied to the thread Blacks not responsible for most crime.

    That relationship is also statistically very strong both within countries and between them. The human brain is the most delicately balanced organ system known. Any slight...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM
  33. bringiton liked Econ4Every1's post in the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    Agree 100% Loanable funds theory, the notion that rising interest rates is a way to decrease economic activity, the idea that debt is unsustainable or that our taxes at the...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM
  34. bringiton liked Econ4Every1's post in the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    Remember that banks work on the asset/liability model. They use double-entry accounting. Every transaction must have (at least) two entries, a credit and a debit/ an asset...

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  35. bringiton liked Econ4Every1's post in the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    The even more interesting thing with respect to what I just posted above is that we're told that saving "funds" lending when in fact it's 180 degrees the opposite. Banks don't...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 2:07 PM
  36. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    More accurately, we are taught -- and 99% of people believe with utter certainty -- completely inaccurate information, like the fairy tale of banks lending out fractions of...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 2:06 PM
  37. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    But you are incorrect. Econ4Every1 has explained the process accurately. And that is exactly what happens. Except that a bank cannot just create a loan. It needs a borrower...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 1:58 PM
  38. bringiton replied to the thread Does inflation really help lower debt?.

    Econ4Every1 is correct. Nope. Your money becomes part of their reserves. They do not lend out reserves. No, they do not. The bank uses your paper money as vault cash and...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 1:45 PM
  39. bringiton replied to the thread MMT: overcoming the political divide..

    False. Commodity money and fiat money are not. Only if supply increases more than demand, reducing the monetary unit's purchasing power. That's not what "inflationary"...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 1:32 PM
  40. bringiton replied to the thread America Will Own Slaves Again.

    Slavery has been commonplace in the USA for decades: it's just penal slavery rather than chattel slavery. American police forces have been helping the privately owned prison...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 1:02 PM