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It was a joke
How many of the other things you've said are also "jokes"?  This isnt even close to your most moronic post.
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We've been through this before.

From the only source Hawkins has (to my knowledge) ever cited on the subject of % rainforest canopy cover:

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Our results document that the conversion of rainforest to extensive cacao agroforestry with high shading levels strongly impacts plant biomass and carbon storage as well as diversity of forest-using plant and insect species.The transition from forest to cacao agroforestry resulted in a loss of ~60% of the forest-based species with plant species being more strongly affected than mobile insect taxa. It seems reasonable to assume that rare, specialized, and endangered species are represented disproportionately high in this fraction (6), underlining the limitations of agroforestry for conser- vation of forest species (16). ...

In summary, our findings imply a concave, nonlinear relationship of canopy cover in agroforestry systems with biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. A doubling of income goes along with reduction of shade cover from ~80% to 35-50%, most likely resulting only in limited losses of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In contrast, the conversion of forests to agroforestry systems in the first place as well as the complete removal of canopy trees as the final step of land use intensification, each result in disproportionate ecological losses.
Hawkins's own source

There are decades of research on the effect of selective harvesting on the species diversity and health of the resulting ecosystem.  But Dave knows everything/i] about forestry and ecology already, so...
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This old fight again...

This will hurt Canadian lumber companies a little, but there are other markets that may step up their orders for softwood. The real hurt will be on housing construction in the US.

Sorry about your virgin forests, USians. :(
China will take it.  There are lots of half empty container ships going that way currently.
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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-announces-trade-war-with-canada-retroactive-20-tax-on-lumber/article/2621146
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Claiming the U.S. has been "taken advantage of" under the Clinton-era NAFTA trade deal, President Trump Monday night opened a trade war with Canada, announcing a retroactive 20 percent "tax" on lumber imports, and promising a similar tax on Canadian milk.

"Canada has treated us very unfairly," the president said in impromptu remarks at a reception for conservative journalists. "We have been taken so advantage of," he said, speaking it the Roosevelt Room.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who accompanied the president into the reception, said that the "countervailing duty" would be retroactive 90 days. He said that was when Canada was warned to stop subsidizing their lumber industry. The countervailing duty is meant to offset the subsidy

By "Subsidising" they mean that we allow logging on government owned land, apparently.  (Never mind that American milk production is massively subsidised.)

But, Trump has a plan!

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What's more, he said that deregulation efforts are already underway at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department to open the door to companies logging federal lands.

"We're going to actually do our own lumber," he said. "We will have access to great amounts of lumber," said Trump.

The president added that logging virgin but aging forests should help them recover. "By doing what we're doing, we're improving our forests."

Looks like Trump got his degree in Forestry at the same place Dave got his PhD in Truth-Detection.
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https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/donald-trump-purple-heart-awkward/

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Said Trump before he pinned the Purple Heart, given to those who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, on Barrientos's shirt, "I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself. Congratulations on behalf of Melania, myself, and the entire nation. Tremendous job."
Hey it could've been worse. He could've blamed him for being a shitty soldier who get killed, injured or captured.
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trump-attacks-mccain-i-like-people-who-werent-captured-120317
Thanks for explaining the reference.
No problem, Bro.  Mostly for Dave's benefit.
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https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/donald-trump-purple-heart-awkward/

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Said Trump before he pinned the Purple Heart, given to those who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, on Barrientos's shirt, "I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself. Congratulations on behalf of Melania, myself, and the entire nation. Tremendous job."
Hey it could've been worse. He could've blamed him for being a shitty soldier who get killed, injured or captured.
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/trump-attacks-mccain-i-like-people-who-werent-captured-120317
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https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/donald-trump-purple-heart-awkward/

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Said Trump before he pinned the Purple Heart, given to those who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, on Barrientos's shirt, "I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself. Congratulations on behalf of Melania, myself, and the entire nation. Tremendous job."

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The Soap Opera / Re: FX Spamming
idk who bart is, though in my experience with dieting it becomes habitual after about a month, then it's easy.

the key is to make sure it's a fairly healthy diet plan, if you are not careful you could hurt yourself and lose a lot of progress.
http://talkrational.org/index.php/topic,437.0.html   :hmm:
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and the Trump administration seems unaware of the possibility that the US could lose ground by making changes.
But he can't lose, he's such a great negotiator. He'll wave his dick and Canada will cave.
I'm sure you can bully governments in the same way you bully contractors.  A "deal" is a "deal", right?

Next step is going to be an "Everyone but America" Free Trade Agreement.   Let them eat coal.
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Sounds like Assange's head might be the first to roll.  I guess now that the election is over hes outlived his usefulness. https://mobile.twitter.com/wikileaks/status/855368079777431552
yes I'm not pleased at all with trumps position on this.
How do you know he's not playing 14D chess?
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Trump may have realized that if he pushes the deep state too far he may wind up like JFK.
lol.  One can hope!
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Sounds like Assange's head might be the first to roll.  I guess now that the election is over hes outlived his usefulness. https://mobile.twitter.com/wikileaks/status/855368079777431552
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I'll post some things about the theory of competitive advantage later; will be busy soonish, and I'd have to remind myself of a couple things.
Specific and concrete please. No vague BS that you read somewhere.
:ironicat:
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He is like Trump in that, like Trump, he seems unable to relate to the reality of needing external inputs to accomplish his goals and fulfil his needs.
Particularly stunning, in this vein, was his declaration this week that 'no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days'
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My jaw literally dropped when I heard that.
It sounded much more like a late night cable TV pitch for some fad diet supplement than a statement by the president of the United States.
Or - equivalently - like a Hawkins assessment of his progress toward Saving the Planet.
Its a pretty obvious tell at this point...  https://news.vice.com/story/24-things-nobody-does-better-than-trump-according-to-trump
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Until this year I've not seen Dave express much interest in politics. Why he caught Trump Fever is a mystery, given much of what Trump campaigned on and seems to be trying to do has little relation to Dave's claimed aims in life.

Those 14th century ambitions, however, have always been antithetical to the idea of widespread trade, since he essentially wants people to produce the bulk of their needs on their personal acreage, other than a tiny bit of bartering.
Trade was widespread in the 14th century as well.  At least for the people who could afford the goods.  Dave wants a return to serfdom.  Will he still get to have Volvos and iPhones?
He is like Trump in that, like Trump, he seems unable to relate to the reality of needing external inputs to accomplish his goals and fulfil his needs. In Trump's case, he doesn't understand the importance of not pissing off the entire rest of the world to the point that trade and business in America will suffer. In Dave's case he doesn't understand that his vision, accomplished, would mean the end of iPhones and Volvos.
NO IT WON'T BECAUSE REASONS!      I find it ironic that Dave sneers at "Globalists" while his hero Trump invests huge amounts of money in foreign countries.  
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuartanderson/2015/08/17/trump-the-hypocrite-investing-overseas-fine-for-him/#62e42e4f1dc8
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"Mr. Trump is either inexcusably hypocritical or inexcusably ignorant of economics," according to Donald J. Boudreaux, a professor of economics at George Mason University.
Dave really is a lot like Trump.
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Until this year I've not seen Dave express much interest in politics. Why he caught Trump Fever is a mystery, given much of what Trump campaigned on and seems to be trying to do has little relation to Dave's claimed aims in life.

Those 14th century ambitions, however, have always been antithetical to the idea of widespread trade, since he essentially wants people to produce the bulk of their needs on their personal acreage, other than a tiny bit of bartering.
Trade was widespread in the 14th century as well.  At least for the people who could afford the goods.   Dave wants a return to serfdom.   Will he still get to have Volvos and iPhones?
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Until this year I've not seen Dave express much interest in politics. Why he caught Trump Fever is a mystery, given much of what Trump campaigned on and seems to be trying to do has little relation to Dave's claimed aims in life.
Dave's narcissism simply resonates with Trump's. It's as simple as that: Even on the deepest level, it never really goes beyond "Trump is REALLY rich and SUCCESSFUL and a REAL MAN who kicks ass and takes names (and grabs pussies)". I believe dave is genuinely attracted by many of Trump's 'qualities' that most others find revolting.

Everything else is naive rationalization on his behalf. I don't think he even believes his "Good businessman = Good Prez" crap himself.


Fake ETA: Although It could also be that dave partially falls for the same Fundy trap we see in effect here:

http://citizensvoice.com/opinion/god-will-help-donald-trump-1.2183118

At this point, US fundies would vote for the Antichrist himself, if he was "pro-life" (and anti-LGBT).

I read a good article online about a week ago, something like "How the Bible Belt lost God and found Trump". (It doesn't show up on Google for me right now). Read it if you find it.
https://www.ft.com/content/b41d0ee6-1e96-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
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Are there any fundamental reasons why anybody in the United States should have to buy any  manufactured product from any other country?    I really cannot think of any.
Should the US put in place policy to compel Americans to buy American when the product is inferior or costs significantly more?
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Here is Infowars' response to the above chart (or another similar one).


rofl.
Lol. Love where they put vice.
Also Sputnik and Russia Today.  High in FREEDOM while still State Run.   ::)
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Here is Infowars' response to the above chart (or another similar one).


rofl.
Haha.  Amazing!