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Jesus christ, you guys end up sounding like it's the cold war all over again.  Those communist sympathizers don't care about rights, and as soon as they have enough of a platform, they'll crush democracy!  Therefore we should be allowed to remove their rights preemptively because their ideas are dangerous!!!! 

"Never Again!"(except where prohibited by law or custom)
I mean it's great and all that whenever some idiot comes up with this super awesome idea, they're assuming that every teacher is physically and mentally fit to be carrying a fucking gun and be ready to use it appropriately when the reality is there are a bunch of people out there teaching who can never be trained enough to do this.

The same people believe that untrained black folks should know how to calmly interact with a police officer who is suddenly and without warning pointing a gun at them and giving them orders, or they should expect to be killed. But they also believe the highly trained officer who fatally shoots an unarmed black man or boy was just doing his job. They never believe that the officer panicked, or acted unprofessionally, and they never consider that such shootings are unjustified. Just sadly unavoidable.

Science / Re: NH winter cooling
Arctic temperatures are soaring, and scientists are freaking out
It was the warmest December on record in the Arctic, and 2018 has already set a string of records for lowest Arctic sea ice.

Unfortunately for America and the rest of the planet, the best science makes clear that what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic. "We long ago anticipated that warming would be greatest in the Arctic owing to the vicious cycle of melting ice and warming oceans," climate scientist Mike Mann told ThinkProgress via email.

"But what we didn't anticipate is the way that changing wind patterns could accelerate that process -- and along with it, a host of nasty associated surprises."

Mann, who won the 2018 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award last week from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, explained that those surprises include "including slowing down of ocean currents, and whacky weather patterns in North America associated with weather extremes like droughts, wildfires, floods, and superstorms."

"We are seeing what scientists have predicted for years," professor of thermal sciences John Abraham told ThinkProgress via email. "The temperatures in the Arctic are off the chart. This matters for the rest of us because this is the time of year when the Arctic ice should be growing. But it isn't growing like it should. So, this summer, there will be less ice and more open waters that will lead to more warming."
You might want to check out the hashtag #TwitterLockout.

Seems lots of MAGA types are bitching about losing thousands of followers after Twitter purged the bots last night.
Science / Re: NH winter cooling
Looking at  hundred years of data tells us a lot about climate.

Not from just two stations.
The adjustments are nonsense, and this is actually easy to show using data from stations that never changed instruments, or even better, continued to use both to be able to calibrate and compare the new instruments data.

If it's so easy to show, THEN FUCKING SHOW IT YOU MORON. 

Speculation is all you have. And you're not even good at it.
Well, to be fair, a 14-year-old boy writing "Put on your tinfoil hats, boys and girls." is a bit suspect. But then you look at the rest of his timeline and his website, and you realize he's just a very bright dork.
Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread

The video was taken by a passenger on the airliner that lost its engine cowling.

Tesla roadster spotted with ground-based telescope.
Science / Re: Asteroid making close pass at 39,000 miles
It's classified as an Apollo asteroid. It's not large enough to be "officially" a potentially hazardous object.
Science / Asteroid making close pass at 39,000 miles
Asteroid Skimming Past Earth May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor
A newly discovered asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than a celestial object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, five years ago. The newly found interloper, called 2018 CB, is estimated to be from 50 to 130 feet (15 to 40 meters) in diameter, and will fly by Earth at about 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST).

The NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey spotted 2018 CB and another asteroid, 2018 CC, on Feb. 4. While 2018 CB isn't entering Earth's atmosphere, the object will whiz by safely at less than 20 percent of the distance from the Earth to the moon.

Coincidentally, 2018 CB's arrival comes just days after two other asteroids safely passed by Earth. On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 4), asteroid 2002 AJ129 came by the planet at a distance of only 2.6 million miles (4.2 million km) -- 10 times the distance to the moon. (The average distance between the Earth and moon is about 238,855 miles, or 384,400 km.)

Then, on Tuesday (Feb. 6), asteroid 2018 CC made its closest approach, at 114,000 miles (184,000 km), roughly the halfway point between Earth and the moon.
Except the headline is wrong. Astronomers didn't say, some astronomers said something, something such as "might not get there" and "Some are saying" and "I'm not convinced yet."