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Forum: Diavlog comments 07-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,627
Posted By InJapan
Re: A Half-Hearted Onslaught (Tim Noah & Byron York)

These two have done a half-assed job with the Sherrod story. York - what little respect I had for him is gone. How can anyone not be disgusted at Andrew Breitbart? Brietbart is still trying to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-09-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,566
Posted By InJapan
Re: Should Everyone Go To College? (Dana Goldstein & Robert Lerman)

This is an important subject and thanks to BH for broaching it. I believe addressing this issue (of the lack of technical skills by so many young people, and the over-emphasis on college degrees)...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 25,522
Posted By InJapan
Re: Flying Cars Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

Wow... Pinkerton really is going out on a limb if he is buying into the idea that AGW is just a conspiracy.

BTW, Vaclav Smil is one of those attention-grabbers who claims "Basically no global...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-03-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,455
Posted By InJapan
Re: Parting Ways With the Right (Charles Johnson & Conn Carroll)

Johnson's straight-shooting approach helps his credibility. Conn's attempt to over generalize Johnson's points is pretty weak. I take it that Conn is not able to counter Johnson's specifics.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,237
Posted By InJapan
Re: Welcome Back, Ross! (Matthew Yglesias & Ross Douthat)

Guys (Matt and Ross) - if you're going to quote climate statistics, get them right. According to NASA, 2005 so far has been the warmest year on record. This year is not that far behind. And...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-20-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 59,577
Posted By InJapan
Re: Nuance (Michelle Goldberg & Ann Althouse)

Near the end of this diavlog, when discussing how (supposedly) attractive Sarah Palin is perceived to be by the American populace, Ms. Goldberg puts herself below Palin on the scale of "pretty" and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-09-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 59,012
Posted By InJapan
Re: He's Baaack (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

This is why the original episode was so embarrassing, and why that event still is, frankly, given the first part of this diavlog.

There are too many sharp knives in the bh drawer for McWhorter to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2009, 08:18 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 71,228
Posted By InJapan
Re: Confronting Climate Collapse (David W. Orr & Jim Manzi)

A double header on Science Saturday - love it!

Not finished with this diavlog yet, though I am finding myself uncomfortable with the early part, because there is quite a bit of hand waving over...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,378
Posted By InJapan
Re: Defenestration Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

After all these years still one of the better duos on BH.tv .

Corn's sober summary of the (likely) political path the Obama administration is going down wrt Afghanistan helps to convince me that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-01-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,507
Posted By InJapan
Re: Percontations: Reality and Television

In discussing the "cult of the individual in the 21st century" I'm surprised neither of the guests mentioned the WWE and the art of the "Heel". It's the ultimate American version of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-15-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,070
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Frakkin' Edition

As George pointed out, the gasoline saved is not very much, and unlikely to be greater than the energy needed (in the entire system) to perform the whole "new car" process.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-15-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,070
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Frakkin' Edition

Regarding the Cash for Clunkers program - of course it is environmentally unwise. The CfC program is just more of the same old story: the symbiotic auto unions and auto companies figuring out a way...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-27-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 37,349
Posted By InJapan
Re: Editorial Haircut Edition (Joshua Cohen & Matt Welch)

"The poor you will always have with you" someone famous is alleged to have said.

Whether or not societies decide to take action to mitigate climate change, or any other form of environmental...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 40,309
Posted By InJapan
Re: Percontations: Cage Match of God (Robert Wright & John Horgan)

Is Bob Wright a secret agent of the Discovery Institute?

It seems like it sometimes.

Bob - give up trying to squeeze blood out of the Dennett-turnip.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-12-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,395
Posted By InJapan
Re: The Week in Blog: Bill's a Daddy!

Matt Lewis makes a good poster boy.

(Too snarky of me?)

If Matt wants to be the perpetual defender of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh etc. then let him. Those guys, the famous names, make millions...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-10-2009, 11:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,990
Posted By InJapan
Re: Forlorn Wilderness Dwellers (Brink Lindsey & David Frum)

Watching this, the idea that popped into mind is the old wag that generals always prepare to fight the last war.

Which is ironic given that these two individuals attempt to be among the more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,982
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Island Universes

Possibly. On the other hand, even though Stern gets lauded in certain quarters for his comprehensive approach, even his recommendations aren't being implemented.

What we are bumping up against...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,982
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Island Universes

I use "denier" wrt AGW for exactly the same reason I use "denier" to those who refuse to accept evolution. That is, they deny the science not on the merits of research and knowledge gathered, but...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,982
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Island Universes

If it were only that simple! How long ago was the Scopes trial? Yet over the past several decades the percentage of Americans rejecting evolution has barely changed.

To explain that adding CO2...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,982
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Island Universes

Just to extend my previous comment a bit:

This diavlog also left the idea that climatology is just about AGW. Even if there were no immediate signs of warming, anthropogenic or not, there would...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-11-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 30,982
Posted By InJapan
Re: Science Saturday: Island Universes

Because his sources are cranks. His bald assertions are cut and paste from such luminous sources as WUWT, Heartland, etc.

This was a poor diavlog. It left the viewer with the idea that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-10-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 34,393
Posted By InJapan
Re: Bobtopia vs. Pinkestan (Robert Wright & James Pinkerton)

While enjoying Jim's cordial nature and conversant style, I am becoming more and more concerned that where he and his cohorts ("FoxNation") are heading is the return of the ugly, hateful populism...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-01-2009, 03:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 34,993
Posted By InJapan
Re: Impatient and off topic

Additionally, checking out the Institute's "Global Warming"...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-01-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 34,993
Posted By InJapan
Re: Impatient and off topic

When looking up the authors of the report you linked, searching for their own background and biases, I noticed that their institution is self described as "libertarian", that Lew Rockwell and Mises...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,907
Posted By InJapan
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