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0 1. RobertTusk commented 3 days ago on video Robertson, Phillips, and the History of the Screwdriver

#1 Would you say it was riveting?
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0 2. RobertTusk commented 4 days ago on video Top 20 Country Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission History (1960-2017)

#2 You are right, the west exported many of it's dirty industries to China and that has made things better in the west and worsened things in China.
America has traditionally been the worlds biggest polluter.
However, lately Americans have started referring to China as the "Worlds biggest polluter"
Americans use almost twice the resources as Europeans or Japanese or Chinese.
#3 Point of no return means thermal runaway.
That's what happened to our sister planet Venus with excess of CO2.
Surface temperature there now permanently 600 degrees C.
You won't like it.
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-1 3. RobertTusk commented 6 days ago on video What Can $10 Get You in AFGHANISTAN?

#1 I agree with foxy.
This is trite use of privilege.
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0 4. RobertTusk commented 6 days ago on video Top 20 Country Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emission History (1960-2017)

China's population is 4.36 times that of the United States.
https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/population-by-country/

The USA's per capita carbon footprint is still double that of China.

China 8.0
Europe 8.6
Japan 9.4
USA 16.1

2018 figures for CO2 emissions by country name in metric tons per capita.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_carbon_dioxide_emissions_per_capita
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+1 5. RobertTusk commented 9 days ago on video Fish Market on Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos should have been left to nature.
It was a mistake to allow human settlement of these unique and pristine islands.
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+4 6. RobertTusk commented 18 days ago on video Cool interventions that are on another level

Why do some folks ruin good videos by overlaying them with an awful racket of music.
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0 7. RobertTusk commented 18 days ago on video Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

#4
Americans are still the biggest polluters - the same as in the 20th century.
China's per capita's carbon footprint at 6.57t is less than half that of the US (14.95t).
(That is despite much of the west's heavy and dirty industries having been exported to China).
Do you think you should have a special allowance to pollute more than twice as much as a Chinese person?

Ref the request to build those coal plants.
The government has not granted that request.

Then you have a throwaway statement "(who wouldn't love a country that kills 40,000+ Americans a year)"
And your very next statement is "Stats without context are useless"
Have you any idea how ironic that is?
I guess you probably don't.

"Thanks to Trump" and his bright idea of a trade war....
I don't think you will like the long term outcome when the consequences are fully played out.
History shows that most empires are not defeated militarily - they just rot from the inside.
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0 8. RobertTusk commented 18 days ago on video Travis Pastrana Raises the Bar

Judge, do you not see what a great asset these people are to humanity?
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+1 9. RobertTusk commented 19 days ago on video Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

I have to ask why they are not working on Thorium instead of filthy Uranium.
Thorium in very plentiful on Earth and is easy to extract.
One tonne of Thorium delivers the same amount of energy as 250 tonnes of Uranium.
There is estimated to be enough Thorium on the planet to last 10,000 years.
China has 2 Thorium plants coming online next year.
One solid fuel and one liquid salt.
These are small modular units.
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/08/china-has-multi-billion-projects-developing-liquid-and-solid-fuel-molten-salt-reactors.html
Remember Obama's 2010 state of the union address where he got a standing ovation from both sides of the house when he said he was going to resume nuclear power production.
How is that doing 9 years later?
The US has 2 nuclear power stations under construction - both so mired in corruption and incompetence that they will likely never be completed.
(Mentioned in the video the Vogtle power plant in Georgia and the South Carolina Gas and Electric and Santee Cooper plant).
But China is investing in every aspect of Nuclear power.
20 Uranium plants under construction in 2019 and according to MIT they have construction time down to 60 months.
Aside from its own mainline nuclear design (Hualong type) and SMR (Nimble Dragon type) nuclear plants,
China is hedging its bets by building foreign designs.
They built Taishan 1 which is an EPR (European Pressure Reactor) style reactor.
It came online June 29 last year.
Taishan 2 (also EPR) is scheduled to come online this year.
It is also building a demonstration fast breeder reactor.
This is the CFR-600, a sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor on Changbiao Island in Fujian province.
At Yangjiang an AP1000 (Westinghouse design) type is under construction but has had problems.
(This is the same type being built in South Carolina and the one that broke Westinghouse).
But all the plants under construction now were begun more than 3 years ago.
No new one has broken ground in the meantime.
Attention has now switched to experimental designs to keep reasonable costs and maintain safety.
The sodium-cooled reactor completed near Beijing in 2011 still has problems with its coolant systems.
20 high-­temperature gas-cooled reactors were planned for Shidao Bay in Shandong Province.
But the first 2 have way overrun in costs so the other 18 were cancelled.
So nuclear fission power is still struggling to succeed in China.

Nuclear fusion power.
The most advanced fusion reactor on the planet today is China's EAST project.
(Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak).
Not content with that, it's next fusion project (CFETR) has already been approved.
http://world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-plans-fusion-power-research
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+1 10. RobertTusk commented 26 days ago on video Douglas Murray | The Dictatorship of Minorities

#9 and 1970 the British finally gave Irish people in Northern Ireland the right to vote (after a very long campaign).
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0 11. RobertTusk commented 28 days ago on video Diane Abbott vs basic maths & logic

Yup she can be pretty bad with figures just like Boris.
But at least she is not a blatant liar.
And Jeremy doesn't inspire confidence either.
Looks like there is just the Lib Dems.
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0 12. RobertTusk commented 28 days ago on video Douglas Murray | The Dictatorship of Minorities

Ask Douglas Murray if he condemns the behavior of Harvey Weinstein and see what happens.
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0 13. RobertTusk commented 29 days ago on video Immigration is Bad For Britain

#11 Douglas Murray doesn't think that deep.
Yes several countries were bombed back into the stones age which was always part of the plan of the Cheney Rumsfelt and Wolfowitz gang of neocons. (Project for the new American century). Pompeo and Bolton have the same mentality.
Having to deal with trump will probably drive them insane in time.
Yemen and Iran were also on that list of countries to be destroyed.
Looks like they are using the Saudis to level Yemen.
Pompeo is straining at his leash to destroy Iran and take the oil.
Watch out for a false flag attack. They will blow up a tanker or an oil well and put the blame on Iran and then it will kick off.
Douglas Murray doesn't care about any of that - very few of those refugees ever make it to Britain.
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0 14. RobertTusk commented 29 days ago on video Immigration is Bad For Britain

#9 You are right ughlah.
Business is a main driver of immigration.
And that is for several reasons but mainly because it provides a large pool of cheap labor to compete for jobs.
While Germany and the Nordic countries aim for prosperity through better products and services and elevating standards of living
Britain has an entrenched idea of cost-cutting for economic advantage.
Once out of the EU the UK can water down all workers protections in a race to the bottom.
Once again the biggest losers will be the poorest in society.
The sad thing is a lot of these poorest people voted for Brexit.
Johnson will say the UK has the highest level of employment ever.
That is true, But they are crap jobs with zero hours contracts, no security of employment, no paid vacation, no pensions
and no way out of the poverty trap even holding multiple zero hour contracts. Current population of the UK, 67 million. Official number of people in poverty is over 14 million, 4 million of them children and the highest rate of child obesity in Europe. The obesity is caused by lack of access to good quality food. From a report on childhood obesity in Europe: "However, recent data from the UK are of particular concern since they demonstrate an excess of overweight (19%) and obesity (7%) in 5-year-olds and highlight the need to initiate effective preventive measures even before children reach school age".
As regards the UK National Health Service. Britain spends less than Germany France or Sweden on health (as a % of GDP).
The government cut bursaries and introduced fees for nurse training so that only 32,000 applied to become nurses in the UK
There are currently 40,000 vacancies for nurses.
A large part the staff in the NHS came from Europe. Brexit will end free movement of people from Europe.
But Boris has a plan. He will scan the 3rd world countries and steal their doctors and nurses.
Colonial plunder continues it seems.

https://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-08/johnson-promises-fast-track-nhs-visa-for-doctors-and-nurses/
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+1 15. RobertTusk commented 30 days ago on video Immigration is Bad For Britain

#6 Yes there has been a rise in foreign born living in the UK in the last 20 years.
Tony Blair opened the door totally to East European workers. (unlike Germany France Italy etc).
Since then nearly 4 million have made the move from eastern European countries.
These are mostly young well-educated people.
They are almost all white Caucasian and if they have a religion it is a Christian one.
Douglas Murray and his so called "Centre for Social Cohesion" uses immigration figures to demonize Muslims.
He is an enabler for right wing activists and extremists piggybacking on the Brexit fracture in Britain.
In the 3 1/2 years since the referendum, Britain has become a hateful place with steep rises in all forms of hate crime.
The likes of Murray continuously stir up trouble and provide a platform for hate speech.
The British police have stated categorically, there is a risk of terrorism in the UK and the biggest risk is from right wing extremists.

https://time.com/5681199/uk-far-right-terrorism/
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/far-right-terror-referrals-rise-17215097

And just for you mrfox, from your own newspaper the Torygraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/18/extreme-right-infiltrating-politics-says-former-met-terror-chief/

By the way, Ireland has a higher foreign born population 17% (2016 census) than the UK 14% (2018 figure) and Ireland is a very pleasant country to live in.
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0 16. RobertTusk commented 31 days ago on video Top 20 Countries Generating The Most Nuclear Energy

The world stopped building nuclear stations 3 decades ago (switched to cheap gas).
We lack the skills now to build them now.
The accidents at Fukushima, 3 Mile Island, Chernobyl and Windscale now means that with new projects, the level of safety has to be raised significantly.
Also there is a tendency now to make much bigger plants to leverage economies of scale.
These 3 factors:
The lack of skills and experience.
The increased safety standards
The temptation to build giant plants
means that the real time costs of building a Uranium plant today is 3 times what it was 30 years ago.
What is the state of nuclear power plant construction around the world now?
Let's take the USA.
Remember Obama's 2010 state of the union where he got a standing ovation from both sides of the house when he said he was going to resume nuclear power production.
9 years later how are we doing?
After 3 decades without building nuclear plants, civilian nuclear skills are somewhat lacking.
The military hoovered up much of the nuclear talent over that period.

The US has 2 new Nuclear power plant builds underway, one in Georgia and one South Carolina.
Both however, are riddled with scandal, vast cost overruns and incompetence.

The Vogtle power plant in Georgia is way behind schedule, over budget and wracked by lawsuits.
Along with cost issues, there seems a serious problem with long delays acquiring skilled workers from abroad.
It may never be completed.
https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2019/10/30/lawsuit-challenging-decision-to-finish-plant.html


The South Carolina Gas and Electric and Santee Cooper plant is a total fiasco and will likely be abandoned after $9 billion has been squandered on it.
https://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-south-carolina-nuclear-reactors.html

Misguided politics are shutting existing nuclear plants.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2019/01/16/u-s-co2-emissions-rise-as-nuclear-power-plants-close/#140b23097034

And the legacy of poor quality waste management still hangs over the country.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/05/the-60-year-downfall-of-nuclear-power-in-the-us-has-left-a-huge-mess/560945/

The main US nuclear player (Westinghouse Nuclear) has gone bust.

The installation of a former oil and mining industry lobbyist as secretary of the interior will not help nuclear in the US.
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-1 17. RobertTusk commented 32 days ago on video Immigration is Bad For Britain

#1 you are right ughlah.
Douglas Murray is s British right wing extremist, a token spokesman for right wing hate politics in the UK and a virulent Brexiteer.
Trust mrfox to pull this hate monger up from the swamp.
In 2006, he published a defense of neoconservatism.
William Davis called him a righting provocateur, blind to oppression.
The right wing British conservative party considered him so toxic they severed formal relations with Murray and his Centre for Social Cohesion.
Once again mrfox promotes extreme right wing agenda on snotr.
All the videos he submits have a thread of the same venom.
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0 18. RobertTusk commented 32 days ago on video Top 20 Countries Generating The Most Nuclear Energy

Arguably, Richard Mulhouse Nixon's biggest crime wasn't Watergate.
It was the shutting down of the molten salt Thorium power plant in Oak Ridge Tennessee in 1971 thus sending the planet down the path of filthy, dangerous and scarce Uranium as the fuel for Nuclear power.
Thorium plants have cheap clean fuel and are safe, but were no good for making Plutonium fuel for nuclear bombs).
So why not go with Thorium?
Thorium in very plentiful on Earth and is easy to extract.
One tonne of Thorium delivers the same amount of energy as 250 tonnes of Uranium.
There is estimated to be enough Thorium on the planet to last 10,000 years.
Thorium LFTRs (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) run at normal atmospheric pressure instead of 150 to 160 times atmospheric pressure currently needed for Uranium water cooled reactors.
Thorium is much less radioactive than Uranium.
Downside to Thorium:

1. It produces no fissile material for old style nuclear bombs.

2. The current nuclear incumbents have built the market on Uranium and will fight Thorium tooth and nail to preserve their market and profits

3. There is not yet a Thorium power station in full production to demonstrate its viability.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVSmf_qmkbg
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-1 19. RobertTusk commented 34 days ago on video Top 20 Countries With The Highest Immigrant Population

#10 I agree with you fox. 17.4 million British citizens who voted to Leave the EU, are mainly ordinary folk who wanted their voice heard and their concerns dealt with.
They had had nearly 10 years of austerity perpetuated by their own government.
It was fairly brutal for a lot of people.
Why was it necessary?
Well after the financial fraud and crash, the banks had to be bailed out.
The bankers were rewarded for their fraud and the bill was sent to the poorest in the land in the form of austerity.
Of course they were pissed with their situation.
Then you have sh1t stirrers like Farrage and Johnston saying it is all the fault of Europe.
And Mercer bombarding 3 million Facebook users with targeted messages disguised as "news" courtesy of Cambridge Analytica.
Did you watch the uncivil war documentary I linked in my previous post.
Your paper the Telegraph gave it 5 stars.
Speaking of the Telegraph, it's owners the British billionaire Barclay brothers who live in a tax haven and keep their assets in tax havens have decided to get rid of it, Who would buy it.
Mercer maybe? He already owns the fascist Breitbart group. That would please you I guess.
Or maybe Murdoch will get it.
I see you did your last update Saturday - the day South Africa beat England 32-12 in the rugby world cup final.
Wasn't it such a treat to watch that South African team perform.
The camaraderie between the black and white players was evident especially after the final whistle.
And to watch captain Siya Kolisi lift the Webb Ellis Cup - man that was inspiring.
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0 20. RobertTusk commented 38 days ago on video Top 20 Countries With The Highest Immigrant Population

#6 Fox do you know who these people are?
Chrispin Odie.
AAron Banks.
Robert Mercer.
Richard Tice.
Alexander Nix
Dominic Cummings
These are the billionaires and multi millionaire that delivered Brexit.
(Except for Cummings is not a billionaire just the sociopath now controlling Boris Johnson and the brains behind "Vote Leave";).
Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are stooges.
Their job was to do the dirty work.
Then you have Kate Andrews (Republicans abroad) who is an immigrant to the UK peddling the fraud on TV.
She was also with the Adam Smith Institute (Right wing plunder merchants) till 3 weeks ago, where she edited and published the Neoliberal Manifesto.
Now mixed up with "Institute for Economic Affairs" she continues the campaign open the UK for corporate plunder.
As a lobbyist for the US pharmaceutical industry, of course she is backing Brexit.
Say goodbye to your NHS mrfox.
When billionaires tell the workers to burn their own house down, you know it will not end well.
Watch out for Mercer and Bannon meeting Cummings at about 00:30 in this video.
Cummings does not deny this happened.
https://www.channel4.com/programmes/brexit-the-uncivil-war/on-demand/65804-001
A subsidiary of Mercer's Cambridge Analytica based in Canada called AggregateIQ did the dirty Facebook work for the UK referendum.
Thanks to Christopher Wylie for exposing the Brexit fraud.
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-2 21. RobertTusk commented 39 days ago on video Top 20 Countries With The Highest Immigrant Population

#4 You can trust user "thefox" to bring a hate angle wherever he can.
Germany.
The criminal war on Iraq that sent it back to the stone age and stole its oil had huge unintended consequences.
One was flooding Syria with half a million Iraqi refugees and militia.
Combined with bankrupted Syrian farmers after 5 years of drought turning up in the capital Damascus it totally destabilized Syria.
The ensuing civil war and interference from world powers destroyed the country resulting in 1 million Syrian turning up at the door step if Europe, Germany (which did not take part in the destruction of Iraq) took them in.
What did Germany get?
Syria had one of the best educated populations in the middle east.
(Syrian president Assad was an eye doctor in London before becoming president).
Most of those that mead it to Germany were young and educated.
Germany has a demographic problem - an aging population and low reproductive rate.
1 million young educated and willing workers were a huge boost to the economy.
There is a lot of state support for raising children in Germany but it still costs parents about 160,000 to raise a child to age 18.
It is true that remnants of old style NAZI's used this new population to revive their ideas and continually try to stir up trouble.
Today the call themselves Die Alternative für Deutschland.

Britain. Well Britain is in deep trouble.

4 years ago the Prime Minister of Britain David Cameron decided to have a referendum of the people to decide whether Britain should remain in the EU.
The ONLY reason he needed to do this was in his Tory party there was a rump of politicians who whew agitating for it and causing Cameron loss of support for him in his own party.
These tensions plagued the Tory party for decades and threatened to destroy the party.
Some nefarious forces saw their chance to exploit this situation.
A racist white stockbroker and failed politician called Nigel Farage self selected himself and played the race card.
He set up the Brexit Party. 22 of Britain's 55 prime ministers came through 1 Charter school - Eton.
Cameron is one of them.
Imagine a man born in New York with bad hair, whose privileged upbringing has given him a sense of entitlement and an accompanying carapace of invulnerability, who is a narcissistic womanizer, an inveterate liar and who leaves a trail of chaos behind him for others to clean up.
That is Boris Johnson.
The membership of the Tory party (fewer than 150,000 elderly privileged rich white men) elected him as leader of the Tory party and by default Prime minister of the country.
He also played the race card.
Corporate billionaires also backed the leave vote.
Leaving would mean rolling back all the European workers rights and environmental protections.
Robert Mercer with Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon (Breitbart) turned up in London.
Mercer using Cambridge Analytica bombarding Britain's Facebook users with fake Brexit articles posing as real news.
This was a dry run for interfering with the US presidential election later that same year.
This brought a narrow Brexit victory which no one really expected.
Britain voted to burn down it's own house.
It has been catastrophic for the country.
3 and a half years of virtual civil war with family members arguing over it.
No other government business in that time
Those politicians trying to save the country are being driven out.
All because of unscrupulous people whipping up anti emigrant hysteria
For the record, Britain's immigrants for the last 10 years are mainly fairly well-educated young white Caucasians from Eastern Europe.
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+1 22. RobertTusk commented 47 days ago on video How Porsche's First Electric Car (The Taycan) Is Made

#2 There are no free lunches in physics.
When braking, motors can become generators.
That is very efficient (regerative) braking and can recover very small amounts of power.
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-2 24. RobertTusk commented 53 days ago on video Untold Story of Property Owners Who Let Us Build Wall On Their Land

#4 "We Build the Wall" got help from the United Constitutional Patriots, or UCP, the armed vigilantes who made the news in April after videos revealed that they were capturing and terrorizing migrants near El Paso. Subsequently, the FBI announced that the group was implicated in a plot to assassinate George Soros, Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton.
The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the UCP as a hate group.
The UCP name became so toxic it had been rebranded as the Guardian Patriots.
Geroge Cudahy who stars in the video supports Steve Pearce - chair of New Mexico’s Republican Party.
Pearce pushed the birther conspiracy and has called the theory of global warming “crap.”
Another quote from genius Pearce:
“the wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead … as a matter of obedience to the Lord.”
We Build the Wall is supported by the likes of Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, and Tom Tancredo.

The people of El Paso a fed up with these self styled vigilantes coming to the area and stirring up trouble.
As a propaganda video it is well made - cute animals being hurt, scared little girl, defenseless old folk, evil foreigners etc
Joseph Goebbels would be proud.

https://cbs4local.com/news/local/sunland-park-private-border-wall-was-built-illegally
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+1 25. RobertTusk commented 54 days ago on video Untold Story of Property Owners Who Let Us Build Wall On Their Land

You can always trust sux2bu to periodically sneak right wing hate material onto this site.
If you find Kris Kobach in a story, you know it is going to be nasty.
(The slimeball from the swamp who demanded personal access to government jets)
Koback is a toxic mix of racism and voter fraud conspiracy theory is a bit of a clown character in Kansas.
Here is his list of demands to become US immigration czar:
1. Office in the West Wing.
2. Walk-in privileges with the president.
3. Assistant to the President rank - at highest pay level for WH senior staff.
4. Staff of 7 people (2 attorneys, 2 research analysts, 1 scheduler, 1 media person, 1 assistant).
5. POTUS sits down individually with Czar and the secretaries of Homeland Security, Defense, Justice, Ag, Interior, and Commerce,
and tells each of the Secretaries to follow the directives of the Czar without delay, subject to appeal to the President in cases of
disagreement.
6. 24/7 access to either a DHS or DOD jet. Czar must be on the border every week.
7. Ability to spend weekends in KS with family on way from border back to DC, unless POTUS needs Czar elsewhere.
8. Security detail if deemed necessary after security review.
9. Serve as the face of Trump immigration policy - the principal spokesman on television and in the media.
10. Promise that by November 1, 2019, the president will nominate Kris Kobach to be DHS Secretary, unless Kobach wishes to
continue in Czar position.
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-1 26. RobertTusk commented 67 days ago on video No God?

This video is riddled with multiple false arguments and false statements.
!t starts with the first sentence
"Some people say that human existance is a result of a cosmic dice".
That is a meaningless statement which he uses as basis for his arguments.
By the way dice is plural. Singular di plural dice. One di two dice.
He can't even get the grammar right in the first sentence.
I suspect the sumbitter sent it is because it is so ridiculous.
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0 27. RobertTusk commented 75 days ago on video Bus driver rescues baby wandering on overpass

What city is this?
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0 29. RobertTusk commented 87 days ago on video Ferrari Evolution (1947-2017)

Hmm seems my ad blocker is not working! Car ads are getting through.
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+1 31. RobertTusk commented 94 days ago on video Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim

US journalism was already in poor shape after Reagan.
Clinton's 1996 telecommunications act finished it off.
US media was sold to corporations.
6 corporations now own most of the media so the agenda is not journalism but profit - by any means necessary.
That is why the US general population is pretty clueless about what s going on.
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0 32. RobertTusk commented 94 days ago on video Sheep doesn't like BBC cameraman

The women taught him how to do it.
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+1 33. RobertTusk commented 102 days ago on video All Countries Total Forest Area Comparison (2019)

Most of the Russian forests are in Siberia where trees grow extremely slowly due to the cold climate.
There is heavy logging going on there to supply China with lumber.
The previous government of Brazil led by Lula da Silva made fantastic progress stopping industrial logging, protecting indigenous peoples of the forest improving the lot of the people and making huge strides in education and literacy.
A great example of the pink tide of progress.
The CIA soon put a stop to that and installed the monster Bolsonaro. (A repeat of what they did in 1965).
Just as they have been doing in central and south America for decades.
As recently in Ecuador, Nicaragua and coming soon in Venezuela.
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+1 34. RobertTusk commented 104 days ago on video BUGATTI CHIRON Titanium brake-test

#1 Still got your Ford Edsel Judge?
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+2 35. RobertTusk commented 107 days ago on video How Socialism Killed Venezuela

I see sux2bu is still submitting twisted right wing propaganda.
He laid off it for a while but is now back to his true form.
Ex CIA man John Perkins detailed how it is democracy is undermined in his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
This particular cartoon was produced by American Right-Libertarian animator Seamus Coughlin.
There are still today some Americans who fall for this nonsense.
The other 96% of the worlds' population don't.
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-1 36. RobertTusk commented 110 days ago on video The CO2 debate

The same bullsh1t video was submitted here by thefox 44 days ago.
The heartland institute is still a lying bullsh1t factory.
Not sure what Judge-jake's agenda is in submitting this nonsense.
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0 37. RobertTusk commented 112 days ago on video PaperCut Stop Motion

and F for music
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-1 38. RobertTusk commented 112 days ago on video Denmark's Sand Sculpture Festival 2019

Ruined by awful music.
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+1 39. RobertTusk commented 128 days ago on video Tahia Cambet - Tahitian Dance School

They have some balls....
(up on the shelf)
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0 40. RobertTusk commented 128 days ago on video Crankin' Up the 3-String Shovel Guitar!

He should call a spade a spade.
(not a shovel).
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+3 41. RobertTusk commented 134 days ago on video Comedian Plays US National Anthem In Minor Key And It Sounds Disturbingly Russian

Bill Bailey is a much loved British autodidact - music, comedy, stand-up, twitcher (bird watching expert) and political commentator.
Because there were a couple of other famous Bill Baileys, it can be confusing for folks trying to find more of him online.
On YouTube, you can see him in a series called Black books with the brilliant Dylan Moran and Tasmin Greig written by the equally brilliant Graham Lenihan who also gave us Father Ted and The IT crowd.
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+3 42. RobertTusk commented 147 days ago on video The History of the World: Every Year

This will cause a lot of arguments.......
I don't know where to begin.
A modern human skull found in Greece has been dated to be at least 210,000 years ago.
There were Aboriginals in Australia 60,000 years ago.
I had better stop there.
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+1 43. RobertTusk commented 147 days ago on video The Tetris God

I never saw an explanation as to why the gods in most religions are needy, petty and vindictive.
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+2 44. RobertTusk commented 149 days ago on video Ehang 184

China is quite advanced with Electric aviation.
Europe too is pushing ahead.
Germany gave us the worlds first electric VTOL plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLqzatnVAfA
and the volocopter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtiEjKmL6Jo
and the worlds first fuel cell plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFQ2zQiDIJ4
and the E-Genius efficient battery plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_ncBL-Mvto
and the beautiful Siemens extra 330le.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0RY1KaIWMI
and the world's first autonomous solar plane the Elektra two solar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtBHn3gpdAo

France gave us the delightful Cri Cri personal electric plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4lpWv90L8

The Swiss solar plane "Solar Impulse" circumnavigated the Globe on Solar power alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnhL8fiTYoY

Slovenia gave us the electric training aircraft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiADDbeFanU

Hungary gave us eFusion 2 electric plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_DG_uwdBRQ

Airbus is backing many of these ventures.
Meanwhile, Boeing..... well Boeing is in self-destruct mode surviving on Pentagon money.
And POTUS is pushing clean coal.
Looking forward to the first coal powered aircraft..........
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+1 45. RobertTusk commented 153 days ago on video Climate Scientists Destroy Climate Change Alarmism

The heartland institute is an ultra right wing think tank that pimps itself out to the worst US Industries.
The nickname for this institute is "The Merchants of Doubt"
They specialize in FUD (sowing Fear Uncertainty and Doubt)
It was the leading propagandist for the tobacco claiming there was no link between smoking and lung cancer.
Working for Phillip Morris, Brown and Williamson etc
It has waged war on the FDA and the EDA for decades.
It also backed the tea party movement.
Today they are a leading climate change denial promoter.
In 2008, the Institute made up and published a list purporting to identify "500 Scientists with Documented Doubts of Man-Made Global Warming Scares". When those scientists asked to have their names removes from the list the institute's then president, Joseph Bast, argued that the scientists "have no right—legally or ethically—to demand that their names be removed" from Heartland's list.
It is a despicable "Gun for hire" for the worst corporations operating in the US.
Normally professional - they have big money bankrolling them, this video is appalling badly scripted produced and acted.
No scientists would behave like this.
I cannot believe that the submitter was fooled by this, so I can only conclude he or she has an agenda.
Have a look at some of their previous clients perjuring themselves.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ZDQKq2F08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_-Vu8LrUDk
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+2 46. RobertTusk commented 158 days ago on video Surprise Twist During Cat Rescue

Could the cat have gotten out if it could not launch itself off the guys foot?
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0 47. RobertTusk commented 163 days ago on video 75 000 h.p. The Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker

Let me see, Climate change. Whose insights should I trust, David Attenborough or Donald J Trump?
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+4 48. RobertTusk commented 164 days ago on video World's smallest cat

Habitat destruction in their India and Sri Lanka ranges means these cats have to try and adapt to living in cultivated landscapes.
In 2016 the global wild population was listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
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+3 49. RobertTusk commented 164 days ago on video Kodiak bear grabs Jim back as he walks away...

These bears seem to be captive.
Their pen appears barren and dismal.
A visit from "Jim" is probably the only thing that relieves their endless tedium.
I could be wrong - this might be a bear hospital.
It is still legal to hunt these animals in Alaska.
I wonder what Sarah Palin is doing right now.
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0 50. RobertTusk commented 166 days ago on video 75 000 h.p. The Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker

#4 yup, left to itself the next glacial period would begin to return in 50,000 years time.
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0 51. RobertTusk commented 166 days ago on video 75 000 h.p. The Biggest Nuclear Icebreaker

The Ice will soon be gone anyway so this tacky ship will no longer be required.
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+2 52. RobertTusk commented 171 days ago on video Trump deepfake - Toddlers and Tiaras

Normally we have the choice of a Koch brothers stooge or a Walls st stooge, but in 2016 Robert Mercer (who used to work along with the Koch bros) slipped his own stooge into the White House using Cambridge Analytica.
As the old saying goes, you get the government you deserve.
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+4 53. RobertTusk commented 173 days ago on video Trump deepfake - Toddlers and Tiaras

She could be president one day.
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0 54. RobertTusk commented 184 days ago on video Mosquito: The Ultimate Killer

It's only fair.
After all, people kill more Mosquitos than all other animals combined.
And they were here 80 million years before us.
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+3 55. RobertTusk commented 190 days ago on video Mars commercial

#2 It is like squirrel shit.........a hazel nut in every bite.
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+3 56. RobertTusk commented 191 days ago on video McHive – the world’s smallest McDonald’s

Worldwide, bees are endangered by the use of Neonicotinoids which are are a class of neuro-active insecticides used by big agriculture.
One of big agriculture's biggest customers is McDonalds.
Full circle.
Do you the bees appreciate this magnificent homage to them?
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+2 57. RobertTusk commented 191 days ago on video Mars commercial

Mars Inc. paid to have this video made.
It's a vast $35 billion global business empire built on convincing people to buy confectionery that is bad for them.
Mars ....winning work rest and play.............yeah right.
Mars has to put 'once a week' label warnings on its products that are not healthy enough to be eaten every day.
And your pets too.
Mars Inc. said its Eukanuba dog food could extend dogs' lifespans by 30% or more.
Nope........it doesn't.
Mars' demand for Palm Oil has contributed to rain forest destruction.
Mars contributed $376,650 to a $46 million political campaign to oppose "Proposition 37", demanding mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
An investigation conducted by NGO Mighty Earth found that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana.
The countries are the world's two largest cocoa producers.
In several national parks and other protected areas, 90% or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa.
Less than four percent of Ivory Coast remains densely forested, extensive deforestation in Ghana as well.
In Ivory Coast, deforestation has pushed chimpanzees into just a few small pockets, and reduced the country's elephant population from several hundred thousand to about 200–400.

So go ahead - buy their stuff.
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+2 58. RobertTusk commented 193 days ago on video World’s First Hydrogen Boat - Energy Observer

This a French endeavor,
The Swiss solar plane "Solar Impulse" circumnavigated the Globe on Solar power alone.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnhL8fiTYoY
Slovenia gave us the electric training aircraft.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiADDbeFanU
Hungary gave us eFusion 2 electric plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_DG_uwdBRQ
France gave us the delightful Cri Cri personal electric plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs4lpWv90L8
Germany gave us the worlds first electric VTOL plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLqzatnVAfA
and the E-Genius efficient battery plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_ncBL-Mvto
and the beautiful Siemens extra 330le.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0RY1KaIWMI
and the world's first autonomous solar plane the Elektra two solar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtBHn3gpdAo
Germany also gave us the worlds first fuel cell plane.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFQ2zQiDIJ4
and the volocopter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtiEjKmL6Jo
Meanwhile, across the pond, the great leader is extolling the virtues of..........King Coal
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+3 59. RobertTusk commented 200 days ago on video How the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Began | History

Chris Hedges was the New York Time foreign correspondent spending nearly two decades in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans - reporting from more than fifty countries.
Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper's coverage of global terrorism.
He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
He is also a Presbyterian minister and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor.
Here he talks about Gaza. The video was made some years ago.

https://www.facebook.com/ifamericansknew/videos/10155297704779632/
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+2 60. RobertTusk commented 202 days ago on video Gaza Rockets: How Israeli PR & US media reverse the reality

#12 fjwjr, folks here are probably wondering what your obsession with communism is.
I am old enough to remember the shameful period of McCarthyism and I suspect you are a throwback to that.
All US administrations are pro Israel regardless of it's brutality and crimes.
That is because Israel is America's thug in the middle east.
Opinion is not more important than facts. Inform yourself.
Take some timeout this Sunday afternoon and read up on Gaza.
Then spend some time reading upon the West Bank.
Have you had your Whatsapp account hacked last week?
That hack came to you courtesy of the state of Israel.
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0 61. RobertTusk commented 203 days ago on video Gaza Rockets: How Israeli PR & US media reverse the reality

#10 There is no organized deep state.
It is just the regular plunder that all empires do as a matter of course.
Most folks are too busy trying to make a living and pandering to their petty squabbles to notice.
It's business as usual. The Neocons have been let in the back door and are bashing Iran to provoke a war.
Now that with fracking, the US is self-sufficient in oil, it is quite happy to set the middle east on fire.
Iran will be plundered and sent back to the stone age.
Venezuela will also be plundered.
Plus ça change.
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+4 62. RobertTusk commented 204 days ago on video Gaza Rockets: How Israeli PR & US media reverse the reality

#7 When an uninformed American encounters something he does not understand or cannot contemplate,
he labels it communist and moves on.
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0 63. RobertTusk commented 204 days ago on video Gaza Rockets: How Israeli PR & US media reverse the reality

America was the first country to free itself from the tyranny of the British empire.
Sadly however, within 2 centuries, they meekly handed the country over to Israel.
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+4 64. RobertTusk commented 224 days ago on video Soldiers Ride Shotgun In Vietnam

Being stoned helps if you are sent to a country you never heard of to slaughter the population.
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+3 65. RobertTusk commented 228 days ago on video Organ with reed pipes from paper

#1
This video was already uploaded to snotr 19 days ago by user manro.
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+2 66. RobertTusk commented 231 days ago on video How to save our planet

#7snotraddict.
Please check your facts before committing them to print.
The Paris accord was an attempt to LIMIT the global temperature rise to 2.0 degrees C not 0.02C.
Ideally we would keep it the same as today but it is too late to achieve that so it is damage limitation mode not problem resolution. It was deemed too late to keep it to 1.5C, so you can kiss the coral reefs goodbye.
Against the odds, the world did come to an agreement.
Some time later Mercer puts trump into the white house, and the petulant trump throws a series of hissy fits.

What exactly do you recall about US emissions?
You say USA produces 22% of the worlds CO2 pollution.
Well, the USA is only 4.4% of the world's population.
So what does that tell you?
(Curiously the US also has 25% of the world's prison population).
Some perspective as regards US pollution.
Like in the 20th century, Americans are still the biggest polluters.
(of bigger countries - little oil states like Bahrain and Kuwait are worse than America).
The per capita carbon footprint of China is 6.57 tons.
The per capita carbon footprint of USA is 14.95 tons.
That is despite much of the west's heavy industry moving to China.
Are you suggesting that we in the west be allowed to pollute the planet more than a person in the east?
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/chart-of-the-day-these-countries-have-the-largest-carbon-footprints/
There seems to be a size limit to comments here so this is the first part of a much longer comment which I am unable to post due to this limit.
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-2 67. RobertTusk commented 231 days ago on video When Gorgons Ruled the Earth

#8 snotraddict, There is a difference between being religious and being rational.
Being religious is accepting views or beliefs without question however irrational.
Being rational is rigorously questioning all the facts before coming to a conclusion.
27 years ago, the world made an attempt to stop the rampant polluting of our planet and came together in Kyoto Japan.
The result was Kyoto Protocol treaty on Climate Change.
The United States refused to ratify it. (Still hasn't today).
Furthermore, the G.H.Bush (oilman) administration put extreme pressure on other countries around the world not to ratify it.
Noam Chomsky - widely regarded as the world's greatest living intellectual named the Republican Party the
'most dangerous organization on Earth in human history'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-39879374/chomsky-republican-party-most-dangerous-organisation-on-earth

Rex Tillerson while CEO of Exxon in 2017 said
"the risk of climate change does exist and that the consequences of it could be serious enough that action should be taken".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-38589786/tillerson-stops-short-on-saying-climate-change-is-man-made

Exon already knew this in the 1960s
In the 2016 presidential campaign, 16 republican candidates were all climate change deniers.
The 17th admitted it existed but said we don't need to do anything about it.
The Koch brothers would only allow climate change deniers as candidates.
Democrats are also dangerous in their own way.
It was Clinton's telecommunications act in 1995 that destroyed journalism in the US.
Nearly all US media is now owned by 6 ratings and influence chasing corporations who have no interest in journalism and the truth.
Why is that Noam Chomsky or Pulitzer prize winner Chris Hedges cannot get on TV in the US?
Are you going to ignore the greatest advocate in consumer protection in American History - Ralph Nadar?
Joseph Goebbles said he learned his trade from the great American propagandist Edward Bernays.
(Bernays gave us the "American Dream" concept).
The rest of the world does not care if America sinks into a cesspit of its own making.
But Americans are the world's greatest polluters and that pollution goes around the world.
Some perspective as regards China to dispel US propaganda.
The per capita carbon footprint of China is 6.57 tonnes.
The per capita carbon footprint of USA is 14.95 tonnes.
That is despite much of the west's heavy industry moving to China.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/chart-of-the-day-these-countries-have-the-largest-carbon-footprints/

Though the individual carbon footprint of Chinese citizens is less than half that of Americans, China is investing vast sums in every possible alternative energy option.
That includes alternative variations of nuclear - Thorium, Fusion, LENR and He3.
China knows if the current course is not corrected, organized human society will collapse within decades.
Meanwhile, the US is fracking with chemicals, sucking sludge out of tar sands and bombing countries back to the stone age to steal their oil.
Here are some US CEOs in action in 1994.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ZDQKq2F08

And a public servant lying under oath to congress.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=james+clapper+congress&&view=detail&mid=FF14AEA6FD3FC1EF122BFF14AEA6FD3FC1EF122B&&FORM=VRDGAR

He did not go to jail.
In fact, he kept his job - and his fat pension.

A message to younger readers.
When politicians behave like children, the children have to stand up.
Greta Thunberg is standing up now.
Join her.
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0 68. RobertTusk commented 232 days ago on video China's Bike-Sharing Disaster

#9 snotraddict , I urge for the third time to watch Tony Seba's video before replying - if only as a courtesy to the readers here.

https://vimeo.com/283745451
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0 69. RobertTusk commented 235 days ago on video When Gorgons Ruled the Earth

#6
hmmm judge-Jake,
I presume you mean you said the comment in #4 many times.
However, I do think your comments on folks who believe in god are less intelligent is a bit harsh.
Usually they were indoctrinated into religion when they were children.
And that religion would be the one of their parents or guardians.
It is pot luck as to which one you get.
In most open western societies as the kids grow up they figure out for themselves what is true and what is nonsense.
But in some societies, religion pervades societal and political thinking so it can be hard to get outside it's influence.
It does not mean these folks are less intelligent - just less informed.
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+2 70. RobertTusk commented 236 days ago on video How to save our planet

#4
snortfab89,
Of the approx 212 nations on the planet, there is one which appears to be the source of most of the climate change denial material.
That nation has just installed a former oil and mining industry lobbyist as secretary of the interior.
That one nation alone is capable of sabotaging the efforts of the other 95% of the human population to save the Earth from the monumental damage that human-made emissions are causing to the atmosphere and the planet.
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+3 71. RobertTusk commented 236 days ago on video How to save our planet

Thanks for this thundersnow,
The Paris Climate accord was a last ditch attempt to stop the madness.
It won't fix it but can buy us some time.
Denying something does not make it go away.
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+1 72. RobertTusk commented 238 days ago on video When Gorgons Ruled the Earth

#2
Jake, it never ceases to amaze me that in this day and age there are still grown-ups that think there is such a thing as god.
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+6 73. RobertTusk commented 238 days ago on video When Gorgons Ruled the Earth

There were 6 major extinction events with different initial causes but the P-T and the K-T extinctions were real the biggies.
The "Great Dying" extinction event 250 million years at the end of the Permian period was caused by a huge increase in geologic activity mainly volcanoes and earthquakes leading to massive climate change.
That was the Permian–Triassic (P–T) extinction event
Methane released from the sea floor got into the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect did the rest.
That saw 70% of terrestrial species and 96% of all marine species on Earth wiped out.
That did it for the Gorgonopsids.
But over millions of years the survivors recovered and there was room for the dinosaurs who ran the show for the next 185 million years.

Then 66 million years ago a big rock went splat into Yucatan Mexico.
That was a bad day for everyone.
Debris in the atmosphere led to catastrophic climate change.
And that caused the Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) mass extinction where 75% of species were lost.
That did for the dinosaurs.
But it made way for the mammals who have had is their way since.
And that was fine for 65 million years,

Then about 1 million years ago several species of humans emerged.
Some left Africa and adapted to other tough environments.
But by about 40,000 years ago only one remained - the homo sapien.
The homo sapien was particularly bad for large herbivore mega fauna such as mammoths.
10,000 years ago that species developed agriculture,
That let to large organized societies and freedom from the tyranny of struggling to find food every day.
This allowed the species to thrive and infect every habitable space on the planet.
Widespread habitat destruction ensued.
Then it came up with the idea of burning fossil fuels putting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere
The combination of massive habitat destruction and degraded atmosphere kicked off the next mass extinction - the Holocene extinction.
Or as it is more commonly known the Anthropocene extinction.
The current rate of extinction of species is estimated at 100 to 1,000 times higher than natural background rates.
Will this one do for us?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction
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0 74. RobertTusk commented 238 days ago on video ‘Incline’ parking in China aims to save space for more cars

#4
China has many many very large cities and space in them is at a premium.
In the #2 youtube video, all the cars are also being charged while they are parked,
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+3 75. RobertTusk commented 239 days ago on video ‘Incline’ parking in China aims to save space for more cars

Looks complicated.
Here is a more practical solution filmed 6 years ago in Hangzhou.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiEJPbxL2hI
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-1 76. RobertTusk commented 239 days ago on video China's Bike-Sharing Disaster

#8
Thefox, it seems you didn't watch the Tony Seba video in comment 7.
Anyway we are talking China here,
If you can always have a car within 2 minutes for 1/20th the cost of owning one, it is a no brainer,
China now has 125 cities bigger than San Francisco.
Most folks live in apartment blocks with no car parking space.
You can't consider buying a car if you have no place to park it.
Late 2017 the government granted licenses for several companies to run autonomous cars on the roads of the capital Beijing.
The biggest, Baidu clocked up 87,000 autonomous miles on Beijing's roads in 2018.
The biggest ride hail company Didi (far bigger than Uber) is also running autonomous cars and the plan is ride hailing without drivers.
European cities are also pushing ride hailing.
If you want to drive your own diesel car into London it will cost you £24 per day. (that's $31.50).
A gas car is about $15 per day.

The island of Hainan (China's Hawaii) will be the first to go all electric and autonomous in earnest will start there.
As for the US.
Half of American families have less than $1,000 in savings.
Being unable to afford to repair a broken car can mean losing a job.
Access to personal transport without fuel, insurance, maintenance, plates depreciation and auto finance debt costs is very attractive.
Heck you don't even need a driving license.
The market will drive this change.
It will be slower in the US because of the lack of 5G coverage but it can still be done on 4G.
I urge you to watch Tony's video to see how this will pan out in the US.

https://vimeo.com/283745451
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0 77. RobertTusk commented 240 days ago on video China's Bike-Sharing Disaster

#5.
Yup snotraddict,
China is going to have screw ups along the way some of them big ones.
Bringing 1,420 million people from a mainly agrarian society to a first world one in lifetime is unprecedented in human history.
China can learn from mistakes made in other countries but will also have to learn from it's own mistakes.
That was the subject of the link I put in comment #2

As regards fawning over car sharing.
On average cars are parked 95% of the time.

http://fortune.com/2016/03/13/cars-parked-95-percent-of-time/

For private cars the % is even higher.
On average, in the west, folks spend up to one third of their income on a depreciating asset they use 5% of the time.
That does not make sense.
Take your own town for example - LA.
One third of LA space is occupied by car traffic resources be it highways, parking facilities etc.
Imagine if much of that could be turned over to housing.
China cannot ever offer its people 2 cars per household nor does it need to.
It now has the most advanced and extensive public transport system in the world.
But that is not enough.
It wants to be the first country to develop and deploy TAAS on a vast scale. (Transport As A Service).
When you need a car, an autonomous electric vehicle turns up.
At your destination you step out and walk away and the car goes to service another request.
Electric cars with 18 moving parts (as opposed 2,200 is a combustion engine) are good for 500,000 miles.
In constant use they should last 5 years just by replacing the tires.
You will still be allowed to drive a private internal combustion engine (ICE) car but it will be very very expensive.
At March 2018 monthly sale in Shanghai, around 217,000 bidders battled for ICE 9,855 license plates.
The average winning bid was 88,176 yuan ($14,022).
Plates for Electric cars are free.

https://www.economist.com/china/2018/04/19/why-a-licence-plate-costs-more-than-a-car-in-shanghai

Beijing plates are also expensive but in addition, odd and even ICE license plates are only allowed on the roads on alternate days.
TAAS is the biggest revolution heading our way.
The best person to explain why TAAS will completely change the world as we know and how it will happen is Tony Seba of Stanford University.
Here he is speaking in Boulder last year.

https://vimeo.com/283745451
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+1 78. RobertTusk commented 240 days ago on video China's Bike-Sharing Disaster

#3
It's true Kenuty that China is by far the biggest manufacturing economy, with the EU 2nd followed by the US and then Japan.
Walmart billionaires flood the US with Chinese made goods.
Manufacturing has created many, many Chinese millionaires, and they live in China.
China has 338 billionaires most of whom live and operate in China.
The US has 680 billionaires most of whom live and operate in the US.
(Figures from May 2018).
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-1 79. RobertTusk commented 240 days ago on video China's Bike-Sharing Disaster

China sure is on a steep learning curve.
Trying to achieve in 50 years what the US achieved in 150 years is very ambitious.
Such growth is bound to have hiccups along the way especially if you are trying to create a capital market system that does
not slide into predatory or crony capitalism.
They had plenty of experience of cronyism in the old communist regime.
But the quest to build a sharing economy rather than a wanton consumer society is laudable.
It wants it's citizens to be solvent so they can buy Chinese products and services.
The model where consumers aspire to individual car ownership financed by perpetual auto finance is bad for the citizenry and terrible for the environment.
The evolution of bike sharing in China has taught China a lot of lessons.
These are now being applied to the big project - car sharing and ride hailing - and it's electric.
This is from last month.
http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70014255.html
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-1 80. RobertTusk commented 249 days ago on video A reality check on renewables - David MacKay on TED

#6
Well sewage is organic and comes from stuff grown on the Earth so is part of the normal carbon cycle.
Rubbish - well that depends on where it ultimately came from.
A cotton tee shirt is made from plants so again is part of the Earth's carbon cycle - ditto food scraps, leather etc.
However, all plastics come from oil so burning them adds to the carbon in the system. (Also adds other unpleasant stuff).

Some perspective as regards China.
The per capita carbon footprint of China is 6.57 tons.
The per capita carbon footprint of USA is 14.95 tons.
That is despite much of the west's heavy industry moving to China.
Are you suggesting that we in the west be allowed to pollute more than a person in the east?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/chart-of-the-day-these-countries-have-the-largest-carbon-footprints/

Nuclear should be good however most folks are not aware current nuclear position.
I am keen to know what you mean by Gen IV nuclear.
Which reactor do you think we should go for?
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0 81. RobertTusk commented 249 days ago on video A reality check on renewables - David MacKay on TED

#4 snotraddict, your fact check.
Burning stuff does release carbon into the environment.
If you grow stuff and burn it, that is a cycle and the overall CO2 in the atmosphere stays the same.
However, over billions of years vast quantities of carbon on the planet have been stored underground in gas, coal and oil and as long as it stays there it is fine. Digging that up and burning it pushes all that extra carbon into our atmosphere.
Similarly, with peat bogs.
Vast quantities of methane are stored in peat bogs, in permafrost and at the bottom of the oceans.
Melting of permafrost and ocean warming releases that methane into the atmosphere.
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+1 82. RobertTusk commented 250 days ago on video Elephant caught on CCTV cleaning up the trash

At some time in the past that elephant was probably trained to do that or at the least it is a learned behavior.
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0 83. RobertTusk commented 250 days ago on video If I Were the Devil

Amazing that even in this day and age there are still people that believe in the devil
and god.
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-2 84. RobertTusk commented 257 days ago on video 'Hemorrhoid Guy' skit from In Living Color

Not remotely funny.
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+1 85. RobertTusk commented 260 days ago on video Koncepto Millenya

There are a lot of teams working on personal electric flying vehicles - particularly in Europe.
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+2 86. RobertTusk commented 260 days ago on video Husky argues about stealing shoe, eventually brings it back.

Easy peasy.
Assistant in the next room puts the shoe in the dogs mouth and sends him back.
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-2 87. RobertTusk commented 264 days ago on video Stossel: Sweden is Not a Socialist Success

This user has posted nearly 800 clips here nearly all bashing anything leftish.
Don't know why snotr allows it.
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+1 88. RobertTusk commented 268 days ago on video Radiohead - Creep (Mimi & Josefin) _ Blind Auditions _ The Voice Kids 2019

Truly awful noise and awful overreacting by the judges.
Who falls for this stuff nowadays?
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-6 89. RobertTusk commented 291 days ago on video Confronting The Hot Bitchy Girl

sux2bu's posts are usually ultra right wing extremist stuff.
He sometimes pads it with this kind of nihilist stuff for rednecks as camouflage.
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+4 90. RobertTusk commented 294 days ago on video Veganism Destroyed Europe - Why Over 90% of Vegans Are "White"

This user sux2bu has submitted 774 videos to snotr.
They are all nasty right wing material.
I don't know why snotr allows this kind of incendiary stuff to be posted.
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+1 91. RobertTusk commented 1 year ago on video Arms Sales: USA vs Russia

The main purpose of NATO is to compel member countries to hand over 2% of their GDP to US arms manufacturers.
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+4 92. RobertTusk commented 1 year ago on video Man 'steals fruit machine cash' in broad day light

The accent of the speaker is from north of England probably Yorkshire.
The table menu is in english and the beer glasses are pint size.
So this incident probably took place in Britain.
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-2 93. RobertTusk commented 1 year ago on video The Tax System, Explained in Beer!

More cut and paste right wing propaganda from poster sux2bu.
He has swamped snotr with 741 pieces of ready made propaganda.
This guy is straight from Breitbart central casting.
Breitbart knows how to tell colossal lies and stick to them even at the risk of looking ridiculous.
They learned that from Joseph Goebbles.
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+1 94. RobertTusk commented 1 year ago on video Help! My Kid's A Socialist

Luckily in the 20th century the CIA saved all those central American countries from that socialist nonsense by organizing multiple Coups and installing enlightened leaders making them the thriving successful economies they are today. Thanks goodness for the SOA (School of the Americas in Georgia). Meanwhile those European countries with their mainly socialist governments and their free health care for all, paid parental leave and 30-40 vacation days a year are clearly failed states.
It must be awful living somewhere like the Scandinavian countries.
Isn't it great to have the aroma of McCarthyism in our nostrils again.
Ah, the nostalgia of it all.
Remember as Christians to thank God that Reagan took Powell Memorandum as his policy and saved another generation of American workers from the ravages of socialism.
No doubt the current POTUS is using all his talents to ensure a bright future for hard working Americans.
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-2 95. RobertTusk commented 1 year ago on video Thrown Out Of Sydney No Go Zone

She is a nasty piece of work stirring up trouble.
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+6 96. RobertTusk commented 2 years ago on video Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet at the point of mid Ocean

This isn't the Atlantic meeting the Pacific.
It is in the gulf of Alaska where the Copper river water meets sea water.
The river source is Copper glacier.
The glacier crunches the clay underneath it, which in this case is particularly rich in iron.
The waters do eventually mix.
https://www.adn.com/science/article/mythbusting-place-where-two-oceans-meet-gulf-alaska/2013/02/05/