atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5354: Party like it's 1987.

Now we're going to outlaw hydrofluorocarbons because they work too well.

We had to get rid of chlorofluorocarbons because ohnoes the ozones. Now we have to get rid of the replacements for CFCs, the HFCs, because they contribute to global warming.

...of course a refrigerant absorbs heat really well. There isn't any point to using something that can't absorb heat.

But the eco-nazis won't be happy until refrigeration and air conditioning are prohibitively expensive for all but the richest people. Besides, DuPont's patents on HFCs are probably expiring soon.

That's what drove the push to outlaw CFCs.

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"Nazi Republicans, leave town or else".

Denninger points out that this is terrorism.

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More "science is racist" nonsense.
College science classes are hostile to women and minorities because they use the scientific method, which assumes people can find reliable truths about the natural world through careful and sustained experimentation, concludes a recent dissertation by a doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota.
That's fine. If you don't like the way western civilization does science, kindly divest yourself of all the advances the scientific method has brought to you. Just stop using electricity, birth control, vitamins, computers, mechanized transportation, antibiotics, vaccines, nearly all drugs-- In fact, stop using pretty much everything you can buy or rent in this world today because you owe it all to that so-called "patriarchal" scientific method.

Dumbass girl.

Old and busted: facts and knowledge
New hotness: "knowledge is constructed by the student"

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Went to see doc today. Doc--apprised of my history of diverticulosis and irritable bowel--nonetheless is confident that it's viral gastroenteritis. If I start getting worse, or if I haven't improved by Wednesday night, I'm to go back for another look.

My biggest worry was that there was some kind of obstruction. I'm a hypochondriac and whenever something goes wrong with the mortal frame I start right in with worst case. (I didn't say that, of course.) But after a listen to the gut through a stethoscope, she said, "Everything sounds good, no obstructions." She palped my abdomen and declared that fine, too.

Worst symptom right now is moderate discomfort in my lower-left abdomen, and a headache. I still feel feverish and kind of woozy. At least I'm not nauseated and heaving.


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