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Wtercooler 4/28 Open Thread: Hillary's Classy Campaign: CO2 Increases Food Production

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Hillary’s Campaign Stays Classy, Takes Money From The Clan, Then Releases The Trolls:

As things stand, I am waiting for Hillary to screech “And I’ll get your little dog too. First it turns out her campaign has been taking money from the clan

“A prominent Ku Klux Klan leader says that the group has raised thousands of dollars for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and that the Klan is officially endorsing the Democratic frontrunner for president—a claim the Clinton campaign vigorously denies.”

–Source Aol News

Which goes well with their “Colored People’s Time” fiasco.

Then she decides to silence Bernie’s internet presence by paying internet trolls to attack his social media.

“Last week, Correct The Record (CTR), David Brock’s super PAC that coordinates with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, announced that it was spending $1m on social media in an effort to combat Bernie Sanders’ online dominance. How, specifically? By paying trolls. ”

“Needless to say, Sanders supporters were outraged. The Reddit group /r/SandersForPresident/ became a central hub during the down time. There and elsewhere, many angry users exchanged theories that this was the work of CTR’s paid trolls who had spammed the groups, posting inappropriate pornographic materials, only to then report the material to Facebook.”

—- Paste Magazine

Between her and Trump, I pray Cruz wins.


CO2 Increasing Food Production And Plant Water Efficiency:

Two new papers in the journal “Nature Climate Change” are pointing out the positive benefits of increased Co2 . The first claims that increased CO2 concentrations account for 70% of the increased greening of the earth and increased plant growing seasons

“We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over
25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas lessthan 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend,”
While the second shows increased CO2 levels allow plants to make better use of water
We find CO2 effects increase global CWP by 10%–27% (median[interquartile range] across the model ensemble) by the 2080s depending on crop types, with particularly large increases in arid regions (by up to 48% for rainfed wheat).
The extra growth so far is roughly equivalent to four billion giant sequoias. With a world population due to hit nine billion in the near future, I have to count this a good thing and ask just why did we want less CO2 again ?

Silly Stuff From the Left

Will Ferrel To Play Reagan In Alzheimers Comedy: Might as well start organizing a boycott now and avoid the rush.

Disney/Marvel To Open Theme Park In Dubai: That’s right the same Disney that couldn’t tolerate Georgia is AOK with a country that executes gays. Georgia should have taken a page from NC’s book and shoved it back.

California Minimum Wage Already Driving Away Business: It hasn’t even gone into effect yet, but it has already prompted one aerospace company to leave the state.

NYC Values : NC middle school choir tries to sing the national anthem at 9/11 ground zero and is shut down by the city

Melisa Click Part Deux ?:  What is it with lefty professors trying to harass the press ?

Professor doesn’t want to recommend pro gun students: She asks

“How can I say that I don’t want to support students who are gun enthusiasts, without getting put on some sort of list?”

A better question is how can pro gun students find out they are persona non grata to her, before they waste time in her classes ?


Thought Of The Day

gXObOT


Science/Technology

Flash Of Light Marks Moment Of Conception: Northwestern University biologists record the moment of conception

House Unanimously Passes Bill Requiring Warrants For Email: In a rare show of unity the house passed a bill to require warrants to obtain email over 180 days old

Everything You Eat Is Bad For You: Turns out Fructose is no longer the good sugar

3600 Sq. Mile Coral Reef Discovered At Mouth Of Amazon: The Earth still offering up new mysteries and wonders.


Quiz:

Can you solve these riddles that have been stumping people on the net ?

Warning more an indictment of our education system than anything else.