Flaneur

WineConsumer, I too am sorry that I do not understand the wine business, and I asmit that I do not. I would like to learn about why small wineries cannot get distributors. I do, on the other hand, understand zoning -- I was merely pointing out the difference between a business that ships to …

I am always pleased to see ecumenical panels like this, mostly because we too often see religions at each other's throats. Still, I am uneasy because several of the well-intentioned statements can prompt violence as easily as harmony, and in fact have done so. We know that radicals can raise…

Wineconsumer, yes, of course agriculture is a business. But do you not see a significant difference between a business that ships its production to market, and a business that attracts its customers to the site of production? Trucking is a necessary byproduct of agriculture, but surely you u…

Flaneur commented on Boycott Safeway, shop Lucky

Fleecefinder, are you really advocating that government should stop the legal operation of a business, and not even return its permit fees, because that business is holding rather than selling some real estate? Holding undeveloped real estate is legal, as you know. I'm curious about what pol…

Thanks for the links, Napken (always appreciated). The first mentions a NASA scientist, so I went to the NASA site where I read this: "Most climate scientists agree the main cause of the current global warming trend is human expansion of the "greenhouse effect" (http://climate…

Forlily, is it beyond your understanding that scientists cannot tell you what the temperature in Minneapolis will be next January 12, but they know that it will be very cold?

Napken, can you provide us a link to anyone who axtually says that “man[kind] is solely causing climate change today.” If you cannot, you are guilty of the rhetorical trickery of the straw-man argument. Even if you can send us a link to such a remark, which I doubt, proving that person wrong…

Flaneur commented on Label GMOs issues endorsements

I cannot imagine that anyone wants to make food cost more for poor people. If you and Glenroy believe that requiring that labels reveal whether GMO ingredients are used, I wonder if you two also think it an undue burden on companies, and an undue cost to poor people, to require salt content …

Flaneur commented on Rounding up the 'usual suspects'

MyWrites, please stop demonstrating a nuanced understanding of history, as it is embarrassing to a couple of presidential candidates, who don't seem to know much at all. Freeport56, are you saying that the US should have fought Pol Pot? The North Vietnamese did a fine job of that themselves,…

What surprised me was that 23% of PG&E energy comes from nuclear power, according to their website. It is no surprise that a PG&E happy-talk op ed piece does not mention that grim fact. None of us can feel good about nuclear power after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. By the way, 16 Uni…

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