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by northcape
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

This is such a ridicolous statement, it is unbelievable. You obviously don't have any idea what peer-reviewed science is, and what peer-reviewed journals are. Have you ever published in a peer-reviewed journal ? (I did, more than 20 times; it is my job; not in climate studies, this is not my field)....
by northcape
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:51 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

by northcape
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

I've a science background, and I myself worked in the oil industry. Checking facts, judging scientific reasoning, separating unfounded opinions and superficial pseudo-"knowledge" from the essential and firm foundations was and is my daily bread, because in the real and serious world (outs...
by northcape
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:34 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8 A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more? You have no idea who Willie Soon is, do you? I'm afraid I do. I already referred ...
by northcape
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:03 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Dave Saxton wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYAy871w9t8



A Youtube-Video of a screaming guy calling himself an "independent scientist" is now considered as a proof for a broken peer-review process. Do I need to say more?
by northcape
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:17 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

RF: You are the one who is trolling and reverting facts by 180 degrees, and by doing so, give a perfect example of Orwellian truth-twisting. The critics in this thread are solely on your (and similar) statements that certain topics (like climate change, or AGW) are a dogma and "somebody" (...
by northcape
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:35 am
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Gentlemen, Being of a different (older!) generation I am at a loss to understand the politically correct ideas that are now bandied about these days. But the techniques shown by Orwell are put in practice in most countries in varying degrees. One current example is AGW or ''climate change'' - here ...
by northcape
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:32 pm
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Topic: Political correctness gone mad?
Replies: 134
Views: 1711

Re: Political correctness gone mad?

Gentlemen, Being of a different (older!) generation I am at a loss to understand the politically correct ideas that are now bandied about these days. here in the UK we have a policeman telling a chemist to stop using male or female hygiene signs, students objecting to and wanting to take down a sta...
by northcape
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: West vs East

Indeed, many hold to the same view of socialism as Winston Churchill: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. I still don't get it. You like the article, so I understand that you - like the author -fin...
by northcape
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: West vs East
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: West vs East

If one likes black and white thinking, and prefers phrases and headlines over some insight, than he or she might like this article. But to anyone else it is just the expression of the opinion that "socialism" is evil. Actually, the DDR was considered as a communist regime, and all non-sovi...
by northcape
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Fantastic human resources among the Brexiters. Farage and Johnson already quit, realizing the responsibilities they would have had faced. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36702468 ("I want my life back" - what a whimp) http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36677623 The cream...
by northcape
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:38 pm
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Topic: The Brits want out of the EU
Replies: 20
Views: 1453

Re: The Brits want out of the EU

Wow, fantastic. Now UK can be "independent" again, whatever that means in a globalized world. But the important thing is that narcissists like Nigel Farage can have a laugh, right? It will be interesting to see how the extremely diverse and robust UK economy will now rapidly grow. Maybe it...
by northcape
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Richelieu in the Suez crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: Richelieu in the Suez crisis

Thanks for detailed info! It's surprising that so little is documented of the post-ww history of these ships.
I wonder why the Brits did not send Vanguard? Possibly the surprise would have been lost, transferring her through Gibraltar strait?
by northcape
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Naval History Post-1945
Topic: Richelieu in the Suez crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Richelieu in the Suez crisis

I only read that the french battleship Richelieu was in action during the Suez crisis. Does anybody know more precisely what she did, or in general, up to which point the French and british Navies were involved?
by northcape
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: KM 15.9 CM guns
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: KM 15.9 CM guns

Maybe it is just a mix-up between 15 cm and its imperial expression of 5.9 inch.

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