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Comments for: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012: Labor mural, health care and Gwynne Dyer

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  • Anonymous

    Fully agree that Gwynne Dyer’s column should return.
    Will and Krauthammer are both partisan Americans, with a political agenda to which they try to attach supporting “facts”.
    Dyer strikes me as very independent in his thinking, persuaded more by logic and less by allegiance.
    Which makes him very out of step with your basic American, it seems.
    Too bad.

    • Anonymous

      Gwynne Dyer’s was the most readable column in the BDN.  I miss it and hope it is returned. 

      • Anonymous

        And as anyone that reads his columns can tell, He has no political bias. Riiight

        • Anonymous

            Please point out where in my brief post I claimed an absence of bias in Dyer’s columns.  Every columnist has a degree of bias.  
            Dyer writes mostly about world affairs and, as I noted, penned the “most readable column in the BDN.”  It is not his absence of bias, but his tightness of logic that appeals.
            He often surprises his readers.  For example, he believes, contrary to the environmental community, that geo-engineering will become the only solution to global warming.

          • Anonymous

            The only solution to “global warming” is to ignore the hoax that it is.  The British National Weather service, which was previously in on the game, admitted a couple of weeks ago that the average worldwide temperature has not increased since 1996.  Truth out, game should be over.  But it will never be over as long as the MSM and its liberal followers keep trying to dupe the ignorant  into believing in something that actually doesn’t exist.  If anyone would like to see some scientific proof about “global warming,”  just go to http://www.real-science.com.  They have a lot of nice weather-related measurements that the liberals would not want the unwashed masses to know about.

          • Anonymous

            You have referred me to a blog written by an electrical engineer with no training in meteorology, physics, geology, or glaciation studies.  You continue to refer to an alleged report by the British National Weather Service, the cite to which you have not provided.  You are right about the ignorant being duped; however, you haven’t yet realized that you are looking in a mirror.  

          • Anonymous

            We all know global warming is real, thats why Al Gore has a house as big as a shopping mall, and leaves his fleet of suburbans idling while he and his wife shop, he is just trying to help!!!!  Global warming is the biggest joke to surface, well it was until Obama showed up.But we wont be dealing with him after tomorrow  when they count votes

          • Anonymous

            Unless you can engineer the repeal of the 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments before the close of business today, you shouldn’t be counting on a Romney win.  

          • Anonymous

            Well over 90% of the world’s genuine scientific experts in climate studies now agree that global warming is a fact of life, whatever their particular position on its manifestations. As you note, other “experts” in different fields–often paid for by corporations with vested interests in denying global warming–are sometimes taken seriously by ordinary folks.  Since Heistheone has recently denounced Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation–in another context–as dupes of “the devil,” I’d agree with you that his denial of global warming is not exactly to be taken seriously. It’s not a matter of being liberal or conservative politically. It’s a matter of being in command of the facts, not of the alleged one true faith. 

          • Anonymous

            If you clicked on that link, scan your computer for malware.  When I did, it tried to download and run a virus.

          • Anonymous

            Great link.  Locks up my browser…I wonder what it’s trying to do.

            Climate change is happening.  Whether my Toyota is displacing innocent Pacific Islanders–while Al Gore’s gigantic carbon footprint saves the world from me–is another question.

          • Exactly right. I am happy to talk with people about whether or not this phenomenon is man made and can be slowed or reversed by man, but when you have people saying “global warming isn’t real” you know that you have a hopeless cause on your hands. 

          • Anonymous

            It tries to download a virus.  You might want to scan your computer if you haven’t already done so.

          • Anonymous

            The link provided in this post attempts to download a virus to your computer.  DO NOT CLICK ON IT.  If you did click on it, follow this link: http://www.malwarebytes.org/
            It is a free malware scanner for your computer and will attempt to detect and remove any pieces of malware that might be on your computer.

          • Anonymous

            My post was misplaced either by me or morelikely Discus.
            My comment should have gone with Remainedre’s comment about Bias of Will and Krauthammer

  • Washington County

    I enjoy Dr. Charles Krauthammer.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t enjoy his columns but they should be included along with Dyer’s.
      Who says the BDN is just a liberal rag?

  • Anonymous

    H. Dowse, R. Eustis. D. Rydell:  good letters.

  • kcjonez

    Harold “Dusty” Dowse–Great Idea!  Try as he might to put a positive spin on his ‘legacy’, the governor and his supporters need to be reminded regularly that his agenda is partisan politics before people–the opposite of his campaign promise.  

    The Mural Lives!

    • Anonymous

       Dowse is a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives.  His agenda is partisan politics.

  • Anonymous

    Dusty- Good letter. People need to be aware that unions are the reason we have forty hour work weeks, child labor laws, job site safety rules, and some modicum of control over our wages. Big corporate America has tried to nail the lid shut on the coffin of unionism by moving their factories to communist China and replacing the jobs they can’t move with illegal immigrant labor. Now, if they could just do something about people like you and me kicking the nails back up and prying the lid back open. You will be getting my vote today.

    • Anonymous

      And very little competetive domestic industry……………

      BURN IT ALREADY!

      • Anonymous

        Private union membership is down to 7% in America. Please tell me that you are not one of those Koch heads still trying to blame labor unions for our economic problems. It’s funny when you think about it, but our articles of freedom that were the foundation for the greatest country in the world were lifted directly from the pages of Masonry. The oldest brotherhood in the world. I suppose in your eyes, this country is their fault too! lol. 

  • Anonymous

    Richard Eustis- Anyone who practices age discrimination in the work place is a fool. They are trading youth and a lower wage for wisdom, experience, and a higher work ethic. I’ll hire the old buck every time. Then I will kick the competition’s butt because I have wisdom, experience, and a superior work ethic on my side. 

  • Anonymous

    Please bring back Gwynne Dyer.   His fact based reporting brings us international news and opinions we do not get any other way.  I appreciate the depth of his columns as well as his clarity.  Including his column helps raise the BDN to a higher standard than we see in any other Maine newspaper.  Please keep your standards and keep Dyer.

  • Anonymous

    Richard A. Eustis, AARP Maine advocacy volunteer: No matter what happens with this bill, nothing will change in this “me first” generation.

  • Anonymous

    Richard A. Eustis: No matter what happens with this bill, nothing will change in this “me first” generation.

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