Sea World to Cut Hours for Part Time Employees

Monday, September 16, 2013 3:46 PM

Jeff said:

Regarding polar ice, it is of course cyclical, but the overall trend is still down in a scary way in the last four decades. You might get your nearly gone figure next year. That's math, not politics.

I freely admit that I'm not a climate expert. I do know that Al Gore made an "absolute" statement that was alarmist and plain wrong. It saddens me to see political zealots utilize hyperbole (see US is 4th in child poverty) in order to oversell their political slant. Which math you choose to believe is certainly political. Maybe Dr. Bert Wouters will be proven to be as full of **** as Al Gore was on the subject. I don't know.

I do know that we still have polar ice caps circa 2013 and Dr. Bert Wouters, with way more credentials than I, "urges caution in extrapolating current measurements to predict future sea-level rise."

I don't know who to believe. I do know that politics are being played with climate science/math. I will now go watch a Scarlett Johansson movie to work on my albedo.

Last edited by Aamilj, Monday, September 16, 2013 3:50 PM
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Monday, September 16, 2013 4:52 PM

Hey, melting polar caps might be a good thing for the economy. Imagine all of the construction jobs. Oh, and if they get injured on the job...win win baby!

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Monday, September 16, 2013 6:11 PM

Nah, then we'd have to provide health care for polar bears and penguins.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 6:22 PM

Not if we cut back their hours.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 11:50 PM

Tek almost got a Vote up from me, because I love his last post and totally agree with it, and would love nothing more than for the entire world to know the wisdom that he just shared, but he had to eff it up with the stupid popcorn scent meme.

Roll eyes.

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Monday, September 16, 2013 11:52 PM

It saddens me to see political zealots utilize hyperbole (see US is 4th in child poverty) in order to oversell their political slant.

So true. Doing more to help children is such a terrible political slant to get on board with.

And we're still 4th. :) I know that because it's the correct answer on my exam, which now begins..."Despite what you may have read on various coaster-enthusiast discussion boards..."

When I stop laughing inside from being called a political zealot, I'll get back to you.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:09 AM

OhioStater said:

And we're still 4th. :)

I'm probably the 4th poorest person posting in this thread. When is someone going to address the issue of Gonch poverty?

Uncaring bastards.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:28 AM

When I stop laughing inside from being called a political zealot, I'll get back to you.


I apologize if I gave an impression this was meant for you. It was meant for Al Gore and other public zealots who utilize hyperbole to pimp legislation. I would not expect the public to know what "facts" are legitimate. Al Gore should.

Doing more to help children is such a terrible political slant to get on board with.

Helping children is an admirable cause. Supporting legislation that limits those "children" or their parents to a 28 hour work week might not fit the definition. Using children to push policy that might demonstrably hurt those children is downright devious.

Reasonable minds can disagree on the subject. One side doesn't get carte blanche discretion to claim their policy opinions are superior "for the children."

As for ACA and the effects on the "children"...it is debatable...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:17 AM

Aamilj said:

I would not expect the public to know what "facts" are legitimate.

Why not?

I'd have more respect for your argument if you'd said "Reasonable minds can disagree on the subject. Neither side gets carte blanche discretion to claim their policy opinions are superior "for the children."

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:28 AM

LostKause said:

Tek almost got a Vote up from me, because I love his last post and totally agree with it, and would love nothing more than for the entire world to know the wisdom that he just shared, but he had to eff it up with the stupid popcorn scent meme.

Roll eyes.

I'd just like to say that everyone (Everyone, including you, Travis) Gives billb heck over the hotel meme. And he takes it in stride.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:04 AM

This video is very interesting, and very pertinent to this conversation.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:22 PM

I already hated Sea World after watching Blackfish... pulling the old "Obamacare" loophole and cutting these people's hours is just more reason for me to never spend exorbitant money at such an awful place.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:02 PM

Occupy Shamu Stadium!!!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:05 PM

Beacause Blackfish is totally journalism and not entertainment for the echo chamber. Totally.

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Monday, November 4, 2013 1:36 AM

Agree, the economy is hurting and the new Obamacare law is hurting even more employees and businesses. Also, many I know their insurance went up a lot and their deductibles doubled. It's NOT affordable, cheap, free.... it sucks and No, I didn't vote for him! Then again, it's free for the illegals thanks to us tax payers!

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Monday, November 4, 2013 7:42 AM

^ Thanks for your fresh and timely perspective on this long-dormant thread. It was just what everyone needed.

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Monday, November 4, 2013 8:26 AM

Bwa, bwa, bwaaaa.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:32 PM

Wow, how much debunked propaganda can one fit in such a short post...? ;~)

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:48 PM

Next, he's going to start posting about Orcas being forced to perform in the nude...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 4:56 PM

CoasterGoddess said:

...many I know their insurance went up a lot and their deductibles doubled. It's NOT affordable, cheap, free.... it sucks and No, I didn't vote for him! Then again, it's free for the illegals thanks to us tax payers!

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, where did you get the idea the Affordable Care Act included free insurance coverage, and wrong.

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