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Old 01-08-2015, 03:43 PM   #27
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There were some employers that were seeking a waiver from Obamacare so that their employer provided health insurance wouldn't be forced to pay for birth control for their female employees. I wonder if they have a problem paying for Viagra so their male employees can participate in recreational sex.
Yes, some companies applied for a waiver due to religious beliefs. Health insurance, in this instance, through an employer, would be a benefit. Why should the goverment mandate what has to be covered. Employee has the right to participate in the plan if they chose to or go out in the free market and purchase something that better suits their needs.

Again what insurance company DOES NOT pay for birth control pills?
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Birth Control pills are a luxury in my mind....
Don't rely too heavily on the pill, they don't always work
Love my little man more than anything in the world though!!
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:44 PM   #29
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Don't rely too heavily on the pill, they don't always work
Love my little man more than anything in the world though!!
I wish there was a Thanks button for that. LOL.
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Bullcan you do realize this site is probably 95% made of republicans who don't want to listen to what you have to say?

We tend to laugh when we see a Prius or Smart Car.
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You're wrong, Jerry. The Republicans are just bending the truth to pull the wool over your eyes.

Climate*Myth...

Antarctica is gaining ice
"[Ice] is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental*ice cap." (Greg Roberts,*The Australian)

Skeptic arguments that Antarctica is gaining ice frequently hinge on an error of omission, namely ignoring thedifference between land ice and*sea ice.

In glaciology and particularly with respect to Antarctic ice,not all things are created equal. Let us consider the following differences.*Antarctic land ice*is the ice which has accumulated over thousands of years on the Antarctica landmass itself through snowfall. This land ice therefore is actually stored ocean water that once fell as precipitation.Sea ice*in Antarctica is quite different*as it is ice which forms in salt water primarily during the winter months. When land ice melts and flows into the oceans global sea levels rise on average; when*sea ice*melts sea levels do not change measurably.

In Antarctica,*sea ice*grows quite extensively during winter but nearly completely melts away during the summer (Figure 1). That is where the important difference between Antarctic and Arctic*sea ice*exists as much of the Arctic's*sea ice*lasts all the year round. During the winter months it increases and before decreasing during the summer months, but an ice cover does in fact remain in the North which includes quite a bit of ice from previous years (Figure 1). Essentially Arcticsea ice*is more important for the earth's*energy balancebecause*when it increasingly melts, more sunlight is absorbed by the oceans*whereas Antarctic*sea ice*normally melts each summer leaving the earth's*energy balance*largely unchanged.

Figure 1: Coverage of*sea ice*in both the Arctic (Top) and Antarctica (Bottom) for both summer minimums and winter maximums
Source:*National Snow and Ice Data Center*

One must also be careful how you interpret*trends in Antarctic*sea ice. Currently this ice is increasing overall and has been for years but*is this the smoking gun against*climate change?*Not quite. Antarctic*sea ice*is gaining because of many different reasons but the most accepted recent explanations are listed below:

i)*Ozone*levels over Antarctica have dropped causing stratospheric cooling and increasing winds which*lead*to more areas of open water that can be frozen (Gillet 2003,Thompson 2002,*Turner 2009).*

and*

ii) The Southern Ocean is freshening because of increased rain and snowfall as well as an increase in meltwater coming from the edges of Antarctica's land ice (Zhang 2007,Bintanga et al. 2013). Together, these change the composition of the different layers in the ocean there causing less mixing between warm and cold layers and thus less melted sea and coastal land ice.*

All the*sea ice*talk aside, it is quite clear that really when it comes to Antarctic ice and sea levels,*sea ice*is not the most important thing to measure. In Antarctica, the largest and most important ice mass is the land ice of the West Antarctic and East Antarctic*ice sheets.

Therefore, how is Antarctic land ice doing?


Figure 2: Estimates of total Antarctic land ice changes and approximate sea level contributions using a combination ofdifferent measurement techniques*(Shepherd, 2012). Shaded areas represent the estimate*uncertainty*(1-sigma).

Estimates of recent changes in Antarctic land ice (Figure 2, bottom panel) show an*increasing contribution to sea level with time, although not as fast a rate or acceleration as Greenland. Between 1992 and 2011, the Antarctic*Ice Sheets overall lost 1350*giga-tonnes (Gt) or 1,350,000,000,000 tonnes into the oceans, at an average rate of 70*Gt*per year (Gt/yr). Because a reduction in mass of 360*Gt/year represents an annual global-average sea level rise of 1 mm, these estimates equate to an increase in global-average sea levels by 0.19*mm/yr.

There is variation between*regions within Antarctica (Figure 2, top panel), with the West Antarctic*Ice Sheet*and the Antarctic Peninsula*Ice Sheet*losing ice mass, and with an increasing rate. The East Antarctic*Ice Sheet*is growing slightly over this period but not enough to offset the other losses.* There are of course uncertainties in the estimation methods but independent data from multiple measurement techniques (explained*here) all show the same thing, Antarctica is losing land ice as a whole, and these losses are accelerating quickly.

When the boat full of moonbats set out to prove the ice was melting last winter and got stuck in the ever-growing ice shelve, were they in sea ice or land ice?

Out of all the BS you swallow from the left wingnuts I really have a hard time believing that you actually believe in manmade global warming.
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