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Old 2007-02-09, 05:45 PM   #91
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...<<Nanci Pelosi, who is currently trying to get access to a jet that will burn more fuel and create more CO2 emissions in one trip, than my SUV will create in my lifetime.>> ...
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OK, thanks. My response: I think that Pelosi's request is way uncool. I'm frankly surprised that she would be such a d!ck about something like that. It just blantantly tarnishes her image with dems and repubs. This is something I'd expect from Cheney, but not from a left-of-center dem.
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OK, thanks. My response: I think that Pelosi's request is way uncool. I'm frankly surprised that she would be such a d!ck about something like that. It just blantantly tarnishes her image with dems and repubs. This is something I'd expect from Cheney, but not from a left-of-center dem.
I appreciate your intellectual honesty! And I whole-heartedy agree! I don't think much of either party right now. The democrat party or the republican party.
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Old 2007-02-09, 06:48 PM   #93
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I'm glad you asked.
I don't own a car, and I ride my bicycle and walk everywhere I need to be. (yes, I am a college student, and I understand this is not an option for everyone...) I keep all my showers under 5 minutes. I use compact flourescent lightbulbs, and try to keep lights off as much as possible. I turn off my computer every night. I keep the temperature in my room below 18 degrees celsius. I try to buy organic and local products as much as possible and compost and recycle. I am active in my school's environmental society. Basically, I try to reduce my use of water and electricity as much as I can.

Check out http://www.myfootprint.org to see what your impact is. Mine is close to 3 earths, I think, but a big part of that is due to how much time I spend flying each year.
I don't know if I lend much "scientific" credence to that little interesting quiz, but I scored a "footprint" of 16, or 3.6 planets. My "footprint", according to the website, is at least far below the average of 24 for pp living in the US.
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Old 2007-02-09, 06:55 PM   #94
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I appreciate your intellectual honesty! And I whole-heartedy agree! I don't think much of either party right now. The democrat party or the republican party.
Although...I checked this story out further, and the reason she claimed to need such a large aircraft is that the House security wanted her to be able to fly without stops back to her home district, and the the previous speaker didn't live as far away, and so didn't need as large of an aircraft. She also said (on Fox News, noless) that she'd be glad to fly commercial, and the House security dept don't want her to. The story was blown out of proportion a bit.
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Old 2007-02-10, 12:42 AM   #95
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If you have kids and they grow up never having seen a lot of the animals that are here today, and they have breathing problems and skin cancer.. well you can tell them to thank our great christian republicans..

oh btw god is fake!! he's an urban legend... I think that harriet tubman made him up right before she accidently caused an earthquake under Dallas texas which made oswald accidently fire his weapon off into JFK's head. Sad accidents... sad.
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Don't attack the people that give this information.
Just take it in, and be aware of it.

The first step to stopping this problem is knowledge of it. Then we can work together to stop it. Don't give lectures on how we aren't doing anything to stop it. Stopping acting immature. Believe it or not, there are people that don't know how serious a threat global warming is. If people spread the word, some people might start doing something about it. Who cares who doesn't and who does work to fight it. Convincing people of the threat is more help to the cause than downplaying it and finding any way to argue it possible.

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How you could you not be aware of it? As for degrees, I have several, just one in science. I am certainly smart enough to realize that not everything is as it seems. Everything the scientific community has thrown at us to scare the shit out of us gets reversed 50 times.

When climatoligists can't tell me with some degree of certainty what the weather will be next week, how am I supposed to trust their predictions for next year, or over the next 100 years. There are so many variables that affect what the climate will be that for these ass hats to think for 1 minute that they know what the hell is going on is just funny. The fact that a bunch of lemmings are following them off a cliff is even funnier. One volcanic eruption could cause a lot more damage than 10 years of driving cars, The magnetic poles could switch polarity, the sun could change the amount of energy it is putting out. And you people think that if you drive a Prius, we will stop Global Warming? The same chicken little crying about Global Warming, were certain the world would come to an end if we used Nuclear Power. The realty is that is a great option. So is Solar and hopefully the research into nano technologies will actually create efficient solar energy. Wind farms another good option as long is it's not in Robert or Ted Kennedy's backyard. And of course we still need to address the Screecher of the House Polosi from creating an even larger impact on the environment for wanting a 757 for her trips home. GMAFB! Were are all the tree huggers and global warming fanatics? Why aren't they marching on Washington right now. She is willing to burn more full in one trip than I will burn in my lifetime. Mindboggling. Were is the outrage?
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How you could you not be aware of it? As for degrees, I have several, just one in science. I am certainly smart enough to realize that not everything is as it seems. Everything the scientific community has thrown at us to scare the shit out of us gets reversed 50 times.

When climatoligists can't tell me with some degree of certainty what the weather will be next week, how am I supposed to trust their predictions for next year, or over the next 100 years. There are so many variables that affect what the climate will be that for these ass hats to think for 1 minute that they know what the hell is going on is just funny. The fact that a bunch of lemmings are following them off a cliff is even funnier. One volcanic eruption could cause a lot more damage than 10 years of driving cars, The magnetic poles could switch polarity, the sun could change the amount of energy it is putting out. And you people think that if you drive a Prius, we will stop Global Warming? The same chicken little crying about Global Warming, were certain the world would come to an end if we used Nuclear Power. The realty is that is a great option. So is Solar and hopefully the research into nano technologies will actually create efficient solar energy. Wind farms another good option as long is it's not in Robert or Ted Kennedy's backyard. And of course we still need to address the Screecher of the House Polosi from creating an even larger impact on the environment for wanting a 757 for her trips home. GMAFB! Were are all the tree huggers and global warming fanatics? Why aren't they marching on Washington right now. She is willing to burn more full in one trip than I will burn in my lifetime. Mindboggling. Were is the outrage?
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Old 2008-03-27, 10:42 PM   #98
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Okay, here's this human's impact on the environment. I am tired of these curly-Q fluorescent light bulbs that are supposed to last 5 years and save all this energy. I only care about the saving energy part as far as it will save me money on my utility bill. So we've been trying them out thinking that we'll save in the long run. Well, what happened to the longevity of these stinking things? I've yet to have one last for more than half a year.

The latest one I bought last November was a big one that was supposed to be the equivilent of 150 watts but only use 40 watts to use over my desk while studying. So, what, it's been in use four months now? I just moved my lamp, the thing jiggled slightly, something inside came apart, and now it doesn't work. I paid about $10.00 for this thing. What a sucker I am. In this case, Silvania really saw me coming!

I'm going back to the energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs that cost 68 cents a piece. At least they're dependable.

Now I think I'll go chop down all the trees in my yard...


Edit: I found my receipt. I bought it December 27, 2007. It's going back to Menards for a refund!
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Okay, here's this human's impact on the environment. I am tired of these curly-Q fluorescent light bulbs that are supposed to last 5 years and save all this energy. I only care about the saving energy part as far as it will save me money on my utility bill. So we've been trying them out thinking that we'll save in the long run. Well, what happened to the longevity of these stinking things? I've yet to have one last for more than half a year.

The latest one I bought last November was a big one that was supposed to be the equivilent of 150 watts but only use 40 watts to use over my desk while studying. So, what, it's been in use four months now? I just moved my lamp, the thing jiggled slightly, something inside came apart, and now it doesn't work. I paid about $10.00 for this thing. What a sucker I am. In this case, Silvania really saw me coming!
I don't know what kind of junk they're overcharging you for. Even my cheap 7$ ones have lasted more than a year now, despite the lamp being knocked down from the wall at one time.

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... so you'll save on electricity with more free eco-friendly sunlight through your windows. Good thinking.

EDIT: 7$ may not sound cheap, but here, with sales tax and a weak dollar, it is.
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