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Markey: Deniers of global warming should 'start their own country'
The Hill ^ | August 7, 2010 | Shane D'Aprile

Posted on 08/07/2010 5:38:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) suggested a novel use Saturday for a 100-square-mile ice sheet that has broken off Greenland.

“An iceberg four times the size of Manhattan has broken off Greenland, creating plenty of room for global warming deniers to start their own country," Markey said in a statement. “So far, 2010 has been the hottest year on record, and scientists agree arctic ice is a canary in a coal mine that provides clear warnings on climate."

Some scientists have attributed the breaking off of the ice sheet to abnormally warm temperatures this year.

Markey, who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, co-authored the House version of the climate change bill that's currently stalled in the Senate.

He said it was "unclear how many giant blocks of ice it will take to break the block of Republican climate deniers in the US Senate who continue hold this critical clean energy and climate legislation hostage."


TOPICS: Government; Outdoors; Politics; Weather
KEYWORDS: agw; capandtax; capandtrade; carboncredits; climatechange; democrats; dncconspiracy; environment; fanniemae; globalwarming; liberalfascism; patent6904336
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If you want a civil war, Congressman, you may not like the results.
1 posted on 08/07/2010 5:38:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve got our own country congress-critter, now you GTFO you statist piece of excrement.


2 posted on 08/07/2010 5:39:31 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well ok then!


3 posted on 08/07/2010 5:40:38 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Markey is a destible excuse for a human being. My response to him is simply ES&D. Maybe he should call his buddies down in Brazil to inquire of their trpical winter they aer having./s


4 posted on 08/07/2010 5:44:10 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s the problem with his suggestion - Right about the time that we get it running right with little to no taxation, no interference from the kooks on the left, the tree huggers, the abortion proponents and those that actually follow the Constitution, we’d be stormed by those same morons that realize that we’ve recreated what we had, and they’d start trying to take it over and ruin it again.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 5:44:44 PM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: mazda77

Correction for dislexic fingers;

Maybe he should call his buddies down in Brazil to inquire of the tropical winter they are enjoying.


6 posted on 08/07/2010 5:46:34 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Some scientists have attributed the breaking off of the ice sheet to abnormally warm temperatures this year. “

It was 45 degrees below instead of the normal 46 degrees below.

Markey is another Massachusetts idiot. We have plenty of ‘em up here.


7 posted on 08/07/2010 5:46:51 PM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

arctic ice is a canary in the coal mine?

hmmmmm


8 posted on 08/07/2010 5:47:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We did, it’s the USA. He can go to Europe where they love is global warming kind.


9 posted on 08/07/2010 5:50:29 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Done - we’ll just cut out DC and New England.

I’m curious to see what you libs do without our money to support you. :)


10 posted on 08/07/2010 5:52:48 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Representative Markey is convinced of global warming, and since those who agree with him are vastly in the minority, I say we formally invite him to take his own advice. After all, it’s worth what we didn’t pay for it. He can form his own country there, make himself El Presidente, should he desire it. But as for those of us who have the temerity to disagree with our employee: I have something else he can float. Himself.


11 posted on 08/07/2010 5:52:48 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Markey Did you ever hear of (gulp) Summer, if you read the article the ice has been growing in thickness for several years, if he would like to go up and put re-bar in the ice it might hold the extra weight.
12 posted on 08/07/2010 5:54:20 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know, we’d really, really like that.


13 posted on 08/07/2010 5:56:43 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (The success of Darwinism was accompanied by a decline in scientific integrity. - Dr. Wm R. Thompson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.accuweather.com/video/207545930001/ice-ice-baby.asp?channel=vbbastaj


14 posted on 08/07/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
sooo cooolddd...
15 posted on 08/07/2010 5:59:38 PM PDT by modhom (deficits=inflation+taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Special Ed ... your country is Cuba. leave now!
16 posted on 08/07/2010 6:01:50 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A simple solution to the Ed Markeys of the world would be to ban the interstate transmission of electricity. Let Massachusetts generate its own, or return to wilderness.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 6:03:30 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, illegals can walk over the border and avail themselves of health, education, and welfare benefits. However, if an actual US citizen doubts global warming exists (or that its caused by man), then that person has his citizenship revoked. Go figure.


18 posted on 08/07/2010 6:06:46 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: donhunt
“Some scientists have attributed the breaking off of the ice sheet to abnormally warm temperatures this year. “

I'm not a "scientist", but I thought an increase an temperature would cause a glacier to retreat. Glaciers are formed because the snow does not melt in the summer, and year over year it accumulates. Its massive size causes it to slowly slide down the mountains and fall into the oceans. One would normally correlate larger chunks breaking off as an increasing size of the glacier. Likewise smaller chunks breaking off would correlate to a retreating glacier. But I'm not a "scientist".

19 posted on 08/07/2010 6:08:52 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Congressman Markey, you belong in a rubber room.


20 posted on 08/07/2010 6:15:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: sphinx

Massachusetts is free to ban the use of oil, gas and coal for energy production if they want to. Every state has a right to do that. Until they do they’re just demagogues hypocritically pointing fingers at others.


21 posted on 08/07/2010 6:21:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No thanks Markey. I suggest we put your sorry Libtard administration on it though.
22 posted on 08/07/2010 6:24:00 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And then they’d invade it.


23 posted on 08/07/2010 6:25:05 PM PDT by cmj328 (Massachusetts Lt. Gov: Write In "Keith Davis, 9 Pheasant Dr., Holyoke" - writeinkeithdavis.com)
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Markey: Deniers of global warming should 'start their own country'

We'll take the United States, Markey. Which country would you like?

24 posted on 08/07/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Markey obviously didn't read deep enough......or the right article. The Times of London had a piece I read on this subject said that the last time a large piece of ice broke off the same ice sheet was 1962(...The last time such a large ice island formed in Greenland was in 1962 when the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf calved an island....

...global warming is a hoax, always has been, always will be.

25 posted on 08/07/2010 6:32:41 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so in.


26 posted on 08/07/2010 6:36:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An oldie, but getting gooder by the day:

It's Time to Part Company

27 posted on 08/07/2010 6:37:31 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Global warming frauds should start their own planet


28 posted on 08/07/2010 6:39:17 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Need work. MBA, CPA, Black Belt. Diverse industry and cross border experience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Demorats are the cold ones that should consider the ice home.
29 posted on 08/07/2010 6:40:04 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: B.O. Plenty
Hang all of the communists

Every last one of them.

30 posted on 08/07/2010 6:41:05 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: theyreallthesame

Well, this time around the immigration policy could be a bit tighter!


31 posted on 08/07/2010 6:47:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anotner P.O.S. who needs to be spat upon whenever he shows his face in public.


32 posted on 08/07/2010 6:50:39 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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Markey, who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, co-authored the House version of the climate change bill that's currently stalled in the Senate.

No sell Markey. Just because you authored a bill, does not mean that you can put the Genie back in the bottle about Global Warming. The smoking guns were the leaked (not hacked) e-mails. bye bye to that BS

33 posted on 08/07/2010 6:54:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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Markey is another Massachusetts idiot. We have plenty of ‘em up here.

No, Markey's outstandingly stupid, even by MA standards. I was happy to note (hearing a call to a talk show today) that someone else remembers when Markey was outraged about high cable TV bills -- whatever he did, my cable bill (and the caller's) doubled! If he had no power, he'd be good for comic relief . . .

34 posted on 08/07/2010 7:04:17 PM PDT by maryz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very convenient.


35 posted on 08/07/2010 7:08:05 PM PDT by bronxville
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To: Rome2000

Sounds like a winning game plan when/if CW2 comes.


36 posted on 08/07/2010 7:11:24 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Advocates of man made climate change should go start their own planet.

In another solar system, preferably.


37 posted on 08/07/2010 7:12:27 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: airborne

Sen. markey...you are a fool, sir. Please return to a college to take a course in logic and one in scientific method.


38 posted on 08/07/2010 7:17:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp)
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I am so in.

Me too. Once all the productive "deniers" left, the leftist idiots like Markey would probably suggest an invasion of the new country. Hope and change, baby!
39 posted on 08/07/2010 7:22:36 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

November is coming.


40 posted on 08/07/2010 7:38:17 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Mr. Mahkey, pieces of Greenland, and Antarctica, and any other chunks of ice covering bits of land, have been falling off for millenia, LONG before we humans were on the planet.

Humans have nothing to do with changes in the climate. We can only react, and adapt to the situation, as best we can.

41 posted on 08/07/2010 7:49:13 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hay, ignorant dorko congressman - even the chief scientist at IPCC admitted that there is “no statistical significance” to support the warming or cooling hypothesis in the recent global temperature record. Observing the carving of a glacier, which has happened for eons, is not evidence of global warming - it could be the opposite - an unusually massive ice pack on the continent pushed off an unusually big piece of ice. That is happening in the Antarctic.


42 posted on 08/07/2010 8:47:02 PM PDT by GregoryFul
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New entry in all future edition of dictionaries :

Ignorant delusional idiot -----> Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

43 posted on 08/07/2010 9:07:53 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty ballzy talk for the side that has no income and no guns.


44 posted on 08/07/2010 9:14:14 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: airborne
Advocates of man made climate change should go start their own planet.

In another solar system, preferably.

Even more preferably, a solar system in a completely different galaxy...

the infowarrior

45 posted on 08/08/2010 12:32:13 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

snow in Brazil and Argentina this week ...........


46 posted on 08/08/2010 4:22:08 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; SteamShovel; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; ...
Be careful what you wish for, Mr. Markey.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

47 posted on 08/08/2010 4:24:44 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: sayuncledave

Very true. On this page is a summary of polls showing that a majority attribute global warming to planetary trends and not human activity. Send us a postcard, Markey.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/environment_energy/energy_update


48 posted on 08/08/2010 4:39:41 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: NormsRevenge
arctic ice is a canary in the coal mine?

More like.....

.....Markey is a canary.

49 posted on 08/08/2010 8:32:31 AM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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To: maryz

He’s just keeping the ASS in MASS.


50 posted on 08/09/2010 10:49:24 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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