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The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So
Center for Individual Freedom ^ | February 3, 2006 | CFIF

Posted on 02/04/2006 2:47:45 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

In our urgency to deal with really urgent stuff over the past few weeks, we have been piling up news articles regarding what some regard as a universal urgency. That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective.

Bill Clinton, speaking last week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that mother of all junkets for rich folks who take themselves very seriously, said that GLOBAL WARMING bothered him a bunch. "It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible," Clinton was quoted as saying.

Since that pronouncement came only one week after it was announced that Al Gore is publishing a new book on GLOBAL WARMING in April, it could have simply been Boss Clinton putting Mr. Earthtones in his place, which is down.

Several weeks earlier, Reuters published a story that got infinitely less notice but is ever so much more important. That story concerned observations by German scientists at the Max Planck Institute (where scientific rather than political credentials are generally preferred). The scientists found "a new source of methane, a greenhouse gas that is second only to carbon dioxide in its impact on climate change. The culprits are plants. They produce about 10 to 30 percent of the annual methane found in the atmosphere," sayeth the Reuters story.

The story went on. "David Lowe, of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand, said the findings are startling and controversial." Why? Because scientists had previously believed that "plants could only emit methane in the absence of oxygen....[T]he story also poses questions, such as how such a potentially large source of methane could have been overlooked and how plants produced it."

How indeed? It's 2006. We have been led to believe that scientists know so much about global warming that we should abandon our SUVs on the streets and immediately stop heating our abodes. Now they find that live plants are a culprit, producing "incredibly large plumes of methane" above rainforests?

Another recent study, involving clouds and sunlight reflected by the earth back into space (something called albedo), raises additional, complicated questions about retained atmospheric heat, "a fundamental, unmet challenge for all scientists who wish to understand and predict the Earth's climate," in the words of Philip R. Goode, the study's leader at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Interviewed by Robert Roy Britt for Livescience.com, Goode also said, "No doubt greenhouse gases are increasing. No doubt that will cause a warming. The question is, are there other things going on?"

Ah, yes, "scientists who wish to understand and predict the Earth's climate," of which there seemingly are some, as opposed to those already pronouncing Modern Man as murderer of the planet.

With those real-questions-about-real-science stories in mind, we were not at all shocked to see the following headline in the February 2 Washington Post: "Evangelicals Will Not Take Stand on Global Warming."

Here's the first paragraph of Alan Cooperman's story: "The National Association of Evangelicals said yesterday that it has been unable to reach a consensus on global climate change and will not take a stand on the issue, disappointing environmentalists who had hoped that evangelical Christians would prod the Bush administration to soften its position on global warming." (Emphasis added)

Thus did Evangelicals - frequently derided as delusional, obsessed whackos by those who disdain their beliefs - acknowledge exactly what "scientists who wish to understand and predict the Earth's climate" are acknowledging. Despite environmentalist political pressure, propagandistic distortions and a media juggernaut, we simply do not yet know enough about "global warming" to be undertaking radical, costly, global public policy positions. Perhaps we should put a little high octane speed on our understanding, but while waiting we leave you with yet another science story in the making.

Since you were a wee tyke, you have been assured that our solar system has nine planets. Well, as it turns out there may be 10, depending on how scientists decide to categorize a space blob discovered last year. It's bigger than Pluto, but is awaiting the culmination of scientific deliberation as to what actually constitutes a "planet," as also reported in the February 2 Washington Post.

Currently designated 2003 UB313, it's an ice dwarf, 1800 miles in diameter covered with water and methane ice. Come to think of it, 2003 UB313 seems like the perfect place to send those who make scientific pronouncements before the science is sure. While there, they could read Michael Crichton's State of Fear, the bestselling polemic-as-novel against environmentalist extremism.


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That would be global warming or Global Warming or GLOBAL WARMING, depending on one's perspective, provided that one has a perspective.

This sentence reminds me of the Comcast "future" commercial where "future expert" Mark Hamill is saying "there's 'the future,' and then there's THE FUTURE, and this is...THE FUTURE!"

There's "global warming," and then there's GLOBAL WARMING, and this is...GLOBAL WARMING!

We're doomed. Yeah, right. Wouldn't surprise me if we're off fossil fuels by 2100 in any case.

1 posted on 02/04/2006 2:47:52 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; Angelwood; ...

PING!

Stop global whining.


2 posted on 02/04/2006 2:49:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Jack Murtha: America's best-known EX-marine)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bubba--PLEASE go away---and take that shreiking thing you're married to with you--PLEASE!!!!


3 posted on 02/04/2006 2:54:01 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
From the looks of this putrid-faced, hillbilly-rapist, his end is near.

Aids?

4 posted on 02/04/2006 2:56:30 PM PST by FerdieMurphy (For English, Press One. (Tookie, you won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes. Oh, too late.))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

"It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible," Clinton was quoted as saying.

 

What a coincidence...that's exactly how I felt between 1992 and 2000.



5 posted on 02/04/2006 2:56:46 PM PST by Fintan (One day we'll look back on this and plow into a parked car.)
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To: taillightchaser
Global Worming.

what a disgrace.
6 posted on 02/04/2006 2:57:18 PM PST by xcamel (Exposing clandestine operations is treason. 13 knots make a noose.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Let's RIOT


7 posted on 02/04/2006 2:59:00 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Fintan

lol! Ah yes. Clinton's Global Whoring years.


8 posted on 02/04/2006 2:59:15 PM PST by small voice in the wilderness (Hillary/Obama Nation '08. Let The Desolation Begin.)
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To: taillightchaser

Bubba is our "Sleeping Giant". On more than one occasion he has let it slip that he intends to head up the UN as "King of the World"...and he appears resolute in obtaining that goal.
Wait until the scandal lid blows on all the USA lands he deeded to the UN...did you know that they (the UN ) own our Statue of Liberty and the island she stands on?...thank Bubba for that.
And that's only the beginning.


9 posted on 02/04/2006 2:59:26 PM PST by CBart95
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Does anyone care what this hillbilly boy, adulterer/rapist, dope smoking, draft dodging, impeached wimp of a man married to a witch, has to say about anything? Really? No one I know, or respect, cares. Billy, go home to Arkansas and chase the girls in the trailer parks, smoke pot, snort coke, ride around in your El Camino with the artificial turf in the back, and, well, wait for the end of the world, the one God said would come, via St. John's writings, not the one those phoney baloney scientists predict will happen...


10 posted on 02/04/2006 3:02:00 PM PST by john drake (roman military maxim: "oderint dum metuant, i.e., let them hate, as long as they fear")
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To: FerdieMurphy

My sentiments exactly. However, we'd best stay away from Ft. Marcy park after those comments...


11 posted on 02/04/2006 3:03:12 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: xcamel


right idea
wrong worm


12 posted on 02/04/2006 3:03:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: xcamel

Ah, for whom the worm turns?


13 posted on 02/04/2006 3:05:16 PM PST by SouthTexas (2006 will be a very good year.)
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To: CBart95

Bubba also federalized land out west under an Executive Order protecting "Heritage Rivers". By doing this, he made China the world's largest producer of clean burning low-sulfur coal by placing Utah off limits.


14 posted on 02/04/2006 3:06:35 PM PST by Sioux-san (God save the Sheeple)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We may be off fossil fuels by 2100, but what about petrochemicals? Take a look at how much around you is made from oil or an oil product and you see the fuel question is just one part of the puzzle.


15 posted on 02/04/2006 3:07:46 PM PST by Bender
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To:Bubba.STFU!!!


16 posted on 02/04/2006 3:07:55 PM PST by ohiobushman
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To: john drake

"Billy, go home to Arkansas and chase the girls in the trailer parks, smoke pot, snort coke, ride around in your El Camino with the artificial turf in the back, and, well, wait for the end of the world."

17 posted on 02/04/2006 3:09:15 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: small voice in the wilderness; kstewskis; Victoria Delsoul
The scientists found "a new source of methane, a greenhouse gas that is second only to carbon dioxide in its impact on climate change. The culprits are plants. They produce about 10 to 30 percent of the annual methane found in the atmosphere," sayeth the Reuters story.

Awww geez... I suppose now we gotta eat more vegtables. It'll make the turkeys, chickens, and steer happy.

Awww... give me steak at Ruth's Chris Steak House.

18 posted on 02/04/2006 3:09:34 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He should stick with selling propane and propane accessories.


19 posted on 02/04/2006 3:11:32 PM PST by soupcon
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Hey Bill....
That warming you are sensing...

It is the Fires of Hell creeping up on you, not "Global Warming''.


20 posted on 02/04/2006 3:12:40 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I'm more concerned about LOCAL WARMING, of the nuclear kind!


21 posted on 02/04/2006 3:12:52 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup (Bart: Mom, can we go to bed without dinner?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The end of the world may be near though it hasn't got anything to do with what the !#$% ^&* President has to say.


22 posted on 02/04/2006 3:13:06 PM PST by JOE43270 (JOE43270, God Bless America and All Who Have and Will Defend Her.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And to think it was just ten years ago that we were told that we only had ten years before we destroyed the planet.

And it was just twenty years ago that we were told that we were all dead in ten years.

And it was just thirty years ago that we were told that mankind would destroy itself within ten years.

Anybody see a pattern here?


23 posted on 02/04/2006 3:16:27 PM PST by Ostlandr ( Hey! Where'd my tagline go?)
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To: Sioux-san
Bubba also federalized land out west under an Executive Order protecting "Heritage Rivers". By doing this, he made China the world's largest producer of clean burning low-sulfur coal by placing Utah off limits.

Didn't he actually place the Utah coal off limits with the Escalante Staircase National Monument?

As far as "Heritage Rivers" is concerned, Clinton can cram that one up his butt. That sort of crap should be done by Congress (preferably through a Constitutional amendment), if at all.

24 posted on 02/04/2006 3:17:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Jack Murtha: America's best-known EX-marine)
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To: Northern Yankee
Gimme steak
Gimme steak
Gimme a big ol' steer...
25 posted on 02/04/2006 3:19:19 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Jack Murtha: America's best-known EX-marine)
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To: john drake

Actually, I accept a lot of the science behind global warming. Like I've posted to other threads, the weather is going to get hotter- and colder. The ice sheets are going to retreat- and advance. The ocean level is going to rise- and fall.
Net result- serious instability in the global real estate market over the next thousand years or so.
We humans have survived ice ages and worse- at least, the smartest, toughest, and most resourceful humans did.


26 posted on 02/04/2006 3:22:02 PM PST by Ostlandr ( Hey! Where'd my tagline go?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The only warming the Toon should worry about is when his butt gets to Hell.


27 posted on 02/04/2006 3:22:02 PM PST by pankot
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To: Ostlandr

Agreed. But those occurences happened over thousands of years, if I remember correctly. These egomaniacal scientists think they've got it all figured out, as if we're all gonna die in the next few decades. What a bunch of bozos. If I were them, I'd be more concerned about civilization (Western that is) being wiped out by whacked out muslims rather than Mother Nature.


28 posted on 02/04/2006 3:25:00 PM PST by john drake (roman military maxim: "oderint dum metuant, i.e., let them hate, as long as they fear")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Gimme steak

You got that right, pardner.

29 posted on 02/04/2006 3:28:37 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Gimme steak

You got that right, pardner.

30 posted on 02/04/2006 3:28:37 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe the biggest problem the Impeached One and his fellow Demofear-mongers face is, well, with snow on the ground
here and temps below freezing, most of us above Mason-Dixon line respond: "Global warming? F*** yeah, bring it on!


31 posted on 02/04/2006 3:30:10 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible," Clinton was quoted as saying.

The LSM did not include the full quote. He also said, "Oh, wait! I can think of something else even worse; having The Hildabeaste elected President. And while I'm about it, there's absolutely no truth to the rumor that I want Annan's job."

32 posted on 02/04/2006 3:32:11 PM PST by upchuck (Article posts of just one or two sentences do not preserve the quality of FR. Lazy FReepers be gone!)
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To: john drake

Precisely. Mother Nature ("Mom") loves us and wants us to be happy, healthy and prosperous. If we trash our 'room' (Earth) we just have to live with the mess.
Radical Islam, however. . .


33 posted on 02/04/2006 3:32:57 PM PST by Ostlandr ( Hey! Where'd my tagline go?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Chicken Jefferson Blythe Little Alert!


34 posted on 02/04/2006 3:35:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: All
The End of the World Is Near Bill Clinton Says So.

It's a damn good thing that this all depends upon your definition of "is," huh?

35 posted on 02/04/2006 3:36:43 PM PST by Triggerhippie (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it, and make a lot of the other efforts that we're making irrelevant and impossible," Clinton was quoted as saying.

That's the way I feel about Leftism.

36 posted on 02/04/2006 3:50:22 PM PST by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: Sioux-san
Bubba also federalized land out west under an Executive Order protecting "Heritage Rivers". By doing this, he made China the world's largest producer of clean burning low-sulfur coal by placing Utah off limits.

Why doesn't GWB cancel the Order?

37 posted on 02/04/2006 3:57:01 PM PST by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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To: CBart95
did you know that they (the UN ) own our Statue of Liberty and the island she stands on?

Whew, I thought it was Jersey!
38 posted on 02/04/2006 3:57:05 PM PST by kenavi ("Remember, your fathers sacrificed themselves without need of a messianic complex." Ariel Sharon)
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To: john drake

Come on, John...you were far too easy on this cretin.

To think that he was once President of the United States almost defies belief.

Of almost equal shame is the fact that the Bush family will have anything to do with Clinton. That one really tears me a new one!


39 posted on 02/04/2006 4:05:30 PM PST by dk/coro
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To: CBart95

That's right up there with jimmie carter giving up OUR Panama Canal to the commie chinese. Must be where the most corrupt president in our history got his ideas.
Ain't democraps great!!


40 posted on 02/04/2006 4:33:27 PM PST by taillightchaser
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41 posted on 02/04/2006 4:51:07 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/11/06: Ted Kennedy becomes the designated driver and moral spokesperson for the Democrat party.)
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To: DJ Taylor
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Great Pic

42 posted on 02/04/2006 6:00:38 PM PST by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"It's the only thing that I believe has the power to fundamentally end the march of civilization as we know it,"

Guess he hasn't heard about the counter-march being staged this century by Islam.

43 posted on 02/04/2006 7:10:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: dk/coro

The Bush relationship does puzzle me greatly....unless they develop some kind of Mt. Olympus complex after being President...however that doesn't work either otherwise they'd be hanging around Peanut from Plains or Ford from Michigan...or could it be that he lost to boy clinton and he feels some kind of wierd comradarie. It is perplexing, isn't it?


44 posted on 02/04/2006 8:29:38 PM PST by john drake (roman military maxim: "oderint dum metuant, i.e., let them hate, as long as they fear")
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To: FerdieMurphy
Why is it that the idiots holler about global warming? Perhaps they know that Americans have short memories and so don't remember the hoopla about "global cooling" in the early Seventies. Well, I do. If you want to protest pollution, especially in China, please do so. Just don't pretend that you're a prophet or scientist. I'm against pollution, too. When you approach me in a sane manner I'll think about supporting you with a small check, Billy. By the way, I like the design of the double wide library.
45 posted on 02/04/2006 11:17:57 PM PST by ashtanga
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To: ashtanga

"Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do."

- Ronald Reagan


46 posted on 02/04/2006 11:27:30 PM PST by tman73 (GW has nuts...Dems don't)
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To: DJ Taylor

What's wrong with this picture?

A: The girl is on her feet.


47 posted on 02/04/2006 11:56:53 PM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Global warming sure didn't stop him from sucking down two all beef patties two at a time though, did it?

Oh, and btw Bill, if you wanna close the hole in the ozone AND reduce 'global warming', just have your the former Veep, Lurch and that bull dyke wife of yours STFU for a day or so! Problem solved.


48 posted on 02/05/2006 12:12:37 AM PST by TeddyCon
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