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Who Is the Greenest of the Presidential Wannabes?
Wired | November 19, 2007 | Marty Jerome

Posted on 11/19/2007 12:43:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Cannot be posted due to copyright issues: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/11/who-is-the-gree.html


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Good for Fred!!
1 posted on 11/19/2007 12:43:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Link to article: http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/11/who-is-the-gree.html


2 posted on 11/19/2007 12:43:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well. Hussein Obama has blue lips.


3 posted on 11/19/2007 12:43:48 PM PST by fweingart (Life's a bitch. So why vote for one?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whichever one hurls first??

Whichever one makes ME hurl first??

Whichever one gets a polar bear to hurl first??

Help me...I’m guessing, here...


4 posted on 11/19/2007 12:46:05 PM PST by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

5 posted on 11/19/2007 12:48:03 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What did they eat last night?


6 posted on 11/19/2007 12:48:14 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: HKMk23

LOL!!


7 posted on 11/19/2007 12:50:55 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fred does have a level head about the world in general. What I find amusing is that these idiots can’t cure a common cold, clear up acne or cure or prevent baldness yet seem to think we can impact natural changes in the earth’s environment.


8 posted on 11/19/2007 12:52:56 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (Carbon Free in 2203.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

 

Do yellow and pinko make green?

9 posted on 11/19/2007 12:55:21 PM PST by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"I don't know about green, but I can tell you about blue."

10 posted on 11/19/2007 12:56:07 PM PST by Mr. Mojo (“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like Fred is the only one of the bunch who has done his homework.

Much as I dislike Rudy, at least he isn't talking about destroying our economy like the 'rats.

Looks like MItt's hedging his bets. Throwing out the "as long as it's part of a comprehensive plan." Isn't that what all the open borders pols said about the various amnesty plans?

11 posted on 11/19/2007 1:01:21 PM PST by 50mm (Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - G. Carlin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dennis?


12 posted on 11/19/2007 1:01:55 PM PST by pgyanke (Duncan Hunter 08--You want to elect a conservative? Then support a conservative!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But beyond the Big Six, there's a surprise seventh: Bill Richardson. The New Mexico Guv sets higher targets than the rest: a 90% cut in carbon by 2050; 50 m.p.g. by 2020. He would also slash oil imports 85% by 2025.

Oh yeah, well, I promise to cut carbon output by 99 44/100% by 2049 . . . and I will slash oil imports by 98% by 2023, and I will mandate that cars run on quinoa and cacti by 2031, and water usage will be brought down 40% by 2030, and we will have world peace and solve all hunger in the western hemisphere by 2038. This is gonna take two terms now ...
13 posted on 11/19/2007 1:08:12 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Not a newbie, I just wanted a new screen name.)
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The New Mexico Guv sets higher targets than the rest...

The higher he aims, the more spectacularly he fails.

14 posted on 11/19/2007 1:11:31 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering * Go Hoos! * Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So we’ll raise standards to some arbitrary number likely beyond what the technology of the time will safely support, and manufacturers will shave too much weight off their cars in order to meet standards and still meet consumer demand. Thus, more people will yet again die because of government interference. Remember mandated airbags killing kids? Yeah, after they’re dead we now have a passenger airbag deactivating sensor.

The Law of Unintended Consequences is absolute.


15 posted on 11/19/2007 1:12:10 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

or:

or:


16 posted on 11/19/2007 1:21:41 PM PST by gunservative
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To: pgyanke

Yeah, I think Dennis....


17 posted on 11/19/2007 1:22:33 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Carbon offset Credits are the key to making good on one's Greeness. In the Religion of Climate Change, Church of Global Warming, carbon offset credits are the new Indulgences.
18 posted on 11/19/2007 1:22:54 PM PST by LowCountryJoe (I'm a Paleo-liberal: I believe in freedom; am socially independent and a borderline fiscal anarchist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Claiming to be green by adhering to the leftist enviro-racket agenda as opposed to actually doing something to care for natural resources are two very different things.
19 posted on 11/19/2007 1:31:29 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well we know Kucinich has seen green men.


20 posted on 11/19/2007 1:48:31 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Green is as green does.


21 posted on 11/19/2007 1:57:02 PM PST by californianmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Site won’t let me post, but won’t tell me why (no prompt), but here’s the red meat:

EVEN IF (and it’s a hotly debate “IF”) man’s activities really do contribute to climate change, the dirty little secret is that, at MOST, man’s infulence constitutes only about 5% of all climate-changing influence globally. The other 95% of the influence for climate change is entirely natural; biological decay, volcanic emmissions, solar gain, etc.

This means that, even if all of mankind’s influence dropped to ZERO — NOW — a hundred, or even a thousand, years from now, 95% of the climate-driven “catastrophe” would STILL HAVE HAPPENED ANYWAY.

ENTIRELY WITHOUT US!

At least 95% of climate change is NATURALLY DRIVEN, and that represents natural forces over which we exercise ZERO control. Even if we annihilate the global economy in efforts to reduce our influence to nothing, the natural forces cannot, and will not, be abated. We cannot stop them, nor can we even slow them down. To suggest that we may be able to reverse them is a supreme indulgence in abject, unscientific FANTASY.

Global climate change is driven by inexorable natural forces in comparison to which our own contributions are a mere flyspeck of negligible overall weight.

As such, it is the very apex — the zenith, the ultimate summit — of arrogance, and ignorance, for anyone — I don’t care who — to assert that man is, somehow, going to stop climate change, and it is beyond absurd to think that anything constructive will be achieved merely by us changing lightbulbs, and trading in all of our Hummers for Prius hybrids.

Face reality: every human on Earth, could take every “green” action conceivable, and in one hundred years (or even one thousand) the measurement of our collective impact would be lost below the statistical “noise” threshold of our finest data collection tools, which is to say...

...IT WOULD BE INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM ZERO.

So, go ahead and take steps to make the water cleaner. That’s a worthy cause.

Take steps to keep heavy metals out of landfills. That’s a good idea.

Take steps to reduce consumption of resources. That’s a smart move.

Tread lightly, and treasure the environment. This is wise.

But — PLEASE — disabuse yourself of the fantastic, and foolish notion that anything you do will have any impact whatsoever on “climate change”.


22 posted on 11/19/2007 2:02:53 PM PST by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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23 posted on 11/19/2007 2:03:05 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty

~~Anthropogenic Global Warming ™~~


24 posted on 11/19/2007 2:15:40 PM PST by steelyourfaith
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Very good coloration, Doug! Her brain is certainly suffering from GANG-GREEN!!!
25 posted on 11/19/2007 3:24:41 PM PST by SierraWasp (If Dems had brains they'd be Repubs. And when they learned to use 'em, they'd be CONSERVATIVES!!!)
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