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Al Gore is the only one who taxes nature
The Source Common | 06/27/2008 | willyd

Posted on 06/27/2008 8:09:26 PM PDT by willyd

This is a simple cartoon that illustrates the insanity of a carbon tax.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: carbon; carbontax; climatechange; environment; environmentalism

1 posted on 06/27/2008 8:09:26 PM PDT by willyd
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To: willyd

The hottest year 1934.

2 posted on 06/27/2008 8:13:31 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost

And did they shame SUV drivers back then? Oh, wait … my bad. ;-)

3 posted on 06/27/2008 8:17:57 PM PDT by doc1019 (I was taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder to find one.)
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To: willyd


4 posted on 06/27/2008 8:31:55 PM PDT by steel_resolve (We are living in the post-rational world where being a moron is an asset)
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To: doc1019

Yes you are bad, you were breathing when you posted that weren’t you? Pay algore for your indulgence and make sure to not breathe again ;)

5 posted on 06/27/2008 8:32:04 PM PDT by allmost
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My very, very bad … I will obey your command. Now where, exactly, do I send that check? ;-) LOL more! ;-)

Thanks, I needed that.

6 posted on 06/27/2008 8:38:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (I was taught to respect my elders, but it's getting harder to find one.)
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To: doc1019

“George Carlin’s “The Planet Is Fine”
We’re so self-important. So self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these bleeping people kidding me? Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven’t learned how to care for one another, we’re gonna save the bleeping planet?

I’m getting tired of that bleep. Tired of that bleep. I’m tired of bleeping Earth Day, I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world save for their Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a bleep about the planet. They don’t care about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future, they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.

Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are bleeped. Difference. Difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We’ve been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we’re a threat? That somehow we’re gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun?

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn’t going anywhere. WE ARE!

We’re going away. Pack your bleep, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.

You wanna know how the planet’s doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet’s doing. You wanna know if the planet’s all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilauea, Hawaii, who built their homes right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ‘cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed, and if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new pardigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice towards plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?” Plastic...bleephole.

So, the plastic is here, our job is done, we can be phased out now. And I think that’s begun. Don’t you think that’s already started? I think, to be fair, the planet sees us as a mild threat. Something to be dealt with. And the planet can defend itself in an organized, collective way, the way a beehive or an ant colony can. A collective defense mechanism. The planet will think of something. What would you do if you were the planet? How would you defend yourself against this troublesome, pesky species? Let’s see... Viruses. Viruses might be good. They seem vulnerable to viruses. And, uh...viruses are tricky, always mutating and forming new strains whenever a vaccine is developed. Perhaps, this first virus could be one that compromises the immune system of these creatures. Perhaps a human immunodeficiency virus, making them vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases and infections that might come along. And maybe it could be spread sexually, making them a little reluctant to engage in the act of reproduction.

Well, that’s a poetic note. And it’s a start. And I can dream, can’t I? See I don’t worry about the little things: bees, trees, whales, snails. I think we’re part of a greater wisdom than we will ever understand. A higher order. Call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. The Big Electron...whoooa. Whoooa. Whoooa. It doesn’t punish, it doesn’t reward, it doesn’t judge at all. It just is. And so are we. For a little while.”

7 posted on 06/27/2008 9:00:48 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: willyd; Cheapskate; mylife

We had an idea — let’s get liberals to send us money, and we’ll plant trees (or bushes or grass or whatever they want). I’ll even offer up my few acres as the place to do it. If they are concerned about my knowledge, I’ll be happy to hire professional landscapers with their money. No problem.

Come on, Sean Penn. Send me money so I can reduce your tree-overuse footprint by planting more.

8 posted on 06/27/2008 10:08:32 PM PDT by lainie ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: willyd; proud_yank; FrPR; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; Normandy; Delacon; ...

Beam me to Planet Gore !

9 posted on 06/28/2008 5:11:46 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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