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GOP platform may have global warming plank
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Posted on 08/26/2008 3:32:52 PM PDT by Crazieman

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Republican platform may include a first-ever plank on global warming, an examination of a draft document indicated.

"Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the Earth," The Hill reported the draft document as saying. "While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today."

Sen. John McCain, poised to become the party's presidential nominee next week during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., is a proponent of tackling global warming.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; capandtrade; election; electionpresident; elections; globalscam; globalwarming; gop; gopplatform; issues; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; rnc; rncplatform
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See what happens when you enable this type of behavior? Of course, the McBama supporters on FR will ignore it. You will reap what you sow. I hope you're not in business.
1 posted on 08/26/2008 3:32:52 PM PDT by Crazieman
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To: rabscuttle385

Ping


2 posted on 08/26/2008 3:33:43 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman; calcowgirl; xcamel

McCain at Work.

Supporter of the laughably corrupt and scandalous “cap and trade” agenda.


3 posted on 08/26/2008 3:34:58 PM PDT by Shermy (Barry O'Java - Joe Blah '08 (Carbon Credits and Credit Card Fee Increases Guaranteed))
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To: Crazieman; xcamel; steelyourfaith

Ping


4 posted on 08/26/2008 3:35:57 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman; Entrepreneur; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Genesis defender; proud_yank; FrPR; ...
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 08/26/2008 3:36:22 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Crazieman

Damn RINOs.


6 posted on 08/26/2008 3:36:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Crazieman

I’d like to take a plank to their heads.


7 posted on 08/26/2008 3:36:43 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Crazieman

Joy. More plank fun to follow.


8 posted on 08/26/2008 3:37:17 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Crazieman
"While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today."

In other words, we don't know what causes it, but we should do SOMETHING. Preferably something that will create a massive new bureaucracy and cost billions of dollars.

9 posted on 08/26/2008 3:38:18 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Crazieman

The good news is NOBODY reads the platform.


10 posted on 08/26/2008 3:38:53 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Crazieman
'Scuze me while I go fire up my charcoal grill and throw some well-tenderized New York Strip flesh on it to mark the occasion.


11 posted on 08/26/2008 3:39:56 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak Obama is as inept as a bear cub with his dink.)
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To: Crazieman

Yep, and cap and trade will wreck our economy.


12 posted on 08/26/2008 3:40:02 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Crazieman

I don’t think anyone would be surprised by this development. What do you expect from this guy. This whole election charade has become ghastly. Lord protect us from these mindless boobs.


13 posted on 08/26/2008 3:40:15 PM PDT by webrover
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To: Crazieman

F****** IDIOTS


14 posted on 08/26/2008 3:40:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Crazieman
GOP platform may have global warming plank

Why would anyone be surprised? They'll all babble about global BS, but when it comes to 40 million people walking into the country illegally, and forcing the American tax payers to subsidize it, there won't be a word whispered to stop this country killing invasion.

The GOP has all but ignored the biggest, most threatening domestic issues facing this country. All this while Bush has made American citizenship pointless.

15 posted on 08/26/2008 3:40:51 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: DManA

The bad news is that McCain is committed to implementing a “cap and trade” system to address this hoax and so is Obama.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 3:41:16 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GSWarrior

Me too. They always do something to urinate away their momentum.


17 posted on 08/26/2008 3:41:23 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Crazieman
"Increased atmospheric carbon has a warming effect on the Earth," The Hill reported the draft document as saying. "While the scope and long term consequences of this warming effect are the subject of ongoing research, we believe the United States should take measured and reasonable steps today."

Translated: We have no clue what we're talking about, but we better do something about it.

18 posted on 08/26/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Crazieman
Wow! Could my cockles ever BEEEEEEEE any warmer?

I've never seen any election in my 50+ years where it was harder to vote FOR a candidate.

19 posted on 08/26/2008 3:45:36 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Crazieman

I was going to hold my nose and vote for the republican idiot, but if they ad this to the platform I will be staying home.

I’m a conservative first, and this is where I will draw the line, along with a few other lines.


20 posted on 08/26/2008 3:46:27 PM PDT by stockpirate (Be a maverick like McCain. Go against anything he wants us to do.)
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To: Crazieman
No more voting for the lessor of two evils.
***
“The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum.
Whenever evil wins, it is only by default:
by the moral failure of those who evade the fact
that there can be no compromise on basic principles.”

(’Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal’ 1966)
{WMail Issue #34} AYN RAND

21 posted on 08/26/2008 3:46:53 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto!)
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To: Crazieman

Well, now. THAT might get me to vote GOP! /sarcasm


22 posted on 08/26/2008 3:49:28 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Crazieman

At what point has a party diverged from its base so much that loyalty reasonably evaporates?


23 posted on 08/26/2008 3:49:46 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: Crazieman

McCain is evidently feeling magnanimous and would like to help Obambi’s poll numbers.


24 posted on 08/26/2008 3:49:47 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: Crazieman

Our great NC senator..lil dickie burr, the manly fellow, co chairs this disaster. FReepers will recall his role in the open borders/total amnesty fiasco.


25 posted on 08/26/2008 3:52:16 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: Crazieman
Before you have a cow, maybe you should check out the Dem platform:

Lead to Combat Climate Change

40 We will lead to defeat the epochal, man- made threat to the planet: climate change. 41 Without dramatic changes, rising sea levels will flood coastal regions around the world, 42 including much of the eastern seaboard. Warmer temperatures and declining rainfall will 43 reduce crop yields, increasing conflict, famine, disease, and poverty. By 2050, famine 44 could displace more than 250 million people worldwide. That means increased instability 45 in some of the most volatile parts of the world.

Never again will we sit on the sidelines, or stand in the way of collective action to tackle 2 this global challenge. Getting our own house in order is only a first step. We will invest 3 in efficient and clean technologies at home while using our assistance policies and export 4 promotions to help developing countries curb deforestation and leapfrog the carbon5 energy-intensive stage of development.

26 posted on 08/26/2008 3:52:57 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Crazieman

According to a study on greenhouse gas emissions from fire, the Angora fire was estimated to have emitted 46.2 tons of greenhouse gases per acre. (http://www.calforestfoundation.org/pdf/FCEM-2.pdf ) The EPA estimates that an average car driven 15,000 miles annually produces 6.5 tons of carbon emissions annually. The study also indicated that if thinning, reduction of ladder and other fuels had been done in the forests where the Angora fires occurred, emissions could have been dropped to 12 tons per acre, instead of 46.2.

Personally, I think the measured steps that should be taken include an agressive program of fuel reduction in our western National Forests. That one thing would have a huge impact on emissions released every year by the huge wildfires that are ocurring. They should start with creating a defensible profile around forest communities and then move on to the landscape level. The proceeds from merchantable timber that is thinned in the process can be used to offset the costs. Intitally, the costs would be high, but would eventually level off at a much lower level accompanied by decreasing costs for firefighting.


27 posted on 08/26/2008 3:53:26 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: Shermy

What a bunch of crooks!


28 posted on 08/26/2008 3:54:33 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: A.Hun

There we go. I knew we’d get a true-believer in the socialist Republicrat party.

Would you rather have the cyanide or the hemlock?


29 posted on 08/26/2008 4:01:24 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman

Victory so close, yet so far. Stupidity wins every time.


30 posted on 08/26/2008 4:04:24 PM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: Crazieman

Would you rather have the Republican plank in effect or the Democrat plank in effect? (That’s your only two choices.)


31 posted on 08/26/2008 4:08:21 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Crazieman

Let them walk it then.


32 posted on 08/26/2008 4:08:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Rest In Peace, Capt. Ed "Too Tall" Freeman (1928-2008))
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To: A.Hun
Before you have a cow, maybe you should check out the Dem platform:...

Boy, that'll gag you with a spoon!

33 posted on 08/26/2008 4:15:11 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (They told me those were Tibetan prayer flags, they're not tear away handkerchiefs.)
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To: A.Hun

Gotcha. You choose the cyanide.

Nice knowing you.


34 posted on 08/26/2008 4:15:35 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman

...Just when I think that I can get drunk enough to vote for this idiot....


35 posted on 08/26/2008 4:15:41 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Hey John, we're not your effing "friends"!)
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To: Crazieman

No if they have even half a brain..


36 posted on 08/26/2008 4:16:38 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

I had to wade through it to find that quote...it’s like being Alice in Wonderland.

http://www.workinglife.org/storage/users/4/4/images/111/2008%20democratic%20platform%20080808.pdf


37 posted on 08/26/2008 4:18:12 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Crazieman

Enjoy your irrelevance.


38 posted on 08/26/2008 4:19:13 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Crazieman
"McBama supporters"

And the alternative is what? To let a full-bore socialist like Obama gain access to the most important job in the world? Very few Freepers are doing handstands about McCain being the Pubbie candidate. A lot of his positions, like the global warming one, make me want to pull the hair out of my head. But we have two options: a moderate Republican or a far-left socialist. Not a difficult choice.

39 posted on 08/26/2008 4:19:53 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

You lack critical thinking skills. McLame is more dangerous than Obama because you believe his socialism is okay.

Thanks for destroying my country. I appreciate you McBama supporters for doing so.


40 posted on 08/26/2008 4:22:38 PM PDT by Crazieman (Vote Juan McAmnesty in 2008! Because freedom abroad is more important than freedom at home!)
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To: Crazieman
"destroying my country"

Up your meds please, you're clearly not taking enough.

41 posted on 08/26/2008 4:27:13 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: ctdonath2
At what point has a party diverged from its base so much that loyalty reasonably evaporates?

Midsummer, '07

42 posted on 08/26/2008 4:28:08 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Crazieman; OKSooner; honolulugal; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; gruffwolf; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown

New!!: Dr. John Ray's
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The Great Global Warming Swindle Video - back on the net!! (click here)

Ping me if you find one I've missed.



43 posted on 08/26/2008 4:28:17 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: A.Hun
Before you have a cow, maybe you should check out the Dem platform:

Principles are *not* relative.

44 posted on 08/26/2008 4:29:34 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Crazieman

McKennedy barely got my vote back (from no vote for either idiot) after his slaughtering of the Obamaloon. However, if this is in the Repub’s platform, at least I’ll not have to waste time voting in November.


45 posted on 08/26/2008 4:30:20 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DManA
The good news is NOBODY reads the platform.

Well that's a good way to candy coat this liberal GOP horse crap.

46 posted on 08/26/2008 4:30:50 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Crazieman

A strong argument for voting Democratic, except the Democratic greenhouse gas platform (and its candidate) are infinitely worse.

Q: What is the difference between Al Gore and a bag of fertilizer?

A: The bag.


47 posted on 08/26/2008 4:34:41 PM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Crazieman

Global Warming Gone [Stephen Spruiell] National Review

As promised, the Republican platform subcommittee on energy took up the global-warming section of the 2008 draft about an hour ago. Long story short: It’s now a very different document. I’ll have more after I’ve had a chance to talk to some of the participants in the debate. To give you an idea of how drastically the document changed, consider the first amendment the subcommittee took up, which passed:

The section was titled, “Global Warming and Environmental Protection.” Now it’s just, “Environmental Protection.”

08/26 02:19 PM


48 posted on 08/26/2008 4:35:55 PM PDT by roses of sharon ((Who sent Barack Hussein Obama?))
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To: Crazieman

Platform Committee: No Ethanol Mandates [Stephen Spruiell]

The last sentence in the economy section of the working draft of the Republican platform states, “The U.S. government should end mandates for ethanol and let the free market work.” In full committee, the co-chairman of the energy subcommittee attempted to strip the sentence from the economy section, arguing that statements on biofuel policy properly belong in the energy section.

Delegate after delegate spoke in turn against stripping the statement out. “This is a free-market issue,” Jeff Grossman of Oregon argued. Grossman said that when the latest round of ethanol mandates kicked in, food prices in Oregon went up and gas mileage went down. Several of his colleagues echoed his complaints.

Only one delegate defended ethanol mandates out of seven or eight who spoke. Strong Republican-Party opposition to ethanol mandates is new. President Bush still supports the mandated consumption of ethanol, which was enacted by a Republican Congress in 2005 and increased by a Democratic Congress with Republican support in 2007.

After so many of his colleagues spoke out against his amendment, the energy subcommittee co-chair respectfully withdrew it, and the statement stayed in the platform.

08/26 05:52 PM


49 posted on 08/26/2008 4:37:50 PM PDT by roses of sharon ((Who sent Barack Hussein Obama?))
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Oh For the Love... [Stephen Spruiell]

The Republican platform committee just added language supporting the Internet gambling ban. Several delegates, notably Carmen Amedori of Maryland, offered sound conservative defenses of the platform’s authors’ decision to drop the ban from the working draft, but an amendment to add it back passed resoundingly.

08/26 06:26 PM


50 posted on 08/26/2008 4:38:48 PM PDT by roses of sharon ((Who sent Barack Hussein Obama?))
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