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Happy Lenin's Birthday, er, Earth Day
Charleston Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2010 | Don Surber

Posted on 04/17/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by george76

Failed warnings of doom do not deter new ones.

THURSDAY is Lenin's Birthday. It will be celebrated around the world as Earth Day, a holiday begun by Democratic Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 to keep anti-capitalist sentiment going after the Vietnam War ended.

The Earth Day trippers have run out of pollution and are now attacking carbon dioxide - the air we exhale.

Which reminds me, the biggest polluters in the world turned out to be the communist states of China, the Soviet Union and the Eastern bloc nations.

The Aral Sea is 90 percent smaller than it was before the Soviets came into power.

The concern back in the 1970s was global cooling. We would freeze to death.

To today's devotees of the notion that evil capitalism is destroying the world and melting glaciers and the polar icecaps, Happy Lenin's Birthday.

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KEYWORDS: 20110422; april22; capitalism; communism; earthday; gaylordnelson; globalcooling; globalwarming; happybirthday; lenin; leninsbirthday; nelson; vietnam; vladimirlenin

1 posted on 04/17/2010 1:44:11 PM PDT by george76
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To: steelyourfaith; LucyT; Candor7; BP2; xcamel; neverdem

Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Premier after Joseph Stalin, decided in 1955 that the country should celebrate their national political philosophy, communism. He chose as the day, April 22, Vladimir Lenin’s birthday, a tribute to the founder of the Soviet Union.

When environmentalists decided that the Earth deserved a day of celebration in 1970, they could have picked any day of the year, as no one knows the exact day date of the Earth’s birthday. They chose Lenin’s birthday, just as Khrushchev had done. Was this just a coincidence? I think not.

http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/index.php?news=3382


2 posted on 04/17/2010 1:50:32 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
What the heck was that a couple of weeks ago when they told us to turn on all our lights and appliances? Earth Night?

These enviroloonies are confusing the hell out of me.

3 posted on 04/17/2010 1:50:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: george76
HUG THIS, HIPPIES Photobucket
4 posted on 04/17/2010 1:55:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: george76

—I have an excess tree already picked out for execution on “Earth Day” which I will do while burning trash in a manner carefully arranged to put as much CO2 into the atmosphere as possible-—


5 posted on 04/17/2010 2:23:33 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: george76

I don’t remember this Earth Day until a few years ago. We have to go and clean up the town up the road from the base this year. Yeah. Well at least we are having a BBQ afterward. Even the military is participating this year.


6 posted on 04/17/2010 2:25:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: george76

When is Private Property Rights Day? I must have missed it.


7 posted on 04/17/2010 2:37:33 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: george76

At least, James Cameron’s Avatar is coming out on DVD on Lenin’s birthday as well. Wow! I can’t wait! /HEAVY sarcasm!!!>


8 posted on 04/17/2010 3:05:47 PM PDT by Sister_T (Socialism is covetousness, wearing a mask of "caring for the poor" ... Ephesians 5:5)
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To: george76

F*!k Gaylord Nelson, Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and all their fellow travelers.


9 posted on 04/17/2010 3:07:21 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Money in the hands of light complected individuals is racist)
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To: george76; 4horses+amule; Nervous Tick; Amagi; Beowulf; Tunehead54; Clive; Fractal Trader; ...
Thanx !

Translation of an Isreali web page report of a counter effort sponsored by The Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies & The Competitive Enterprise Institute.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

10 posted on 04/17/2010 3:13:15 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: george76

Failed warnings of doom do not deter new ones..........ain’t that the ever lovin truth


11 posted on 04/17/2010 3:44:55 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

second that!


12 posted on 04/17/2010 6:43:32 PM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: george76

Happy (Lenin’s B)earthday?


13 posted on 04/18/2010 8:18:02 AM PDT by Where is todays Reagan
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To: george76

I never knew this. But that’s obviously why they picked that date (which is not any “earth” event, such as an equinox).


14 posted on 04/18/2010 1:38:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

The concern back in the 1970s was global cooling. We would all freeze to death.

Lenin’s Birthday.


15 posted on 04/18/2010 2:45:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Yes, I’m old enough to remember the projections of the ice caps covering the globe...funny how things have changed, isn’t it?


16 posted on 04/18/2010 4:56:35 PM PDT by livius
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To: george76

I’ll bet Obama will be celebrating comrade Lenin’s first day on Earth.


17 posted on 04/18/2010 11:35:14 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
"Earth Day" ping

Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria

18 posted on 04/21/2010 8:46:52 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: george76

The socialists need to do something about that volcano!


19 posted on 04/21/2010 8:49:33 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: nutmeg

Burn a tire on Earth Day.


20 posted on 04/21/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: george76
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993

____________________________________________________

Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 – January 21, 1924

Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Lenin
____________________________________________________

The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!

21 posted on 04/21/2010 8:51:22 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: LS
Burn a tire on Earth Day.

LOL... works for me.

22 posted on 04/21/2010 8:58:58 AM PDT by nutmeg (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: george76

http://www.mochinet.com/poets/service/index.cgi?ListTitles=Bar-Room%20Ballads&Poem=18

They closed the Tomb, and then they threw it open as before.
And there was Lenin, stiff and still, a symbol and a sign,
And rancid races come to thrill and wonder at his Shrine;
And hold the thought: if Lenin rot the Soviets will decay;
And there he sleeps and calm he keeps his watch and ward for aye.
Yet if you pass that frame of glass, peer closely at his phiz,
So stern and firm it mocks the worm, it looks like wax . . . and is.
They tell you he’s a mummy - don’t you make that bright mistake:
I tell you - he’s a dummy; aye, a fiction and a fake.
This eye beheld the bloody bomb that bashed him on the bean.
I heard the crash, I saw the flash, yet . . . there he lies serene.
And by the roar that rocked the Tomb I ask: how could that be?
But if you doubt that deed of doom, just go yourself and see.
You think I’m mad, or drunk, or both . . . Well, I don’t care a damn:
I tell you this: their Lenin is a waxen, show-case SHAM.


23 posted on 04/21/2010 9:15:16 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


24 posted on 04/21/2010 9:35:01 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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