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Global warmists: Letís get small
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 03/14/2012 5:02:47 PM PDT by Mustang Driver

Our moral and intellectual superiors who bitterly cling to their religion of global warming caused only by man have come up with a new plan to make the world a better place with fewer people.

Make the people smaller.

Ta-da.

From Ross Andersen:

The threat of global climate change has prompted us to redesign many of our technologies to be more energy-efficient. From lightweight hybrid cars to long-lasting LED’s, engineers have made well-known products smaller and less wasteful. But tinkering with our tools will only get us so far, because however smart our technologies become, the human body has its own ecological footprint, and there are more of them than ever before. So, some scholars are asking, what if we could engineer human beings to be more energy efficient? A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment proposes a series of biomedical modifications that could help humans, themselves, consume less.

Some of the proposed modifications are simple and noninvasive. For instance, many people wish to give up meat for ecological reasons, but lack the willpower to do so on their own. The paper suggests that such individuals could take a pill that would trigger mild nausea upon the ingestion of meat, which would then lead to a lasting aversion to meat-eating. Other techniques are bound to be more controversial. For instance, the paper suggests that parents could make use of genetic engineering or hormone therapy in order to birth smaller, less resource-intensive children.

The lead author of the paper, S. Matthew Liao, is a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University. Liao is keen to point out that the paper is not meant to advocate for any particular human modifications, or even human engineering generally; rather,

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1 posted on 03/14/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: Mustang Driver

Good idea! This way, it’ll be easier to kick their butts when they start finger pointing and blaming us taller people for every little problem in their lives.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:22 PM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Mustang Driver

To make others smaller, like themselves? Then the descendents of others would take their descendents’ jobs. The short boss dislikes seeing any heads of employed men taller than his. ;-)


3 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:22 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Mustang Driver

One of the California rock star activists pushing busses, high speed trains and electric cars was asked about his 500 horse power Mercedes. He said, “I ain’t giving up my Mercedes, man!” In other words, all this conservation is for the little people, not us rock stars. We have an image to live up to. The rest of you aren’t important.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:52 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: CarmichaelPatriot
This way, it’ll be easier to kick their butts

You don't understand, man. This is for you and me, the huddled masses. Not them.

5 posted on 03/14/2012 5:12:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Mustang Driver

Wow....these people are surreal....

Global warming is a cult...


6 posted on 03/14/2012 5:19:46 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Mustang Driver

How did the issue of climate change become about politics instead of Mother Nature?

Having been around for over 60 years I still support that the errors that we make be made on the side of doing too much instead of too little.

If and when the world goes to hxll in a handbasket because of weather change, and it puts our society past the point of no return, those that are ultimately responsible and have said do nothing, need to be executed by decapitation. It means being accountable for opinions. Those that have said we need to spend billions need to face the same outcome. We need to put our mouths where our head lies or shut up if haven’t a clue.

My concern is that geologic time happens over centuries, not years. We need to understand and err on the side of safety because we as a society are too stupid and too greedy to comprehend Mother Nature, and when we are wrong we will be dead meat.

The answer is most of us do not know.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 5:20:39 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Mustang Driver
These ideas aren't new. I read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World when I was a kid. People were treated with chemicals to transform them into beings whose attributes were appropriate to their station in life. None of the inefficiency of freedom of choice.
8 posted on 03/14/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: Mustang Driver

If these morons had a functioning brain cell they would propose using the gene therapy to breed in heat resistance. Some people already have those genes and there is no need to create super freaks.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 6:04:48 PM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Mustang Driver
Leftism is mostly about visible size envy.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 6:20:00 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Mustang Driver

Love the 37 year old comedic reference.

11 posted on 03/14/2012 6:31:48 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: apoliticalone

The sun rises and sets. Glaciers grow and recede. Sea levels rise and fall. Men are born and die. The world as created by god will survive man. Earth does not know that we are here and if it did, it would not care. A tree does not care that you hug it. Get over yourself.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 6:41:51 PM PDT by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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“The sun rises and sets. Glaciers grow and recede. Sea levels rise and fall. Men are born and die. The world as created by god will survive man. Earth does not know that we are here and if it did, it would not care. A tree does not care that you hug it. Get over yourself.”


I fully admit I don’t have foggiest idea if our technology and actions are affecting the weather or Mother Nature. You claim that the Earth does not know we are even here and if it did it would not care. Have you had a had a discussion with the Lord this morning because that’s the only possible way anyone would know for certain? The rest is making a guess.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:18:46 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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