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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:18 PM
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Dana P just said that global warming will help save people's lives.
at least that is what i just thought she said... that sure, it might be bad, but that it will also help people in certain climates from dying from colds?????? i heard it in passing, wish i had taped it!
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:21 PM
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1. how stupid is that?
i knew a man who died of pneumonia in new orleans, in the french quarter...in july so it was only, i dunno, about 90 degrees and 100 percent humidity

colds, flu, pneumonia are not caused by cold weather, they are proven to be caused by viruses, and this has been known to pretty much everyone for a VERY long time
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:22 PM
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2. I have heard that bogus line for so long
it is old enough to buy beer and condoms.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:24 PM
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3. Has Dana been reading Doonesbury lately?




:rofl: :rofl:




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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:32 PM
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4. The Rethugs' "global warming is a hoax" agrument died
Edited on Wed Oct-24-07 12:33 PM by rocknation
with Al Gore getting the Nobel prize. So it's on to Plan B--find some advantages to it instead of striving to get rid of it.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:34 PM
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5. They are thicker than a whale omelet.
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:08 PM
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16. LOL! I think that's my favorite new expression.
:hi: Thanks, Forkboy.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:29 PM
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18. Thank Hugh Laurie on Blackadder.
Lots of great quotable lines like that. :)

:hi:
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SteelPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:36 PM
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6. You heard it wrong
What people are talking about is that 10 times as many people die from 'cold', as in exposure to cold, than heat deaths. Like that last heat wave in europe that killed all those, mostly old, people. Ten times that many died from cold exposure.

So what they're saying is that if the temperatures go up more people might die from heat exposure, less people will die from cold exposure.

It comes from that new book by that swedish guy. some skeptical environmentalist thing.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:46 PM
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9. Has that Swedish guy ever heard of arthropod-borne diseases?
'Cause we're gonna see a hell of a lot more of THOSE with global warming. I suppose some folks will see it as a good thing......
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SteelPenguin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 01:08 PM
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11. Yeah
I think the guy means well, but he's doing more harm than good. He's not an apologist, he says warming is happening and that I think he also says humans are responsible.

He's just saying that we're only hearing about the bad things that will happen, like all the polar bears dying, rather than the good stuff, like a northern sea passage cutting the cost of goods or whatever.

I think it's important to admit that there is a bigger picture, but he does it slightly irresponsibly, by showing the so called 'good' things that might happen. It helps negate the reality of a situation which could cause entire places like Florida and Bangladesh to dissapear entirely. It's an example of selective truth being used to blind people to the big picture. It's Spin.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:08 PM
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17. Not to mention the fact
That with fuel prices, many cannot AFFORD heat and MANY will die because of that.
They republicans will make sure this dire prediction comes true this winter, if only to be able to say "I told you so".
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:37 PM
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7. Oh thank God! I was getting worried for a minute there!
So glad I can cross global warming off of my things-to-worry-about list.

:eyes: :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:43 PM
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8. Well I believe the price of buying a house will drop dramatically
Edited on Wed Oct-24-07 12:44 PM by Uncle Joe
as humanity dies off and we have all these empty homes sitting around with nobody to live in them. Getting the financing will be the bummer as there will be nobody to work at the mortgage companies. I remember that old science fiction movie with Charlton Heston as one of just a handful of survivors in New York City and they had the entire place to them selves, just think of all the hidden benefits of global warming!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 12:48 PM
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10. Oh, good! If I survive 'til retirement, I'll have my pick of nice homes
in lovely locations to retire to for real cheap!
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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 01:09 PM
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12. It might...if she is one of the casualties! n/t
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:05 PM
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13. there is much more disease associated with the south. What an idiot!
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:06 PM
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14. yes, and going to hell helps your hair dry quickly.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-24-07 02:06 PM
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15. It's all that lead in her Clairol.
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