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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:36 PM
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Anyone else find it odd that some don't buy Global warming but won't STFU about Terrorism?
So which threat is real? Which one isn't? And which is more of a danger to humanity?

You tell me.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:39 PM
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1. Well, both are real, but your are on the right track about which is more likely.
A good seat belt campaign would probably save more lives than most of our terrorism efforts.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:40 PM
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2. That's an easy one. Terrorism encourages them to keep doing what...
...they're comfortable with - waving their flags and thumping their Bibles.

Global warming requires them to open their minds to science and also to sacrifice.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:41 PM
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3. Both threats are real...
Both are immediate.
Failing to deal with both in a responsible way will cause grave problems in the future.

Global warming is probably the more serious in its long term affects, because the massive refugee problem caused by global warming will exacerbate the political problems leading to terrorism, and certainly causes graver economic problems in the long term.

But you are asking people to think longer term than 2 years and have greater concern than just their own personal assets.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:41 PM
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4. what's worse is they always launch their global warming fight during winter
See, it's snowing, there is no global warming
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:42 PM
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5. Not odd... just more transparent now...
Follow the money, and watch who is playing politics with things that used to matter to everyone. Those things are now being treated as partisan "wish list" items.

The global warming thing is ridiculous. They point to massive snow storms as some bizarre evidence against global warming, even though the increased moisture in our atmosphere, which is what causes storms of all kinds, is a sign that the globe is indeed warming. What about the polar ice caps? Clear and obvious proof... but you won't get any buy-in from those who find it politically and financially inappropriate to acknowledge such things.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:44 PM
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6. no not odd at all, those folks are racists, to the core
ever noticed those who won't STFU about terror aren't talking about mcveigh or cheney or the anthrax dude? in their booki, mcveigh was persecuted by clinton, cheney is a mad genius behind dumbya, and the anthrax dude has been conveniently forgotten

they rant abt terror because it's their way to whine about muslims, africans, immigrants, etc...they're just plain racist IMHO

global warming isn't something where you can easily point to a black guy or a muslim guy and say, "that dude did it," so why would they care?

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Carseller4 Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:47 PM
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7. reply
Terrorists are a danger to humans, and Climate change is a
danger to humanity.
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Rochester Donating Member (486 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 12:49 PM
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8. They're only trying to advance their own agenda
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 01:03 PM
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9. They're both real and magnified by empire; but whereas the former threatens
the cash flow; of the dominant powers that be, the latter pads it.

The fossil fuel industry, military industrial complex and general police state apparatus directly benefit monetarily from terrorism, but if energy was cheap, sustainable, and virtually limitless, a major cause of empire would go way and if empire went away, so would the motivation for terrorism.

Thanks for the thread, devilgrrl.







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