Two Little Debbies and a cup of coffee
Originally Posted by rob19
And on the short term, perhaps he would have to increase taxes on those making between 100 and 250k. But, long term everyone will be paying less because he will get a lot of people back to work.
Damn right Carlin is right.... he always was.
I'm familiar with that bit, & Carlin's correct. The planet will be 'fine', but the people on the planet will indeed be ****ed. I don't inherently care about the planet itself, I care about our ability to live on it. If you want to temporarily profit by means of damaging our ability to currently, as well as our future generations capability to reside on this planet, then it's extremely selfish and short-sighted. Period. & You won't complain until you can't drink your water because it's either got methane running through it or too much dumpage of raw-sewage has contaminated it, or until you can't go outside without getting skin-cancer because that ozone-layer you've been taking for granted won't be there.
The people ARE ****ed. Not will be ****ed. The people are ****ed anyway you slice it. You seem to be missing the point. Our behavior on the planet simply isnt going to make a huge difference. We need to burn coal. Its a cheap way to provide energy. Its much more cost efficient than all that "green" bull****.
Using our NATURAL resources such as natural gas, oil, and coal is just not going to make near as much difference as you environmentalists claim. I understand its a sensationalists thing right now. I understand the science and mathematics of global warming as well. I never argue with math and science so long as its done correctly. Science and math are completely nuetral. Thats the beauty of it. Its cold hard reality. Math and science are the ultimate GET REAL. They never play favorites or have a dog in the fight. They are simply reality. However, math can often be skewed to fit people's agendas. People do this with statistics in sports all the time. And people love to do it with politics.
Also, my water will be fine. I live in a decent area. The water system here is pretty good. Look at the dude in that video you posted. He is so obviously a poor. Just look at him for starters. Then examine his personal environment. Appears he lives in some kind of a basement or trailer. He has a weightbench within a few feet of his sink. Also, that plastic dish rest thing indicates he lacks a dishwasher. Granted, I have one of those in my kitchen. For some reason my wife likes to use it when she washes larger pans. I just throw everything in the dishwasher myself. If I do wash some large pan in the sink, I just dry that **** out real well with paper towels or something and put it away. Anyhoo.........
If the sun becomes too much of a problem, I can wear clothing over my skin or something when going outside. People adapt. The earth adapts. Not a big deal. **** can be worked around.
Finally, let me attack the most huge flaw in the whole environmentalists movement. You do realize, that by the time any major **** like an ice age or a complete breakdown of the ozone would occur due to our burning coal and **** like that, each and everyone one of us alive now will have been DEAD for a LONG LONG LONG LONG LONG time. You do realize that right? Also, by the time **** gets so unmanageable that humans wouldnt be able to adapt, we will likely have found ways to use all these alternate energy sources in a much more cost efficent way. Hell, we may be using entirely different forms of energy than what the environmental *******s want us using now.
Point is, other than the fact we will ALL DIE at some point, none of you have any ****ing clue about **** 200+ years in the future. You dont know how things will run. You dont even know if we will be engaging in industry. Hell some super virus like the plague may come along that we have no ****ing answer for and wipe us the **** out in 2209. You dont know. ****, at the rate Obama is cutting military spending, some other country may ****ing nuke us all in 3 years.
So why sweat all this environmental bull****. The earth will adapt and we as humans will adapt as a result. Simple as that. To **** ourselves in the ass by not using the natural resources that we know how to use at a cost effective way in the present is just beyond foolish IMHO.