“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
I just want to thank the liberal, progressive, and militant members who absolutely proved my point in the op.
Think about the responses so far...
I posted a poll that simply said that proponents of AGW in this country were in the minority, and further gave my opinion as to how they would respond to this information. ie; dumb, inflexible, attacking the poll, or myself from a 'victim' standpoint....etc.
They did exactly that.
Now, we hear all the time in these debates how 'the science' is settled, and how 'a majority' agree with them. That is simply NOT true. So, instead of addressing the simple point of how that small part of the overall argument is shown so with this poll, the knee jerk reaction of the AGW disciple is to employ the tactics of personal destruction, rather than introspective response to bolster their case.
I wasn't looking to have yet another thread arguing about all the facets of AGW, or whether or not it even exists as a response to man's actions, but rather trying to take small bites, we first have to agree that the so called science is settled. The majority of people in this poll say no.
Are you serious....I can't even begin to count how many times I have been told in AGW debates right here at DP that "the majority of American's agree with the AGW side.."Hint: a public opinion poll does not address whether the science is settled(it is not, but not in a way you understand), and no one is claiming a majority of any one except scientists agree with the science.
Also, I suggest you go back and read the poll and my writing...I am not saying that the science is settled or not. I am saying that a poll says that YOU saying that the science is settled is just not believed by a clear majority of Americans.
What Global Warming cultists fail to see is that every one of their "solutions" to this debatable science involves implementing their most beloved left-wing measures. Red flag!
Basically, if we destroy our economy ten times over and live like cavemen, we'll have fewer hurricanes. That seems to be the argument.
If you came forth with REAL solutions, perhaps people would listen to your bought-and-paid-for scientists' claims more seriously. As it is, we might as well put Michael Moore and Bill Maher in charge of the decisions.
What evidence do you have for that it will destroy the economy and make people live like cavemen?
That today you have a global drastic increase in both solar and wind energy. Also look at solar energy, that have in a few years gone from being a small industry to being a so important industry that it almost started a huge trading war between China and the EU.
World Solar Power Capacity Increased 35% In 2013 (Charts) | CleanTechnica
2013 Wind Energy Installations Stall In U.S., Surge In China
BBC News - EU and China reach deal in solar panel dispute
Also a study last year estimated the cost of reducing C02 to only 1 % of GDP.
Halving CO2 emissions by 2050: New report says it will cost $2 trillion a year
You can also look at the cost for your Americans to be dependent on foreign oil. From the overthrow of democratic Iran government in the 1950 that lead the way to the Islamic revolution in the late 70's and USA gaining a new dangerous enemy. The oil crisis during the 1970. Two costly war with Iraq.
USA also have to support and have military stationed Saud Arabia. One of the worst brutal dictatorship in the world. Also country of origin of Usama Bin Laden and most of the hijackers during 9/11. Also it's rich Saud Arabians that fund the radical Islamic schools in Pakistan, that is a breeding ground for terrorist.
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"There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who gets the credit." — President Ronald Reagan. First Inaugural Address, January 21, 1981.. I think we need to decide who we're going to listen to; Reagan or Rush.
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