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Old 06-14-2006, 12:23 AM
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There is much research and debate on both sides of the issue...and it's all pointless.
Yep, debate is pointless. Er, um... Why exactly are you here in "Great Debates" again??

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Do you think the american people will accept the kind of lifestyle changes advocated by some of the harder edged environmental groups?
Since it's that or lose far, far more, you bet your ass they will! Just wait till we lose Florida, bucko, and you'll see all kinds of fat-ass Americans peddling bikes.

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Do you think they are willing to essentially live in a socialist society by accepting the huge tax increases necessary to make changes to every car and power plant?
You don't think it's more than a bit extreme to throw out the cheap, sensationalist term "socialist"? And how do government taxes pay for changes to cars and power plants? You're just spewing, perhaps?

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Do you think that undereducated people in China, India, Brazil, or anywhere else understand the issue? And if they did, do you think they would care when you told them they could no longer drive those cheap cars?
Since when are people in those countries "undereducated"? Especially when compared to our fellow Americans, who are generally the dumb-dumbs of the first world? Furthermore, as I understand it, those countries will be harder hit than the USA by global climate change. They'll probably change before we will!

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The changes won't be done voluntarily...and they can't be effected or paid for on an involuntary basis.
Why the hell not? On what possible basis can you be stating these absurd notions upon?