The world will be fine, no problem; just the little problem as Jon Stewart said, the earth will be fine, it will get through global warming, it's people that will have the problem.
Statements like this will certainly doom people. Bush just doesn't get it. He's now making it worse. His solution is not to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions but to be less dependent on foreign oil. Drill the ANWR, more offshore drilling. That's the how to address the impending global warming catastrophe.
If you haven't seen the short video "We Call It Life" you'll be amazed. It's not a spoof. It's real.
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"I have said consistently," answered Bush, "that global warming is a serious problem. There's a debate over whether it's manmade or naturally caused. We ought to get beyond that debate and start implementing the technologies necessary … to be good stewards of the environment, become less dependent on foreign sources of oil…" (abc news via The Huffington Post)
I was reading through some links today on the web and came across this interview with Richard Dawkins on Salon from April 2005. What he says is absolutely true and demonstrated every single day as more and more people die.
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Bush and bin Laden are really on the same side: the side of faith and violence against the side of reason and discussion. Both have implacable faith that they are right and the other is evil. Each believes that when he dies he is going to heaven. Each believes that if he could kill the other, his path to paradise in the next world would be even swifter. The delusional "next world" is welcome to both of them. This world would be a much better place without either of them.. . .(link Salon)
Whether one thinks the Iraq war is great or knows it's abhorrent, barbaric and provides a perfect reason for 99% of the world to hate and fear the United States, this gesture forces all to acknowledge the cost in lives and families. BushCo has continued to suppress and distort information about the cost in lives of US service personnel killed and wounded as well as completely ignore the cost in Iraqi lives.
City facilities will lower flags for fallen GIs
Express-News Staff Writer
Flags on city property will fly at half-staff today for the funeral of Army Sgt. Roger P. Peña Jr., marking the start of a new municipal policy for honoring the city's war dead. . . .(link MySA.com - San Antonio Texas)
No parades and flowers?
by Cenk Uygur
The LA Times ran a story this weekend that calculated the number of violent deaths in Iraq since the US invasion. The conservative estimate based on morgue counts was over 50,000 dead.
This number did not include deaths in the Kurdish area, deaths anywhere outside of Baghdad in the first year after the invasion, any non-violent deaths related to the war and it significantly underestimated deaths in the Anbar province, which is the Sunni stronghold where a lot of the fighting has taken place. . . .(link The Huffington Post)
And a post from his own blog. We'll huff and we'll puff and we'll blow their house in. Yeah, right. He reminds everyone that, the Iraqis live in Iraq. They can wait a bit easier than the US can.
Stay the Course = Indefinite Occupation06/24/2006 06:55:49 PM EST
They say that we cannot ever have a timetable for withdrawal, which apparently would encourage the enemy to stay and fight (ignoring the fact that the "enemy" lives in Iraq and hence can wait us out no matter how long we stay). They are steadfast in refusing to outline any exit strategy. Therefore, it is indisputable that they are arguing for an indefinite occupation. . . .(link TheYoungTurks)
I got 10 out of 14 correct. It's very hard to tell who said what. The key thing that helped me was that Hitler writes better.
Did Adolf Hitler say it, or did Ann Coulter say it? How many can you get right? I got 9 out of 14 right. (link Dispatches From the Culture Wars)
Santorum claimed that WMD's had been found in Iraq. Well, yeah, rusty pre 1991 ones.
Santorum debunked over WMD's by FOX NEWS
Santorum showed up to do his thing with Peter Hoekstra on H&C and it took one phone call by Jim Angle of FOX News to debunk Santorum's WMD claims today. That's pretty embarrassing when the Dick Cheney network undermines him. Hannity was all excited and tried to say that WMD's were only "a part of the reason we went Iraq." (link Crooks&Liars)
Looks like a great film. Details and links to trailer on dKos.
The War Tapes
Thu Jun 22, 2006 at 04:24:01 AM PDT
In February 2004, director Deborah Scranton was offered the opportunity to embed as a filmmaker with the New Hampshire National Guard as they were getting ready to deploy to Iraq. The filmmaker had a groundbreaking vision, her idea was to give the soldiers the cameras and work with them over the internet to tell the story through their eyes.
The result is The War Tapes, called "the single best document you could see on the war." The film is centered on video shot by a number of guardsmen equipped with mini-cams and mics as they go about their dangerous duties. . . .(link dKos)
AT&T says your personal data belongs to them and they can do what they want with it. You agree by continuing to use their service. Hopefully you have a choice in your area and can switch carriers. But that probably won't help for long as others such as Verizon, Quest etc will probably follow suit. Maybe they should just change their name to USATelecom as in ChinaTelecom.
At least when I was in China my cell phone always worked.