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  •  I wonder at what that really means though. (6+ / 0-)

    People can say that they support such priorities but look at what happens when gasoline goes up a few pennies. Are these people going out and insulating their homes or putting solar panels on their roofs? They seem to be forsaking their SUV's to some extent; that's something, I guess. But overall, Americans expect to get their energy cheap and they don't seem too concerned that most of it comes from fossil fuels.

    So I wonder whether these numbers really reflect sentiment rather than commitment. Would Obama be re-elected if he proposed a carbon tax? I think not. People want positive change often just as long as everything can stay the same.

    The universe may have a meaning and a purpose, but it may just specifically not include you.

    by Anne Elk on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:42:06 AM PDT

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    •  AnneE - I agree (2+ / 0-)
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      The first energy priority of Americans is that they would like it to be cheaper so they could use more. It would be great if it was greener, but the first priority is cheaper.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 09:24:51 AM PDT

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    •  Sort of like my dad the environmentalist (1+ / 0-)
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      Subscribes to Sierra Club and Audubon, constantly talks about how important the environment is, but then drives around a humongous Suburban and keeps a humongous salt water aquarium that uses enough electricity to power a small town.  

      Being in favor of the environment is sort of like being a Christian.  Christians lie, cheat, steal, and love war just as much as non-Christians, but they do it very piously and with a bit of guilt afterwards.  

      "When I was an alien, cultures weren't opinions" ~ Kurt Cobain, Territorial Pissings

      by Subterranean on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 01:10:06 PM PDT

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