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  •  Deniers are one thing. Unmoving "liberals" are (7+ / 0-)

    another, some would say more insidious (in that they know what's right and still refuse to move on it), problem.  Obama won't touch the issue any more than he will gun control, unless he's blah-blah-blahing it to death - scared shitless, as he is, of the fossil fuel industry, just as he is of the NRA.

    It was the impending extinction of the Bald Eagle, our national "symbol" that caused lawmakers to move as a unit and ban DDT all those decades ago.  Now Bald Eagles are back and proliferating.  Maybe rising tides in the Potomac estuary, threatening a softening of the soil under the foundation of the Washington Monument, will do the trick for climate change.  But this problem has huge orders of magnitude more inertia than the task of getting rid of a single particular poison did.  

    And anything Obama says between now and the election is just so much blather.  I wouldn't rely on a single promise he makes in the next few months.  We are now in the downhill mode, catastrophes compounding as our slide accelerates.  

    "The scourge of humanity," that's how our heritage is shaping up.

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 02:20:32 PM PDT

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    •  That's just proof our government is corrupt, (0+ / 0-)

      that is, when the President of the Unitied States is afraid of any given industry or racketeering "Association".

      Corrupt, pure and simple, and deadly.

      Romney - his fingernails have never been anything but manicured.

      by Pescadero Bill on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 07:49:48 PM PDT

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