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  •  Sadly, climate change is an.................... (4+ / 0-)

    issue that will not garner may votes for BHO; at least through emphasis in direct campaign advertising. Very few are yet to pay attention or are more concerned with more immediate problems. Money can be better spent on other issues such as Medicare, Social Security, Obamacare and the improving economy.

    BHO and the Dems will, however, begin to pick up some votes due to climate change. There are folks beginning to pay attention to the heat, drought conditions and severe weather. They are beginning to realize that the Rethugs and Kochs  are denying the obvious in a raw quest for power.  The issue will provide the "tipping point" for some.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 07:36:44 AM PDT

    •  Too big a concept for many minds to grasp it seems (5+ / 0-)

      I once read a small book called Parkinson's Law, which discussed some effects of the human mind on behavior.  One example was that a board meeting to approve two items, the price per cup of coffee brewed in a community pot in the office, and a 7-million dollar addition to the company HQ would result in 30 minutes being spent on coffee, and a fraction fo that on the building contract.

      The sane question here is how satisfying would it be to have a nice little banking or real estate job in a Mad Max post-apocolyptic world?  

      •  that is a great example ... the big thing is scary (3+ / 0-)
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        tapu dali, Quicklund, cazcee

        so we talk about something else.

        to procrastinate is human ... if we ignore the giant problem, maybe things will take of themselves, and we didn't have to upset anyone.

        unfortunately today's problem will not take care of itself.

        that sounds like a board I was on once.

        An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

        by mightymouse on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 08:57:35 AM PDT

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