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  •  Politics are not reality based (2+ / 0-)
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    the fan man, mightymouse

    they're utopian based.

    If you do hear the word "climate" it will be that President Obama will be lowering the mean temperature over the next few months (fall into winter....) against strong opposition from the Republicans and that we should all be thankful that the President had the courage to do so.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 06:25:41 AM PDT

    •  You made me smile, but it's true. See how (1+ / 0-)
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      Romney framed climate with his "joke".

      Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. -Martin Luther

      by the fan man on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 06:31:42 AM PDT

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      •  As far as I can to so far, this is on speaker (2+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse, memiller

        responding to the "climate" issue: Tom Steyer. The speech is geared towards the economic advantages to an advanced energy economy, but it's also in response to the threat of climate change.

        Steyer, a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 2004 and 2008, is dedicated to efforts to restore trust in government, while equipping our nation's public and private sectors to lead in what he calls the "Advanced Energy Economy." He is championing Proposition 39, a California ballot measure seeking to close a tax loophole for out-of-state corporations and create jobs in California.

        This year's convention theme focuses on the economy, and Steyer will speak about the enormous economic opportunities provided by a thriving Advanced Energy Economy. Steyer's remarks will be made available immediately after he speaks.

        Steyer is the founder and co-managing partner of Farallon Capital Management, one of the country's most successful investment firms. Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, joined Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates and other high-wealth Americans in the "Giving Pledge," a promise to donate the majority of their wealth to charitable and nonprofit activities during their lifetimes. Steyer has created a number of highly influential nonprofits including Advanced Energy Economy and the Center for the Next Generation.

        Vote Tea Party Taliban! Bring the Burqa to America.

        by Pescadero Bill on Wed Sep 05, 2012 at 07:11:54 AM PDT

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