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  •  The Cheney Doctrine? If there's a 1% chance (1+ / 0-)
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    of a threat to the US, attack it.
    If you start by saying you agree with Dick Cheney, you've disarmed most deniers before you say, "well there far more than a 1% chance that global warming is already threatening the US, we must act now". "I mean, you love the US, don't you?"

    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 Nov 28, 2012 at 05:16:25 AM PST

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    •  thanks for that more refined elucidation (1+ / 0-)
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      •  It works. I've gone through too many (0+ / 0-)

        conversations with deniers pulling all the stops and whistles: "the planet's been warming and cooling for eons, we weren't around", "yeah", I reply "forest fires have been around forever, you mean we can't start a forest fire? Good, I'll start throwing my butts out the car window"...Round and round until you get to: "I'm not giving up anything until it's absolutely certain". Then introduce them to Mr. Cheney.

        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 Nov 28, 2012 at 09:05:25 AM PST

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