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  •  The next revolution is dealing with a shattered (0+ / 0-)


    We spent the last 50 years listening to utopian bull and will now have to pay the price.

    And let's be sure of something, we are paying the price for all this dolittle imagination.

    Maybe over there in utopia you didn't notice that grain crops are failing all over the planet and that major weather disasters, each involving tens of billions of dollars of damage are striking with some regularity.

    They will get worse, but thank god we have the ectopia of 5000 "someday will be solar powered" Tesla electric cars to save the day for 5000 lucky millionaires and billionaires.

    Two billion people on this planet have never operated a flush toilet but, but...

    I'm sure that were I to read all about Grafton, MA and Donella Meadow and John Todd, all would be well.

    On the other hand, I might be reminded of the obliviousness involved of having a Christmas party with wine and pastries and a nice selection of imported cheeses in a famine relief tent.

    Are you trying to be oblivious, or is it just a habit?

    Heckuva job.

    •  If only the anti nukes , like you used to be , (0+ / 0-)

      didn't stand it the way of those

      Two billion people on this planet have never operated a flush toilet...
      getting their electricity from nukes !!!

      "Drop the name-calling." Meteor Blades 2/4/11

      by indycam on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 06:46:39 PM PST

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    •  Utopian Bull (3+ / 0-)
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      It seems that you have been peddling your own brand of utopian bull - nuclear power will save us all.  Given current energy usage and projections, that requires something like a new nuke every week from now to eternity, or so I've read.  Sounds utopian to me.

      You criticize me for writing about trying to grow all our food in the city and then criticize me for ignoring crop failures.  Damned if I do, damned if I don't.  Actually, I think you just want to criticize anyone who isn't 100% into your preferred utopian fantasy.

      From the way you write, I gather that you would be perfectly happy to see the Grafton canal remain contaminated with bunker oil because John Todd's solution doesn't meet with your approval.  John Todd, Allan Savory, and others are doing ground-breaking work in using ecological systems to clean the air, land and water while providing food and fiber for all on the planet.  Too bad you can't see that.

      Here are my solutions to climate change
      I'm sure you'll be happy to criticize them with all your usual self-righteous indignation.

      Solar is civil defense. Video of my small scale solar experiments at solarray.

      by gmoke on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:03:11 PM PST

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