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  •  Why should we be happy... (0+ / 0-) learn of yet more "production" of earth destroying "heavy-duty vehicle equipment."

    Fucking job creationists would have you think this is a good idea. It is not. It will serve only to accelerate climatepocalypse ensuring that your g-g-great grandkids will probably never exist.

    Nuclear Reactor = Dirty Bomb

    by olo on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:45:31 AM PST

    •  So what are you doing to reduce the production? (2+ / 0-)
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      virginislandsguy, rosarugosa

      Okay - so you're using a computer or some other device to connect to the interenet...metals involved in the building of that.

      It's using power - which I'm going to assume is from the grid, and not from renewables - so good odds that it's from coal power.  If you are using renewables, what's your provider using to power their servers?

      I'm guessing that you're a regular user of the global supply chain for consumer goods - from clothes to food.  What raw materials are used to build the machinery and vehicles to bring your goods to market?

      Nice of you to come in and disrupt the thread (I was quite tempted to find a new recipe for you), but I am quite certain that your lifestyle demands lead to heavy-duty vehicle equipment needs globally.  

      Should we find other ways to move forward with this to reduce our footprint on the planet? Absolutely!  But to pan Obama for visiting a Rust Belt manufacturer and pan Daimler for their vehicle production is myopic, and even hypocritical especially if you're doing nothing to reduce the heavy-duty vehicle demand.

      "now this is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." W. Churchill

      by Thor Heyerdahl on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:25:04 AM PST

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