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  •  Can't do anything about the past. (3+ / 0-)

    I tried to get people into action on this back in 77 but it flopped.  Pres. Carter tried and got chastised with his "Crisis of Confidence" speech.  But if and when this country ever gets serious about tackling this problem how we do things can change very quickly.  Look at our country's reaction and response in WWII as an example.  There are plenty of baked in consequences we'll experience because of our past inaction but it ain't over until fat lady sings.  You can spout the bend over slowly while kissing your ass goodbye mantra but I'll be damned if I will.  Go ahead and build your windmills.  I'm going to change things.

    If we really want to straighten out all this crap we really need to think about shit - Holy Shit.

    by John Crapper on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:40:36 AM PST

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    •  We have to treat this crisis the way... (2+ / 0-)
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      John Crapper, CA wildwoman

      ...we treated World War II. They didn't make civilian automobiles for three years. They rationed gasoline and sugar and rubber and bicycles and stoves and meat and fish and butter. They drafted 11 million men. They took women out of their homes and put them to work in factories and offices in the millions. They retooled huge swaths of the economy. They controlled profits and wages.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 04:22:20 PM PST

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