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  •  It's a deliberate scorched-Earth policy (14+ / 0-)

    Sadly, I think many of the 0.1% wealthy conservatives have already decided that catastrophic climate change is unavoidable and they might as well ride the carbon tiger until there's no more money to be made. David Koch funds Nova. He knows he and his brother's efforts to sow climate change denial are pure nonsense.

    I used to joke that the rich must be planning on escaping the scorched Earth on Richard Branson's rocket ships to another planet. Maybe it's not such a far-fetched joke.

    The rich truly aren't like you and me -- I think the farsighted among them are counting on their money to insure locking up property in the highest latitudes and securing food supplies while most of the global population starves or drowns. In the meantime, military-level security is increasingly privatized.

    And in my darkest musings, I wonder if all the foot-dragging, climate-change-denying obstructionism is designed to insure the collapse of human populations to more survivable -- and manageable -- levels.

    Before Romney's "47%" video, I would have been hard put to imagine such casual callousness. Now, I wonder how these people sleep at night when they're making money off the destruction of our earthly Eden, even though it's hard to dispute the cold cost/benefit analysis.

    •  Turning The Cities Into Warsaw Ghettos (0+ / 0-)

      Notice they are dismantling the school systems so that it eventually it will become illegal for families to live in the cities if they are  less than middle class

      There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

      by bernardpliers on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 01:44:17 PM PDT

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