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  •  If We Were To Hire The Major Military Contractors (4+ / 0-)

    for the same amounts of money they're being paid now, order all their military work to cease immediately, and to begin working on alternative energy, carbon sequestration and climate change symptom remediation, these contractor would:

    1) Still be engaged on a mission that has no foreseeable end;
    2) Have a mission which badly needs their expertise at hyping threats in order to maximize public spending on them;
    3) Acquire for the first time a mission which is in fact defensive, in fact protecting the country, and benefitting both the US and civilization.

    That's a way, keeping our present system, keeping all our present vices and corruptions, that you could successfully create the climate of fear that humanity desperately needs in order for the civilization we've inherited to survive and change gracefully as we pass through the waste capacity bottleneck.

    We take history's all-time champion creators of the climate of fear, assure them of their continued indefinite economic security and comfort, and retask them to the only important defensive mission on earth.

    I'm not saying we'll do it, just that it's the only solution I've heard anyone offer that doesn't require the system to do anything different that involves money or the corruption of money.

    We won't do it because, of course, those military contractors are not presently in the climate remediation business, and so they would waste taxpayer dollars getting up to speed.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 03:48:04 PM PDT

    •  DoD is actually on this (2+ / 0-)
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      don mikulecky, zitherhamster

      For years it has produced the best analysis in the world of the threats we face, starting with the facts of warming, rising acid seas, and ice melting from the poles to tropical high-mountain glaciers, and proceeding to environmental devastation, the submerging of coastlines and countries, to famine, huge population displacements, and major war.

      Nobody complains that DoD is fearmongering. The deniers just ignore the reports.

      They are even spending money on the problem, trying to convert their own operations to renewable power so that they cannot be left high and dry if war cuts off our access to imported oil.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 07:25:49 PM PDT

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