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  •  It happened in British Columbia (2+ / 0-)
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    Erin in Flagstaff, dotcommodity

    in a very beautiful tourist town. British Columbia has a lot of the worlds water, so if it can happen there it can happen most anyplace.

    Visitors scramble as water shortage shuts Tofino businesses
    Last Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 | 9:13 AM PT
    CBC News

    Oh that we had the gift to see ourselves as others see us. Robbie Burns

    by ohcanada on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 09:39:05 PM PDT

    •  you know the one thing I would think Republicans (6+ / 0-)

      would understand is a severely impacted tourism industry like that. Tomorrow the CEO of Tesla is going to be at another environment/energy hearing, and I can almost hardly bear to listen again to the Republicans bring up the same old stuff. ChinaNindia can polute, why can't I...etc. (Bingamans comittee)

      ...I believe in a world renewably powered with clean energy: economically, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed...

      by dotcommodity on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 09:48:15 PM PDT

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      •  and that's why... (3+ / 0-)
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        A Siegel, bigchin, dotcommodity

        Tesla Motors sold out their entire production run so far, and  the Big Three US automakers are all teetering on the brink of going under.  And it's not an issue of a small manufacturer making a limited number of cars vs. huge companies making millions of cars per year.  It's about people recognizing the value of more efficient vehicles and demanding them, while Detroit bounces up & down on its collective thumb and offers more and bigger gas guzzlers at steeper and steeper discounts just to move the damn things off the lot.  

        Sometmes I think it would be more humane to let 'em die this time, and let a new domestic auto industry rise from the ashes.  

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