Palin, McCain Disagree on Causes of Global Warming

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/22/AR2008092202894.html?hpid=topnews
     
  2. Major B

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    A growing numbers of scientists are (1) admitting that we are getting warmer, (2) But attribute most of that warming to natural cycles of the sun.

    Dr. Fred Singer, one off the pioneers of all things green, Professor Emeritus at Virginia AND George Mason, has written a great book named
    "Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years." He said that it is pretty arrogant for us to think we can change Earth's climate by what we do. He does give some credit for pollution having a hand, but it is infintesimal.
     
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    From your article...
    "Although Palin established a sub-cabinet to deal with climate change issues a year ago, she has focused on how to adapt to global warming rather than how to combat it, and she has publicly questioned scientists' near-consensus that human activity plays a role in the rising temperatures. "

    I agree with this approach. Even if global warming is the result of human activities (which I don't happen to believe) the U.S. is never going to get China or India or the other real polluters to do anything to change their ways. We could cut our emissions to zero and it still would not be enough to make a difference if the rest of the world goes on polluting.

    It seems to be much more practical to be adapting to the changing climate which I don't believe that we can influence anyway.

    Also form your article...
    "She fought the administration's listing of polar bears as threatened with extinction because of shrinking sea ice. "

    Polar bears have been increasing in number. Putting them on the extinction list is purely political. It i a move to further limit our abilities to harvest our own oil resources.


    So now you have my thoughts on your article...

    But I have no idea why you bothered to post it.
     
  4. Pastor Larry

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    Because it was anti-Palin, and it took no thought to post someone else's work.
     
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    You are far too suspicious. I did not see it as an anti or pro article, simple information.
     
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    Clinking on your profile and then following the link to a list of the threads which you started makes your answer laughable.

    I challenge you to find two threads which you started that are either negative towards Obama or positive towards McCain.
     
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    And do you challenge others who have nothing positive to say about Obama or Biden?

    As I have told others, it seems that both sides should be represented here. I'd switch to the other side if suddenly the situation were reversed. McCain and Palin do not walk on water ... neither does Obama and Biden. We need to examine both sides carefully. This is an extremely important election. I was leaning toward McCain, but his choice of Palin changed that ... not because she is a woman ... but because after reading as much as I can find about her I have come to believe she would bring disaster to American if she became president. McCain is 72, there is a fairly high probability that if he wins the election that Palin would become president. That, to me, is a very frightening possibility.

    No, I am not happy with Obama and Biden ... I am going to vote for the two that I believe will do the least damage while in office. There are those of us who are not married to one party or the other, but put the welfare of the country above any party.
     
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    I am earnestly searching to find something positive about Obama/biden, but so far I havent come up with anything. Oh, except that at least they are not Clintons...that would be worse
    :laugh:

    AJ
     
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    And yet you are comfortable with Obama and Biden? What in the world are you thinking? I think all of them are disasters, but there is a lesser disaster and a greater one. Obama and Biden are, without question, a far greater danger.
     
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    First off I love the fact that Palin has a sensible approach to global warming. I do wish that McCain agreed with her but I think we will have to put up with his misguided views until 2012. At least real science will have a voice in his administration.

    As far as Crabtownboy’s postings, I think to be fair he has said a lot of positive things about McCain and Palin. This thread is negative against McCain but positive for Palin. His thread on Social Security highlights that McCain has a solution to save social security while Obama continues its march to failure. His thread on Todd Palin I thought was an awesome pro Palin thread, who would not want this guy as the president’s spouse.

    I thought his thread on the blackberry really highlighted how much better private enterprise is than government at creating innovation. That was really a positive thread for McCain and his history over Obama’s.

    Of course Crabtownboy may not have intended these threads to be positive for McCain and Palin, but the truth has a way of working its way out.
     
  11. Crabtownboy

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    You must not have read my entire post. I said that I am not happy with any of the four candidates. Using your term, disasters, I am trying to determine which pair will bring the least disaster to us. At the moment that is Obama and Biden. That could change before electionday, depends on what happens. How about you? Are you open to changing your mind?

    Thanks for the kind words. Most of my posts are posted simply to give information ... usually information I know arch Republicans would never post. Whether they are positive or negative are in the eye of the reader.
     
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    Uh huh.....
     

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