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  •  playing golf a better strategy than getting (2+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, FishOutofWater


    Who you want to talk to, someone screaming in your face or that nice guy who doen't contribute much to politics but is in the industry?

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:31:08 AM PST

    •  I would be happy to play golf with the Pres (16+ / 0-)

      but I can't afford the price of admission.

      People scream when they aren't being heard.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 11:52:41 AM PST

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      •  well, from your article you linked, which I (0+ / 0-)

        actually read, this guy Carrol donated 2300 in 08 but no mention of 12, and a total of 5K plus change since 07 if I'm remembering correctly.

        That's not a lot of money, and he maybe hasn't contributed anything to Obama in more than 4 years. Anything Obama does has to pretty much be done with industry, the legislature is helpless.

        And the XL was a done deal about a year or more ago, don't know where DK has been but it was obvious to me. It's like deciding to buy from Venezuela instead of Nigeria, or shutting down the N slope because it gets sold to Japan. No wonder we've been losing on environmental issues of late.

        How big is your personal carbon footprint?

        by ban nock on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 03:17:01 PM PST

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        •  A done deal, HOW, exactly? (2+ / 0-)
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          Please do read my reply to the OP, btw. You will be enlightened......

          And, btw, we've been losing on environmental issues, not because of supposed denial or anything, but frankly, part of the problem is that we've been too lenient in allowing extreme pessimism and even the occasional fearmongering(unintentional or otherwise) to go mostly unchecked; how in the hell are people going to wake up when you've got people saying that Keystone XL will throw us into "Venus Syndrome"(thank Jim Hansen for that one), or that we're at risk of extinction or that civilization will inevitably collapse? None of these things are true, of course, but too many people on our side still buy into this and not enough fact-checking is being done.

          I realize this will not be popular with some but it is indeed part of the truth of the matter.

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      Don midwest, corvo, FishOutofWater

      so he should go golfing with the head of BrightSource and SunEdison instead.  These guys are going to fight progress tooth and nail

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:08:19 PM PST

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    •  It takes $millions$ more than being nice (3+ / 0-)
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      Don midwest, aliasalias, corvo

      There are very few Dem voters who can afford the high price required to talk to Obama.

      We're just peons, you know, not billionaires.

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 01:45:43 PM PST

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