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  •  yes, unfortunately (4+ / 0-)

    that makes the whole thing even scarier, the insane tendency to double down by those in the bubble. I still have hope that Obama is smarter than that, but admit that I wouldn't put a wager on that any longer. If the government won't speak up, then we will just have to speak louder. It's an uphill battle, but I can't think of anything better...

    Ecology is the new Economy

    by citisven on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:19:33 PM PDT

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    •  citisven - to do anything big on a national scale (1+ / 0-)
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      will require bipartisan support. It's hard to think that the GOP will support anything to restrict the extraction of fossil fuels. In their view higher fossil fuel extraction could drive down short term energy costs, which has broad political appeal.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:38:20 PM PDT

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      •  You're assuming that it has to happen (3+ / 0-)

        only on a national scale. Or that we need the government to be the only entity restricting extraction. We're in for a fight over fracking here in CA. And there are already people blocking the KXL pipeline from being built. Even the parts already approved.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Mon May 06, 2013 at 04:51:11 PM PDT

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      •  First we need middle support. (0+ / 0-)

        I mean middle support to treat and escalate this as the full-blown crisis that it is.

        Once we have that, and the Left and the Middle stand together, arm-in-arm, in full numbers, we can overwhelm the Republicans.

        From here on out, no one can escape the havoc wrought by the unmitigated Class, Climate and Terror Wars.

        by Words In Action on Tue May 07, 2013 at 01:42:20 PM PDT

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