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Thank you, Jim Kelly, for a voice of reason. First of all, for Mark and others who were saying I advocate an economic destruction of America, I ask you how the heck do you even know what I advocate? I just asked people to watch "Chasing Ice". I followed up by asking people to google "Scientists and Climate Change Causes". If you did, you found many, many sites from all kinds of places showing mankind does have a hand in our climate. And for Mark's comments about mans' affect on climate centuries ago, shows a lack of understanding, I guess, of the industrial revolution's effect when we started belching smoke and carcinogens into to the air as opposed to the agrarian life man had been in for centuries. And lastly, comparing the ignorance of mankind back
when it thought the earth flat and the center of the universe with the technology today that can measure our harm of the atmosphere is somewhat mind boggling. And what can America do to help? What the generations of 20 and 30 somethings are doing. They are much better at thinking and acting green than we did at their ages. If you don't believe man has any effect on the climate, so be it. If you look at the congressmen who are deniers, you'll see an amazing coincidence of huge oil money backing. So all I ask is just please stay out of the way for the people who believe and are willing to do their part. It can't hurt.
To Mark: what do we do? Our part. I'm not advocating anything that will bring down the economy. Being greener has nothing to do with economic apocalypse. There are radicals on both sides of this, and all, issues. The ideal is to work towards a reasonable and sane middle ground. We can't control what others do but we can control our part of the fix. To not even try is not being responsible. Recycle, reuse, rejoice.
Google "Scientists and climate change causes" and read the different sites. There are several.
McConnell can't understand concern from Monger and others about protecting potential public health problems from oil and gas drilling? Well, he could ask Gulf Coast folks about BP, thousands of folks involved in the original Keystone pipeline project, or just about anyone where drilling is taking place. McConnell's head is apparently stuck in an oil company's drill rig.
I had the priviledge of working with Kevin and his wife when they were building their home and they were great to work with. I don't know exactly what Kevin wrote, but I have a thought about the situation. While working with them, 9/11 happened and Kevin was on a plane the next day. I don't know how many of his "brothers" he lost but it was many. The closest I can imagine to firemen are soldiers in combat. There a very few jobs where your life and your coworkers' are on the line, possibly everytime the phone rings. And when your buddies die in the numbers they did that day, we civilians cannot comprehend. And it never leaves you, I'm sure. So, I imagine Kevin has a different connection to his past job other than a "supply and demand" reference. As far as we know, every time he hears a fire alarm, he might revisit the tragedy. I personally, will cut him a great amount of slack.
If Kris ever becomes unemployed, I'd suggest he becomes a mailman.
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